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Screw other FA's, we should target Chris Gamble


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#1 bobobonators

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

Panthers released him.  He would be a PERFECT compliment to Gilmore.  He would instantly solidify our secondary and the CB position which is a major requirement to an effective Pettine defense.  Gamble is a very good corner and is still young enough (about to turn 30) to produce at a very high level.

I'd prefer him over any other FA defensive player at this point.

Edited by bobobonators, 08 March 2013 - 01:54 PM.


#2 Snorom

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

I'd "Gamble" on that

#3 PaattMaann

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

been a fan of his ever since the ohio st. vs miami national championship game back in...02?? love the guy, can he still get it done?? and at what cost....

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

If he is so good, why was he released?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

View Postjjmac, on 08 March 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:

If he is so good, why was he released?

their cap.

I'm not saying he's Revis, but he's a legit NFL CB.  He would instantly be our #1CB ahead of Gilmore (IMO)...at the very least he would be one of the better #2 CB's in the league.

Edited by bobobonators, 08 March 2013 - 02:30 PM.


#6 nucci

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

View Postjjmac, on 08 March 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:

If he is so good, why was he released?
Players get released for a number of reasons. Not always on lack of ability.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

View Postnucci, on 08 March 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

Players get released for a number of reasons. Not always on lack of ability.
But usually you don't just let good ones with ability go without trying to trade them or get rid of guys who aren't good.....
I'm not saying thats the case here though, the Panthers were over the cap so they had to make some cuts to get back under apparently

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

Gamble would be a solid #2 for us.  Would definitely be interested.

#9 Billsrhody

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

:thumbsup:

#10 nucci

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 08 March 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

But usually you don't just let good ones with ability go without trying to trade them or get rid of guys who aren't good.....
I'm not saying thats the case here though, the Panthers were over the cap so they had to make some cuts to get back under apparently
I know. Also just because a player is released doesn't mean he still can't play or his career is over.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

He is an overall upgrade to McKelvin.  The guy can do everything on the field, just like McKelvin, and his biggest weakness is his base position, just like McKelvin.

#12 judman

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Roll the dice...

#13 sjjr

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

Would be a great pick up if they can get him to take a short term deal.  He's 30...

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 08 March 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

But usually you don't just let good ones with ability go without trying to trade them or get rid of guys who aren't good.....
I'm not saying thats the case here though, the Panthers were over the cap so they had to make some cuts to get back under apparently

with free agency starting up, you will see some solid vets released because they dont want to renegotiate back loaded deals, new schemes that they dont fit as well etc... just because their current skill set doesnt match their current price, doesnt mean value cant be found.

Edited by NoSaint, 08 March 2013 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

I'm not sure we should bet it all on this gamble

#16 Triple Threat

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

I live in Charlotte but don't know Gamble's game per say, but he gets killed around here.  Even the fans bash the guy constantly.  The sports radio show will be rejoicing Monday.  Like I said I don't know how he plays, but there hasn't been a more maligned player in years here.

#17 OldTimer1960

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:21 PM

He has missed a fair amount of games the last 2 years due to injury.  He is also getting up there in age for cornerbacks.  Yes, I know that there are some very rare exceptions that play into their mid-30s at CB, but not many.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

There are lots of good FA cornerbacks this year.

Because of the supply, it's possible that some of them might be very good values.

It would behoove the Bills to sign a veteran free agent in the name of saving draft picks for other positions.

#19 bobobonators

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

Free agent CB Chris Gamble is planning to retire.

"A number of teams have expressed interest in (him)," Gamble's agent said in a statement. "However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire. Even though he still loves football, he told me that he's decided to focus on life after football." It's stunning news for a 30 year old who seemed to have some good football left, but could be an indication the shoulder injury that limited Gamble to four games last season was more serious than previously thought. Perpetually underrated since being the No. 28 pick of the 2004 draft, Gamble will finish his career with 27 interceptions across 123 games if he's indeed hanging up his cleats. It's possible Gamble will reconsider once training camp rolls around.

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#20 BEAST MODE BABY!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

View Postbobobonators, on 08 March 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

Panthers released him.  He would be a PERFECT compliment to Gilmore.  He would instantly solidify our secondary and the CB position which is a major requirement to an effective Pettine defense.  Gamble is a very good corner and is still young enough (about to turn 30) to produce at a very high level.

I'd prefer him over any other FA defensive player at this point.

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