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In Topic: Tryout News

23 October 2014 - 11:58 PM

Well here is my concern with DG and what i consider mismanagement of the oL,is the fact that he has clearly fielded an incompetent tandem which consist of no other than Byron Bell and Nate Chandler,,which is a decision soley based upon his (DG) ideology or best thinking that there were in FACT no better alternatives in free agency?


We made Anthony Collins an offer during free agency. He decided to sign with Tampa. I don't know how close our offer was to theirs, but we did make an honest attempt to sign at least one decent veteran tackle. It can rightly be noted that Collins isn't having the best season in Tampa, but who knows how it would've turned out if he chose to sign with us.


or the draft??or UDFAs?


You name the top 10 tackles in the league and I'll show you probably 9 or 10 first round picks. The marquee guys were off the board by the time we picked at number 28. And Gettleman was pretty clear that he thought the other tackles weren't better than what we had. He may have been right. Of the guys who would've been available, Bitonio is playing guard instead of tackle, Kouandjio hasn't played a down all season (Buffalo is going to try him out at guard), and here's a fine display of Morgan Moses' awesomeness:




Undrafted free agents? That's a place you were hoping to find a guy who could replace Jordan Gross? Talk about a needle in a haystack. You need to understand how difficult it is for an undrafted guy to even make the team, much less start and perform at a high level during his first year.

In Topic: Thanks Charles

21 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

This move should also save the Panthers about a million on the cap. IIRC, Godfrey was getting 100k per game that he was on the roster as a way for him to earn back some of the money he gave up to stay with the team.

In Topic: R.R: " no personal changes despite big loss"

20 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

Does anyone have any idea who is going to take JR's spot when he is gone?! Serious question, I actually dont know. Is there someone lined up

It's been reported several times that he had a succession plan in place, but no details have been released other than that part of the plan includes helping the team in Charlotte.

I'm at work, but I remember the above coming from an observer article. I may try to look it up if I get some downtime.

In Topic: Should refs help prevent penalties?

18 October 2014 - 12:48 PM

But then you're helping one team avoid a penalty that could affect the outcome of the game. And in doing so, you compromise the integrity of the game.

Are you okay with that?


The rule clearly states "When Team A presents a punt, field-goal, or Try Kick formation, a Team B player, who is within one yard of the line of scrimmage, must have his entire body outside the snapper’s shoulder pads at the snap."


Was Hightower within one yard of the line of scrimmage at the snap? No--and he wouldn't have been even if the referee never moved him. A shift was built into that particular play call for New England.


Just before the snap, New England shifts its linemen towards the middle with two defensive tackles moving from the B gap down into the A gap, just outside of the snapper's shoulder pads as is legal per the league rule. Hightower is behind the guys lined up in the A gap. Kind of difficult to be within one yard of the line of scrimmage if you're behind a 6'2 330lb man.


And I'm absolutely okay with it to the extent that I can trust when Dean Blandino says it's a routine officiating mechanic. I also tend to agree with him that it's not much different than when the side judge points out the line of scrimmage to receivers. And that happens on nearly every play.

In Topic: Should refs help prevent penalties?

18 October 2014 - 11:56 AM

I'm fine with players asking. Not so thrilled with refs offering help.

Worried about injury because you see a guy lined up wrong? Blow the whistle and throw the flag before the play starts. They'll learn soon enough.


Except that's not the rule. It's not a penalty until the ball is snapped. You want to talk about integrity issues and action/inaction affecting the outcome of games? Then don't suggest that referees should be making calls outside of the rulebook.

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