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#1 top dawg

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

North Carolinian and fellow Panthers fan, Robert Russ (via Yardbarker.com), gives his take on the impact of the hog mollies.  It's not so different than what I and others have alluded to in the Huddle, but it is a little more colorful, and thought provoking (i.e, it begs you to use your imagination).  I found it mildly entertaining. I suggest reading the whole thing, but here are some excerpts:

 

 

Judging by the reactions splashed across the internet in the wake of the 2013 NFL Draft, Carolina Panthers fans are wearing rose-colored glasses right now. To hear them tell the tale, general manager Dave Gettleman performed flawlessly last weekend.

 

 

“Super Nova” and the ironically nicknamed “Little K.K.” are not merely great value picks. Bringing them on board has enabled Gettleman to upgrade most every player on the team.

 

 

Facing three or four defensive lineman who command double coverage is going to create a huge dilemma for opposing offenses. On virtually every passing play they will have to decide to keep either the tight end or running back in to protect the quarterback. This will greatly limit their diversity of play call options and will completely neutralize backs like Darren Sproles of New Orleans and Jacquizz Rodgers of Atlanta, since the defense will immediately know whether the call is run or the tight end is staying in to block.

 

 

The forthcoming 2013 season will be a fascinating test of philosophies. For better or worse, Gettleman has pushed all his chips into “Ground and Pound” — as in pounds of beef. Watching this old-school slugfest contend against teams built from the “high flying offense defense be damned” style of management will be exhilarating even for those not emotionally invested in the Carolina Panthers.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

Entertaining read. If I had a time machine it would be August right now. I mean first I'd go back in time and fug a few more skanks and not pee on that cop car, but after that I'd go right to August.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

I mean, I don't see how you have to be a "homer" or a mark or whatever to see that teams are no longer going to have the luxury of using their dynamic weapons now that we don't have the worst players in the league at the defensive tackle position.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:31 PM

Old school has worked for the 49ers these past two seasons.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:33 PM

Old school has worked for the 49ers these past two seasons.

 

Except for the whole option/pistol offense part



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:39 PM

Except for the whole option/pistol offense part


We employ a similar offense too though.

As long as we continue to fortify our trenches, we'll be a monster down the road.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

We will bring back the ground and pound to the NFL.
NFL is all about DEFENSE. Sorry Goodell.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:15 AM

When you loose over and over and over trying to finesse your way to victory, eventually you bring out the crowbar and think to yourself, "I wonder how this would work?"

 

We are bringing TWO crowbars to the next fight

 

I think it will work out just fine.

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:17 AM

On NFL network, the crew was analyzing the draft. They thought Star would be an immediate impact player, but Short would be a longer-term project because he was inconsistent at Purdue. I totally disagree. Short was a first round selection (projection) after his junior year. He played about 30 snaps more than he should have each game. He was often double teamed. He played several games on a bad ankle in 2012.

His statistics were better than Sharrif Floyd's. What the hell are they talking about?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:29 AM

On NFL network, the crew was analyzing the draft. They thought Star would be an immediate impact player, but Short would be a longer-term project because he was inconsistent at Purdue. I totally disagree. Short was a first round selection (projection) after his junior year. He played about 30 snaps more than he should have each game. He was often double teamed. He played several games on a bad ankle in 2012.

His statistics were better than Sharrif Floyd's. What the hell are they talking about?



He also played a lot of games out of his natural position (UT) and played NT. He was also playing around 310+lbs. But certainly playing to many snaps was a huge impact on him.


But hey, we can keep both our boys fresh now!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

Its gunna happen fellas.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:42 AM

Our D-line...

Wow dude just wow

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:03 AM

North Carolinian and fellow Panthers fan, Robert Russ (via Yardbarker.com), gives his take on the impact of the hog mollies. It's not so different than what I and others have alluded to in the Huddle, but it is a little more colorful, and thought provoking (i.e, it begs you to use your imagination). I found it mildly entertaining. I suggest reading the whole thing, but here are some excerpts:


Completely disagree with their comment on old school ground and pound. Gettleman's defensive philosophy is to stop the run and force team's to pass....then to unleash a SdL that will put constant and unrelenting pressure on the QB.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

On NFL network, the crew was analyzing the draft. They thought Star would be an immediate impact player, but Short would be a longer-term project because he was inconsistent at Purdue. I totally disagree. Short was a first round selection (projection) after his junior year. He played about 30 snaps more than he should have each game. He was often double teamed. He played several games on a bad ankle in 2012.

His statistics were better than Sharrif Floyd's. What the hell are they talking about?


Short's only issue at Purdue was a lack of consolidate cry and effort. A solid rotation and vets on defense to teach him....he will get pressure on the QB this season.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:17 AM

Except for the whole option/pistol offense part


Option offense is about as old school as it gets.



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