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Why do you think we are a + 7 win team?

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Five Reasons for Over 7:

 

1. Health (Kalil and Beason)

 

2. Much improved D-Line

 

3. Cam and Rivera in their 3rd years

 

4. New Offensive Coordinator (Chud got too cute last year)

 

5. Mental mistakes cost us a shot at 10 wins last year

 

 

 

5 Reasons for Under 7:

 

1. O-Line

 

2. Injuries (one injury to Smith or Gross could be lethal)

 

3. New Offensive Coordinator (yes I know could be good or bad)

 

4. Secondary

 

5. Schedule

 

 

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That really gives me a lot of hope. Wasn't there some final piece of the puzzle they added though? They had this ex-Bears Linebacker as coach also, right?

Hmm... What did they do that we haven't?

We have to wait for Ron to bench his best offensive player for insubordination first

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I also look at the 49ers. For the last decade they have been very similar to us. Lower-tier team that wasn't doing a whole lot of anything particularly well. In just the blink of an eye they have gone to two NFCCG and one SB. There is no reason for me to believe that no other teams are capable of that. Carolina has drafted well, produced tons of homegrown talent, and has shredded some horrible contracts. We have star players at many, many positions, and the lack of household names in our secondary doesn't scare me one bit as far as how good our defense is going to be.

you're comparing the panthers roster to the 49ers? their roster man for man is widely regarded as the best in football. your picture looks familiar, are you an original member of FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS?

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the only thing about the team that legitimately scares me is the right side of the offensive line.

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Positions which have massive strengths can be manipulated into doing very nasty things when you have a crapton of athleticism at the spot. A spot our coach knows well and a spot where we have 3 absolute beasts. . .  like saaaaay, LB.

 

No one knows how well our D will function yet, but when a coach has extra firepower, he might be inclined to do things that have never been done before systematically. There no telling how Chico is going to use his new chips but I have a feeling it could be special.

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I'll give you one good reason we could win 10 games this year. We were winning games late last year because we were playing solid football. (Fewer mistakes, better execution, just plain good football.) The team we are taking into battle this year is even better. (Kalil, Star, KK, some solid vet DBs, and a year more experience in the system.)

We were winning last year because we were a good football team. And we got better.

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Will we be better than 7 wins?  We went 1-6 and still won 7. I really don't see us getting off to that slow of a start this year. We should be 3-3 at worst having beaten Arizona, Buffalo, and St Louis but losing to Seattle, the Giants, and Minnesota. If we beat one of those guys we are 4-2 which surely makes a 9 win total possible if we go 500 the rest of the way.  That is surely doable if we split wins with our divisional rivals and beating the Jets and Miami.  If we really plan to be a playoff team we are also going to have to knock off some big dog along the way.  If you count the game we always lose to a team who sucks until they play us, we end up 8-8 which is the first non losing season since 2008.  With a little luck we do better. With injuries to key players we could do worse. At least we seem to have better depth than in the past.

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If you think we win less than 9 games this season you are just plain dumb and probably have never been around the game of football before.

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We have talent on both side of the ball?

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Double trouble will run like double trouble again.

Not only will we be putting up points, but well control the clock.

Our defense will be aggressive. It will get the ball back, giving it back to the offense with great field position.

We'll have a special teams for the first time in nearly a decade.

aggressive defenses, and ball control travels well for away games.

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