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I will never forgive Ron Rivera for two things.


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#91 Cyberjag

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

He means Mike Rucker.  And he forgot Kris Jenkins.

 

Peppers was a rookie, FWIW.  And how many of those guys had made the pro bowl before Fox got here?

 

Contrast that with Beason, Gross, a Veteran Smith, LaFell (who's stats are identical to Moose's), Kalil, Gamble, Williams, Stewart, Johnson, Hardy, etc...

 

Bottom line is, neither coach had a bare cupboard to work with.  Fox just did more with his early.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

He means Mike Rucker.  And he forgot Kris Jenkins.
 
Peppers was a rookie, FWIW.  And how many of those guys had made the pro bowl before Fox got here?
 
Contrast that with Beason, Gross, a Veteran Smith, LaFell (who's stats are identical to Moose's), Kalil, Gamble, Williams, Stewart, Johnson, Hardy, etc...
 
Bottom line is, neither coach had a bare cupboard to work with.  Fox just did more with his early.

Actually I would take the 2003 team over the 2012 team without a doubt. Newton may end up being a much better talent but Jake in 2003 was magic. The whole defense was better than the 2012 defense across the board with the exception of Luke. Special teams with Smitty and Kasay and Sauerbrun versus Gano Adams and Norman no comparison. Do you really want to stack up Smith Moose and Proehl and say Smiity now and LaFell and whoever else were even close? You could make a case the running game was about the same. The roided up offensive line in 2003 was much better than the patchwork line of 2012. You could argue that the DEs were equal but the DTs were not and give the TE nod to Olsen. But Fox had a lot more talent than Rivera did in year 2 and Fox didnt have the injuries. No you would have to say that Fox in year 2 had more talent than Rivera did in year 2.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

Yet another thing the nation media is wrong about! Good thing Ron loves haters!!!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

Totally thought that this was going to be about being molested and defecated on by Rivera



#95 panthers55

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

Totally thought that this was going to be about being molested and defecated on by Rivera

You must run with a rough crowd. Lol

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:21 PM

Never is a big word.

 

For me......looking forward to this season.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

Because he's had a winning, surprising season. Rivera not. 

 

Yeah Raheem Morris had a "surprising" season too, his ass got canned.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

Actually I would take the 2003 team over the 2012 team without a doubt. Newton may end up being a much better talent but Jake in 2003 was magic. The whole defense was better than the 2012 defense across the board with the exception of Luke. Special teams with Smitty and Kasay and Sauerbrun versus Gano Adams and Norman no comparison. Do you really want to stack up Smith Moose and Proehl and say Smiity now and LaFell and whoever else were even close? You could make a case the running game was about the same. The roided up offensive line in 2003 was much better than the patchwork line of 2012. You could argue that the DEs were equal but the DTs were not and give the TE nod to Olsen. But Fox had a lot more talent than Rivera did in year 2 and Fox didnt have the injuries. No you would have to say that Fox in year 2 had more talent than Rivera did in year 2.

 

Fox's first year was 2002, not 2003.  I would take that 2003 team over most also. Fox/Hurney assembled several key pieces together for that squad together, including Jake, Proehl, and Davis. 

 

I'm not entirely sure I would agree with you on the line.  The one Rivera inherited had two pro-bowlers, Gross and Kalil, while the 2002 line had Todd Steussie and that's it (and he was years past his pro-bowl days).  Gross was added as a rookie in 2003, not 2002, so again he's another piece that Fox/Hurney put in place.  As far as defense, CJ and GH are not on the same level together as JP and Rucker, but Peppers was Fox's version of Cam Newton (just on D).  I would say that CJ and GH are on a par with Rucker and Jenkins as far as talent.  Had we gotten a Ndamukong Suh instead of Cam (consider this a Peppers analogy), you probably would have seen one of them in the pro bowl last year.
 

Both teams had talent, both had holes.  The 2011 unit, however, had talent that included more pro-bowlers.  It's a shame that Rivera/Hurney weren't able to build it into a great team as fast as Fox/Hurney were able to with the 2002 team. 

 

Maybe this year, huh? :)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

You're talking about a team of past pro bowlers who are old or injured vs a team of future pro bowlers. A year away from blowing up. Rivera has had to replace the scraps fox left behind. I'd also argue that fox didn't turn any of his players into pro bowlers but Rivera is growing his guys into them, the best example being Greg hardy, who if fox was still here would probably be cut and a nobody. Fox inherited one of our best all time drafts, including Steve smith, who had to force the issue to get pt at wr. Fox was a lot luckier than Rivera and he was starting as a coach in a time period that was still conducive to his play style. He could err on the conservative side and still be successful, Rivera doesn't have that luxury.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

Fox's first year was 2002, not 2003.  I would take that 2003 team over most also. Fox/Hurney assembled several key pieces together for that squad together, including Jake, Proehl, and Davis. 

 

I'm not entirely sure I would agree with you on the line.  The one Rivera inherited had two pro-bowlers, Gross and Kalil, while the 2002 line had Todd Steussie and that's it (and he was years past his pro-bowl days).  Gross was added as a rookie in 2003, not 2002, so again he's another piece that Fox/Hurney put in place.  As far as defense, CJ and GH are not on the same level together as JP and Rucker, but Peppers was Fox's version of Cam Newton (just on D).  I would say that CJ and GH are on a par with Rucker and Jenkins as far as talent.  Had we gotten a Ndamukong Suh instead of Cam (consider this a Peppers analogy), you probably would have seen one of them in the pro bowl last year.
 

Both teams had talent, both had holes.  The 2011 unit, however, had talent that included more pro-bowlers.  It's a shame that Rivera/Hurney weren't able to build it into a great team as fast as Fox/Hurney were able to with the 2002 team. 

 

Maybe this year, huh? :)

I was there in 2002 like I have been since 1995, I surely know Fox's first year was 2002.  The biggest additions to that 2003 squad outside of the few you mentioned and Pepper's in 2002 were actually the guys we added in 2001 when we arguably had the best draft in our history.

Of all the pieces the guy who really made 2003 click was Jake which is always the case when you find a franchise quarterback.  And that is really the issue with the 2011 and 2012 Panthers.  Newton may end up being the best quarterback we have ever had but his play has not been great especially late in games like Jake was in 2003 and again in 2005.  It isn't the raw numbers that matter but the number of late victories that Jake managed in 2003. Add to that the fact our defense in 2011 and 2012 had a number of late game collapses and any good Newton did late was gifted back to the other team resulting in close losses.

 

As for the offensive line, Kalil is a probowler, Gross was a probowler but hasn't played to that standard since 2010. He was good but not great. But other than that we had Byron Bell at RT, Wharton who was not good in 2011 and whoever we could plug in at right guard. I great guy and 1 good guy don't make for a good line.  In 2003 we had Stussie, Donnally, Mitchell, Gross and  Jeno James as starters and Reyes, Donnally and Willig as backups.  Lets be real here, in 2011 when Otah couldn't go, Bell was an undrafted rookie thrown into a starting role.  He likely wouldn't have even been a backup in 2003.

 

The problem with the 2011 squad and the 2012 compared to the 2003 squad was they had probowlers but also a bunch of guys who were not starting quality.  Then when we were hit by injuries we had no depth to compensate.  The 2003 squad had more consistent quality and much better depth.  After the roster was decimated in 2010, many of the guys we added were rookies, had little to no experience and we plugged them in hoping for the best.  Fox in 2002 and 2003 had more veterans and more consistent talent.  In particular he had a better defense which goes a long way to making up for offensive inconsistencies.  This defense in 2013 may rival Fox's defenses in 2002 and 2003.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

That's his biggest fug up as the Panthers coach to date.

 

I was at the game I was so pissed....

 

 

First Panthers game I went to that we lost.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

What in the fug...Cocksuckers bitching about coaching 4 days before training camp. It only gets worse from here. Goddamn it is going to be another long season of fuging assholes bitching about dumb/old poo. What is next blaming Armanti Edwards and Sione Fua for Marty Hurney fuging up? That poo is over, fire Rivera is over, the Delhomme extension is over, Cam and Smitty's fumbles that cost us two games last year are over ...... Give it a rest, let's focus on 2013 and what can be, not what was not.

 

I gotta pie that poo, can we just move on?



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:18 AM

If Rivera really is the reason we feel good about this defense, which in my opinion he at least has something to do with it. (I hope.) Based on what the defense can do potentially. I beleive the rest is on the O Line, and Cam. We have some alright WR's, but any elite QB can make bums look good. The RB's are tremendous. I live in Oregon, Went to U of O last year studying Political Science. Went every home game. Stanford game was dreadful to watch. Barner is going to be a stud. Suprised he isnt going to be returning kicks. That, and bust 20 yard runs when LaMichael just ran 50 yards and got tired was all he did until he started. Last year he put up huge numbers. The O Line is the only thing I am worried about.  It's all speculation until Week 1 though.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

I was there in 2002 like I have been since 1995, I surely know Fox's first year was 2002.  The biggest additions to that 2003 squad outside of the few you mentioned and Pepper's in 2002 were actually the guys we added in 2001 when we arguably had the best draft in our history.

Of all the pieces the guy who really made 2003 click was Jake which is always the case when you find a franchise quarterback.  And that is really the issue with the 2011 and 2012 Panthers.  Newton may end up being the best quarterback we have ever had but his play has not been great especially late in games like Jake was in 2003 and again in 2005.  It isn't the raw numbers that matter but the number of late victories that Jake managed in 2003. Add to that the fact our defense in 2011 and 2012 had a number of late game collapses and any good Newton did late was gifted back to the other team resulting in close losses.

 

As for the offensive line, Kalil is a probowler, Gross was a probowler but hasn't played to that standard since 2010. He was good but not great. But other than that we had Byron Bell at RT, Wharton who was not good in 2011 and whoever we could plug in at right guard. I great guy and 1 good guy don't make for a good line.  In 2003 we had Stussie, Donnally, Mitchell, Gross and  Jeno James as starters and Reyes, Donnally and Willig as backups.  Lets be real here, in 2011 when Otah couldn't go, Bell was an undrafted rookie thrown into a starting role.  He likely wouldn't have even been a backup in 2003.

 

The problem with the 2011 squad and the 2012 compared to the 2003 squad was they had probowlers but also a bunch of guys who were not starting quality.  Then when we were hit by injuries we had no depth to compensate.  The 2003 squad had more consistent quality and much better depth.  After the roster was decimated in 2010, many of the guys we added were rookies, had little to no experience and we plugged them in hoping for the best.  Fox in 2002 and 2003 had more veterans and more consistent talent.  In particular he had a better defense which goes a long way to making up for offensive inconsistencies.  This defense in 2013 may rival Fox's defenses in 2002 and 2003.

 

I know how long you've been around, but you were comparing the roster in Fox's second year with the roster in Rivera's first.  My point is that they both inherited rosters with holes, but with a lot of talent.  And they both had the same GM that they were working with, so what you have is two coaches influencing the same guy to build out the roster they want.  Fox took a 1-15 squad to 7-9 and then 11-5 and the Super Bowl, Rivera took a 2-14 squad to 6-10 and 7-9.  Fox won 2/3 of his one-score games, Rivera lost all but one.  To explain this, it sounds as if you want to say that the 2002 squad that Fox inherited was full of talent, while Rivera's team was awful.  And that it's all about the players, not the guys who put them in a position to succeed.

 

And in direct comparisons of offensive lines, guys like Steussie, who had made the pro bowl 3 years earlier and was 32, are suddenly better than Gross, who had made the pro bowl the year before and was 31.  I don't know if you intend to, but I feel like you're focusing on all these individual reasons why Rivera hasn't succeeded and Fox did to absolve the former and discredit the latter, while ignoring the fact that in the grand scheme of things, a large part of a coach's success is the management of these reasons.  Or maybe you just want to argue?  I'm not sure, but I still think that the two coaches inherited comparable rosters, and one did more with his because he's the better coach.




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