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What now at QB?

What do you guys think the Panthers should do now at QB?  I'm not sure any of the QBs in the draft are worth the first pick, maybe they could trade down for one.  Or maybe bring in McNabb or Vince Young.  It would be nice to draft A.J. Green and trade Smith to a winning team for a late second round pick.  A stud DT would be nice too, though.  I'd hate to see #89 go, but he deserves a chance at a championship and with Luck sitting out this year the rebuilding process just took a major hit (in my opinion).  I think Green, Gettis, Lafell and Edwards could turn into a solid receiving corps.


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Getting McNabb or Young would make too much sense, and this is the Panthers we are talking about.  Clausen will still be the starter come next year, and for years to come most likely.  I think that Tony Pike may be the gem of the bunch out of our QBs though.  Maybe Clausen gets hurt the first game of the season and Pike pulls a Jake Delhomme and lights a fire under the team, who knows.  If there will be any free agent QB that the Panthers will pick up, the best case scenario would probably be Jeff Garcia, but it is more likely to be someone of the caliber of John Kitna.  I really don't think that those receivers will ever emerge as being anything but decent.  We will have to wait another year and hope we draft Alshon Jeffrey with our first pick next year, he has proven to have the skill and athletic ability to rise above bad coaching and still shine.


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We need to bring in a veteran, not only to maybe play but also to help the young guys mature.

People are talking about us going QB at number 1 and if we do, I will be pissed. No one is ranked that high and the best is Mallet and he looked average in the Sugar Bowl.

Hopefully with the number 1 pick now, we can trade down and if we can't we better pick up either DT Fairley from Auburn or DE Bowers from Clemson.

But lets trade down and pick up a veteran to bring some leadership to the offense.


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Mallet is NOT that good


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Our biggest problem right now is that no one wants that 1st overall pick anymore. Think of it like it was 1998 and both Ryan Leaf AND Peyton Manning both returned to school (even though Peyton was out of eligibility). Who the hell would have wanted that pick? Charles Woodson is The Man, but who would have used the 1st overall pick on a corner?

We're in a similar predicament. No one wants Da'Quan Bowers or A.J. Green enough to trade us in order to sew them up at the #1 spot and pay them $45 or $50 million dollars. I think our best bet right now, though, would actually be to trade Smitty to a winner (Patriots anyone?) to get back our 2nd round selection and draft Green #1 then go after a mammoth DT at the 33rd selection. I think the Pats would give us that pick back for Smitty, and he certainly wouldn't shy away from accepting passes from Tom Brady. We rebuild, they get an explosive complement to Welker and Branch and make Smitty relevant again. Win-win-win.


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No one will trade up to get the 1st pick.  With luck gone no one is worth moving up for.  Hopefully with harbaugh taking the 49'ers job luck will reconsider.


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How about the guy that shut A.J. Green down…Patrick Peterson?  With Marshall soon to be out the door, and Gamble playing so hit-and-miss, the Panthers really could use an elite corner back. Plus he’s a pretty good punt returner.  I know it’s hard to justify taking a CB 1st overall, but It’s probably the safest pick.

As far as pay, I doubt they’ll have to pay him a $40-$50 million guaranteed contract. They can offer $15-$20 million and if he doesn’t like it he can sit out a year and make a lot less in the 2012 draft when the rookie pay scale will be in place.


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