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#2289636 Football Outsiders Predicts Great Things for Carolina

Posted by Delhommey on 16 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

Oh and



Carolina used the pistol roughly twice per game, but they’ll likely use it more often in 2013. The Panthers averaged 9.0 yards per play from pistol with 67.7% DVOA.



A big "sup" to everybody that swore the Pistol was a college fad a few seasons ago.

#2289615 Football Outsiders Predicts Great Things for Carolina

Posted by Delhommey on 16 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

Every year, there’s a surprise team in our projections, a

dark horse that we expect will rise from a losing record to
a Super Bowl contender. This year, that team is the Carolina
There’s a lot to like about the talent on this squad. Cam
Newton is a superstar quarterback going into his third season,
and his continued development should vault the offense
forward several notches. The defense features a potentially
dominant front seven, led by another young blossoming star
in Luke Kuechly, which should cover up for some question
marks in the secondary. They finished the year on a four-game
winning streak, which inspired hope for the following season.
For all those positive signs, though, there is one big weakness
that can’t be ignored, and for that reason we’re subjectively
skeptical of our objective optimism. It’s not the lack of
depth at receiver that has us worried, nor the shaky status of
the secondary, though those are certainly viable concerns. In
fact, it’s not a player that has us worried at all. It’s the head
coach. Through two seasons, Ron Rivera has done little to
show that he’s capable of managing an NFL team on Sundays,
and that will likely be the reason Carolina comes up
short again this year.
Rivera played nine seasons for the Chicago Bears in the
1980s and ‘90s, including three seasons as a starter. He was
an NFL assistant coach every season from 1997 to 2010, including
stints as defensive coordinator for Chicago (2004-06)
and San Diego (2008-10). The Carolina Panthers hired him as
head coach following their disastrous 2-14 campaign in 2010.
Since then, Rivera and the Panthers have gone 13-19. That’s
not horrible, especially considering the state of the team when
Rivera took over. Yet closer examination suggests that the
Panthers have the talent to win even more games, and Rivera
and his staff are holding the team back. That’s not just our
opinion, either. Unfortunately for Rivera, it may be the opinion
of the man who signs his paychecks.

In fact, Rivera has been fighting to keep his head above water
since his first day on the job. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has
reported that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson disapproved of
the hire, and had to be talked into the move by then-general
manager Marty Hurney. It didn’t help Rivera’s case when the
Panthers lost eight of their first ten games in 2011, but with
first-overall draft pick Cam Newton putting up stellar fantasy
numbers, at least the team’s fans had something to cheer for.
Then they won four of their next five games, a strong finish
that seemed to justify Hurney’s decision and raised expectations
for the following season.

Those expectations were dashed when the Panthers opened
2012 by going 1-5. The fifth loss in that stretch, a 14-19 fall-from-
ahead defeat at home against the Cowboys, led to Hurney’s
dismissal after a decade with the team. Three weeks
later, special teams coach Brian Murphy was fired. (Not that
it did any good—in the next game, Carolina fumbled a punt,
missed a field-goal attempt, and lost four yards on a fake punt
gone wrong.) With heads rolling in Charlotte, Rivera seemed
destined for the chopping block, but he survived to finish the
year. That was his first escape of the season, but it wouldn’t
be his last.


Hurney’s firing failed to motivate the club, which proceeded
to lose three out of the next four games. Once the Panthers
sunk to 2-8, however, they rallied just like the year before:
they won five of their last six games, including each of their
last four. Consensus opinion said this was all too little, too late
for Rivera, and Michael Lombardi of NFL Network (he had
not yet left for the Browns) reported that the Panthers would
make a change. Nevertheless, as one coach after another was
fired on Black Monday, Rivera somehow lived to see another
day. That four-game win streak to end the year had earned
Rivera one more season in charge. Not all his coaches were
retained, however. Running backs coach John Settle, receivers
coach Fred Graves, and linebackers coach Warren Belin were
shown the door, decisions that Rivera insists were his and his
alone. Whether that’s true or the firings were ordered from
upon high, the sense of urgency is clear: It’s win or bust for
Rivera this season, and he’d better win right away.





They predict 9-10 wins and put our Post Season odds at 58.4%. The biggest issue? Ron Rivera.


The full 498 page.pdf available for purchase on their site here:






Also, give some love to the author of the Panthers article:







#2289351 Elizabeth Warren Owns

Posted by Delhommey on 16 July 2013 - 12:31 PM


#2289328 Egypt: From the Mouths of Babes

Posted by Delhommey on 16 July 2013 - 12:11 PM



#2289134 Clark Judge what a hater

Posted by Delhommey on 16 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

They doubted us in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 too!

#2288746 North Carolina goes to a flat tax, other tax reforms too

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 09:59 PM

That's what the fug I said and why are you congratulating me like Im the GOP? Just a tax payer with an opinion.

The congratulations is to you, libs got the fuging liberal cesspools they wanted.

Greetings from the liberal cesspool of Austin, TX!

We're all curious to know: what's it like having an unemployment rate over 5%?

#2288454 LaVar Burton Advises How To Drive While Black

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 06:00 PM


I'm sure it's all in his imagination.

#2288243 Protests in NYC

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

i have been apart of a DWB. I'm white but my friend is black and was driving. And it was beyond blatantly obvious what was going on. Even after my friend was probably the most respectful i have ever seen someone act towards a cop. Nothing but "yes sir, no sir" was up front about everything. Searched the car, which was completely unwarranted, my friend allowed him. I remember asking my friend why he didn't speak up. And he just said, "really?"


It all goes back to PhillyB's thread about how experiences shape peoples views, beliefs, ect. Some people won't understand it until they have witnessed/experienced it.


#2288209 Protests in NYC

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

U guys wanna see racism? Check out skinheads and Russia.


Eastern Europe makes a KKK meeting look like an episode of Sesame Street. That's not really a good comparison.

#2288072 Protests in NYC

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

You can't enlighten idiots....you are living proof of that. 


The ONLY thing that had anything to do with race about this situation was that TM was black and GZ was hispanic....oh wait, make that "White Hispanic".  Because we know that we need the white part in there to get you riled up.


Again, share your superior knowledge with every black person you meet. 

#2287936 Protests in NYC

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

Here's all the rioting y'all were bracing us for!


Thousands of people protested George Zimmerman’s acquittal with a march through the city that culminated last night in Times Square, where throngs of demonstrators blocked traffic and jumped on car hoods chanting, “No justice, no peace!”

The rally started at about 2 p.m. in Union Square, growing as it headed some 30 blocks north to the tourist mecca.

“The amount of people here is overwhelming, it’s incredible,’’ said protester Debbie Avila, 19, of Queens. “We want equality and justice — it’s not even a race thing





Of course there were representatives from the Carolinas!

Trapped motorists weren’t too happy.

“This is bulls--t. We just came down here to visit, and we got stuck right in the middle. And it’s hot! I can’t keep the car running,” griped Dennis Kozodoy, 23, who was on a road trip with his sister Olga, 16, from South Carolina



Do us proud!



Harlem dad and Florida native Andrew Brown said he fears for his 3-year-old son, Tryvaugh, who could one day find himself walking alone on a street, as Martin was doing.

“Nothing’s changed since I was a kid. I moved to New York City from Florida because of stuff like this,” said Brown, 40.

“I’m gonna hug my son because I don’t know when I’m gonna lose him. I’m very hurt [by the verdict].”



What does he have to worry about? Race had nothing to do with it.




#2287815 Men: The new 2nd class citizen?

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 11:12 AM

Leave it to Fox News to take legit issues and turn them into woman hating linkbaiting toxic waste.

#2287748 Don't care if I get banned.

Posted by Delhommey on 15 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

First off, why would you think you'd get banned?

Secondly, I will take a different bend to your OP argument. I think segregation would be good to some extent for the black community. But, not the way you depict. I think breaking away from the government and realizing true self determination would be wildy fantastic for the black community. Being told what to think and how to conduct your lives and how to think has been crippling and robbed the community of its pride and sucked hope away.

In that respect, break away, build up your communities, but do it on your own. DO NOT expect government to help you because they will dictate to you as they have for 60 years. Black families could again lead the way to your success, not government. Band together through churches and community leaders to bolster marriage and families. I have mentioned repeatedly that a strong black father and mother are a force that is sadly missing and the key to this plagues that effect you currently.

When you realize self sufficiency, the pride that will overcome you by not being dependent on something else for your success will be not only freeing but will cause the pride in your race to soar.
I truly think the black community is searching for something that resides within them already.
I think "the struggle" exists in the ability and willingness to take your destiny in hand.

Delhommey and Panthro will undoubtedly be along very soon to Poo Poo all of this.


 Poo poo your beautiful whitemansplainin? Why would I do that?


Be sure to pat him on the head after telling him this and tell him he's one of the "good ones".

#2287223 Don't care if I get banned.

Posted by Delhommey on 14 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

Guy is butthurt b/c he didn't get the verdict he wanted. He wanted a guilty verdict based on emotion. Not a not-guilt verdict based on facts and evidence.

Public service message: Gloating over the death of a 17 year old kid by using words like "butthurt" like your team just won the game make you appear to be a human piece of garbage.

#2286983 What this verdict means

Posted by Delhommey on 14 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

To me the most interesting thing about the recent two months of race related headlines is that while the white community's reaction has changed little over the past 25 years, the black community's has.

The overall black community reaction to Paula Dean's racist nonsense consisted of more gleefully poking fun of her on social media than hopeless anger and despair. Zimmerman's not guilty verdict results not in acts of violence born out powerlessness, but more public pronouncements of disgust.

I think this is both huge and under investigated.

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