Panthers GM Dave Gettleman Talks With The Drive From The Senior Bowl

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The Drive Tuesday 1-22-13 -Dave Gettleman joins The Drive to talk about his first few weeks as the Panther GM, why he thinks he was overlooked for so many General Manager positions, and what his plans are for getting the Panthers under the cap and ready for next year.

The Carolina panthers are looking to make a statement in the NFL next season. Not only is the franchise looking to innovate its stadium, but re-model their personnel also. To start this process, the Panthers hired new General manager Dave Gettleman.

Gettleman is a man who has had lots of experience in understanding football. He worked with the New York Giants for almost 15 years and now has brought his knowledge of the game to Charlotte. Gettleman had good success with the Giants contributing to their two Super Bowl victories in 2007 and 2011. “My job is to make everyone better” Gettleman said in his recent interview with the Panthers. Although he is trying to adjust to his new environment, Gettleman has a lot of work to handle if the Panthers expect to make some noise this off-season.

The Panthers are nearly 41 million over the cap which means Gettleman will have to start evaluating his roster to get ready for free agency. “The first order of business is evaluating our roster and un-restricted free agency.” Gettleman has great talent evaluation skills so he knows how to develop and win. “Were a quarterback league, basically the philosophy is going to be quarterbacks, touchdowns scorers, pass rushers and big men” Gettleman said.

The NFC South better get ready because the Panthers are looking to dominate the division. GM Dave Gettleman will have the team ready to compete.

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