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#37 iamhubby1

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Firstly, I am of the mind that winning builds on winning. So I would hope to finish the year strong. Build some confidence along the way. IMO, that is a much better scenario than tanking for a draft pick. That is the surest way to set a team back. If you suck you get a good pick. We don't suck. We just don't know how to win yet.

Secondly, I believe if we do finish strong. Our new GM may keep Rivera around to see if he can finish the job he started. I just don't see a GM ripping the coach away from a team just learning how to win. However, if we finish with less than 5 wins, Rivera may well be gone.

I don't think it is a lock that Rivera is gone after this year. Unless we show no improvement the rest of the year. And I don't see that happening.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

I think we win more than lose which means a 6-10, 7-9 record but I am a fan and optimistic.

If I were betting money I say we win a couple/few more.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Even though I would like for us to get a top 3 pick...I feel like we win 5-6 games starting tomorrow

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

I don't necessarily think that this team, talent wise, is in dire need of a top 5 pick. Sure, it would be nice to get that elite DB that's probably out there at pick 4 or 5, or maybe a WR. Still, we will be just fine with a slightly lower pick and a slightly better 2012 record.

Realistically, we could win maybe 4 more games (if we win today). At 5-11, we would still probably have a top 10 pick. That's almost a guarantee at this point. I sure as hell don't expect us to go 7-2 the rest of the way and take ourselves out of the top 10.

I think we should be fighting for every W we can muster. I agree with those who say this team, more than building talent, needs to build a culture of winning. Playing for draft position is what perrinnial losers do and what we basically already did in 2010. I don't think fans will have the patience to see it through and stay on board if this team goes, say, 2-14 again. We really need wins to keep the fan base excited. Also, JR should realize that another 2 win season would not be advantageous for his bottom line.

Plus, we don't want players to feel so dejected that they really start to throw in the towel, like the TB players did last year under R. Morris. That is a distinct possibility and I hope JR and RR are on the same page with NOT allowing that to happen.

I still think RR has done enough to warrant losing his job at the end of the season. If I'm the owner, I fire him as soon as this team reaches 10 losses.

We need to win by any means necessary. Screw the draft...its overrated. Winning is never overrated!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

I want to win this is a long season

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

want to win all we can, young guys need to feel it, now you watch, if we do win, guys like CJ will want more money and a new contract. then not live up to it the next year, lol
I feel for JR shelling out all this $ for a Chitt team, got a few buds that were long time Panther fans that are bailing, I cant blame them.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Damn which one of those option ever made you feel better

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

want to win all we can, young guys need to feel it, now you watch, if we do win, guys like CJ will want more money and a new contract. then not live up to it the next year, lol
I feel for JR shelling out all this $ for a Chitt team, got a few buds that were long time Panther fans that are bailing, I cant blame them.

fug your friends!