So I just want people to stop opening the threads of Panthers United and 15. Because, well, they're shitty posters in general. It muddles down the quality that this site has to offer from the people who are actually intelligent and don't redundantly have bad grammar as well as incessantly incomplete concepts (I know ironic). Just ignore them and they'll go away.
This offensive line is still learning how to gel. It's getting better over time and Cam keeps looking more and more comfortable. I don't see why everyone thinks we're going to get blown up by the Packers. I think it is a very winnable game in lieu of our defense. After watching the relationship that the Packers had with the niners, I'm not super concerned. J-No is going to do fine against Cobb (who apparently has a roughed up shoulder.) No doubt about it, we have an opportunity to compete in every game and this team has had a winning trend. Re-introducing a healthier TD, a healthier Stewart, Kuechly, Johnson, Allen, and maybe even some steady improvement from Funchess could propel this team to victory. Losing at Seattle isn't bad though. It would be a good reality check for this team. Green Bay imo is a must-win game if we're going to prove we can win a championship to our fanbase and give the team enough confidence throughout the playoffs. And fug the Falcons they're getting smashed come December.
Got this "football historian" flaming just because an argument was raised. It's a legitimate concern that should be talked about in a civil way with the options that are out there. The purpose of this op is ambiguous at the moment because the forefront of conversation seems to be what won't work. Instead of arbitrarily negating ideas, maybe electing some possible solutions would help?
Fair enough. I'll eat some humble pie. I just wish Gettleman could pull a rabbit out of his ass for the receiving core as well as he has for the D-line. Given, his plan was mildly shattered with a season-ending injury to KB. However, Cam's first year, with Smith, Shockey, and Olsen undoubtably portrayed how great of a passing attack he can have with a solid line. Now that he has that to a serviceable extent, a legit #1 threat would be amazing for this team. But, as you said, and as easy as it is for me to believe as well, there's likely no diamonds in the rough at this point.
A big possession receiver would do a lot for this squad. I was merely using TO as an example wouldn't be Gettleman's style. You can't undermine an argument with a rhetorical question and a word emphasizing disbelief. If Cam was given a legitimate weapon, we could really do something special this year.
This is some homer-esque bullpoo. You do understand the lack of WR depth in our offense right? As soon as we play a legit #1 corner in Seattle everyone is going to witness how much of an issue this is going to be to overcome if we aspire to get a lombardi. I'm not saying that our D can't win this next game in Seattle; Or even that we can't pass on Seattle. Rather, having someone that doesn't demand double coverage aside from a tight end is going to make point scoring against better defenses an issue. We're going to have 8 in the box all game and a tough time running the ball. Hopefully our defense keeps putting our offense in these great positions, but J-no shouldn't be able to put up touchdowns on a consistent basis like this. Hell, I'm for it, but the lack of quarterback talent has padded his stats and how formidable of a corner he is. Given, he is clearly clutch. But, he still has a few things to prove down the stretch. If we get a legitimate wide receiver next to Ginn this team becomes scary. I like the idea of Boldin. I would even like the idea of TO, despite being 41, just because of how big of a body and how consistent his hands are. Philly is a quality backup for Ginn. Bersin is a great rotational player that still has room for improvement. I actually like all of our receivers sans Norwood (I haven't seen enough to make an accurate opinion about his play and fit for this team), but if we want a superbowl, we should definitely make a move for this offense. A WR would be given the time to get caught up during the bye week. Addressing the upcoming four games, teams would have just one more thing to prepare for.
Hopefully this lights a fire under Ealy's ass. Maybe with his flexibility we could turn him into a DT with how thin it seems to becoming after cole left with the underwhelming performance of Dwan Edwards as of late. However, Ealy, as of now, is strictly looking like a rotational guy.
This guy is probably going to make Allen quickly become some quality depth. Delaire looked like he was shot out of a cannon every play while Allen reminded me of a skinny Haynesworth. It's probably an age thing, but I just think it's funny to see that an UDFA could be starting over a 2X NFL sack leader as well as a 5X Pro Bowler after his first game.