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#2989469 A No Call That Bothers Me. WTF Refs

Posted by KendrickPanther on Yesterday, 08:28 PM

I never saw anyone talk about it but it looked like Jacoby Jones touched a ball near the goal line and then downed it in the end zone. If the touch happened outside of the end zone, that was a safety. I never saw anyone talk about it nor Ron challenge it.

#2980028 Patriots Sign Casey Walker from our Practice Squad

Posted by KendrickPanther on 27 September 2014 - 01:07 PM

Are you really mad about the Patriots stealing our vaunted practice squad tackle?

#2979947 Panthers fans taking over in Hawaii?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 27 September 2014 - 11:51 AM

For the life of me, can't figure out Rams in Alaska.


We've got Star, so maybe that's part of our sales in Hawaii. Also, DPOY and Cam don't hurt.

But who's Ram jersey is such a hit in Alaska?


I wouldn't over think it. There aren't that many people in Alaska. The State Capitol is the size of Boone. 


I have a theory it's Michael Sam supporters but the numbers are so small anything could move the needle.

#2979933 Panthers fans taking over in Hawaii?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 27 September 2014 - 11:39 AM

Dwan Edwards is from Montana. That is the least island name ever. 


Amini Silatolu and Star Lotuleilei are both American Somoan. But I don't think this is just an ethnic thing. We sent like 7 guys to the pro bowl and Cam Newton is wildly popular with young men, the key jersey buying demographic. Luke Kuechly is coming off a big award as well.


And as far as I can tell these are just people that bought their jerseys from Dick's sporting goods, which is like the worst place to ever buy one. I always recommend cheap high quality jerseys.

#2979035 The Identity Of Our Offense

Posted by KendrickPanther on 26 September 2014 - 12:11 PM

Can some one differentiate mike martz and air Coryell?


I've never compared the playbooks but they are similar. The one variant I am sure of is the Tight End. Coryell made Kellen Winslow a star in his innovative offense. Martz traded away Greg Olsen to get more Wide Receivers on the field.


But when I think of the Coryell offense I think of the single back with 3 WRs. Maybe 2 TEs and 2 WRs. But the power run is more associated with the fullback. 


I wonder if our personnel makes us too predictable. Even if we have 2 running backs in on a passing down, the defense can make assumptions about our protection. Mike Tolbert isn't going to run a wheel route.

#2978774 The Identity Of Our Offense

Posted by KendrickPanther on 26 September 2014 - 09:06 AM

I was listening to Greg Cossel do an interview on the Mac Attack today and he was talking about the Kubiak system as if it were a biscuit recipe. All of the ingredients were clearly defined the order of operations tried and true.


And Jim did a great job jumping in with the important question, "what is the Identity of Mike Shula's offense?". Greg had a short pause and stumbled with his words a little before saying it's hard to answer that. The Panthers running game is part traditional with the power run and part read option. The passing attack is more Mike Martz and Air Coryell. 


Now these are all things we've known but to see someone with no bias towards our organization decipher that based off the film was striking to me. And the name Mike Martz rang a bell with me specifically. 


We all know Mike Martz as the offensive mind behind the greatest show on turf. We also know the Panthers have brought in John Ramsdell who was an assistant on those teams. Then we have Ricky Proehl who was a big part of those Rams teams.


So we have a traditional/read option run game combined with an Air Coryell passing attack all of this is led by a traditional power run coordinator. The Panthers are clearly aware this is a problem and they are trying to fix it by giving Shula a passing tutor in John Ramsdell. You have to admit, our passing attack has improved. We are putting up high completion numbers for good yardage and touchdowns. But we are also dysfunctional in pass protection and run blocking.


This begs the question. Are we tipping the defense by merging three offenses into one? Are we confusing our young offensive line by mixing offenses. If Kubiak's play book makes biscuits. Ours makes a bacon, pepper, ham, and tuna omelette. But we read the directions wrong and ended up with scrambled eggs.


At what point do we simplify things by running one offense with one expert? This is pro football, offensive coordinators that need help learning the passing game shouldn't even exist.

#2978740 Why Can't Brandon Williams be our Larry Donnell?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 26 September 2014 - 08:26 AM

Similar size, athleticism, and a match-up problem for DBs and LBers. I realize we have Olsen who needs to be on the field at all times... but I'm surprised Williams hasn't really worked his way into the rotation. Dickson hasn't shown a thing and Williams out-performed him in the pre-season against what was likely a bit lesser competition.

Brandon is one of the last to leave practices on a daily basis and is probably the best blocker out of Olsen, Dickson, and himself. Is there something we as fans aren't seeing? Does the coaching staff just prefer the veteran Dickson to be our TE2? Is Williams still trying to grasp the playbook?

Every time a tight end like Donnell and Julius Thomas break-out in a game or season I can't help but think we have a similar guy on our roster that just needs to get on the field before he shows out.


Brandon Williams is not a better blocker than Ed or Greg. That's probably one of the biggest reasons. He's a raw talent with limited knowledge of blocking techniques. and route running. His college career consisted of 2 catches in an Oregon offense and he did have injuries.


I get it, you look at him and he looks like all the other great "joker" tight ends. Every team in the NFL has one or many of these guys that they think can be the next Antonio Gates but most of them don't make it. 


I'd love to see him play more but Greg is having a great year. Our passing attack is doing much better than last year. It's the run game and pass pro that are breaking down.

#2976951 89 Conference Call

Posted by KendrickPanther on 24 September 2014 - 09:00 PM

This reminds me of Kill Bill. "That woman deserves her revenge. And we deserve to die"

#2974369 remind me when we can finally move on from D-Will and J-Stew?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 23 September 2014 - 01:30 AM

In all seriousness I have no idea what Hurney was thinking with these long ass big money deals.


Make our strengths stronger. Dave Gettleman could drop dead before Stew is off the books. We need to get this man on a diet.

#2973552 LaMichael James anyone?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 22 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

Eric Shelton is only 31. Just saying.

#2973551 LaMichael James anyone?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 22 September 2014 - 03:58 PM

None of this would have happened if we kept Michael Zordich!

#2973383 Tolbert hairline fracture, stewart bad, knee sprain, TD not saying yet

Posted by KendrickPanther on 22 September 2014 - 03:02 PM

Yes but Seattle meanwhile catches it every year and so do the Aints and Patriots,etc. If you wanna make the playoffs and be elite, you have to have good luck. We never have that.One in every 6 years or so.


It's hard to compare the Patriots to the Panthers. Bellichek had a similar track record to Ron in his Cleveland stint. He came to the Patriots with some experience and tons of connections. The Patriots have had tons of injuries over the years. Whether it's Gronk, Willfork, or Brady they keep winning with their system. 11-5 with Matt Cassel.


I agree we don't catch a ton of breaks but it's on us to make chicken salad. And the gloom and doom is premature, let's lose more than one game before we give up on this season.

#2973329 You find out who the true Panthers fans are

Posted by KendrickPanther on 22 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

One of the worst things a sports fan can do is try to divide their own fan base into  castes. Everyone enjoys football in their own way.  There is no such thing as being a "real" fan. ESPN has glorified the Super Fan to generations of young men now but you don't get a badge for being a "real" fan.


We can disagree on just about anything involving the Panthers but that doesn't make one of us a real fan and the other not.

#2972466 I can't imagine moving forward without some type of offensive changes; wh...

Posted by KendrickPanther on 22 September 2014 - 09:38 AM

This thread is laughable. If you think Chandler can play LT better than Bell I don't know what to say because he has been getting beat like a drum for three weeks now. Bell might be hurt so we might see changes but benching players is not the answer. How you could single out anyone on that line last night is beyond me. All 5 of them were inept. The Tackles have the hardest job vs the 3-4 defense. The guards have it easiest, but non of them had an even average game.


Historically it feels like our offense struggles against the 3-4 defense. The biggest thing I can suggest is get everyone on the same page.

#2972444 uh.....cam?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 22 September 2014 - 09:25 AM

Still looks better than our offensive line.

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