ckad79

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About ckad79

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Richmond, VA
  • Interests Drinking about five lattes a day to keep my brain spinning, jamming with Spotify, watching Family Fued with my wife like an old married couple, last second weekend getaways and whatever strikes my fancy. :)

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  • Location Richmond, VA
  1. Carolina Panthers Top 3 Offseason Priorities

    I agree about Josh... offer him like a 3 year deal, good money but if he won't sign it, then franchise tag him. There have been a lot of corner backs in history who had magical seasons and teams locked them up long term, only to get burned down the line. Thinking back on our own history, Doug Evans came to mind. We signed him in 1998 (I believe) to a 5 year, $23 million dollar contract which at the time made him one of the highest paid corner backs in the NFL.  Anyway, Doug had just come off the Super Bowl win with the Packers, hopes were high about his future, and well, the rest is history. Sorry, I'm not ready to give Josh an 8-year+ deal, especially at his age, and because I think we're putting a lot on just this year's performance alone. Keep him, yes, but just franchise tag him and move onto other needs unless you can work out a fair deal that doesn't kill us. I just hope we make a lot of smart decisions because I don't take our future for granted. The way I look at Cam, he is awesome because he can do so much physically no other QB can do. The issue is, how long can he keep this up? History shows us that a physical quarterbacks doesn't stay physical forever. I realize that the coaching staff trusts their 6'5" 245lb quarterback and they give him the OK to run into defenders, but right now the guy is 26 years of age and he feels invincible. Can you honestly see him flipping over people at 30? Maybe he will still be SuperCam, but I think his window of opportunity to play at such a level is limited to just a few more seasons. I'd like to see us make an effort to win and win now. The truth is we need to do some work to get us over the hump, especially next year when we will be favorite to win a lot of games and the challenge will be much different than it was as underdogs. I just get nervous with Cam because it seems like every time he gets sacked or hit, the guy has this look on his face like he just burst an appendix! I don't know if it's simply drama on his part like MJ in the NBA Finals against the Jazz, saying he was struggling with the flu as he knocked down 3's! BUT i seriously think Cam is in agony a lot because he plays so physical, so again, let's do what we need to this off season to take advantage of the Cam we have now.
  2. Statistically the best defense always beats a best offense. We hit the same roadblock that a lot of other teams have. I think if we were tougher and more physical out of the gate like we were against Arizona and Seattle previously, we would have had a better chance. Maybe it was just me but we didn't seem sharp out there or with it. Maybe next year but we need to learn to keep our personalities and focus in big games, especially the biggest game.
  3. True. Or we could just learn to deal with the media and accept the attention and praise and/or hatred that comes with being favored to win and not let it go to our heads! Just a thought.
  4. Still need a ticket? I have one ticket left in Section 550, row 20. I had purchased 10 tickets months ago. A few of us going are Panthers fans but not everybody.  As far as face value, everything was bought through StubHub and people paid $90. I have no idea what the face value is, but I'm sure it's not that much. The one guy already gave me money for his friend and his friend bailed. Not sure what he'll unload it for but make me an offer.  Feel free to PM me. I live in Richmond but we're all heading down to Charlotte on Saturday morning. I also have a pdf of the ticket that I can email to you if you want to pay via PayPal or something.   Thanks.
  5. Panthers Begin Head Coach Search?

    You never know what the future will hold, and it makes sense to get started now instead of scrambling to find somebody after the season ends.   Fact is, last week was nice but it was against a terrible Giant's team. Although nobody knows how things will pan out from this point forward, if we don't make the playoffs - which still looks doubtful - Rivera will be gone.
  6. Farewell to Jon Beason

      Peppers didn't want to be here for the long haul. He made that clear.   For me, it's always tougher to see guys leave who really love their team and their city and want to play there forever. I wish Beason could retire a Panther, but this is the nature of the business. Simply put, Beason signed a big contract, got banged up and is losing his role on this team.
  7.   I really hope Cam proves me wrong... but I feel like he's this guy built on up YouTube highlight videos and animated gif clips. That on every down, that you aren't going to win more games than you'll loose with him.   If Carolina comes back and Cam throws for 400 yards, I'll be the first to eat my own crow.   BUT in the NFL, you don't need an all-star QB to win. You just nee somebody who can be smart with the football and understand the game around him. I don't believe Cam can. He has the potential to be amazing, but potential is only that. Cam has the size and strength to be amazing, but a lacks a lot  of other elements that are important. 
  8. Seattle drive started by running the ball. If Carolina has any chance, they need for Williams to get a few nice drives going. The defense is tired, the offense needs to slow things down and get some bruising runs.