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Best Answer ladypanther, 17 September 2013 - 06:09 PM

So...2 games...2 heartbreaking losses.  We all know the Panthers could be 2-0.  I blamed the first game more on player mistakes.  The 2nd game, IMO is all on RR.

 

Several years ago I was one of the first to believe Foxy was the problem with his playing not to lose approach (and I took a lot of grief for that) [Foxy lost a playoff game last year with the Broncos with that approach...made me smile.] I was among those who believed that Rivera should be replaced after last year.  Since he was not, and we have a new GM who is a football guy,  I was behind him 100%.  No one wanted Ron to succeed more than me.  I really hoped he had evolved as a coach and was among those that Gettlemen was going to help be better. Ron certainly said all the right things and seemed humble. He also seems like a quality human being. I wanted this to be his year.

 

I do not care that RR is stoic on the sidelines. What I care about is his decision making.  The Buffalo game magnified the fact that nothing has changed. 

 

Ron has one more game. I am ready to give up on him but circumstances dictate 1 more chance.  If he has any ability to adjust it has to happen now.  The Giants are a desperate team, known for slow starts and somehow pulling it together.  Rivera's team needs to play to win for 4 quarters.  Period. Otherwise, IMO the Panthers need to move on. 

 

Gettlemen has 1 film study to make a head coach out of Ron.  

 

Let's go....no fear.  Leave nothing on the field. Play the damn game to win.

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#31 KillerKat

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

If we fix our offensive line before the regular season, then I might be all in.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

"ALL IN" was Auburn's mantra during the 2010 Championship year.  Then Gene Chizik used it as the beginning of the title of his

 

book about the BCS Championship.  We saw what happened to Chizik and Auburn next.  All downhill from there. 



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

Yeah, think 8-8 or 9-7 is reasonable for this team could be worse depending on how the OLine holds up. Next year should be money since I see us drafting 2 OT not to mention where finally have all our draft picks to add depth. I see Beason & Stew being gone next year.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Ya know, the last two years I wanted the panthers to win, sure, but I was also worried about Cam's stats and him just leading hte team and doing well. I wanted the defense to get sacks and picks, and just dominate the other team. I wanted the panthers to come out every sunday and put on a show.

 

Now, I don't care how it happens. I just want the win. Stats and records be damned, the time for that is over. Win, by any means neccesary.

 

Why am I here? To believe and watch the team win. Lets do this.



#35 panthers55

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:40 PM

I totally agree with the ALL IN philosophy.  Why not really??  Because you might be disappointed?  Or we might underperform???  So what???  Ever been disappointed before??  Think it isn't going to happen again?  It is like people who say they will try to do something.  All they are doing is hedging their bets in case they fail or giving them permission to make a half hearted effort.  You don't try.  You either do it or you don't.  If you don't then you can recommit to do it or stop doing it.

 

Same with being All IN. This whole I am going to see what happens is crap really.  You either root for them or you don't.  Now if you ask me to predict their final record then waiting until the bye might make sense if you are trying to be accurate or have money on it.  But to say you are all in as far as rooting for them and believing in them is really a leap of faith.  You do or you don't.  If they suck then there is always next year.  If they do great, then you can say you were around for the whole ride, not a bandwagoner at the half way point.

 

Choose. All In or out.  Halfway is like sitting on the fence.  You just get splinters where you don't want them.  It isn't safe or even fun.



#36 Mr. Scot

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:41 PM

lol i bought three kidneys for a song and then sold two of them to buy PSLs and then ate the third one to appease the Zortigast the football god.

I'm a bigger fan than anyone!


Zortigast is a aham.

Idrabmol is the real one, along with the archangel Neddam.

#37 Creep59

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

Ive been a fan of this team since JR got the franchise.  Since then weve had about 1/2 a dozen seasons with a winning record despite all the preseason hype of all years past.

 

Excuse the hell out of me if I have trouble getting optimistically excited about the upcoming season.  Ill be happy with every win - but Ive learned my lesson to not get my hopes too high.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

I totally agree with the ALL IN philosophy. Why not really?? Because you might be disappointed? Or we might underperform??? So what??? Ever been disappointed before?? Think it isn't going to happen again? It is like people who say they will try to do something. All they are doing is hedging their bets in case they fail or giving them permission to make a half hearted effort. You don't try. You either do it or you don't. If you don't then you can recommit to do it or stop doing it.

Same with being All IN. This whole I am going to see what happens is crap really. You either root for them or you don't. Now if you ask me to predict their final record then waiting until the bye might make sense if you are trying to be accurate or have money on it. But to say you are all in as far as rooting for them and believing in them is really a leap of faith. You do or you don't. If they suck then there is always next year. If they do great, then you can say you were around for the whole ride, not a bandwagoner at the half way point.

Choose. All In or out. Halfway is like sitting on the fence. You just get splinters where you don't want them. It isn't safe or even fun.


I paid my money for my season tickets and will be in my seat for every home game losing my voice, BUT that doesn't mean I buy into the hype.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

rooting for the panthers doesn't necessarily mean drinking the koolaid about this team's potential this year.

 

you can do one without the other and it's ok. 



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:13 PM

rooting for the panthers doesn't necessarily mean drinking the koolaid about this team's potential this year.

you can do one without the other and it's ok.


Exactly

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:13 PM

I paid my money for my season tickets and will be in my seat for every home game losing my voice, BUT that doesn't mean I buy into the hype.

Why not?  What do you think fan is short for??  Fanatic.  If you are in your seats screaming your head off I invite you to be all in, it sounds like you will be.

Might you be wrong if we don't do well??  Yeah.  But who cares.  I expect the Panthers to win every week and frankly am surprised when they don't.  If that makes me stupid or gullible, count me in.  For me being a fan isn't about logical or reasonable it is about faith and belief.  Then again I was on the ECU side of the stadium in 1992 at the Atlanta Peach Bowl when my Pirates came back from a huge deficit to beat State.  What was our motto that year?  We Believe.....................

 

Be rational if you want, I like being a fanatic.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:15 PM

rooting for the panthers doesn't necessarily mean drinking the koolaid about this team's potential this year.

 

you can do one without the other and it's ok. 

 And you can have sex wearing your clothes wrapping yourself in 3 condoms and its ok.  That's the point, it is ok but not great. Rooting without believing is ok too, but rarely as satisfying as being all in.



#43 rayzor

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

lol

 

IT's ALL OR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!! RAWR!!!!!!!!!!111

 

 



#44 Jangler

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

No Kool-Aid for me, how about Crystal Light?



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

I've always been all in and equally dissapointed with our last few years.

 

I'd like to avoid the disappointment after 3 weeks this year.

 

And I'd like a home playoff game soon.




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