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Mr. Scot

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#2869046 Tre Boston

Posted by Mr. Scot on 29 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

I'm remembering some conversations that took place early last season...

 

"Godfrey's hurt?  Dammit.  Who's his backup?  Mike Mitchell?  That scrub we got from the Raiders?  S--t!  We're screwed!"




#2869039 Tre Boston

Posted by Mr. Scot on 29 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

Where do you get that from? I am sure the Colts, Packers, and Giants would like to disagree with you. They are the teams that are in a whole other category when it comes to injuries in recent years with the Colts leading the way easily almost every year for a decade straight. Hate to say it but the Panthers aren't even close to the most injury riddled team.  

 

Injuries happen to all teams and good teams have the depth to overcome them.  

 

Fan blindness.

 

Pretty sure there's an element of every fanbase that thinks 'we have it worse than every other team in the NFL'.

 

My own take is that it feels like injuries have gone up all over the league since the new practice rules were implemented with the last CBA.  I will say that's just a feeling though.  I haven't done the research to back it up.

 

I do think that at some point you'll see someone in the media - or maybe even the league itself - investigate that question.




#2868606 Favorite fictional hero when you were growing up.....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

Big fan of Spider Man as a kid...




#2868288 The reason why D.G had to put Gaffney on waivers....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

Gettleman did something every team in the league does on a regular basis with rarely anything bad ever coming of it.

The alternative would have been to keep an injured player on the roster through the entire preseason, which would have meant someone else who was healthy getting cut.

And all that just to protect a 6th round pick who was going on injured reserve anyway from something that hardly ever happens.

The whole idea is just silly.


#2868088 Pats claim RB Tyler Gaffney off waivers

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

Gettleman is really having a horrible year. I don't think it's possible for him to have handled the personnel decisions this entire offseason worse than he did.


I hope you're being sarcastic, because otherwise this is a really dumb post.

I thought Gaffney had potential too, but the people freaking out over losing a 6th round pick who blew a knee in his first ever practice like it's some huge tragedy are making foolsof themselves.


#2866976 Tackle might not be as bad as we thought.

Posted by Mr. Scot on 27 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

Tackle might not be as bad as we thought.

 

As a general rule, most things aren't.
 




#2866188 Rivera-we may get a RB

Posted by Mr. Scot on 27 July 2014 - 02:12 AM

Yeah but we have Mike fuggin' Tolbert. As far as I'm concerned he should be our feature back this season. Dude is money in short yardage and the passing game and I guarantee he is more effective between the tackles than DeAngelo is at a fraction of the cost. 

 

Used as he is now....

 

Make a big back a feature back and sometimes the wear and tear is too much (take Michael Turner, for example).
 




#2866149 King Kong

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

Response to Godzilla, perhaps?

 

Great a filmmaker as Peter Jackson may be, his 'King Kong' was terrible.




#2865723 Words to Remember

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

As the preparation for the 2014 Panthers season gets underway, I want to take a quick moment to revisit a quote from Michael Irvin, given as he was making the case for the Panthers drafting Kelvin Benjamin.

 

"You can scheme your defense to cover the field in every possible direction...except up."

 

 

 

Here's hoping the year to come highlights the truth of that statement.




#2865694 Home Run Casting Choices in Comic Book Movies

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 02:09 PM

As villains go, Hiddleston's Loki is amazing, as was Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow.

 

But the 'best ever' discussion begins (and likely ends) with Heath Ledger's Joker.




#2865690 Offensive Line Talk

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

From Jonathan Jones (link)
 

 

Fan Fest is a place for fans to get autographs, watch Cam Newton throw to his new receivers and do the wave.

Few came to see how the offensive line meshed, but Panthers coach Ron Rivera kept an eye on it.

Carolina’s offensive line rotated several players with the first and second teams, though the Panthers’ first-string line remains static.

From left to right, Byron Bell, Amini Silatolu, Ryan Kalil, Trai Turner and Nate Chandler got the majority of first-team reps together Friday night, just as they did during June’s three-day minicamp.

Rivera isn’t necessarily putting much stock into the line’s performance until they get into pads on Sunday.

“It was tough to tell, but listening to them communicate and talk is important,” Rivera said. “I thought Kalil did a nice job.”

Kalil, one of the top centers in the league in his eighth year, is the most veteran player on the offensive line. While most eyes were on quarterback Cam Newton and his surgically repaired ankle, Kalil was focused on getting the calls with his younger linemen.

“I think in these practices you’re looking for ability to pick up the scheme,” Kalil said. “It’s a big playbook, a lot of information is being thrown around early on, so you’re looking at how guys are playing.

“You don’t really ABC it. We’re getting pretty down-the-line (defensive) looks right out of the gate, so it’s a good way to see how guys adapt and how they work things out on the fly in high-game speed.”

Of the young guys around him, Kalil said Turner stood out the most. The Panthers drafted Turner out of Louisiana State in the third round of this year’s draft, and Turner turned 21 just last month.

He’s gotten the majority of reps at right guard since minicamp.

“He’s so young and he’s doing such a good job,” Kalil said.

 

 

 




#2865688 Home Run Casting Choices in Comic Book Movies

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

Oh and not a comic movie per se, but the mention of Anne Hathaway reminded me...

 

Steve Carrell was a great choice to play Maxwell Smart, but my word did they ever blow that movie.  It should have been great :(




#2865669 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

Saltman is mowing his lawn

 

L6pIqH3.jpg

 

 

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"Honey I'm gonna go jihad on the lawn."
 




#2865635 Browns STUNNED by Manziels off the field antics

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

I am shocked :unsure:




#2865626 Home Run Casting Choices in Comic Book Movies

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

The only one I'd disagree with you on is Keaton.
 

 

I wasn't a fan of Hathaway either.
 






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