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  • Needs for 2008?

    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.

  • #2
    If we draft KEnny philips next year I'll be sad, cause it means we sucked ass again.


    • #3
      Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
      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.
      Last edited by JPF; 05-05-2007, 01:28 PM.


      • #4
        tooooo early to tell performance wise, need a list of FA to make a guess.


        • #5
          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


          • #6
            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.


            • #7
              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


              • #8
                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.



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