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  1. lightsout added a post in a topic The Devin Funchess "drop"   

    It is a bit harsh, but it's not really off point. However, he is just 21 years old. He's one of the younger guys in the league. At his size, he needs to add some muscle and impose himself on opposing secondaries. His ball tracking seems fine, but we have a small sample size. I believe the poster you were quoting was referencing the endzone throw a couple games back. If so, I think that's just a chemistry thing and less of a ball-tracking issue.

    I believe Funch will get more reps as the season progresses. He'll have to, because he's our best physical specimen at receiver right now. Big, quick, deceptive speed. Gotta get him some touches and raise his confidence. Make teams respect him so Ginn and Brown are getting more opportunities. Once we have somebody other than Olsen that demands attention, I believe our offense may really take off. But we have to get that first.
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  2. lightsout added a post in a topic More CAP   

    While I agree with each of you to some degree, I also disagree a tad.

    Tolbert, I don't think, has been bad. He looks MUCH shiftier this season, similar to 2013. Still, the age is showing. He shouldn't be here next year, IMO.

    Stew has looked decent with the blocking he has received. However, he gets in this weird habit EVERY game where he starts dancing. I get that he's trying to create plays when no lanes open, but you have to just put your head down sometimes and get the ugly 3-4 yards if you can instead of trying to bounce a B gap run outside. End man on the line of scrimmage is getting kicked out, so you trying to bounce AROUND that, with another LB, safety, or corner coming outside to help out, just spells disaster a lot of time.

    CAP, I think, can be our #1. He's not ready right now. He'll need another off season to put on more muscle and learn more of the NFL game. Once he does that, if he maintains his quickness and burst, he'll be a solid #1 RB in this league. Take that to the bank.

    Reasons for thinking this is that in each of the last two games, if he's not hit in the backfield or at the line, he's getting 4 yards. He is seeing the hole, hitting it, and driving through first and sometimes second contact for an extra yard or two. He gets to the edge quickly on off tackle runs and cuts up as soon as he can, and he does it explosively.

    I think runners like CAP are indeed Gman's vision at RB. Is CAP who Gman wants out there for the next 6-8 years getting the bulk of carries? That is yet to be seen. However, if CAP gets more opportunities and can make the most of them, he can solidify himself a spot at least in rotation with other young backs, like Wegher.

    I just get the feeling, when CAP is in, that I had when D-Will was a rookie. I just knew if he got 10-15 touches in a game, he'd settle in a groove and bust off a long one. Sure enough, once they cut D-Will loose and let him run wild, he showed precisely what I thought he would. Hopefully CAP does the same, given the same opportunity.
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  3. lightsout added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    More CAP
    OK, so let's think of the past two games. CAP comes in late and doesn't do anything too flashy. Teams selling out on the run late in the 4th when we have a lead, so what can he do?

    Well, rip off 5 yard runs is ONE thing he can do in that situation. And he did. In each game. The guy is quick and decisive. He gets north and moves his feet through contact. Lot of energy in those young legs. Runs like a D-Will/Stew hybrid, really. The punishing running style of '08 Stew with the sheer quickness in and out of cuts of D-Will. Some I have talked to say he doesn't look that quick, but I beg to differ. He gets north in a hurry!

    CAP needs more carries. Everybody loves Fozzy, but Fozzy provides nothing that CAP doesn't apart from experience. CAP needs to be getting 10 touches per game, minimum. Screens, runs, designed passes out of the backfield. Get him involved in the offense. Get teams keying on him so our play action game is more of a threat, because right now, we aren't catching teams biting on playaction. At all.

    Also, CAP is a better choice for running zones and zone reads out of the shotgun. He and Cam come from the same coaching at Auburn. They are automatically going to mesh better and CAP is less removed from that kind of game than Stew is at this point in his career.
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  4. lightsout added a post in a topic The Devin Funchess "drop"   

    Stopped when you said "his accuracy continues to be a question".

    Cam has proven he has greatly improved his accuracy (which I think is largely a product of actually being healthy for the first time in 4 years). The "bad" throws that are cited? No more than ANY QB in the league. No QB throws a perfect pass every time. No, not even Rodgers. He misses a few each game. Some throws aren't even bad placement. They're purposefully put in a spot where the receiver catches it or it falls incomplete. Cam has MASTERED that technique. Sometimes it's due to lack of ability on the receiver's part (Cotch going down the seam, for instance). Cam hasn't had but a few really off the wall throws this season. I defy you to find them if I am wrong.

    If the ball hits you DIRECTLY in BOTH of your hands, in stride, and you're not having to be a ballerina to go up and get it, the throw is not the problem. Was the throw perfect? No, it wasn't. Was it well enough placed that it should have been caught? Yes. Was it an outright drop? No, it was partly a great play by the defender.

    I get bent up over this because you act like you know what you're talking about when you display, repeatedly, that you have no idea what you're talking about.
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  5. lightsout added a post in a topic The Devin Funchess "drop"   

    The ball hit him in the hip, in stride. He didn't have to throw his arm away from his momentum to make the catch. He had to open up and drop his hands down a hair. A catch you see WEEKLY in the league. If that throw "got away" then you have an unrealistic idea of how accurate QBs have to be.

    Or maybe, just maybe, you are part of the problem with this fan base. Cam Newton has the strongest start to his season, and you focus on every ball that isn't perfectly placed and say "SEE!? He isn't accurate! Told ya! Start DA!" 
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  6. lightsout added a post in a topic Im sorry but I just hate the Seahawks more than our NFCs rivals   

    Seattle don't want none. When the refs try to hand you a game and you still barely escape with the win (against the Lions, no less), you know you're one good team away from being exposed. Beating teams in ways that are frustrating is our business.

    And cousin, business is a-boomin'.
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  7. lightsout added a post in a topic The Devin Funchess "drop"   

    If the ball hits you where that pass hits you, you have to catch it. Slightly behind, but both hands were able to be on that ball. At the NFL level, receivers make that catch ALL the time. He's a rookie who has seen limited snaps and fewer targets. Drops are to be expected. Saying it was a "bad" throw Is patently absurd.
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  8. lightsout added a post in a topic MNF Game Thread: Lions (0-3) @ Seahawks (1-2)   

    I see no reason why we don't beat Seattle like a drum with how they looked tonight.
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  9. lightsout added a post in a topic Luke doing much better expect him back against Seattle according to NFL Network   

    My sincere hope is that Luke got ahold of Seahawk film last week when he was told he wasn't playing against TB. 2 and a half weeks of him preparing for one opponent? An opponent he has faced already, in a playoff game? Yeah, the defense WILL be prepared. As long as our offense drops 28-35 points, we win. Offense may need help though. Luckily, J No has this romantic relationship with the endzone.
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  10. lightsout added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Green Bay and the Panthers
    No, I'm not looking ahead to that matchup. But how does this sound: we look VERY similar right now.

    Everybody discounts this team because we're not flashy. We're not going out and eating teams up with big plays or throwing up crazy numbers. We're just beating teams any way we can. That's it.

    But if you look at the numbers and the schedules of these two teams, and then look at the media narratives for each, you'll see the point I am making. 

    Here are the general narratives for each of these teams, at this point:

    GB: Man, they look good. Off to a fast start. Team to beat in the NFC. Road to the Super Bowl may run through them.
    Car: Well, they're 4-0, but you can't really trust their record. I mean, they haven't exactly been winning pretty against bad teams. Atlanta is still better and will win that division, but Carolina MAY have a chance. Wild card team.

    OK, I get it, no love for us, not griping much about it. It can't be a surprise, because it's US we're talking about.

    GB has played nothing but 1-win teams to this point. 
    Carolina has played nothing but 1-win teams to this point.

    GB points allowed/points for: 71/113
    Car points allowed/points for: 71/108

    This team cannot be scoffed at any more than GB can. Whatever BS excuse you want to give as to why the Packers are more legitimate right now than us, it doesn't matter. Strictly looking at how the teams are playing, both teams are doing what is necessary to win football games in this league. Looking on paper, our team is putting up points almost identically on pace with GB, and our defenses are allowing teams with 1 win to put up, on average, 17-18 points per game (which is the recipe for winning in this league. Keep teams to 2 TDs and a FG and you win typically).

    We have an extra week to prepare for Seattle. No reason why we can't win that game. We're good enough, we should be healed up (minus CJ) and we should be mentally ready for that game. All that will be left is to play and show them all that we can be 5-0 and beat a team that is "legitimate". That confidence spike will be big for the rest of October and into November.
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  11. lightsout added a post in a topic So we need to talk about the Falcons and our wild card standing..   

    I'd much rather player GB and Seattle. At least if we lose both of those, we can say we lost to teams worth a damn. And not Teddy Bridgewater and Colin Kaepernick. And if we win against the best QB in the game and Beast Mode/Russell, we can at least have those bragging rights.

    Meanwhile...Atlanta MIGHT be celebrating over beating Kaep/Bridgewater-lead teams. lol
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  12. lightsout added a post in a topic So we need to talk about the Falcons and our wild card standing..   

    Both Atlanta and Carolina rely on one player to truly move the offense.

    Cam has shown this year, you can't stop him. The only player on the field that can stop Cam is the receiver he is throwing to or himself. That's it. 

    Julio is dangerous...against everybody except Josh Norman. Need I say more?

    We take the Falcons. Maybe not sweep, because Atlanta games are always unpredictable for us, but we'll get them at least once. Also, I'm not confident that Atlanta keeps their streak going. Meanwhile, we can split our next 4 and I'd still feel we're a better team than Atlanta if they go 8-0 to start, simply because of the teams we'd have had to beat to be 6-2.
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  13. lightsout added a post in a topic Glad to be 4-0   

    Not once during any of these games did I have legitimate fear that we'd lose. I never felt that this team had a game slip out of their control. Even with our defense playing less than stellar and our offense being methodical and frustrating at times rather than explosive and exciting.

    People think wins are only "good" if you either 1) make a big comeback or 2) blow teams out. If one of those two didn't happen, they just seem to go "meh, ok, you won, cool, good for you".
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  14. lightsout added a post in a topic 4-0 vs. poo   

    ONCE AGAIN, let me set the record straight for the negative nancies who don't understand that you can't look at the surface of an NFL season/schedule/box score and know who a team is.


    Beat a Jacksonville team that finished the year 5-11 by 1 point (we were down 17-7 at the start of the 4th) 
    Beat TB by 3 in OT and they finished the year 7-9 (they had just blew out the Eagles. They finished3rd in the NFCS. Tied game in the 4th, then we kicked the game winner).
    Blew out a Falcons team that finished last in the NFCS (came into the game 1-1 on the season)
    Beat a Saints team that finished 8-8 (they came in to this game with a 1-3 record...we won by 6...because Rod Smart, basically).

    And that's JUST the first four weeks of that season. No wins against a team of playoff caliber and all but one of those games was down to the wire.

    Calm. The fug. Down. 
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  15. lightsout added a post in a topic Toxic Relationship   

    Let's just say my career makes me VERY familiar with laws, particularly civil stuff like this. She is not on the lease. She can't stay past me telling her to leave. The way the law works is that if you allow somebody to occupy your house, like a friend (not a child. that is different), then you can ask them to leave at any time. Their refusal, legally, is trespassing. So, upon me telling her to leave, if she refuses, one phone call and a city officer shows up. I explain the situation, stating she isn't on the lease, she must leave. As far as her getting her property, she can get what she can and if she can't get the big stuff (she brought the washer and dryer with her, but I live right next door to a laundromat and I make enough money that I can have new machines from Lowes by Christmas if I play it right), she can come back at my convenience to get it.

    Where eviction comes in is long, long term staying. Such as if you get your mail there, you have lived there for years, you are listed to that address on your driver's license, etc. That is when you need eviction paperwork. I couldn't get a DVPO, but I could get a 50C (the civil version of a DVPO, essentially. No criminal element to it, which means I'd need a lawyer, and fug that). 

    Won't need any of this though. From my understanding, she is going to work in the morning, coming home, packing her poo, and hitting the road back to her mom's. Should return Sunday for the big stuff that she can't get on her own.
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