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#2718465 2013 Seahawks 9th best scoring defense all-time, 2013 Panthers 12th best all-...

Posted by TonyN on 27 March 2014 - 02:11 PM




Meaningless stats ???


Of the top 20 teams listed, all 20 made the playoffs, 7 won the Super Bowl, 3 lost the Super Bowl and 12 made their respective conference championship games.

#2672108 Barry Switzer would 'never recruit a white quarterback'

Posted by TonyN on 02 March 2014 - 03:47 PM




To Switzer's defense the NFC was overly represented in the playoffs the last couple years with very young dual threat QBs. On the other hand the AFC, because of its lack of dual threat QBs, by default was overwhelmingly represented by the traditionals. Which begs the question, were the traditionals better or were they just, well, traditionals. Traditions do change however.



The NFC was overrepresented by teams with great defenses which drug their teams to the playoffs despite limited passing offenses.


Seattle finished 1st in total defense.

Carolina finished 2nd in total defense.

San Francisco finished 5th in total defense.




Seattle finished 26th in passing.

Carolina finished 29th in passing.

San Francisco finished 30th in passing.


But I suppose, by your ludicrous reasoning, these teams made the playoffs primarily because of the talents of their QB's.


Here is a better question:


Would Denver, which finished 19th in total defense, have made the playoffs with either Kapernick or Wilson  at QB???


Maybe. But until one of them takes his team to the playoffs without a great defense, it is an open question.


After all Kaepernick has never passed for 3200 yards in a season.

Wilson has never passed for 3400 yards in a season.


Can you win consistently in the NFL without a great defense with those kinds of numbers???


I suppose your real point must be something along these lines: If Seattle and Denver traded QB's, then Denver would suddenly be better than Seattle because Wilson is better than Manning. Ludicrous? Yes.


Incidentally, my take on the ceiling for white quarterbacks is, oh,  somewhere around the Joe Montana level.

#2421295 Page 3 forward is about Kerry Washington, Ignore dumb first 2 pages. *Kurb

Posted by TonyN on 10 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

He is coaching the team he grew up cheering for, and has them tied for first place.  The Browns have two first round picks, and two third round picks, as well as the 4th ranked defense in the NFL.  




Gordon is more talented than any receiver on our team, and Cameron has the third most yards and touchdowns of any tight end in the league, so I don't know what your point is here. 


Basically, as everyone has pointed out, this is a pointless discussion, but more importantly, why would he want to come back here?


Chudzinski was far from a "problem" last year.


The thread was "tongue in cheek"...thus the big smiley at the bottom of the page.


I suppose satire is lost on most Huddle members.

#2421223 Page 3 forward is about Kerry Washington, Ignore dumb first 2 pages. *Kurb

Posted by TonyN on 10 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

This should be wildly popular among Huddle members.


Chudzinski's Browns set at 3-2 with a 3 game win streak.


Their only losses are to the Super Bowl Champ Ravens and the improved Dolphins.


He has done this with Brandon Weedon and Brian Hoyer at QB.


His offensive line really is the worst in the NFL:  they have given up the second most sacks of any NFL team and the most QB hits of any NFL team. They are averaging 3.5 ypc in the ground game.


His top receivers are named Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon.


Chudzinski is not a "retread"


He is not "another defensive guy"


He is known as an "offensive innovator"


Sounds like the ideal guy to come in and work with Cam Newton.


I hear he may have some familiarity with our personnel.






#2416015 Sad Trend: Steve Smith Hinders Our Offense.

Posted by TonyN on 07 October 2013 - 04:34 PM

Last season Smitty was 12th in receiving yards, 9th in Average per catch and 9th in catches over 20 yards.


Those are very solid # 1 receiver numbers. He had a couple of drops yesterday. Happens. Yesterday it happened at some really bad times, but every receiver drops passes.


Smith is still a top 10 receiver in the NFL


To suggest he is not a legitimate # 1 receiver is ludicrous.


There are at least 20 NFL teams who would love to have Steve Smith as their number 1 wide-out on any given Sunday.

#2413796 I have never once said anything negative about Cam Newton, but...

Posted by TonyN on 06 October 2013 - 08:29 PM

He looked like a HOF QB until the Cards started blitzing.

Then he looked BAD. Really Really Bad.


The quick decisions , the decisiveness, were gone.

And what you got was a 6 foot 5, 250 pound statue.

The majority of the sacks in this game belong to Newton.


#2412286 Official Panthers - Cardinals Gameday Thread

Posted by TonyN on 06 October 2013 - 05:35 PM

One enormous factor in that comparison. Denver has a real offensive line.



No, No. the Broncos have Peyton Manning. That is the difference. 20 TD's and 0 INT's through 4 1/2 games

#2411938 Official Panthers - Cardinals Gameday Thread

Posted by TonyN on 06 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

We are going to win this game.

#2410263 Cardinals quietly #2 in rush defense...#1 in yards per attempt.

Posted by TonyN on 06 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

Once again, the three rush defenses the Panthers have played this year have all been below average statistically:


Seattle: 18th

Buffalo: 24th

Giants: 28th


Arizona's stats have probably been inflated by playing against some teams who can't run: St. Louis....and by teams who don't place as much emphasis on it...Detroit and N.O. for example.


But anytime you go through a quarter of an NFL season and you are only giving up 3.0 ypc, you are doing something right as a defense. You are not blowing assignments. You are in position to make plays. You are well coached.


I am hoping the improvement in Carolina's ability to run the football is legitimate. I want them to be able to line up against anyone and run the football. (That is awfully tough in the NFL).

This game will be the first true test of their ability to do that this season.

And if they can't run consistently...we will find out a lot more about other areas of this offense as well...



#2409771 Cardinals quietly #2 in rush defense...#1 in yards per attempt.

Posted by TonyN on 05 October 2013 - 08:37 PM

The only reason we have the "worst" passing attack is because we have played 1 game less than almost everyone. Arizona knows first hand how explosive Cam and the Panthers air attack can be.


No, sorry, the numbers are based on Yards Per Game...not total production. the Panthers are averaging 170ypg passing, lowest in the NFL. It is not necessarily bad to be ranked low in passing yards if your running game is good and you have a superior defense. The Carolina brain-trust clearly has a vision for this team.

#2409734 josh Freeman released..Bucs free fall continues...

Posted by TonyN on 05 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

I keep hearing "franchise QB" in regards to Josh Freeman. Boy, it doesn't take much to earn that label these days...

Freeman obviously has physical gifts, but take a closer look at his actual numbers:


2009: 30th in NFL passing

2010:   6th in NFL passing

2011: 26th in NFL passing

2012: 19th in NFL passing

2012: 33rd in NFL passing


Look even more closely at his "breakout" season of 2010:  He threw for a paltry 216 ypg on a team that finished 31st in the NFL in total offense. That Tampa team was pure run first, in fact they rushed for over 2000 yards and had a darn good defense. He can be credited with not throwing many interceptions and the team was good in the red zone, but it was definitely a "game manager" type season...not the season of an elite passer.


Now throw in this year...you can say what you want about Schiano, but Josh Freeman completely quit on his teammates...missing multiple team meetings and sleeping through through team photos...probably all calculated. Josh Freeman is a spoiled Prima Donna and a cancer in the locker room. If Joshy doesn't get his way...look out...His actual passing numbers are poor to mediocre and he is a head case. This is not a player any GM in his right mind wants to build a team around.

#2395303 What's your verdict?

Posted by TonyN on 22 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

Well, lets see...the Giants came into the game # 1 in the NFL in passing offense, averaging 390 yards a game.


Today they got 90.


Nuff said???

#2395157 A franchise record 7 sacks and 150 total yards allowed. I hope you guys can l...

Posted by TonyN on 22 September 2013 - 09:05 PM

Tom Landry.

Chuck Noll

Bill Belichick.


All three are defensive minded coaches considered to be idiots by their respective fan bases after their first 3 seasons.


I am not elevating Rivera into that level yet, but in the NFL there is a strong precedent for conservative, defensive minded coaches to succeed in a big way, even after early failures.



#2395035 A franchise record 7 sacks and 150 total yards allowed. I hope you guys can l...

Posted by TonyN on 22 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

I know it was the Giants, but still...


Last year we finished # 10 in total defense after a very poor 4 game start.


In week one the defense played well against a very good Seattle team.


I say last week was an aberration due to injuries.


The Panthers will finish this season with a top 5 defense, go 10 and 6 and make the playoffs.


If that sounds overtly optimistic, consider that we are 6 and 3 in our last 9 games.


That is a decent sample size...and the 3 losses have all been heartbreakers.


I hope you guys can learn to like Chico.


He is going to be in town for a while.

#2394594 I'm taking down names. (A Cam Newton Thread)

Posted by TonyN on 22 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

My God, he completed 55% of his passes for 224 yards while benefitting from a nice ground game. He managed the game, basically.

It is clear at this point that "game manager" is what this team wants out of Newton.

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