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CelticCat

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#2861032 Greg Olsen Tweet....

Posted by CelticCat on 22 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

While I think that it's fair to bring that stat up, I also think that it's fair for me to say that we also probably had among the fewest plays AND drives in the league. Our offense is unsustainable. We didn't score enough points and we ran the same offense last year that worked in the 08 regular season and simply didn't in the playoffs.

 

It's unsustainable. While we may score among the best TD's PER CAPITA, it doesn't necessarily mean that we score enough of them.
 

 

You realize that was by design, right? We played a ball control game that helped sustain the D and helped them rank #2. Do you think if Cam was throwing a lot more and the team were creating more turnovers that the D would still be ranked #2. Keep in mind Cam had zero pick 6's last year we vary rarely did we put the D in pad situations. Most of our turnovers were deep in opposition territory. Also consider that less drives for us means less drives for the opposition, it shortens the game and means we believe we are more efficient than you.

 

Note that San Diego had the fewest drives in the league and ranked either #1 or #2 in most categories. That had a great offense last year. We also won 12 games so it looks like we scored enough too. SF and Sea also play a similar game to us and they won a lot of games too. It's sustainable, you just need to execute and we didn't against SF game 2.




#2855782 So now Mike Mitchell is suddenly a top 10 safety

Posted by CelticCat on 17 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

Can someone list 10 safeties they feel are ahead of him?

 

Earl Thomas

Eric Berry

William Moore

Eric Weddle

Troy Polamalu

Cam Chancellor

TJ Ward

A. Rolle

B. Pollard

J. Byrd

 

I think he's on the cusp like Searcy and Ihedigbo. Then you have up and comers in Reid, Vacarro and Mathieu who will likely be in that group very shortly if not already.

 

I think Mitchell was good for the team but he wasn't without his faults. He missed few more tackles than you'd like to see but we used him wisely while blitzing. Keep in mind Lester had 3 picks in limited action too so there was the benefit of playing behind that front 7.

 

I can see DeCoud benefitting too for a fraction of the price and Maybe Harper can offer something on blitzes like Mike did too.

 

Its unfortunate, you'd have liked to see him grow more here.




#2850414 Ian Rappaport:J.Graham appeals decision

Posted by CelticCat on 14 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

I hope they lose him next year for nothing. Having him and Gonzo outta here is all good.




#2844907 Four Teams have Expressed Interest in Andre Johnson

Posted by CelticCat on 10 July 2014 - 11:28 AM

What decent team out there even has the cap space to pull it off?

 

Why leave the Texans for someone like the Raiders or Browns.




#2844874 Do you have any old or embarrassing Panther items?

Posted by CelticCat on 10 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

I have an authentic game worn Jason Peter jersey I had him autograph at training camp. Its kinda cool in that its so old style it has the lineman leotard look so you know its really real. Some weird guy that collects stuff from murderers and criminals would probably value it. Peter Is my middle name and I wore 9 and 7 myself. Jason wore 97.

 

The sad thing is, I could have had Mike Minters instead. Made the wrong choice that day.




#2842808 Underrated/Overrated

Posted by CelticCat on 08 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

You think Welker is overrated? 

 

Yeah, that's wrong IMO. Welker is a damn hard worker, did it the hard way. He's underrated if anything. Are his stats inflated because he played with Brady and Manning? Sure. Its not like he's making a ton of cash either, i'd gladly pay that contract.




#2842663 Underrated/Overrated

Posted by CelticCat on 08 July 2014 - 09:41 AM

Overrated - Julius Thomas, a Manning product.

 

Underrated - Greg Olsen, quietly getting it done in Carolina.

 

 




#2842411 Luck already top 5 QB? per ESPN/NFL hack

Posted by CelticCat on 07 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

This was brought up on NFL Live the yesterday. The ex-players now commentators basically laughed at the article. They said Big Ben was way more deserving than Luck and having Cam not "at least" in group 2 was a joke. They even went as far as to suggest Cam was much better than Wilson.

 

I was pleasantly surprised about all the love they were giving Cam.




#2839794 I was there when...

Posted by CelticCat on 03 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

My very first game was when Bill Romanowski  broke Kerry Collins jaw.




#2834014 Make or break year for Shula (I hope)

Posted by CelticCat on 28 June 2014 - 01:35 AM

We actually didn't even rank that badly in red zone TD's, we were ranked 8th league wide. Yeah, we struggled in the game that mattered most so it may look worse than it actually was.

 

Its amazing that people can't grasp simple concepts like ball control offenses will tend to have fewer yards or points per game than heavy passing teams like the Lions. Would you rather have their win/loss record? The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent. Some teams actually believe limiting the other teams opportunities is a good way to achieve that.

 

Here are some neat stats from Shula's below average O (sarcasm)

 

9th in TD's per drive

13th in FG's per drive

12th in 3 and outs per drive

11th in yards per drive

10th in points per drive

7th in turnovers per drive

3rd in fumbles per drive

3rd in plays per drive

2nd in TOP per drive

5th in drive success rate

 

And all this was achieved having only 162 drives during the year, well below the NFL average of 186. Only San Diego had fewer and they had arguably the Top O in the league.

 

How many 4th quarter comeback wins did Cam have under Chud over 2 years? Cam had 4 last year so lets not pretend like Shula/Cam couldn't get the job done in the passing game when we needed to.




#2829854 Mike Singletary be trolling yo

Posted by CelticCat on 25 June 2014 - 10:37 AM

Shocked he didn't have Aldon Smith on his list to make it a 49er trifecta.

 

Von Miller needs to lose weight, get healthy, stay out of trouble and lay off the PED's to be considered #1 IMO. He has a lot to prove in my eyes.

 

Levy, Burfict and Keek all deserve a shout out after what they did last year over Miller.




#2829825 Five cities you recommend when foreigners to visit the U.S.

Posted by CelticCat on 25 June 2014 - 10:19 AM

New York
Philadelphia
Washington DC
San Francisco

Those 4 in no particular order for history, culture and food!

Last one is between Chicago and Boston. Eh maybe Las Vegas

 

LOL Philly, if you want to get hounded for a dolla every 15 feet that's the best place to visit. Bum city.

 

The sammich's aren't worth the hassle.




#2827969 Caption this

Posted by CelticCat on 23 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

KB: You been watching those Maradona World Cup highlights again, haven't you?




#2810646 Got some good insight from someone close to the organization today

Posted by CelticCat on 05 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Don't like the dig at Mathis, maybe it was a player while he was still here his early years. And its not all about Bells sacks, those numbers wouldn't look horrible if you took out the Bills game and Mario Williams but he also gives up a ton of pressures. RG has been just as bad too so maybe with Turner things improve somewhat. It would just be nice to not have 2 UDFA starting at the tackle spots. You can't tell me there were no decent tackles in the draft like they are trying to sell it. Moses went 6 picks later, just say it didn't fall how you wanted and Kony was too good a value to pass up. God forbid Bell or Chandler get injured.




#2806826 Cowboys trying to replace Lee with Urlacher?

Posted by CelticCat on 02 June 2014 - 02:44 PM

I wish we still had Beason to nab a high draft pick from them somehow.

 

Beason would have been a FA this year. We used that 7th to trade up for Bene. It would be nice to see that pick work out for us.






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