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#2742770 What do you want in 1st?

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 17 April 2014 - 11:43 PM

1.1 Cyrus Kouandjio

1.2 Kelvin Benjamin

1.3 Morgan Moses

1.4 OBJ

1.5 Ebron

1.6 Cooks

#2740553 2014 Draft | Core Players

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 15 April 2014 - 11:05 PM

 Picks based on CBS prospect ranking | http://www.cbssports...rospectrankings


Offensive LineThe Carolina Panthers are getting younger, and filling key position on the roster for a smash mouth pro style offense like Seattle & 49rs. The middle of the O-line will be anchored by the pro bowl C-Kalil who is a master technician in the run & pass game. Amini & Kugbilla provides the guard combo that has the size, strength,& athletic ability to create true run gaps, and ability to pass protect. Byron Bell provides the most experience at the Tackle position, and his strength is also in the run game. The draft will provide us another tackle that can win the LT position in the off-season, or start at the RT.


Run Game | The run game has been the foundation for the Panther's Offense since the franchise was founded. Recent years have shown decline in the run game due to OL, injures, and passing league, yet the Panthers still manged to be in top 12 in 2013. Panthers philosophy is to play hard nose football and the running game will get a boost with the return of a healthy Stewart in the off-season training along with a younger OL. Mike Tolbert is the Swiss knife of the Panthers playing special team, short-yardage, screens, & goal line plays that produced 7 TD's for the offense. The Backfield Co. provides players with special niche in the offense that will be relied heavily on in the 2014 season. 


Passing Game | This unit is in rebuilding mode anchored by TE Greg Olsen, whose production have gone up ever year. Jason Avant and Cotchery provides veteran leadership, reliable target and lost production in FA. The coaches and FO believes that we don't need  a true # 1 WR but instead committee that can produce. The 2014 draft is a deep WR class that will allow the Panther's to draft  starting  WRs that can work outside and provide red-zone target. 


Defense | This unit finished # 2 and will improve in 2014 with experienced gained by the younger players. Key addition of Cason, Harper, and Decouds provides experience, veteran leadership, and size for the back-field. In addition, the help of younger DB and the draft will allow  Defense to become  more balanced on the front and back end.



1. OT- Cyrus Kouandjio | http://www.nfl.com/c...djio?id=2543482


2. WR- Jordan Matthews | http://www.nfl.com/c...hews?id=2543500


3. OT- Antonio Richardson | http://www.nfl.com/c...dson?id=2543508

4. WR- Brandon Coleman | http://www.nfl.com/c...eman?id=2543642

#2737218 Kevin Weidl from ESPN on Morgan Moses

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 12 April 2014 - 09:07 AM

That was his opinion but he did say he would only trade up a few spots if we are looking for our franchise LT.


I wouldn't Trade up unless it was Greg Robinson or Lewan 


Potential Pick @ 28 | Moses | Kouandjio | Martin | Lewan 


#2734295 Okay...about that Oline.

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 10 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

I just thought I would try this thread starting thingy out and see if I can make a difference in a fellow Huddlers life.

So here's my 1st ever Hubby gonna set you right thread. Where to start? The obvious ones like Cam, he gon' ball like nothin ere seen this year. Or that Defense? Sheew! Those 2 alone should warm your cockle shellz. But nah. Too easy.

No siree Bob. I want to start with that oh so important Oline. And when you start to start talking about the Oline, you start with Kalil. Not the biggest of Centers in the game, but that is his only flaw. He is now the absolute anchor of that line. And considered one of the leading Cs in the league.

2 things I really like about Ryan are his technique, and his leadership. He has to fill those leadership shoes without Gross for the first time in his career. But he couldn't of had a better role model, or mentor, than Jordan. Does he get near the respect, for both himself, and his fellow OL as a group with Gross gone? That is going to say a lot. Although I cannot perceive of a reason Ryan cannot lead that group. Teamed with Cam, and Keek. You have 3 or your 4 units covered.

Technique. What do they say? Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. I see Ryan as tactician. Every move designed to learn and grow. Those types of analytics can be taught. I happen to think it was Ryan, Gross, and Coaching that made our Oline not suck. I absolutely believe he is coaching his mates as hard, or harder probably just as more motivation, as the coaches are.

Can Ryan assume command of the Oline corp.? That is a question worth pondering. If he can? We have the potential to be more than capable of executing a productive running game.

Now could be the time for Bell to shine. Take over that alpha dog in training role. Bring a new and bigger attitude to match his size and ability. He is pretty much a vet now. If he comes in ready to lead, or maybe Ryan has a talk with him, and something clicks? Any and all scenarios where he has a break out year? Hellz yeah it could happen.

Let's start by judging what we want to do. Run the ball. This is right in Bell's wheelhouse. He has the size, and length, to move guys around. He has the ability to wall off an alley without getting in the way. He stays with his man longer, consistently, than anyone I've ever seen. He may not get to the second level very well, but this, in the run game, is his only real flaw.

Bell just may be a good candidate for Lt. Maybe with being a 4th year vet. He may be ready to take on that responsibility?

Amini, and KugZilla are 2 more big guyz. 1, Amini, was looking to be coming into his own before injury shortened a promising year. If he can cam (oops, fuedian slip maybe?)come back looking like a 3rd year vet!? Teamed with Kalil, that is a pretty promising start.

Amini has enough size, and strength to win his share of battles up the middle. He has the speed to get to both the outside, and to the second level. Throw in that if he has you. You goin where he wants you. He can lead the sweep, or he can come across and run the trap. He can do everything you want your RT to do in the running game. With the size to still be a factor in short yardage.

If Amini comes in a year better than what last year projected to be. He is going to be more than capable handling the job.

Chandler just has that feel good story with a happy ending kinda guy. He is going to take to RT like a that sailor did to my sister in law last weekend. Athletic is the word that seems to be the starting point with him. Inexperienced, at least at the RT position, is a given. But the kid has done damm well everywhere they have put him.

His size may not make him an ideal RT, but in 2 TE sets, with KugZilla beside him. In most situations, all he has to do is not lose the war. For the basic 1st, 2nd, and hellz, any damm down running plays, he can use his size, quickness, and athleticism to his advantage. Giving him ample opportunity to win his share of battles. But, like Kalil, he is a tad undersized for what you would like to be in those short yardage situations.

I played Short Stop my whole career. When I moved to softball I moved to 1st base. Best position on the fugging field. I wish I had played it my whole career. My hope is that is what happens for Chandler. He has the on field jitterz out of the way. He has learned he can hang with the big boys. Maybe RT, where his athleticism can be an asset will bring out the best in him?

Chandler is a big question mark. I cannot argue that. But all indications are. This kid gets it. RT just fits his skill so well.

If we had to go to war tomorrow. I could live with this group. Room for growth? Sure. But a pretty good starting spot.

tl/dr version/ Thanks for listening. Don't forget to tip your bartenders and waitresses. Thanks, and good night.



Nice write up...... The interior of the OL is set with Amini, Kalil, and Kugbilla, the draft should provide the Panthers with plenty of options at the Tackle position. 



My  Scenario


LT- Kouandjio | LG- Amini | C- Kalil | RG- Kugbilla | RT- Bell


backup OL


LT- Chandler | LG- Scott | C-UFA/FA | RG- Williams| RT- Bond

#2730774 2014 Draft | 2 TE Set Scenario

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 07 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

During the 2011 campaign, the 2 TE set was the most productive offense under Cam Newton. The formation will help make  a easier  transition for the younger OL, while working the Hashes & providing red-zone target in the passing game. Cam's improvement in short & intermediate route, and presence of Veteran WR like Avant and  Cotchery  will help sustain long drives.I believe the run game is going to take a major load off the offense with the help of a younger OL. The running game will be top 5  with a 1 -2 punch by Stewart and Williams, while using Tolbert for short-yardage &  goal-line.




Possible OT : Cyrus Kouandjio, Antonio Richardson, Ju'Wuan James, Mehwort, Fleming, Henderson, & Lewan
Possible OG: Gabe Jackson, Yankey
Possible WR: Cooks, Benjamin, Latimer, OBJ, Landry, Matthews, Moncrief, Allen, Lee..etc 
2014 Draft | Balance
1. OT | Cyrus Kouandjio | http://www.nfl.com/c...djio?id=2543482
2. TE | Austin Seferian Jenkins | http://www.nfl.com/c...kins?id=2543683
3. WR | Jordan Matthews |
4. OT | Antonio Richardson | http://www.nfl.com/c...dson?id=2543508
QB: Cam
OL:     LT-Kouandjio | LG-Silatolu | C-Kalil | RG-Kugbilla | RT-Bell
RB: Stewart | Williams
FB: Tolbert | Zordich
TE: Olsen | ASJ | Williams
WR: Matthews | Cothcery | Avant | Underwood | Latimer | McNutt
Backup OL LT-Chandler | LG-Scott | C-UFA | RG-Willams | RT-Richardson
DL  L\DE- Hardy | UT- Short | NT- Star | R\DE Johnson
LB: Klein | Kuechly | Davis
CB: White | Cason
FS: Harper
SS: Lester
Nickel: Decoud
Backup DL L\DE-Horton | UT-Edwards | NT- Cole | R\DE-Addison

#2730086 Jason Avant Visiting Panthers Monday

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 07 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

stay on the field, run the clock, sustain drives, keep our defense off the fields, consistenly drive down the field, run the ball


the less our #2 defense is on the field, the less chance the other team has to score on our #2 D




last season was a little underwelming, considering we lacked personel to run what we want to run effectively. we lacked reliable recievers with good hands. we have them now, especially if we get avant. our playmaker should still be comming in the draft.



when we had to pass, win the game at the end, a lot of times we did.




I believe the run game is going to take a major load off the offense with the help of a younger OL. The running game will be top 5  with a 1 -2 punch by Stewart and Williams, while using Tolbert for short-yardage &  goal-line. This year's draft is deep at OT & WR, the two needed position on the offense. Cam's growth at the QB position should continue as he mastered the short & intermediate throws, and this season should see the return of the deep ball. The draft gives the Panthers a option to draft WR/TE combo that gives red-zone target and explosive plays. Overall I believe the 2014 offense is going to be a progression of the 2013 with improvements in: long drives, ball control,  4th down conversion, red-zone conversion, and explosive plays.  The 2014 team is going to be balanced, with the offense and defense playing a crucial role in each other success. The defense will improve with experience, and continue to provide 3 and out for  the offense to score.



EX. Phillip Rivers and The Chargers




Top 5 Offense & Defense.

#2721953 Can Byron Bell really play left tackle and Cam survive?

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 31 March 2014 - 08:06 AM

Bell has the most experience at the Tackle position, and is the best case scenario at LT until the 2014 Draft. He needs to get conditioned this off-season for a more fluid movement whether he wins the LT position or not. 

#2721399 Offensive Philosophy | Impact Players

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 30 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

Cooks maybe! Benjamin is definitely not gonna happen. He goes against everything Gman has said. Looking for NFL ready, route specialist! That's not Benjamin.

Spot on with OL! Like last year, we beefed up the Dline and our D came to life.
Expect the same with the OLine.

"Battle is won in the trenches" isn't just some happy saying designed to calm fans that wanted the shiny hood ornament!



I would take Jordan Matthews in the 1st round who has the size and & a technician.

#2721390 Offensive Philosophy | Impact Players

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 30 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

Change is necessary for teams in the NFL to stay relevant each season. The Carolina Panthers are getting younger, and filling key position on the roster for a power run pro style offense much like Seattle & 49rs. The middle of the line will be anchored by the pro bowl C-Kalil who is a master technician in the run & pass game. Amini & Kugbilla provides the guard combo that has the size, strength,& athletic ability to create true run gaps, and ability to pass protect. Byron Bell provides the most experience at the Tackle position, and his strength is also in the run game. The draft will provide us another tackle that can win the LT position in the off-season, or start at the RT.



Cam Newton is developing at the QB position each season, especially as a pocket passer.  Newton went from 1 read and deep balls to  mastering the short & intermediate throws. 2011 was the most productive offense with 2 TE set & zone-read plays, while 2013 gave us a ball controlling offense. I believe the 2014 offense will be a balanced version that can sustain long drives with the run game & 2 TE set. While a "WR committee"  works the outside and provides the deep treat. 


Redzone conversion


Key Play at: 1:35  | This play is a QB power run in the A gap where  C-Kalil kicks out NT-Rodger to  LG- Amini and moves to the  2nd level block in the redzone. Amini continues the combo block by moving Rodgers away from A -gap for Newton to run through. This is the kind of  guard | Center combo relationship you need in the power run game. The run committee provides a niche for each player with Stewart being the lead back and Williams for change of pace. While FB-Tolbert provides a weapon for the short-yardage & screens. After the 2014 draft the Panthers will have a balanced offense with improvement in the run and & pass game.


2014 Key Improvements 


Redzone conversion

4th & 1 conversion

TIme of Possession



Rushing & Passing yds


Awesome video on YouTube by : NAVI (full 2013 season highlight)






Mock Draft


1. WR | Kelvin Benjamin 6’-5" 240lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...amin?id=2543471


2. OT | Cyrus Kouandjio 6’-7" 322lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...djio?id=2543482


3. CB | Stanley Jean Baptiste 6’-3" 218lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...iste?id=2543736


4 WR | Brandon Coleman 6'-6" 225lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...eman?id=2543642


5. TE | Crockett Gillmore 6’-6" 260lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...more?id=2543794


6. WR | Kevin Norwood 6’-2" 198lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...wood?id=2543689


7. FS | Nickoe Whitley 6-0" 205lbs | 






RB: Stewart | Williams


FB: Tolbert


OL: LT-Bell| LG-Amini | C-Kalil | RG-Kugbilla | RT-Kouadjio


TE: Olsen | Gillmore | Williams


WR: Benjamin | Cotchery | Norwood | McNutt | Coleman | Underwood


Back up OL LT-Chandler | LG-Scott | C-FA | RG-Williams | RT-Bond












#2717131 2014 Draft | Balanced approach

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 26 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

No.....just no. Fug NO


#2713284 Guards in 2014: Silatolu and Kugbila?

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 23 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

I wonder what is going on at RG  We re-signed Scott and we know what Chandler can do there.  They re-signed Garry Williams, a player who has held that position in the past as the starter.  We have big bodied, Long-armed Travis Bond who is listed as a T but played G in college and here last year.  That is 5 players (Scott, Bond, Chandler, Williams, and Kugbila) who can play RG, and 4 have experience there.  Who knows, they could bring in someone, but I think they feel the position is covered--just don't know who is covering.


Our Guard depth is pretty solid, Amini is a given starter at LG, but I believe Kugbilla will win the RG position. He has the size, length, and athletic ability to play better than Scott & Chandler especially in the run game. Having sat out a season will give him motivation and familiarity with the offense. I believe we use Chandler & Williams at the Tackle position, which is better suited for  their skill set. 

#2707977 Byron Bell--the good

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 20 March 2014 - 08:26 AM

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So let's talk about the elephant in the room on the offensive line: Byron Bell

-99% of this board and it seems even our casual fans think he's just not a good RT.
-He constantly gets beat by edge rushers and looks just fricken' lost at times
-He's young, I would say good depth for a team, but I just have to be missing something

Our staff seems to have soo much faith in the kid; even giving him a chance to start at LT this coming season. I just want any huddler out there to be as unbiased as possible and fill me in on what apparently the majority of us are missing. I'm no expert by any means when it comes to good offensive line play and would just love to get educated on why I should be hopeful as our staff is

for this guy.

Much appreciado,

Having played in college I'll do my best to give as unbiased an opinion on his play as possible judging from the 3 games I still have saved on my DVR, the first niners game, the saints home game, and the playoff game.

Being an offensive lineman starts from the ground up, bell has pretty quick feet for a 300LB tackle but tends to over step and get unbalanced at time. This is a coachable fix but considering how long he's been on the roster I'd like to think they'd have addressed the issue already. Playing OL is all about having a good solid base, your power comes from your legs, no matter how much you bench if you don't have a powerful base your done. If there's one very solid thing a bout Byron he has power, if he gets his hands on a defender while run blocking then they're done and often times out of the picture, however often times like I said he over steps himself causing him to get unbalanced and sloppy.

The most noticeable problem is his pass blocking. What I notice most his his lack of cutting the distance between him and the defender. Instead of stepping into the defender CUTTING THE DISTANCE between him and the DE, he steps back and allows the defender to come to him. This allows the defender to generate all the power, and set him up for moves that were so evident in the bills and playoff game. Also a coachable fix, cutting the distance and engaging the defender in pass pro, slows down the DE's advance, giving them less time to generate power to bull rush and keeping yourself balanced and powerful, with a solid base, instead of what constantly happens to bell, where he ends up starlight up and down, unbalanced, and dominated.

I don't think all hope is lost for Byron, all his downgrades are coachable fixes however in my opinion I don't see him ever being anything more than an ok RT. If he's our answer at LT I have serious concerns going forward. But I admit I'm simply a fan, I don't get paid to do this nor do I claim to be an expert. This is my humble opinion. Gman and Rivera get paid millions because they are pretty good at what they do, I respect and put faith in their decisions.


Ron Rivera needs to hire Jordan Gross as assistant OL coach. I remember watching video on Panther.com about  gross breaking down techniques playing LT. He is a master technician that can teach the younger players already having familiarity with them.

#2706429 Current Roster Players | Offensive Production.

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 19 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

2013 Total Offense 5,069 yds | TDs- 42


Total Rushing: 2,026 yds


Total Passing: 3,043 yds



Retained Passing: Greg Olsen- 816yds | Tolbert- 184 | Williams- 333 | Stewart- 44 | = 1,377yds  | 8 TD's


Retained Rushing: Williams- 843yds | Newton- 585yds | Tolbert- 361yds | Stewart- 180yds | others- = 1,969yds | 14TD's 



Lost Passing production in FA: 1,666yds & 15 TD's  < FA signing & Draft 



The remaining personnel accounts for 65 % of the offense production at 3,302 + yds & 22 TDs. The 2014 season will have a healthy Stewart and young & improved OL. With Cam having a ankle surgery the backfield should take on a bigger role for short yardage & goal line situation. I believe the run game and 2 TE set will be leaned heavily on for ball control. In 2013 Cam became a better passer with improvement in short and intermediate throws that sustained long methodical drives. 2014 should bring back the deep ball for a more explosive offense.



I believe the run game can go up to 3,000 yds in 2014 with Stewart getting 1,000 as the feature back, Williams for change of pace and Tolbert for short yardage & goal line. K. Barner can be the main return guy for development. 


#2702280 Offensive Draft Phiosophoy | 2 TE Set & WR

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 17 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

After last week FA frenzy, we are are overhauling the offense with youth via draft. This has been a successful strategy, turning our weakness into a strength like the DL. The 2014 is a deep draft in OL/ WR the two biggest need for the team. With Gross retiring, the LT position is wide open. One possible candidate is Amini Silatolu who is athletic and has experience playing LT in his college days. | http://www.nfl.com/d...tolu?id=2532947 | 2 TE set was the most productive offensive scheme for Newton and makes it a easier transition for the younger OT. Sitting at 28 we aren't in position to draft a starting caliber LT.  





FA Signing: James Jones |  Sidney Rice 


June 1st Cut: Godfrey




1st- WR | Kelvin Benjamin 6'-5" 240lbs |  http://www.nfl.com/d...amin?id=2543471


2nd- LG | Gabe Jackson 6'-3" 336lbs |  http://www.nfl.com/d...kson?id=2543733


3rd- CB | Stanley Jean- Baptiste 6'-3" 218lbs |


4th- TE | Arthur Lynch 6'-5" 258lbs | http://www.nfl.com/d...ynch?id=2543714


5th- WR | Kevin Norwood 6'-2" 198lbs | http://www.nfl.com/c...wood?id=2543689


6th- CB | Ross Cockrell 6'-0" 191lbs | http://www.nfl.com/d...rell?id=2543799



7th- C | Zack Kerin 6'-5" 308lbs 






OL: LT- Amini | LG- Jackson | C- Kalil | RG- Kugbilla | RT- Bell


RB: Stewart | Williams


FB: Tolbert | Zordich 


TE: Olsen | Lynch | Williams


WR: Benjamin | Rice | Jones | Norwood | McNutt


Backup  OL: LT -Chandler | LG -Scott  | C- Kerin | RG- Bond | RT- Williams 



DL: L-DE- Hardy | UT- Short | NT- Star | R-DE Johnson


LB: OLB- Klein | MLB- Kuechly | OLB- Davis


CB: Baptiste | White |  Nickel CB -Cokrell


S: Lester | Harper


K: Gano | Nortman


Return man: Barner 




P.S.  some position can be interchanged based on BPA and players available at the pick. The point is we are in a good position with the players on the roster to mold a offense that can fit our Philosophy and Improve the team.


Other Options:  WR - Cooks, OBJ, Matthews | Landry

                         OL- Kouandjio | Martin | Richardson  

                         TE- ASJ | Amaro 












#2696657 You have 24 hours.

Posted by sanjay_rajput on 14 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

The great mighty Thor and his Hammer!

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