MountainHeel66

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  1. Sorry. Gettlemens Draft This Year Blows

    To be totally fair, most of the time he spent "becoming J-No", he was a very talented player but had a 10¢ head and couldn't get out of the doghouse. Many fans recognized his talent early on and kept complaining about his lack of playing time but the dude was simply an attitude issue and a walking talking personal foul. He finally got himself under control and out of the doghouse and exploded for us. I think expecting a 3 year learning curve is reasonable but not at all something set in stone like a typical DE would be. I can see these guys performing at an adequate or high level for us sooner than later. Not necessarily All-Pro good but well enough to replace the stats we lose with Josh moving on. And for much cheaper with less headache.
  2. Sorry. Gettlemens Draft This Year Blows

    No, that was our record after losing Norman. Now we have reached for 3 draft picks that better our dline and attempt to fill his void at cb for the foreseeable future.. more like 6-10
  3. Sorry. Gettlemens Draft This Year Blows

    Let's also keep in mind that G-man has been pretty darn good at bringing in talent that works for this system. Our db draft picks have done pretty well all things considered and we have brought in several FA that have worked out well for us. If Dave saw enough in these two guys that he HAD to have them, then I'm very encouraged by their potential for that reason alone.
  4. Sorry. Gettlemens Draft This Year Blows

    I don't care if you draft them #1 over all or or if they are Mr. Irrelevant if the dude becomes a regular player its a good pick, if they become a stud its a great pick. End of story. Value is way over rated in these things. Everything is in the eye of the beholder. We needed DB help something fierce and looking at these two players WITHOUT looking at draft ranking, I'm pretty psyched about them. Measurables are all there, they seem to be guys that fit the zone scheme well and also have lots of traits we Panthers fans covet. They are aggressive with good length, speed, etc and have lots and lots of upside. Does every player with measurables and upside become an all-pro, no... but then again we took both and increased our odds of hitting on at least one significantly. What if both do pan out?? HOLY CRAP, we are now SET at DB, LB, QB, WR and DT for the next 5-6 years.... man we are EPICALLY screwed aren't we.
  5. 2016 NFL Draft Round 2 General Discussion

    OMG GUYS!!! Vernon Butler is the 5th best available player now!!!!!! ESPN SUCKS DONKEY BALLZ.
  6. I didn't say we wouldn't, I said the potential exists. any single ONE of them leaving creates a big void and the potential that Soliai or Love could retire, that KK could opt to go for free agency, injuries, etc. makes this pick a very important one for our depth as well as for our future. Butler can come in and get as much playing time as he earns and still be afforded the opportunity to sit and learn when necessary as well. It gives us YOUNG and substantial depth at what our team considers one of its most critical positions. One thing others have yet to bring up though is it also gives DG a bargaining chip in negotiations for the 2 big boys we currently have to make new deals with. Leverage we DIDN'T have in the Norman negotiations. Butler makes a loss along the line, for any reason, something we can sustain and still thrive through. Ultimately I don't think this is a Star or Short issue its a Love/Soliai and depth issue but its a fantastic problem to have. Seriously, we re-sign Star and Short and we are looking at a lineup of Ealy, Start, Short, Butler as our core line for the next 5+ years blocking and opening space for Luke, Shaq, etc. That's without assuming any of our other DE's coming around to stud status and without tossing in any draft picks we may pick up. That's still a ton of youth and talent that is easy to build around and create a dominant force that a dynasty can be built around. This is exactly how the best teams do it. Idiots like cleveland, washington, atlanta, etc. are the ones that reach for players because they absolutely NEEEEED that one player for their team. We get the best guys at the positions we covet the most and let the rest of the chips fall where they may. THAT is what Gettleman did here.
  7. So, in other words, you'll ignore all of the other logic about the possibility of any or all of our DT's being gone next year (Paul and Kyle are aging and Star and Short need new contracts) and that this gives us an EXCEPTIONAL defensive line this season and hopefully for YEARS to come (the next 5 at a minimum if we re-sign Star and Short) because he MAY not get the correct percentage of snaps in a heavy rotation his ROOKIE year.... Stick to slaying ho's captain, this isn't your thing.
  8. Ecu Dark Horse 2-3 rd picks

    I think that I have learned that whatever I THINK will or should happen, it is likely the last thing that DG will do. I was sure we'd pick a Henry, Ogbah or Dodd last night and we went Butler. I was POSITIVE we'd go OLine when we picked Ealy.. I didn't think Gettleman would be interested in trading much and then he trades up and grabs Funchess out of the (maize and) blue. The one thing I've learned is that he will hit far more than he misses and he has a plan none of us really understand but it always works out in the end. If he were to miss one then he's earned the leeway. do what you do big Dave.
  9. Vernon Butler was already a Panthers fan

    Not to beat a dead horse but your very first post said you thought he sounded arrogant. Then you doubled down by saying it again but rephrasing to say his quote didn't sound humble. THAT was why "the huddle" went "full retard." I don't think there was much wiggle room displayed in your post that would lead anyone to think you had any positive thoughts but.. maybe we misinterpreted that the same way you misinterpreted this kid who at least put an "lol" in front of his message. ;-)
  10. 2016 NFL DRAFT GENERAL CHATTER SUPER FUN TIME

    You've clearly been around here for a while lol. I admit I don't love the pick but I don't hate it either. I'm more just surprised because I really didn't think that would be who we picked.... On the other hand I told myself that it would be someone I didn't expect us to pick so there's that..
  11. 2016 NFL DRAFT GENERAL CHATTER SUPER FUN TIME

    Didn't fuller go already ??
  12. 2016 NFL DRAFT GENERAL CHATTER SUPER FUN TIME

    Dallas may have just upped their ante to trade up with us
  13. 2016 NFL DRAFT GENERAL CHATTER SUPER FUN TIME

    Hawks trade back with Broncos
  14. 1st playoff win as a new franchise PIE!

    Watched the whole first half at work then listened in the car and on the Hornets app at the restaurant we went to for dinner. Couldn't have been any happier when Steve Martin announced that they were waving the white flag and bringing in the reserves and then when the clock hit zeros. So proud of this team for continuing to fight and for bringing this team arguably it's biggest franchise win to date. Go Buzz!!!!!!
  15. Heat vs Hornets Game 3 Thread

    Why can't refs on any level call consistent games?? I don't understand why one team always seems to get away with murder and the benefit of 50/50 calls while the other gets boned. Hornets can't breathe hard in the general direction of a hotflash player.