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#3259049 Panthers Mock Draft Rounds 1 - 3

Posted by CPantherKing on 01 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

Both Landon Collins and Jake Fisher would need to fall a ways for the Panthers to get them at those picks.


All the good DL, OT, and QBs are gone in the first 20 picks. The top 2 safeties and LBs are typically gone as well. When you are sitting at the bottom of the first round the BPAs the fall are typically RB and WR.


2014 BPAs that fell to the late 1st were WR and TE. Kelvin Benjamin, Marqise Lee, Jordan Matthews, Allen Robinson, Jace Amaro, and ASJ.

2013 It was WR and RB. DeAndre Hopkins, Cordarelle Patterson, Robert Woods, Giovanni Bernard, Le'Veon Bell, and Eddie Lacy.

2012 It was WR, LB, RB and TE. Doug Martin, Stephen Hill, Alshon Jeffrey, LaMichael James, Reuben Randle, Bobby Wagner, Coby Fleener and Lavonte David.

2011 It was WR, RB and TE. Mark Ingram, Randall Cobb, Torrey Smith, and Kyle Rudolph.

2010 It was WR, TE, and LB. Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Rob Gronkowski, Golden Tate, Sean Lee, Navorro Bowman and Brandon Spikes.


Past 5 seasons of players who dropped to the end of the first round and into the second round. They were projected higher by "experts".


This season I am expecting that the BPAs dropping to the late 1st round and 2nd round to be Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, Davante Parker, Devin Funchess, Jaelen Strong, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Devin Smith. 

#3257952 Nice Saturday AM haymaker thrown by TimTom Hasselbeck

Posted by CPantherKing on 28 February 2015 - 02:54 PM

The Seahawks offense is centered around Marshawn Lynch. The offensive coordinator runs the offense through Marshawn Lynch. Russell Wilson is a game manager. The Seahawks OC is creative.


The Seahawks also have the top defense in the NFL with a very strong secondary that keeps them in games and wins games for them.


The Panthers offense is centered around Cam Newton. The offensive coordinator runs the offense through the #4 and #5 offensive options and then Cam Newton. Cam Newton is a game changer. The Panthers OC is predictable and unimaginative.


The Panthers also have had nothing to write home about with their secondary over Cam Newton's career, and Cam Newton has had to play to win in spite of his OC, defense, and lack of offensive weapons.


You could insert any fairly intelligent mobile QB into the Seahawks offense and they would be doing as well or better than Wilson.


Take away Marshawn Lynch, insert DeAngelo Williams, and then replace the entire Seahawks secondary with whoever is in free agency come August. Toss in an old used up offensive mind for the Seahawks OC, and then show me Wilson can carry a team.

#3255795 NFL: Greg Hardy won't be reinstated because he hasn't been discipline...

Posted by CPantherKing on 26 February 2015 - 07:33 PM

Greg Hardy is not suspended. Therefore he cannot be reinstated because he is an active player. He is an ACTIVE PLAYER.


He was designated as exempt for the Panthers. This is a roster designation just like IR or PUP. This was done so the Panthers did not have to cut him. This only carries over for the Panthers. Now the commissioner can keep him exempted as a Panther, but once his contract expires with the Panthers the exempt status carries no weight. He becomes a free agent and unless the team he signs with asks for the exempt list the Commissioner cannot unilaterally exempt him from the team he signs his new contract with for 2015.


The league could discipline him under their player conduct policy, but this will be thrown out in court and the NFL loses.


If the Panthers had no desire to sign Hardy for 2015, they should have just cut him and given him his guaranteed money for the year.


All in all the NFL has no leg to stand on and will lose at every turn in this situation.

#3254908 Eagles to Trade Up to #1 Overall?

Posted by CPantherKing on 26 February 2015 - 02:10 AM

I don't think the Bucs will do it.  When you have a chance to take a franchise QB, you take it.  Winston looks like he could be the real deal.  Even if he flops, they have to take that chance.  Who knows when they'll get the chance again.


You are talking about Lovie Smith now.


When is the last time you have known Lovie Smith to draft a QB in the first 3 rounds of the draft? Never.


Lovie Smith does not like breaking in rookie QBs. He detests it. Just like John Fox.


Lovie Smith passed on Aaron Rodgers and Joe Flacco with the Bears. He passed on drafting a QB last year in favor of a journeyman for the Bucs. Instead he has a history of trading for QBs he has seen against NFL defenses like Cutler and McCown.


Would not be the least bit surprised if he collects picks for defense, OL, and running backs as has been his history.


If Lovie sticks with the 1st pick in the draft and does not trade it, then he goes Leonard Williams DE.

#3253236 Thanks Deangelo and WBTV! Panthers now public enemy number one.

Posted by CPantherKing on 24 February 2015 - 05:34 PM

get used to people hating us...............it's going to come more with winning regularly.


Winning 7 games a season with 1 playoff win in the past 10 years would not qualify as "winning regularly".


When coaches and front office attend a funeral out of state for a player's grandmother when they are trying to win favor with said player to renegotiate a contract while they ignore another players mother's funeral outright looks very bad to players on the team and around the league.


Overall this can be chalked up to poor management of the team.

#3253220 Thanks Deangelo and WBTV! Panthers now public enemy number one.

Posted by CPantherKing on 24 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

Hey, why not?  I mean, it's been a pure PR disaster for the Panthers ever since Hardy got "convicted".  We're an easy pile on right now.


It has been a PR and team chemistry disaster since Gettleman was hired.

#3247247 An attorney's perspective: What will likely happen to Hardy from a legal...

Posted by CPantherKing on 20 February 2015 - 02:58 AM

"Many following the Hardy case, including attorneys such as myself, have learned about an oddity of the criminal justice system in North Carolina."


That is lawyer speak for "I am speaking out my arse."


Once you read that line, you know the article is worthless. This 'oddity' he speaks of is called a 'Trial de Novo'.


There is no conviction no matter how you spin it. Once more... There is no conviction. A conviction can be obtained in a district court bench trial for misdemeanors only if the defendant agrees to the ruling - a.k.a. admits guilt.


And please make sure to note that this is about a misdemeanor and not a felony. There is a big difference. If the justice system had any evidence of physical harm perpetrated by Greg Hardy, then this would be tried as a felony. Why do people just glaze over this very important detail.


And since the lawyer in the article failed to identify the actual legal event and left out any citation of a legal case, I will leave you with these eye opening legal decisions regarding the guilty verdict that does not exist or hold any weight.


“it is as if the case had been brought there originally and there had been no previous trial.

“The judgment appealed from is completely annulled and is not thereafter available for any purpose.”

- State v. Sparrow, 276 N.C. 499, 507 (1970)


The United States Supreme Court defines a district court's guilty conviction in a trial de novo system as “no more than an offer in settlement.”

Colten v. Kentucky, 407 U.S. 104, 119 (1972)


The North Carolina Supreme Court states, "The purpose of our de novo procedure is to provide all criminal defendants charged with misdemeanor violations the right to a ‘speedy trial’ in the District Court and to offer them an opportunity to learn about the State’s case without revealing their own. In the latter sense, this procedure can be viewed as a method of ‘free’ criminal discovery."

- Brooks, 287 N.C. at 406.



#3212110 Rank the following Panthers linebackers from best to worst

Posted by CPantherKing on 18 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

1. Luke Kuechly

2. Kevin Greene

3. Sam Mills

4. Jon Beason

5. Thomas Davis

6. Dan Morgan

7. Lamar Lathon

#3212086 Sign LeGarrette Blount

Posted by CPantherKing on 18 January 2015 - 09:06 PM

When looking at Patriots players you always must remind yourself that it is the system that looks good. Not the players.

#3205950 OT, WR, S: you choose 1 in FA and other 2 in Draft

Posted by CPantherKing on 15 January 2015 - 10:57 AM

Devin McCourty, Michael Roos, and Devin Funchess


Must get Devin Funchess. He is a perfect fit for Cam Newton.


And draft an OT, OG, RB and speed receiver. McCourty can serve as a return man.

#3204243 So what FAs are Tiffanys and what FAs are Target?

Posted by CPantherKing on 14 January 2015 - 01:03 AM

Free Agents are going to use Gettleman for leverage and go elsewhere.


I will be shocked if an impact free agent signs with Gettleman.


I do expect to sign the likes of Jermaine Kearse, Adrian Clayborn, and Ryan Clark.

#3204230 The Shula hate is overblown.

Posted by CPantherKing on 14 January 2015 - 12:40 AM

Why keep a coordinator who gets no interest for HC jobs among the rest of the NFL. Even the really bad teams.


Also, Shula's game plans are way too predictable. He plays to an offenses weaknesses and does not adjust his offense to the teams strengths. Very stubborn. I can go into his issues with understanding probabilities of certain plays and players in certain situations.


Shula has a cookie cutter game plan. The good coaches know it and attack it. He uses his star players as decoys in the first half and goes to the scrubs. He then relies on his star players in the second half. Seattle this year and San Fran last year figured this out easily and rolled coverage to the likes of Brandon LaFell last season, and Philly Brown this season in the first half of the game. Seattle was sitting on Philly in the first half, and you can see it.


Shula also loves to go for the long drives, and he will run a long drive after a long drive. Well, any intelligent coach knows if you have a long drive while you are trailing in the second half and come away without any points, then you need to adjust and run quick scoring drives to get back in the game without running out the clock. He never counters his offenses failures. Instead he compounds the failures by putting players in a bad position.


The players not only have to beat the defense, they have to battle through their coaching as well.


4th and 1 QB Power. Really? Does he not know the success rate of Newton with a QB sneak under center when there is 2 yards or less to gain? He does this consistently and shows a failure to be able to adjust. He also thinks he can play mind games in the red zone with some of the better defensive minds in he game. Just put it on your top players shoulders to get the TD. Stop going to the lesser talent on the team in the red zone like Philly, Fozzy, Cotchery, Avant and Dickson. Last season it was LaFell and Ginn. There is a reason Cam, Stewart, Tolbert, DeAngelo, Olsen, and KB get paid. Let them earn their money.


You see other offenses go to their top players and trust in them to make the plays. They know when to take the chances, and they know who to go to in the red zone.


Yeah. Shula needs to go. The Panthers need someone who knows how to attack a defense and not play keep away while hoping for the best.

#3199126 So Cap numbers and possible cuts

Posted by CPantherKing on 11 January 2015 - 08:52 PM

The question is can you get a better player for the money saved from cutting them. A good quality starting caliber player will usually cost you about 3 to 4m for the season. A team will usually keep a handful of starters that exceed 4m on the season if they deem them key/impact players.


Here are your "business decisions" for 2015.


Cutting Charles Johnson gets the Panthers 10m to spend.


Trading Cam Newton gets the Panthers 14m to spend and some draft picks.


Cutting Thomas Davis saves 7.5m


Cutting Graham Gano saves 2.3m


Cutting Thomas DeCoud saves 1.9m


Cutting Jerricho Cotchery saves 1.5m


Cutting Roman Harper saves 1.5m


Gano is probably gone if he does not restructure. Harper, Cotchery and DeCoud are easily replaced if you can find another player who you value higher who will sign for 1.5m.


The hard ones are Charles Johnson, Thomas Davis and Cam Newton.


You can probably sign 2 or 3 DEs capable of what Charles Johnson has been doing for 10m. This is highly likely.


Thomas Davis is a great players, but can you get a younger LB who is an impact player for less than 7m on the season. You will have to compare Davis to the free agent LBs.


Cam Newton is the intriguing move. If you think he is a franchise player who can take you to a Super Bowl, you sign him long term. If you are not certain he can take you to the Super Bowl and carry a team, you shop him around to gain picks and then go after a new QB.


I have a feeling you are going to get some Thomas Davis and Cam Newton drama this offseason.

#3186291 RR not ruling out calling up Hill

Posted by CPantherKing on 08 January 2015 - 01:34 AM

Bringing up Hill would be a shock for any defense we face. The panthers of course could practice with Hill in a 3rd WR roll and then surprise their opponent.


I support this. Even if you use him to just stretch the field on go routes, fade routes, and some deep posts. Hill going deep on one side would pull the CB. Kelvin Benjamin going deep on the other side would pull Sherman and Thomas. These 2 players alone would negate the Seattle secondary and open the field for RBs in the flat, Olsen against the LBs, Cotchery on crossing routes, and of course Cam Newton would have a ton more room to run if they give him a gap.


And while people love Phllly, let's be honest, a DC is going to fear Stephen Hill going deep even with the dropsies over Philly Brown.

#3181878 The Seahawks have owned our fat asses for the past half decade, but those bas...

Posted by CPantherKing on 05 January 2015 - 11:04 PM

A rude awakening?  The best running game and best defense in the NFL "at this moment in the game"?  I'm sorry, but respectfully, it is YOU who is in for a Rude awakening.  Take a look to see who led the LEAGUE for the ENTIRE YEAR for both of those team statistics.  In both cases it was the SEAHAWKS who are #1.  The Hawks averaged 172.6 yard rushing per game which is 24.5 yards higher than 2nd place (Dallas with 147.1, Carolina was #7 @ 127.3).  For defense, the Hawks only gave up an average of 267.1 yards a game which is 33.8 yards better than the 2nd place team (Detroit with 300.9.  Carolina was 10th at 339.8 ypg).  Rushing defense-wise, the Hawks were #3 @ 81.4ypg (the KC game really killed them) while Carolina was #16 @ 112 ypg.  By any of these measures, the Hawks were demonstrably better than the Panthers, while playing a tougher schedule (Seattle's final SOS was top 2 in the league while Carolina's was towards the middle (I've seen rankings between 14-18).


Even if you take into account the current win streaks for both teams the Hawks are leading in all categories:


During the Hawks current 6 game win streak, the Hawks are averaging:

Rushing:170 ypg

Passing: 222 ypg

Total Defense: 202 ypg


During the Panthers 5 game win streak, the Panthers are aveaging:

Rushing: 167 ypg

Passing: 209 ypg

Total Defense: 234 ypg


Things get even uglier when you look at Rushing Defense over the win streaks - the Hawks have only given up an average of 69 ypg during their win streak, while the Panthers have given up 83.


Based on all of the above, and the fact that the Hawks are playing at home, it isn't hard to predict that the Hawks will have more success in all facets of the game...even the ones that you guys seem to think favor you.


Not sure where you got your stats. You may want to check them again.


Panthers over the past 5 game win streak is:

Rushing: 194.0 ypg

Passing: 201.8 ypg

Defense: 61 drives; 19.38 yards/drive; 1:58 time/drive; 4.8 plays/drive; 5.1 drives/turnover; 5.6 drives/score; Touchdowns 6; 5 Field Goals.


Seahawks over the past 6 game win streak:

Rushing: 170.0 ypg

Passing: 242.7 ypg

Defense: 65 drives; 19.43 yards/drive; 2:22 time/drive; 5.1 plays/drive; 7.2 drives/turnover; 7.2 drives/score; Touchdowns 3; 6 Field Goals.


'Even uglier' on the run defense? A total of 14 rushing yards is 'even uglier'? I think you need some perspective.


So, of the 7 categories the Panthers hold the advantage in 5. Seahawks take 2 of the 7.


So, explain to me again how the Seahawks grossly out play the Panthers running game and defense? The only thing the Seahawks defense does better is they have been better at keeping teams out of the endzone and limiting them to field goals.


Panthers defense faced 2 of the top 10 scoring offenses in the NFL. The Seahawks faced 5 of the bottom 10 scoring offenses in the NFL - none were top 10 scoring offenses.


How is that for perspective?