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#3288166 DE | Preston Smith OT | Erick Flowers

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 17 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

Having the chance to watch the Bulldogs' defense play personally for several years its hard not to compare the Dawgs to our own Panthers.  The Bulldogs uses 4-3 defense with similar blitz style and coverages, relying heavily on the front 7 to dominate against the run and pressuring the QB. Preston Smith reminds me of our own Greg Hardy in terms of playing style and physique. Having  played all over the DL at DT  with 1 tech or  lining up outside to contain mobile QB like (Nick Marshall) or bring pressure in the pocket he excels with strength and speed. 


Defense wins championship? 


If your identity is defense you know you need a complimentary offense with ball control. The panthers have one of the most unique run game with ground and pound with J Stew & Tolbert and outside running game with Cam and Fozzy. Flowers is a big  physical tackle that has the ability to dominate in the run game while having the athletic ability to contain pass rushers. We have seen what Cam can do while having time in pocket, but he also excels on outside run when DE's are contained (Rookie season). Flowers has the ability to play in a zone or power which is perfect since we use a combination of both.



IMO if Preston is there in the 2nd round we should move up to grab him while picking a OT in the 1st.  


You: "Is the glass half full or half empty?"

Me: "The glass is overflowing come draft day!"






OT | Ereck Flowers - 6'-6" 329 lbs Miami ( 1st round) 



 Big, athletic frame carrying more than 320 pounds with ease. Ascending mauler in the run game. Bender who is low man off snap and pops hips into block to leverage defender at the point. Combines hips, arm extension and upper-body power to consistently turn his man when base blocking. Once he gets upper hand in run game, he usually sustains and finishes. Secures combo block with a vengeance. Has feet to become solid zone blocker. Mean and highly competitive. Wants to dominate and gets surly when beaten on a snap. Special foot quickness in pass protection. Able to mirror and counter two-way rushers or B-gap blitzers. Uses quick feet and loose hips to turn, scramble and recover when beaten. Pass-set depth and technique improved as year progressed. Has played both tackle positions.




DE | Preston Smith - 6'-5"  271lbs Mississppi State  (2nd round) 




 Angular build with long arms. Has point-of-attack strength and doesn't get pushed around. Plays with leverage against the run. Very sound wrap-up tackler who usually finishes the job. Flashes busy hands as a pass rusher and uses them to gain advantage. Gets arm extension, finds running back and looks to shed against gap running plays. As a junior, rushed passer from both ends and over the nose while also dropping into space on occasion. Can be a disruptive player when asked to play the gaps. Has ability to slip and go when rushing from inside position








#3282136 Trent Richardson cut

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 13 March 2015 - 10:44 AM

Y'all really wouldn't bring him in to compete as a RB3? Really?

Bruh you know incompetent Huddlers can not understand logic..

#3281776 Raiders in discussions with Greg Hardy

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 13 March 2015 - 07:20 AM

I agree. Let's not act like Hardy was a cancer in the locker room because he wasn't. Actually it was quite the opposite.

If he was a locker room cancer Ron Rivera would have dealt with him. Hardy was the enforcer on the defense and this will be missed.

#3267913 Prospect Meetings By Position. 2015 Edition.

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 07 March 2015 - 04:51 PM

Last season I made a thread cataloging the prospects the Panthers met with, sorted by position. link.

Thanks to the help of everyone, it went pretty well and we had a pretty extensive list.

From that list, we drafted: KB, Ealy, Turner. Also signed Philly Brown.

Obviously it's not going to be 100% but it does give a good idea of who the Panthers are targeting or positon areas of emphasis.

So with that said, I'll start this year's list with the combine about to go in full swing.

Garret Grayson, Colorado State (Senior Bowl)


Zach Zenner, South Dakota State (Shrine Game)
John Crocket, North Dakota State (Shrine Game)

John Miller, Louisville (Shrine Game)


Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (Combine)
Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State (Senior Bowl)
La'el Collins, LSU (Combine)
Ereck Flowers, Miami (Combine)

DJ. Humphries, Florida (Private & On Campus)

Jamison Crowder, Duke (Senior Bowl)
Jordan Taylor, Rice (Shrine Game)

Wes Saxon, South Alabama (Shrine Game)



Leterrius Walton, Central Michigan (Shrine Game)



Justin Coleman, Tennessee (Shrine Game)
D'Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic (Senior Bowl)
Damian Swann, Georgia (Shrine Game)
Steven Nelson, Oregon State (Senior Bowl)

Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest (Combine & Pro Day)

Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M (Pro Day)


*Private = a visit by the prospect to the team' facilities. No work out allowed.
*On Campus = a private workout with member(s) of the team anywhere but Charlotte(usually on the prospect's campus)


They were also at MSSTATE pro, probably looking at DE Preston Smith , LB/ S Mathew Wells, LB Mickenly 




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#3245916 Vikings GM; We expect AP to return. What universe is domestic abuse worse tha...

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 18 February 2015 - 07:55 PM

I agree that it was a gross overestimation of the capabilities of the OL by the Panthers front office.

I said time and time again during camp the Panthers would certainly bring in at least one veteran tackle. Afterall, Cam was taking sack upon sack in camp if he was allowed to be hit.

I was wrong.

You seem dead set that Hardy will never return ... What kind if crows are you going to eat if your wrong ?

#3240519 Some 2nd-Later Round DL prospects to take notice of

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 13 February 2015 - 07:56 AM

Given DG's DL emphasis, I thought it'd be interesting to take note of a few guys that fit our scheme we may fall for in the draft process:


Za'Darius Smith DE Kentucky

6'6' 265


Probably my favorite 4-3 DE prospect in this draft for us.  He could be a 3rd round grab and a strong addition to our defense. 


Preston Smith DE Miss St.

6'6' 270


This guy is a well rounded player and team leader...has some fixable awareness issues.  I think he would be an interesting add to our rotation at 1, 3, and 5 tech.  Some think he's more of a 3-4 interior, but put him behind CJ and he could learn a lot in a hybrid role.  


Xavier Cooper DT Wash St.


If we just get one of D'wan or Cole back (which is what at the most happens IMO), we're going to need a new rotational DT and Cooper fits the bill with potential as a starter down the road.  He reminds me of a more raw Fletcher Cox. 




--Feel free to mention guys you would consider as well. 



Preston Smith played in a 4-3 scheme like our and he would be a perfect fit for us. He has length and speed for outside rush but is excellent on run blocking also.

#3217842 Carolina Panthers 2015 NFL Draft Roundup - Round 1

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 23 January 2015 - 09:51 AM

I'd argue CB is the hardest to play, but it is certainly debatable 



#3198872 No reason to be ashamed of losing in Seattle...

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 11 January 2015 - 07:46 PM

You can't dwell in the past either.  Acknowledging the obstacles that made building this team difficult is real world stuff.  I understand what football is about, but saying "we gonna pound them" and "you can't lose 5 times"  is rather obvious and pointless, in my opinion. 2015 is all that matters.


I know we have to look forward but we gotta learn from the past, so we don't repeat the same scenario......

#3196965 No reason to be ashamed of losing in Seattle...

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 11 January 2015 - 10:22 AM

Better teams have gone into Seattle and been ran out of the place. The Panthers played a good game, and made it interesting until the 4th quarter. The defense played very well, with a few mishaps on 3rd down.

You guys have nothing to hang your heads about. Congrats on a good season, a playoff win for this team, and the first back to back division titles in NFCS history.

Here's to a more competitive NFCS in 2015.



Actually we should be ashamed, losing to a team 5 time in a row with the same self destruction is not acceptable. If you want to be a champion in the NFL you don't fear anything and no task is to big in the moment. Next season better be ass whopin of lifetime in Seattle.

#3181644 Hot Routes?

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 05 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

As an aside and not to start a thread and get this on Seattle's radar.
Dickson WILL be the X factor. I expect a lot of two te looks in the red zone. Let KB and or Dickson go up and get it. File this away.


We need to use more 2 TE set against their physical DBs  and pound them inside with J-Stew. Install the run game and use playaction, inside crosses and short dump offs  for long consuming drives. Slam it in or roll out with Cam for TDs. 


Defense 3 and out = party like it 1999! :cam:

#3169528 Theoretical Super Bowl Question

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 02 January 2015 - 05:31 PM

Ok, this is really random but this thought randomly popped into my head when going to sleep last night. .. Let's say that the Carolina Panthers are in the super bowl this year... Would you rather face the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl XXXVIII rematch and get back at the Pats & Brady or would you rather face the Baltimore Ravens & Steve Smith who has done nothing but trash talk the Carolina Panthers organization since he left, and beat Smitty in the Super Bowl? Idk why I had this thought last night but it interested me to see what you guys think. I for one would like to face the Ravens, I just think it would be a great story & would be nice to stick it to Smith for all the trash talk about the Panthers organization since his release.

Patriots , and crush their dreams with Brady / Belechick era

#3168612 We're a lock...

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 02 January 2015 - 07:22 AM

Stone cold pick of the century!

#3093046 Request: Panthers's Upcoming FAs

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 17 November 2014 - 10:57 AM

Yes.  But he also strikes me as a loose cannon.


Pinning your hopes on guys like that is often a huge risk (as this season illustrates).



This guy here............My friend just look at the 49rs and Aldon Smith situatio, who has multiple altercation and yet they are committed to him. Why, because he is a difference maker on the defense if you want to win. Hardy is even more important to us in 4-3 and we should reach cap friend multi-year deal. 

#3090896 Official Panthers - Falcons Gameday Thread

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 16 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

The kicker missed a potential game winning field goal, so you can disagree with me all you want, but he lost the game at that point.


Ye but when we had 1st down instead of playing to move the chain we run 3 dumb ass run plays ......If we get the 1st down then and we eat the clock out and end with either a TD or FG with 5 secs left

#3073474 So who still believes in the Panthers this season?

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 09 November 2014 - 08:46 AM

I'm hoping this is the comeback and we glide into the playoffs !