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#1851183 Free Wifi at Stadium Looks Like a Let Down

Posted by fieryprophet on 08 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

It's probably just branded AT&T Wifi, just like the hotspots you usually find at McDonalds. You should still be able to get on it even if you're a non-AT&T customer.

#1851060 Rivera Gathers Players, Rips Team For Lack Of Effort In Practice

Posted by fieryprophet on 08 August 2012 - 12:48 PM


About an hour into the Panthers' practice, Rivera stopped the drills, gathered his players around him and lit into them for a lack of effort.

The Panthers were in shorts and shoulder pads, and Rivera thought some of his players were going through the motions.

"I wanted to make sure people understand the way you've got to practice. We're starting to back off now looking to game time. ... I wanted to make the point that a lot of opportunities are being passed up by not practicing hard," Rivera said afterward.

"Just because we back down doesn't mean we don't practice hard. We don't want the big collisions because we're not in full pads. But to do what we did for two periods and basically waste that time, that was disappointing."

Rivera said he was speaking to veterans and young players. But he wanted the young guys to know that last year the Panthers used 17 extra players because of injuries, and many of them were signed off the practice squad.

Rivera thought the tempo improved after his talk. There was no punitive running after the practice.

#1850935 8/8 Training Camp TweetsThread

Posted by fieryprophet on 08 August 2012 - 11:18 AM


Medlock nails a field goal from from 52 yards out as simulated clock hits zero. He went 4 for 4 during drills today so far.

#1850899 8/8 Training Camp TweetsThread

Posted by fieryprophet on 08 August 2012 - 10:57 AM


Ron Rivera just ripped his team a new one. Pulled them together in the middle of practice and chastised them for not competing. Wow!


Have not seen that type of emotion from Rivera since he got here. He is NOT happy right now with the effort at practice.  


Rivera reminded players (loudly) that there are only 53 roster spots. It's really hot out here and seems to be taking its toll on players.  


The tempo has picked up at Panthers practice since Ron Rivera jumped his players for a lack of effort and concentration.  

Also, any non-twitter posts or replies will earn my eternal ire and I will stab you in the eye with a bendy straw.

#1849864 8/7 Training Camp "Tweets" Thread

Posted by fieryprophet on 07 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

Wait, I thought we were talking about Armanti?  Where's hokebuck?

Stop talking about Armanti. This is the twitter feed thread.

#1849675 8/7 Training Camp "Tweets" Thread

Posted by fieryprophet on 07 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

Seriously, everyone shut up about Armanti, I want to read some f*cking twitter updates, not a bunch of navel-gazing mouth breathers arguing.

#1849664 8/7 Training Camp "Tweets" Thread

Posted by fieryprophet on 07 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

Will you idiots stop filling up the damn twitter threads with your petty arguments? Some of us are trying to stay up to date on the practices.

#1846754 Awesome Article on Kuechly

Posted by fieryprophet on 04 August 2012 - 06:47 PM


Cam Newton had a sense of what the Panthers were getting when they drafted Kuechly, having seen him up close at the IMG academy. In training camp, Newton says Kuechly’s play recognition has forced the quarterback to throw passes into the ground because the rookie has destroyed the play.

"Luke is a wonderful person. Secondly, he’s an unbelievable football player," Newton says.

"Looking at him, you don’t think he has that fierce attitude on the field but looks may be deceiving."

Beason says he and Kuechly have had several long conversations, not just about football, but about other things.

"Some guys could be real shut off to you. Jon and all the guys have been very helpful and willing to help me out," Kuechly says. For me, it’s just go in and listen and do what I’m told at this point. I’m the young guy. You’ve got to earn the respect.

The veterans still make the rookie carry their shoulder pads as is NFL tradition -- Kuechly could be seen trudging up the hill from practice Thursday night, carrying Beason and Anderson’s equipment in the muggy heat -- but they’ve brought him into their circle.

"He is a rookie but we’ve opened the door and said you’re one of us," Beason says. "We don’t treat him like a rookie and we don’t expect him to play like that, either."

#1846002 Scouts Inc. Rates Cam 84, Tied for 10th Best QB in NFL

Posted by fieryprophet on 03 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

just out of curiosity, what is The Golden Calf of Bristol?

69. There's a virginity joke in there somewhere.

The Golden Calf of Bristol is an excellent athlete with good size and adequate arm strength. He is a better athlete than a pure quarterback. He is an outstanding runner and can improvise effectively out of the pocket. His accuracy has been inconsistent, but he is an instinctive player who can make plays with both his legs and his arm when protection breaks down. The Golden Calf of Bristol has outstanding leadership qualities but is still a work in progress.

#1845986 Scouts Inc. Rates Cam 84, Tied for 10th Best QB in NFL

Posted by fieryprophet on 03 August 2012 - 09:05 PM


It's an ESPN Insider link, so here's the text:

Newton silenced his critics with a great rookie season. He has all the physical tools you want in a quarterback: size, speed, arm strength, escape ability and physical strength. He is huge and has the kind of foot speed and quickness to avoid the rush, extend the pocket and make a good throw on the move. He needs some work on refining his mechanics when he does not have time to set his feet under him, but he has enough of an arm to make all the throws without getting set. He needs to work on going through all of his progressions and hitting the most open receiver; he will tend to force the ball now and then. With normal progression he should develop into an elite quarterback who can carry a team.

By comparison, Aaron Rodgers is rated a 97, Payton Manning is 90, Tony Romo is 85, and Matt Stafford is also at 84. Matty Ice is 83 along with Vick.

#1840240 My Nightmare

Posted by fieryprophet on 30 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

It's great seeing your son establish his own opinions, but I've never read all that much into family fandoms. My dad hates all sports; imagine how he feels when I try to talk Panthers with him, lol.

#1835548 Rivera expects Bell to start at right tackle (Also other Tidbits)

Posted by fieryprophet on 24 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

1.) I doubt anyone here knows how to grade tackles. There's more to the position than sacks and pressures given up, and the QB is primarily responsible for being sacked. Notice how Peyton Manning is a statue but avoids sacks incredibly well.

2.) Otah was never all that good of a pass-blocker, anyways. His monster run blocking covered his weakness in pass protection.

3.) Bell improved as the season went on, and considering the fact that he went from laying carpet to starting on a top five offense shows he can handle the work it takes to improve.

We'll be fine.

#1835540 Will Cam Newton account for MORE or LESS than 35 TDs this season?

Posted by fieryprophet on 24 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

8 TDs. . .in the Super Bowl.