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  1. Ted Ginn an X-Factor?

    I think Jonathan Stewart is the X-Factor.  I hope he pounds the ball 20+ times on Sunday.  The Packers ran pretty 'easily' against the Cardinals which is surprising because the Packers don't have a great running game.   I think the Panthers need to run, and run, and run more to win this game.  This will take time off the clock & keep the ball out of Palmer's hands.....we don't need him to have lots of time to throw to Fitzgerald, Brown, and Floyd as those guys present some match-up problems for our injured secondary.  
  2. Finnegan and McClain

    There is a reason why McClain & Finnegan were not on a team and were available to play 4-weeks ago....However, they were the best available and the Panthers are going to have to figure out a way of keeping Fitzgerald and Floyd in check.  And that way is pressuring Carson so the d-line better bring their A-game.
  3. I've had it with the ginger

    Two words:  Tillman...Bene.   Two solid CB's that are no longer in the secondary and were replaced by two guys that were not even playing 4-weeks ago.    
  4. The Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFL and the Panthers just beat them.  Pete C. is one of the best coaches in the NFL, and the Panthers just won.  And Wilson is one of the best QB's in the NFL, and the Panthers still won.  A win is a win, and this was a huge win.   The biggest weakness on the Panthers team is the secondary since Tillman and Bene went down.  Their replacements were sitting on the couch 4-weeks ago......and Wilson exposed that.  I think losing those two starters were a huge lose to this defense, and hopefully the Panthers can figure a way to mask this against Larry Fitzgerald and Floyd.....
  5. Either tag him or trade him for draft picks.  The Panthers value the front 7 more than the secondary, and this formula has been successful.  This team needs new DE's more than 'expensive long-term contract' CB's because Allen, CJ, and Alexander are done.....and DeLaire and Addison are not every down players.  
  6. I don't think the Panthers value the CB spot enough to pay Norman what he will want to get paid and/or deserves to get paid.  The D-line, and LB core are more of a priority in this defense.  I think the Panthers LB core is strong, however, the D-line is not as dominant as it once was and it is aging.  I think they are going to have to bring in some big talent to shore up the D-line next year as I believe Allen, CJ, Alexander and Edwards are done, and DeLaire and Addison are only 'situational' pass rushers.   They may decide to Tag Norman, but I do think it is possible they trade him and pick up draft picks if they see D-line talent in the draft.  I don't think that is a knock on Norman...I just think the Panthers have a strategy of how to build a team, and not sure that a high priced CB fits into their philosophy.  
  7. I hope nobody does this in Charlotte.  I don't want the Seahawks to have any excuses as to why they lost to the Panthers.  
  8. DC Sean McDermott

    I don't understand why anyone would want to coach the Browns.  How many have tried and failed over the past 10-years?  The Browns mgmt will not allow success.....very similar to the Lions.  McDermott may be using this as a practice interview for Philly.
  9. Thinking of making a move.

    Yes, for sure you can get a nice house for $500K in Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, Asheville, Greenville, SC and etc.  If you live in CA now, you may not make as much income but the cost of living is lower.  
  10. Thinking of making a move.

    Anywhere in NC or SC will be better than PA.  The weather, cost of living, taxes, close to the beach & mountains, and etc will be a nice change from where you currently live.  However, I think the job will dictate where you live. What type of field you are in will probably help you decide which city best suits your needs.  In Raleigh, there are lots of high tech/computer jobs (IBM, SAS, Cysco, Red Hat, Epic Games & etc) due to Research Triangle Park.  Charlotte is the bank capital of the USA, and also has many other diversified companies that offer employment.  Charleston, SC is a very unique city and offers lots of employment in the tourist & art industry.  They also just added a huge Boeing plant there.  Greenville, SC has a BMW plant as well as other manufacturing type jobs.  I don't think you can go wrong with any city in North or South Carolina...it just depends on the job situation.
  11. How ready are you for Bersin at punt returns?

    I thought Robert McClain would be returning punts.  As far as the kickoff returner:  About 90% are a touchback so I don't see how it really matters who is standing back there.  
  12. Dave Gettleman: "We need more speed on the field"

    I don't think anyone thought/thinks Jared Allen is the answer at DE.  He was brought in as a stop gap because of injuries.  I think the Panthers hoped Frank Alexander would play this year, and I doubt they expected for CJ to be playing like he is. It really is surprising to see how far CJ has fallen from last year.  Losing Hardy was huge, but unfortunately he had to be let go.  Great DE don't grow on trees.  
  13. A great DE is hard to find and that is why the best ones are paid very well.  The bottom line is the Panthers have not been able to replace Greg Hardy, and CJ has gotten 'old' over-night.  
  14. Worst thing about this loss

    Actually, if the Packers beat the Cardinals the Panthers clinch home field.  
  15. Defense has an achilles heel...

    The lack of a consistent pass rush is a problem.  I think some of this has to do with the secondary injuries lately.  Tillman was out several games which was bigger than most think, and now Bene is out for the season.  The secondary changes/injuries does not allow the defense to play as aggressive. Also, our D-line has 'suddenly' become very old:  Allen =33, Edwards = 34, CJ is only 29 but seems older and/or not playing with the same fire, and Love is also 29.  And DeLaire and Addison are not full-time starters but just 'situation' players,. The Panthers have not been able to replace Hardy's production yet either.    However, against the Giants I think the Panthers just took their 'foot off the gas' when it was 35-7.  Over-confidence can be as damaging as lack of confidence.  I think this Giants game was a good reminder to the players to 'Keep Pounding' for 60-minutes.