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#2943986 Donkey Kong Suh

Posted by the_philosopher on 11 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

So dumb. Cam wasn't even insulting the guy. His name is Na-dama-kong Suh. He's big and plays with a mean streak (like the original Donkey Kong). So Donkey Kong Suh is a great nickname that Suh should embrace and thank Cam for. Suh would have made so much money off it had his agent/marketing team thought of it first.

#2939082 Cut or Keep Greg Hardy

Posted by the_philosopher on 09 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

Did anyone ever take the time and look into the size of the guys Smitty hit? If the wrongness level of the act hinges on size deferential you'd think that would have been brought up.  What about when the news broke that Beason hit a dude in a bar, I imagine there aren't many guys out there bigger than Beason. At the time size didn't matter. Imo all assault should be treated the same by the league regardless of sex.


I agree with this, especially in the era of gender equality. The reason that Rice's action was so wrong was not because his victim was a female but because his victim was so much physically weaker than him. There is a fundamental tension between all this "A man should never lay his hand on a woman" rhetoric and the notion (I uphold) that men and women should be treated equally. Feminists should find the rhetoric offensive. The belief that men and women should be afforded equal respect means that assaults of physically weaker men should generate just as much outrage as assaults of physically weaker women.


(Now, it may be that the Ray Rice situation deserves greater outrage than the Beason situation given that Ray Rice decked someone less powerful than him who he was in a loving relationship with; that means Rice's action was a betrayal of a loved one and is thus extremely harmful psychologically. But again, that additional harm does not depend on his victim's being a female.)


Edit: Fixed typo.

#2930097 Ealy, Brandon Williams Among Inactives Tomorrow

Posted by the_philosopher on 07 September 2014 - 05:13 AM

Were sitting the guys that had the best pre season for guys with experience. Sounds real conservative.


My thoughts exactly--coach "respecting" veterans until they play bad enough to lose their positions. Smells like a Fox to me.

#2930095 Ealy, Brandon Williams Among Inactives Tomorrow

Posted by the_philosopher on 07 September 2014 - 05:07 AM

Would never forget about Tolbert, he is an average blocker at best. This is part of the reason for deangelos decline, started when Hoover left.

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I absolutely agree and have been thinking this the last few seasons. We hardly ever use a lead blocker since Cam arrived for one thing, and when we do, Tolbert seems like a liability. I've seen him completely whiff and I've seen many times where he seems to just throw his body at a guy, whereas Hoover would stand people up in the hole and grab on.


I like to watch Tolbert run and dance as much as anybody, but he does not play like a complete FB in my opinion.


#2915386 I'm officially on the Fozzy bandwagon.

Posted by the_philosopher on 29 August 2014 - 05:00 PM

I'm very happy that Fozzy is an exciting young player on our team, but here is some much needed perspective:


  • Fozzy's YPC in last night's game on 23 carries (the game you all seem to think shows he's better than Deangleo) = 3.95
  • Deangelo's YPC in last season on 201 carries = 4.19


In other words, larger sample size and still better production for Williams.


While I agree that Williams will have a hard time playing up to his contract, I absolutely do not agree that Fozzy is a better rb.



#2890754 I genuinely like this team.

Posted by the_philosopher on 14 August 2014 - 08:03 PM

Tastes great guys!



#2881329 Newton-Benjamin relationship tight already

Posted by the_philosopher on 08 August 2014 - 10:45 AM




#2881004 PSLs

Posted by the_philosopher on 08 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

Why don't we focus on discussing the reasons for/against buying a PSL now that the Panthers exist and have a stadium to play in? The issue of whether PSL's were fundamental in acquiring the team is not very relevant to fans who are in the OP's situation.

#2872829 Blast From the Past - Cam Newton the Journey

Posted by the_philosopher on 01 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

That seemed like a Steve Smith highlight video.


But Cam is the man.

#2863600 Godfrey:I'm full go

Posted by the_philosopher on 24 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

I think he has college experience at CB. Couple that with familiarity with the system and the new renegotiated contract coming off an injury thing it makes sense that he would get a shot.


Thanks for the reply. I still don't get it. Yes, he has college experience at CB, but he has pro experience at safety. And I don't see why his injury would make him any better at cb than safety. And my point was that we should be just as concerned about depth and competition at safety as we are at nickelback, so I don't see why we'd feel the need to give him "a shot" at nickelback. He was fine at safety, and right now, we don't have much behind two veterans who've never played in our system. That's why this move doesn't make sense to me unless they think he can be a top-tier nickelback for some reason. I hope he can.

#2858607 Benjamin reacts to Madden Rating

Posted by the_philosopher on 20 July 2014 - 04:42 AM

I came across this on foxsports.com. Benjamin appears twice for just a few seconds but manages to provide at least one meaningful quote: "We beefin' man!"


#2817376 Age vs Wear & Tear. This writer gives D-Lo the thumbs up.

Posted by the_philosopher on 12 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

OK, I'm bored. So, here's a statistical comparison of these same players spanning NFL and college.



                                        AGE           PRO CARRIES         COLLEGE       TOTAL

DeAngelo Williams             31                    1,370                     969              2,339

Frank Gore                        31                    2,187                     348              2,535
Steven Jackson                  30                   2,553                      743             3,296
Adrian Peterson                 29                    2,033                     748              2,781
Maurice Jones-Drew          28                    1,804                     481              2,285
Matt Forte                          28                    1,551                     833              2,384
Marshawn Lynch                28                    1,753                     490              2,243
Ray Rice                             27                    1,430                     910             2,340
For what it's worth, I think Williams can be good this year (if the oline can block) just based on what I saw in some explosive plays last year.

#2814496 ESPN Insider PFF Roster Rankings Panthers 22 with NO Elite Players.

Posted by the_philosopher on 09 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

My favorite part is that the defensive player of the year isn't considered elite at his position.

#2811422 Brandon Lafail running his mouth again

Posted by the_philosopher on 06 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

Possibly true, but what is he comparing--Patriots OTA's to Panthers OTA's? In that case, who cares? OTA's are non-contact anyway. If instead he's saying that his current practices are tougher than Spartanburg practices, then he is full of crap.

#2810566 Chicago Bears sign teh Jimmeh

Posted by the_philosopher on 05 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

I was actually wanting to start a Clausen thread the other day but was afraid of the consequences. I had read this articleabout his comeback attempt.

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