I assumed and said in another thread that King would mail it in and write a crap story of regurgitated news regarding the Panthers. Glad to see I was wrong. This was a pretty good write up and King seemed to be very complimentary of the organization.
Great answer. I think the logical factual and respectable, free from emotion approach is best. If they don't respond and try to work with you then the worst case scenario is that you have just made a lot of good updates or points to add to your resume.
I think it's partly because I'm getting older and everything seems to go by quicker but I also think football is such a year round sport in terms of being in the media. Seems like there was something regarding football in every off season news cycle.
What possesses a douche to get up in the morning and go to a teams practice in another teams gear. If I, as a Panther fan were living in or near whatever sh!?hole Pittsburgh calls home for OTAS I don't know if it would ever cross my mind to even go to one of their practices let alone play Halloween dress up with my Panthers jerseys.
Classic tinderbox thread. Right wing bible thumper "not quite factual" statistics combined with left wing mocking and spew eventually ending up with a not so subtle intimation that "republicans, conservatives and if you don't agree with me you are a racist"post. Wash, rinse and repeat. Not complaining, only an observation. Love this place.
I will save you all the need to click on his article. Here are his observations
1. Pressure is on Cam to show that he deserves a $100 million contract - not an observation just an editorial.
2. Big question mark is the patchwork offensive line.
3. Question the first round pick of Shaq Thompson and wonder if he is able to push for a starting spot in the lineup.
4. Wonder if Stew can stay healthy as there is no real answer behind.
Not really any observations but some regurgitated comments to fill space in his blog.
I have tempered expectations for Shaq, at least in the early going. I think he will be good and consistent enough to supplant Klein as a starter for the opening week but really don't expect to consistently see the wow factor until the middle of the season or so. I think he will flash but do think there be a learning curve for both him and the coaching staff.
This is not a knock on him, I am really glad he was our pick and think he is a future pro bowler. I just think it's going to take some time for him to naturally fit in and reach his true potential.
I know it's been said before but it's great to look at this lineup and see what coaching and scouting does. Remmers, Norwell and Colin Jones all starters (I know it's only day one of camp, but still) on this team says a lot.
I don't expect the starters to shift too much except for maybe RT, WLB and Bene making a push once healthy although there may be a surprise here or there. I do think some of the depth battles will be intriguing as it's likely that guys like Cotchery, Bersin White, etc... are battling for a roster spot.