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Everything posted by MHS831

  1. If he gets out of Cleveland,, which I doubt, he will sign with Baltimore McCoy is 31 fwiw
  2. But where are you going to get that 170 yards of production? (per season, not game, btw) Seriously, this was my first thought. My second thought? Rivera really likes Smith--the person.
  3. We have grossly underestimated Bradberry since he has been here.
  4. I still don't get how 40% of the country--with a mountain of facts on the table, still support this person. The reason for electing him? "He is a great businessman..." Um, one of the worst businessmen ever. He would not show his taxes--but Trump chumps supported him. They are running out of excuses to support him, but despite all of his actions that show he is a fraud and a liar--they don't care. They believe every word he and his parrots tell them. Unreal. It is called common sense and logic. If he won't show you his tax returns--don't assume they are OK and all is well. Judge him on the facts, not the spin--you are smarter than that, people. He will go down in history as a con man and you made it happen (that means, you were conned). Dumb asses.
  5. I fear that too. Scarlett and Holyfield might be an interesting tandem behind CMC. You know, Armah is a lucky dude. I rarely notice him on the field, and nobody ever questions his roster spot. I wonder....
  6. It is not hard to figure out what the offense is hoping to accomplish. If Rivera can keep his pecker soft around the vets long enough to make a logical decision, we could see Smith and / or Wright leaving. I did not see it, but we are suddenly possibly loaded at WR, and the speed is incredible. If Moore is Steve Smith light and Samuel is a weapon we have not seen since Steve Smith, Hogan and Wright could be competing for a possession WR role. The others? Special teams, salary should play a role. About free agent WRs--do not go by stats. At Minnesota, he had a decent to good QB and a terrible OL. Not much time to develop chemistry. We could have found a diamond in the rough.
  7. So you are saying that since Smith's average dropped because all he could run was shorter routes-because the QB could not throw the nines or sevens--Smith's bread and butter--you think that disproves his premise (that Smith's stats are not indicative of his ability because Cam could not throw the long ball)? Not sure that is logical. You are using the stats that the poster said to ignore last season because Cam was not able to get him the ball. You are saying, "Yeah, but look at his stats last year! You are wrong!" ??? Do I understand your point?
  8. That alone, yes, but not what I said. Here is the deal--what did we have to offer to move up to 21--a second and two thirds? I doubt he would have paid that--so he might have offered a second, third, and someone like Smith. $5m in salary is not dead salary weight for Smith--have you forgotten that he is a deep threat and our QB could not throw it 30 yards? He has some value, and you can always eat part of the contract. My point? We probably offered a second and third and it got rejected--until it didn't.
  9. I think he didn't have the chips to play with the big boys-maybe he dangled a player ? that nobody wanted--like Smith or Searcy? Long shot theory, but if we needed a starting left tackle, that is where the bidding began. You make a good point, however. Who knows?
  10. The market determined the price. Think about it--a LT sitting there in the early second is worth more than a G or LB--if they thought Little had a first round grade, then he was well worth it. Yes, we lost a third rounder for a potential franchise LT. All day long.
  11. To me it was a no brainer---you have to make it or you go through another season with a project or temp agency LT. Little is not perfect and he has some work ahead of him, but the alternative was not having a true LT.
  12. I agree--not only did you land 2 starters, you landed 2 starters at very key positions. In addition, we picked up Christian Miller, who could become a solid rotational player-- . of course, if Grier becomes ready to play by year 2 or 3, we could either use him or turn a comp third rounder into a first rounder in a trade.
  13. Dillard was there at 21...the Panthers knew Philly had a need. If we tried to move up to 21, the Panthers were even going after Dillard or wanted Little and Philly took the other tackle. Here is what I said three weeks ago: Report post Posted April 28 Haters of the trade up---Lemme explain as I did on another thread---Marty had no choice, to a degree, when Burns was available in the first. The underlying concept is this: We were NEEDS shopping--we HAD to have a starting LT in this draft. Where else are you getting one? (Please, Moton fans--not now. We have been over that many times--no signs that they like him at LT--even if you disagree) Here is what we knew before the draft: Proven Left Tackles who can start as Rookies: (throw out Risner, Ford, McGary, Edwards, and Taylor--Right tackles, centers or guards by most opinions) J. Williams (top 15 player--not an option) A. Dillard (first rounder--not an option) T. Howard (third round grade; doubtful he is ready to start, but he was taken after Dillard was picked in the first round---not an option) G. Little (roughly the 45th player overall) Y. Cajuste (101st player taken at end of third round--after Pipkins was taken. Ready to start? probably not. Taken at the end of the third round suggests he is not ready for starting duties) Max Scharping and T. Pipkins are the only other LTs that were taken early--reaches. Neither are ready to start. So if you scratch the players who went in the first round, and you eliminate the others without readiness to start, that leaves a very short list and not a need, a necessity. Could we find another LT later--yes. We did. Want him starting? REAL TIME: Marty is sitting there with three tackles on his list: Greg Little, A. Dillard, and Alabama St.'s T Howard. He had just picked Burns and was waiting to get that LT in the second. Then Dillard goes at #22. No worries, he was probably going soon anyway. Then another Left Tackle is drafted at 23--Howard goes in the first round. Marty panics, knowing that the tackle he wanted would not be falling into his lap. Little, Howard, Evans, Cajusta, Dillard, McGary, Pipkins, Ford, and Taylor (first rounders in bold) had all been in for a private workout. Undoubtedly, they were looking to see if RTs in college could make the switch. They did their homework. Bobby Evans, for example had 3 contacts with the Panthers. If they thought he had what it takes, they probably do not trade up. Same with Cajusta. They saw the dropoff and knew they needed a starting LT--something I have been arguing on the Huddle about for months. THE HAD TO HAVE A STARTER AT LT, and Little was last on their list.
  14. Manhertz was a helluva blocker last year. With a rookie LT, he should see increased playing time.
  15. Yall are going to have to be patient with Little. He is a project, but the upside is there. Picking a LT out of college has become as much of a gamble as QB. A LOT of his success depends on who we have at LG--the LT / LG combo is where the focus should be.
  16. I need his completion percentage, QB rating, clock management, and checkdown progressions NOW. I need data before I elaborate.
  17. I have not heard anything about that in years. The criticism was not for "one bad play," it was because he had a reputation (deserved or not) for pouting when the chips were down. Again, I have not seen that side of him in a long time.
  18. About Allen and Grier, the QB situation in the NFL is very interesting. Most top young QBs go to bad teams and bust, and then you have decent success from the guys who are given a year or two on a good team. SF (garrapolo), LA Rams (Goff sat till they got good), Minnesota (Cousins was not even the top QB drafted on the team that drafted him), Ravens (Jackson)--- Kurt Warner and Jake Delhomme--2 Super Bowl QBs---were on the Amsterdam Admirals at one time. Some are late bloomers. It is possible. I know one game does not make a career, but he showed some maturity.
  19. Allen has the bloodlines. If he gets it worked out, we could have 3 starting-quality QBs in a few years. That could be interesting.
  20. I think you are right. Smitty, maybe Kasay, and later Peppers. That is it for me. These are the players who people will never forget. When I think of great panthers, Minter never enters my mind. He was solid--good person--but not great. Jenkins, Gross, Moose, Delhomme, Kalil--a player has to be a notch above them in my opinion. Great ideas by me: Retire #89. He was THAT good. However I have a different idea for statues---and here it is-- Give Inspirational players a statue-- Sam Mills, Delhomme, the players who represent the spirit of the team--I would like to see one for Brad Hoover (played entire career here--ultimate underachiever. Hoover a local boy from a local university who defied the odds and had a solid career and was a fan favorite). These are players who have a story behind them, one that you want to tell kids at the statue--not based on their greatness as players, but their greatness as symbols. Irony--Delhomme likes horses but was a long shot as an NFL QB--played in Europe before earning a backup job in the NFL. Comes to Carolina, becomes a hero in his first game in relief and becomes a SB QB...Great story. Irony--if we did what I suggest, 2 of our statues were free agents from the Saints...
  21. He gets beat up, but when he drafted for need, we got Bradberry (Worley, Butler, Sanchez--eeekk) But taking BPA is the only way to go. Hall was a reach--traded up for him---and we knew it at the time.
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