Super Bowl XLIII is now a fading memory. It’s over. (Oh, by the way, that sure looked like a forward pass and not a fumble which should have given the Cardinals a chance at a hail mary but I digress.)
And, now that it’s over, the real work can begin.
The Carolina Panthers have a lot to do.
- Sign Jordan Gross. This is by far the highest priority for the team. Period. Pro Bowl tackles don’t grow on trees and certainly not guys who can switch from right tackle to left tackle and still make his first trip to Honolulu.
- Franchise and trade Julius Peppers. He doesn’t want to be in Charlotte anymore so give him his wish – on our terms. Make a deal similar to the Jared Allen deal and we’re in good shape.
- Make the hard choices. Jeff King and Ken Lucas top this list.
- Prep for the Scouting Combine. It begins February 18th.
- Shop ’til you drop since the trade period will arrive February 27th.
- Shop even more. The Free Agency signing period begins the same day as the trade period.
There’s a lot of work to be done and likely a lot of blogging to go with it. The offseason is officially here. Now, let’s get to work!