We're all left scratching our heads thinking about how many wide receivers and Tight-End's we have going into OTA's. It is definately out of the norm compared to any off season we've had in Panther history.
So what does it all mean??? Reading a couple fan-post would have you going in one direction and then another, now i'm not trying to be a complete butt-hole but that doesn't seem to fit what we're trying to do in Carolina. To continue to carry soooo many wide receivers is actually counterproductive to the receivers that we have now, not to mention Cam.
Cam consistently adjusting to different speed, route running, and everything else prevents him from being consistent with his core receivers. Reps being taken from the core guys hurt their development as well.
I do believe that we're trying to put the best receiving core that Cam is comfortable with on the turf on Sundays, and if that means that key receivers have to go... then that's what it takes.
I feel that only three... i say agin three receivers "now" hold guaranteed roster spots (drum roll please)... Steve Smith (that's the easy choice), Brandon Lafell(#2), and Joe Adams (GO JOE!!!). Gettis is coming off of injury and has to prove he can handle the pressure and it's not good that it's from an ACL, Amanti has shown little progress and no continuity at all with Cam, Pilares have shown the most promise on special teams but that may be as far as it goes for him... a special teamer. We can all agree to disagree about all I have said thus far, but facts are facts and the coaching staff is looking for the standouts. So we're now having a "call for arms" (to catch the ball that is), and in the end we'll put the guys who Cam has built the most consistency with on the feild along with Smith, Lafell, and Adams.
Let’s face it folks, our receiver don't have a mean streak, play with passion, or cast fear into the other teams defense except Steve Smith. Lafell has shown some consistency and has a little bit of "SWAGG" about himself, but we need more killers (aggressive in your face receivers) to go after the ball. Who wouldn't want Steve Smith... across from Steve Smith, the guy below... wouldn't mind it one bit.
via blog.eastbay.comJust my thoughts.