I’m surprised that everyone can’t read the writing on the wall with this team. With the panthers being as young as they are i.e. rookie Quarterback, three rookie Wide receivers, and a purge of many veteran players, this team is in position to resign all of their core players. Follow me now as I walk the yard with this one.
Running back DeAngelo Williams is in the last year of his contract and with him not being resigned by now… many Panther faithful believe that we’re going to try and trade him, or may let him walk without compensation. I’ve seen blogs in the past stating that the Panthers should trade one of the players of best running back tandem in NFL history (this is a Panthers website right, I do reserve the right to dream) to fulfill another need that the team may have.
Education time people…
With completed contracts for all of our young wide receivers over the next few years (cheap contracts on top of thatJ) they are locked in and loaded for the next few seasons. To add to that our Quarterback Jimmy Clausen has a fairly cheap contract as well… again we saved money. On our offense we spend an NFL average for our offensive line, which leaves plenty of money remaining to resign both of our premier running backs when the time comes. Don’t expect a deal for a big time receiver at all because we’re not looking to spend anymore money (at least not that type of money) than what we already have spent.
Our defense is just as good with little money spent on the defensive line.
I read somewhere “why would Carolina use Goodson over Williams and Steward?” Reason, because they could possibly use him for trade bait and to make him better in case of injury to our premier running backs. We had to see what we had in him and if it was significant enough to trade one of our better backs. No other team in the NFL receives more calls for possible running back trades than the Carolina Panthers, so why not offer them Goodson and keep Dash & Smash. I doubt that Goodson will continue to get carries now that the trade deadline is almost past. So expect to see D-Will and Stew for the rest of the season.
Go Panthers!!! Kick that Chicago Butt!!!