First of all, apparently you failed 5th grade English because you can't proofread for poo, so don't start trying to spell things out for people logically.
Second, plenty of teams in recent history have turned it around with a new head coach in a year, so it's not unreasonable to have expectations, but that's beside the point. I'm not harping at how Rivera builds a team with the resources he's given by Hurney. That said, yes, they have a "plan", but every coach and GM in the league has their own unique plan, and because of the fact that this league is obviously structured as a competition, some plans are better than others, and other plans are much better than others. Take a look at our record since 2009 and you'll see how well our plan has been doing.
Whether most people care to admit or not because the pollyanna patrol on this board gets suffocating at times, Captain Munnerlyn wouldn't have convinced most other franchises to simply ignore attempting to strengthen the competition at corner, let alone make an upgrade, until the 5th round of the draft. His performance last year was beyond abysmal. You can blame it on the defense, you can blame it on Gamble playing well (really?), you can blame it on the theory that it takes 5 years to build a contender team, but this is the kind of excuse making I've gotten used to on this board. In contrast, Devin McCourty had a horrible 2011 campaign and is immersed in competition. He's not competing with a bunch of injured guys and camp fodder for the no.2 Corner spot like Captain is.
As for the rest of your post, it's clear you're a guy who simply supports the status quo of a team no matter what decision they make. It's okay to simply be that guy if you flat out admit you're here to do that. But trying to rationalize it without doing the proper fact-checking, and expressing it in the most basic, half-assed fashion makes you out to be a guy who's told himself 1000 times in his head that every decision they make is right so that they believe it. Your ilk argues, poorly, about how things will work out and then when it doesn't, in true panther homer fashion, you blame it on something intangible so that no accountability is distributed and everybody still looks good. By doing such you're conditioning your mind to believe stupid poo like Hurney is a top 5 General Manager, the Delhomme extension wasn't a colossal failure, Jeff Otah wasn't a bust, and so on.
It's getting clearer and clearer to me that this forum isn't a place for debate among informed football fans. It's more like a place where you post a tits gif in lieu of any analysis whatsoever in the panthers section so 18 people can pie you, or show off your chincy panthers tattoo that you got inked on your pale calf that doesn't see sunlight unless you make your walk to the grocery store, or proclaim that this is the year Godfrey breaks out I swear he will and I've got nothing to back this up but if you disagree with me I will respond aggressively while not doing a lick of research so you have to agree with me.
...And I'd bet that you'd prefer this place be a hotbed for deluded homerism and hotlinks to softcore tumblr porn, instead of an objective haven for Panther fans who don't think they need to overrate every single entity dwelling within this franchise to support their team.
Also I love how you made the same argument about completion percentage increasing passing yards, to which I previously countered with a slew of articles and analysis of play selection that contradicted the bullshit you were spewing that shut you up, so you wait until now to reference it again. Here, again, so that iamhubby looks like a moron, is an article which tells you there's a slew of factors contributing to the increase in passing yards and, what do you know if you do the math in pass attempts in the last 25 years you'll see they've gone up.
you see guys? We're only in year 2! It takes 5,431,093 years to build a competitive team! PATIENCE PEOPLE!
Now here's some gay extended metaphor about how we're cooking up a defense like it's the fuging French Chef with Julia Child and not the NFL. Hey why don't we add some pepper up our players' asses to this recipe while we're at it? Ron certainly did today when he bitched the team out for half-assing practice.
iamhubby, over and out
All that for me? Cool.
So, let me get the gist of this. Some plans are good, some better, some even better yet. Got it.
The reason our team has seen little success since 2009 can be summed up in three words. No franchise QB.
As for this entire bolded paragraph? What the hell does that even mean?
Thanks for the free session Doc. Just because I don't go all Rambo, means I am ill informed, and half-assed? Got cha.
So... because no one plays by your rules, the whole Huddle is lazy, pale-calfed, tatoo wearing adolesence? You go boy.
Even in a haven such as the Huddle, I am sure there is always room for softcore tumblr porn.
Sorry that you find it difficult to believe that the number of passes per game has remained relatively flat over the past 15 years or so. So if the yards are up?... True story bro.
Sarcasm, gay reference, anal penetration. Wow, you sure get mad when folks don't play the right way.
Lastly. In all that diatribe you threw out. Where were the suggestions? Did I miss where you told me how things should be? Or how you would fix the mess we are in? Surely you are flush with ideas? If you want a semi-intelligent conversation at 3-4 in the morning... Maybe you should cherry pick some one else. Cuz I seem to be missing the point on your end.
Guys have sophmore slumps, even bad years. Not every bad year is a precursor to disaster. Yeah, overreacting is much better than being a homer. Oh wait. It is pretty much the same thing. Cool
Matin had a pretty good rookie year. Last year, not so much. So it is 50/50 where he goes from here.
Godfrey is solid, can be good if he can stay in position.
Edwards has proven to be a capable NT. One year off will not have a noticable affect on his game.
McClain, has shown flashes. Great for a second year player. He is ahead of schedule. It may be because of the playing time he got last year? Or maybe not.
This is the last year of Why Not? After this year it is going to be Damm Well Better. This is the beginning of a long and glorious journey. If you don't want to enjoy it. That is fine. That does not give you carte blanche to diminish other folks, and their giddy.
If anyone read all this. Thanks. It is mostly just a venting of pent up anxiety over the impending season, and in particular, this Sat. That, and to keep MLP busy.
My giddy says Why Not? And GOOOOOO CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!