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  1. I think Jeremy is hearing from everything that Josh will be tagged because that is exactly what Gettleman wants out there.  There are two ways I can see his thinking going on this. 1 - Ideally, he's love to have Josh under a 3 or 4 year deal and will use the leverage of Josh's age and the franchise tag to get the best long term deal possible.  If Josh wants to break the bank then there's no choice but to franchise him. 2 - Gettleman really does only want to franchise Josh for one year because he doesn't believe in paying conners big money long term.  His approach to football is to put the bulk of your money in the d-line, into the Hog mollies.  So, expect to see Short get a huge deal.  I don't think he'll break the bank on a FA d-lineman but he wants to have that money available for when we need to sign Short, Star, Ealy and whomever other dlinemen he finds in the draft.    As to RB, I'm not sold that the answer isn't already on the Roster.  CAP and Wegher have shown great flashes and are only rookies.  They were behind a probowl RB, a great short yardage and valued guy in Tolbert along with Fozzy who excelled at blocking.  The fact that they never even tried to put Wegher on the practice squad tells me they see real future potential in him. 
  2. It's doesn't have to be one or the other.  Based on the way Cam has played for 5 years I don't question his hard or effort as a football player.  He has laid it all out on the line over and over and over.  I've seen him as a running not run out of bounds and look for contact.  It took him 3 years, at least, to be convinced to slide instead of going headfirst.  It's wasn't about being scared to go after the fumble, it was being in position to dive at the ball.  Or Cam believing he could get to the ball. Again based on the way he's played for 5 years I have no doubt had he been in better position he would have dived for the ball.  His 5 years history tells us he sells out his body to make plays.  So, on 1 single play when it seems like he doesn't I don't start to question his manhood or his willingness to "sell out his body".  I look for the "reason" he didn't.  Jeremy provided a very logical reason that makes sense.  It certainly makes a whole hell of a lot more sense than Cam decides after 5 years of selling out and putting his body on the line that during the biggest Cam of his life he says, "Nah, not worth it".  
  3. I check him out from time to time but after his last site redesign, that's few and far between.  I think it's horrible. As to Cam, I get really annoyed when people compare Luke or TD or Olsen's reaction to that of Cam.  For better or worse there is a far greater amount of pressure and attention on the Quarterback than any other position. After the Broncos game where Von Miller tore it up and won MVP what Bronco was being talked about and swarmed the most.  Wasn't Von.  It was the Payton Manning, the quarterback who incidentally had a worse outing then Trent Dilfer did in the Superbowl. You can't compare how Quarterbacks act to any other position in football.  It's simply not the same.
  4. Cam pouting at the podium

    I'd been hearing all about Cam's press conference and now I finally get to watch it... I can't believe that is what is causing an uproar.  I would rather have this real emotion 10x over than the coach/player speak.  He's acting the exact same way I feel right now...except I don't think I could restrain from dropping a few F-bombs when that mob of reporter uselessness asked me over and over how it feels to lose and let everyone down. Go Cam.  Go Panthers. 
  5. What position did you play?

    I played soccer. :)
  6. Stephen A. Smith

    This thread is an analogy for the upcoming Superbowl.  One argument is nuanced and has depth like our run game.  One side is taking advantage of a lesser equipped opponent like we will the Broncos.   If I were to take this analogy to it's full conclusion we're going to beat Denver 56-3.
  7. The Santa Clara Camera Bag Strategy

    Igo, I do some amateur photography and have shot some sporting event.  I've found that experiencing an event through the lens is completely different than experiencing it as a fan just watching it.  It's like I'm so focused on the work of getting good shots and not missing things and switching lens, etc I miss the moment a little bit.  How does it feel from your perspective on the field working as opposed to just watching a game.  I know any one of us would love to be on the field for a game but I don't think many realize just how much you work during the game instead of really "watching" the game.
  8. My favorite was after Ted scored on that first TD and on the sidelines Cam says, "I scared you". If you go back and look you can see when Ted first notices Cam he flinches hard. 
  9. Adam Schein's knees buckle...

    Most football analysts don't analyze jack squat.  They look at surface stuff, look at a few numbers and go with their feelings.  Panthers fans have been watching Cam since the beginning and if you bothered to really pay attention and watch Cam play it wasn't hard to see this coming.  Ok, maybe not to this degree but it boom or busts with these guys.  It's either "I wouldn't draft him in the first round" or "He's best best ever".  I guess being measured, sane and realistic with your "expert" opinion and base it off watching film and interviews with your subject is too much to ask. Schein has no choice but to change his opinion.  It's the current wave.  All the talking heads tried to fight against the tide but Cam gave them no choice in the matter based on his consistent play on the field.  
  10. If you want to play a drinking game during the game and get plastered really fast, try this. Take a shot every time the opposing defense puts 8 defenders in the box...and we still get 3 yards.
  11. Awesome NY Times feature on Luke

    I really wish we could get some real Luke FX on the field.  From reading lips and his gestures on the field there is no way he's that same way in between the white lines.
  12. Caption This Dab

    Why is Marshawn trying to motorboat our defensive tackle?
  13. Or grown men watching other grown men smash each other in the face trying to catch a pig skin covered ball.
  14. Hey, Russell Wilson...
  15. Hey, Russell Wilson...

    Who's that sad man sitting on the couch watching the playoffs drinking magic water?