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#3319976 I got faith in BIG MIKE! A little background on Michael Oher.

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 12 April 2015 - 11:03 PM

After recently watching the Movie Blind-side about Michael Jerome Williams JR or Michael Oher (aka Big Mike) I decided to do some reading up on who he is, more in depth, not just the shy but protective giant portrayed in the movie about him. Oher struggled growing up, with his father in and out of prison and his mother addicted to crack-cocaine, any person could see the life set up for him. Michael was also a sibling to 12 brothers and sisters. When big mike reached the age of seven he was alternating between being in and out of foster homes, and homelessness. He repeated grades one and two due to neglect and lack of a supportive family or anyone for that matter that actually cared for him. Not only did he struggle in school due in part to neglect he also attended 11 different schools in his first nine years. His senior year of high school he lost his father who was murdered in prison. Though his father was hardly the Dad he should be, losing any family member, especially your dad is difficult.

Luckily the Tuohy family took him in and got him the help every kid deserves from then on Big Mike lived up to his name. By his junior year in high-school Michael began to stand out and his senior season he was the starting left tackle on the varsity football team. Not only did michael star in football he also played basketball and track, on the court averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game leading his team to a 26-7 record, which I think is pretty outstanding. But the pigskin is where Big mike shined, after his senior season he had garnered enough notoriety he began receiving division 1 offers. He eventually accepted an offer from the University of Mississippi, turning down offers from Tennessee, LSU, NC State and Alabama among others. Once in college Michael proved to be the football star everyone got to know now and To shorten up this quick essay you can read about Michaels collegiate accolades and awards here and also a more in depth biography which is where I got most of this info. http://www.biography...-football-field

In the End, I guess my point in telling you guys all this is that anyone who can go through adversity such as this, suffer hardships that most people would succumb too and give up, who rose from rags to riches to put it plainly can overcome again. I believe in Big Mike and I think he will protect our qb, and with a mindset built like his there isnt much that can stop him. So before your start bashing the guy or my post, this is just an optimistic spin on an important signing for us. If he can become who I think he can be we will have a guy that will give it his all and produce at a high level.

Heres to optimism....

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#3311795 Hardy's Panthers workout "went very well"

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 04 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

Short and slow. Dude ran a 4.52 40. We need more speed.

Lol yeah thats slow, i wanna see you run a 40 now thats slow.

#3310666 The Huddle really is the best place for intelligent football discussion

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 02 April 2015 - 11:14 PM

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#3310655 Why drafting a RB or defense won't solve our issues.

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 02 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

Why can't we use the passing game to open up the running game?

without another legit receiver teams can just stack the box and force us to pass.

You can im just saying its not good to always pass to open the run jus like always running to open the pass is not wise. Do it based on the scheme of the defense. If their stacked throw, if their showing like they wanna cover run. Its Really not that hard to understand. A Rb will open up the pass for the WRS. And a WR opens up lanes for the RB. So they are equally valuable is my

... But a good line will open for ALL!

#3307791 Why drafting a RB or defense won't solve our issues.

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 31 March 2015 - 08:41 PM

If a rb averages positive yardage the passing game then opens up but its the timing of the two. You cant run on 1st and 2nd down everytime you touch the ball hope for the first and come up shy and throw on third and whatever. You have to alternate between the first two downs to keep the d guessing and both will eventually open up each other. Shula can be predictable when he gets repetitive. So a rb could be equally as game changing as the other positions of need. Though you cant do either without a good line.

#3301197 The Captains - My Best Photo of the Year

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 26 March 2015 - 08:15 PM

Good stuff...

#3281401 Do Gettleman's comments on Oher...

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 12 March 2015 - 09:15 PM

I think WR will be his first look but i think he wont look over any position we are just as likely to draft a LB as we are WR and DB or tackle. He wants good players not bodies to fill positions thats how u build depth. Im sure wr, tackle db is priority but if there is a LB or DE thats better at their respective position as the other thats who he takes. And im fine with it

#3281394 Shockey, Olsen and Tolbert.. Why did we get away from getting those level of...

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 12 March 2015 - 09:12 PM

The FO might be looking to sign cam and luke and star and kk and josh norman, you know 60 or so million in contracts. Idk why we would save money and not spend on big names now instead of paying those bums?

#3276088 Boykin to Visit per Rapoport

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 10 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

You guys are annoying, give the dude a chance man. 4.7 or not dude has great ball skills and is far more explosive than cotchery when catching and getting up field. Young spry legs, coming from a good system deep with WRs i wont mind getting new faces in. He can contribute and it may not be just at Wr. Patience is a virtue, you guys havent got a drop. But i agree i hope gettleman does shop a lil more and find us a legit #2 but i dont think this guys is as terrible as you all think he is. Regardless of last years production or his 40 times

#3267129 Greg Olsen Exstention Saves Panthers $1.5 Million in Cap Space

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 06 March 2015 - 10:21 PM

Why is the contract back loaded? I don't understand the big hits at the end. Isn't that what Hurney did to screw us? I love Olsen, but I don't think it was very smart to put 10 million on the books for each of the last 2 years. He will be 33 and 34 years old.

Because players like greg olsen are worth 10 million.

#3256035 NFL stars as superheroes

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 26 February 2015 - 10:44 PM

Feel like they got gronk and clay Matthews backwards. Clay seems a better fit for thor and gronk as hulk.

#3255820 Stephen Jackson is cut by Falcons

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 26 February 2015 - 07:57 PM

Who cares if they get greg seriously its not like he's the second coming of deacon jones. And even if he is one man doesnt make a team. Get over this fear they are still the falcons.

#3251368 Byron Bell is Gone

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 23 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

Man this has been a good day, sad about dwill but necessary.

#3248532 Trade up for White!

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 21 February 2015 - 01:04 PM

There are alot of receivers that i think will suprise this year, agholor looked pretty good till he hurt his finger.

#3247711 This is fitting for the patriots.

Posted by Diehardpanther02 on 20 February 2015 - 01:39 PM

NEW LINK sorry about the first one. Tosh calls out the cheatriots