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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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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 08:05 PM

Panthers have a need at KR/PR. Check.
Panthers have a need for speed at WR in a Coryell offense. Check

I dont' know if he can be a decent or good WR for us but I bet he's does and that's why he signed with us. A one year deal on a team that has a need at WR says it all. Otherwise he probably could have gotten a better deal somewhere else if he was just looking for KR duties.

Worse case, we got a really good KR/PR.
Best case, we got a really good KR/PR and someone with elite speed to stretch the field. With his speed and Cam's arm if all he can do is run a Go route it's a plus in my book.


Yeah I'm happy with the KR/PR stuff. I don't expect anything from him as a WR.

Unless there is some off the field poo between The FO and Gettis or he can't come back from this injury. Gettis is cheap to keep and has the ability to add more size and speed then any WR on this roster. He definitely wouldn't be at the top of my list of must get rid of player .


I think he's actually got more going against him than even Armanti Edwards at this point. He's in Rivera's dog house. The last time he had significant playing time John Fox was head coach, and we have a new GM with zero ties. What about that situation says guaranteed roster spot this year?
I just looked at his receiving stats and ugh... Am I missing something? Return stats look great.
David Gettis couldn't beat out Louis Murphy....we can't live in 2010 forever for the kid

Dude??? Just Google him.


lol former Cardinal, that's right. Well he's huge, 6'6 325 Unfortunately he sucks.

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Tell me how the argument is invalid other than "he cant catch the ball!".
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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 08:25 PM

I think he's actually got more going against him than even Armanti Edwards at this point. He's in Rivera's dog house. The last time he had significant playing time John Fox was head coach, and we have a new GM with zero ties. What about that situation says guaranteed roster spot this year?


1. Let me make this statement. fug Rivera's doghouse. It's the strangest poo ever. How players get on it is a mystery and if he let's his doghouse get in the way of putting a talented player on the field. Then he won't be the coach for long.

2. Gettis has a few things going for him.

He's cheap.

He's young.

He has more upside then any WR on this roster.

Last not only is he a deep threat with track speed. He is a big target in the Red zone.

Something Gettlemen mention he wanted.
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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 08:29 PM

David Gettis couldn't beat out Louis Murphy....we can't live in 2010 forever for the kid


I don't know if that's true.

1. He could have still not been right from his injury.

2. This coaching staff has shown that they don't always make correct judgement with the Depth chart.
Example: Leaguedoodoo starting over Lafell most of last year.

Tell me how the argument is invalid other than "he cant catch the ball!".


Hey you're the one who made the statement. Elaborate on how you think he will suddenly become a #2.

1. Let me make this statement. fug Rivera's doghouse. It's the strangest poo ever. How players get on it is a mystery and if he let's his doghouse get in the way of putting a talented player on the field. Then he won't be the coach for long.

2. Gettis has a few things going for him.

He's cheap.

He's young.

He has more upside then any WR on this roster.

Last not only is he a deep threat with track speed. He is a big target in the Red zone.

Something Gettlemen mention he wanted.


Are you implying he is out to get him? Only one other guy was in his dog house, Joe Fumbles Adams.

If that's all he has going for him then he's going to have his work cut out for him in competing for a roster spot here. There are quite a few other young, quick, tall, and cheap WR's out there who have actually had real playing time in the last few years.

1. Let me make this statement. fug Rivera's doghouse. It's the strangest poo ever. How players get on it is a mystery and if he let's his doghouse get in the way of putting a talented player on the field. Then he won't be the coach for long.

2. Gettis has a few things going for him.

He's cheap.

He's young.

He has more upside then any WR on this roster.

Last not only is he a deep threat with track speed. He is a big target in the Red zone.

Something Gettleman mention he wanted.










Gettleman did say he liked big guys. <Cue the Chirs McClain jokes>
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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 08:50 PM

lol former Cardinal, that's right. Well he's huge, 6'6 325 Unfortunately he sucks.


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Alan Branch is sort of a jack-of-all-trades defensive tackle. He has no glaring weaknesses and is at his best when stopping the run.


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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 08:57 PM

Hey you're the one who made the statement. Elaborate on how you think he will suddenly become a #2.



Are you implying he is out to get him? Only one other guy was in his dog house, Joe Fumbles Adams.

If that's all he has going for him then he's going to have his work cut out for him in competing for a roster spot here. There are quite a few other young, quick, tall, and cheap WR's out there who have actually had real playing time in the last few years.


Why didn't Naka ever hit the doghouse if fumbling gets you there. Given up game winning plays and missing tackels should get you there as well.

There is not another WR on this roster that is 6'3 has track speed and has actually had a full season of game exp. You tell me who you got?

They also have to cost the price of a 6th round pick.
Guys Gettis was not playing last year for a reason. We don't know why but somethng was going on. No coach is going to leave talent on the bench for personal reasons.
Rivera's inconsistency at what players get in his dog house and what players don't is part of the reason why I believe he will be fired midseason.

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Alan Branch is sort of a jack-of-all-trades defensive tackle. He has no glaring weaknesses and is at his best when stopping the run.


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This. I've been trying to figure out why we, or anybody for that matter, haven't shown more interest in him. I think he'd be the perfect fit for us at the 1-tech.

I'd like to see us bring in Richard Seymour on a 1-year deal as well if we can re-sign Dwan. Then grab a young DL in the 2nd, maybe Kawann Short or Brandon Williams.

I'm with you on the Boothe signing as well.
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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 09:13 PM

Guys Gettis was not playing last year for a reason. We don't know why but somethng was going on. No coach is going to leave talent on the bench for personal reasons.


I think it has more to do with coming back from the ACL and not being ready then anything else. He could have been cut by now but there is still time for that to happen. But if he makes it to TC I'm pretty sure he will make the team.
I'd prefer to keep Pilares another season.

Good move signing Ginn, if nothing else defenses will have to honor his speed, allowing him to stretch the field.
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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 09:15 PM

Rivera's inconsistency at what players get in his dog house and what players don't is part of the reason why I believe he will be fired midseason.


And that's why I said fug his doghouse. He really has to change that poo this year or be gone.

Why didn't Naka ever hit the doghouse if fumbling gets you there. Given up game winning plays and missing tackels should get you there as well.

There is not another WR on this roster that is 6'3 has track speed and has actually had a full season of game exp. You tell me who you got?

They also have to cost the price of a 6th round pick.


Psh, most of the defense would have been in the dog house going by that logic.

I think you might have just a tiny bit of bias in regards to Gettis lol. Oh yeah we totally wouldn't want to waste that 6th rounder from 2010 now would we. He's had a hell of a lot more chances than Terrell Mcclain for example ever got, who we drafted in the 3rd round in 2011 and casually cut only one year later.
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koolkatluke
Mar 21 2013 09:32 PM

Psh, most of the defense would have been in the dog house going by that logic.

I think you might have just a tiny bit of bias in regards to Gettis lol. Oh yeah we totally wouldn't want to waste that 6th rounder from 2010 now would we. He's had a hell of a lot more chances than Terrell Mcclain for example ever got, who we drafted in the 3rd round in 2011 and casually cut only one year later.


Yeah the rest of the defense has national writers saying this about them


Hiro Nakamura could stop time. Haruki Nakamura can't stop anyone. He has to be upgraded. The Panthers desperately need safety help.

Really?? He's been hurt for 2 years and played with Clausen but yeah he was given a chance.
And I still don't agree with the McClain move but there had to be something happening off the field for them to cut a 3rd round pick so quick. Again Gettis is still here for some reason. It would be simple to cut him but they haven't.

What are you talking about? Kuechly took on V-Jax and almost made a game changing play. It just so happened that Freeman made a perfect pass and all Luke could do is tackle Jackson and hope he'd drop the pass.

I think he did a fairly good job covering TEs this last season.

Are you serious, he had a safety over top mirroring Vincent the whole way. You would be nuts if you would put Luke on Vincent for 50 plays in one game. Luke would be so down on himself that it would take years to bounce back. One fluke play doesn't prove a point. I am not sold on his coverage skills especially with his slower speed.

Coming out of college, his coverage skills were questionable so for you to put your nickels on him covering Graham, Davis, Zach Miller, Gonzo, Clark, Grokowski, Hernandez and the rest of the boys that we play this year, you are looking to put him on the suicide watch program.

Are you serious, he had a safety over top mirroring Vincent the whole way. You would be nuts if you would put Luke on Vincent for 50 plays in one game. Luke would be so down on himself that it would take years to bounce back. One fluke play doesn't prove a point. I am not sold on his coverage skills especially with his slower speed.

Coming out of college, his coverage skills were questionable so for you to put your nickels on him covering Graham, Davis, Zach Miller, Gonzo, Clark, Grokowski, Hernandez and the rest of the boys that we play this year, you are looking to put him on the suicide watch program.


wtf are you smoking? His coverage skills out of college were one of his best assets.

Are you serious, he had a safety over top mirroring Vincent the whole way. You would be nuts if you would put Luke on Vincent for 50 plays in one game. Luke would be so down on himself that it would take years to bounce back. One fluke play doesn't prove a point. I am not sold on his coverage skills especially with his slower speed.

Coming out of college, his coverage skills were questionable so for you to put your nickels on him covering Graham, Davis, Zach Miller, Gonzo, Clark, Grokowski, Hernandez and the rest of the boys that we play this year, you are looking to put him on the suicide watch program.


Luke was considered the best cover LBer some scouts had ever seen coming out of college. His 40 time along with his other athletic numbers and testing was right on par with every other stud linebacker in this league. People questioned his athleticism and speed only until he got to the combine. After the combine, he proved to everyone that he was just as much a freak athletically for his size and cemented himself as a blue chip prospect.

Not sure where you get the idea about "his slower speed" and that coming out of college "his coverage skills were questionable." Everything I saw and read said the contrary.
I honestly think he wasn't in game shape or they didn't want to risk re-injuring him since our playoff hopes were quite dim 6 weeks in last year.

Jury is completely out and he needs to prove himself without a doubt, but he hasn't been cut simply because somebody in our office thinks he can help this team out.

Later Armanti. Take Jimmy with you, just don't let him outrun you.


Sounds good!

Ted, welcome to Carolina.
Now earn your paycheck. I'll require 2 Special teams Touchdowns and a top 5 return yard average.
I'll also need 40 catches for 600 yards and 5 TDs on offense.
Never give up on Cam on a busted play. Try to outrun his arm, go ahead and try.
Now get to work!!1!!1!1!!!!!!1!1`1`