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#1920822 Assuming Smitty never gets a ring...

Posted by hepcat on 26 September 2012 - 11:48 AM

He is one of the best WR's to ever play based on his sheer ability, at least IMO. He carried the passing game on his back for a number of years. If he had Cam as his QB from the start of his career, I don't think this would be a discussion right now. The injury year in '04 and the debacle in '10 hurt his status. He needs to play for 3-4 more years and put up big numbers in each to even have a sniff at the HOF.

#1673560 Serious F'in Questions Here!

Posted by hepcat on 05 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

Yeah SP at least does socially redeeming stories. I'm not sure what Seth and his 3 shows are trying to do.

Uh, make 3x the money?

#1653241 Does anyone have an update on Beason?

Posted by hepcat on 15 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Tore his achilles, would like to know how his rehab has gone and how he looks, if he's lost any speed or agility, etc. Anyone know anything? Would be a great help to have him back on the D, but wondering if he will be the same player.

#1635884 Cams pro bowl

Posted by hepcat on 30 January 2012 - 04:23 PM

Cam was just messing around, who cares, it's the Pro Bowl. He wasn't even supposed to be there.

#1557478 How much of a relationship...

Posted by hepcat on 10 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

Is listening to the woman complain?

People you've never met
Problems you don't consider problems
Something you did that seemed harmless but she makes it out to be a huge deal


#1542606 McDermott struggling to get Panthers' defense on track

Posted by hepcat on 30 November 2011 - 02:29 PM

Too many key injuries and not enough preparation time to give McDermott a fair chance. Losing Beason was huge. He was more than a leader, he was an example of how to do things right. He corrected players when they lined up in the wrong position and a lot of times would go sideline to sideline and make tackles to save big plays when other players messed up. Truly one of the best LB's in the game at the time of his injury. Losing him cost the defense dearly.

#1518052 When does the blame start landing on Rivera

Posted by hepcat on 13 November 2011 - 07:13 PM

OK so saying Im wondering if Rivera is even right for this team doesn't have any semblance of saying he needs to go? I forgot how well versed you all are in coaching methods and knowing who is right for what.

this reminds me why I never come on here until tuesday.

hep, when did I ever say I was justifying the loss? Just don't think the entire blame goes on the coaches. Yes, it was partly their fault for not making the correct adjustments, but I in no way place the entire blame on them. In fact, when was it just cool to provide a scapegoat for the entire game? Its not like Rivera missed a game winning FG or anything.

If anyone is justifying anything, its you, for placing the blame completely in one place.

I'm not justifying anything. This game has me wondering if Rivera has this team going in the right direction. Leading the league in penalties highlights a lack of discipline, which falls on the coaching staff. It's not the fact we lost, but we lost to a mediocre team, at home, after a bye week, and put up NO fight. The team looked like they didn't prepare at all, and that again falls on the coaching staff.

#1504854 whats in Jimmy's future?

Posted by hepcat on 05 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

Better question is - will he ever see the field as a Panther again?

#1484603 Another reason to like Brandon LaFell

Posted by hepcat on 25 October 2011 - 08:43 PM

I don't think anyone will have any complaints watching this play again.

I'm sure this has been pointed out before, but, check out the block by LaFell, you can see it best at :34 seconds. LAYING PEOPLE OUT!!!

#1481458 I want Andrew Luck to fail.

Posted by hepcat on 24 October 2011 - 01:35 PM

Do you want Andrew Luck to fail?

I do. It's nothing personal against him, the team he goes to, or anything like that. The reason I want him to fail is because if he had decided to come out of school, the Panthers would have drafted him instead of Cam Newton. Newton has been everything a #1 overall pick should be. An instant starter, a game changer, and a guy you can build your franchise around. He has broken records held by a guy named Manning. He's turned around the fortune of a recently downtrodden franchise. Obviously he's still a rookie and things can always change, but Cam Newton looks like a home run pick.

So why does all that make me want Andrew Luck to fail? We have our guy, right? It's because we would have picked him over Cam Newton. What's to say Cam would have been a success if he went somewhere else? I would be happy knowing we drafted a guy who became a success over a guy who became a bust. Luck is so highly regarded that teams might be tanking the season just to get him. I just want to thumb my nose at the team that drafts him and say "We got Cam...and Luck failed."

But maybe that's just me being a selfish Panther fan. So be it.

#1480407 Way Premature.... BUT

Posted by hepcat on 23 October 2011 - 10:20 PM

Can he play defense?

#1473658 If we lose to the Redskins...

Posted by hepcat on 20 October 2011 - 08:38 AM

What will you say? What does that say about the team?

Besides the Arizona game (which was Cam's first game) and the Jacksonville game (which the Panthers won), the Redskins are a team the Panthers SHOULD beat. Losing to them is a bad loss. It's at home, the Redskins have just made a change at QB, and they don't have a stud RB to gash the Panthers porous run defense. They are the first team besides those first two teams mentioned that didn't have a first round bye, appear in the NFC Championship game, or win the Superbowl in the last 2 seasons.

If the Panthers lose, it makes me very skeptical that any progress has been made this year. Cam Newton is a rookie but he has shown he has the talent and poise to be great. Every other team they lost to, the Panthers had no business beating at this point. Teams that are far more experienced and have had recent success. This game should mark the turning point - that the Panthers can beat teams they are supposed to beat. It took a monsoon, but they barely rose to the challenge against Jacksonville. Let's see what they can do this week against a very beatable Washington Redskins team.

#1473434 Cam Newton to leave Panthers, start independent team.

Posted by hepcat on 19 October 2011 - 11:17 PM

CHARLOTTE, NC—Rookie quarterback Cam Newton delivered a statement Tuesday announcing his plans to move on from the Carolina Panthers so he can start his own independent professional football team. “I want to thank the Panthers for giving me the opportunity to play for them, but I would be denying myself the chance to reach my full potential if I stayed here,” said Newton, adding that he will be using a lot of what he learned over the past six weeks as he gets his franchise started. “I’ve hit my peak with this organization. This is something I need to do.” According to Newton, he has contacted wide receiver Steve Smith to play for him and head coach Ron Rivera to help design his new team’s website.


#1473432 Newton is a band aid over how bad we really are.

Posted by hepcat on 19 October 2011 - 11:15 PM

ahem, the Colts are the same way. They go from being one of the best teams in the league with Peyton and one of the worst without him. I'd be willing to bet the Chargers, Packers, Saints, even the Ravens would fall apart without their QB's. Perennial contenders rely on their star QB. Main exception being the Patriots...who have the coach to save them. Some teams might be able to scrape something together, but they aren't nearly as lethal without their QB. Every team is one or two injuries away from falling apart.

#1465285 Optimism Is Gone

Posted by hepcat on 16 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

Two consecutive games Rivera has botched the call at halftime.

This team isn't any better than last year. 1-5 is 1-5, two years in a row now. Doesn't matter how much promise the team shows, losing is losing.

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