Another reason for our success is Richardson. As a former player, he knows what wins football games. That is tough players who play physical, and it starts in the trenches and with Defense in general. The reason we are having success is because Richardson only hires guys who believe in his philosophy. The whole organization is on the same page, the owner gets what he is looking for and his man Gettleman is the general that brings the owners vision to the football field, and Rivera coaches them tenacity and solid defense that gives us a chance in every football game. It starts at the top.
I like both of these guys, but this is a business and I want what is best for the Carolina Panthers. I think you are right about this, and I think it is time to move on. I like CJ, and I think some are underrating him in this thread because he is excellent against the run. But he is just not worth 15 million dollars. I would rather that money be used on Norman, KK and Star and draft 'several' new DEs, including in the 1st round.
We might or might not, but for now I am enjoying his cheap contract and letting him develop a larger body of work to evaluate to make sure he is worth what he wants. If he wants 10 or 11 million a year or more, he needs to keep up the production for the whole year. The way it is looking I am sure he can do it, but no problem with letting prove himself first. Gettleman knows what he is doing. He tried to offer a low ball... it might have worked. It didnt, so now we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor and make sure that our possible future investment is what he says he is.
If they think we will crush the Eagles, they might flex for a more even matchup. We do owe the Eagles a beatdown for what they did to us last year though. It would be nice if we could redeem ourselves on national tv.
I love how they say Cam has the worst offense around him ever. Our o-line has upgraded 4 of 5 positions (our probowl center) in the past two years. Our new Guards and Tackles are one of the biggest reasons why we are 4-0 and why Cam is having the best year of his career. I officially dont care about power rankings and I prefer them be negative about us for bulletin board material to be honest.
Cam has been spreading the ball around for years. Look at his box scores after games and you will see that he normally throws passes to anywhere from 5 to 9 or 10 different players every week. RBs, Bersin, Cotch, KB... it dont matter, get open and Cam will get you the ball.
Ron deserves credit for years, even before we started winning. This defense that we all love was built by Ron. I used to cringe 2 years ago when morons were calling to fire Ron when he had just started getting his team built. We will win a Superbowl with Ron Rivera, Cam and Gettleman.