Now, Let’s Get to Work!

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Make the hard choices.  Jeff King and Ken Lucas top this list.
  4. Prep for the Scouting Combine.  It begins February 18th.
  5. Shop ’til you drop since the trade period will arrive February 27th.
  6. 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!

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Tags: Carolina Panthers Free Agent Signing Period Jared Allen Jeff King Jordan Gross Julius Peppers Ken Lucas NFL Scouting Combine Super Bowl XLIII Trade Period

  • The Dirty Bird

    You said it on the forward pass, I just said the same thing on my blog.

  • John White

    It’s a shame they didn’t review that play.  The refs had too much say so in who won and lost instead of the players.  What a shame.

  • Josh

    Agreed, when they did the replay I said there is no way that can be called a fumble, then the boath reviw never came. I doubt the end result to the game would have change, but it would have been interesting to watch one last play.

    Overal a great game, came down to the wire, did not enjoy it as much as the giants stomping the pats though. And when are we gonna get a descent half time show?

  • The Pirate Lady

    It sucks that Julius Peppers wants to leave–but if he’s not happy here, then we don’t need him. Trade him to Detroit!