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Do you think the new GM signing will get this franchise beyond 2nd place?

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It could be argued that this franchise is saturated in a losing culture. It always feels like we're 2 steps behind most of the other teams in the NFL, it takes years of bad decisions before somebody gets fired, many of the fans just accept losing like they do when there aren't 3 like prize amounts on their $2 scratch off, the media coverage is poor, etc. Can't help but to think if it is an extension of Carolina life in general. I mean face it besides the Wright brothers inventing flight and barbeque what exactly is that area noted for when it comes to innovation and being a leader of the country... it's like a who's who of also-rans were founded there. Pepsi-Cola (formulated after Coke, and pretty much lost the cola war), Krispy Kreme donuts (yea I don't see those every 3 blocks like I see Dunkin Donuts). Coincidentally to the Pepsi thing, the Panthers have also secured second place in the NFC South race this season, behind the Atlanta Falcons (Coca Cola was formulated in Georgia).

Since 2005, the Panthers have secured 2nd place in the South 4 times, which is half of the 8 seasons that have been played since then. To be frank, the only thing this team has been consistently good at is mediocrity. So the question is, does the braintrust of this organization have the stones to start raising the standard? Will they bring in the most qualified GM, and can he shift us into another gear? Or will this franchise continue to flounder in the most spectacular of fashions? Just give me your honest opinion. Are we on the verge of overflowing into consistent success and just need the right guy to pilot the craft or are the Panthers just fuged no matter who they hire?


[i](eds. note. Please disregard if we hire Beane, because that's guaranteed to have us fuged as a franchise for the next 5 years[/i])

also, post TL/DR in response to this if you like to swallow your sister's ejaculate

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Tobacco.

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Why since 2005?

Don't forget second rate OPs

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Cam Newton is our Quarterback. We're going to have success regardless of who we hire as GM.

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We finished 1st in 2008 (which, relatively speaking, isn't THAT long ago), 2nd in 2009, 2nd this season. Of course we want to be better but lets not act like we're full of suck. We had a horrible year in 2010 and everyone knew '11 was growing pains. But I don't know how anyone can jump to a conclusion that we're suddenly not going to be able to make it past 2nd.

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[quote name='Mage' timestamp='1357725194' post='2085546']
We finished 1st in 2008 (which, relatively speaking, isn't THAT long ago), 2nd in 2009, 2nd this season. Of course we want to be better but lets not act like we're full of suck. We had a horrible year in 2010 and everyone knew '11 was growing pains. But I don't know how anyone can jump to a conclusion that we're suddenly not going to be able to make it past 2nd.
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Because they are instant gratification, whiny ass bitches. 4 years of suck is nothing compared to what the browns go thru every single year. And then to have to watch YOUR real team that was taken from you be better then you every single year. Now that has to suck. The woe is me, we are a terrible franchise, we should just murder ourselves act is getting old. Not to mention quite annoying.
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My experience of the team is limited but following this season i've been telling anybody who'll listen to me over here that I think Carolina have the team to be the best in our division. This is purely based on my experience mainly this year but I feel we're a better team than the Falcons who's final position flattered them in my opinion. We were a fumble away from beating them both games this year and i'd be confident going up against them tomorrow. Same goes for New Orleans who whilst having a bit of a strange year I think we're definitely a match for.

If we add wisely and strengthen well then there's no reason we can't win the division and if we don't go into next season believing that then it simply won't happen!

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we need the beane

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Nothing will change until ownership changes. We might be able to get a lucky year here or there, but we won't be a consistently competitive team.

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[quote name='jgraham' timestamp='1357726913' post='2085552']
My experience of the team is limited but.....
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This says it all about this site.

90% of the Huddle now consists of teenagers whose football acumen came from playing XBox
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Hiring a new GM is a lot like hiring a new Captain of a Barge. No sharps turns will be made, but hopefully will be slowly turned in the right direction over multiple seasons.

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Pepsi and Krispy Kreme are better than Coke and Dunkin Donuts.
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