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I'll admit wanting Luck and being pizzed when he decided to stay. I wasn't as sure about Newton but thought with the first pick in the draft and a potential franchise QB there he was the best pick since I wasn't in love with any of the other potential top picks. He performed about how I expected him to in the preseason and I was resigned to a season of watching him struggle early and hopefully developing as the season progressed while showing some glimpses that would give us hope. I never thought he would play the first two regular season games the way he has and neither did anybody else regardless of whatever crowing about how smart they are that they are doing today.

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You think they wouldn't get criticized for picking darius or peterson when cams on another team throwing for 400 yards on another team?!

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I did my happy dance the day it was announced that Andrew Luck was staying in school, I came on the board only to read all the whiners talk about how hurt they were with Luck's decision; and I'm thinking to myself these guys have no idea what has just fell into our laps lol, I knew it was no way now that the Panthers front office if they were worth their salt could possibly pass over a talent like Newton at quarterback.

The funny part in all of this was after the Luck decision is how these analyst started "scrambling" no pun intended; to try to find a golden boy replacement to pump up over Newton and they came up with Blain Gabbert lololol!!! Kudos to all the Panther fans who weren't buying it, but especially kudos to the Panthers organization for getting it right as well along with us!!!

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Pretty much everything about Cam coming out said he would struggle A LOT coming into the league.

Mechanics, more athlete than QB, etc.

Pretty much everything about Luck says he is next great QB phenom.

Big Arm, Pro-style offense, etc.

What has changed, in my eyes thus far, is the assumption Cam was more athlete than QB.

I don't think anyone could have realized how much work he has put into mechanics and reads.

Compare the NattyTitle game to just the Arizona game.

It's like watching two different players.

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Ahh the humble beginnings of Trucatzfan, he's such a good poster.

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The one thing I will say, I wonder if all the time they spent going over Cam caused them to not scout the rest of the draft as well. Because you look at everyone we drafted after Cam, and they really arent successful or breaking out now.

I think the both of our DT are good players, but most likely role players,

our 4th round CB who said his knee would be fine by training camp has yet to practice,

our 5th round WR although he has not been bad, you would have expected if he really was a diamond in the rough, that he would have already been climbing the depth chart a-la Denarious Moore of the Oakland Raiders.

Our 6th round LB couldnt make the team and is only on the practice squad because we used a draft pick on him.

Then our 2 OL in the 6th and 7th round havent seen the field at all, although Williams is due to injury. But neither have really impressed. Ziemba had the perfect storm to make his first start last week but obviously he didnt capitalize.

However, if Cam succeeds then this draft will become one of the best all time automatically because thats how a GM makes his name. Look at Polian, I dont think he is anything special and you can see how his team is falling apart without Manning, but he drafted Manning so he is automatically a great GM.

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Pilares has/had a high ankle sprain.

Both DT's are doing rather well to be rookies DT's which usually struggle.

Hogan's knee was know of and they were not surprised, I think it was a project pick.

I point more to Bell being a diamond in a rough and Ziemba being a project.

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Pilares has/had a high ankle sprain.

Both DT's are doing rather well to be rookies DT's which usually struggle.

Hogan's knee was know of and they were not surprised, I think it was a project pick.

I point more to Bell being a diamond in a rough and Ziemba being a project.

Dont get me wrong, I love our DT's, But do I ever think they will get past a Buckner type role? probably not. Loved Buckner, but he was no Jenkins (Jenkins in his prime) by that I mean a second fiddle role at DT

Pilares was available for the last game, ankle was fine, but they chose not to activate him. I just feel like with him and AE we are trying to find a new SS instead of just drafting the best player available and letting that player become the first him instead of the next Smitty.

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Dont get me wrong, I love our DT's, But do I ever think they will get past a Buckner type role? probably not. Loved Buckner, but he was no Jenkins (Jenkins in his prime) by that I mean a second fiddle role at DT

Pilares was available for the last game, ankle was fine, but they chose not to activate him. I just feel like with him and AE we are trying to find a new SS instead of just drafting the best player available and letting that player become the first him instead of the next Smitty.

that's something 32 other NFL teams are trying to do.. some find a Kris Jenkins, most find the Buckner types.. DTs don't grow on trees..

Pilares prob won't find the field.. that isn't unnatural for a 5th round WR.. they may be looking for a SS role, but chances are they are just trying to find an average WR.. neither can be graded for another 2-3 years, so asking these questions are rhetorical at best..

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Took some big balls, sometimes you have to take risks though.

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Man it is good to have hope for a change. Makes the workday smoother and putting up with the wife more bearable. Life is good.

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Man it is good to have hope for a change. Makes the workday smoother and putting up with the wife more bearable. Life is good.

would you say, life is a garden?

holy poo, she let him play on the computer! ;)

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