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#2105946 The Pistol

Posted by KendrickPanther on 20 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

What the 49ers do isn't even technically "option football" sometimes is play action on the dive the run a QB sweep. There is no read involved, no hesitation for the offense, and the lead blockers know where the ball is going. It's an intelligent evolution beyond the read option. The defense never knows if its a true read option or a play action so they have to hesitate.

#2105556 Dispelling some half-truths about Shula's time in Tampa

Posted by KendrickPanther on 19 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Panther fans have a right to be mad. Don't try to tell us this is chicken salad. We know it's chicken poo. The most concerning part is if it doesn't work out then we are hiring a new coach and giving him a year to figure things out...we could go 6-7 years(since 2008) without playoffs before the staff is built into a competitive nucleus. I'm fugging tired of waiting. I have an unhealthy lifestyle, If I'm lucky the good lord will grant me 15-20 years. I want to die happy dammit. I need to see my Panthers win a Super Bowl.

#2105499 Continuity not Capability

Posted by KendrickPanther on 19 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Admittedly I have not read the entire thread. So maybe this question has been asked.

But logic rears its ugly head to beg the question:

If promoting Shula instead of hiring from outside will give the Panthers the best chance to win the most games next year (which is what you are implying), why wouldn't that be true beyond next year?


If next year the Panthers end with a winning season and Coach Rivera keeps his job, what are you saying would change that would make him change his OC?

Your statements have only one basis in reality, that head coaches will always hire the coordinators and coaches that they feel will help the team win. Something you are attributing only to Coach Rivera?

If you know the history of Mike Shula then you know he was able to make the playoffs several times with an all time great defense and an anemic offense in Tampa. Tony Dungy was the head coach and was able to manage games with strong defense while Shula did just enough (sometimes just a few field goals) to win. Then they would get into the playoffs and get shut down by a quality opponent year after year. He lost the 1999 Conference Championship game 12-6. That was the score, not their record that year. In 1997 they lost to Green Bay 11-7. This was Mike Shula with one of the greatest defenses ever constructed. Jeff Davidson circa 2008 would have taken these guys to the Super Bowl.

The point is Rivera is a defensive guy and he believes he can build a top tier defense and get enough from the offense to win. All defensive coaches believe they can win with defense. This is a fatal flaw in a league that favors the offense in virtually every situation. The league is designed for high powered offense. Winning with defense and conservative offense is like fighting the blitzkrieg with trench warfare. Punting on 4th and 1 with a minute left in a 1 point game is like playing Russian roulette with revolver with 2 empty chambers.

#2105312 Continuity not Capability

Posted by KendrickPanther on 19 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

I agree with Zod. This was a short sighted move where playoffs is the ceiling. Forget glory and Super Bowls we can't out gameplan the best in the business with Mike Shula.

#2104245 Feb 4, 2000 Shula fired as OC...

Posted by KendrickPanther on 18 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

Shula is gonna be flipping through Chud's playbook like a Goosebumps book. If you want to run a "double reverse screen turn to page 57", "If you want to run an I formation trap turn to page 699".


#2104174 No minority head coaches were hired with 8 openings

Posted by KendrickPanther on 18 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

IM not a fan of the rooney rule. I am a fan of hiring the best coaches for the job. Seems silly to force teams to interview people just because they are a minority candidate.

I get that and I agree in principal. But in practice the Rooney Rule helps. Even if a minority coach goes in for a token interview their name gets plastered on sportscenter and they get to practice an interview with an owner instead of a coach. Having their name promoted and gaining experience is well worth it even if they aren't seriously being considered.

#2102239 Players Doing Normal Sh!t

Posted by KendrickPanther on 17 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Wow that was incredibly funny Zula.

These athletes are human, too. I realize your mind is probably blow now after reading that.

They need privacy also. I'm pretty sure that's why TD is now giving Person the silent treatment after the LaFell story.

All the pictures he posted were made public by the players or their sponsors. It's not like he scaled a fence and poisoned their dogs to take photos through a window.

#2102124 Thoughts on the 2012 Draft Class

Posted by KendrickPanther on 17 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Our draft Haul in my mind was 2 Stars (Kuechly, Olsen), 1 Potential Pro Bowler (Silatolu) needs time, 3 Potential starters or quality backups (Norman, Alexander, Cambell), 1 guy with potential that needs to do more with his chances (Adams), and a bust (Nortman)


Posted by KendrickPanther on 17 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Couple problems. Number one, when we win 1/3 of the fans go home pissed. Number two, when we win 1/3 of the fans left at half time.

#2100528 Steve Smith is on 610 the fan in support of JR

Posted by KendrickPanther on 16 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

I don't think Steve's words are hollow to get on topic. When a coach or player aggravated him enough he would speak his mind. He could have talked with his feet and left the Panthers many times but he stuck around through hard times.

#2097504 Jake Delhomme's Life After the NFL

Posted by KendrickPanther on 15 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Jake was always great to me. He and Smitty would sign for everyone back when the team was doing well. There would be massive crowds at camp and he would sign every last person. I think it was after the Super Bowl I thanked him for signing with us long term and he said he was honored to be our guy.

#2095833 Cam Newton needs to quit this BS

Posted by KendrickPanther on 14 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

But you didn't link to a first down made in the regular season. You linked to this play. If you're trying to make a point about something, try to do it with facts pertinent to the point you want to make. This was a playoff game. He scrambled for a first down on 3rd and long, and his team went on to win that playoff game. A context for everything and for everything a context.

Had you started this thread with an example in a game where the Patriots were down big points in the regular season, you may have salvaged some semblance of a point. As it stands, you just missed the boat entirely on the reason the criticism is leveled at Cam for his first down celebration. It's the timing, it's the scoreboard, and it's the frequency.

I think Cam is a phenomenal quarterback, but to pretend like he does no wrong is just plain hero worship. I am happy he is on my team. I am happy when he takes pride in what he does, provided what he is doing is helping us win the actual damn game. I get just as annoyed when guys like Charles Johnson jump up and celebrate a sack in garbage time of a blowout loss, but when you're at the quarterback position your responsibility is magnified. Everybody is keeping their eyes on you to set an example for the rest of the team to follow. Most of the time that impression on the team from Cam is incredibly positive, but that annoying habit would be great to eliminate. I don't care what he does when he gets us into the endzone and the game is close.

Your ignorance doesn't make for a strong arguement. Brady celebrates 1st downs all the time.

#2091782 Join the Huddle Wolfpack

Posted by KendrickPanther on 11 January 2013 - 09:35 PM


#2091209 More changes to come? Possible

Posted by KendrickPanther on 11 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

The Doom and Gloom crew needs to take a chill pill. Look at what ATL did this year with two new coordinators. Look at what the Colts did with their coaching situation. This can be a change for the good or bad. It doesn't have to be bad.

#2089007 Unpopular views you have about the Panthers (Read OP)

Posted by KendrickPanther on 10 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

I like Ron Rivera and feel he will do well. I also like Jerry Richardson and do not consider him cheap.

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