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The Charlotte Observer reports "there's a strong chance" QB Sam Darnold will be the Panthers' Week 1 starter.


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2 hours ago, 45catfan said:

Sam staying QB1 this season is the first step in a multi-year plan to get this franchise going in the right direction.  No, not because he's good just, precisely the opposite.  I'm counting on Sam playing mediocre-to-bad and that starts the wheels in motion.  The only step I'm uncertain of is Tepper having the supposed 'brass balls' to fire Rhule after another disappointing season.  That's the key element to the entire plan.

If we are able to get either Icky or Neal in the 1st round I would offer the Iggle's either our 4th round pick #137 and P.J. Walker or next years 4th with incentives to become a 3rd for Gardner Minshew.  Worst case, there is legit competition for Darnold, the team may get reinveriratoed by a QB who can actually start in the NFL, and we find what may just be the next Jake Delhomme. 

4th round picks are more miss that hit, so I would feel like this would be a great use of the pick.

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1 hour ago, Martin said:

The ideal scenario is that we draft a LT, Sam starts and fails, Rhule gets fired and we draft a QB next year and set ourselves up for long term success.

100%.

The problem is that Rhule's job is on the line so he'll obviously fight that plan. If he can draft his boy Pickett and win a few games, he can argue that he had a rookie QB and they're trending in the right direction now. 

Which I have a gut feeling is going to happen.

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It’s hard to say what will happen 

sometimes, hope has to be given to the paying faithful attending games and buying gear and food at the stadium, drafting a QB would do that 

.….……..until it doesn’t but giving the illusion of having a qb in waiting may be they can sell the ‘Sam just needed people around him’ pipe dream again 

frankly, given all the very tragic things going on in the world today that none of us can fix, at least we do have this distraction 

if I had to guess     they will draft a qb in the first rd and Try and sign Duane brown or perhaps get lucky, trade down, pick up a second and bring in a qb in one of those rds 

 

 

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I am so confused.......the same posters who have said multiple times in countless threads that their preferred strategy is to draft an LT and just roll with Darnold for another season, are the same ones losing their minds about that exact prospect coming to fruition?

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Just now, MasterAwesome said:

I am so confused.......the same posters who have said multiple times in countless threads that their preferred strategy is to draft an LT and just roll with Darnold for another season, are the same ones losing their minds about that exact prospect coming to fruition?

Not me.  It’s the only way out of this mess rhule has made.  

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1 hour ago, KeepPounding5859 said:

If we are able to get either Icky or Neal in the 1st round I would offer the Iggle's either our 4th round pick #137 and P.J. Walker or next years 4th with incentives to become a 3rd for Gardner Minshew.  Worst case, there is legit competition for Darnold, the team may get reinveriratoed by a QB who can actually start in the NFL, and we find what may just be the next Jake Delhomme. 

4th round picks are more miss that hit, so I would feel like this would be a great use of the pick.

Good plan in general if you want  decent season a Rhule around in 2023.  Also, Fitts made it no secret he plan to build the Panthers like the Seahawks did.  Build a solid team, then draft a rookie QB and have them on the cheap for 4-5 season.  We are still a year away from that becoming a reality.  This team is still work in progress and none of the QBs in this draft are Russell Wilson.

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42 minutes ago, MasterAwesome said:

I am so confused.......the same posters who have said multiple times in countless threads that their preferred strategy is to draft an LT and just roll with Darnold for another season, are the same ones losing their minds about that exact prospect coming to fruition?

As fans most of us want something to hope for. Even if rolling with Sam is the smart move it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow….

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23 minutes ago, firefox1234 said:

As fans most of us want something to hope for. Even if rolling with Sam is the smart move it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow….

But I'm talking about the people who have already stated that they want to roll with Darnold as their preferred move and avoid reaching for one of these QBs.  Those are the same people posting dumb GIFs begging for pie and being the most vocal about how stupid this organization is for doing what they've already said they want to do.

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1 hour ago, janderson20vt said:

Anyone who wants this must not have watched him last year. If we don't at the minimum draft a later round QB prospect there's no fuging way this team is gonna be watchable. 

There is a reasonable chance that even if we take a QB at 6 that we will be unwatchable. 

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1 hour ago, kungfoodude said:

There is a reasonable chance that even if we take a QB at 6 that we will be unwatchable. 

Truth

I’d just like to see a professional looking team, you know that can move the chains and complete a pass

….reaching for the stars….

 

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