Are they really happy with what they have at safety? Feels a little like the year they went in with Bell at left tackle, only there seem to be more available upgrades.
— Logan Ulrich (@loganulrich) May 9, 2018
I get many of you don’t want to hear this, but yes, they’re cool with who they have back there right now.
“How?” you ask as your hand slaps your forehead and you mumble something about Eric Reid and Tre Boston.
Well, they’re confident in veterans Da’Norris Searcy and Mike Adams, who’s not getting younger but who coaches think will benefit with a year of their system under his belt.
Then there’s Rashaan Gaulden, whose biggest faults so far are not being named Ronnie Harrison and not having an “S” next to his name. If Gaulden was listed as a safety, I think the fan base would be more accepting of his role here. But make no mistake, the Panthers see Gaulden as a safety who can help them right away even though he played a lot of nickel in college.
And don’t forget about Demetrious Cox. They really liked what they saw out of him early last season until he suffered a high ankle sprain while playing a key role in the Week 4 win at New England.
I know you’ve heard “the answer’s on the roster” before, and to be clear, I’m not trying to assure you it is. But they think it could be, so right now, that’s the plan at safety.
Should we sign Dez Bryant?
— Brandon B. (@DabbleBro) May 9, 2018
You’ll have to beat back all the other teams lined up to sign him …
Let’s package these next two together:
Website submission from Kyle in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom: With the signing of C.J. Anderson, is that a demotion to Christian McCaffrey or are we looking at using a two RB offence a lot more with the potential for both to have 1,000 yards next season?
The team seems to be making it clear they aren’t comfortable with CAP. Is the writing on the wall for him? Do you see him making this team?
— Mr. Bynum (@cbynum) May 9, 2018
Did anyone really think the Panthers were going forward with just McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker? They were going to add someone of significance either by draft or free agency. When the draft didn’t work out, Anderson was a perfect Plan B. Shoot, they actually began talking to his people even before the draft.
So no, this isn’t a demotion of McCaffrey, who’s probably not a 1,000-yard rusher but who should eclipse 1,000 total yards again.
As far as Artis-Payne goes, the new offensive coaching…