View Full Version : Needs for 2008?

05-04-2007, 09:08 AM
What do you think will be our needs for 2008? Here's mine, in no particular order:

* Safety. Minter is gone after this year and it would appear that no one on the roster is going to get any of us excited. Kenny Phillips would look nice in a Panthers jersey.

* Offensive Tackle. Gross and Wharton are both FA's after this season (along with a crap load of other Panthers), Richardson has said he's committed to re-signing Gross & extending Pep and Smitty. That leaves concern that Wharton could be the odd man out, especially if Wharton doesn't show any improvement with how he handles speed rushers. While we have Butler, we've not seen him on the field to date in a meaningful game. Jake Long, Sam Baker, and Barry Richardson would all have to draw consideration at this point.

* Defensive Line. I know I know, we have a lot of talent on the line but Fox seems to love adding at least one D-linemen a year in the draft. If Jenkins is traded at some point whether it be now or next off-season, it's worthing mentioning that both Carstens & Lewis would be UFA's. There's also been some speculation that there was a player we had targeted at 14 who got taken, which prompted us to trade down. That player....Jamaal Anderson. Sedrick Ellis or Lawrence Jackson would be good fits IMHO.

* Quarterback. I'll go out on a limb with this one. If Carr doesn't show progress fixing some of his mechanical issues, I don't think it's far-fetched to think of us taking a Qb on day one. Baz is a nice little project for the coaches to mess around with, but I can't see him being a long term solution. I'm quite high on Andre Woodson right now, but I can't see us landing him unless we have just a terrible year. A couple second/third round guys like Sam Keller or Matt Ryan could be possible.

05-05-2007, 02:12 AM
If we draft KEnny philips next year I'll be sad, cause it means we sucked ass again.

05-05-2007, 01:25 PM
If we draft KEnny philips next year I'll be sad, cause it means we sucked ass again.

Honestly at this point, sucking ass wouldn't surprise me, but neither would having the best season in franchise history.

05-05-2007, 03:23 PM
tooooo early to tell performance wise, need a list of FA to make a guess.

05-05-2007, 04:51 PM
Ask and ye shall receive....

Player - Position-Type of Free Agent-Other Notes
Dion Bynum CB ERFA
Garnell Wilds CB ERFA
Otis Grigsby DE ERFA
Jason Hall DE ERFA
Stephen Williams DT ERFA
Steven Jackson FB ERFA
Brandon Jamison LB ERFA
Brett Basanez QB ERFA
Alex Haynes RB ERFA
Kevin Youngblood WR ERFA
Justin McCullum WR ERFA NFL-E Allocation
Nate Salley S ERFA
Geoff Hangartner C RFA
Kevin Garrett CB RFA NFL-E Allocation
Chad Lavalais DT RFA
Steve Sciullo G RFA NFL-E Allocation
Evan Mathis G RFA
Adam Seward LB RFA
Cam Newton S RFA
Curtis Deloatch CB UFA
Derrick Strait CB UFA
Dave Ball DE UFA
Mike Rucker DE UFA
Kindal Moorehead DT UFA
Jordan Carstens DT UFA
Damione Lewis DT UFA
Brad Hoover FB UFA
Na'il Diggs LB UFA
Terrance Melton LB UFA
Travelle Wharton OT UFA
Jordan Gross OT UFA
Jason Baker P UFA
Deke Cooper S UFA
Michael Gaines TE UFA
Drew Carter WR UFA
Keary Colbert WR UFA

05-05-2007, 05:55 PM
Right now, from that list it just seems like it is all pending. Colbert could leave, but doesn't really mean we need a WR if Robinson does well. Same with Rucker, if McClover and Johnson do well.

Hoover is probably gonna retire.

05-05-2007, 08:04 PM
I hope we don't overspend on resigning Gross. He's a solid player, but not someone you should tie up a ton of cap space in

05-05-2007, 10:05 PM
Gross strikes me as someone who would take a smaller salary to stay here. I don't think there would be much demand for his services on the free agent market and he seems to like it in Charlotte.