Jump to content

- - - - -

David Gettleman Cleaning House

Oct 09 2013 06:02 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
The sudden release of Armanti Edwards has Panthers fans scratching their heads. Not because they feel Armanti deserved a roster spot, mind you, but because of the timing. Armanti was released on a Tuesday after a game he was barely involved in and made no noticeable mistakes. On a list of players who were at fault for the loss to the Cardinals, Armanti would be near the bottom. Commence head scratching.

It is becoming clearer now that 2013 is a year for David Gettleman to clean house. Unproductive, often injured, or otherwise irrelevant players.... watch your back.

Jimmy Clausen, Jon Beason, Armanti Edwards, David Gettis. All players that have been Panthers mainstays for years, but have contributed little on the field. Marty Hurney would have held on to these players out of sentiment and the promise of one day contributing.

Apparently, David Gettleman is not the sentimental type.

The Armanti Edwards release was a shot across the bow of the Panthers roster. Improve, produce, or get gone... no matter how well you are liked personally. Panthers players have become relaxed in their position on the team. If I were you I would not be laughing on the sidelines during a loss, or you could be next.

Don't think for a moment that the coaching staff has not noticed as well. If Gettleman can release a panthers mainstay player with the flick of a pen, then he can do the same with a coach. After all, it is the coaches who have failed to develop their players into aggressive performers with a winning mentality.

What seems harsh to some is actually the mind set of winning franchises. I guess that's why we are not accustomed to it.

A cleaner, meaner Carolina Panthers franchise is in our future.

Απάντηση

97 Comments

:: before


Hope so.
Gettleman doesn't play by anyones rules.

Not even his own.

This offseason is going to be fun.  Gettleman is setting us nicely to be active in free agency.

This offseason is going to be fun.  Gettleman is setting us nicely to be active in free agency.

 

We aren't going to have any other choice.

 

Between our own FA, guys signed to 1 year deals, and the surprise cut or two, we will have a lot more spots to fill than we can get in the draft.

 

This team is going to look much different next year. Whether that is good or bad is the unanswered question.

So, the only real question is......

 

 

Manzeil, Clowney, or a trade?

 

Addition by subtraction is not gonna fill the stands.

I hope that's what he's doing because so far I haven't seen much to show me a pattern of his plan...
Wasted season. Said it before it started DG wasn't looking at 2013 but 2014...

Jerry forced him to endure RR but he wasn't going to help him.

He is getting rid of Hurney guys....what new GMs do. He will find his own guys to be painfully loyal to. For example, why he cut AE over Hixon. Hixon just as irrelevant at WR and sucks on ST.

We might finish the season with a 41 man roster

Wasted season. Said it before it started DG wasn't looking at 2013 but 2014...

Jerry forced him to endure RR but he wasn't going to help him.

He is getting rid of Hurney guys....what new GMs do. He will find his own guys to be painfully loyal to. For example, why he cut AE over Hixon. Hixon just as irrelevant at WR and sucks on ST.

 

 

Maybe because Hixon actually has caught a few TD's in the league?

Don't be so sure. Hixon is only here because we got 4 WRs left, and he's actually produced on the field (in the past). Tell me, how many receptions, yards and touchdowns did AE have compared to Hixon again? G-Man chose irrelevance over non-existence.
Am I the only one that is starting to miss Marty Hurney? For the first time in about 5 years, I believe that we have a team that can win but coaching is holding us back. Mark my word, Gettleman is wanting to see if Cam can be a pocket passer, which we all know he is not. Cam will be gone in 2 years b/c Gettleman feels that you must have a pocket passer to win in this league, he has said it before. Richardson should have hired a guy that wants to put a o-line and weapons around him. I really just don't buy what Gettleman is selling right now!!!!

Am I the only one that is starting to miss Marty Hurney?


Yep

I hate waiting for the offseason DURING the season.....

Am I the only one that is starting to miss Marty Hurney? For the first time in about 5 years, I believe that we have a team that can win but coaching is holding us back. Mark my word, Gettleman is wanting to see if Cam can be a pocket passer, which we all know he is not. Cam will be gone in 2 years b/c Gettleman feels that you must have a pocket passer to win in this league, he has said it before. Richardson should have hired a guy that wants to put a o-line and weapons around him. I really just don't buy what Gettleman is selling right now!!!!


He also said 'we have the quarterback already'

He also said 'we have the quarterback already'

 

 

But you forgot the last part.

 

 

Gettleman was asked whether Newton was the quarterback to build around.

After a pregnant, seven-second pause, Gettleman said; “Yes, he is. But now it's time to win.”

 

I hate waiting for the offseason DURING the first half of the season.....


FIFY

Maybe because Hixon actually has caught a few TD's in the league?


He isn't good. Legatron caught TD before too. He is hurting our return game and hasn't done diddly poo here....less than AE since camp.

He is here bc he is a DG guy. Simple

Am I the only one that is starting to miss Marty Hurney?

 

it was only a matter of time

 

this team couldn't unload adolf hitler without somebody coming along saying "hey dae remember that guy i miss that guy he would have done x in this scenario"

We certainly need a few changes. Personally I think that we need a coaching and offensive coordinator change but I understand that changing those mid season would tank the season. Yeah I know, it already seems tanked, but with the rest of our schedule, we can make the most of it, in a Panther end of season fashion ...

Am I the only one that is starting to miss Marty Hurney?



That's all I need to read from that post to know it sucks. Really? Marty? I suppose you are waiting on Gettleman to sign Hardy to a 6 year $78m deal and Munnerlyn to a 4 year $32m deal, then go into the Draft and get our next stud quarterback converted receiver. GTFO.

That crusty band-aid that Hurney kept slowly tugging at that was holding this roster together, Gettleman is about to grip it and rip it.  The initial pain will be intense but will fade quickly.  There will be much pissing and moaning about it until the big picture begins to come into focus.  This is the beginning of a rebirth for this franchise.  I am all too ready for it.

i really hope so. this team is too loose and too happy when game time comes. they need to be hungry and pissed. they've gotten complacent and comfortable, even when losing. they accept it as just something that happens and just shrug it off. they'd become good losers and that's the culture. i really hope gettleman is changing that culture and i think this may be part of it. if you aren't helping the team perform, you are likely going to be leaving the team. it doesn't matter how much you are liked, how great you are in practice, or how hard you try. results are all that matter. i think maybe hurney was too optimistic about his players and was too much of a buddy. i dont want them to see gettleman as an enemy, but i do want them always looking over their shoulder and never comfortable with where they are or how they're doing.

He isn't good. Legatron caught TD before too. He is hurting our return game and hasn't done diddly poo here....less than AE since camp.

He is here bc he is a DG guy. Simple

No one is saying he's good but just explaining why he is being kept over Edwards. He's had a pair of decent seasons in NYG as a third or fourth option which is more then can be said for Armanti.

Am I the only one that is starting to miss Marty Hurney? For the first time in about 5 years, I believe that we have a team that can win but coaching is holding us back. Mark my word, Gettleman is wanting to see if Cam can be a pocket passer, which we all know he is not. Cam will be gone in 2 years b/c Gettleman feels that you must have a pocket passer to win in this league, he has said it before. Richardson should have hired a guy that wants to put a o-line and weapons around him. I really just don't buy what Gettleman is selling right now!!!!

 

 

I think that Cam can become a good pocket passer.  But if he can't, then we should prepare to draft another qb, because while running ability helps, passing from the pocket is still what creates consistent winners.   

Did someone say Manziel in this thread as if he would be an elite NFL player?

I wish I could ban.