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#2640965 Conference-less Superbowl

Posted by hepcat on 03 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

A blowout in the Superbowl is rare.  The last one I can think of was 11 years ago - Bucs vs Raiders.  I don't think anything needs to change because most of the time the Superbowl is a close game.  I feel like Brady and the Patriots would have put up more of a fight though.

#2636654 Greg Hardy says Panther negotiations yet to begin.

Posted by hepcat on 31 January 2014 - 02:33 AM

Gettleman already told everyone he's letting him walk.  "There's isn't a team out there that hasn't let a big dog walk out the door.  We are cap challenged"


Dude is straight stating the facts.  What more evidence do you need?  The team doesn't have a lot of cap space and it can't tie up what little they do have in one player.  THAT'S WHAT THE OLD GM DID AND IT GOT HIM FIRED.

#2635765 That moment when you realize SIONE FUA may get a ring before Cam

Posted by hepcat on 30 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

Yea he sure did have a huge part in helping them get there too.  Must be great being on a team with Peyton Manning as your QB.  Soon people will be saying that about Cam though.  He's next in line.

#2630065 NFL Honors-Star?

Posted by hepcat on 24 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Probably Kiko Alonso or Tyrann Mathieu wins.  Star had a good season but his stats don't look great on paper.  Cam broke all sorts of records his rookie year and Luke led the league in tackles so therefore they won ROY.  Star was just an awesome role player who did his job on one of the best defenses in the NFL.  They don't give DROY for that but they should.

#2630061 Just in time for Valentine's Day, I'm single!

Posted by hepcat on 24 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

You're going to have to give us a little taste of the merchandise.

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I just sampled it myself, it's top quality.

#2417855 Competency Trumps Continuity

Posted by hepcat on 08 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

I'm just hoping the era of blind loyalty is over.  It has been killing the team for the last 5 years or so, all starting after the Panthers lost to Arizona in the playoffs.  Jake Delhomme had one of the worst playoff performances in the history of the NFL, but still received a massive contract extension.  In the following offseasons they re-signed most of the key players from that 2008 playoff team to massive contracts - Beason, D-Williams, J-Stew, Charles Johnson, among others.  The trend has continued to coaches with Richardson keeping John Fox in a lame duck year in 2010, then keeping Rivera for an unnecessary extra season, crippling the team's development each time.  Then Rivera not only retained but PROMOTED Shula in a trickle down effect.  What's next...another season for Rivera?  Breaking the bank to re-sign Brandon LaFell?  A bigger contract for Greg Hardy than Charles Johnson got?


With Gettleman in place I think player contracts will be more reasonable and cap friendly, but Richardson is still calling the shots as evidenced by Rivera being retained for a third year as head coach, even though he brought in a new GM.  It might have been a money thing...since the team was in such bad shape financially after the 2012 season, he might have just mortgaged the season to see if Rivera could finally put it together while Gettleman cleaned up the cap so a new head coach to have some flexibility to bring in some of his own players.  Time will tell.