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Ted Ginn joins the Panthers on a one-year deal

Mar 21 2013 04:06 PM Cam2Ligit2Quit Carolina Panthers
Former 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, ESPN reported Thursday, ending his three-year tenure in San Francisco.
Ginn had only two receptions in 2012 and ceded his kickoff-return duties to rookie LaMichael James late in the regular season, but he remained effective as a punt returner. He was 11th in the NFL in punt-return average (11.2 yards) after ranking fourth and third, respectively, the previous two seasons.
In the Super Bowl, Ginn's 32-yard third-quarter punt return set up a 20-yard touchdown drive in the midst of San Francisco's second-half rally.


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I'm excited for the signing. At the very least we know that we now have an amazing return man.

HAH! That is awesome. Can we get a thread title change, please?

changed title to what

In his best season:

56 catches
790 yards
14.1 yards/catch
7 plays of 20 or more yards
4 plays of 40 or more yards

WITH CLEO fuging LEMON throwing to him, guy has never had a true opportunity under a good QB

2 seasons with over 1200 yards in kick returns

4.3 40 yard dash

Dude is a PLAYMAKER. And Cam is the perfect strong armed QB to rewrite his career.


This is what everybody should be focusing on. We have addressed two needs in one signing. His speed alone will cause some huge problems for defenses.

It doesn't mean Super Bowl but it could mean a solid Slot or #2. If, BIG IF, Gettis comes back and plays the #2. The Panthers have all sorts of speed on the Field, throw in Olsen and you can't double everybody.

I think he will provide more of a threat then Murphy did.

And Keuchly will be covering TEs btw. That was his biggest strength when he was drafted.

Well in those I formations he will but he passing situations I believe they will relieve him of his duties. I definitely don't want Keuchly covering a tight end. The dude is smart but if it's not a double team, it will be the same scenario it has been the past recent years.

I think he will provide more of a threat then Murphy did.

That statement along, has me gasping for air. I love this pick up.

If were counting on him to be a weapon at receiver for us we have some serious issues, and fans are going to be fuming when he drops a crucial ball for us next year.


He'll be a strong returner. He'll contend with Gettis for the 4th WR spot.

That's what were looking at here guys.

this. i don't think we are signing him with the exception of being a real weapon at receiver. i think he will see time on the field as a WR, but only as a deep threat guy and probably not very often. but that is secondary to the real usefulness he has and that is as a return guy. he's the first real return threat we've had in years. of course blocking has to improve, but we've just had projects and rookies returning the ball and aside from one or two miracle returns against STs that were even worse than ours (and i'm looking at pilares) it's just been pathetic who we've asked to do the job.

i think we got an upgrade at ST coach...not rodgers, but dehaven who is the asst. ST coach for now. that guy knows how to put STs together. i suspect he'll have the job by the end of the year. it's a joke that he's got to be rodgers assistant but whatever....point is that we've got better coaching and a better returner. blocking should be better. results should be better.

And who's the phantom #3 receiver you've got in mind?

another FA or an early draft pick. the #3 isn't on the roster right now.

now give me denario alexander


Talk about a coup
Are people not tired of waiting for stupid unrealistic crap that isn't going to happen?

"Imagine what Proehl can do with him!!!"

What is our first year WR coach going to do with a guy who had one two catches for one yard last year? Has he never had a position coach before?

I like Ricky as much as the next guy but he isn't king midas. There's only so much you can do with poo-poo.

What's wrong with Ginn being signed to simply be a great returner? Why are people so resistant to the idea of adding legitimate talent at the receiver position like every other team instead of this lunatical idea that this is year he finally "gets it" or "maybe this late round pick is a gem."

The Carolina Panthers of the past decade are the only team who built their roster on dreams and fantasies. It's time to be serious.
Hell I'll chip in some of my own money if it means we sign Danario Alexander.

Well in those I formations he will but he passing situations I believe they will relieve him of his duties. I definitely don't want Keuchly covering a tight end. The dude is smart but if it's not a double team, it will be the same scenario it has been the past recent years.


They might also move Thomas Davis to his old SLB position where he was good at covering TEs. I'm not sure if he can still do that though, depends on training camp.

Talk about a coup


24 years old with 5 knee surgeries..
Well, a good QB makes all the difference in the world and fitting what a team does.

Pair Steve Smith with Clausen and you would be lucky to see 500 yards and 1 TD from Smith.

Pair Syndey Rice with Brett Favre and magically he is a huge playmaker after doing diddly poo prior

Problem is you need blocking to get those numbers.


Agreed.
Now go sign Boothe god dammit!

this. i don't think we are signing him with the exception of being a real weapon at receiver. i think he will see time on the field as a WR, but only as a deep threat guy and probably not very often. but that is secondary to the real usefulness he has and that is as a return guy. he's the first real return threat we've had in years. of course blocking has to improve, but we've just had projects and rookies returning the ball and aside from one or two miracle returns against STs that were even worse than ours (and i'm looking at pilares) it's just been pathetic who we've asked to do the job.

i think we got an upgrade at ST coach...not rodgers, but dehaven who is the asst. ST coach for now. that guy knows how to put STs together. i suspect he'll have the job by the end of the year. it's a joke that he's got to be rodgers assistant but whatever....point is that we've got better coaching and a better returner. blocking should be better. results should be better.
another FA or an early draft pick. the #3 isn't on the roster right now.


I am not in total agreement with you. He wanted to go to a team with the opportunity to play WR. I think the slot/#3 position will be his to lose. I think Rivera and Shula will give him every opportunity to be that 3rd WR we need.

24 years old with 5 knee surgeries..


He'll fit right in!
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Well, a good QB makes all the difference in the world and fitting what a team does.

Pair Steve Smith with Clausen and you would be lucky to see 500 yards and 1 TD from Smith.

Pair Syndey Rice with Brett Favre and magically he is a huge playmaker after doing diddly poo prior


This

now give me denario alexander

that would be AWESOME.

I am not in total agreement with you. He wanted to go to a team with the opportunity to play WR. I think the slot/#3 position will be his to lose. I think Rivera and Shula will give him every opportunity to be that 3rd WR we need.

well when you look at the scrubs we have after smitty i think that it wouldn't be hard to not be in the running for at least the #3 job. i just don't think that ginn is the last pickup we make this offseason. i suspect we'll bring in one or two more that are more likely to nab the #3 job over ginn.

the opportunity will be there for sure, but the competition will be different by training camp.
I wanted Ted Ginn last year, so I feel like this signing is way too late. Had we signed him last year, we wouldn't have drafted Joe Adams and simply would have drafted Frank Alexander with our original 4th round pick, meaning we would have had a third round pick this year. So that was just terrible management last year, of course we still had Hurney working his magic.

So, I have mix feeling about signing him now, because of Joe Adams.

24 years old with 5 knee surgeries..

low risk/high reward.

i'll play that game all day. that's exactly the type moves the panthers need to make if they want to make an impact early.

I wanted Ted Ginn last year, so I feel like this signing is way too late. Had we signed him last year, we wouldn't have drafted Joe Adams and simply would have drafted Frank Alexander with our original 4th round pick, meaning we would have had a third round pick this year. So that was just terrible management last year, of course we still had Hurney working his magic.

So, I have mix feeling about signing him now, because of Joe Adams.

more/better competition for the return job. how could that be a bad thing?
Alright Mr. Gettleman....What else do you have under your sleeves...

more/better competition for the return job. how could that be a bad thing?


Not saying it's a bad move, I'm just mad they didn't sign him last year.