Panthers Awarded 3rd Rd Compensatory Pick and Dave Gettleman Can Now Trade It!

Panthers Awarded 3rd Rd Compensatory Pick and Dave Gettleman Can Now Trade It!

The 2017 compensatory picks were announced this past week. The Carolina Panthers received an additional 3rd round pick (98th overall) because of the departure of Josh Norman and Brad Nortman. In the past, compensatory picks

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Icarus: The Fall of Dave Gettleman and the 2016 Carolina Panthers

Icarus: The Fall of Dave Gettleman and the 2016 Carolina Panthers

It’s a lesson that can be easily forgotten when experiencing the exhilaration of flying high. And like Icarus, Dave Gettleman flew too close to the sun and the 2016 Panthers, who not long ago felt that euphoria, have crashed and drowned.

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Jeremy Cash Described as a "Poor Man's Version" and it was a Compliment

Jeremy Cash Described as a "Poor Man's Version" and it was a Compliment

The Panthers are known for striking gold with undrafted rookie free agents. They have an eye for overlooked talent and a focus on open competition that gives these guys a fair chance at making the squad too. Guys like Andrew Norwell and Philly Brown haven’t just gotten a hat either, they’ve contributed significantly to the Panthers success. 

 

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Dave Gettleman Looked to Small Schools for Big Men

Dave Gettleman Looked to Small Schools for Big Men

Panthers’ GM Dave Gettleman hasn’t been shy about his love for large men. He jokes about himself being one of them and that it is these big men that win at football. He’s gone large and fast at every possible position. He drafted a mammoth of a man in Kelvin Benjamin, and then surrounded him with a bunch of skyscrapers in Devin Funches and Stephen Hill. He likes the big defensive ends like Kony Ealy and Charles Johnson, and his prized possession, the hog mollies--Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short.

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Was Devin Funchess The Right Draft Pick?

Do you remember where you were when the Carolina Panthers drafted wide receiver Devin Funchess? I do! I was at Cowfish, this great restaurant that serves both sushi and burgers.  I was sitting near a TV because I didn't want to miss the NFL Draft. I was about to bite into my delicious burger covered with BBQ and then I heard that the Panthers were on the clock. They traded up from no. 57 overall to the 41st pick to select..... wide receiver Devin Funchess out of Michigan University.

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Attention NFL Franchises: Hold On To Your Red Flags

Attention NFL Franchises: Hold On To Your Red Flags

NFL Head Coaches are limited to only two challenges per game, and receive a third if the first two challenges were successful. Because of the lack of challenges allowed per game they are hesitant when they should throw the flag. The front offices should be the same way when players have character issues. A red flag is usually thrown when a prospect does something questionable that could relate to academics, substance abuse, criminal activity, violations, and personal issues. But maybe they shouldn't be so quick to judge these NFL prospects. What if they were falsely accused? Are there really any character concerns?

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According To The NFL Draft Experts: Who Are The Panthers Picking At 25?

According To The NFL Draft Experts:  Who Are The Panthers Picking At 25?

The 2015 NFL draft is almost here! I am so glad the draft is here because there are tons of predictions out there for the Carolina Panthers, and I want to know who is going to be right. I really want the Panthers to draft an offensive lineman but I am not sure if that is going to happen. Experts seem to be having a disagreement on who the Panthers will be selecting in the first round.

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Making a Case For Devin Smith in Round 1

Making a Case For Devin Smith in Round 1

The Panthers had a few issues on offense last year. Protecting Cam, RB injuries, and the ever so obvious need for a game breaking, blow the top off of the defense WR, who is what the fans would call a “home run threat” were the most significant ones. Lets say at the end of the first round there is no way to fill protection or RB without reaching. This is my pitch for Carolina to draft my favorite WR, someone who should be well within reach.

 

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The Secret Athlete

The Secret Athlete

Some Carolina Panthers fans still have a bad taste in their mouth from when Andrew Luck decided to go back to Stanford for another year. Andrew Luck most likely was going to be the Panthers number one pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Instead of drafting Luck, the Panthers selected Cam Newton with the number one pick in that draft.

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The Second Coming of Steve Smith

The Second Coming of Steve Smith

Panther Nation is still waiting for the second coming of Steve Smith. Steve Smith is the greatest wide receiver in Carolina Panthers history. He holds more than 30 Panthers records and is the all-time receiving leader with 12,197 yards. The Panthers were without their all-time receiving yards leader this past season, because he was released by General Manager Dave Gettleman. 

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Gettleman's Guys - 2014 NFL Draft Picks and NFL Combine

Gettleman's Guys - 2014 NFL Draft Picks and NFL Combine

Dave Gettleman became the GM of the Carolina Panthers in 2013. Gettleman came in after a season where the Panthers went 12-4, but still had a lot of questions that needed to be answered. As the new GM of the Carolina Panthers, Dave knew right away what kinds of players he wanted on his team. He wanted the Blue Geese, Hog Mollies, and Kishkes.

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