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Mr. Scot

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#2692149 Munnerlyn to Vikings- 3 year deal

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

Happy for Captain to get a contract.

 

Also happy the temptation to start him at corner will not be an option for our coaching staff this season.




#2692143 Munnerlyn to Vikings- 3 year deal

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

we will be lucky to win 4 games next year. I'm sure Cam and Luke can't wait to leave

 

You should show them the way.
 




#2692114 All this Gettleman hate....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 05:04 PM

I have the right to question someone who has let basically all of our secondary, receiving corp and o-line go and brought in literally no one to replace them. For whatever Hurney did wrong, he never left these sorts of gaping holes.

 

Hurney never left gaping holes? :blink:

 

How often did we have a solid receiving corps or interior defensive front under Hurney?

 

Heck, how many times did we have a good cornerback not named Chris Gamble?

 

How good were we at tight end in the years before we finally got Greg Olsen?

 

Who played quarterback between Jake Delhomme and Cam Newton?

 

Hurney managed this team from 2002 through 2012, and out of the eleven seasons he was in charge we had only three winning campaigns. 

 

This is not someone I would hold up as a model of consistency :unsure:

 

And can we please remember that our final roster will be set somewhere around six months from now, not tomorrow?

 

Sheesh folks :blink:




#2692007 Nicks visiting the Colts tonight

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

He's a radio host.

 

...whose Twitter account includes tweets trying to explain to listeners why he 'zoned out' on a recent show :blink:
 




#2691962 Ginn to Arizona, 3 yr deal

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

He gets to play the Niners twice a year.




#2691921 Nicks visiting the Colts tonight

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

VincentFrankNFL
Hakeem Nicks to sign soon. Hearing he's close to a deal with an unidentified team. Sorry, doesn't help you all too much.
3/13/14 5:20 PM

 

No idea who Vincent Frank is, just passing it along...

 

Basically, "guy with a website".
 




#2691890 Sad Little SAVE STEVE SMITH Rally in Charlotte

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

Spontaneous rally with no publicity for Steve Smith nets 15-20 participants.

 

Saint fans spend weeks organizing and hyping a rally on social media, get way smaller numbers than hoped for...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:lol:




#2691832 Nicks visiting the Colts tonight

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

Yep, it's how we roll. 5 winning seasons in 19 years.

 

A 12-4 team ... gutted. Replacements yet to arrive. Will they be just as good as who we lost?

 

Front seven or not, the question is: Can you bargain-bin your way back to 12-4?

 

We've only "rolled" one season under the new GM so far.

 

And given that we bargain binned our way to 12-4 from consecutive losing seasons, I'd say yes, it's possible.

 

Will it happen?  Don't know.
 




#2691825 Your reaction when you see the Panthers offensive roster

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

Gettlemen is doing exactly what he did last year. 

 

And the general mood of this place is about the same as it was last year prior to when we started signing guys.

 

Few if any saw this past season playing out as it did.
 




#2691793 Time to Vent via memes

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:06 PM

You guys are brutal :lol:




#2691789 Your reaction when you see the Panthers offensive roster

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

My reaction will be, "Wow, it's already September?"




#2691743 My first experience on a jury

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 03:53 PM

Advice from my first stint on jury duty: Don't go to the bathroom while they're choosing a foreman.

 

i did, and when I came back I had the job :(




#2691599 All this Gettleman hate....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

I'm just trying to keep some semblance of civil discourse.

I should have realized that was a stupid idea.

 

I wouldn't call it a stupid idea.

 

But on this topic, I would call it a lost cause.




#2691579 smith on WFNZ right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

I hope we go 16-0 just to spite that bastard.

 

 

I wasn't a big fan of it, either.  Hence why I said the folks taking what he had to say as gospel might wanna look a little more closely at what he was saying, particularly about Newton. 

 

Statements like...

 

Newton has grown a lot since entering the league, but the team also has been very careful to shield him of some outside forces and not let a few stories of his immaturity get out the past few seasons.

 

Granted, none of these have been locker-room-crushing incidents, but there has been a lot of eye-rolling at Newton's antics on all levels of the organization, even during the playoff run last season.

 

Even as he was playing at an MVP level at midseason, he hadn't proven to everyone in the locker room that he could be fully trusted. But the people who matter most in the organization are looking past that.

 

But you can bet that subtly, over time, Newton won some sort of pissing contest, and the team handed him the trophy.

 

...are not the kind of thing I'd wanna hang my hat on.
 




#2691520 smith on WFNZ right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 13 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

 @Eric_Edholm  3h

Dave Gettleman just didn't get along with Steve Smith. Simple as that.

 

You want to go off of Edholm's article?

 

Have you read Edholm's article?

 

Here's what you're calling "the truth"...

 

No, the bigger significance is that Newton is getting what he wants, and all the responsibility that goes with it. Power, in the wrong hands, can be a dangerous thing.

 

The 12-4 season in 2013 emboldened Newton, Gettleman and Rivera (in that he received an extension in January), and yet it essentially cut the legs out from Smith in his place with the team, even though he had sacrificed one of those legs by returning for the playoff game early after a Week 16 knee injury. Smith's numbers were down overall, and even though he was Newton's most trusted target in key situations this past season, we could start to see life after Smith in Carolina.

Gettleman certainly could. He grew tired of Smith's bold and outspoken personality and wondered if it would run Newton off track, assuming he has been on the right one to begin with. The relationship between Newton and Smith also veered slightly off course in recent years, too, as Newton was coddled more by the team and Smith was made to feel less of the man.

 

Is that Smith's insecurity? Newton's swelling ego? Perhaps both were factors. But there is little question that the team was thinking chiefly about Newton when they cut Smith.

Let's not mince words here: It's highly doubtful that Newton marched into Rivera's or Gettleman's office and demanded a "me or him" situation. It was not that bad. But you can bet that subtly, over time, Newton won some sort of pissing contest, and the team handed him the trophy.

 

Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer correctly reported that Gettleman viewed Smith as a distraction. But does Gettleman view Newton as a leader? Someone who can be accountable in good times and in bad?

Newton has grown a lot since entering the league, but the team also has been very careful to shield him of some outside forces and not let a few stories of his immaturity get out the past few seasons. Granted, none of these have been locker-room-crushing incidents, but there has been a lot of eye-rolling at Newton's antics on all levels of the organization, even during the playoff run last season.

 

Perhaps it's much ado about nothing now, and Newton certainly has the God-given ability to do more great things in the NFL. He honestly cares about winning, too, which is not something to be scoffed at. Not all great players do, sadly. Newton is as strong of mind as he is of body and spirit.

But sometimes that strength is unbridled. Even as he was playing at an MVP level at midseason, he hadn't proven to everyone in the locker room that he could be fully trusted. But the people who matter most in the organization are looking past that. They are making Newton the centerpiece, a move that long has been in motion obviously.

They were not going to let Smith get in the way of that. So that's why they released him Thursday, despite no heir on the roster and despite the team essentially paying him $5 million to go away and be someone else's thing.

 

But more importantly, if you're a Panthers fan, are you ready to put all your chips in with Cam? The team now must re-sign him and go big to do so, following his option season of 2015. Will he be willing to wait that long? And how much do you pay him?

These are all fascinating questions to ponder when you consider the state of the rest of the offense around him. Oh, the Panthers will make moves to help him, there's no question. But they won't replace Smith and Jordan Gross as players or, maybe more importantly, as locker-room buffers to keep the pressure squarely off Newton.

 

But suddenly, it's clear: Cam Newton isn't as well protected as he was previously. And yet, he's more exposed than ever before. This is the way the Panthers want it.

 

Full story here.

 

This is what you're endorsing as "the truth".

 

You really wanna stick by that?






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