top dawg

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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 Tuesday NFL Cuts   

    Deontay Greenberry is a name I remember some people mentioning. Cut by the Seahawks.
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  2. top dawg added a post in a topic Which is the bigger glaring Problem?   

    If you can't run Shula's vanilla offense because the receivers aren't making plays, then it's all for naught anyway. Shula may generally be a problem, but right now I have to point to our receivers. 
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  3. top dawg added a post in a topic Dave Gettleman, the don, on the state of the team (via David Newton).   

    Dave is spot on. Oher has been a revelation, and Cam continues to improve.  I am a little less hawkish on Ealy's supposed improvement (he basically won his job by default), but Ealy did show notable progress towards the end of last season.  
    Other than maybe a smash-mouth run game that has appeared to be more "mouth" than "smash", the receiving corps is our weakest link. Perhaps Funchess and Norwood will make us serviceable.
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  4. top dawg added a post in a topic Despite recent trade, Panthers still in need of receiver help   

    Matters of perspective are like looking at a diamond while changing angles in the sunlight. 
    Sometimes you have to keep an open mind about which angle provides the best view...or at least realize that your view is not the only view, and not the only one that has a good angle behind it.
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  5. top dawg added a post in a topic Despite recent trade, Panthers still in need of receiver help   

    Arguing about whether or not any team in the NFL would be hurting if they lost both their top two receivers is really immaterial. The whole purpose of acquiring depth is to provide insurance in case something unforeseen happens. Regardless if you value upside or not, upside is a major part of the equation of depth.  if you can't understand that, then I don't know what else to tell you.
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  6. top dawg added a post in a topic King Suggests RGIII to Backup Cam   

    RGIII would surely think that he was sitting the bench in the Twilight Zone.
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  7. top dawg added a post in a topic Despite recent trade, Panthers still in need of receiver help   

    Don't you dare suggest any more names in this thread, people will shoot them down because they don't believe that they have any value and are a bunch of scrubs.  Lord knows that it is just impossible and illogical that they would be a better fit for the Panthers and possibly---if not likely---upgrade our group.
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  8. top dawg added a post in a topic Despite recent trade, Panthers still in need of receiver help   

    That receiving corps is no where near as "shitty" as our 2014 corps. It has waaaaaaay mor upside.
    No one is saying there are a "ton" of teams that are stacked, just several of them (some being real competitors) that would at least be able to have a semblance of a passing game based on their upside alone.  After KB and Funchess, there is no real upside. Some analysts even believe our WR is suspect even with a healthy Funchess.
    Why argue against upgrading a "shitty" corps? I will never know.
    Edit: let me put it this way, better to be in that number of teams, however big it is, than not.
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  9. top dawg added a post in a topic Tuesday Panthers Cuts....   

    I don't exactly understand what you're saying, but I believe that the rosters had to be paired down by 4PM today, so the deadline hasn't arrived yet.
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  10. top dawg added a post in a topic Tuesday Panthers Cuts....   

    Oh, has he been here before? I actually thought that he did a pretty good job (without looking at the stats).
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  11. top dawg added a post in a topic Elliott Harrison: I see the Panthers winning NFCs at 9-6-1   

    He probably thinks "The Panthers are so 'goofy', why the hell not?"
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  12. top dawg added a post in a topic Elliott Harrison: I see the Panthers winning NFCs at 9-6-1   

    Well, I can agree to disagree about the rule, but just not your reasoning. Your rationale supports the rule change as opposed to arguing against it. If you don't like the rule because you believe it leads to more ties (exactly one per year on average out of all the games), then that's all you had to say.
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  13. top dawg added a post in a topic Elliott Harrison: I see the Panthers winning NFCs at 9-6-1   

    The game cannot end on a field goal, unless the opposing team fails to move the ball and at least get a field goal. If they can't then they really don't deserve to win, because the opposing team just did what they couldn't...plus the rule only applies to the first possession. 
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  14. top dawg added a post in a topic Elliott Harrison: I see the Panthers winning NFCs at 9-6-1   

    Even if there is a higher likelihood of a tie, I'll take the rule change with a tie per year, as it's a fairer way to do things.
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  15. top dawg added a post in a topic Elliott Harrison: I see the Panthers winning NFCs at 9-6-1   

    The only way in reality that it's decided on a coin toss is if the team that wins the coin toss scores a TD on their first possession in OT, otherwise the team that lost the coin toss is going to get at least one shot to win the game.
    Before the rule change, a team could theoretically move the ball 40-45 yards (assuming they begin at the 20), kick a field goal and end the game which was way too easy. 
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