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This sounds crazy but I'm not so sure I want a bye.


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#1 pstall

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

The Panthers are hitting on all cylinders right now.
Look at the rust that developed during the bye in the reg season.

Although they say since they started picking up the pace in practice a sense of urgency has remained.

Flame on...:eek:

#2 tarheelpride

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:29 PM

i would rather us win out and rest our players

#3 2jakefansinva

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

Rest and our house are good things.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:31 PM

I would take my chances.

Sure you lose the advantage of being more game ready for the next game, but you don't run into the risk of injury in the extra game and, more pressingly, you don't run the risk of losing and not even be given the chance to be rusty in the divisional game.

#5 ed bell

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:31 PM

The Panthers are hitting on all cylinders right now.
Look at the rust that developed during the bye in the reg season.

Although they say since they started picking up the pace in practice a sense of urgency has remained.

Flame on...:eek:

I hear what you are saying, and I agree that we came off the last bye rusty as hell. Only problem is that if we don't have the bye we aren't playing at home in the playoffs (I think). Playing at home in the playoffs trumps any worry of possibly losing our fire and drive to win. I'm picturing the Big Cat in the stands at home for the playoffs and I hope our team is keeping that in mind as well.

#6 OneBadassCat

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:33 PM

Fox will get these guys ready whether we get a bye or not.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:34 PM

Normally, I'd agree.

But the chance to have the NFCCG here would be nice.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:34 PM

I've thought about this too - it's actually a good problem to have. However, I prefer only two games to get to the Super Bowl...two home games at that.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:35 PM

Coming off the bye, the Oakland game only looked bad because Delhomme was absolutely terrible in that one, I think the fact that we walked out of there with an 11-point win said alot about the running game and the defense.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:35 PM

I also think it would be a little easier to get the players blood pumping if they were to face a Vikings or Falcons squad at home than, say, an Oakland squad after a long flight out.

I don't see that as being apples to apples

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:42 PM

I'm trying not to get ahead of myself, but I'm picturing a night game in Charlotte on the second week of the playoffs, with revenge on the menu against the Vikes. Wow, I gotta calm myself down here.

#12 panthersphan

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:06 PM

I know what ya mean, not like I haven't thought about it....but at this point, I think having home field advantage will be more important.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:44 PM

Technically there is a "bye" week before the superbowl if I am not mistaken. ..so If you want to "fear" any off week, that should be it. Right about now, it's either we go for the bye week and #1 seed, or possibly face going playoff-less by chance.

#14 beastson

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:49 PM

Playoffs is a whole different ball game buddy

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:51 PM

There would be NO way they come out flat after a bye, AT THE VAULT no less, with a chance to have the Champ game here.
Believe me, I want all the games here and get back to the big dance.
Uncle Mo is big this time of year. Ask the Giants and Steelers the last couple of years.


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