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03-03-2013, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Orlando, FL
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he drafted all of TWO years and i'll remind you that markstrom and robak were his picks. if tallon hadn't thrown away ellerby, those two years would not look so bad.
Ellerby is bad. Ellerby didn't convert from his pick position.
Robak and Markstrom are all we have from that mess. Robak is yet to blossom really, but we have hope there. Markstrom, as we know, looks great.
his signings were modest - his approach was to bring in reasonable vets to complement a young core. he didn't saddle us with a bunch of crazy contracts (like tallon has) but instead set up his successor's pretty well.
Like Tallon has? Use your thinking cap man. Dale Tallon purposely designed these contracts such that we sit at the Panthers 'upper limit' and put up a pseudo 'win now' campaign until our youngsters have developed. Hence why all of those contracts expire at the same time. Just in time for our youngsters to receive a pay day that they'll be demanding.
i don't think he was a genius general manager. he was a limited, reluctant GM but he was smart in his conservative approach - he didn't throw away picks or prospects, he accumulated them. that, along with decent drafts under sexton set the stage for tallon.
JM didn't accumulate picks whatsoever. Sexton and Tallon were the ones to do that, really.
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