InterestsI 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.
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If they do, it won't come to anything. I'd be mighty surprised if the higher court would listen to it, but even if they review it, they'll probably just let the lower court ruling stand. It's not going to happen before the season gets underway in any event.
I can't say that I've agreed with everything you said, nor will I say that i disagree. I'll have to review it and let what you've said sink in. But I will say that you provided a well-thought-out, compelling case as to why fanboy arguments in here regarding Gettleman are basically that: fanboy arguments. For me, man, it's a breath of fresh air.
The fact that the only Super Bowl team that we have had in franchise history had a great defense and plenty of offensive weapons---including great legitimate depth at WR---should tell all the Einsteins here something. It's not a coincidence, The two are not mutually exclusive. If you can't see that, then you just don't want to see it. And, you just don't want to see it because it invalidates your theory that it has to be one or the other. It doesn't. And that's the bottom line. /Thread/
I can understand wanting Corey Brown to do well. But, some Huddlers have really lowered their expectations, feeling the need to defend a guy that would hardly be a blip on another fan base's radar. Hell, guests to the Huddle just coming to get some general information about our preseason, or just general fan sentiment are probably like "All this over Corey Brown?" Then they go to their own virtual water coolers or real offices and relay their Information about what the best Panthers fan-based web site is discussing and their colleagues are like, "Who? " Ultimately they are all chuckling, snickering and outright laughing at our expense. I know that it had been a long time, and I really can't blame you for suffering from some type of post traumatic stress from all these years of lack at the position, but...damn, some of you just need to snap out of it and raise your expectations. The future and stability of our receiving corps does not rise and fall with Corey Brown.
First off, it's not really something that you've picked up on, as much as it is you're speculating on. Secondly, saying that it would have arguably been one of the best in franchise history isn't really saying that much. The bar for having an outstanding receiving corps for this franchise is pretty low. And when I say 'outstanding' I am using it in the most literal sense of the word. Third, injuries are unfortunately part of the game, that's why you have to plan and prepare for them, especially at key positions. It's hardly a coincidence that the only time we have been to the Super Bowl is when we had legit threats at multiple receiving positions. We were better and deeper at the position than a lot of teams, plus we had a great defense to boot. This is the perfect example of having a good defense and good receivers. Our team was the most balanced it had been and has been since. As for our future at the position and our young receivers growing, I agree wholeheartedly. KB had already shown signs of progressing this off-season. If Funchess can get over his hammy issues, then he can start developing in earnest. Who knows what we have in our young guys (including Norwood)? We can only speculate based on what we've seen, what we've heard, scouting reports, draft position, etc. One thing is for sure though, it all begins with catching the ball. Lastly, back to my main point about this thread: the Colts ain't really got poo to do with us getting our team and receiving corps to where it needs to be. You can have a good defense and a good receiving corps simultaneously.