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  1. Welcome back Ryan Kalil and Greg Olsen!!!! Amazing what adding 2 all pros to blocking at the LoS does for the running game.
  2. Rivera does not know how to pronounce "won". He pronounces it like "wonton".
  3. Vikings plan.... Just hit Cam Newton

    No cheap shots; hit the QB like he is a RB. The Vikings may want to look at the rule book. Everson Griffen, hitting the QB like a RB while he is in the pocket is a cheap shot fyi. There is a reason Cam is conscious of moving within the pocket now, and why Cam is quick to hit the ground when he breaks the pocket. Also, Cam is sliding feet first more often, and when a QB becomes a RB and then slides feet first, they can not be hit like a RB. Seems like Everson Griffen may need to be in concussion protocol based on that video.
  4. I hope he does get the Giants job and trades us all their draft picks for Badberry, Whiffley, Bustler, Funchess, Thompson, and CAP. He can rebuild his franchise around them.
  5. When you realize the Saints game planned to attack Badberry with the run, you will understand the problem. They were quick releasing OLs to the second level to get Kuechly tied up and ran extra traffic in to Kuechly while allowing the cut back to Badberry. The Saints were fine with leaving Badberry unblocked on their run side. They gave Badberry releases to the runner all day long and challenged him to identify the play and attack the hole. He failed most of the time to even alter the play. When the opposing offense is running blockers around a defender to overload the LBs with blockers, that defender must make the play or he is a liability to the defense. Badberry is afraid to stick his nose in on the play and give up his body. Not to mention he is an awful tackler.
  6. Rams using unethical audibles pre snap - Simms

    If the defense knows this, then it is advantage defense. The defense has the same ability to talk to the defender calling audibles. The defense can line up in a balanced set and wait for McVay to finish his call on the sideline before breaking into their defense. Then be prepared to call a defensive audible when the play clock hits 15 seconds. After that it is Luke v Goff for the final 15 seconds. A defense that audibles and shifts like the Panthers with Luke running the show is going to cause problems for a coach who is trying to control the audibles. This is only an advantage against horribly prepared defenses without a great defensive mind leading the defense. The Rams have not been beating top quality defenses.
  7. I think it just irks some of you that I am being proven right. I do not hate all the Gettleman picks/decisions, but I took him to task for some extremely stupid decisions that cost the Panthers future and put way too much pressure on the core Gettleman was handed. The Panthers had the potential to dominate for 3 to 5 seasons by fortifying the young talent base behind the key vets. To emphasize the point, the Panthers should be fielding Olsen, Hunter Henry, and Jesse James at TE. They should have KB/Funch rotating at X and Diggs/Landry rotating at Z. Instead, they decided to Get Vernon Butler, Kony Ealy, Daryl Williams, and trading 3 picks to move up for Funch when he, or a comparable offensive weapon, would have been available at 57. One of the main reasons KB is no longer on the team is the Panthers needed to generate future value. That would not have been a problem if the previous front office did not trade the future value away. Now, we have to hope that the new front office can ramp up the young talent/young team leaders at a rapid pace by accumulating picks and taking the intelligent risk over the next 2 to 3 years on key trades to make up for the lack of future franchise development.
  8. Kurt Coleman was in on 93% of the defensive snaps in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he has been in on 64% of the defensive snaps. Also, Coleman's production is low in the first half of the season and high late in the season. Coleman's tackle production is greater than 2015 or 2016. He had an expected drop last season, and the injury this season with reduced snaps early in the season would lead me to expect 3 turnovers from him this season to be on par with his expected rate of production. Coleman was never great to begin with, and he got paid too much by Gettleman for the value he brings to the defensive secondary. The bigger issue is the lack of impact from Badberry with 99% of the defensive snaps.
  9. Norman took a third of the field away and let TD, Luke, and Harper to roam the underneath without having to worry about Norman's area. Coleman was set at FS playing deep center field while favoring the side of the field away from Norman. Coleman rarely was seen in underneath coverage. There was a very tight window to hit on the opposite sideline from Norman, and it was the only area for the QB to attack (even Brees). Coleman just had to wait for the overthrow in 2015. Now, the Panthers do not have a CB that can even command the sideline outside the hashes. The result is the safeties and LBs have to cover more of the field compared to 2015.
  10. or pray Ginn drops the ball after he continuously beats Badberry.
  11. Badberry and Whiffley should not be starting in the NFL. They have not regressed from last season. They have improved. The two of them are just that unimpressive. Last season Badberry got way too much hype from the huddle and his mistakes were mostly excused. Their awareness is awful, they do not attack the ball, and Badberry is afraid to hit and will give up on active plays while someone from the front seven speeds past him to make the tackle. Let me know when they force a fumble or make a game changing interception. They do not scare any QB, and the good QBs are ready to make their big plays on them. They cost the Panthers last season, and they are costing the Panthers this season. Thankfully, this season they have a lot more luck going their way with opposing teams just missing their wide open big plays. The biggest worry is how they will cost the Panthers in the playoffs. Their only saving grace is how well the front seven has been playing. By year 3 or 4 Badberry will be an average starting CB - good against a #2 WR. Whiffley is worse than Bene or McClain.
  12. I was high on Funchess in the draft for the same flashes and potential you highlighted. They are flashes though and not consistency. I was not high on giving 3 picks away for him. He will never live up to that value. I saw him as a good #2 WR by his 3rd to 4th season. I believe Funchess has a long career in the NFL, but not as a #1.
  13. The reason the Panthers are doing better is because they are running the ball for 200+ yards per game the past 2 weeks.
  14. It is Kony Ealy syndrome all over again. Funchess is not a #1. He is not being defensed like KB or a #1 WR. He is not headed to the Pro Bowl. Funchess was god awful from weeks 6 to 8. He played well in week 9 and had a good game in week 10. The pattern for Funchess has always been 2 good games followed by 3 horrible games. Does anyone even factor in consistency? He has had 3 good games out of 10 this season, and he has not eclipsed 100 yards in a single game. When Funchess gets doubled consistently and can run off at least 5 good games to 1 bad game, then I will gladly call him the #1 WR. Funchess in his 3rd season is on par with a Brandon Lafell. He is not Steve Smith or Muhsin Muhammad quality.
  15. Kelvin Benjamin We Hardly Knew Ya

    Watching the game of football should teach you it is better to be lucky than good. You missed the point about value from a draft. Call him Lucky Marty. He still drafted Cam Newton and I dare you to give me a Gettleman draft with more value than Cam Newton. You can ride with Bad Luck GMAN. I will ride with Lucky Marty. Seems to have paid off and the Panthers are still riding the Hurney core - even with Gettleman's years to improve on that core!
  16. Marty Hurney Crow thread

    They likely offered to move KB to TE and KB refused. Hurney's model is the Muhammad and Smitty duo with receivers who have consistent hands and fundamentals to back them up. Hurney views Funchess as his Muhammad. Now, he is looking for his new Smitty to pair with Funchess. Hurney has always had an eye for the WR unit. He has also done very well with QB, RB, TE, OL, DE, LB, and CB units. He leaned on Minter at safety and was good at DT for years with one big whiff in the 2011 rebuild. You can not say the same for Gettleman who messed up the WR, OL (two good OG is not greater than 2 good/great OT+1 great C), DE, and CB. The ability for most people to even forget the CBA of 2011 and the JR designed cap dump leading up to it in 2009 and 2010 is astonishing.
  17. Kelvin Benjamin We Hardly Knew Ya

    It is laughable to trash a GM for a bad draft in 2011 when he landed an NFL MVP QB. Do you even realize how many teams would give up their entire draft if they knew they could land a league MVP QB? A GM could trade all his picks for the #1 pick in the draft or trade down for 12 total picks in the draft. If they managed to get a single league MVP out of that same draft every year, they would be considered a genius. Some people here could be happy with a 5 pick draft landing Badberry and Whiffley every year and call that GM GOD. The GM who lands a league MVP QB in a single draft is considered garbage. I could even spot you a draft that lands you a good DT and a pro bowl DT. The draft that lands a single MVP NFL QB is worth a whole lot more than that 2 DT draft. So, please, someone tell me the value of the 2011 draft is not greater than the 2013 draft. Tell me you would take Star and KK over Cam Newton. Do it!!!! If you were to exclude the single best draft pick from every one of Gettleman's 5 pick drafts, then you would have a god awful bunch of drafts in front of you.
  18. A proven 1st rounder makes pro bowls and takes over games in the clutch. A proven second rounder catches the ball more than 60% of the time. A proven 3rd rounder can start in the NFL and fill a void. At the moment, KB and Funchess are both worth 3rd round picks at best. A considerable loss in value given what the Panthers gave up for them. Now, Greg Olsen is worth a 2nd rounder and may even push for a 1st round pick with some teams. Olsen was a great move and has positive return for the Panthers. People are way too high on some of these bad investments. Be glad the Panthers got a 3rd round pick for KB.
  19. I blame the huddle for all the KB fat shaming. It broke his confidence and kept him from all pro status.
  20. Cam Posts on Instagram

    I wanted KB to prove he was capable of carrying the receiving game. He has not and he is coming up on the end of his rookie contract. Olsen went down and gave KB the perfect opportunity to prove he could carry Olsen's production in the receiving game. He was unable to do that and instead he has proven to be on par with Funchess. KB is not going to ever be a pro bowl caliber WR, and he is already wearing out physically. The Panthers need to find a receiver that can catch more than 50% of his targets. I wanted it to work, but it is the right move. Time for Cam to get receivers who can catch. Hurney will bring back the days of Smitty and Muhammad. He clearly has the WR position and its disastrous build from the previous regime at the top of his agenda.
  21. Air Coryell

    The Air Coryell is based on a power running game and a mid to deep range passing game. This offense needs a strong pass catching TE that can run mid range and deep WR routes. A hybrid WR/TE works well too, but they have to be able to catch the ball well. These receivers must be efficient in catching their targets. Olsen, Smith and Cotchery have been the only efficient receivers in Shula's Carolina offense. The Panthers finally have a RB that can fill a hybrid RB/WR role and efficiently catch the ball. That has been an ongoing need. The QB needs to be strong on timing routes while throwing to a spot on the field with mid range and deep routes. This has been an issue with Cam. There needs to be a deep threat WR with good hands. Steve Smith was the last WR to fill this role effectively. I believe the offense can be effective as long as they only have an issue with one of these requirements. The Air Coryell can be dominant when they meet all the requirements. So, the one weakness the Panthers can accept is the inefficiency of Newton on his timing and accuracy due to the strengths Newton brings to the hybrid/option aspect of the Air Coryell. They must have Olsen, McCaffrey, and a deep threat WR with good hands on the field. With Olsen out, Cam struggling, and no efficient deep threat WR, the Panthers have had to lean on McCaffrey to move the offense. That is your issue. Defenses know this and they are sitting on the run and focusing on McCaffrey. The Panthers need to prove they have an efficient WR threat in the mid and deep range passing game with Newton able to stay in the pocket and hit his deep timing passes. That is why you see all the forced deep balls. Someone needs to step up at receiver and show they have efficient hands. Once the Panthers prove a receiver to be an efficient threat, then the running game will open up.
  22. Bradberry

    My stance on Badberry remains the same. He is not a #1 shut down CB. He should not have been starting as a rookie. He will be ready to actually make plays to fill in as a good #2 CB role by his 3rd season (when he should be starting at the earliest). He is gone after 4 years when his rookie contract is up. I point out his actual production and flaws because he is not the super star CB that was ready to light the league on fire in his rookie season that many posters make him out to be. Many of them have lost their fire on Badberry in year 2, and that has led to me posting less on the reality of Badberry.
  23. Bradberry

    If not liking to get in on tackles, not averaging at least 1 PD per start, not forcing fumbles, and not getting interceptions makes for a great CB, then there are quite a few of them in the NFL. Now, I do believe Bradberry may rank a top the NFL in luckiest breaks per game. Let's just hope he does not lose that luck, because that is all he has going for him right now.
  24. Front Office/Coaches after G-man

    Let's remember Gettleman never complimented the foundation Hurney left him with leaders capable of replacing both the leadership and production in place. The vets Hurney left as a foundation were getting restless with their GM because their window is closing.
  25. Does it matter how many YPC you are racking up when you are best in the league at converting 1st downs with the run? Think about it. Panthers are tied for 2nd in rushing 1st downs and 7th in rushing plays. 1D>YPC When the Panthers stop converting rushing 1st downs, then I will be worried. Panthers are averaging 3.5ypc (24th) on 1st down, 2.9ypc (29th) on 2nd down, and 6.1ypc (11th) on 3rd down. (excludes QB kneel downs) So, is the running game struggling or are you just giving more weight to the negative plays in your mind? If all you want to do is focus on the 2nd down runs, I believe you are missing the bigger picture.