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  1. Seahawk Frank Clark laying into Cam Newton

    These guys are hilarious!  We have truly arrived in the world where everyone has something to say.  Sadly for Frank, he'll have to try hit a man,  and he's not had much success there. 
  2. While anyone can say what they want, throw whatever out there on the internets, Rivera & Co. have to have earned at least some of your trust.  3 NFC South, play off wins, NFC Champs, etc.  Regarding "toughness" of decision making, it's a lot easier to say "plug in player X!"  When there's a lot more that goes into it.  Take Johnson, a team leader, and Jared Allen, one of those HoF type of guys.  Both very established, respected men.  You bench either one for Kony Ealy, and it's going to have an effect on chemistry and attitude.  Rivera has done a very good job of balancing player egos with performance.   I have no idea how to coach a football team.  I do know a few things about managing teams of competitive, high maintenance divas.  Some people you can tell them bad news, and they will take it like a champ and ask how they can help.  Others will not.  Sometimes it takes a deft, careful hand instead of a 20lb sledgehammer. 
  3. Today's presser: Cam, Ron and Getty

    Yep!  I'm pretty sure we can have some lofty aspiration for the 2016 Season...I am so excited for next season!
  4. Something that was pointed out about the Broncos players on si.com: http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/02/08/broncos-cam-newton-von-miller-trash-talk They are still talking about Cam...even through they won the Super Bowl, get to meet the President, all the glory of winning the damn thing and they are STILL trashing on Cam. What does that say?
  5. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    I agree that it's great for now, being able to manipulate things.  But how about when the lid is blown off?  While the public perception of the NFL is generally positive, if it came out that it was rigged, it would ruin their credibility.  While the American consumer public is pretty forgiving and dumb, how could they realistically believe in the brand, the players and the game? Then again, I think I'm more to the tin foil hat side of things now.  We are over all pretty dumb and gullible.  Look at our politics...  Then the NFL needs to give us our story of redemption next season!!! 
  6. "Show me a good loser... "

    But Cam needs to be like Brady, Manning, Rogers, Brees...yeah be like all the other QBs who have shown their real character time after time that's passed off as competitive fire...  tots! I love Cam's honesty.  Honesty isn't always pretty, but it's always real.
  7. JNo - To Tag or Not to Tag?

    At age 28, Josh has to be really realistic about his earning potential.  Now he could sign a 3 year / $40 million with the first two years heavily guaranteed.  If he's tagged, next off season he'll be 29, looking for a 5 year deal that he won't get.  There has been a tendency for good corners to go down hill at 30.  It's a similar situation to running backs.  It's not always true, but Josh has to be realistic. If the Panthers let him test the open market, some team would throw $15 million a season at him, but chances are they will be a bad team.  Does he want a Super Bowl as part of a great team?  Or does he want to go else where, make some extra cash and hope they can be as good as us? Part of that is up to him.
  8. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    While I will continue to doubt a wide spread conspiracy because it just seems like terrible business, it wouldn't matter because of how well Denver's defense was playing.  It would have taken an extreme change in how we played to do anything against them.
  9. Positions we need to upgrade

    So thinking about it, more team speed, more special teamers. I think some young talent in the backend would be good.  Some honest to god pass rushers.  OL depth.  RB depth.   In gettlemagic we trust!
  10. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Are we getting the tin foil hat out?  I mean, that conspiracy was just too easy.  No wonder we played so poorly, we were told to!  You see, the NFL wanted us to win, wanted Cam to melt down, wanted Manning to ride off into the sunset so that we would be sent to the Super Bowl next year, only to win and arise like a Phoenix from the ashes!  Remember, the NFL LOVES stories!!!! My wife thought of that theory based on the whole media hub-bub...I gave her a roll of aluminium foil.  She hit me with it... While it sounds good, it also is completely crazy.  Were any of it true, it would destroy everything the NFL has built.  Not good.
  11. My son loves Cam Newton, and he wants to go get a football from him.  And he will still dab when he sees Cam on TV. This team is more than a game. When I was growing up, I was pretty lucky, my parents were in the first group of PSL owners.  Their names are on a statue at the North entrance.  So when I was going through my annoying 15-20 something phase, my family bonded by going to the Panther games.  Tailgating, going to restaurants, the long drive to Clemson and back, the wins, the losses.  I will always treasure those memories with my family.  It was a great run until my parents had to give up the PSL For all the money we've spent on tickets, gear, food, drink, and all the other Panther related nonsense over the years.  They will always be my team.  One day soon, I hope to get my family together for one more Panther game, my son, my dad and me.  I'm getting all teared up thinking about it! This team is more than one game.  They are family (at least to me!).
  12. Honestly, this is a big deal now, in a month, no one will care.  Cam is the biggest story in the NFL, which is great for us.  There are good and bad things that come with that. At the end of the day, this will be a footnote in Cam's career and the history of the Panthers.  I'm a big of of satire too, if they are making fun of you, you have arrived.  While the Broncos kind of fade into history. =) Go Panthers!
  13. Over two million page loads yesterday.

    Congrats to the hamsters, the Huddle, and our fearless leader!
  14. Anyone greeting the team back home

    I love the contrast with the Denver return, and they won the dang thing.  This makes me very proud of our community and our team.  We love our Panthers, and they know that. I think we'll see a similar but slightly different team next year.  Still having fun, dabbing, team photos, giving balls to kids, etc.  But I think we'll see a team that doesn't let off the gas, that works that much harder to attack our opponents, who doesn't take things for granted. Is it bad I'm already looking forward to next season?  Keep Pounding team and fans! 
  15. This is correct.  Gettleman likes to have at least the basic pieces in place so he can draft for value instead of need.