Readers tell me the Panthers ought to trade their No. 1 pick for Cincinnati's pick plus Carson Palmer. Or they offer a different trade scenario. Panthers can't. Unless there's a CBA, players can't be traded. Without a CBA, the Panthers can trade only draft choices. They could trade their No. 1 for a lesser No. 1 and a No. 2 or No. 3, say.
I found Cam Newton compelling. If I were the Panthers, and could get one excellent choice and one good one for No. 1, I'd probably take the deal. And yet...
I also found Auburn compelling. Hadn't been there in 15 years. Pretty little town, had the requisite cheap restaurant with really good food and coffee shop with really good, and really necessary, coffee.
Everybody I asked for directions not only offered them but offered them with total recall. Go left one mile and right one-third of a mile and left for one block and right for 71 yards and then turn at 45 degree angle.
Thank you, Auburn.
Saw the trees that were poisoned. Bet you $50 that the guy that did it posts on message boards. I think fresh air would cure a lot of these guys. But they'd have to leave the house.
Pro Day ran so long we didn't make it back to Charlotte. We made it only as far as Newnan, on the Alabama side of Atlanta. Will avoid Atlanta on the way back if possible. Doubt Abdullah the Butcher's House of Ribs & Chinese Food offers breakfast, anyway.