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Servant of Cthululelei

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#2855735 Kenjon Barner SI article - Good stuff.

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 17 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Can't believe people are saying our 3rd string rookie running back (that didn't have many chances to see the field) sucks.


Can't you though?  This is the Huddle.

#2839978 Cam ranked smack dab in the middle of QBs according to some league insiders

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 04 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

Haven't read this whole thread.  But my general reaction to this article can be summed up like this:


#2831729 David Newton: Cam is earning respect

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 26 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

To me Wilson is fake and arrogant. You can just look at the guy and you can tell he thinks he's the shiznit.


This is the epitome of just hating someone because you want to.  You do realize the "fake" argument literally never has substance, right? It's the same poo people said about Cam.  These people are celebrities and they have literally hundreds of thousands of people that have nothing better to do than try to pry into their personal lives and judge them.  But I guess some small thing he did in one of the hundreds of moments that he's had dozens of camera pointed at him made you conclude that he's fake and arrogant?  Well good for you I guess.


I went to State with Russell.  Never had a class with him but I did see him around campus quite frequently.  I ended up in an elevator with him once, a few days after State beat a heavily favored Pitt team.  Russell basically carried that game.  He converted a 4th and 26 with an insane scramble on a critical 4th quarter drive.  I asked him how he felt after making that play.  It was just me and him and 1 other dude in this elevator.  He said that he felt blessed to be lucky enough to convert on that play, and that he couldn't have done it without the excellent downfield blocking of his receivers and runningbacks.


Was he saying that because he gets off on appearing to be humble?  Maybe.  But I think he's probably just actually humble.


Oh and to respond to your other thing about seeing him on a mediocre team...we have.  He was on a crap team for 3 years at State and he carried us to 3 straight bowl games.  Not spectacular team results for sure, but he was obviously the star of our team.  Not really all that different from Cam until he got a team around him....

#2827844 Do you have a second team to root for?

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 23 June 2014 - 10:06 AM

I have a lot of family in the Seattle region and have been to a few of their games over the years (unfortunately, only when they've sucked).  Add in the fact that I'm an NC State grad and Seattle is a pretty clear second favorite for me.  However, it's just a situation of "if it doesn't hurt the Panthers in any way, then I hope Seattle wins their games too" kind of thing.  I don't actively follow the team and I've never rooted for them in any situation where them winning could hurt the Panthers.  It also doesn't really bother me much if they lose.  Not even close to what I feel when the Panthers lose.


When I think about it, the difference between "favorite" and "second favorite" is so huge that the two are barely even comparable.  I guess there are 5 tiers for me:  Panthers >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Seahawks>>Teams I don't dislike>>Teams I dislike>>>>>Teams I despise.

#2802019 Prediction: Kelvin Benjamin > Sammy Watkins

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 28 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

Even though it was against NC State...that crackback block just gets me so excited.  Especially considering we don't have Smith for those anymore.

#2796979 The #1 Problem with CHARLOTTE sports fans

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 22 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

Just had to get it off my chest. I got to talking with 2 guys I work with that were going on about how Newton brings the Panthers down, he's arrogant, he hasn't grown up as a passer enough, etc.


It's all stupidity, but what makes me the most angry about it is that people around here just don't rally behind the players that bring them wins, especially a 2x pro bowl superstar QB.


Their claim was that Newton did nothing to help win that SF playoff game. It got me all angry, I had to vent it on here.


You guys crack me up, though...it's the offseason WTF else do we have to talk about? Let's take a moment and bask in our QB's greatness how hard is that!!


I hope you didn't just vent it here.  Tell them how fuging stupid they are.

#2796961 The #1 Problem with CHARLOTTE sports fans

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 22 May 2014 - 11:08 AM

He can't leave here in literally 365 days.  He's under contract until the end of the 2015 season.

#2779829 Whats your post draft reaction in gif form?

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 10 May 2014 - 09:41 PM


#2777847 Don't be suprised if we trade up again.

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 10 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

The comp pick angle is one thing I immediately thought of after we gave up the 7th this year. Being tight on cap space again, while needing to lock up Cam/Luke...we may lose some guys like Hardy which could net us some picks in 2015. 



You are misunderstanding how comp picks work.  We will get comp picks in the 2015 draft based on the Free Agents we lost THIS year, which there were a lot of.  Losing Hardy next offseason (if it happens), would likely get us a pick in the 2016 draft.

#2725986 Cooks has confidence. Makes statement about D-Jax

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 03 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

I would think most players believe things like this, that's being an athlete.


Still, that being said, that doesn't mean all of them declare to the media that they will be better than an all-pro before even being drafted.


Fair enough.  I just happen to think the way he said it was fine.  I didn't feel that he disrespected Desean in any way, he just displayed his own confidence that he can be great.

#2725964 Cooks has confidence. Makes statement about D-Jax

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 03 April 2014 - 02:11 PM

Disagree. He's opening himself up to quite the can of worms if he struggles as a rookie, and odds are fairly significant that he will.


People get too caught up, and enamored with prospects on this board, they can't see without blinders on.


You didn't actually read the full quote, did you?


He started by praising the heck out of Desean. After that he then speculated that if the Eagles want to pick him, that maybe he'll make them forget about DJax.  Because he thinks he can be better.  Of course he should think that.  If he didn't, then he wouldn't have the right mindset at all.

#2722381 DNewton from ESPN thinks Panthers wants Godfrey back

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 31 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Once again, we can thank Hurney for leaving us with this mess.  I like Godfrey (and DWill and JStew for that matter).  You can't fault the players for taking the huge contracts that Hurney was giving out like candy.  Hopefully they will either begin actually playing up to that value or take a pay cut for the good of the team.  The only other option is that they'll likely be cut sooner or later.

#2722013 Can Byron Bell really play left tackle and Cam survive?

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 31 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

I really don't understand how some of you folks make it through the offseason when it seems like even a single perceived weak spot on our roster is described as a "nightmare".


Bell at LT is not optimal, for sure.  But we'll live.  Change ALWAYS gives a player the opportunity to improve, whether it's moving to a new team, switching to a new position. or adopting a new offensive scheme.  Maybe Bell will improve with the move to LT too.  Or maybe he won't, who knows.  


But Cam is a sturdy dude.  As long as he doesn't show a tendency to fumble when hit from behind (which I don't think he does), it could actually be better for his pressure to come from that side more often.  The best QBs in the game have that sixth sense to feel and evade blind side pressure, and it usually results in a big play when they do.  Because blitzers from the blind side are almost always going full speed and possibly even diving to get to the QB as fast as possible, so when you make them miss, it's usually a clean miss.  Contrast that to one of Cam's greatest weaknesses this past season, which was getting pressure in his face from the Right side (due to poor RG play too, not just Bell's fault) and then he'd try to do too much.  Oftentimes, he ended up taking a much bigger sack than he would have if he had just gone down, which is exactly what would happen if he doesn't avoid blind side pressure.  Those huge sacks were absolute drive killers for us, especially against the best defenses in the League (SF, Sea).


I'm not trying to say Bell is a great solution at LT and everyone should be happy about it.  I'm just saying there are so many variables in a game of football, that we can't accurately predict the impact of having a less skilled player at LT this year than we did last year.  Maybe you all are right and it will be catastrophic, but I'm not buying it.  But no matter how that roster spot ends up come September, I'm still gonna let it play out before I make my judgements, rather than despairing over the unknown.

#2715650 Gettleman speaks......finally

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 25 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Why is FOX Sports saying that it'll be tougher to keep him if we put it off til next year? That's not a rhetorical question. I'm really asking. 



Because more people will click on a story that might imply that one of the most exciting players in the League will eventually become a Free Agent.

#2710740 Has this week calmed your Gettle-fears?

Posted by Servant of Cthululelei on 21 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

This week has done a lot to calm my fears. Gettleman seems to have gotten doppelgangers for all the role players we lost: Harper for Mitchell, Cason for Florence, Cotchery for Lafell, Underwood for Ginn. Then I imagine he expects either Godfrey or Lester to take over for Mikell, and King or McNutt to take the #4 WR spot of Hixon's.


Now all we need is a number one wide receiver and a left tackle. Those positions aren't important or anything, right? But if we go WR in the 1st and OT in the 2nd or vice versa, I think this team is in a good position, if not better off. So yeah, I'm feeling a lot better this week, then say, the day Steve Smith was cut.



And this is exactly why nobody should panic in the first week of free agency to begin with.  There's just no point.  There's a reason the offseason is almost 7 months long.  Teams aren't made or broken in the first week of free agency.  Period.

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