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  1. Zaximus added a post in a topic Gettlemagic Teeth pulling : Sticking to Youth Movement.   

    People really put Gettleman on a pedestal here.  While it's too early to tell if he'll work out for sure, he's made a good bit of mistakes and still looks green at his job.  He's been great on evaluating draft talent, but terrible at filling holes outside of the draft which is needed to balance out "building via draft".  
    1) Last year's "the answer is in the roster" and starting Bell/Chandler, which was a massive failure.  Oher was a huge gamble as well and we'll see if that continues to work out (hopefully though)
    2) Last year's secondary situation with going into the season with Decoud and Harper out there.  Also going into the season with Cason as a starting CB.
    3) This year's failure to prepare the WR class.  Drafting a guy that was probably going to be there in the 2nd/3rd in the first when we needed a tackle or a WR with speed (tackle not there, but plenty of better options at WR than Funchess who we already have like 3-4 receivers that match that mold).  There was multiple options to upgrade our WR core and I'm not talking about break the banks like Torrey Smith (although at this point overpaying would have been worth it) but we didn't do it.
    4) Keeping one of the worst offensive coordinator's on the team in Mike Shula.  I know some of this is Rivera's call but as a GM you need to look out for your team and it's obvious Shula is just not creative at all calling games.   Same with Rivera keeping vets in that need benched, etc.  Instead of watching what is obvious, you have to act.  
    I think it all stems from being a mediocre team, sports city, and having a owner that keeps hiring lame duck coaches.   People on this board think we are a powerhouse after winning a division with 7-8-1 record and question power rankings that have us low.   Until we expect better from our GM/coach/owner we're going to keep having success every few years instead of every year.  
    Like I said, it's still early and I haven't given up hope on DG, but he's not the best ever and he DOES deserve criticism.   There are too many parties here on one side of the fence or the other when the truth is it's more in the middle. 
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  2. Zaximus added a post in a topic Fear the Walking Dead - Season 1   

    If you seriously think TWD doesn't have the same issues, or worse, then you are basically a fanboy.  That show has had its characters do the dumbest stuff for years, on top of that, one of the worst group of actors on a show minus a couple.   
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  3. Zaximus added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    and McClain was a future all-pro.
    I'm just saying, viewing at a practice doesn't matter, maybe he's trying to teach them, but I haven't seen anything ON THE FIELD that warrants crowning Proehl.   No slight against him, look at what he's been given.
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  4. Zaximus added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    No offense, guy is a Panthers homer and has been for a couple years now, but I can't blame him, probably got him inside access :).  He also said Fua and McClain were going to be amazing DT's.  Just saying....
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  5. Zaximus added a post in a topic Looks like Panthers have signed WR Kevin Norwood   

    I look at these forums and I don't understand the Proehl stuff.  He hasn't done much.  KB is what he was in college, a freak that has drops often.  Brown can't catch.  Bersin isn't anything special.   Ginn is just a speedster with average hands, and always has been.  Cotchery took a nose dive when he came here.   We prop this guy up like we have a GB caliber receiving core but we're bottom 5 in the league and have been forever with this team.   I'm just trying to be realistic, I haven't really seen anyone develop enough to crown him the best receiving coach ever.
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  6. Zaximus added a post in a topic Question: put together trade package for WR   

    We'll probably get taken the cleaners this far in.
    That Torrey Smith "overpay" would look good about right now.
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  7. Zaximus added a post in a topic Bersin over Boykin   

    I watched Boykin play at VT in college and was a big fan.  It's surprising people aren't wanting him more since he's a Charlotte boy as well, and one that actually went to a top school.   He has more talent than Brown or Bersin and just needs to chance.  The other posters are correct, Bersin wouldn't make any other team in the league if cut right now.  We've lost too many games because of Rivera playing favorites.  I'm OK with keeping 6 but Boykin should make it over those two if we only take 5.
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  8. Zaximus added a post in a topic Open WWE/NXT/Pro Wrestling thread   

    Yeah a quality over quantity approach would be nice.  Too many of the divas are boring, they should keep the ones that are interesting. 
    I also just hate the divas show they run, I know it's reality tv but I always felt it's demeaning and hurts the division too because of that.  
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  9. Zaximus added a post in a topic G. Edward Griffin - The Collectivists Conspiracy   

    I wouldn't exactly call this a big secret, at least the basis that there isn't much difference and the creation of the divide part, I think a good bit of us know this to be true.  I didn't watch it yet but just commenting on the original post.  
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  10. Zaximus added a post in a topic Open WWE/NXT/Pro Wrestling thread   

    They are still sharing the spotlight on NXT.  They need their own show, no men, etc.  Lance Storm is right though.
    I just don't think they'll ever get the push they need on RAW because I'm not sure that many people care, or care more than men's matches.  It's ok to have a PPV match, but I think their own weekly show and a PPV match or two would be more than enough to get that division going.
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  11. Zaximus added a post in a topic Open WWE/NXT/Pro Wrestling thread   

    I wish the women's division would just get their own show.   Sometime I like their matches, but mostly they aren't very good and the storylines are terrible.   I've always felt like the WWE rams the women down our throats and forces us to watch the matches.   I don't think WWE has fully committed and that half the time they are just out there as eye candy still, which is why most of the matches annoy me.     With their own program you can have different titles and different tiers just like the men.  That way you don't have these stupid stables and you can get some REAL feuds going.
    If they can't support their own program then it isn't meant to be, but I don't know why they couldn't just ditch Main Event or Superstars and put a FULL blown women's show on the network.
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  12. Zaximus added a post in a topic Of the 30K Pats fans that will be in BofA tomorrow:   

    Steelers fans still the worst.
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  13. Zaximus added a post in a topic 14 Person League Advice   

    Yeah over 12 sucks because if get one of those last spots it's pretty rough. For some reason my league I've been in for years gives more points for QB TDs than a usual standard league so we have an early run of QBs, but this year yeah I think there is only two elite QBs.
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  14. Zaximus added a post in a topic We resigned MKG 4 years/52 mill   

    Wouldn't be a bad deal if he didn't have massive injury concerns at this point.  If he plays, it's worth it, but I don't feel very confident in his ability to stay healthy, he's like Gerald Wallace 2.0.  
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  15. Zaximus added a post in a topic Loss of Hardy vs loss of KB, impact wise how do they compare?   

    Hardy.   It will be even more evident as CJ's injuries start to pile up this year (he seems to be breaking down) and we are forced to overpay him to stay on this line after this year.   Hardy was going to be the replacement while another team overpaid CJ.  
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