I am still ecstatic about our huge victory over the Bucs. Yes I know you could say that the Bucs stink and it doesn't matter. But in reality it does matter, the last 4 games we have averaged 33 pts per game, 2 of those games against playoff teams like the Texans and Falcons. I really feel the Panthers have turned a corner and next year we will hit the ground running. With that said, we still have a few tweaks we have to make to make our team whole.
I know I Know, yes our defense is bad and yes Lafell and Getis both have a very bright future for us and yes Steve Smith is proving to get better with age. But I still feel we need one more final piece to complete our offense and be set. And that is a true superstar No 2 WR. Yes I love Lafell but I think signing that true proven No 2 WR will be a great step to keep Cam's momentum up and for him to avoid that dreaded sophmore slump. Which brings me to Desean Jackson..
The other day I made a fanpost about us signing Vincent Jackson, while he would also be a nice pick up I also think Desean Jackson would be a perfect fit for this offense. Now I realize we might or might not have the cap space. The truth is noone really knows what our cap situation will look like next season. We know Hurney is great at working the cap for our advantage so for now I'm just going to assume somehow we will have solid cap space.
I realize that Desean Jackson has his little issues. Yes he can be a showboat and diva at times and yes he has had some locker room concerns, but guess who else also had attitude problems? Jeremy Shockey, and look how well he turned out. He was probably a lot worse than Desean Jackson back in his day. The fact is, DJax would be amazing in this offense. He runs a 4.36 40 time and come game day he comes to play hard and is a very reliable deep threat. If you think we already give defensive coordinators headaches now, just imagine throwing in another playmaking, dynamic WR like Djax in the mix.
I think a lot of times we get too sensitive over little things like Jackson's sideline demeanor at times. Yes he does have an attitude problem but if Jeremy Shockey can come here and work out so well for us then Desean could do the same. He is also still very young at only 26 years old he is a player that could grow with Cam and still play for another 8-10 years. I know it's usually not like us to go after the big names but I think with Cam and the overall culture change, that could definitley change and Djax would be a guy to target in FA. Infact if anything, Djax's actions this year may have caused his stock to fall and we probably wouldn't have to break the bank to sign him.
Yes I realize we need huge help on our defense. But if we target WR through free agency, we can sign all the defense we need through the draft and plus Beason, Davis and Edwards will be back. A signing like Desean Jackson could do wonders. Imagine having to gameplan for double trouble, Cam, Smitty AND a WR like Desean Jackson. He is also a guy that could replace Steve Smith in 3-4 years. As some have mentioned on here, Vincent Jackson will likely stay in San Diego and for his age demand too much money. Dwayne Bowe will most likely be franchise tagged. Desean Jackson is the only WR not expected to re sign with his current team and since he has already shown he can play well under a QB like Cam when he plays under Michael Vick, I think he would add a whole new dynamic to our already strong offense.