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  1. Mike Shula's EGO

    Cam seemed frustrated the entire game. The entire game. The only slight bit of happiness and enjoyment shown was after Stew scored. Now, do you think he was just that focused? Why would you think that, since he didn't have that body language during either of the other playoff games. I firmly believe Cam was under orders to not change up plays much. When he checked off, plays were there. Sometimes he got sacked because of inept OL play, but when you saw us check off, the play he called was there. Why else would he look frustrated and bummed? Why else would he look like he just wasn't having fun for the entire game? In tight games all year, he looked focused and happy. Whole game yesterday? Just down. Shula is no good for Cam. Sure, he has implemented a killer system. But Shula, for all the good he has done with this offense, he is the thing holding it back at times. Get an OC that will let Cam run the show. An OC that can design some good plays, some creative stuff to take advantage of our skill guys individual skills, and who doesn't mind taking a step back and letting Cam run it.   Non-Panther fans keep asking me what happened. They have seen some games and all said a version of the same thing: "from all I've seen this season...that didn't look like the same Panthers team. Something just felt off all game. Like, bad off". I asked most what they meant, and they said "the offense. Just seemed like it was night and day different from what you ran the past two games and most of the season".    
  2. Big Daryl Williams....

    I believe he came in for one jumbo package, and I'm mostly certain that was Stew's big first down run late. I seem to remember at least one, maybe two plays of heavily unbalanced line and olsen motioned over to the unbalanced side. Could be wrong, it's all a little hazy. On the Shula front, Cam needs to learn to tune him out in big games when what we're doing isn't working. Be insubordinate, win the game, deal with Shula's tantrum after the game. It's better than losing because you're running iso and power every first down into a front that is expecting iso and power. We need to run a no huddle attack. It would benefit this offense the most. It gives Cam a chance to wear defenses out and force them into making adjustments on the fly, which he can counter. Run out with two receivers and Greg, pick up a few first downs, make some quick subs, pick up some more, then slow it down in the redzone. Not saying for EVERY game, but we need to run it often, especially early in the first and third quarter. Get the defenses frustrated. And if Shula can ever learn that formation can create misdirection in itself, we'll be OK. There's a reason bootlegs work so well.
  3. The Fall of Cam Newton

    We need to start saying pressure be damned and run guys on quick routes under our downfield stuff. Having no outlet spells disaster.    Why no rb screens though? Why no slants to combat the blitzes? Why no designed runs between guard and tackle? Those things would have likely worked and softened up the defense, forcing them to back off or at least pick their spots at blitzing. They rained hell on our OL and Cam the majority of passes.
  4. So where does Carolina finish next year?

    We win the division. I'm thinking 12-4 at best, 10-6 at worst. With our contracts currently and assuming we stay mostly healthy, we should be fine. How far we go is anybody's guess 
  5. Hate to say it but.......

    Honestly, against a fast defense that likes being aggressive, we should have come out in no huddle from the start. Wear their legs out early, get them on their heels.   Runs from under center don't work for us. Toss those out.
  6. This game showed it. No blocking anywhere.
  7. Getting Annoyed

    I'll show you why. I took this watching First take.    
  8. Fallout from Norman vs Beckham

    You just distinguish between regular personal fouls and flagrant ones. Two flagrant fouls means ejection.    This solves the issue of accidental personal fouls, like facemasks. Add a sentence to the in-game explanation.    "Personal foul, Facemask, 53 defense. 15 yard penalty from the end of the run, first down".   " personal foul, hit to the head of a defenseless player. 53 defense. This is his first flagrant foul. 15 yard penalty, first down".   Obviously, in my explanation, the hit to the head wasn't accidental. It was like Burfict.
  9. What position did you play?

    I feel that way every time, but those were some great years. Plus, I used to be really into nostalgia....
  10. What position did you play?

    In hs, I was a jack of all trades.   Freshman year, I was an inside backer in a 4-4 scheme. Strongside inside. Also the backup fullback. Didn't start at inside backer until the sophomore starting over me skipped practice all week. Got the start, impressed, started the rest of the year. Got some shots at fb in blowouts. Ran Paul Johnson's triple option. I scored one td. Sophomore year, I got bigger and faster. I played well and more importantly, I was smart. Knew our system because I wanted to be the best. So, i got a varsity spot. Unfortunately, I was still 5'8" and 175 lbs. Didn't fare well a lot of times. Ultimately, I missed half the season. Why? Because before practice, we're all playing two hand touch. Harmless, right? No. I ran into a guy with my face. I hit his face. I broke my face. Right orbital fracture. Surgery. Sucked. Junior year, I'm bigger still. 5'10", 190 lbs. I got moved from backup fullback to starting te, as well as starting inside backer. Set a record for tackles in a game at 18 in my school's first ever 3rd found playoff game. Was cool. Missed one game middle of the season with a concussion. Senior year. The year. Ended the season at 6' and 215 lbs. Got moved offensively again. I'm now starting at left guard. Almost got bumped to defensive end as well as safety (ran a 4.6 40 time) because coaches wanted competition at those spots. Eventually kept my linebacker spot. Best record in school history, eastern finals championship appearance, school season rushing record (something like 4200 yards between our qb and like, 5 different running backs), and I briefly held the school career tackles mark at like, 320, but the other inside backer broke that the next season.   Too many ridiculous stories to name. Most ridiculous would be either having Louisburg high school heckle us as we walked to the field in the 3rd round senior year, or being put on record on a Monday in a McDonald's before our eventual 4th round loss when I was told by a local reporter that I trusted that I was off record. Paper got printed, I was called in the office, parents notified, threats of lawsuits from my coach and principal to the reporter, insanity.
  11. Every time I think of reenlisting, my thought process is as follows: - I want to be a barrel chested freedom fighter again - I miss the M240B - I miss the guys -....but PowerPoint... - Yeah, I'll stay where I'm at.
  12.   "why are you looking at that female? Is she in danger? Is she in need? Is she a threat? No? Face out, take a knee, drink water you thirsty animal". Yes, I've overheard this exact exchange. Laughed uncontrollably.
  13. Cecil, "Cam is only scratching the surface"

    Wait wait wait. You seriously put us in the ring of teams such as the Browns and Titans? You seriously think people are clueless to the Panthers outside of the region? Have you noticed how widespread the dab has become? Where do you think that came from? EVERYBODY I know (including friends in Michigan, Wyoming, and Montana) is aware of where the popularity came from: Cam Newton. They aren't Panthers fans and don't follow the team, but they know. Apart from that, people knew of the Panthers as much as any team. Not to mention Luke being widely known and loved. Nobody outside of the Colorado region knows jack about Denver except for Peyton and maybe Von Miller. If I was a casual NFL fan, I'd know even less about Denver. Denver has been as much as an afterthought nationally as Carolina has been over the past decade or so. We both gained massive relevance now because we're both in the Super Bowl. Get over yourself.
  14. Vaguely remembering something to the effect of "you signed a contract to be here. You wrote on paper that you wanted this....take from that what you will. Too freakin' easy."  
  15. What a...SHARP response...