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  1. "Show me a good loser... "

    Has anyone seriously gone on the Observer, our hometown paper, after the Panthers' win? The place is a ghost town as far as people posting about that week's win. The Panthers won 15 games in the regular season and for all the articles posted, there may have been 100 comments total for the season. Most of the comments coming after the Atlanta loss.   You go on there no, and suddenly there is about 1000 comments. 85% of which is negative towards Newton. I will say it again. There are some racists fan bases around the country, but at least they are always passionate about the local team. Philly is a prime example of this. But no fan base quite does racism as Charlotte does. Literally can give two dicks about the Panthers when they are on an historic run...but come running out with negative BS as soon as there is a lost. And people wonder why the Observer is willing to publish letters from angry mothers in TN about the star QB: the community in which the Panthers play practically roots against Newton.
  2. Big Congrats to the Carolina Panthers

    I know a lot of our players/coaches won't want to hear it now...but hopefully in the next few weeks as time passes they can reflect back on what an extraordinary and brilliant season they had. The work continues but I hope they at least pause and acknowledge what a successful season they had.
  3. Anyone greeting the team back home

    To add: I don't think Newton ever accepted losing. Even in his rookie and his second year. He never accepted it for one moment. Ultimately, he and the team got better, but Newton never learned how to lose and probably never will. It is a good trait to have if (as Newton shown) you are willing to use it as extra motivation to get every ounce out of a film study, practice session, or workout routine. 
  4. Anyone greeting the team back home

    God, on one hand I completely agree. I mean if you're going to be doing the Hulk impersonation during game and getting the fans hyped by directing the wave, etc. then you ought to at least greet, for a moment anyways, some of your fans. On the other hand, I think we should all understand by now who Newton is as a person. He has high highs and low lows. It is what it is and we should just take the good with the bad. And Newton has repeatedly said that he is not going to change because what makes him him (great) is his intense emotions. But at the end of the day, come on Cam you gotta at least acknowledge the crowd-- But this is Newton. This is who he is. And if this is the worse we can say about him: Then we have a damn good QB both on and off the field.
  5. Exactly. Lets remember: We had just scored a TD. The defense rises up and gets a three and out. We get the ball at our own 49. We end up losing 2 yards and have to punt. Our punter then completely screws up by only punting 25 yards. We then further f it up by not tackling the returner. Boom. Denver inside our own 10.  Thank God our defense rises up and gets only a FG. Series like that is why a team loses a really big game. You cannot be in prime scoring position and then f it up so bad that now the other team is in prime scoring position.  Especially in a game where field position and points are going to be at a premium. 
  6. Positions we need to upgrade

    I agree with a lot of this but my question is do you think this offense could use a WR/TE/RB that could get YAC? The Panthers, for about the 4th year in a row, ranked among the bottom in YAC. And if you do, do you think KB or Funchess (or anyone else on our roster) is capable of that?
  7. Positions we need to upgrade

    Thank you. What if KB goes down next year? Or Funchess? Like people do understand that we are not promised an injury free WR unit next year right? What if Olsen gets hurt? I understand you cannot just dump all your resources into the WR position, but we can get better in that area. And it doesn't have to cost a lot or much effort. Again, Andre Johnson or Boldin; and a second round WR/RB with the ability to make guys miss in one on one battles should do the trick.  We cannot continue to just rely on the right arm of Newton. We need YAC in this offense.
  8. Positions we need to upgrade

    Honestly Ginn is fine as a No. 3. Him and Brown are good for speed guys. What we need is a playmaker who doesn't just run fly routes but a WR that can catch shot passes and run. That could be solved by a RB or a WR like Harvin or Lockett in the draft. Cotch is the one that can easily be replaced by an Andre Johnson or Boldin.
  9. Positions we need to upgrade

      I would really be happy with a Andre Johnson or Boldin to replace Cotch and a dynamic/speed guy in the second at WR. Coleman might be too high of a pick tho. At RB we could use some speed. We need some new tackles.   On defense we should honestly just try to retain what we already have by cutting Allen, CJ, etc. This defense is dynamic and skilled enough to win a SB. It is our offense that needs the influx of new talent.
  10. Super Bowl 51 Is Ours

    Thank you. There is no guarantees in even getting back to the playoffs in the next 5 years. I am 100% sure that the Seahawks thought they would be in this game. I mean who in the hell in the NFC was going to stop them? I am 100% sure the 49ers thought they would be back to the superbowl. I am 100% sure the Packers thought with Rodgers they would be back by now.   You never get over a SB loss. Until you absolutely win one. And even then you still wonder what could have been.  
  11. Do you trust Gano?

    Wait a minute. Nortman literally punted the ball 25 yards when we had the ball at midfield in the second. There is no way in that situation you punt the ball 25 yards when you have a great chance of pinning Manning inside his own 15 yard line. You might be right on the other punts, but no way that punt that lead to our shitty coverage team not tackling the returner (which lead to 3 points) was about hang time.
  12. Do you trust Gano?

    I didn't trust our entire special teams. I thought to myself prior to this game, that even if our offense didn't score, we must move the ball in order to minimize the effect of our special teams. In addition to missing the FG: We never gained anything after a fact we lost yardage because of penalties We couldn't punt the ball inside the 20. Despite one time punting from the 50 We gave up a huge return after not being able to punt the ball inside the 20. On that huge return, if our punter would have punted the ball more than 25 yards, then the Broncos return man would have let the ball bounce inside the 20. Even our extra point and other field goal we did make looked terrible.
  13. Blandino on the no catch call

    While that was a bad was clearly a catch. Cotch had NO reason to even bobble the ball to begin with. If he catches the ball he would probably have run for another 10 yards or so given how slow he is. If that was any top 20 NFL WR that pass might have gone for a TD. Again, we must get better at the WR position. We cannot keep putting every yard in the passing game on the right arm of Newton. We have got to get WRs that can catch AND then RUN.
  14. Cam was let down by his offense

      Cam didn't play a bad game. He didn't play a great one either. He missed two throws. He also made about 5 throws that should have been caught including the one pass challenged-- there was no reason for Cotch to bobble that ball-- and other Cotch drop that would have put the Panthers inside the 5.  Cam's WRs are what they are. We need to get better and more explosive in that area.
  15. Even Wade Phillips is trolling Cam on Twitter

    Exactly. I will take the good with the bad. Cam's attitude has brought him this far in his career. Cam's attitude is what brought him this far, this year. Cam's attitude is also what brought a fairly talent-less offense to the No. 1 scoring. As Cam said, he is who he is. And he is not about to change.