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CelticCat

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In Topic: Panthers Training Camp Wrapup - July 31

Yesterday, 04:57 PM

Absolutely awesome post. Your pictures and captions get better and better. They really tell a story. I'd say the Panthers should hire you but they'd just censor your awesome work.

 

Love reading about the WR competition, sounds better than expected.


In Topic: Panthers & TWC reach deal on TV programing

28 July 2014 - 09:01 PM

Its on here in Raleigh. Just repeating the same stuff like crazy right now. Panthers Huddle and the Confidential one. Showed the season review from NFLN too.


In Topic: Is Kelvin hurt? <update, "bone bruise">

28 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

But are we relying on a rookie receiver at all? Our interior line has gotten much much improved with the Turner addition and Amini healthy, so our run game should be much better this year, with Tolbert and DeAngelo still trucking. If Stewart is actually healthy then that will help a lot too. And from what we've heard, both Brandon Williams and Ed Dickson are impressing so we'll have a lot of two TE sets that will also help with blocking since the OT position being questionable (as shown by Ed helping pick up a Hardy pass rush and Cam being able to hit the receiver today). Then we've got vets in Cotchery and Avant who have impressed and will be able to move the chains well. It seems like we aren't relying on KB at all and actually we are building around our defense and having our offense be based on efficiency again with the run game and 2 TE sets to move the chains. KB is just a huge addition to all that. 

 

You ask why are we're relying on a rookie WR and then mention Turner our 3rd rounder we're relying at G. Just sayin.


In Topic: Why did you become a Panther fan?

26 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

Started following the NFL when it first aired on british television in 1983.
Different teams shown every week, so didn't really follow a team liked Riggins and Darrell Green of the redskins
and Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen of the Raiders.

Decided to follow the Panthers the day the Frachise was announced - (luckily Jacksonville was granted later).

Used to follow the games on play by play on NFL.com.

Now usually get a stream of Panthers games if they are not on T.V. Don't like late games as we are 5 hours ahead

 

Channel 4 baby.

 

I remember those days too. I grew up a Miami fan with Marino, Duper and Clayton leading the way. I remember after they lost to the 49ers in the SB that I had found the team I hated the most too LOL. Having learned more about the game and being a sucker for the underdog I slowly began rooting for another team in the NFC west. Don't hate me for this guys but I became a fan of the Saints and the Dome Patrol led by a Mr Sam Mills. I would later visit America and the Superdome was the first stadium these eyes ever saw. We just drove by it but I remember being in awe of it. It looked like a space ship to me.

Later on while visiting NC I went into a sports store, at the time obviously the Panthers didn't exist but hanging in front of me as I walked in was a NO Saints 57 jersey. Rickey Jacksons jersey, the sack monster of the Dome Patrol. That right there was my first NFL purchase.

 

2 years later I would move to America in 94, Raleigh. 1 year later the Panthers came along and Bam, there you have it. I remember to this day being at work and checking out the paper when the expansion draft went down and seeing who we picked up, a bunch of hasbeens and never wases. Having the Panthers in the same division as the 9ers and Saints just made it even more special. Its been nothing but the men in black and blue for me ever since. I like many felt it was a team made specially for me. Getting to watch this team start from scratch has been awesome. I can honestly say I was there when I tell the grandkids years from now.


In Topic: Now it's 2-4 weeks with Stewart

26 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

I'm still a bit miffed we spent the 13th overall pick on a rb when offensive tackle was the far bigger need, we'd just drafted Deangelo in the first, and we could've drafted a running back later.  Of course, that would probably have meant we got Otah at 13, and I don't know that that's any easier a pill to swallow, but our cap wouldn't be sodomized by two players who probably won't be on the team in two years.  Ugh.  I still hate you, Marty Hurney.

 

I believe Clady was the unanimous want for T that year. He went one spot ahead of Stu. I was really high on a RB out of Tulane that year. A guy by the name of Forte. He eventually was drafted in the second round by Chicago, exactly 1 spot after the pick we gave up to trade for Otah. Now, Otah was great his 1st year here but unfortunately injuries happen.

 

Its interesting to see what could have been with a little bit more fortune. We could have had Clady and Forte. Duane Brown was also drafted after Otah. However the Bears also drafted Chris Williams with their 1st rounder right after Stu and he was a bust for them. Swings and roundabouts my friend.

 

What is also a kick in the nuts is that the Eagles were able to parlay the 1st rounder given up for Otah into Jason Peters, one of the best T's in the league today. They didn't do much with the 2nd rounder tho.

 

Sometimes as an armchair GM I sit back and wonder what this team would look like if I was the guy pulling strings. I wanted McNair and George over Collins and Biak. I wanted Jeffery instead of Amini, I wanted Allen after Star fell to us in round 1 even tho I loved KK too.

 

Can you imagine if we had Jeffery, Allen and Benjamin as our WR's this year? It would probably kill us cap wise in the future but at least they are great players unlike some of the stiffs we pay for underperforming.


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