Ivan The Awesome

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    Keep Pounding...all the way to...the Super Bowl! :D
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  1. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Which is the bigger glaring Problem?   


    Well I am not speaking of the future, I am speaking of History. Everything I have said, has been history. Stuff that already happened. History has repeated itself plenty of times. Now with these issues. I don't see a change in the guard. 
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  2. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Huddle Podcast: An Hour with Shaq Thompson   

    I'm waiting on the day Cam is in a huddle podcast. :D
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  3. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Which is the bigger glaring Problem?   

    Well sir, if you bring them up, you're comparing them. Its a bitter pill to swallow but Seattle can get away with those same areas of weakness and win a super bowl while we are shy of the NFCCG. It's Talent levels. 
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  4. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Remember that big play in last year's playoffs?   

    I really liked White. He was at one point the best CB we had...then Gettlemagic happened. 
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  5. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Which is the bigger glaring Problem?   

    Seahawks running game....Our running game. Seahawks QB.....our QB...
     
     
    Yeah I don't see how this compare as seeing that Russell Wilson and Cam Newton are two different animals. I don't see how this even applies as the Seahawks have Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch we have Jonathan "I can't play a full season anymore" Stewart...
     
     
    Yeah, Golden Apples to Oranges man..
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  6. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic King Suggests RGIII to Backup Cam   

    I wouldn't want him to back up Joe Webb, at least Webb can take a hit. 
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  7. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Which is the bigger glaring Problem?   

    Maybe Cam shouldn't be looking his way and go through his progressions. Maybe Brown should be utilized in a different manner that gives him the ball, a reverse perhaps? I mean there are ways to get the ball to people. Why are we anchored on Brown when there is Cotchery, Ginn, Dickson, Olsen, Funchess, etc....Make do with what you have. Brown isn't going to drop all his passes either. I can't condemn him for the past two preseason games. I can only hope he gets his act together because he has in the past. So yeah. 
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  8. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Which is the bigger glaring Problem?   

    That called coaching as well. If you've seen how McDermott coaches to Shula, you can tell the Defense would ride to the gates of hell with him. You can't say the same about old Shula. At what point will you start blaming the brass? So players will be the scapegoat all the time? You have talent on the roster. Gettleman has taken care of that in 2 years. The Offensive line finally looks to be in at least decent shape. Cam is healthy, you have your #1 in Olsen and an Okay supporting cast. The problem is with the wide out issue, Shula won't make any changes, he won't really plan around it. 
     
    How do you manage to lose an elite defensive end and still be a top 10 defense? I'm sure McDermott planned around Hardy's departure, with what Gettleman supplied. Why can't shula?
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  9. Ivan The Awesome added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Which is the bigger glaring Problem?
    Hey guys. Just a little perspective. I'd like for you all to think about this for a moment. 
     
    Which will be a bigger problem? Shula or the 'wide receiver' problem?
     
    I put air quotes on the latter problem because after some thought. It might not be as big as the previous one. 
    Let me explain for a moment. 
    We technically still have our #1 receiver in Greg Olsen. He's healthy and has never missed a game. He has a connection with Cam that has grown stronger though out the years. Yes the loss of Kelvin is huge but we are still in it. The season has not started. David Gettleman has done it again and brought in a familiar face in Ted Ginn Jr that has worked out well for this team. If you haven't seen it, he too has chemistry with Cam, it's been evident in practice, the joint practice with the Dolphins and also in preseason. This will only get better with time. That takes us to the enigma that is Devin Funchess. On paper you like what you see, there is no denying this. His current injuries are a problem but generally speaking, he's in good health. I call him an Enigma because we don't know what we will get with him at the current moment. Kelvin Benjamin may have spoiled the fan base last year and to be quite honest the expectations should be tempered. Regardless, Funchess has the opportunity to shine and at least produce decent numbers as a rookie. His learning curve may be slower than KB's but with Proehl coaching him up, I do not believe he won't get it. Then you have your role players. The player/Coach in Cotchery. The sure handed Bersin that has good chemistry with Cam. Brown, who even though is struggling right now, has shown what he can do. Norwood is the only person that would really be a non factor, although he could turn out to be one of the better prospect. I take Gettleman is no ones fool and he would not trade for someone that would be a project. 
     
    Now lets take a look at the other problem that's been here for several years now, one that in my personal opinion is bigger.
     
    Mike Shula. We all know who he is. We all know what he's done. I believe it is a safe bet that he doesn't really have any supporters in the huddle. Yet, that does not really matter. What matters is that we all know he is incompetent to put it bluntly. Our very own MFCEO warned us long ago before his 'promotion' that he was as vanilla as they come. It is true. He runs a very bland offense, there is no innovation in a fiber of his very being and that my fellow huddlers is a huge problem. Yes, the Kelvin Benjamin injury is huge, it is a huge problem. But the bigger issue in my eyes would have to be our unimaginative offensive coordinator. The brass could be happy with his current track record. I mean under him we've been to the playoffs, but really, was that Shula, or the team itself? Having a stingy defense, a Franchise QB, a pro bowl tight end, a break out rookie wide out and all you could muster is below average offense? Just to sneak into the playoffs? That to me is the definition of incompetence and just 'getting by'. No I'm not diminishing the feat of coming back from a lost season. I'm just putting it out there that it wasn't really because of Shula. The brass may turn a blind eye to this problem, but it's a recurring one. He's even admitted that Cam does not agree with a lot of his play calling. Which you can take with a grain of salt since a lot of QB's will tend to disagree on something with their OC's. The fact is, Cam Newton is a play maker, a unique talent that needs to be used as such. I remember the day where huddlers would make jokes about Chud, but hey the man had vision, he had also the cojones to try something out of the ordinary. I can't remember any other year that the offense wasn't as exciting to watch. I realize this team is a running team, even running plays can be a little innovative. The players themselves are being held accountable and have been held accountable. For how long? When will the plays being called be questioned? Rivera has matured from his decision making, McDermott as well. But when will Shula?
     
    Honestly, we're looking at the wrong problem. To me this problem has a higher priority than not having Kelvin. 
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  10. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic SI puts "Leagues Premier Takedown Artist" on Cover   

    I rather see this team as an underdog. They work well in that role. Unfortunately they really are underdogs at the moment. The O looks shaky and the D is on point. 
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  11. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Latest Panthers Depth Chart after 1st cuts   

    WOW, Damiere Byrd still hanging on by a thread. lol
     
    I know this isn't the be all end all of the depth chart but seeing Funchess with the third string is underwhelming. 
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  12. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Funchess back at practice, Norwood taking third team reps   

    If we did, we did it for peanuts. If he produces, we still did it for peanuts. lol
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  13. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic The 4th Pre-Season game   

    All the Wide Receivers better get reps. They're going to need it. 
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  14. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Tuesday NFL Cuts   

    I'm not sure if any of these guys that were cut would be better than what we have. Except maybe Denarius Moore.  DeVier Posey would be intriguing too. 
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  15. Ivan The Awesome added a post in a topic Do the numerous RB cuts around the leage increase our chance of sneaking Wegher to PS   

    It depends sometimes teams just pick up these guys because they are vets. So it could increase the chances of him staying here. With New England and Miami seeing him up close and personal though....I wouldn't doubt if they pick him up . 
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