Reporting Chris “Mac” McClain
Ok, I know what you are thinking. Yes, I was the one who was freaking out Monday about Darrelle Revis coming to the Bucs and the NFC South. He is a game changer if he is healthy. But, that is only for 2 games a year.
Many fans want the Cats to respond to Tampa and take a Wide Receiver in the First Round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. It is tempting, but they need to keep an eye on the big picture. Sure, another playmaker would help if Revis is able to take Steve Smith out of the game by himself. The other receivers can be doubled can then be doubled.
But, the Panthers have 14 other games. And, they have much bigger needs. Our receiving corps is fine in normal matchups. Those are the games where Smitty is doubled. Then, the other guys can hurt single coverage.
I am much more concerned about 4 games against elite QBs in our Division (Brees and Ryan). We need more Dline help to stuff the run and get those QBs in 3rd and long. We need more Secondary help to cover on 3rd and long.
Please Panthers don’t freak out on Thursday night about this Revis thing. Even if I did for 4 hours on Monday morning.