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What positions on the roster could still stand to be addressed?

QB: We look to be set for this year with Redman at backup, we could stand to add a young developmental #3 but he could have a hard time sticking on the roster

RB: We seem to be set for this year at this position as well though we could stand to add some competition at the backup spots. Turner is the workhorse, Norwood is the versatile explosive complimentary back who can make big plays running receiving and returning and Snelling is a good backup straight ahead runner. I could see us adding another runner to see who rises up in camp.

FB: We're good but I wouldn't mind picking up a young blocker who can also be a power runner

TE: #2 receiving TE is a need we didn't address in free agency or the draft. Peele is a serviceable backup TE but will never be a factor in the passing game. We need a young athletic TE to learn from Gonzo. Failing that we could still use a veteran TE who's a better pass catcher than Peele. As it stands in the passing game teams look to take away White and Gonzo and there's no one else who really scares them.

WR: We're good for this season but could definately use some depth for the 4 and 5 spots. White is a dominant #1, Jenkins doesn't scare anyone. Jenkins will probably start over Douglas because of his size for blocking and experience. Everyone likes Douglas. Ideally we'd have a new #2 and Jenkins would be 3 or 4 or gone and Douglas in the slot. For this season they're the top 3 but there really isn't much at all behind them. It would be nice if Meier can become a player. It would have been nice to have gotten a speed demon to develop at WR while he handles all the return duties like Ginn.

OL: I think we're good here for this year with regards to starters but depth is a major concern. Ideally you'd like to see a veteran OT with a lot of starting experience brought in who can come in off the bench to play tackle without getting Ryan killed. We may be ok for now on the interior with the 2 OL we drafted.

Offensively we can go to the season with this roster and have an above average to elite offense but any injury to Ryan, Turner, White, Gonzo or any of the starting OL with cripple the offense. If it were up to me we'd add a vet QB to compete for backup, a RB to compete for 2 or 3 backup spot, a WR to compete for the 4 or 5 spot, a TE to compete for the #2 spot, and 2 OL to compete for backup spots. You can never have enough depth and there is no salary cap.

DE: I think we're good with what we have for this season. We have 5 DEs that will see significant playing time. Abe is the vet pass rusher were counting on bouncing back. Biermann is the developing pass rusher we have high hopes for. Sidbury is a similiar player entering his 2nd year. Davis will play right end on run downs and pass rush when the others need a rest. Anderson will be used as a run stopping left end and backup pass rushing DT. The problem with adding a player here is that we have to feel theyll be a better pass rusher than Abe, Biermann, Sidbury and Davis. Adding a DE also probably means Anderson gets cut and hes our best run defense end, davis being the only other one. This season we'll see if Abe is done or has something left in the tank, if Biermann can be a 10 sack type, if Sidbury can show signs of being a player and what Davis' ceiling is.

DT: I have no problem with this group as it stands. Babs is an elite UT, Jerry looked like a player before going down, Peters give us a #3 who fits the scheme, Johnson is good at #4 and Im very interested to see if Walker can become a player. If anything we could use a vet like Henderson for experience and the beginning of the year when Babs might be suspended and Jerry and Peters are playing their first NFL games

LB: We're 4 deep and thats good for me. If we can add a young talented LB to play special teams and backup thatd be nice.

CB: I think we're good for this season here too. We need to find out we have in Robinson, Grimes, Owens and Jackson. We could be good or need to add another starter but we gotta throw em in the fire and find out

S: I think we're 3 deep at this spot and would love to see Moore beat Coleman out for the starting spot in camp. I figured we could consider adding a 4th safety late in the draft to play special teams and it looks like we did

So defensively we could look to add a DE to compete for a spot, a vet DT as insurance for the start of the year, a LB to play special teams and backup, a vet corner incase the youngsters struggle, but I really don't see that as a need. We should look to add depth whenever we can but for the most part weve got to find out what weve got with the talent we have on D

K: Bryant or Elam or whoever we have doesnt inspire any confidence in me and I wouldnt mind us seeing us bringing in an established vet or talented youngster with the psycological juice and a big leg

P: We're good

Return specialist: A big need in my mind and I was upset to see we weren't willing to giveup a 5th for Ginn who wouldn've instantly solved our kick and punt return game with an explosive threat who would place immense pressuree on coverage teams, consistently give us good field position and score a few TDs a season. He would also give us a former top ten pick at WR for Ryan to play with who can also open things up with his deep speed and run reverses. Our most explosive options at the position are Norwood and Douglas, who we need to play major roles in the offense and we don't want getting hurt. The staff seemed content to go with Weems last year but he'll never be a gamebreaker.

On special teams Id like to open up competition at the kicker and returner spots

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de-still don't have an edge rusher opposite abe that scares any opponents,and abe started to fall off towards the end of the 08 season,so it's been a year and about 5 games since i've seen the good abe

wr-still need a speed receiver that can stretch the field,and open roddy and tg up,jenkins just isnt getting the job done

rt-still need a mauler opposite baker,that can open up our run game on the weakside,and pass protect

lt-with baker often injured we need quality depth here,and baker needs to play more consistent when he is healthy,especially against speed rushers

pr/kr-i like weems but he isn't a homerun threat,and to protect the ball he'll go down when he can gain more yards,norwood needs to stay healthy so returning kicks should be given to a legit. homerun threat,thats a specialist

rg-we drafted johnson and i'm a big crimson tide fan so either he brings the best outta blalock,or take his position,or he and blalock will both play g,i'm hoping for the latter

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i honestly think by the end of the season we might be looking to draft someone at SS. Coleman isnt a fit there, and Moore isnt a sure thing to even see the field. I know most of you like to think we are stacked at saftey, i find it one of our weakest links.

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What positions on the roster could still stand to be addressed?

QB: I agree here. We need to find the right 3rd stringer to develop. JPW could be the man but we don't know much. I think we have Redman locked for 2 or 3 more seasons which should give us time.

RB: I really like where we are here. Competition is never a bad thing. We need some guys on the PS we feel comfortable with bringing up if injuries dictate.

FB: We're fine here for a while. Snelling can and has filled in well in Ovie's absence.

TE: I really like Peele. He seems to be very reliable and an above average blocker. I'm not entirely sure we're looking for a receiving TE at all to replace Gonzo. We may revert to primarily blocking TEs. I would have liked to see someone come in to learn behind the legend. Maybe we have that guy already, maybe we'll see Gonzo a 3rd year--who knows.

WR: You summed it up pretty well. We have a lot of competition and the coaches will put the best players for each position on the field. I hope we find a good slot guy (Meier is exciting to me) and possibly juggle Douglas and Jenks if need be, and if Douglas is up to speed (literally.) Unfortunately I don't see Weems making the team all things considered.

OL: I think we're good here, especially after this draft. We've got a long-term plan and good coaches to bring our guys along.

The injuries you've mentioned would cripple virtually any offense. We're still building reliable depth but we're way ahead of the curve.

DE: Yep, you summed it up again. A lot of competition and a spot we'll need to watch very closely to see what needs to be done (hopefully nothing.) We need to figure out who is the heir for Abe.

DT: Again, my thoughts exactly. The vet minimum for Henderson would be ideal, but a luxury.

LB: Yep.

CB: Exactly. Don't count Franks out for the nickle or dime. We could quite possibly see him as a PR/KR as well.

S: Yep.

I think we're set at all positions defensively as far as depth and competition (within reason.)

K: We need to figure this out. I don't want a repeat!

P: We need to lock in Koenen until his leg falls off.

Return specialist: I thought about Ginn too, but I'm not sure how much money he would command. We'll find someone decent.

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from the sooner website:

franks... became the first Sooner since Antonio Perkins in 2003 to hit triple digits in punt return yards for a game with a 100-yard effort vs. Baylor ... returned a punt a career-long 51 yards against Miami.

I think Falcons selected Franks partly because of his punt return abilities.

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i honestly think by the end of the season we might be looking to draft someone at SS. Coleman isnt a fit there, and Moore isnt a sure thing to even see the field. I know most of you like to think we are stacked at saftey, i find it one of our weakest links.

I do think the questions about Moore will be answered this season. I have a feeling it will be very positive but either way--we'll know...

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from the sooner website:

franks... became the first Sooner since Antonio Perkins in 2003 to hit triple digits in punt return yards for a game with a 100-yard effort vs. Baylor ... returned a punt a career-long 51 yards against Miami.

I think Falcons selected Franks partly because of his punt return abilities.

I know one thing for sure about Franks.

He is much faster than the 4.57 he's clocked at.

Much faster.

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K- How many games/ playoffs are they gonna cost us?

LT- Baker inj history, only average LT anyway

DT- Babs, other guys still sux

CB- Other than Dunta, the rest of the mini-mes still sux

C- McClure is good , great effort, but he could be upgraded with a Mauler

MLB- Lofton was hurt last year, he played through it, what if he cant this year?

Well, I will stop there I could go on, the only Postions I like is the one QB, all the S, and the two FBs(Snelling)!

Hopefully, Turner isnt eating chocolate covered twinkies and sitting on his couch this whole offseason, like last!

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For 2010 I think we are good to go. If I could make 1 addition today, it would be a #2 WR who can strecth the field, but I'm not convinced that it the front office think likewise. They seem happy with Michael Jenkins, and based on the additions of Wolfe and Meier last weekend, we appear to value physical possession WR over speedy big play WRs.

Longer term, looking at 2011 and beyond we are going to need:-

- a repalcement for John Abrham

- A replacement for Gonzalez

- A back to replace Norwood, as I can't see us keeping him beyond 2010

- OL Depth when Dahl/Blalock/Claybo and/or McClure leave. TD did a great job of preparing for any lossess with the additons of Johnson and Hawley, but as they step in to the starting lineup we will need to re-stock next year.

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you guys is dum this is teh bestest team in the diviseon and probbly teh bestest teem in the hole AFL. We dont' need no scrubs on the roster. Stuped *** non-fans, if you dont ; think thes is da bst teem, get the **** out.

Most of you believe this post was a joke, sadly it isn't. This is about the limit of intelligence, grammar comprehension and communication skills that the normal Panther fan is capable of. The public school system in the Charlotte area is in terrible condition and the special education courses, which are the foundation of the Panther's fan base, suffers the most financial cutbacks. It's just a crying shame to see all these poor individuals who just don't know any better trying to appear clever, humorous, or even capable of opening a bottle with something other than their grotesque overbites.

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