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#2212994 Carolina Panthers select LB AJ Klein.

Posted by fieryprophet on 27 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

Depth for our LB corps, especially since we still have two major injury risk starters.

#2212432 Carolina Panthers select G Edmund Kugbila

Posted by fieryprophet on 27 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

Zod, do I need to buy you a decent web host? What hell do you run this thing on, some $4.95/month plan from HostGator?

#2210559 Dxterity's Reaction to us picking Star Lotulelei (Video)

Posted by fieryprophet on 26 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

Don't judge me.

I'm not going to lie, I watched your vid like five times. It's Grade A stuff, man, made me chuckle all day.
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#2204209 No Panthers on the schedule

Posted by fieryprophet on 23 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

We will be eternally grateful if you would utterly destroy those Falcon fiends.

#2204039 Cam's In A Comic

Posted by fieryprophet on 23 April 2013 - 08:37 AM


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#2202297 Revis To Bucs, And Why We Should Rejoice

Posted by fieryprophet on 21 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

A six year contract with no guaranteed money is a feared death sentence for ANY aging superstar. If you think Revis is going to spend more than two seasons at Tampa without guaranteed cash, you're kidding yourself. Revis will take his chances and be picked up by The Patriots, Browns, Colts, Steelers, or some other franchise with money to spend.

We're supposed to believe a player with a long history of holdouts and complaining about his contract is going to change his spots and suddenly be fine without the guaranteed money? Yeah. . .

#2201992 Revis To Bucs, And Why We Should Rejoice

Posted by fieryprophet on 21 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

If Revis had been traded to the Panthers, you'd be having a thread to why (1) he's still an elite shutdown cb (2) he's going to come back from his ACL injury quickly and (3) we're going to win the Super Bowl right?

No, I'd wonder why the hell the traded away their top pick for a player that isn't going to see the field for the first six weeks of the season.

#2201989 Revis To Bucs, And Why We Should Rejoice

Posted by fieryprophet on 21 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

Meh, sounds like a bunch of If's and maybe's

Reality is that the Bucs made a great deal on paper and still have lots of cap space. If they do a good job of getting depth in FA and the draft, they will be tough to beat.

Umm, there are no ifs and maybes in what I wrote. These are realities, if quiet ones. I am far more concerned that the Bucs get Freeman turned around than I ever will be about Revis.

#2201978 Revis To Bucs, And Why We Should Rejoice

Posted by fieryprophet on 21 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

There's three huge reasons why the Revis trade has just hurt the division rivals Bucs, even if they're not aware of it.

1) The shutdown cornerback is an overrated element in the the modern NFL. In today's pass-oriented league, teams need multiple high-quality cornerbacks to have an effective secondary against the Packers and Saints of the world. As great as Revis was in his prime he could only control half of the field at most, leaving the other half to Antonio Cromartie in the Jets' defensive heyday. Tampa Bay does not have anyone of Cromartie's caliber, and considering how epically bad their secondary in general adding Revis merely brings them to respectability at best.

2) Revis' ACL injury will affect him differently than Adrian Peterson's, since as a defensive player he is forced to react to plays rather than proactively run them. Peterson had the distinct advantage of knowing where his blockers would be and forcing the defense to respond to his actions, whereas Revis will have to constantly react to what the offense does. This is a crucial difference when recovering from injury because the inherently cautious nature of recovery exasperates reaction times far more for a cornerback than they would for a running back. The fact that Revis is signing a deal with no guaranteed money means that despite the high price Tampa Bay was willing to pay for his services they are deathly afraid he will not be able to recover. And the very fact that his deal is not guaranteed will likely cause Revis to play even more cautiously than he would under the circumstances, because any reinjury effectively throws him back into the market at a severely reduced price.

3) One of the interesting aspects of this trade is that Revis is not coming with a manual on his proper usage. For all of his warts Rex Ryan is still a brilliant defensive strategist and knew how to exact the most of his defense by utilizing Revis as a chess piece against offenses. Schiano shows know signs of having a similar level of defensive acumen, and even with one of the game's premier cornerbacks at his disposal he will not likely use him in a manner that would allow Revis to have a similar impact as what he did in New York. A perfect example of this phenomenon is how Nnamdi Asumogha went from being considered Revis' only peer to overrated simply by changed teams to the Eagles. Despite playing alongside another talented corner in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, his effectiveness was completely compromised when he was forced into a zone scheme that did not fit his man coverage nature.

Now, the fact that the Bucs have effectively given away a sizable chunk of their present in exchange for an injured relic of the past, we should be glad that the same old Bucs seemed to have resurfaced once again.

#2201700 Has Chud found his Cam?

Posted by fieryprophet on 21 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

As long as people think being compared to Cam Newton is a compliment, I'll take it. I still remember Cam being compared to JaMarcus. . .

#2199099 Let's get this Party Started. How do we Beat Seattle?

Posted by fieryprophet on 18 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

Stop overreacting and assuming that Seattle is some juggernaut. We lost the last game in which Cam played his worst game ever by a score of 16-12, and Seattle is still a much worse road team than they are at home.