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#3034797 When a student fails, do you blame the teacher?

Posted by backINblack28 on 21 October 2014 - 10:15 AM

Any lapse in talent we have is attributed to the former GM/the contracts we doled out circa 2010.  You can't look at our salary cap situation these past two years and expect the results we've seen.  We are 3-3-1 and defending NFC South Champions.  If you're not pleased with what Gettleman has been able to accomplish with financial handcuffs on, you just don't pay enough attention to salary cap and finances in sports.  And that's fine.  This year we've had what, 70 million worth of contracts on the bench for 3 wins?  The list of teams that can pull that off is ridiculously and undeniably short.  Look, we all want wins, every week, all the time.  But with the financial situation/salary cap in leagues, it's built for parity.  To be able to build a consistent winner, you need value.  I'd say if you look at our roster and contributors, that's exactly the best word to describe what we've got at most positions (only BECAUSE we are paying so much towards Stewart, Hardy, Williams).  Players like Olsen, Davis, Kuechly, Cam have been ridiculously good value as far as providing star power at great prices.  The cheaper guys we've gotten, as a whole, have done their part as well and that's why we've been in the position we have.  Some of those guys got a raise (none of which have really performed well enough to prove they were deserving of it which I think is another thing you can attribute to both coaching and smart GMing) and moved on, and we filled those spots the best we could given the talent and resources available.  We ALL knew WR, OL and secondary were going to be relatively glaring weaknesses on an otherwise strong team.  I think that 2 of those 3 groups have performed above expectations as a whole.


We have a 2012 undrafted free agent starting at Tackle who was playing TE/DL in college.  I think it's reasonable to think that Clay Matthews will make him look like bad on occasion.  I think all in all he's been serviceable for the value.  That's all you can ask.  We don't have the resources to upgrade that position at this time without sacrificing others.  All in all I just think if you look at where the money is at on this roster it's nice to be where we are.  I attribute that to the GM and the coach and the players.


 I would like to see them improve and get back to the status of last year.  One or two players can make a significant difference or contribution but they can't be the difference in a complete overhaul/destruction or progression of anything.  So our defense, in my eyes, doesn't have an excuse.  We need to start with a more effective pass rush, our corners need to play the effin ball, and we need to be able to effectively implement our offensive gameplan and run the ball to set up everything Cam and our offense is capable of.  Still, if you would have told me we would have been without Hardy, Stewart and Williams for most/all of the season I would be ok with where we are.  Our record is respectable from any time or perspective you look at it, it just hasn't been necessarily pretty getting there.  The fact is we are in a decent spot.  We were 3-3 at this point last year.  Our division is reeling and ripe for the taking.  With a game in hand on TB and normally unbeatable-in-domes teams struggling to win anywhere, I think we'll be just fine going forward if we can fix what I think are entirely fixable issues.


Sometimes you've just got to slow it down and look at it logically.  I'll give you an example.  Let's say someone was accused of a misdemeanor crime for which the most severe punishment he could incur, by rule, would be a suspension of 6 games.  Let's say he's missed 6 games.  Logic says he should come back and you (90% of the universe) say "well if he's found guilty, he would have already served his maximum suspension.  If he's innocent, then we're all a bunch of fugging stupid assholes."




Keep Pounding.

#2995382 Stewart likely out on Sunday

Posted by backINblack28 on 03 October 2014 - 07:57 AM

You know how sometimes when teams have injury problems/sorry running games, and the other team prepares to stop them through the air, and then some no-name RB comes out of nowhere and puts up stupid numbers on the way to a win, a la Andre Brown with the Giants a couple years back?  It'd be nice to see that situation go in our favor once.

#2987558 Positives from yesterdays game

Posted by backINblack28 on 29 September 2014 - 09:14 AM

But would they get blown out in back to back games?


Are you asking for help playing the game or being condescending?  Because if you want my opinion, I think yes is the more likely answer.


If you look at our game, you get rid of one 12 men on the field penalty, and you score points on the first drive where we were moving the ball and in field goal range before getting sacked, that's at the very least a 10 point swing right there.  Then if you take away the fumble by a 5th string practice squad RB, there we are, right in the game.  Not to mention their garbage lucky TD that could have just as easily bounced the other way.  


Same with the Steelers IMO.  You take away a couple of penalties, the muffed punt, etc, we're right in the game.  I think with a fully healthy team both of those games could have gone completely differently.  Look at our offense on the field against the Steelers without DWill, JStew and Tolbert.  No Cotchery.  No Avant.  We're relying completely on two rookie WRs and our TE.


I get where our relative expectations might have been going in but if you would have told me we'd be 2-2 after 4 games while having to play 2 games without significant contributions from our starting RBs/Thomas Davis/2 of our starting WR, I would take it in a heartbeat.  I think most of us would have taken 2-2 here regardless of the circumstances after last year and in general across a tough part of a 4 game schedule.  I'm not happy with the way the last 2 weeks have gone, but it's much easier to go about fixing your problems when:


1. The biggest one involves injuries that aren't season-ending.

2. You're leading your division.

#2987324 Positives from yesterdays game

Posted by backINblack28 on 29 September 2014 - 07:41 AM

I'm just wondering if there aren't a lot of other fan forums out there where the majority of topics concerning a 2-2 team tied for the division lead are positive like this one with a lot more responses.  After starting 1-3 last year it's an improvement.  I get that we're not where we want to be and we've literally been embarrassed for the past two weeks..but the lack of perspective here is a joke.  Look at the defenses in our division.  A fully healthy Panthers team will absolutely challenge if not still be the favorite to win.  More perspective:  look at the Colts.  They started 0-2, and now they're where we're at.  How do you think their fanbase feels in comparison?  


Here's a fun game:


1. Name a team.

2. Name 2 of their best defenders.

3. Take them off the field.

4. Name 4 of their RBs.

5. Take them off the field.

6. Would they be at the top of their division?


If you answered yes, go watch 20 years of football, and try again.

#2977307 Roman Harper..... Shots Fired!

Posted by backINblack28 on 25 September 2014 - 08:16 AM

I always watched this video to get ready for Saints games.  If you'd have told me these two players would be facing each other on the opposite end of the spectrum I would have called you crazy, and probably would have wanted to avoid that situation at all costs.  But here it is.  Love you Smitty.  Hope you lose Sunday.  Bad.

#2964476 Can you relate?

Posted by backINblack28 on 19 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

What about remembering up to Saturday September 6th when all their trash fans were hear bashing "Luke Weakly" and praising the almighty Lavonte David/Josh McCown superstar team?  


I hope we beat them by 4000.


Anyone who calls ATL not classy by "running it up," this isn't college.  You're paid to play.  If you don't want someone to high-step, or celebrate, or dance on your field, or beat you by 50, then don't effin let them.

#2958394 Pittsburgh week - Hide yo Kids, Hide yo Wives, Ben is coming to the QC

Posted by backINblack28 on 16 September 2014 - 03:58 PM

I swear to little baby Jesus, if one person in their 20s talks about something Terry Bradshaw did a decade before they were born in a town 700 miles from where they were born, I'm going to get arrested.




if they make Hardy comments:









#2957439 Whiskey River is going full retard

Posted by backINblack28 on 16 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

They deserve forgiveness.  Also pleased that we were able to take a stand and show them that despite good intentions, there is no place for this here.  We certainly wouldn't get any events in Pittsburgh unless we coordinated a tailgate/non-sponsored event ourselves, AS IT SHOULD BE.  Keep Pounding Panther fans.  We can continue to change the culture for us and our future generations of fans.  Charlotte is our city, and anyone coming in wearing opposing teams gear SHOULD NOT and WILL NOT feel at home.  That and feeling "hospitality" are two completely different things.  


So Steelers fans, come in, enjoy our local bars and our Panther logos on the walls and root hard for your grandmother's favorite team.  Hope you have a great stay and a safe drive back to Cary.  Go Panthers

#2957290 Whiskey River is going full retard

Posted by backINblack28 on 16 September 2014 - 09:23 AM

In the big picture there are many worse ways to make a dollar than hosting football fans before a game. It's a sporting event. It's not like they are profiting off of members of ISIS.


If it supports your family or pays your bills who cares? It's business. You are in business to make money as quickly as  possible. Plus, why not rip off the opposing fans as opposed to your own?



I truly get why it sort of sucks as the Steeler fans annoy me as much as anyone. But it's not some moral issue.



show me a Panther rally promoted by a local bar within 15 minutes walk from any stadium other than our own and I'll be quiet

#2957119 Whiskey River is going full retard

Posted by backINblack28 on 16 September 2014 - 08:08 AM

As with Strike City proclaiming they are a 49ers bar, I won't be back to any of these places.  I told them if they opened up a Panthers bar next to the 49ers stadium I'd sure visit if I was ever out there.  The point is this would never happen anywhere else and is absolutely inexcusable.  If any place within walking distance of the effing stadium isn't Panthers or GTFO, you won't see me or anyone I know there.  Ever.

#2941124 Harbaugh compares Kaepernick to Superman? Say what?

Posted by backINblack28 on 10 September 2014 - 01:08 PM

one of them is breaking all young QB records and one of them threw for 50 yards in a game last year

#2936638 Anybody check out Donald's stat line with NE

Posted by backINblack28 on 08 September 2014 - 10:52 AM

Now that the season has started, I don't give a fug about Steve Smith or Brandon Lafell. Steve had a good game, Brandon didn't. What I care about is the great games KB and GO had.



While I somewhat agree with you, I'll tell you why I care.  Someday, I hope outsiders/objective parties will take a similar stance to that of WR that Peyton Manning has played with over his career.  Instead of asking questions like "what happened to Brandon Stokley or Dallas Clark (or Eric Decker after this season)," people consider that Manning makes WR that wouldn't do much on other teams into serviceable or attractive targets.  Looks like with Ginn and LaFell's new contracts, Cam did the same.  Before last season no team wants these guys.  Doubt Cam ever gets that credit, but I believe he deserves it.  He elevates players.  Look at LaFell's highlights from last few years...may start to look a little bit more like it was Cam that was responsible for LaFell's success and shiny new contract.


Plus, apparently the Patriots "work a little harder" than us.  So I can't help but feeling sorry for him working so hard for 6 drops and last place in the AFC East and I hope for their sake they didn't work all that much harder than us just to come in to Bank of America and get beat.  That would be embarrassing.

#2936469 Detroit game: who's going and where you at?

Posted by backINblack28 on 08 September 2014 - 09:40 AM

554 rocking a white #1 ill be the guy yelling lions suck red wings suck tigers suck

#2927623 Yo ho ho it's a pirates life for me - smack approved

Posted by backINblack28 on 05 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

welp.  anyone concerned about TB fans not living in the past can look no further than this genius trying to trash talk us for losing the battle of Gettysburg.  can't say i personally remember the hurt from that loss

#2927542 Yo ho ho it's a pirates life for me - smack approved

Posted by backINblack28 on 05 September 2014 - 02:13 PM

Like the Bobcats. Hahahahaha


March 7-16 of this year the Bobcats won more games than the Bucs did over the entirety of last season so let's call that a backfire