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  1. The culture within the NFL, fans included, is a microcosm of societal norms and this has extended to Cam. For the most part, people can tolerate a winner because it's a model they can follow to be successful themselves. They don't understand every nuance of it but they will follow each other even if the winner leads them off of a cliff, much in the way that sheep follow each other. It's a safety mechanism and a way to ensure that an individual is not left out of a group. These people could be considered followers as they are constantly being looked to for guidance. However, unlike sheep, people are able to understand what they are following and do so on a semi-conscious level that enables them to recognize other patterns and certain behaviors they may not agree with but tolerate i.e. dancing, selfies, sitting alone, being left out for high fives.  When the winner begins to lose, those who were not necessarily fans but were tolerable will turn. Those who refused to fall in line are vindicated and line up to let everyone know that. Then you have Cam. Cam will be Cam and he has earned the respect of the people who matter in his life to be able to do that and be comfortable with it. Being the non-conformist he is, this will not sit well with the sheep as he will continue to go on the path that he's been on and dare others to follow. What is uncomfortable about this is the path he is following has been walked down many times but there are forks to be taken, and maybe a shorter path to the top or simply a different route. This route took him off the podium and back to the locker room.  That is something intolerable to those sheep who want answers. The only thing you have to do is keep walking, keep dancing, keep dabbing, keep doing you, because you are the reason you are there. Junior College National Championship BCS National Championship NFL Rookie of the Year NFL Offensive Player of the Year NFL MVP 3x Divisional Champion 1x Conference Champion Most games with a rushing and passing TD in NFL History First QB with 400 yards in first two starts First QB with 35 passing TD's and 10 Rushing TD's Played with a broken back, ribs, and a (needing to be surgically repaired ankle) The path may not be as beaten, but it's clearly heading in the right direction regardless of the stops made along the way. Keep on walking. Everyone else who is able to think the situation through will Keep Pounding. Happy Off-Season!
  2. THAT IS WHAT EXCITES ME!!! Right, wrong, or indifferent, Tom Brady will go down as one of the best QB's in NFL History if he hasn't already. Failure drives some people to be better than they were before and Brady epitomizes that occurrence. After the Spy Gate stuff comes out the Patriots have the highest scoring offense in the league the next season. Last season he was crucified for footballs being under-inflated in below freezing temperatures and came out this season playing lights out. If Cam is able to build on a 50 TD season, what will the result be next season? 
  3. By the way, Cam's comments by his locker will one day become a quote that people use on posters and in other situations. Conformity is something Cam does not do and other people could take a lesson in this. Innovation is driven by non-conformity and that's what America was built on and something that Cam can encourage.
  4. Define "Man up". There is no singular truth to this as it is an inductive argument. There can be many truths depending on the claim being made and those who understand how to THINK correctly understand this. The majority of the public and media can shape peoples opinions due to the lack of critical thinking effort on the part of their readers. 
  5. Harper and Cotchery already gone?

    I don't know that it would be a trend. Regardless, I don't think Gettlemen cares about color. If someone can help the team he will be retained. Regardless, I don't think my comment was meant for you but i've read several posts that seem divisive instead of inclusive and that's more of what I was referring to than a rhetorical statement like you made. 
  6. Harper and Cotchery already gone?

    Also, it seems the race thing has made its way to the huddle. Glad everyone is turning against each other as is the status quo for Panther fans. 
  7. Harper and Cotchery already gone?

    Cotchery dropped three passes all season.
  8. This is a coaching staff problem. Not a Shula problem. Ron Rivera and the minions have shown that without familiarity with an opponent their game plan will be bland and have nothing to do with exploiting favorable match-ups or guarding against poor match-ups. Ron is a great defensive mind and it continues to show however Shula is an average offensive coordinator at best. The games that we had the least familiarity with the opponent were the games we struggled most in this year and that shows a lack of imaginative ability on behalf of the coaching staff.
  9. I agree with your points but in the same way that you don't call an African American man Boy, don't refer to the collective people of European descent as "the White man". I was born here however I wasn't born into the collective you refer to. Have a look at my earlier post on this topic if you would like. Cam is held to a higher standard for more than the color of his skin. His accolades to this point have set the bar so high that if you slip, you fall at your peril. Of course the criticism for his actions is related to him being African-American but the between the whistles judgments are all based on Cams performance. Junior College National Championship BCS National Championship NFL Rookie of the Year Offensive Player of the Year MVP 3X NFC South Champion National Football Conference Champion Most games in NFL History with a passing and rushing touchdown. Second to only Dan Marino in total TD's through first five seasons. The list goes on and without having time to research all of Cam's accolades i'm sure someone would enjoy adding them.  If there was ever a player on the trajectory to Canton, Cam is on it. The more Cam stays true to who he is as a person, the more people will come to understand him. Until then, the issues you speak of are but a microcosm of a society ruled by race, and divided by those who are either ignorant to the issues people face, or are in a battle to maintain the status quo. Your own politicians actions speak louder than their words. Remember that. 
  10. TOUGH, but in that situation, to call out Cam and not call out the receiver (though to expect Ginn to make that catch is like expecting Fozzy to come in and be adequate in blocking in max protect situations), is unfair. I've seen Ginn make ONE catch like that in his time here and that was against the Saint's in 2013 which put us into striking distance for the winning touchdown. Our first third down conversion of that game as well. But still, that was the second turnover on their half of the field and Tolbert tried to give it away and additional time.  So the next question: What was going on with Tolbert. He doesn't have fumble problems yet fumbles twice in one game. 
  11. 265 yards on 19 completed, 14 yards per completion. Factor in Cotchery's 3 drops, Brown's 2 drops, Ginn's 2 drops including the interception that went off of his hands and you get a different picture. 
  12. Except on the ball that hit him in the hands and was picked off. We had TWO turnovers in Denver territory. Ginn just isn't made to catch those high and away balls on crossing routes. If it's Funchess or Benjamin they can make it but Ginn needs to have the ball on his body. Given the way Cam was hit all game, getting a pass off like that is a wonderment in itself. It's Ginn's job to bring it down. 
  13. I think that this is a lot less about Peyton being white but the media sticking to the narrative that they began back in the 90's. This is not only about maintaining his status but self-preservation on behalf of the media. Even in the segment on NFL Network discussing Cam leaving the press conference the only person who stuck up for him and brought up Manning not shaking Drew Brees's hand was none other than HEATH EVANS. That's right, of the three african-american men discussing Cam, it took Heath Evans to come out and say, in passing because he was defending Cam and was jumped on immedietely, "I can't sit here and judge Cam based on this because I never had to prepare as much and as hard as he did, so I won't judge him for walking out." That said, if Cam or Famous Jameis had been in a similar situation to what Manning did in college they would've been jailed certainly. Especially in the southern states that they were enrolled in college. There is a double standard as the article states but the thing about Peyton is that self-preservation is intertwined between the media and him. The media preserves his character and in doing so they preserve their "credibility".  Full Disclosure: I am "white" aka of European descent and even further back, if science is correct, of African descent as is everyone. Regardless, i'm not oblivious to the issues that exist or the double standard within the NFL. As evidenced by the Riley Cooper incident, Manning teabagging a trainer, and the Jameis case that was dropped including the civil suit. Those are three things I think are important because they differences in how long the narrative has continued. Furthermore, even Broncos fans think that Cam committed multiple felonies and was kicked out of UF and think that the only thing he does for the community is give away footballs to kids. If anonymously asked to give opinions of all quarterbacks and given true or false to questions about charities they have or don't have, I would imagine that people would answer that most white QB's do have charities while african american's would likely show a less % for the same questions, when in fact it's not true at all.  This is an issue ingrained not only in sports but in society in general. A microcosm if you will and until it's something that NFL Network, ESPN, Yahoo!, Sports Illustrated, and all major outlets refuse to drop because it makes people uncomfortable, it will continue. This article won't see the light of day because it shines a bad light on those who already started a different story. 
  14. The first time I saw Rivera with any "killer instinct" so to speak, was the second half against the Cardinals. Not once have we had a game we he didn't let up. Those of you who remember the 2011 season know that we led almost every game at halftime and some by several scores. Those weren't player deficiencies but lack of recognition on behalf of the coaches. We saw the same thing this season in a lot of our wins. The Cardinal's game needs to become a blueprint for how this team operates in similar conditions.  The Super Bowl reminded me of the first few times we played the Seahawks. Their match-up's were better and their coaching was better. Shula and Ron finally found the confidence they needed to call a game the right way to win and unfortunately for them, it seems that familiarity with an opponent is what they need to develop a game plan. They aren't able to think outside of the box to make tweaks to things (as stated by the Broncos players) and they aren't able to anticipate the game plan of the other team without having faced them before. YOU HAD TWO WEEKS to prepare for this opponent and you drop the ball on the max protect we had been using all season long and decide that the best way to counter act a speed rushing team is by running plays that take four seconds to develop. This was a sign of some of the same issues Ron has had from the beginning and the only way we will get over that hump is if they are able to anticipate better what match-ups to exploit and the ones you need to prepare to change your style for.  
  15. JNo - To Tag or Not to Tag?

    Tag, bring back Hardy on a one year deal. Start using Shaq the way he was drafted to be used, as a safety/linebacker ala Kam Chancellor, bring in some CB depth and the defense will be as stout as they have ever been.