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#21 Leeroy Jenkins PhD

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

As a vet with two tours myself I feel ya bro. On the positive, I missed two horrible seasons! 07-08 when the pats went undefeated, and I missed the pickles season. Hopefully you don't miss anything too epic. I believe we are a year or two away from being seriously competitive again. We have a great group of young players on this team to build around. If we continue to draft well, the next few years could be a lot of fun

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:29 PM

I think this team is a lot better than many think. In 2012 the Panthers went 6-8-2 (wins by 7 or more points-wins or loses within 6 months-loses by 7 or more points). This isn't a team a cannot compete on a player talent level. I'm not sure what all is needed to put the Panthers into the playoffs but I know it isn't a lot more players.

Hopfully it isn't a new coach and all that is needed is some maturing and growing by the leaders and coaching staff.

This team isn't ready to make a Super Bowl push but they are able to make the playoffs. 6 to 11 wins is the range and maybe one playoff win in the wildcard round.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Too many negative people in this forum. Mostly get whiney when the player they want doesn't get signed or draft and therefore our team sucks. Or they just don't believe anything.

So what I believe. I believe we lost three of four games by one play. One bad decision, one bad play or one stupid mistake and we are 10-6/11-5 instead of 7-9. Our team is for the most part intact. We have a year of experience together and should have good chemistry. We get two leaders back in Kalil and Beason. We have address some issues and still have a few needs which I think we can get address in the draft.

I think Shula will be more even in our approach and not so reliable on the read option as Chudz was. McDermott had his troops playing well last year and I see no reason why they cannot maintain an upward trend.

Couple of wins early and our confidence will be high and we'll will get our first winning season since 2008. I believe 10-6 / 11-5 is achievable.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

same story as last year plus one win.

slow start. rally at the end after eliminated from playoffs.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

6-10 or 7-9

Schedule is a beast. I predicted same thing last year and got flamed. Oh well.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

I believe 10-6 / 11-5 is achievable.

Are you kidding me?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

I think 8-11 wins.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:46 PM

a winning record and a cohesive, matured squad

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

I always hope we do better than I think

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:51 PM


Playoff appearance, nothing less= my expectations or be fired for Rivera. Realistically I feel we'll have a 8-8, 9-7 record but not make the playoffs.

That's my expectations is Playoffs. I expect to see players put into positions to make plays on both sides of the ball. I want to see improvement and team chemistry from the players. I want there to be decisions made from Coach Rivera and when he makes it be confident, hopefully these decisions are more on the aggressive side of going for 4th and shorts and not settling for field goals. Injuries and missing playoffs are not an excuse this yr. It is make the playoffs and play well in the playoffs or you are fired.

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