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#2867550 Day 4 Training Camp Thread

Posted by KendrickPanther on Today, 11:07 AM

Peter King is going to have an aneurysm. Poster boy Kuechly has been corrupted by the towel wearing me first guy.

#2867540 Peter King (Cam hater) will be coming to practice

Posted by KendrickPanther on Today, 10:56 AM

Peter King during team drils: "Has Cam done anything all practice? Anything? His team needs him. Oh, he won the game in three throws. Good for him. He needed that or I would have writted a 6 page article on why I hate him".

#2867528 #77 Bell (more you heard it 1st here.

Posted by KendrickPanther on Today, 10:49 AM

5 feet away you say? Why don't you just ask Bell yourself.

#2867216 Training Camp Photos and Observations - Day 3

Posted by KendrickPanther on Today, 02:56 AM

I haven't heard/seen his name brought up yet, how is Harper looking?

He's working with the first team but it's really too early to judge the secondary. Most of them have never played together. Sunday was the first day of hitting so maybe Zod saw something but in the previous two practices he didn't touch anyone.

The Panthers have been playing tons of off coverage with single high safety. Harper usually comes down into the box. But again no hitting. It's like orientation. Nothing complex.

#2867213 Blue Chips

Posted by KendrickPanther on Today, 02:32 AM

I don't consider Greg spectacular. But he is certainly consistent. Honestly there aren't many great Tight Ends out there which is part of the reason Jimmy Graham fought for WR money.

This is basically a bar stool topic. I wouldn't consider Deangelo a blue chip player. Not right now. You can show me any statistic or metric you want. I feel like we can get that production out of other guys. Or several guys.

Also when you give Seattle one "blue chip" for Lynch, then give the Panthers one blue chip for Deangelo. It doesn't accurately describe the situation.

#2866625 Hardy talks......

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 02:12 PM

What did Gannt expect? If Hardy publicly apologizes for beating and threatening the woman, his appeal is cooked. We don't know what happened. Gannt doesn't know hat happened. But assume Hardy is guilty, apologizing for a crime he vehemently claims he did not commit is a terrible defense strategy.

#2866611 Travelle Wharton retires

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 02:02 PM

Was a good Panther. A family man that went largely unnoticed. One of my favorite stories is Jordan going down hurt and Travelle sobbing on the sideline. Jordan tells him he's going to be ok. Travelle responds "it's not that. I don't want to play Left Tackle".

#2866545 Camp Photos and Observations - Day 2

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 12:48 PM

Avant is a veteran possession receiver. Not the type of player the generates a ton of buzz. He's doing fine but everyone's eyes gravitate to the young guys.

Kelvin Benjamin has caught every ball I've seen thrown to him. (mind you no one sees everything). I think Ginn is a loss more as a punt returner. When he fielded punts I felt confident he would at least catch the damned thing. Some of the guys we've been working back there are woeful. Kenjon Barner froze up and reached for the ball rather then get his body under it.

I haven't seen a ton of Kony Ealy but I did see him working with special teams. We've seen a ton of athletic DEs have an immediate impact on special teams. Guys like Jason Pierre-Paul, Greg Hardy, and Aldon Smith. I wouldn't mind seeing him block a few punts or truck a few returners.

#2866453 The truth is Steve Smith is probably better right now, than anyone on our roster

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 12:00 PM

Seeing Steve in that purple is like seeing your girl with a different man.

#2866205 Day 2 Pictures From The Free Seats

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 03:59 AM

It's pretty early in camp so I don't want to overdo the amateur analysis. Here are some pictures with a little context.
Cam's demise has been greatly exaggerated. He looked great today. Here he is with a patriotic look. He makes some odd alterations to his practice uniform and I've surmised he is removing the Nike branding. Under Armour can appreciate the dedication to his sponsors.

The photo doesn't do this justice. Cam's "space boots" sparkled brighter than a Kobe "I'm sorry" ring.

I'm getting ahead of myself. Sir Purr opens the 20th Training Camp In Spartanburg.


I love seeing these again.


Every Practice starts with a dud. Special teams and stretching. All the equity with your children evaporates. They will be in dgaf mode when the best part of practice begins.

Next the offensive line breaks into two groups. Ray Brown works with the "camp bodies". John Matsko instructs the projected contributors. Here is a look at Nate Chandler working on his technique at Left Tackle.


Amini Silatolu is back. Now with a knee brace.


John Matsko did not let anything slide with Trai Turner. He ran him through the same drill three straight times. Determined to get what he wanted from the Rookie.

Seconds later.


I don't have a ton of great shots of Kelvin Benjamin but I want to say this guy looks good out there. You can just look at him and say "whether this works out or not I get it. I totally get it". He fits in with the Tight Ends but lines up against the Cornerbacks. This picture shows him a few paces away from Mike Tolbert. #85 is Mike McNeil, our blocking Tight End whom is shorter and lighter than KB.


During Special Teams drills Kelvin Would Catch passes in the end zone from Cam and Derek Anderson. All of them thrown over the top with KB tapping his toes in bounds. There was no urgency or coaching. Just a couple guys getting in a little extra work.

Tiquan Underwood has dropped a few balls this camp but he looks most comfortable using his speed on crossing routes.


I snapped this picture because you are looking at a two tight end set with Mike Tolbert in the backfield. What happens next? I thinks it's pretty obvious. #19 Kealoha Pilares goes bombing down the seam for a long touchdown.


Here are a couple looks at our first team offense and defense squaring off.



This a cool image of a play because there is just so much going on. Just zoom in and look at all the moving parts and battles. My personal favorite is Amini Silatolu pulling from Left Guard. Something Travelle Wharton couldn't do with the same speed.


Here we see the NFL's best defensive line look at each other and say "You tackle him". Meanwhile Luke thanks Ryan for blocking him out of the play.

Cam throws a dart to KB.

This is the start to one of my favorite sequences. #13 Kelvin Benjamin lines up on #23 Melvin White.

#23 White drops into a deep zone, along with #20 Cason on the opposite side of the field. #59 Luke moves to take away Cotchery. KB runs a crossing route and pulls #58 Thomas Davis with him. #88 Greg Olsen runs at #41 Safety Roman Harper to keep him honest. Someone has not been accounted for..


Cam knows he's got em. He throws to Deangelo Williams in the flat with a nice pass. It would have been a big gain. Note Thomas Davis, brace free, about to turn his hips and chase down Deangelo.

Dave Gettleman was the Dark Knight. Not the GM we want him to be. The GM we need him to be. Here he jokes with two of his prized hog(mollie)s. #99 Short jumped butt to butt with Dave as if they had just sacked a qwattaback.


Thomas Davis talks to a Coach while Dave Gettleman sucks Football into his kishkes. Gettleman looks at home on the turf.

At first I cropped this image to feature Cam. But the people around him add something. He has a presence on the field. It's growing every year. Cam doesn't just do drills anymore. He leads them.

That about sums it up for day 2. I've got one last thing. Players that are nursing an injury generally don't spend an extra 10 minutes after practice on conditioning. And then sign Autographs for 30 minutes.


#2866190 For Lola

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 02:18 AM

I saw this at camp Saturday and thought of this thread.




#2865208 Cams ankle is not right!

Posted by KendrickPanther on 25 July 2014 - 11:57 PM

Op stayed at a Holliday Inn last night?

#2865185 Exclusive Fan Fest Photos

Posted by KendrickPanther on 25 July 2014 - 11:28 PM

I just wanted to add some observations. 


Our offense completed an abnormally high number of passes today. Receivers were frequently getting wide open. Between Cam and DA I probably saw more dropped passes than overthrows.


This could mean a lot of things but ultimately it means nothing. Good job with the route running and throwing but our defensive backs are just getting their feet under them with no pads. 


Brandon Williams had one very bad drop in the flats but other than that he looked pretty good. He was getting a ton of reps compared to last year. 


Tiquan Underwood had the drop of the day. Had a perfect long ball hit both his hands and fall to the ground. He had other good moments though.


Brenton Bersin had the best catch. He did a great job of running after the catch with 2 defenders wrong footed. Looked like a terrible interception and he leaped in front of the defender with arms extended.


Ed Dickson and DC Jefferson both looked like big athletic guys. Both made some catches. We have several guys behind Greg that could be useful players. 


Kelvin Benjamin was very impressive. Let me caveat this by saying the secondary did not get handsy with him. They played off coverage with single deep so Kelvin was running off the line and making nice deep in cuts. He caught everything I saw and bounced off contact. He did not look like a project in relation to our other Wide Receivers. But we have a long season ahead of us.



As far as fan fest goes, it was hot but most of the stadium was shaded when I arrived at 6:30. Very comfortable compared to fan fest in 2010 when the gates opened at noon and practice ended at 6.


The new scoreboards are slightly bigger. The images are definitely bigger. But the advertisements on them are so large it's insulting to fans and tax payers. Miller lite should have paid for the damned things, not the City of Charlotte. Forget the ribbons, nothing but Belk and CPI security commercials distracting me from the practice.


If you had kids I really hoped you stayed for the fireworks show. I saw many parents dragging their kids out around 8pm rather than wait for the fireworks. I came in skeptical but the fireworks show was amazing. Absolutely first class. They had lazers drawing Panther heads and yard lines on the field. That's right. Panthers with fricken LAZERS. The fire works were very good. My nieces went nuts ate age 4 and 6. There was about a 2 minute stretch where all I heard is "I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT". They really cranked up the sound for the fireworks and it was very much improved. Will it ever be as good as an arena? No. But it was very nice for an outdoor facility. 


The ad ribbons really illuminate the bowl even with the stadium lights cut off. It's a cool feel. Reminds me of those Ericsson Cell Phone Commercials in the 90s.


All in all. It was a lovely day to be down town and have fun with the family. My nieces really enjoyed the fireworks so I left very happy.

#2865151 Cam Newton leads the crowd in the wave....

Posted by KendrickPanther on 25 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

I don't particularly care for the wave. I think it's corny. But my nieces absolutely loved it. 



#2863400 Kug to have back surgery Aug 8th, done for year

Posted by KendrickPanther on 24 July 2014 - 02:09 PM

The one person in particular is thrilled about these developments. Kugbillas training bike. Bike just went from Kugbilla to J Stew. 

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