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Everything posted by vorbis

  1. please never delete this thread so it can live on as the weakest sauce ever
  2. despite his injuries (high ankles are really difficult to move past in-season), I think he's a pretty tough dude.
  3. Jourdan Rodrigue Leaving Panthers Beat

    awful situation all around. it seems some "football fans" are desperate to be the worst parties in this mess. despicable behavior to invade her life like that.
  4. Vernon Butler A Surprise Scratch

    oddly I hope this is injury related. he posted a picture of him dolled up and ready to go out last night so I hope nothing stupid happened like missing curfew or getting in trouble.
  5. Gotta Practice Squad Question

    yeah, definitely no draft pick coming for Butker, ever. he wasn't a free agent loss, and he's not going to garner a contract that would amount to a draft pick in the compensation pick formula. he's gone. close the book on it.
  6. oh that is awful to hear about his sister. man. he became her primary caregiver while he was still in high school I believe. god, I can't imagine how he's feeling. glad he was able to have a good game. it's good to remind yourself of the human side of players.
  7. yeah speaking of irrelevant, hindsight doesn't have much of a use here with regards to what I said.
  8. i n e v e r s a i d t h e d e c i s i o n i t s e l f w a s p o o r also pretty myopic to say a roster move in a league where all 53 spots are treasured, particularly at the 90-> cutdown, is irrelevant
  9. I didn't say the decision itself was poor. for all I know they picked the right kicker in the end. but the manner at which they arrived at that decision and enacted it was poor, and I think we can and should expect better.
  10. yep, we can close the book on that poorly handled position decision now. sure it's not the most consequential roster move ever made, but it's disheartening to see such a (presumably) straightforward roster move handled so sloppily.
  11. Pete Hoener is going to eat this guy for lunch. after that, we'll see if Hodges wants to be a pro. I'll be interested to see if the Panthers are committed to letting him develop on the PS for the season, or cut him loose if he shows uneven progress or dedication to the work he needs to put in on what Rivera calls the "show team".
  12. realistically the "3rd QB holding a clipboard all year vs joe webb playing on ST" point of contention would apply to literally any QB pickup on the planet. not many QBs do what Webb did, and that's part of what made him valuable. Webb was a great fit for this roster but not irreplaceable. good on special teams but not a pro bowl demon or anything. his biggest value was being available, which is a good skill to have. as a QB he had some similar physical attributes to Cam, but he doesn't have the same kind of arm that Cam (or pre-2016 DA) has. definitely nice to have on the roster, but not so vital that a change in roster philosophy would include keeping him at all costs. to me bringing in a developmental QB while keeping Gilbert on the practice squad is 1) smart to prepare for departure of Derek Anderson maybe at year's end, and 2) alllll about facilitating offensive execution in practice while giving Cam vet days as needed in case his arm gets sore. 2 young arms to develop in the system and throw routes in 7 on 7's in practice if Cam needs a couple days off for shoulder soreness. frankly the Kaaya pickup is the move I like the best out of all the roster cutdown moves. my whole contention around cutdown day moves is on the logic, whatever that may be, behind dangling a 6th round draft pick on waivers, to try to scare up a trade with one of the kickers for something less valuable than a 6th round pick.
  13. Rivera discussing his first conversation with Hurney after he was re-hired: talked about a handful of "potential position changes". many of us thought Worley might have been part of that conversation.
  14. FYI http://www.panthers.com/media-vault/videos/Panthers-Huddle-Ready-for-the-2017-journey/b5a45133-ac7f-40d6-82ee-b79bc8292f22 Full episode of Camp Confidential to end the preseason, in lieu of the typical Saturday morning Carolina Huddle. lots of good stuff here, but also plenty you've already seen if you've been combing the website looking for new material.
  15. Bersin was a good Panther.
  16. pretty sure he got claimed last year when he didn't make the 53. so he's on the radar for NFL teams at least.
  17. glad that it looks like the Panthers are making the obvious call at kicker. tbh I know nothing about kickers but Butker's kicks are straight as an arrow kinda like Kasey's were for all those years. no drama, no soaring one direction or the other.
  18. I'll be curious to see if this is for a late/conditional pick, or one of those end of training camp player-for-player trades. it would seem to make a lot of sense to do the latter, with Southward/CScott/Gradkowski/etc not making the 53.
  19. Panthers fielding trade calls on Gano.
  20. assuming the quoted is PFF content (apologies if not) "creating seems" "in route" "for the victory" yeeeeeeesh
  21. Butker's kicks seem to lack drama in the air which is a skill in itself. drafting a kicker (4 year contract at low $$) and Gano's performance (pretty poor) in preseason seems to make the choice clear in my mind.
  22. Gettleman mentioned he had campus visits from many teams, and was even brought in for a visit by "a couple of NFL teams" so it's safe to say he was on the radar. still, waivers during the 90->53 roster cutdown are insane, so it's not at all a sure thing that he'd be picked up. that said, I'm guessing Armah's roster situation remains very much up in the air, and depends greatly on the development that he shows in the last 2 preseason games. what'll he get vs Pittsburgh, 60 snaps? they'll be eyeing his performance on special teams verrry closely.
  23. when he was drafted Rivera talked about him potentially filling the Richie Brockel role, which is a hybrid FB/TE but also tons of special teams snaps. basically he'd be an H-back player, meaning he would primarily be in the backfield, but do plenty of in-line blocking (if he makes it) and basic routes in the passing game. plus he's what, 6'2"? so he's got the height to stay in and pass block edge players if needed.
  24. Hey there - Introduce Yourself

    hiya. josh here. 37. born in gaston county but lived/own property in raleigh nc. now live in downtown toronto, ontario, canada. permanent resident here but dual citizenship on the horizon. i like music a lot (used to have a radio show on WKNC), like movies a lot (master's degree in film studies, worked in art cinemas for 10 years, see 20-30 movies at the toronto film festival every year), and travel a lot (road trips to 49/50 states, most of eastern canada, halfway across australia, throughout the UK/europe, overall driven on 5 continents) i have a lifelong disability that affects my ability to walk, but i make do with what i have. i like the panthers a lot and always have. haven't been to many games at all recent years but still follow as closely as any other sport thing in my life. i once sat in my uncle's seats 3 rows up from the field and got on the video screen for a "celebrity lookalike contest" which i promptly won (they said i looked like mickey dolenz). favorite players, man i dunno. i really love rooting for Cam tbh. always loved how Jon Beason played. loved Mike Minter back in the day. Agent 89 obviously. my title: "fix thangs" is the job description of a GM according to Jerome Richardson's last press conference when he hired Gettleman. why I chose all-pro: I didn't want ads, it's hard to support an NFL team when you no longer live in the city where they're based, so I like having a place to be a fan. plus there's really good discussions happening in that forum from time to time. it's worth it as a yearly expense for me right now.