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March 16, 2008

WR Hackett expected to pick a team soon

It may be another day or two before D.J. Hackett makes a decision, but the Carolina Panthers remain in strong contention to sign the Seahawks' free agent wide receiver, according to a league source.

Hackett visited Washington, Tampa Bay and Carolina last week, and also has been considering a return to Seattle.

   Negotiations with multiple teams, including the Panthers, are believed to be well underway.
   The Panthers need another receiver to compete with Muhsin Muhammad and Dwayne Jarrett for playing time alongside Steve Smith.
   --- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on March 16, 2008 at 10:17 PM | Permalink


Show me the money!!!

Posted by: D.J. Hackett | Mar 16, 2008 10:39:35 PM

Any word about how much the Panthers offered him?

Posted by: Al | Mar 16, 2008 10:54:32 PM

Why the 2 different fonts Chandler? I'm assuming you cut and pasted the first sentence from another web site, since we all know you have no "league source".

It won't be long before that SYPRIS idiot gets on here telling us how Hackett should accept the lowest offer available to him, and that he is not even worth a below league minimum contract.

Posted by: black bush | Mar 16, 2008 11:51:58 PM

This would be a horrible move for Hackett if he signed with the Panthers....THEY HAVE NO QB!!!

Hackett if you want big money sign a one year deal the Seahawks and stay heathty.

Think about it.

Posted by: Nick | Mar 16, 2008 11:53:28 PM

Nick,,,Shut up...go back in your hole..with the other night lizards...

Posted by: Catsnmbr1fan | Mar 17, 2008 12:00:22 AM

"Nick,,,Shut up...go back in your hole..with the other night lizards..."

Lets be real, why would he want to play behind Jarret, Smith, and Moose? This would kill his chances of making some real cash. Oh did I mention the Panthers have a real crappy QB.

Posted by: Nick | Mar 17, 2008 12:07:43 AM

Nick you silly little billy, come back to bed. I need your greasy hair, gold chain, and fat belly to keep me warm.

Posted by: Johnny cakes | Mar 17, 2008 12:12:38 AM

Can I get an educated response from someone? or is everyone here not capable of doing so?

Why the personal attacks?

Posted by: Nick | Mar 17, 2008 12:19:37 AM


Posted by: Nick | Mar 17, 2008 12:20:37 AM

From the Rock Hill Herald:
According to league sources with knowledge of the situation, Hackett's representatives exchanged numbers with Panthers salary cap manager Rob Rogers on Sunday, indicating a level of interest in coming to the Queen City that was previously underestimated.

I would like to see this happen.

Posted by: Chad | Mar 17, 2008 12:25:28 AM

Nick if you want an educated response ask an educated question. You are delusional if you think Hackett would be the #4 WR on this team. Go to bed dude.

Posted by: Chad | Mar 17, 2008 12:29:04 AM

Hackett wouldnt be playing behind jarrett and moose, he would be 1 and 2 with smith, smith of course being #1. Sounds like it has the potential of being a great tandem to me. We must remember our Super Bowl appearance was with 2 monstrous options at WR, and Hackett IF HEALTHY, a big if, can maybe be that guy again

Posted by: Andrew Lee | Mar 17, 2008 12:31:02 AM

Sign Hackett then make these your first 6 picks:
1 Chris Williams OT, Vandy
2 Dre Moore DT, Maryland
3 Dajuan Morgan, FS, NC State
3 Ray Rice RB, Rutgers
4 Owen Schmitt FB, West Virginia
5 Chris Harrington DE, Texas A&M

Posted by: Our draft | Mar 17, 2008 12:38:34 AM

Here's an educated response for you Nick: (a) It's very difficult to have a good QB with only one option at WR and no viable running game, (b) Hackett would be brought in to compete for the #2 slot, and not down the depth chart, (c) Not one team with a "real" QB won the Super Bowl this year (Manning is more quirky than Delhomme could ever imagine), (d) Delhomme is still one of the top pressure QBs in the league, (e) Hackett is not a "proven" commodity because of injuries, which, incidentally kept Delhomme from a full season, (f) The only team with "NO QB" is Atlanta and they hope to fix that in the draft. So, Nick, if you want to continue to make crazy posts, I am here to offer you the "educated response."

Posted by: Steve | Mar 17, 2008 12:42:07 AM

A man once asked Charles Chandler if his real name is "Chuck". Charles Chandler did not respond, he simply stared at him until he exploded.

Posted by: Chuck Norris | Mar 17, 2008 12:54:04 AM

Crazy, you mean realistic? Put yourself in Hacketts shoes would you want a chance to make a big payday or settle for chump change?

Ok again lets be realistic his best option is Seattle. Why? well it is fairly simple, sign a one year deal with a Pro bowler QB(Hasselbeck) stay healthy and next year cash in. Why would he chance that with the panthers? Can he put up the number his first year in a system he doesnt know? Unlikely, so it would be better to stay in a system where he can put up big numbers fairly easy...if he can stay healthy.

Besides he wants to return to Seattle, he only went south to drive up his value.

The defense rests.

Posted by: Nick | Mar 17, 2008 1:04:00 AM

An interesting take, Nick, and you may be right. Seattle may well be his best option, but they have to want him back too. If the contract offers are similar, that may make sense for him, but we have no idea about the offer details. Seattle may not be willing to guarantee him any money--even in a one year deal. They've seen him up close, and know about his best features as well as his warts. Though familiarity with the system is a good thing, a change in scenery can often help out just as much. Further, Hackett to me is the clear-cut option to start opposite Smitty ahead of an aging Muhammad and a football-retarded Jarret (he can't learn the route tree in a YEAR? SERIOUSLY?) Add to that that Carolina has an offense BEGGING to have a wideout put up big stats besides the constantly double-teamed Smith, whereas Hasselbeck and the Seahawks are happy to spread the ball around.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Mar 17, 2008 1:10:42 AM

DJ Hackett never goes to the dentist because his teeth are unbreakable. His enemies never go to the dentist because they have no teeth.

Posted by: Chuck | Mar 17, 2008 1:17:05 AM

I dont think hackett will ever be healthy enough to proove he can be a starting receiver. Whoever signs him better have depth at receiver for all those missed games he will have. I hope the Panthers dont waiste thier money on another injury prone player we dont need him.

Posted by: C Boss | Mar 17, 2008 2:39:57 AM

Michael Procton, I don't think that Hackett is the "clear-cut option." We passed on most of the better receivers who were health. We see Hackett as an opportunity to get a starting receiver at a lower market value because of injuries and hope he works out. All in all, I don't see Hackett coming here because in the end, someone else will offer more money and have a better shot at the playoffs. Remember, Fox said at the end of last year that "we aren't that far away, a player or two here and there and we can contend for the division....the division champs were 9-7 and we were 7-9, so we aren't that far away." Let's hope that the NFL leaves the playoff seeding structure in its current form, if they base it solely on record, we are in for a tough, playoff-free couple of years.

Posted by: Real Panther Fan | Mar 17, 2008 6:55:10 AM

In a tagteam match, Michael Procton was teamed with Hulk Hogan against King Kong Bundy and Andre The Giant. He pinned all 3 at the same time.

Posted by: Chuck | Mar 17, 2008 7:18:44 AM

Chuck, lay off the LSD man.

Posted by: JV | Mar 17, 2008 9:51:52 AM

From Carolina Growl Steve is usually pretty good at this. So in response to all the nonsense this post has generated

"One source close to the situation said Carolina is Hackett's top choice if he decides to leave Seattle. However, Hackett is said to be happy in Seattle and might decide to stay there if the Seahawks were to come close to matching Carolina's offer.

One source said, "It all comes down to money." "

Oh and Nick your Pro Bowl QB Really burned it up last time he got to the SuperBowl with a better team than he will have this year!! Good luck with our OLine cast offs!

Posted by: Costal Cat | Mar 17, 2008 10:30:32 AM

Nick, you should just go out and become an agent. You arguments are nothing more than what is destroying the game - money, money, money. If Hackett chooses to go back to Seattle, so be it. He can continue to fester and choke on a seasonal basis. Oh, and guess what? Delhomme is a pro-bowler too.

Posted by: Steve | Mar 17, 2008 10:35:23 AM

Why don't the Panthers take a look at Chris Leak and Michael Waddell. Waddell can return kicks and had one of the fastest 40 in the combine. Leak would be a solid back up!

Posted by: EG | Mar 17, 2008 11:06:49 AM

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