I might be in the super minority here, but I don't hate either the Patriots or the Seahawks. I'll always hold a bit of a grudge against them because of the Superbowl. But we lost fair and square. It happens. I'm jealous of their success, and I dislike the Pats fans that take it for granted. But I don't particularly dislike anyone in their organization. And this "deflate-gate" scandal is just something I can't be bothered to care about. I've tried, but I just can't do it.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, have always been my second favorite team because I have a lot of family in the Seattle area. I do admit though that all the obnoxious media coverage and their insufferably uninformed bandwagon fans have made me like them less, and it was never like I really rooted for them hard to begin with. But I also like them because none of that is the team's fault. People who call Russell Wilson fake are just the epitome of haters. Call his game overrated, sure. You can make a substantial argument for that (one that I agree with). But to call him fake as a person is just talking out of your ass. Plus when you add in the fact that their team has a really similar makeup to ours, I think that bodes well for our future, and I look forward to the day that we knock them off their perch.
I honestly think it's irresponsible of all these sports writers to be dismissing Greg Hardy as gone like it's an absolute certainty, Voth included. There has been literally nothing said by the team about him since September. Unless they have some information we don't, all these guys are just speculating based on assumptions and calling it fact.
Good for Kony! He really turned it on towards the end of the year after a slow start. But now that I think about it, there weren't really any outstanding rookie pass rushers this year, at least in terms of results, were there? Maybe the Kony pick will turn out to be the biggest steal of the draft like we all thought it might be.
I see a dominant win, not on the score sheet, but at the LOS.
14-3 gag Seattle.
First Touchdown: Long pass into the endzone, Kelvin Benjamin outjumps Sherrod Martin and Kam Chancellor to come down with the TD. Celebrates by taking 3 long steps and passing the ball between his legs on each one. Then he takes a knee and puts 1 finger to his facemask to shush the crowd.
Second Touchdown: Panthers at the goal line, we were stuffed at the line on 1st down. We threw an incomplete fade route on 2nd down. 3rd down we toss the ball to Stewart. He gets met in the backfield. But he shakes the defender! He keeps going right and fights through another tackle! He's running out of real estate as 3 Seahawks converge on him pushing him towards the sideline. He stretches the ball out just before he's pushed out of bounds, and he got it! TD Panthers!
As far as NFL talent, and recruiting elite prospects - UNC is #1 in the state. That's not an opinion. That's one thing Fedora seems to at least comprehend. There's a lot of former UNC players (especially Butch Davis recruits) in the NFL. Some of them have not lived up to their VHT expectations, but they still got a great opportunity.
No one is going to confuse UNC football with FSU football, Ohio State FB, Bama, or even Clemson FB...but as far as recruiting, exposure, and $$$ are concerned....UNC sits at the head of the table in the state of North Carolina.
Which is why it's so frustrating to see all of this talent come to UNC and Fedora fart around and win 6 games each year and manage to lose to a state rival with a sociopathic fanbase to end the season and get blown out by another in state school that doesn't even sniff the recruiting and resources pool that UNC has.
Can you take your UNC knob-slobbering to another forum please? This one is supposed to be about the Panthers.
Maybe you're into something. Wouldn't it be awesome for a visiting team to practice all week with the speakers blasting to prep for stadium noise and then come game time....crickets. Would take a superhuman effort by all in the fan base but it would be hilarious and might mess with their minds. Especially if you could go back to crazy screaming after the half.
Now that's some mind games.
There's actually a university that does that at one of their basketball games every year. It's called Silent Night, and they all stay deathly quiet until the 10th point is scored by their team, and then they erupt.
If Decoud starts over Boston and Deangelo touches the ball even once... I don't even...
I'm as worried about DWill taking Stewart's carries as anyone, but not wanting DWill to ever touch the ball is a bit of overkill. Even this season, he's still been more effective than Stewart in the screen game. If DWill gets 5 touches or less, I think that would be about right.
No. The GM doesn't get to make those decisions. The only real way he could stop Rivera from starting D-Will would be to release him. Will he maybe talk to Rivera? I don't know, depends on what their working relationship is like.