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#11 Sloth

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

Quietly, this draft could end up being the best we have had in a long, long time.


Man, I truly hope so. We've had a string of horrible ones that are hurting us.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

As a team: Minus a few secondary hiccups, fumbling at inopportune times, and our two minute offense...the ATL game was exactly what I wanted out of this team of course minus the most important thing: wins.

And about our draftees: I haven't seen this much solid rookie contribution (minus Joe) in a long while and bottom line is we were miles better than the Giants game. As long as we keep improving, these guys are gonna no doubt start cranking out wins. The Panthers remind me a lot (A LOT) of how the Pack and Saints were before they got their sh*t all together.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:53 AM

Quietly, this draft could end up being the best we have had in a long, long time.

i agree, but it still bugs me that we were in a position that 4 rookies could be starters. last year with all of the injuries i could understand that more, but to have 4?

i think the team is building into something special and i would love to see us have a draft that brings in just as much talent next year. i don't necessarily want so many starting right away, but i'm not going to complain about the number of quality players esp. compared to what we've brought in the past few years.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

Im sure this has been posted before, but seeing him throw the ball in Atl, shows you he still has the touch from college and could be ANOTHER versitile weapon in this offense. Why not throw him in wild cat as a runner but also can double as the passer?

Would be even scarier if we could get Newton to go deep and have armanti hook up on a bomb (obviously nothing over the middle for fear of injury), no more 11 v 10 on the wild cat, eliminating the QB. Yes, I know this isn't college anymore but hey anything to look forward to would be pretty damn cool.


Honestly I'd like to see them take that stupid wildcat / mountaineer / whateverthefug section out of the play book. Cam is one of the most dynamic weapons in the league when he's taking the snap - I don't see any upside to snapping to another QB to do...basically the same thing we want Cam to do but not as well.

I'm glad AE showed some burst on that reception and I really do hope he can pick his game up enough to hang around (for a lot of reasons) but this just feels like a terrible terrible idea.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

Then why the hell are we 1-3?

Oh ya...coaching...personnel...and coaching

Our play call is a liability in my opinion. Calling a pass play that is meant to pick up 15-20 yards on plays like 3rd and 2 when we have one of the best running games in the league is just dumb in my opinion. Why not give it to Stew and let him earn that extension? We all know Stew is a lock for at least 2 yards most of the time..And if they absolutely just aren't feeling the run there...a short, SAFE pass to Olsen or Smith is a smarter call rather than the heaves I see almost week in and week out. And don't even get me started with the big Matt Ryan throw at the end of the game on their one yard line...... And I also hate the fact that Chud likes to run out of the shotgun as much as he does. I understand the option will work in this offense..but if Cam Newton is not tucking it for around 5-15 yds.(once or twice a game so far)..usually, D-Will is going straight up the middle for absolutely no gain. J-Stew would be our best option for the play..But I just think they should run out of the I-Formation, or have Cam under the center more. I know Chud likes to display his wizardry, but we have the ability and players to beat teams the good ol fashion way. His offense probably confuses the poo out of the younger players, which has probably messed up their development a little bit.
I also wish they'd put Keek in the middle..his natural position. Jon can play outside just as good as he can the middle..(Which doesn't look as good as before his injury, sadly)..and have Thomas rotate with Jon..which works well since they are both coming off season ending injuries..
Naka is not athletic and he's slow. The only thing I've seen him do good is that interception..and the judo throw he did on someone in the Saints game.
If we didn't have Charles Johnson to anchor up half the sacks Sunday, you all wouldn't think we looked as good as we did defensively ...Michael still burnt us and we made Matty's self esteem so high at the end of the game, he was screaming at our players like they were his bitches. I think it comes down to our Staff. This team needs a spine...some structure... And it seems Coach Ron Rivera can't or just hasn't gotten a hold of this team like he should. We need a leader....and he either needs to be that...or we need to find one. You can't have a young team the way we do without a greaybeard of a leader coach that's going to push our talent down the right path.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

I could have done without Captain's god awful last second PI penalty.

or smitty's PI call.
or smitty's fumble.
or cam's fumble.

any one of those things don't happen and we probably win the game.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

I dont know about the Armanti throw. I remember thinking if he had led Smith it would have been a TD. But his speed was very surprising.


I was thinking he had a TD had Steve not tripped.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

or smitty's PI call.
or smitty's fumble.
or cam's fumble.

any one of those things don't happen and we probably win the game.

Lets not act like ATL didn't have miscues either.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

who's doing that? none of them cost them the game, tho, and it's true that the panthers could and should have won that game were it not for one of those mistakes happening at the end of the game.

not taking anything away from the falcons. they won it. they fought back at the end and capitalized on what the panthers gave them.

the panthers had that game and you i'd be shocked if your stomach didn't drop to your feet in those last couple minutes when the panthers were up by 1. both teams fought hard but at the end the panthers gave that game to the falcons who finished it.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

Man, I truly hope so. We've had a string of horrible ones that are hurting us.



I think I read this morning that from the 2009, 2010, and 2011 draft combined,
we have one starter.

if that is true, that is staggeringly bad.


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