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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

Just read over PFT's season predictions, and not a single one of their guys picked the Panthers to make the playoffs, even as a sixth seed.

 

Our old buddy Darin Gantt?  Nope.  In fact, his Super Bowl pick is the Falcons over the Broncos (i.e. our most hated rival over our former coach).

 

And of course, we all know what Peter King is predicting.

 

So now I'm curious: What are some of the other expert picks you've seen?

 

Anybody actually give us a chance?



#2 UNCrules2187

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:01 PM

Posted this link in the FBO thread, but Mike Tanier has us as 10-6 and a Wild Card team: http://www.sportsone...ticle/59430332/

 

Obviously the FBO system is high on us (with reservations about Rivera that make them doubt a little that we can live up to it).

 

Other than that, I think Yahoo!'s Shutdown Corner blog has us ranked 11 and a playoff contender. Haven't seen anyone else giving the Panthers much of a chance.



#3 SIGCHI222

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:24 PM

We          are          utterly          alone.

 

No one is on our side.  And I don't care one iota. 

 

Let's play some football and see how things shake out.

 

First up, Seattle Seahawks.  Round one.

 

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Ding, ding.



#4 The Huddler

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

NFL Network just had a segment about predictions for season awards. 

 

WIllie had Luke Kuechly at DPOY

 

That fullback guy from the Saints, Heath Evans, mentioned Star Lotulelei a few minutes later in a different topic. Said that he will have a big impact this season.

 

 

 

 

Some douche bag said Kaepernick will win NFL MVP. It gets to me so bad how over rated this guy is. He has it so easy in SF. They could use their punter as a QB and still get into the Super Bowl. 

 



#5 carolina-chuck

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:36 PM

Who cares? And, until we prove that we can win in the regular season, the media wont give a crap about who we are or what we've done in the preseason.

 

Why do you guys let these expert's predictions affect your lives? I've seen like 10 similar threads in the last two weeks already.



#6 pantherj

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:40 PM

The national media favors teams based on what you did the previous season, how large of a market your fan base represents, your QB, and how many well known offensive weapons he has available.

 

The large market factor can override having a below average QB with no weapons, and having accomplished nothing the previous season, which is why you'll hear every fuging single detail about the Jets for god sake.

 

We're a small market team, with a losing record last season, a well known QB, and no weapons other than Smith by their estimation.

 

Even though we all know we can beat ATL for instance, the national media will slob on ATL's knob because they have the market, the QB, the weapons, and the winning record last season. Fans in the know are fully aware that we have a good chance of sweeping ATL this season, but the national media has their system and they're stuck with it.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:49 PM

http://msn.foxsports...per-bowl-083013

Don't know if that was posted yet, but he's picking us second in the division. Don't think he had us in the playoffs though. Seems super high on Cam, as you'll see. Said he'd take him this year over all the other young QBs, Luck included.

He also picked us to beat Seattle.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

http://sports.yahoo....00354--nfl.html

Russell Baxter has us challenging ATL but ultimately getting a wild card slot.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:03 AM

"Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers: Give me Cam. Get aboard, folks. Do it now before it’s all hot and stuffy, and there’s no room for your overhead baggage and you’re sitting there with a giant iced coffee in your hand and three bags and nowhere to put them and you’re furious because the cab driver took the wrong way to the train station and … well, yeah. You get it. The Pick: Panthers 28, Seahawks 23"

 

Peter Schrager.

 

Never heard of this guy, but apparently he picks the Cowboys to win the NFC East every year. He's kind of quirky as you can see with his odd comments.



#10 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

Frank Schwab From Yahoo! – “Panthers Will Win The NFC South”

 

"Front seven is unbelievable"

 

"Carolina was 1-7 on close games last year"

 

"Cam is underrated"  "Best rookie season of all time"

 

http://charlotte.cbs...-the-nfc-south/

 

 



#11 CPcavedweller

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:50 AM

Adam Shefter actually picked us to win this week. Because he is the only NFL guy on ESPN I give credence too I'm confident in his pick. He seems to be more knowledgable about the ins and outs of the current teams morethan any of the former personnel who were fired by an organization.

That said, preseason picks are a crapshoot. Look at the GOAT Colin Kaepernick articles. Ludicrous and I'm looking forward to an end of all the meaningless speculation I sit through to pass the time.

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#12 GoApps70

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:40 AM

The only person's opinion I care about is mine.

I say watch this Panthers team, they are going places.

NFL surprise of 2013. 

 

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#13 Achilles

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:14 AM

The national media favors teams based on what you did the previous season, how large of a market your fan base represents, your QB, and how many well known offensive weapons he has available.

 

The large market factor can override having a below average QB with no weapons, and having accomplished nothing the previous season, which is why you'll hear every fuging single detail about the Jets for god sake.

 

We're a small market team, with a losing record last season, a well known QB, and no weapons other than Smith by their estimation.

 

Even though we all know we can beat ATL for instance, the national media will slob on ATL's knob because they have the market, the QB, the weapons, and the winning record last season. Fans in the know are fully aware that we have a good chance of sweeping ATL this season, but the national media has their system and they're stuck with it.

 

True statement.  You can't underestimate the douchebaggery of ESPN and other major media outlets. They are all over the Steelers, Cowboys, Jets...Hell, they even cover the fugging Bills more thoroughly than they cover the Panthers.

 

They barely give any coverage to teams in small markets (especially in the south).  Look at Tenn. and Jax.  If you don't win 12 or 13 games, ESPN and NFLN ain't got the time of day for you.

 

They have their own angry gods to appease and it has to do with advertising revenue.  Don't hate them for it though.  Its the corporate culture of our nation.  Hey, that John Clayton makes funny-ass promos.

 

If we win 9 or 10 games, then ESPN can always rewrite history and say they had us in the wild card all along.  Its a win-win for them.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:08 AM

It's funny how Rivera is asked about Cam's development, the offensive line weaknesses, and the questionable secondary. I want a reporter brave enough to ask him if he feels like he's holding the team back, what's his response to being seen as a weak link of the team.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:16 AM

We are no different than any other team in the league at this point as far as a fan base.

Browns fans are thinking the playoffs run through Cleveland
Cards fans think their QB is the missing link to challenge their division for top spot
Lions fans think their RB was all that was missing
Yada Yada Yada

After Monday night, each team will have a new perspective. Hope ours is different than last years post game one thoughts


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