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  • Birthday 10/11/1984

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  1. This Team Is Ahead of Schedule: Remember That

    That core made it to the NFC title game just two years later, but the Fox-era playoff teams were always heavy on the veteran side of things. We went into every draft looking for pieces to replace guys who had fallen off. This Panthers squad has youth all over and cornerstone pieces other franchises would kill for.   I'm not saying we won't potentially regress badly, as this is the Not For Long league, after all, but within the framework of future potential we are in great shape if things pan out. That path to future success is much more than many other fanbases have right now.
  2. This Team Is Ahead of Schedule: Remember That

    "We are now roughly halfway through this tenure's time here and have absolutely nothing to show for it. It's exhausting and this trope makes it even moreso "   Whose tenure are you referring to, then?
  3. This Team Is Ahead of Schedule: Remember That

    I would be pissed if this team didn't understand they blew a prime opportunity. Now the question is whether they respond with a championship mindset or give up. If they give up, then they didn't deserve it in the first place. There's still some growing up left to do for this entire team, and that is a bright spot, but it's on them to fulfill that. I believe they can and will.
  4. This Team Is Ahead of Schedule: Remember That

    Because those teams that run through coaches and GMs every few seasons win a lot of Super Bowls, huh?
  5. This Team Is Ahead of Schedule: Remember That

    Because that QB isn't why we lost. If we hadn't blown our own feet off repeatedly this game wouldn't have been close, and that's before accounting for facing a once in a decade defense (which this Denver squad will eventually be remembered as.)
  6. I'm here all night to defend Cam..

    People are upset but frankly I was more upset last season after the Seahawks game. Last year it was clear we needed more to contend with the bullies, this year we ran into a once in a generation type defense and frankly killed ourselves with mistakes. We won't be facing a defense like this again anytime soon and we have the capability to improve all around even more.
  7. Before this season began, and even with a healthy Benjamin, I was convinced the Panthers were still a year away from contention. The shaky offensive line, the lack of weapons around Newton, and the holes in the secondary were all evident and many Panthers fans were resigned to playing second fiddle to the Seahawks and Patriots of the world. But a funny thing happened as the season progressed: Cam's growth lifted the entire offense, with the threat of him running helping to alleviate his offense line. The defense was its typical steady self and Norman gave it the shutdown corner they were missing. A young, cocky, confident team beat the bullies of the past and stormed to the Super Bowl easily. Too easily. When the only pass rush ferocious enough in the league to shut down the offense was encountered in the pressure cooker of the Super Bowl, miscues abounded and a young team lost its bearings and overall the game. Losing hurts, but it can be a springboard for a better team, one in prime position to fill in its holes, refocus its efforts and with a singleminded rage embark on a campaign of vengeance against the rest of the league. We have a full draft and salary cap space, we regain our best wide receiver, our rookies contributed and grew, our quarterbacks on both side of the ball are signed long term, and there is still room to grow at every level. There is no guarantee for the future but the window is opening, not closing, and a team that arrived ahead of schedule is in prime position to stay a long time. We have won the division three years in a row, we have young players ready to ascend into places of weakness, and we have continuity across our staff on both sides of the ball. Yes, this loss hurts, but every season since 2013 we've taken a step forward, from making the playoffs, to winning a playoff game, to making it to the Super Bowl. Only one step left :) Keep Pounding.
  8. Cam pouting at the podium

    It's not a good look, but Cam doesn't care what anyone thinks about it so that's just the way it is. He's come a long ways but there's still room to grow. That should worry the rest of the league.
  9. Cam backing away from the ball...

    I think he was trying to find it, it was under Remmers head.
  10. Help my superstitious mind....

    There. Thank me later.
  11. We've got some peeping toms!

    I'd be far more worried about 19 games worth of film that can be watched and rewatched endlessly.
  12. The best Cam Newton article this side of Nolan Nawrocki

    What a downright hateful bitch.
  13. My nerddom is showing, but that was Bilbo. Frodo was actually very reluctant to leave the Shire.   EDIT: Ahh, I see my fellow nerds beat me to it. Damn, we're a enlightened lot, aren't we? ;)
  14. Media Fatigue...

    The biggest mistake I made was looking forward to the Panthers finally hogging all the sports coverage reserved for teams like the Seahawks and Patriots. NOPE. There's been tons of coverage, and the vast majority of it has been utterly retarded garbage.
  15. Cam Newton disappointed me

    As a sidenote, this is why, despite having an absurd amount of Panthers memorabilia, and having met a number of Panthers players in various settings, I don't have a single autographed item. I have had far more meaningful moments where instead of being a "fan" I just treated them like regular human beings, didn't ask for anything whatsoever, and got an actual conversation and a genuine smile rather than a hurried scribble on a piece of paper.