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#2991338 omg

Posted by pantherj on Yesterday, 09:46 PM

Smith couldn't have done any more to embarrass our team and franchise in the Ravens game.  What an epic blunder it was to cut him, and then pay him millions to kick our collective ass on Sunday. Holy smokes. Now our o-line is getting national recognition for being a sad joke. We have to do something in the off season. I just can't anymore.

#2988375 Press Conference at 12:30

Posted by pantherj on 29 September 2014 - 01:28 PM

Everyone on our o-line looks like garbage.


Kalil is short and his short arms make it hard for him to pass block, and his size makes him a liability on short yardage run plays.


Silatolu has never pass blocked well and doesn't appear to be playing any better than his first season. He is completely confused by stunts and blitzes.


Turner is still learning and is a constant reminder of why John Fox relied on his veteran players.


Bell is a backup RT starting at LT, so he is a liability on any pass play that takes time to develop, and god forbid if we're down a couple of scores and have to pass.


Chandler doesn't have a natural position to play on the o-line. He's been thrown out there out of sheer desperation.


Even with this mediocre o-line we would have been fine if Cam was healthy. I'm certain we were planning to use the read option heavily to disguise our problems on the o-line, but then Cam had surgery that took longer than expected to heal, and he cracked his ribs. Without the read option this offense is a joke. We can't run those Fox down hill power run plays against teams like the Steelers and Ravens, and we can't attack vertically well either.


Cam's heath will go a long way in deciding our fate this season. If his ribs and ankle heal up soon, then expect an immediate change to the read option, and designed run plays for game. Until then, we're going to have to weather the storm and hope the defense comes back to life.


#2979082 NFL Teams graded on 5 year potential

Posted by pantherj on 26 September 2014 - 12:43 PM

Turnovers and in game injuries can allow for a team to beat a superior team. That's why anything can happen in the playoffs.


Once we get out of cap hell I think we can put together a SB caliber team. Right now I think we have borderline playoff team. We might squeak into the playoffs, but it wouldn't shock me if we didn't.

#2975401 Our secret weapon for Ravens : Josh Norman

Posted by pantherj on 23 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

Is this weird thread week?

#2974860 the injury bug

Posted by pantherj on 23 September 2014 - 12:03 PM

Is Hardy injured too? 


Just his knuckles.

#2974516 John Harbaugh's Advice To Steve Smith: Shock The World

Posted by pantherj on 23 September 2014 - 07:52 AM

“Steve knows how to control his emotions."



#2970722 Official Panthers - Steelers Gameday Thread

Posted by pantherj on 21 September 2014 - 10:19 PM

Take Cam out. I feel sorry for DA if he has to go in, but he's going to have to take one for the team. We nearly lost Cam for the season.

#2970071 Official Panthers - Steelers Gameday Thread

Posted by pantherj on 21 September 2014 - 09:43 PM

Well now it's on the defense to stop the run. Pitt has had their way with our d-line so far, but we have the talent to turn this around. Front 7 go to work.

#2963126 The Greg Hardy thread....for everything Hardy related

Posted by pantherj on 18 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

How I see this


There are a bunch of things that are confusing people, making this more complex than it really is.  First of all, Hardy is not exactly as innocent as many of you think, if you read the law.  Assault is not necessarily hitting a person, it is the intentional, realistic threat of harm one person uses against another.   Since I do not pretend to know the details, nor should any of you, I can say that, from what I have heard about the case, there was a threat of harm.  If he had access to a collection of assault weapons, for example, and intimidated her in any way with them, then he is guilty of assault.  If he hit her, then he is guilty of battery.


The other thing that confuses people is the fact that they think the NFL has to have a proven violation of the law to discipline a player.  Not so.  If Hardy's conduct was in any way damaging to the reputation of the Panthers and the league, either party can discipline him. These players are backed by a union headed by lawyers-it happens all the time.  However, the NFL has been relatively soft in terms of discipline because it usually leads to a big ordeal with the union lawyers, so they have been passive.  Now, however, the public outcry is so strong, it outweighs the temper tantrums of the players' union, so we are where we are.  So Hardy's punishment is not necessarily determined by his innocence or guilt in a court of law, but by the manner in which his voluntary actions are viewed in terms of his contract and the agreement between the NFL and the Players' Union. Guessing that the threats from major sponsors to clean this up, coinciding with the statements of political leaders and major media outlets, it is no longer an internal matter. 


This is how I understand this.  I have taught education law to perspective principals, and was in the dark about the difference between assault and battery.  I am not a lawyer and am learning as we go as everyone else. 


Hardy makes $770k per week, so I don't imagine his team of lawyers will have any difficulty getting him off vs. some low-paid district attorney.  


That's what's so odd about this whole mess. Why not suspend him now and get this over with? Because they're waiting to determine how severely they're going to punish him based on the trial? So let's say Hardy misses the rest of the season due to the trial not ending until after the season has finished. He's found innocent. The NFL decides to suspend him for 6 games for damaging the leagues reputation. For our team, it would be much better to suspend him now, and maybe we can get him back. Wait to suspend him, and we'll never see him in a Panther uniform again.

#2959518 Official Greg Hardy Thread

Posted by pantherj on 17 September 2014 - 07:46 AM

2 more.

#2959003 New York Post: "Meet the powerhouse Panthers," rank Panthers #1 in NFC

Posted by pantherj on 16 September 2014 - 08:43 PM


#2956861 Steelers prediction thread...lay it out there now

Posted by pantherj on 16 September 2014 - 12:19 AM

They have one of the best WR's in the game..... 


So did Detroit.

#2956856 Steelers prediction thread...lay it out there now

Posted by pantherj on 16 September 2014 - 12:16 AM

We have the best defense in the NFL. The Steelers have the slowest defense in the NFL, and their offense is not explosive at all. You don't need a crystal ball to see what's going to happen. We're gonna kill them.

#2956593 Watching the Colts Eagles game

Posted by pantherj on 15 September 2014 - 10:25 PM

Well, if that's the case then it doesn't need to be said, cause all QB's sail or make bad passes. It's part of the game.


The only time it's an issue, is when a receiver is wide open, and/or the QB's has time or little pressure, and still misses the receiver bad.

Of course some of us Panther fans are sensitive to this. Because many fans and non fans try to use this against Cam, when we see bad, average and good NFL QB's do the same thing every week. It's part of the game. But I got you.


I'm a fan of Cam Newton. I'm thrilled to have him as our QB. He's the best thing that ever happened to the Carolina Panthers. All QBs are a work in progress, and they constantly work to eliminate mistakes and improve their game. 


I don't like it when Cam takes more blame than is due. He's a very good QB, and he'll be with us for the rest of his career imo, and bring us a SB.

#2956375 Watching the Colts Eagles game

Posted by pantherj on 15 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

The more NFC losses the better. McCoy is outstanding, but overall the Eagles offense is a lot spreading out and running all over the place, but not much to show for it.

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