top dawg

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About top dawg

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  • Birthday 07/08/1967

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  • Interests I certainly bleed my Panther blue, and have followed the team so long, that I'm beginning to feel like history as opposed to remembering history. That being said, I follow the Panthers very closely and am truly a Panthers fanatic in the best sense of the word.

    In addition to following the Panthers and the NFL, I also write poems and essays regarding different aspects of race relations in America, and sometimes the world. You can see some of my poetry at blackpoems.net, and perhaps more importantly read my essays on race at racerelations.net. Yes, I know that dealing with racial issues can seem somewhat taboo at times, but my goal is to provide forums where people can at least open up a dialogue and discuss racial issues forthrightly, but respectfully. It is my dream that people will get to a point where, like Dr. martin Luther King expressed, people will be judged by their character and not skin color. Moreover, I have been known to write reviews and opinions on different aspects of the wireless industry, and other issues that affect consumers.

    Lastly, I am a family man who works a penny ante job, enjoys sports and very few TV shows, and plays video games. I am in some ways the quintessential "starving artist", who somewhat revels in being a rebel and covets a Bohemian lifestyle.

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  1. top dawg added a post in a topic How Many Gettleman Trades Have Worked Out?   

    Perhaps we can pick up a conditional by dealing Trusnik, Glanton or Klein.
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  2. top dawg added a post in a topic Seahawks Fan Reactions to Norwood...   

    If Gettleman traded for him, then I gotta believe that he has something that we need.
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  3. top dawg added a post in a topic Tommy makes an excellent point re: Norwood   

    Mr. Clutch has reliable, sticky fingers if you listen to scouting reports.
    Like I alluded to in the other thread, his scouting report says that he is a smart player that gives his QB help when plays break down. I have never seen this mentioned in a scouting report. He sounds a lot like Baldwin and Kearse to be honest.  Maybe that was a repetitve thing in Seattle, but it should be a good thing for us.
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  4. top dawg added a post in a topic Is Norwood the 6th WR or will he replace Bersin/Boykin?   

    Sure, but is it Boykin's or Bersin's roster spot...?    ***coy smile and a raising of the eyebrows three times in quick succession***
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  5. top dawg added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    Meh. I know what I have seen the last two championships. And it's smart receivers who get open and consistently give their QB help when plays break down.  
    Kind of like Norwood's scouting report...
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  6. top dawg added a post in a topic Is Norwood the 6th WR or will he replace Bersin/Boykin?   

    I haven't a clue.  If he does take one of their spots, I assume that he sees something he really likes because all of them are really possession type of receivers. On paper they all seem to be the same receiver.
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  7. top dawg added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    Oh, they just won a championship, and probably should have won another one. That tells me all that I need to know. Contrary to a simplistic narrative, they just make plays when the game is on the line. The Seahawks are not a one or two man show. No NFL team that hopes to compete for championships really can be. 
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  8. top dawg added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    Well, PFF certainly doesn't think that they have the worst receiving corps in the NFL
     http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seattle-seahawks-wide-receivers-jimmy-graham-tyler-lockett-083115
    The Huddle really needs to let that go, especially since they have Richardson and Lippett who has been making plays this preseason. 
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  9. top dawg added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    STRENGTHS Solid build. Good hands and concentration -- extends outside his frame and makes the difficult catch. Fine route savvy -- sells his routes with stems and nods. Understands how to get open. Good sideline awareness -- dots the "i." Established rapport with the quarterback is noticeable (is the first receiver sought on broken plays) and keeps working to come free. Very solid personal and football character. Trustworthy, accountable and dependable.
    WEAKNESSES Has short arms. Does not pop out of his breaks or create separation with burst and acceleration. Struggles some defeating the jam. Can show more urgency as a blocker in the run game. Breaks few tackles after the catch.
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/kevin-norwood?id=2543689
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  10. top dawg added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    He's better than nothing. He was on some people's radars during last year's draft.  If nothing else, perhaps his brain will be purged of intelligence...on Seattle that is.
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  11. top dawg added a post in a topic David Newton gives Cam a thumbs-up   

    True dat! But it seems like a good representation here on the Huddle have been unconditionally dismissive of what I believe were obvious concerns at WR.  I guess a persistent hammy and consistent drops are finally making people here finally come to their senses. It's damned near asinine to try and say that Cam's lack of legit weapons is not affecting his performance and overall success of the team now.
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  12. top dawg added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    David Newton gives Cam a thumbs-up
    For those of you who have gotten into a routine of slamming David Newton for taking pot-shots at Cam,  in his latest article on Newton,  he points out that Cam is doing a good job.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/61674/thumbs-up-for-panthers-qb-cam-newton
     
    Now that ESPN's Newton has a lot more clarity as a result of two drop-filled outings by wide-outs, hopefully everyone will realize what some of us have known all along,  which is that Cam takes more flack than he deserves.  For all his high passes that he heaves,  he still has made improvements this off-season befitting of his pay raise. 
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  13. top dawg added a post in a topic Panthers appear to be looking for WR help   

    Only thing is, he is not unknown around these parts. 
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  14. top dawg added a post in a topic Panthers appear to be looking for WR help   

    I would welcome either one.  Whalen wasn't even on my radar.
     
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  15. top dawg added a post in a topic Other Team's Cuts   

    Ray Drew was cut
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