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What do you guys feel the outlook for this year and the future is?

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Dante Rosario?

if this was a totally obscure joke referencing the translation of rosario's name to rosary from spanish to english, i totally got it!!!

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This is an interesting season that may be painfully boring to watch. There are so many things that could go either way.

Smitty missing so much time in camp may result in other WR's and even (gasp) the TE's to get more looks come game time, but it could also be detrimental with Smith and Moore not getting time to gel. Say what you will, but Delhomme (before he fell off the face of the earth) had a telepathic relationship with Steve that allowed our superstar to get the ball no matter what the coverage. Yes it's nice to spread the ball, but I'd rather have the ball in Smitty's hands than Kenny Moore's.

The lack of any semblance of a #2 receiving option (regardless of what they're doing in shorts, none of the other WR's have come close to performing even up to a 35 year old Moose on game day) could force Davidson to start calling TE routes that regularly pass the first down marker. It could also bring us back to the old familiar scene of every defensive back on the other team standing the whole game within a quick trot of #89.

A winning season may be a Pyrrhic victory as even though a deep playoff run would be wonderful, it could put a multitude of players to be UFA's (Kahlil, Williams, Moore, maybe even Davis) in the national spotlight and could make John Fox unaffordable.

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how is Connor looking out there?

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This is an interesting season that may be painfully boring to watch. There are so many things that could go either way.

Smitty missing so much time in camp may result in other WR's and even (gasp) the TE's to get more looks come game time, but it could also be detrimental with Smith and Moore not getting time to gel. Say what you will, but Delhomme (before he fell off the face of the earth) had a telepathic relationship with Steve that allowed our superstar to get the ball no matter what the coverage. Yes it's nice to spread the ball, but I'd rather have the ball in Smitty's hands than Kenny Moore's.

The lack of any semblance of a #2 receiving option (regardless of what they're doing in shorts, none of the other WR's have come close to performing even up to a 35 year old Moose on game day) could force Davidson to start calling TE routes that regularly pass the first down marker. It could also bring us back to the old familiar scene of every defensive back on the other team standing the whole game within a quick trot of #89.

A winning season may be a Pyrrhic victory as even though a deep playoff run would be wonderful, it could put a multitude of players to be UFA's (Kahlil, Williams, Moore, maybe even Davis) in the national spotlight and could make John Fox unaffordable.

i really think that the whole delhomme smith connection was a bit over rated. you watch a lot of those plays and smith has no business coming down with the lame ducks jake throws up for grabs, smitty is just a beast and can leap 25 in the air. i'm sorry but a 5'9" wide out should not be coming down with the ball over 6'+ receivers. moore did what he had to do, and that was get steve the ball so he could do steve smith things. case in point, the minnesota game. we've been seeing less and less run after the catch beastlyness from steve because delhomme was constantly forcing the ball to him so there were no opportunities to. moore spreads the ball around better and is very careful.

basically what i am saying is that the moore to smith connection won't be lacking in the slightest come the regular season.

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Cowher will be coaching NC State if he ever coaches again. His wife had always been an NC State friend and she had connections to the new AD there.

But I digress. This year is not a rebuilding year, it was a "make cap-room" year and it worked to perfection. We now have room to sign all of our FAs and Thomas Davis will have to sign for cheap because of his injury issues.

Once our d-line and safeties gain a little experience and we bring in 2 more 1st round picks, we will be a serious SuperBowl contender.

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if this was a totally obscure joke referencing the translation of rosario's name to rosary from spanish to english, i totally got it!!!

:bigear:

Sadly, it wasn't that deep. Just a reference to Dante's Inferno, where you can find the words "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" above the entrance to hell.

I figured people confuse Dante Rosario with Rosario Dawson frequently enough, why not confuse him with a 14th-century poet? :P

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It's a great season to be a Panther fan with absolutely zero expectations. It's a lame-duck season with a lame-duck coach and a very young team.

I, for one, will be attending every home game and cheering the positives and won't be surprised or upset with the negatives. First time in many seasons I can go to 8 home games without a care.

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Sadly, it wasn't that deep. Just a reference to Dante's Inferno, where you can find the words "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" above the entrance to hell.

I figured people confuse Dante Rosario with Rosario Dawson frequently enough, why not confuse him with a 14th-century poet? :P

You see, this is why you assume nothing and unless you are 100% sure you know what someone is talking about, you say nothing. :P

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i really think that the whole delhomme smith connection was a bit over rated. you watch a lot of those plays and smith has no business coming down with the lame ducks jake throws up for grabs, smitty is just a beast and can leap 25 in the air. i'm sorry but a 5'9" wide out should not be coming down with the ball over 6'+ receivers. moore did what he had to do, and that was get steve the ball so he could do steve smith things. case in point, the minnesota game. we've been seeing less and less run after the catch beastlyness from steve because delhomme was constantly forcing the ball to him so there were no opportunities to. moore spreads the ball around better and is very careful.

The long bombs are what we remember, but the more important were the tons of perfectly timed stop routes and smoke routes that kept our offense moving for so many years.

Smith and Delhomme had a timing that can only come from hundreds and hundreds of reps that resulted in Smith getting the ball even when blanketed. Moore won't have that report with him yet.

That won't be a problem if another receiver/TE steps up and defenses are forced to respect other targets.

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Nah...Delhomme-Smith connection was definitely overrated....

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4-12 this year, sitting pretty for the years after that.

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I think the best thing moore can do is spread the ball around. We have weapons other than smith that need to be utilized to keep defenses on their toes. Smith is going to make plays regardless. I think it might work out for the best that Moore is getting used to throwing to people like, jarrett, lafell, king, rosario....In the end, I think thats the best way to get Smith the ball

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