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    Falcons tell Julio Jones to suck it

    Nope. Had ours already with Pep and Moose.
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    Falcons tell Julio Jones to suck it

    Remember that time the Falcons had the Super Bowl wrapped up 28-3?
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    Your most hated NFL team?

    I used to think it was the Falcons, but it is definitely the Saints by far... i despise them. I don't really hate any other team outside of our division aside from whatever sunday we may be matched up with them... EDIT: I amend this. I hate the Patriots. And i kind of will always hate the Broncos for the league giving them a Super Bowl they didnt deserve while they intentionally tried to injure our franchise. fug them.
  4. Don't think it needed its own thread, but rosinski just tweeted this as well: I know most here preferred him over Mick. So, was it the legal counsel?
  5. I really do think, although Cam would never say it, that us not doing it more was due to Shula's ego. Shula thought if he could get things clicking with his calls, despite the turtle's pace of the calls coming in and incessant delay of games and burned timeouts, that everyone would credit him for it. His ego just couldn't allow him to take a step back and do what's best for the team - let Cam run things.
  6. Good, simple goal to aim for, but thay being said, i can lay out a million reasons those valleys have existed and they have nothing to do with Cam's performance. A few have been Shula, workload, lack of help (i.e., quality blocking, personnel, playcalling/Shula again). Lucky for us, and Cam, I think this is the first season all of those areas have been addressed and fixed. There is only one Cam, and i'm proud to have him as our QB. History will bear out what a force of nature he is.
  7. Man... this guy is good. Spot on across the board. He really cements and affirms what so many here have been saying for years. I really get the feeling that Shula almost, and maybe subconsciously, hampered Cam so that he couldn't shine without Shula getting credit for it. For instance, we all saw years back how effective and explosive the offense was when Cam was allowed autonomy over it. The comeback in Seattle in '15 comes to mind. When Cam was allowed to spread it out, hurry it up, and make adjustments at the line, we felt unstoppable. And it seemed like we let him do that a lot in '15. And what happened? Cam won MVP that year. We still ran options. We still had a power game. But, Cam was in the driver seat. And then, the last 2 seasons, it felt like Shula wanted to show the world that it was HIS offense. Maybe his intention was to help Cam, but i feel like it was more to prove something to everyone. As the analysis here stated, we relied heavily on personnel groupings and specific plays to gain any degree of success, and instead of gameplanning to augment our weaknesses, Shula insisted on just ignoring them altogether. In turn, the offense became robotic, rigid, and erased any margin for error. I remember describing Shula's coaching at one point like watching someone walk into a titanium wall repeatedly. The person may have the ability to walk around the wall, or have a ladder to easily go over the wall, but NOPE, they're going to show you that if you walk into it enough, eventually you're gonna walk through it lol. That was Shula's offense. I'm really hoping Norv gives Cam that autonomy that we have all known for far too long is what actually makes our offense operate at its best. And knowing Norv's reputation is already established and he isn't an insecure child trying to outrun his father's shadow and secure a name for himself, I suspect he will give Cam much more control. I'm excited about this season.
  8. He clearly isn't familiar with the conditions that caused Worley to start for two seasons, nor is he familiar with our franchise's long-history of awarding starting jobs based off of incumbency and familiarity rather than merit. Dumb article.
  9. Yeah, very telling... I argued for bringing Chud back for the very reason mentioned in the article - the offense was decisive and explosive under him, and he knew how to accentuate Cam's strengths, especially as a passer. It seemed to have more balance, but he also occasionally struggled bc it seemed like he was calling games to garner buzz for HC gigs rather than do what was specific to the situation at the time. Then Shula stepped in and muddled everything down and the offense was indecisive and sloppy. Under Shula, everything was slow and drawn out, and despite his playcalling, we caught lightning in a bottle in 2015, mostly bc Cam was playing out of his mind... Then came SB50 where Shula's lack of imagination and creativity roared its ugly head again. Idc how good Denver's defense was, we should have won that game, but as they famously said afterwards, we changed nothing and made no adjustments. It's why I like what the Turners are saying thus far... they know Cam is a once in a generation talent and they plan to make things easier for him while implementing that decisiveness and ingenuity (specifically the ability to adjust) that our playcalling has been lacking for years now. We still are a vertical offense, but balanced and with a sense of direction. I feel they truly will take the full burden off Cam this season and I expect he is going to put up career best numbers passing this season as a result.
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    Rumor : Kemba to LA

    In some of the Cleveland rumors it's been floated out there that Lebron is behind it... that he wants to bring in Kemba. And from following Lebron closely throughout his career, he seems to have great admiration and respect for fellow all-stars, especially. Also, IIRC, wasnt Lebron caught on camera last season making fun of Ball's shooting form? So, I doubt he wants to play with him if he does go to LA.
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    The Walking Dead season 8

    Quit watching prior to last season save for the episode where Gabriel and the Doc search for a cure for his eyes, which was really well done and reminiscent of the superb writing and execution of TWDs early glory days... other than that episode, I checked reviews each week to see if it was worth picking back up, but it was still riddled with Gimple's plot holes and idiocy, so I just couldn't do it. Then I heard Gimple was being "promoted," and one of the other writers was stepping up as show runner, so I had hope that AMC saw the mistake they made... I also heard FTWD was better than it's been in a long while under the new show runner's direction and that gave me even more hope that they could fix the mess Gimple made. Then I heard the report about Lincoln leaving regardless, and all hope went out the window. The chances of being able to undo what Gimlple did were already slim, but Lincoln's departure cements it... it is the proverbial nail in the coffin. I honestly think Lincoln gritted his teeth and was a good soldier for the franchise over the last couple of seasons despite seeing it going down in flames with each passing episode and pointless elimination of staple characters, and then I think killing off Carl for no real fuging reason was the last straw... he knew the show had nowhere else to go but down even further and had enough. It was a good run... Rick's love for Carl is what pulled readers and audiences in to invest in the story to begin with... just sucks Gimple completely and single-handedly murdered one of the best shows ever in television history. And as another poster said above, Gimple should never be able to work again as a show runner or head writer... period.
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    Rumor : Kemba to LA

    MJ would whoop Lavar's ass... no way he would agree to bringing the Balls here.
  13. It's Hornets news, but it's also the offseason and I know there was a pretty big kerfuffle awhile back about Kroeger being removed from WFNZ. Well, looks like he landed on his feet! I like it. Seems like a guy who has been invested in the local sports teams for awhile.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    The word is, one of the guys we enamored with at 11 is SGA from Kentucky. If we get him, the backup/big PG spot wont cost anything. I think that hinges on if Knox is there at 11... then again, if we get #8, I'm starting to think it is to take Knox then SGA at 11.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    Nah, it's not your fault... you shouldn't have to rely on forums for all of your news... the problem is, Bobcats/Hornets coverage is among the worst in the entire sphere of pro sports. We as fans are left to piece together what we can... it's also why these local heads chiming in after the fact pisses me off. Like, if they knew this stuff was going on, why weren't they reporting it all along, while it was happening? Keep us informed! It's easy for anyone to say, "I knew this was true," after the fact, and that seems to be all out local guys do after a national outlet breaks news on the team before them. I even mentioned it here when discussing that Dwight/Clifford blow up, that local media never made one peep about it. It wasnt even mentioned or discussed at all. I didnt even hear Clifford asked about it in that post-game presser immediately after... I just saw it happen with my own eyes and even the broadcast team ignored it as it happened... and it was even caught on camera in the huddle as Stephanie Ready was providing a sideline report lol. It was pathetic. Idk if they were scared of the PR-side of things and worried about their image, so they thought ignoring it was the better route, but it wasn't... it just leaves us to speculate even more so. Could also have something to do with our beat writer being a habitual drunk too, lol.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    It's been discuss ed d quite a bit here and other places, but people were able to decipher a lot of the team's exit interview comments as Dwight changing the team dynamics... a lot of allusions to being selfish and having an individual agenda, while Dwight made no such comments himself about anyone else, because it was him they were referring to. I also posted earlier in the season how in some games he repeatedly would start throwing tantrums in-game when he didn't get the ball in the half-court and the next defensive rebound he got, he would take it and dribble it all the way across half-court and then pass it to someone or take a shot himself unassisted, all while Kemba called for the outlet the entire time. He did that repeatedly through the all-star break, and supposedly it was in retaliation for not getting the touches he wanted. Supposedly, people have said it was because he wanted the offense ran through him in the half-court... if we did so, all was good. If we didn't, he would pull shot like I mentioned until he got his touches. I could see how that would piss everyone off. He also got into an argument with Clifford during a game that I posted about last season and was benched following the timeout it happened in. He was demonstrative and got up and walked out of the huddle while Clifford had everyone in close to draw up a play... I had never seen anything like it, in Charlotte at least, in all my years as a Charlotte fan, which has been since the beginning.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    I said it early last season... Kemba had the same demeanor when Lance was here. He was miserable and Dwight was sucking the life out of the team.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    And according to an "inside source" over at hornetsplanet, he says we aren't done. He says we're still in talks to move Kemba now... but, take it with a grain of salt bc I've rarely ever seen his musings prove to be true.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    Also created a trade exception
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    I read somewhere that one is Thursday, and the other is 2021, iirc.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    Agreed, from our outside perspective. But, I'm 100% certain the team felt ge had to be dealt and his value was that bad because of his reputation. He also didn't help things by going on ESPN last week and shitting on Charlotte, the fans, and rehashing his self-created drama in Orlando with SVG. Again, I hate the deal, but he had to be moved. Do i think that the best we could do? No. Do I think this is yet another indicator of an organization that constantly cuts its nose off to spite its face and doesn't know how to win? Yes. I'm used to it by now.
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    Dwight Howard Traded!

    The deal on face value makes zero sense... in fact, it's horrible. It appears we downgraded in talent and took on more money all in one deal... Then you have to remember it was Dwight. The same Dwight whose hometown teammates celebrated when they found out he was traded. The same Dwight who poured all last year when he didn't get his touches and would start purposely trying to sabotage games until he did. The same Dwight who Batum, Marvin, and many others took subliminal shots at for ruining the locker room and on-court chemistry. The same Dwight who we acquired for just Miles Plumlee... then you realize, he's such a bad teammate that we took on a horrible player and extra salary to get rid of him. I hate the deal. But, I'm happy Dwight is gone. It's the only way I can make peace with it... but man, I really, really hate this deal and it makes me loathe what may be ahead in the Kupchack era.
  23. I've shared my personal encounter with Smitty several times over the years, so I can tell you he is every bit the bully and asshole off the field that you imagine... but that attitude is what made him great, he just couldn't seem to turn it off. I will say the interactions I saw him have with children at the Fan Caravan I met him at showed he had a soft spot, but he was extremely abrasive and brooding in almost every other respect when he wasnt under the tent signing autographs, and even some then... The short of it was, I was 21 at the time, I approached him and asked him if I needed to get back in line to wait for him to sign my team poster, which was part of the event, so it wasnt like I was badgering him in his private life... i had been in line for several minutes and right when i got to the table they pulled him away to do some PR thing, and i caught him as he was walking back... with him being my favorite player, i figured it was worth asking as his autograph was the only one I really cared about... he was the reason I waited in line. He had a Panthers security guy with him, and I walked next to them as they approached the tent for a good 10 seconds after asking, but it felt like an eternity, because Smitty looked at me, received my question, then proceeded to look through me, with his face scrunched sideways, chest bowed, and fists clenched, as if he was deciding exactly how he was going to murder me and dispose of my corpse... he continued to stare me down and size me up in silence for all of those excruciating seconds, with no verbal acknowledgment of my question, until finally the security guy couldn't take the tension anymore, shot Smitty a look, then looks back at me and hurriedly said, "yeah man, yeah, you have to get back in line." Smitty continued to stare me down even as I walked off. If the security guy wasn't there, I have no doubt in my mind he would've tried to beat my ass. When I finally got back up to the table, he was extremely short with me and his responses to me were very different than the ones he shared with a fan and his child before me... it was as though he was still holding a grudge. All that being said, he was still my favorite Panther until Cam (on the field, obviously), with Pep right up there as well... but, I had no desire to ever see him in any off field capacity again. I also lost any desire to ever ask for an autograph, even in a setting like the Caravan, where it was encouraged and part of the festivities. So, when I hear or see reports like this, it sounds about right... The story PSC shared from reddit about him making bombing/whistling noises falls into line with my experience... if he perceives he is in a position of power, and he knows that, he will make you feel like the most insignificant piece of poo possible. I can feel the awkward tension in the air in that meeting room as he did that and no one wanted to tell him to cut it out... much like the security guy who didn't know what to do as Smitty stared at me in dead silence, purposely making it tense and awkward. It didn't matter how big Cam is physically... Smitty knew he had the power and presence in that dynamic, and he used it to belittle Cam and make himself feel better and more secure. Love Smitty as a player, but he is a POS person. Hell, he has even tried to bully Michael Irvin since he's been on NFLN and threatened to "beat his ass" for making fun of his suit... And no, he wasn't joking... look it up.
  24. Good, because I never wanted him to be here to begin with. We went to a Superbowl without him while he was here. It was addition by subtraction... what he offers isn't worth the production you lose trying to get him touches. He is a dinosaur. The league is about getting the ball out quick into playmakers' hands and letting them get YAC. I hope KB enjoys tanking Buffalo's offense now. Best of luck.
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