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November 19, 2005

Draft prospect a bust

Think back to the April draft for a second.

A lot of fans were outraged when the Panthers didn’t draft a wide receiver.

Truth be told, the Panthers had their eyes on Fred Gibson of Georgia and even contemplated a trade to get him.

It never happened, and that’s probably a good thing. Gibson is looking like a bust. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the fourth round and cut him. The Dolphins waived him from their practice squad last week.

Posted by Observer Sports on November 19, 2005 at 08:14 PM | Permalink


I went to the University of Georgia and saw Fred Gibson for all four years there. He has size and speed but could never stay healthy or make big catches when we needed it. He also refused to catch balls over the middle and hated to block. So, teams knew he had physical tools but I knew he'd be a bust and although its a little early to call him that, he'll probably amount to nothing.

Posted by: Adam G | Nov 20, 2005 6:35:56 PM

After this game against the Bears, I think we do need another decent WR to draw the attention of opposing defenses.

The draft is always a gamble----superstars end up as busts----and 7th round picks become superstars.

But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try and upgrade our skill positions, especially when they only consist, at this point, of Delhomme and Steve Smith.

Posted by: Jonathan in MA | Nov 21, 2005 10:13:02 AM

Aggressive is not running less (or blitzing more). Aggressive means using all your tools, being hard to defend or attack because you are hard to predict. When we have played well (New England, Atlanta, playoffs two years ago), we threw anywhere on the field and ran anywhere on the field. When we have lost badly (Chicago, TB), we were predictable -- by the way, on both sides of the ball.

Posted by: Tom | Dec 13, 2005 7:42:34 AM

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