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  1. Kony is turned loose.

    the point was that hardy wasn't some marginal throwaway pick who happened to turn into an all pro which is what i felt like you were implying. him and ealy had similar pedigrees, but as was pointed out hardy fell for effort and character reasons. his physical gifts were never, ever in doubt. and you either weren't here or weren't paying attention in 2010/11/12 because there were high expectations for hardy at least in this fan base. it was commonly understood that he was a first round talent. i'm not suggesting that ealy is going to be an all pro, i'm saying there are numerous examples all over the league including a few you should be intimately familiar with as a panthers fan that had a similar trajectory. as foolish as it is to hitch your wagon to him it's equally foolhardy to think he's developing particularly slowly.
  2. Kony is turned loose.

    sports illustrated projected hardy as the number one overall pick at one point so your pointing out that he was a 6th rounder doesn't do anything for me. hardy didn't get the same amount of snaps as ealy when? ealy got 363 snaps as a rookie which was fewer than charles johnson, horton, and addison. he wasn't a starter by any means if that's what you're trying to imply. hardy didn't start as a rookie but i doubt he was all the way down the depth chart as the number four DE and even if he was then the comparison is still fair because they'd be equivalent. i can't find snap counts going back that far but by 2011 i believe hardy was a full time starter opposite charles johnson. i checked the 2011 roster and we had absolute balls at DE behind CJ and hardy so i'm going to go with that assumption. ealy got the second most snaps behind kawann short in his second year so the same is true of him plus he actually put up one more sack than hardy did in year two. he may have had more snaps but the starter designation is more important unless the numbers are way far apart. so yeah i think it's fair to compare their careers so far.
  3. Kony is turned loose.

    ealy has shown sparks. he had a sack in three straight games to end his rookie year, a streak of five games with a sack in 2015, and of course we all saw the super bowl. yes he's inconsistent but i think you're really reaching hard to make it seem like his development is unusually slow or something. miller and peppers were straight freaks who basically entered the league playing at a pro bowl level so i don't think that's a fair comparison. there are a bunch of different ways to get to the level of an elite pass rusher and it isn't as if guys that come in setting the league on fire have a ceiling of 30 sacks whereas everyone else maxes out at like 15. ealy's development seems to be on a curve that's similar to what we saw out of greg hardy before he exploded in 2012 and 2013.
  4. Falcons Fans: Carolina Gets It

    the falcons had five straight winning seasons and four playoff appearances including two top seeds and won one, meaning singular, playoff game so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  5. Falcons Fans: Carolina Gets It

    now there are many things that make the huddle unique. but, as you can see based on the banter in that thread, the "well if you like x team's move so much why don't you go root for them assmunch" back-and-forth isn't one of them
  6. Falcons Fans: Carolina Gets It

    they're all about some DBs and seemingly always have been

    that's gonna be the scene at about 11:30 PM on opening night too
  8. Just gained a ton of respect for Drew Rosenhaus

    the usual
  9. Cam Newton says he let people down with post-Super Bowl news conference

    it sucks that what happened after this was blown out of proportion. this is an awesome picture. it almost carries a sense of peyton telling cam that it's going to be him one day soon.
  10. Just gained a ton of respect for Drew Rosenhaus

    check out my avatar. google don turnbee, that's me.
  11. Just gained a ton of respect for Drew Rosenhaus

    i looked and it's 1:39 AM in seoul right now
  12. AmeriGEDDON!!!!

    i love the "commies at the UN up to no good" backdrop. it's such a well-worn trope in these kinds of movies. all of those low budget rapture/apocalypse straight-to-video deals being churned out by evangelical studios in the late 90s/early 00s had the UN/EU as a stooge for the antichrist. i'm surprised john hagee isn't on INSP pushing this movie as we speak.
  13. Just gained a ton of respect for Drew Rosenhaus

    you said sow hemingway
  14. Just gained a ton of respect for Drew Rosenhaus

    were you being ironic when you were calling other posters' significant others fat too? or was that serious. that doesn't sound like something a supreme gentleman would say. i'd say it borders on objectifying women in fact. that and saying how you're doing "far better" than the women in the pictures which would seemingly objectify both groups.
  15. Just gained a ton of respect for Drew Rosenhaus

    haha the sublime irony go dust your fedora collection