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#76 Olsen88

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

If we have beat the Seahawks in the week 1, it will be us sitting on the top.



#77 MHS831

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:38 PM

You forgot the you were wrong part of your post.

Not really, because I wasn't.  There is a difference between productivity and potential.  Everyone is operating on the assumption that they know what the problem was--I think I do--hear me out

 

Maturity.   We had a young coach, a young QB, a young DC, and (last year) a young OC and an unproven one this year. 

 

Cam was not playing up to his potential (2-14) in games we were leading in the 4th.  Rivera was not coaching up to his potential--playing it safe and never giving his talent a chance to shine.

 

I was not wrong.  When we started winning, everyone noted the changes I had been asking for---more leadership from Cam, better game management from Rivera.

 

The line is worse now than when we were losing.  We have the same receivers.  What changed?  I was not wrong, but I am happy that I am no longer right about that stuff. 

 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:24 AM

 
Yupperz. I have been on this train since late last year. And even I don't see us as the "Best" team in the league. Maybe next year, with a couple of the right upgrades. Just not right now. We are close for sure. Just not quite there yet.

We are capable of playing with anyone, that is for sure. The only thing I see against us, is our playoff inexperience.

We still can take it all this year. But it is the future that excites me the most. We are just getting started up in here.

 

 

Soo.. I have to ask you.. How much playoff experience did our guys from the 2003 squad have? Sorry but I think that whole Playoff experience crap is overrated. However I will agree with you that the future does look very bright and it's only the beginning!



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:31 AM

You forgot the you were wrong part of your post.

 

 

Agreed. Some have too much pride to admit it.



#80 xclr82xtc

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:37 AM

i think we fit in at 2 better than 3.  \

 

I fully believe we can beat the top teams in this league. Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, Saints.    that said, out of those teams, I only think that seattle as the higher "average talent" across the entire team. we have better players at key positions, but they are a very talented and complete team all around.   that  by no interpretation means we cant beat them.. hell we should have beat them.   I just wish we had one of their secondary players.

 

The thing thats scary about the panthers is they are still young, and therefore still growing. when your seattle and at teh top of your game, you dont have alot of room for growth.. i think anyone who watches our team knows there is PLENTY of room to get better.. and if we get much more better than we are now, we could be talking dynasty.

 

Im thinking about it like this.  We win out, get first round bye.  at least one home game... probably 2 because i think the seahawks peaked against the saints.   but regardless of where we play.. i think we win.. because we are hungry.   And the one thing that we have in our favor against ANY AFC team in the superbowl.....

THE WEATHER REPORT.  :)   (almanac calling it the storm bowl!!)

 

 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:47 AM

Seriously, no one could have expected what we are doing....

 

I disagree !



#82 Shonuff

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:21 AM

Right now, I'd say the Panthers are a top 7 team due to our vulnerability of the deep threat in the secondary, lack of a young talented receiver corps and inconsistent offensive production due to inability to run the ball at times.  I think San Fran, Denver, Pats, Saints and Seattle are better teams.  The Panthers can beat all of these teams but still concerned about the secondary.

 

If we beat  NO this weekend, that elevates Panthers to Top 5.  Will Ron, Shula and Cam make the right decisions in a hostile environment this weekend?  Panthers win this one, definitely a top-5 team as confidence continues to build and grow with a winning mentality to win the close games.



#83 Diehardpanther02

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:39 AM

After cams first season I predicted playoffs and Super Bowl within the next 3 to 5 years...playoffs should be a given, and Super Bowl chances are looking pretty good right about now...I think we are one of the few teams that can go anywhere and win including SEATTLE. Man I hope we get them at home for the NFC champ game and we take it from them...sweet revenge...

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:06 PM

If we have beat the Seahawks in the week 1, it will be us sitting on the top.

 

Oh wow. A lot to work with here, so I'll simplify it.

 

"If we would have beaten the Seahawks in Week One, it would be us sitting on the top."

 

See how much better that looks?

 

I would go through every error with your sentence but my time is more valuable than that. Just keep re-reading my correction and learn. Please.

 

You're welcome.



#85 MadHatter

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

Oh wow. A lot to work with here, so I'll simplify it.

"If we would have beaten the Seahawks in Week One, it would be us sitting on the top."

See how much better that looks?

I would go through every error with your sentence but my time is more valuable than that. Just keep re-reading my correction and learn. Please.

You're welcome.


It would not be us sitting " on the top".....it would be us sitting "on top".

You FAIL

#86 KelseyGrammarNazi

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:26 PM

It would not be us sitting " on the top".....it would be us sitting "on top".

You FAIL

 

My apologies. There was too much horrible grammar in his post for me to sort through. Either way, "on top" vs. "on the top" is by far the least egregious of all of the grammatical mistakes in his post. 

 

You're welcome.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:40 PM

lol hubby rabidly spends years defending terrible players and executives and then when the team is actually good he's all "yeahp, nah, just don't see t guiz"

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

Not really, because I wasn't. There is a difference between productivity and potential. Everyone is operating on the assumption that they know what the problem was--I think I do--hear me out

Maturity. We had a young coach, a young QB, a young DC, and (last year) a young OC and an unproven one this year.

Cam was not playing up to his potential (2-14) in games we were leading in the 4th. Rivera was not coaching up to his potential--playing it safe and never giving his talent a chance to shine.

I was not wrong. When we started winning, everyone noted the changes I had been asking for---more leadership from Cam, better game management from Rivera.

The line is worse now than when we were losing. We have the same receivers. What changed? I was not wrong, but I am happy that I am no longer right about that stuff.


You were not wrong that we needed to execute better and now we are, but everyone could see that so your observation was nothing special.

However you were absolutely wrong in thinking that we should have ever considered blowing up the team. Sure we were not playing up to our potential and that was bad, but it's far better to play worse than you can and do poorly than to play as well as you can and still suck. Close losses can be turned to wins with minor adjustments, wholesale firings are unnecessary.

So to sum up, the people who were preaching patience with the current regime and insisted we were very close were right. The people who were insisting that we needed to start over were wrong.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:37 PM

lol to the quote: "i like teams that blow out bad teams."

 

 

I completely agree with this, but back just a few shorts weeks ago the media's sentiment was: "oh the Panthers haven't played anyone good."

 

logic does not compute



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

lol hubby rabidly spends years defending terrible players and executives and then when the team is actually good he's all "yeahp, nah, just don't see t guiz"


Ah growl. Does my optimism scare you so badly, you feel the need to jump on a comment that you take to be negative? I realize I have had more faith in this team that you seem to have had. You know what? I am typing this with a smile on my face, giddy over the possibilities to come.

Football, to me, is more fun when I smile. I enjoy enjoying life. I am tickled pink to be able to do so. The Pantherz have been rather successful in their short existence. To me, that is just too cool.

I guess because I am not spoiled by this success. (Being a lifelong Lions fan and all.) I am somehow happier than you, because you won't be happy until total success is achieved. I am giddy over the past, the present, and the future. You seem to be waiting until you can celebrate before you will be happy.

I get that you get more attention when you do your cute little schtick, than you do with your football acumen. So I thought I would acknowledge you by responding to it. Hope this helps.

And GOOOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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