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  1. NCAA Tournament

    Looks like round 1 went to Nas tonight.
  2. NCAA Tournament

    I don't think Duke hurts a players stock by any measure, in fact I think it helps it. Some mock drafts have Bagley going #1 overall (even over Ayton) and Wendell Carter even going in the top 10 in a pretty top heavy draft. It's just obvious that Coach K has gone the Calipari route and is trying to win a championship through a #1 recruiting class instead of building the team over multiple years. While K's method may ensure success year after year and they will never have a year like UNC did in 2009, Roy's method of incorporating 3 and 4 year players with a couple one and done's has proven to be much more successful. Heck, look at Duke's 2009 championship, it was won because of 3 and 4 year players (Scheyer, Singler, Smith, Thomas, Zoubek). Each method has its' own perks and downfalls but I prefer UNC's 8 Elite Eight's, 5 Final Four's, and 3 NCAA Title's since Roy took over compared to Duke's 5 Elite Eight's, 3 Final Four's, and 2 NCAA Title's.
  3. NCAA Tournament

    It's going to be the same story for Duke next year as it always is, where is the depth going to come from. In fact it could be worse next year than it was this year because they are losing 5 players (potentially) and replacing them with only 4 players (unless they get Montgomery). Even convincing a guy like Duval to stay after an average year seems far fetched as he is not coming off the bench and if you roll him out there with the 4 incoming freshman, Duke would have the smallest lineup in potentially NCAA history. Duke's starting 5 looks fantastic on paper with Tre Jones (who I believe is overrated, but not the point), Cam Reddish, R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, and Marques Bolden. Now the question is who is coming of Duke's bench besides O'Connell and DeLaurier? I mean they already lost Jordan Tucker and I don't see Robinson, Vrankovic, Goldwire, Buckmire, or White being able to do what Brandon Robinson, Coby White, Leaky Black, Andrew Platek, Sterling Manley, and Garrison Brooks will be able to do for UNC. I think Duke will be good but I see it being the same story as this year. The team that I think can be really good next year is Syracuse with Battle, Brissett, and Howard all potentially coming back; throw in two top recruits in Bazley and Carey and they could be scary good.
  4. NCAA Tournament

    Carolina is going to have the same question mark that they had this year unless they can get Montgomery. I will say next years roster could be one of the deepest UNC has had under Roy PG: Seventh Woods, Coby White, K.J. Smith (who Roy mentioned will be given a shot to be the starting PG) SG: Kenny Williams, Brandon Robinson, Andrew Platek, Shea Rush SF: Nassir Little, Leaky Black F: Cam Johnson, Garrison Brooks, Walker Miller F: Luke Maye, Sterling Manley, Brandon Huffman Throw in Montgomery and the Heels could have 13 guys that could see extended time with Rush, Miller, and Huffman being the exceptions. If UNC can land Montgomery and at the very least one of Woods, White, Smith, or even Leaky can run the point similar to the way Paige did his freshman year than UNC could be back in the Final Four next year.
  5. When should we give up on Monk?

    Jamal Crawford, who I believe a lot of people compared Monk to had a very similar rookie year. Monk: 5.1 points (32%, 31% from three, 77% from FT), 1.2 assists, 1.0 rebounds Crawford: 4.6 points (35%, 35% from three, 79% from FT), 2.1 assists, 1.5 rebounds A 19 year career averaging 15 points per game may still be in the cards for Monk.
  6. The Hornets just dismantled the Grizzlies 140 to 79 behind 46 points from Kemba. To my knowledge, this 61 point win is now the fifth largest margin of victory in NBA History and the largest margin of victory since the 1991 season where the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings by 62.
  7. Fifth Largest Margin of Victory... in NBA History

    They said right hand contusion on the broadcast and that he was out for the game.
  8. Panthers meeting with FA Guard/Center

    It is nice to see that we actually ran Sirles through a physical before signing him and having him fail it later. As mentioned before, Sirles provides a sense of flexibility that the Panthers seem to be enamored with. While Sirles suited up primarily as a guard last year (receiving a rating of poor and grading out as the 48th guard out of a possible 81 qualifiers), he does have the ability to slide over to tackle as well. If anything, think of Sirles as a slight upgrade to Amini Silatolu. Furthermore, Sirles' flexibility may give the Panthers (should they choose to sign him) the ability to use a roster spot taken up by another offensive lineman elsewhere (say on an additional wide receiver). Sirles started 14 games for the Vikings over the past two years. Sirles is currently evaluated on a 100% similarity to Saints guard Jermon Bushrod who is on a 1yr/$1,015,00 deal. I have no inside information, but I expect Sirles to sign something similar to a 2yr/$3M deal with $500K guaranteed. I would be shocked if Sirles went for more than $1.9M per year as the Vikings elected to not even place the lowest tender on Sirles (which is $1.9M) which is fairly indicitive of Sirles market value.
  9. Pro Football Focus wise (and yes their ratings are overblown on occasion), Hurns would instantly be our highest graded wide out. Based off of last years stats, Hurns came in at an above average rating with a ranking as the #23 wide receiver in the league. The next closest on the Panthers current roster would be Funchess at an average rating with a ranking of #44. With this in mind, last year Hurns goes for 3yrs/$18 mil, this year you could see him getting the 4/$40 that he initially signed with Jacksonville back in 2016.
  10. Marcedes Lewis Cut

    We're pretty old already and I'd love for us to get younger rather than older, specifically at the tight end position. But Lewis' response to the cut seems to portray the notion that he is not done yet and has something left to prove. I'd be down for a 2yr/$8M deal for the guy.
  11. If anything, this seems like Hurney and Co. realize that the corner and safety free agent market is scarce and that it would be easier to address the wide receiver position in free agency and then address corner, safety, guard/tackle, and tight end in the draft. Just in my opinion but it seems like we are playing the free agent markets as well as the strengths of the draft. 1. Funchess, 2. Hurns, 3. Wright, 4. Smith, 5. Byrd, 6. Samuel allows for the Panthers to wait a year to draft a wide receiver and address the more pressing needs up front.
  12. REPORT: Panthers exploring CB FA market

    Well Worley ended up getting hurt in this game and Gunter came in for two series'; Rivera then put Worley back in once he was cleared. I'll also say this was Bradberry's worst game of his career outside of getting torched by Julio.
  13. soon to sign WR Jarius Wright to play slot

    If it's a highlight video don't you think that maybe it would be highlights and notable plays rather than just a bunch of plays that any open receiver could make? My comment was more geared toward our play design than anything.
  14. Eric Ebron signs with Colts

    It'll be interesting to see what his cap hit is and I'd also be interested to see what we offered. Spotrac evaluates Ebron on a 91% similarity to Raiders tight end Jared Cook based off production. Cook signed a 2 year/$10.6 M deal with $5M in total guarantees and a $5,675,000 cap hit for this year with no dead money. Ebron signed a 2 year/??? up to $15M with incentives. I'm assuming Bus Cook brought this stat to the table. Anywho, good on Hurney for staying away. We're down to Luke Willson and maybe even someone like Richard Rodgers now.
  15. Would you guys take Trae Young if he is there at our pick?

    Probably a couple of unpopular opinions but I'm really intrigued by Robert Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. I've seen Williams face up a few times and knock down the mid-range jumper, if he can show that he can do that at the combine and even extend his range to the three point line, you are talking about a 6-10 physical beast who can play down low as well as spot up for the three, similar to a LaMarcus Aldridge type of player. SGA is another player of interest because he does it all. I am not saying he is going to be the next Russell Westbrook but he certainly puts up those type of numbers. Since postseason play has begun (including the SEC Tournament), SGA is averaging 21.8 points (57% shooting, 50% from three, 82% from FT), 6.6 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.4 steals. That's just a ridiculous stat line.
  16. soon to sign WR Jarius Wright to play slot

    Either our current wide receivers are just horrible or the play design for our wide outs has just been horrendous (probably a combination of the the two), because there are only a handful of plays in the highlight video below where Wright isn't absolutely wide open. Hopefully he can bring that speed and intelligence to Carolina.
  17. REPORT: Panthers exploring CB FA market

    I actually want to see more of Gunter. He was a preseason standout in 2016 with the Packers but then came the Julio game which seemed to really affect him. The most run he received last year was actually in the postseason and he played pretty well. Watch the video below at the specified times for Gunter plays: 1:23:27- Gunter tight coverage on deep ball to Ginn forcing incompletion, uses the sideline as an extra defender perfectly. 1:24:18- Gunter breaks off his coverage of Kamara and sticks Michael Thomas for a 5 yard gain, this play would have gone for much more if Gunter does not break off his assignment. 1:25:00- Gunter is in press coverage on Brandon Coleman and unlike Worley, it looks as though Gunter manages to get a hand on the receiver right off the line before Gunter and Coleman go out of frame, physical corners are something that Carolina desperately needs. 131:05- Gunter on field, but not involved in play. 1:31:48- Gunter on field, but not involved in play. 1:33:06- Gunter on ST with a block that gets a few extra yards for Clay.
  18. Tyrann Matthieu officially a FA

    I don't know the validity of this "rumor" but this guy does have 100K followers.
  19. I'd be willing to bet that Smith resurrects his career in Charlotte, it will be Ginnesque. Just looking at those clips it is easy to see that 1, 2, 4, and 6 were all under throws. We've seen it with Ginn before, some speed players simply cannot play with a quarterback that doesn't have elite arm strength. While he does struggle with drops from time to time, it is nothing that this fan base hasn't experienced before with Ginn. Torrey will do fine.
  20. 2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes Season

    The wheels have fallen off for the Canes. Ron Francis has been "reassigned" and Dundon is actively looking for a new general manger. On the plus side, there are reports that the Canes may be preparing to throw a huge offer at John Tavares once the season is over and free agency opens up.
  21. I'm not saying Smith will suddenly go off for a 1,000 yard/10 TD season now that he is in Carolina and working with Cam, but Cam does tend to get the best out of his receivers. Additionally, if Byrd is healthy then Smith doesn't even need to be the primary deep threat. He can slot right in as the number two or number three (depending on what we do in free agency and the draft) and fit right in. If there is talent there, Cam will find it. Ted Ginn is a perfect example. He had six receiving TD's in his first six seasons in the NFL and five receiving TD's in his first year in Carolina. In fact 19 of Ginn's 29 career receiving TD's came in the three years he played with Cam. If Torrey has some talent left in the tank, Cam will find it.
  22. Canes/Bruins

    So the owner has run a few promotions to provide discounted tickets or even move fans closer to the ice without charging the regular ticket price but to my knowledge there are no specific discounts or promotions being run for the game against the Bruins. As far as the arena, it's pretty standard. They added a PDQ and have fairly solid barbecue nachos and the beer selection is decent as well. Parking is $15 or $20 (I can't remember). However, there is free parking a little less than a mile away at the intersection between Trinity Road and Youth Center Drive if you don't mind walking. For seating, the lower bowl is okay, it consists more of the old money folks who could care less if the Canes win or lose so you usually don't have any drunk assholes near you but at the same time you may not get the ultimate hockey experience.The club level is superb and definitely has the best seats in the house but once again, full of a bunch of uppity individuals. Finally, the third level has some good seats at center ice and those provide a real solid view. Tickets are still running pretty high through Ticketmaster and the team website, so you may be able to find lower prices on Seatgeek (use the promo code rundown to save $10, it's the current promotion being run by Barstool Sports and Seatgeek). Hope this helps, Go Canes!
  23. Top 10?

    Diaw had 3 out of his top 4 seasons here in Charlotte...
  24. I mean the guy was essentially an extension of Dorsey last year. Outside of that, he didn't provide much. Pay him like a QB coach or let him walk ($1.5 mil, which is what was fully guaranteed in his last contract).
  25. And that certainly could happen and it would be my preference but from Rivera's comments at the combine it seems as though he wants DA back and the Panthers will try to address the third string QB position with a draft pick or a young free agent QB (i.e. Bridgewater).