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Dave Gettleman doesn’t see major holes with Panthers

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Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman held his first pre-draft press conference since moving from the Giants to the Panthers and sounded like a man pleased with the makeup of his roster heading into next week.

While Gettleman admitted that the depth at secondary, offensive line and defensive line in this draft class matches up well with areas that the Panthers would like to improve, he also said that he didn’t think there were any gaping holes on the roster that needed filling.

“Maybe you guys think I’m Pollyanna but I don’t see any major holes here,” Gettleman said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

If the Panthers did have a player they absolutely wanted, it might be hard for them to deal up given their relative lack of draft picks (11 over the next two years) so it isn’t a bad thing that Gettleman feels the team has no needs that must be met during the draft. Trading down isn’t a possibility with a lot of appeal to the general manager — “Do you want a dollar or three dimes? I’ll take the buck.” — so it seems the Panthers will be on the less active side of things once the draft gets underway next week.

Unless, of course, that’s just what Gettleman wants us to think.

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9 Responses to “Dave Gettleman doesn’t see major holes with Panthers”
  1. hmpennypacker says: Apr 18, 2013 4:46 PM

    So Rivera’s gone after the end of the season and Cowher comes in, yeah?

  2. kepickle says: Apr 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    COWHER LMAO he’s happy in TV he isn’t coaching again Not for us or anyone & IF Rivera gets Fired we’ll Hire another DC just like before Likely the Giants DC

  3. MichaelWrites says: Apr 18, 2013 5:10 PM

    Look harder.

  4. brohamma says: Apr 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    I’d bet anything that the coaches don’t see it Gettleman’s way when they look at the tape from Nakamura getting “handled.”

    Vaccaro will not make it past Carolina if he is still on the board.

  5. clownsfan says: Apr 18, 2013 5:32 PM

    The I believe this guy needs his eyes checked.

  6. sandersmarcus10 says: Apr 18, 2013 5:49 PM

    Has this guy not seen his own secondary?!

  7. napalmfingers says: Apr 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    In this exact same conference, he said that he expects a minimum of two starters from this draft. If you feel like you have to draft a single starter, let alone TWO, then you clearly are seeing some holes in your roster…

  8. seaeagle707 says: Apr 18, 2013 7:39 PM

    The Lions won’t trade up, the Falcons will, this guy won’t trade down. We’ll see how quiet they all are once the draft starts. I’m betting this year’s draft is going to make the New York Stock Exchange look like a funeral home. All of this “we don’t need anybody” talk is nothing, but pure blarney.

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 19, 2013 1:32 PM

    Is Gettleman serious? Why does he think Hurney was fired and he was brought in to replace him?

    They need a real WR and could use a real corner and a real safety. But after two lousy losing seasons, Gettleman thinks there are no major holes. Not a good sign.

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