- March 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm #58526
I dig the coordinators that he brought in and the philosophy sales pitch to the media he gave. Hurney hasn’t done anything completely retarded yet this offseason (tendered all the RFA’s worth keeping).
The Shockey hiring is interesting, Either the owner has had a change of heart (bah-dum tisss) or Hurney has because he doesn’t fit the “Jerry’s Kid” mold of player we’d target in FA during the Fox era (Foxy had a diminishing role in those kind of decisions during his time here).
For the first time in years, we had a major need that the HC identified and it was addressed via FA. Rivera actually brought it up within a week of being hired that “My! what a hodgepodge turdpile of various TE subtypes you have!” Now we have an old one that gets hurt all the time… and the situation is honestly better.
so, all that to say, an interesting start. The draft will be another interesting moment… Hurney’s arse is on the line too. He’s still a big believer in Clausen, because he has to be. Throwing a hope pick at any of the clowns in this draft would be admitting how stupid he was for the 4 draft picks he invested last April in the position. If we go QB with the first pick, well, none of those guys are going to improve Carolina this season, or next and Hurney will never work as a GM in the NFL again.April 29, 2011 at 5:01 am #58527
we could draft sCam Newton instead!
Hurney and ol’ JR really are turning things around! It was just 2 seasons ago that we were coming off a 12 win season and had just a couple easily identifiable issues.
Can’t say I’m excited at all about that pick.
Also can’t say that I’m excited about us spending 5 draft picks (a 1st, two 2nds, a 3rd and a 5th) in the last 7 rounds we’ve drafted in on QB’s.
anyway, time to hit the sackApril 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm #58528
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Yeah, I can imagine it’s hard to be too excited about that pick. Almost feels like they were afraid not to do it, and then watch Newton possibly be something special.
As for the Patsies, I actually like our pick and trade. Solder has great upside, and I have no doubt that Bill and Scarnecchia can coach the kid to being a very good tackle. This does mean they need to resign Matt Light, as Solder isn’t going to start this year.
I don’t much mind trading out of the second pick and looking for a DL and LB guys there, to help improve the ability to get to the QB. But with 5 picks today, they can address those needs, as well as another OL guy (need an interior guy), and possibly a DB and a WR.April 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm #58529
Yeesh. You guys got a pair of 1st and 2nds going into the next draft and “the most pro ready QB in the draft”… which I’m sure hoody will turn into more draft picks in a couple years.
I don’t have Cam fever, but I’m not hating the pick as bad after a couple days… except that the lockout is back on.
rock and a hardplace
Our line was a catastrophe last season. Gross started the season hurt and couldn’t pass protect for sheeit. Otah missed the whole season @ ROT (the backup ROT Schwartz was terrible and they moved him back to G). The guards blew in pass protection and well… when the line sucks, your best rb is hurt, your only pass catching threat is 5’9″ and 30 years old.. you can put any QB in there and you will get wtfpwned. Throw a rookie in there and it’s just hilariously worse. You get blitzed with impunity because you can’t make the other team pay.
So, some months later.
The line is healthy again, for now at least and Williams will be healthy for now at least (he may be on a different team CBA stuff pending etc), Gettis/LaFail got a lot of snaps @ wr last season (imo Gettis will get a lot more looks this season, he consistently beats man coverage and he’s a big play guy). It’s a better situation already for a QB
in addition to installing a new O, it’s now going to be tailored to Newton’s strengths. Both the run and passing game. This is word from the HC in a presser yesterday… we’re putting a lot of eggs in that basket. The lockout is back on and we’re installing change on top of sweeping changes.
whole lotta if’s. Just like last offseason.
The CBA stuff could break one off in us though. If a new CBA is reached and the FA rules for expiring contracts during CBA expiration are lifted we’re gonna get a whole lot worse.
starters on D we will lose immediately to FA.
DE Charles Johnson – very good last season
CB Richard Marshall – we will also lose a nickle/backup here
OLB James Anderson – was joey bananas last season, shoulda been in the pro bowl instead of Jon Beason
DT DT – couple space eaters, we addressed this in the draft but this will jack up our rotation.
We will also lose Deangelo Williams and “pro bowl” C Ryan Kalil to FA.
We have tendered ALL of those guys (and a bunch of others) with original round contracts, but I know of none of them signing. We are walking a thin line as it is, but if the CBA stuff gets resolved and those guys walk, or other teams match the original round tender, we’re in for another 1-2 win season.August 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm #58530
Preseason games just days away now. Well hurrah!August 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm #58531
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YEEE HAW!!!!!!!!!October 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm #58532
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