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#1 Fiz

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:17 PM

Well, not record wise of course, but personnel wise and peripheral wise they definitely were.

-Blank had made three horrible coaching decisions in a four year span
1. Firing Dan Reeves
2. Hiring Jim Mora Jr.
3. Hiring Bobby Petrino

Their drafting had been atrocious when they were actually spending their first rounders. Off the top of my head, they traded a first for Peerless, a first for Abraham (arguably not a bad move), and their 2007 seven first round DE is now a rotational DT.

Their face of the city QB had just done something. Can't remember what. something involving cats I think.

Their coach quit halfway through the season.

They were an old team all over the ball and looked well past their prime.

A whole host of assholes had played quarterback for them.

And there were a ton of other problems with them. I'm not going to bore you with the details.

I just bring this up because as bad as the Panthers look now, it wasn't as bad as it was in Atlanta in 2007. And now the Falcons are in the midst of their third straight winning season and will probably have a first round bye, before getting blown out by Green Bay or Philadelphia.

Oversimplified, but they turned it all around with one great draft, one great coaching hire, and one great free agent signing.

football isn't baseball. You can turn it around really quick. and the Panthers are better off than the Falcons were, or hell even the Bucs.

Also I'm getting banned off and on and it doesn't give me a reason for it. Is it like a glitch or am i on some ban randomizer

#2 The Saltman

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:19 PM

Banned for mentioning being banned.

#3 CatMan72

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:20 PM

A good QB and some decent offensive playcalling could go a long way here... we have the foundation.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

Valid, but the Falcons also made a front office change. Unlikely that happens here.

(not saying we need to make one, mind you)

I don't think we're in as bad a position for the future as the record might make it seem.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:22 PM

Aye, a Franchise QB and a quality coaching staff is where they started, and where we need to start.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:23 PM

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:24 PM

Valid, but the Falcons also made a front office change. Unlikely that happens here.

(not saying we need to make one, mind you)


i knew you were going to bring that up but you already preempted my response.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:25 PM

Do we really trust Hurney to make all these "great" decisions?

#9 Fiz

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:25 PM

When I don't like a post I ban you.
When I feel lonely I un-ban you.


like a woman on the rag

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:28 PM

like a woman on the rag


Great choice of words.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:37 PM

Rams had a worse offense than ours is at the moment last season and all it took was Sam Bradford to turn them into a pretty respectable team. their team is full of no names with the exception of Steven Jackson.

Andrew Luck, please.

#12 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:39 PM

i knew you were going to bring that up but you already preempted my response.

I'm not a member of the 'Fire Hurney' crowd.

#13 Fiz

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:39 PM

I'm not a member of the 'Fire Hurney' crowd.

oh i know.

but you're vain mr scot

so vain

#14 Skew

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:44 PM

oh i know.

but you're vain mr scot

so vain


*the irony*

#15 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:45 PM

oh i know.

but you're vain mr scot

so vain

Nah, not really, but I'll admit I probably thought this post was about me.

Opinionated? Yeah, but not vain.

Edited by Mr Scot, 21 November 2010 - 09:50 PM.



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