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BREAKING: Panthers sign CB Eli Apple

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The Huddle wanted Eli Apple every off season for years. 

Now he's washed up. 

LOL

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2 hours ago, WOW!! said:

We did this already and it failed.  You hurt others development by putting nothing but rookies on the field.. They get wrecked and lose confidence..

Exactly.  And for the people talking about creating competition, young guys shouldn't get put out there until they have proven to the coaching staff they are ready anymore than veterans getting the spot by default when a younger guy is looking better.

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He seems to fit our corner safety hybrid player type. At 6'1 and 199 lbs he has the size and with a  4.4  40 he has the speed.  But he might be a head case.

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Given where we are in the off-season and our short-term cap situation (we certainly shouldn't do anything to potentially hamstring us long-term in a season with this many unknowns), I think this is a tremendous signing.

Eli Apple is at worst a capable starting CB.  Prior to signing him, we only had 1 in Donte Jackson.

I hope maybe Troy Pride can be this guy in time, but it's too much of a risk in putting him out there Week 1 no matter what.

Besides potentially killing his confidence, it sends a bad message to the team.

I certainly don't have high hopes for this season, and I see no way this defense is dominant, but I also don't know that it will be an abomination either.

The 2019 Panthers defense was a trainwreck down the stretch.  It wouldn't take too surpass them.

And other than Kuechly (which is an incredible loss), this group may not be any worse.

A secondary of Jackson-Boston-Burris-Chinn-Apple has at least as much potential as last year, and maybe a lot more (and I do think we will see a lot of 3 safety looks).

Shaq and Whitehead can be decent at linebacker, and as a 3rd LB Jermaine Carter was ok.  This group is nowhere close to what we've had in the past, but they can be as good as many LB groups in the league.

The defensive line has a lot of question marks, but Burns-Brown-Short-Weatherly can be productive.  I think Gross-Matos has worlds of potential, and I'm excited to see Obada back as a true 4-3 end where he belongs.

So many things can happen in season.  Obviously, an incredible amount would have to go right for this group to be playoff worthy.  The offense is going to have to score a lot for us to compete.

But I'm ok with it.  For the first time in several years, regardless of the final record, I feel like we are building towards something.  

2 years from now (provided we find a franchise QB), we can be in a great spot to be a contender with a defense that is hopefully hitting their stride together.

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People drinking the ‘Tank for Trevor’ kool-aid need to wake the hell up. It ain’t gonna happen. We’ll be better this upcoming season. Probably pick mid-1st round is my guess

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Well let's see how this pans out. Carolina saints. 

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The Firm continues to do work.

Fun to watch!

Rhule's Rules rule.

It's Teddy Time.

Vive la Panthers!!!

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You can change the way he plays and he mite not suck.....

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sounds like a talented player with retarded behaviors

 

Matt Rhule will get him to buy into the team. 

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5 hours ago, pantherclaw said:

The Huddle wanted Eli Apple every off season for years. 

Now he's washed up. 

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Yeah but at that time he wasn't going to be the clear cut #1 CB. I think that is the difference.

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4 hours ago, Snake said:

Well let's see how this pans out. Carolina saints. 

If you can beat them....sign their cast off players??

Well, it has worked for NO and Buffalo when they get our guys. Let's hope it works for us too.

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32 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

Yeah but at that time he wasn't going to be the clear cut #1 CB. I think that is the difference.

If the end result is that our secondary is improved, why does it matter?

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1 hour ago, MasterAwesome said:

If the end result is that our secondary is improved, why does it matter?

Improving to being a good and deep CB group(Bradberry, Apple, Cockrell, Jackson) and being a really suspect group that has an additional streaky player is quite a bit different. 

I am definitely not upset we signed him, I am not excited either. Just.....meh.

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