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#25 ItsNotGonnaBeAlright

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

While assuming that we will make the playoffs this year based only on applying the changes we made this offseason to last year's schedule, with its own countless variables, is logically questionable, I do think that immediate production from Star and Short will at least result in better chances of making the playoffs because our run defense would be much better. Last year, I honestly think other teams' running games gave us more trouble than their passing games. Adding Star and Short will help with that.


Not saying we'll make the playoffs this year. I'm saying we would have made the playoffs last year if we had won those three games and that those three games would have been won on one play apiece with better interior defensive line play.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:08 AM

Playoffs will depend on the coaching and how our S/CBs perform. We have plenty of playoff caliber talent at almost every other position

 

Gettleman says load up on big guys and rely on a second tier secondary. 

 

We will find out how this philosophy works in a few months.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

Our fate this season now rests with the OLine's performance. If we can open holes and run the ball, then we are playoff bound.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

Not saying we'll make the playoffs this year. I'm saying we would have made the playoffs last year if we had won those three games and that those three games would have been won on one play apiece with better interior defensive line play.


Not necessarily....Chicago was 10-6 and they didn't make the playoffs. Or have you gone through the tiebreaker scenarios with Minnesota? Unfortunately....10-6 is no guarantee in the NFC with all of the strong teams.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

Sorry that such horror and joy will forever be wed in your memory bank.


Yeah years from now most of you will look back and say, "anybody remember that one guy who lost that Atlanta game on the Hail Mary throw?"

Meanwhile the memory of me standing in my wedding tux surrounded by my friends huddled over a small smart phone watching that play happen just moments before I make the biggest change of my life will forever be burned into my retinas for all eternity.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

Not saying we'll make the playoffs this year. I'm saying we would have made the playoffs last year if we had won those three games and that those three games would have been won on one play apiece with better interior defensive line play.

 

That is probably true.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

I think the Panthers have a chance this year.

 

Lot depends on the health of the key play makers on the team, the offensive play calling of Shula (not known how that is going to go), Rivera putting on his big boy pants and being competitive with top coaches (not sure I believe that will happen, but whatever).

 

I do not put a lot of stock in the last 5-6 games of the year  as 1)  less teams in turns of quality  and B) some had little to play for other than pride.

 

September will say a lot for the Panthers.  If they escape September 2-2 or 3-1, then they have a chance on the momentum train having mastered a couple of quality teams.

 

If they come out has they have the past 5 years in September, 0-4 or 1-3, forget about it and Rivera needs to be shown the door.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

Oct 1st game, Falcons 60+ yd bomb? I almost poo myself...worst D performance i have seen....EVER.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Not necessarily....Chicago was 10-6 and they didn't make the playoffs. Or have you gone through the tiebreaker scenarios with Minnesota? Unfortunately....10-6 is no guarantee in the NFC with all of the strong teams.


Yes. Our loss to Chicago is one that I say would have changed, making them 9-7. We would have had more NFC wins than Minnesota (only other 10-6 NFC team in wild card hunt).

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

Yes. Our loss to Chicago is one that I say would have changed, making them 9-7. We would have had more NFC wins than Minnesota (only other 10-6 NFC team in wild card hunt).

 

 

Yeah, I don't know for sure.  I haven't looked at the tie breaker.  My point being....assuming 10-6 is automatically going to get a NFC playoff birth is probably not safe.  It wouldn't surprise me if the 6th seed wins 11 games this year.  



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

I refuse to be held down by the repressive 'measured optimism' of the national media! The 'well we haven't done well the past 3 years' so we should be worried about the now and the future. "Future power rankings" that refuse to look anywhere but at what we've already done. The Panthers are a minority, we are second class citizens in the NFL and we are acting like it's ok for the media and other teams to 'take their time' to view us as true competitors and the home to some of the future all stars in this league. fug that! Cam Newton is walking through that door. Luke Keuchly is walking through that door! Greg "Da Kraken" Hardy is walking through that motherfugin' door!! Drew Brees isn't gonna be able to outscore us anymore. Matt Ryan is about to be exposed as an overrated anus tart. Josh Freeman isn't gonna be in the NFC SOUTH next year. Star Lotulelei is about to be the keystone of our defense for our dynasty run. It isn't even funny how much more talent we've been accumulating the past few years compared to the rest of the NFC South. The problem with our secondary is they weren't aggressive enough to fight with receivers or to hit hard enough. Our secondary is gonna hit and the other teams fans are gonna hate our obnoxious DBs for years to come.

 

Every love is your best love. Every year is your best year. There's only one life to live people. It's all happening right now and people are gonna hate our guts for it. I refuse to feel nothing but extreme optimism for this team and I expect us to be in the playoffs this year and every year Cam stays in the league from now on, and that's just the way it's gonna be.

 

 

 

My buddy in the Air Force sent me this, their Sergeant sent them this to get hype to and we should all watch it too.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

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