Everybody knows that we've had our butts whipped in 3 out of 7 games, but here's the scariest thing to me about the blowouts: we are getting spanked even without turning the ball over. When I watch other teams get blown out in the NFL, it's almost always in part because they turn the ball over; they give up a quick pick-6, fumble in the other team's redzone, etc. In such cases, it's common to feel like the team is experiencing some bad luck in addition to playing poorly. But not so with these panthers:
vs Steelers: Down 23-6 with 2:31 left in the 3rd quarter after only one turnover (early 3rd qtr. Newton sack/fumble).
vs Ravens: Down 35-10 with 11:34 left in the 4th with ZERO turnovers (unbelievable!).
vs Packers: Down 35-3 with 10:28 to go in the 3rd quarter with ZERO turnovers (Are you kidding me?)
Lafell surpasses Cotchery (who still doesn't have a TD) in YPG.
Bersin surpasses Philly Brown in YPG. (Philly was knocked out of game w/ a concussion.)
Benjamin now leads group with 5 TD's.
I've been thinking it would be nice to have a go-to thread for comparing WR stats of the players we let go, those we acquired, and those that many huddlers thought we should have acquired in the offseason. I plan to update these stats weekly.
Please remind me of any other players besides Nicks that were coveted on the huddle. Also, let me know if you are aware of a site that keeps track of 3rd down conversions.
Stats obtained from rotoworld.com
Except for targets, which are obtained from espn.com
his stock is only going to go down this year because it will be perceived that he had a down year when the fact remains that he had the cupboard emptied around him.
I seriously doubt that other GM's evaluate quarterbacks the way the media does. They'd pour over the film and they''d see a really big and tough dude who makes good decisions and throws accurate and throws hard, and they'd pay him big. But I expect Gettlemen to pay him big this offseason; all of his previous moves have been designed to make that happen.
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.
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.)
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.