As the Panthers and Panther fans turn our attention to the “off-season,” it is important to take a look at the salary cap situation and potential re-signings. Knowing these variables, will....Read More
What IS the myth?
"If you're not getting better through free agency, you're getting worse."
In the NFL, I cannot think of a bigger, broader lie than this...at least in the spirit in which most people think.
Most fans seem to think that if you're not acquiring a nice number of good-quality free agents, you're getting worse by standing still, and this line of thinking is demonstrably incorrect.Read More
“You use free agency to set up the draft,” Panthers General Manager has repeated. It’s not sexy, but neither are the teams that usually spend big in February either. The real nookie is made in the draft because rarely do hired guns turn out to be franchise anchors. And if they do, it’s usually them just re-signing with their current team to a long-term deal. Quarterbacks, left tackles, defensive ends, and even wide receivers are simply too expensive to buy in their prime. Maybe if a team is a piece away from a Super Bowl run, they can go after a high profile free agent. Gettleman, however, has reiterated that long-term success is built in the draft, leaving free agency as mainly a means to maximizing draft value.Read More