Word from Ian Rapoport is that the Carolina Panthers are looking to franchise their kicker (!) Graham Gano and let their premier guard Andrew Norwell hit the free agent market. Norwell of course is an all-pro and rated as one of the top 4 guards in the league. The coin would likely be $12.5 mill a year as the last 2 guards who got their coin got $11.5 mill (Raiders guard Gabe Jackson), and $12 mill (Kevin Zeitler, Browns).

The reason being money of course. If they franchise George Norwell. then the Carols have to pay him upwards of $14 mill for that one year. Thing is though, it’s pretty short-sighted to let the guy walk when he’s a top guy, and the Cowboys are set to hand the keys to the bank to guard Zach Martin since his rookie deal is done. He stands to make $14 mill, if not more, himself, so the market for guards is high. And it even gets higher with Quentin Nelson looking to come off the draft board in the top 5.

So, if Animal Farm is really coming out, we’d better be ready with our own bank truck.

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34 Responses to 1984

  1. unca_chuck says:

    On the other hand, the hope is this IS just like 1984 for the Niners.

    Caronia has had a checkered past with their franchise tagging process, so seeing them tag their kicker for no particular reason fits their mold. They tagger their punter, Todd Sauebraun a few years back. They tagged, and rescinded the tag, on Josh Norman, who quickly split, they tagged Julius Peppers, who split anyway the next year, and tagged wifebeater Greg Hardy, who was thus suspended for that after one game.

    So, yeah, tag the kicker.

  2. rob says:

    Justin Pugh and Josh Sitton are other free agents we should probably consider !

  3. rob says:

    Best news other than having more cap space than any other team is…

    Even after trading for Jimmy G we still have a first ,a second and two third round picks !!!

  4. Lurker John says:

    The dude will only be 27 next year and we could use an All Pro guard. I say nab him if they have the chance, but we’ll see what happens. I’m guessing the Panthers would very much like to keep him.

  5. Winder says:

    It would really benefit us to solidify the guard position as quickly as possible and that means FA. Hopefully we get one of those three that rob mentioned. That would change the whole dynamic of our draft once again.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Hey ROB! I found a post of yours in the trash. Not sure how it got there. Odd.

  7. rob says:

    OMG chuck this has got to be good ! lol

  8. rob says:

    What was it … !

    • Nipper says:

      That pic looks good but what the heck is that thing? Looks like it should be on a golf course somewhere.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    I can’t fit the helmet car into the header.

    • NJ49er says:

      Fits well enough to get the idea 😀
      I just wish they’d have used the traditional gray face cage and white striped helmet.
      Never liked the burgundy/black combo years TBH.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Peters is the guy that threw the flag into the stands? Pretty goddamn funny.

    • NJ49er says:

      Bit of a head case from what I’ve gathered Chuck.
      Guessing the flag toss was the final straw for him, hence the Trade.
      We’ve got our own issues (Foster) to deal with unfortunately.

  11. Winder says:

    I am pretty sure we will be able to compete with the Rams this year. But peters is a good CB. We need to get one or two in FA and draft another one.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, there are others out there without the issues Peters has, so we’ll likely go in a different direction.

  13. NJ49er says:

    Here’s a couple of small school CBs to keep an eye on this week –

    Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 40-Time: 4.45 (DB29)
    48 188 31 16 203

    Michael Joseph, CB, Dubuque Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 40-Time: 4.55 (DB22)
    31 168 20 15 169

  14. NJ49er says:

    Couple of tall WRs on my list –

    Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma S Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 40-Time: 4.60 (WO01)
    51 146 2,466 16.9 13

    Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 40-Time: 4.55 (WO06)
    46 158 1,873 11.9 18

  15. NJ49er says:

    Set the DVRs Boys –


    RB, OL, ST

    QB, WR, TE

    DL, LB


  16. Rob says:

    Jarvis Landry seems to be up for trade. Offer a third and throw in one of our sixth rds to seal the deal

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Works for me. Call John up.
    (408) 562-4949

  18. Winder says:

    We already have a good slot receiver. We need the big one now. I think Garcon is gonna give defenses a whole lot of grief. We need a level headed TO and a RB. The division should be ours if our defense can keep it down to 17-20 points a game. But, that probably won’t happen until next year.

  19. NJ49er says:

    Hey Rob!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ll pass on JLandry only because I don’t want to cough up any Picks.
    Tannenbaum (as usual) has boxed himself in with an early F-Tag.
    Landry is known to be a malcontent and, is someone they really don’t want on the roster anymore.
    I’d be very surprised to see anyone give up Picks to obtain a guy Miami can’t afford to pay anyway.

    Tannenbaum has to biggest idiot to carry a GM title in the NFL.
    He single-handedly torched the NYJ Cap situation with guaranteed Contracts and, with this F-Tag move on Landry, has tied his own hands once again.
    Granted, there might be a suitor out there with Picks to burn but, I’d pass.
    Wait’m out and see if he gets released in July before the Cap charges apply.

    • NJ49er says:

      If they truly intend to pay him, they’re going to have to clear a TON of Cap space within the current roster.
      Tannenbaum is a flaming idiot. He and Steven Ross deserve one another.
      The real question becomes whether Gase has any real input down there.

  20. rob says:

    nice post Winder but landry for a 3rd might work out .. and we’d still have a 1 , 2 and 3 left

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Gase went from one shit sandwich to another in Chi town to Miami. And he dodged us. Funny how that shit works out. Rather be us than a lot of other teams.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    No, it does come with dingleberries though.

    New thread is up!

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