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#1963190 panthers offense shifting to power running game...

Posted by fieryprophet on 25 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

7 games in? Please, just flush this staff.

Actually, the read option was devastatingly effective against the Saints (our lone win.) However, the Saints obviously weren't coached very well on it with Payton out, so that explains that. Unfortunately, that success seems to have fooled Chud into thinking the non-kneecapped teams were unprepared for it, and hence we got five more weeks of it.

#1962992 stay classy panther fans *

Posted by fieryprophet on 25 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

99.999999999999998% of Panthers fan weren't at that bar. But way to blame us all.

#1958644 Kitten Kara...

Posted by fieryprophet on 22 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Bunch of older married men begging for pics of some random chick. Shameful

I'm not old, nor married. Dibs!

#1958548 A Historical Perspective on the Dreaded QB "Regression"

Posted by fieryprophet on 22 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

You wouldn't say Peyton had a turnaround when his team went from 3-13 to 13-3 the next year?

Quarterback wins are the most fallacious stat in all of pro sports.

#1957277 Can we stop the celebrations now?

Posted by fieryprophet on 22 October 2012 - 02:49 PM

That's the stupidest form of outrage I've ever heard. If you can't enjoy the game no matter your record you might as well get out of football altogether.

You sound like my stupid ass uncle whining about them damn kids and their strange music: as long as they aren't dancing around after a loss or down by twenty I couldn't care less what they do on the field.

#1955870 Cowherd on Cam

Posted by fieryprophet on 22 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

Cowherd is a dick-riding douche. He spent the offseason talking up Cam AFTER this "incident" and now wants to save face with this bullshit.

#1951377 Interesting Rivera News

Posted by fieryprophet on 19 October 2012 - 07:42 AM

Just got an email back from a friend of mine who covered the Bears when Rivera was the DC. Quote:

I wouldn't really believe something like that, unless he's changed a lot since here. It took a lot for Ron to ever slip into profanity. It was almost never directed at players. I do remember a '06 tiff between him and Briggs. Lance was upset with the front office and dogging it in practice. Rivera said something along the lines of "one of us fat f*cks is going to start giving a fat f*ck about practicing like a fat f*ckup." They laughed about it later. When Smith ditched Ron after the Super Bowl a lot of players, Briggs included, were dumbfounded.

#1949622 Gil Brandt: Panthers Offensive Scheme Hampering Newton

Posted by fieryprophet on 17 October 2012 - 12:40 PM


1) The Panthers' offensive approach isn't working.
For the 2012 season, the Panthers have implemented a spread-based offensive package that is very similar to what Newton successfully ran at Auburn. The hope likely was that this would fit Newton's skill set even better than Carolina's offense did last season. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way. NFL defenses are much faster than college defenses, and they've been able to handle the Panthers' college-style attack, hurting Newton as a runner. While it's true that the Washington Redskins have been able to run a similar offense with Robert Griffin III, they have a solid tight end in Fred Davis. Which leads me to my next point...

2) Jeremy Shockey wasn't brought back.
Shockey is a blocking tight end whose presence is clearly missed this season. Rather than re-sign the veteran, who also caught 37 passes for 455 yards and four scores with the Panthers in 2011, Carolina added a third running back in Mike Tolbert. Perhaps the Panthers felt that a blocking tight end would not be necessary in their new spread attack, but Newton's been hampered by this personnel decision.

3) Opponents have adjusted.
In 2011, Newton was enormously successful against six-man defensive fronts, garnering a quarterback rating of 158.3 when playing against such schemes. Teams undoubtedly noticed that, because he's not seeing those six-man fronts anymore this season. Instead, opponents are countering with five-man fronts. It appears to be a sound strategy, because Newton's quarterback rating against five-man fronts is 35.4.

#1947487 Cowboy jokes....

Posted by fieryprophet on 15 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

I know a lot of Cowboys fans. They hate Romo, they hate the coach, they hate the team, and they hate themselves. It cheers me up.

#1946117 I fully expect us to lose next week!

Posted by fieryprophet on 14 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

The Ravens defense has been terrible this year. Their reputation is ahead of their production.

#1944770 Jason Cole Defends Cam Against Vince Young Comparisons

Posted by fieryprophet on 12 October 2012 - 12:28 PM


Through 21 games of his career, Newton is averaging 8.0 yards per attempt, including a league-high 8.5 this season. Yes, it's only one stat and Newton has made plenty of mistakes this season, including more interceptions (5) than touchdown passes (4) and critical errors at the end of the past two losses against Atlanta (a late fumble) and Seattle (a missed throw that could have won the game).

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But the fact is that Manning didn't average 8.0 yards an attempt in for a full season until last year. In fact, over his first five seasons, Manning never topped 7.0 yards an attempt. Manning didn't start to show signs of his true brilliance until his playoff run in 2007.

With that in mind, Newton deserves far more patience and, more important, doesn't deserve to be lumped in with Young. Comparing Newton to Young is like comparing a youthful Monet to a child who paints by numbers.

Anybody who saw Young from early in his career knew that he really couldn't play the NFL game. His passing skills were too crude and his ability to read a defense was non-existent. Worse, he couldn't handle the workload or the emotion of the game.

With Newton, about the only common trait with Young is the emotional side. But where Young's emotion drove him from the game, Newton's emotion drives him to work harder. Newton's problem with emotion is the message it sends to teammates.

#1942715 Who do we take?

Posted by fieryprophet on 10 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

I dunno, it's hard to find a can't-miss player at #32 in the draft.


#1942636 The Stakes Have Been Raised For Cam

Posted by fieryprophet on 10 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

Kalil's injury means far more than losing a Pro Bowl center, it means that the offensive line calls and audibles will now fall entirely on Cam, whereas Cam and Kalil shared those responsibilities before. The already struggling running game will likely be hampered even more, and teams will bring pressure even more than before. Furthermore, Steve Smith has backslid a bit towards his prima-donna ways, starting with the overblown public shaming of Cam, and continuing with his seeming disinterest in getting open in favor of scrapping with defensive backs.

The silver lining is that this should force Chud to ditch the cutesy plays and get back to offensive basics.

This season has set itself up to magnify everything about our franchise quarterback, and how he responds and how this team responds to him will resonate far beyond this season. Whether he's ready or not, Cam is going to have to lead this team. There's no one else.

I believe Cam's going to get it done.

#1942334 A play so nice.. you'll watch it twice

Posted by fieryprophet on 10 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

I knew it was going to be a pick-six once Wilson started to throw. Munnerlyn played his positioning perfectly to bait the throw.

#1941106 One thing is miss about Fox

Posted by fieryprophet on 09 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

We finished 4-2 last year.

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