Prediction:The 2009 Carolina Panthers will have a losing record and Fox will be fired
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:02 PM
Fox's job is safe, yet again.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:05 PM
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:06 PM
The Panthers have unfinished business..i'm sure the voices in their head will talk all summer, and they absolutely HATE the way this season ended. After all we did go 12 - 5 this year, can't see an 8 - 8record next season, especially with all the "off season" noise it appears the organization will make....Carolina now more than ever..has something to prove.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:08 PM
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:09 PM
Care to sign my petition to change the name of the board to "Carolina Maternity Ward"?
Good grief...this board is full of drama queens. The Panthers just went 12-4 and have one of the best running games in the league.
Quit acting like a bunch of damn babies already.
I predict we're NOT going 16-0 or 0-16. I can't predict how the team will perform next season but neither can I predict how OTHER teams will fare as well. What may look hard may be easy and vice versa.
That is all.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:13 PM
A TRGO based D will be ripped by many of the upper echelon East teams. 9-7 ish, no playoffs and the entire staff blown out. Start over time in 2010. It is what it is but it's something to look forward to.
Hopefully a football philosophy along the lines of the Pennsylvania teams.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:14 PM
and why all the hate on fox? we went 12-4!
Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:10 PM
9-7 at the very worst. Double Trouble can't be stopped my friends. Have faith.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:23 PM
Haven't seen anyone state the obvious yet, so here goes:
- We have the second hardest schedule in the league next year. No more playing the AFC and NFC West like we've been able to do the past two seasons to make our teams look better than they are with their final win total for the season. Brutal games all over the place. At New England with Tom Brady, at the Giants, at the Cowboys, at the NFC Champs, home games against the Eagles/Vikings/Dolphins (playoff teams all), a game against the Skins (a team we historically struggle playing against), AND our division games. We were 12-5 this season, but only 4-5 against teams that ended with winning records. And that was with the supposed "greatest Panther team of all-time".
Teams change DRASTICALLY year to year. I have to call bullshit on your "superior knowledge" on this one..
- Our quarterback is only going to get worse as the years go by. He's 34. You might not realize it, but that's going to make him younger than only the starting QBs for the Jets, Bucs, Titans, and Cards. And there's a chance that Favre, Garcia, and Collins will all be retiring this offseason. Think about that. Jake Delhomme could be the second oldest starting QB in the NFL next season. He had 16 touchdowns to 17 interceptions on the season. That isn't exactly great. He was at his worst late in the season too. He threw eight picks in the final five games of the season. Oh and did I mention his six fumbles?
His defenders will point out his 4th quarter comebacks, but I think it's obvious that most of those comebacks wouldn't have happened without Smith on the team. He's an aging quarterback that doesn't have much left.
Goes from being one of the top 3 or 4 QBs in the league during the playoffs to the sky is falling. Granted he screwed up that game.. So we might as well put a hex on him for all his future games, nevermind his past successes. Of course there are better QB's out there, unless you were under the impression he was a top 5 QB of all time, then you're not pointing out anything new..
- I think we're having more turnover amongst the assistant coaches than we've ever had. New defensive line coach, new linebackers coach, new QB coach...and we might not be done yet. Not good for continuity.
So what you're saying is (which is consistent with this post and many others), you're finding a shitload of reasons to be extremely pessimistic. Sure, I give you all the reason in the worst to be dissatisfied with our playoff games and the 2nd half of the season, but having a turn over in coaching staff can be just as much a blessing as it is a curse. So perhaps we'll just go with glass half empty here.
- We're losing our franchise defensive player. I'm not a big Peppers fan, but replacing 14 sacks is going to be hard to do, especially when your other ends are Brayton and Johnson.
Cannot dispute this much at all. But a move in FA to replace Peppers isn't out of hte question, I think you're pulling the trigger too early on this one.
- To top it all off, we don't even have a first-round pick right now. Hopefully that will change with a Peppers trade, but who knows if Hurney will even be able to trade him. Hurney was the genius that got us into the mess of having half of our Pro Bowlers having their contracts expire in the same offseason, so who knows what this mental giant will do with the Peppers situation.
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Rosy, perfect, all fulfilling, and blistful are all good words for this post...
Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:39 PM
Haven't seen anyone state the obvious yet
We have very different definitions of "obvious." I like mine better.
Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:13 AM
why suggest continuity matters in the same breath as wanting/expecting the entire staff to be fired in one year?
Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:38 AM
Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:47 AM
Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:49 AM
Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:01 PM
:idea: I predict a couple of 90 degree days in training camp.
I'd like to know your sources.