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Mr. Scot

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#2762484 Kuechly on NFL AM today

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

More Luke...


Bobby Rosinski @BobbyRosinski 2h

Luke Kuechly to the drive pace car for the All-Star Race here in Charlotte



Jonathan Jones wonders if he might not try to tackle one of the cars.

#2762454 More than 10 players fail Combine drug test

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 07:12 PM

I don't have a problem with pot, I think it should be legalized.

However, these idiots know they're under a microscope and to get busted is just inexcusable.


This is what a lot of people just can't seem to get.


The NFL doesn't really give a s--t what you think of it.  All they care about is that, at this moment in time, it's illegal.


And if you're going to the Combine, you know well ahead of time you're going to be tested, and you know full well that a lot of your future depends on what happens there.


If you can't stay off the stuff even under those conditions, you're either an addict or you're just an idiot. 


Either way, if I'm a GM, I'm not taking you.

#2762416 Tom Brady's new look

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 06:45 PM

What the... :blink:









Steve Smith reacts...





#2762408 Scouts overrated list---from Prisco

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 06:35 PM

i know there has been talk about a DE in the first for us.


I've watched a bit on this Ealy guy. And he doesn't pop at all for me. Looks like a 3rd or 4th rounder. Am i just missing something?


Whatever you're missing, I'm missing it too.


The tape I've watched of him just doesn't show me anything special.

#2762406 More than 10 players fail Combine drug test

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 06:33 PM

Only six names are actually given in the story.



Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State

Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU

Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami

Telvin Smith, LB Florida State

Christian Jones, LB Florida State



The rest are probably late round / no-names.

#2762370 Scouts overrated list---from Prisco

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

From the article...



Who's overrated? I also asked those same personnel people for a handful of players who they think are overrated. The names that were mentioned:


Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Morgan Moses, T, Virginia
Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, Georgia Tech
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State


I would disagree on Moses, Nix and Van Noy. But that's why they get paid to do it, and I don't.



#2762013 Pre-Draft News Items

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 01:38 PM

This from Jonathan Jones


Jonathan Jones @jjones9 17m

Btw, NFL Network will have a camera in the Panthers draft room on Thursday night



That'll be fun to watch :D

#2762012 Bill Polian talks about Dave Gettleman

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

From tweets by Joe Person...


Joe Person @josephperson 51m

Bill Polian, who hired Panthers GM Dave Gettleman as a scout in Buffalo, said Gettleman's always been a terrific talent evaluator.


Joe Person @josephperson 50m

"He's been through this drill many times before. He will not panic. He will not be swayed by outside noise," -- Polian on Dave Gettleman.


Person doesn't say where these quotes are coming from but you can infer from another tweet that they're from a pre-draft conference call.  He also says Polian is high on UNC QB Bryn Renner.


Worth remembering that it was Polian who gave Gettleman his first NFL job (with the Bills).  He's said before of Gettleman that he was the type to spend hours locked in his office just watching tape, trying to find the right players.


I'd guess that Person will probably do a writeup on this later.

#2761931 Voth talks with Jonathan Stewart

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

When healthy...


We used to use that phrase a lot with Dan Morgan.


There came a point where it just wasn't enough of a reason to keep him around.


The question is how close we are to that point with Stewart, but in this case his contract makes that question about 15 million times more complicated than it was with Morgan.

#2761905 Voth talks with Jonathan Stewart

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 12:18 PM




Jonathan Stewart is well aware of what people have said.


He has heard critics point to his contract. He knows many have questioned if he will ever be truly healthy again. He has watched more games than he has played the last two seasons.


The more time a player spends on the sideline, the more his importance fades from collective memories. But despite two straight forgettable seasons, time is still on Stewart’s side.


“I’m 27. Even though I’ve been banged up and still working through some kinks, the way I look at life is you have to look at the positive,” Stewart said when Black and Blue Review caught up with him recently. “The positive right now is that last year at this time I wasn’t working out and right now I’m working out.”




After playing in 97 percent of Carolina’s games his first four years, Stewart was active in just 45 percent of the Panthers’ 33 games the past two seasons. And the 18 times he sat out came after he signed a six-year, $37.8 million contract just before the start of the 2012 season.

For what it’s worth, that contract was restructured for the first time last offseason. Stewart’s $1 million base salary was lowered to $715,000, which also made his $1.5 million 2014 base salary fully guaranteed. That was until he restructured again this February, slicing his base to $785,000.

But many fans have been left frustrated by a Panthers’ difficult salary cap situation somewhat caused by how much former general manager Marty Hurney invested in running backs. Even if Carolina wanted to part ways with Stewart, doing so would further exacerbate the cap issues since the team would have to take on more than $18 million in dead money.

So a big contract, plus many missed games, has equaled plenty of criticism.



“I understand from the fan aspect of things that you want your best players playing,” Stewart admitted. “And when you lose, there’s a lot of finger pointing every which way. But that’s the nature of the business.”

Yet the Panthers stopped losing for a good portion of last season. And when they made their first postseason appearance since Stewart’s rookie year, he was ready.

After tearing his MCL against the Saints in Week 14, he was expected to be out four to six weeks. The playoff game against the 49ers put him at five weeks.

Stewart wanted to play. He felt he could play. He ended up on the inactive list.

“I don’t really like talking about the past because it’s irrelevant now. But it was tough to watch cause it was a playoff game and I have watched a lot of games the last two years,” Stewart said.




Unlike last offseason, when he had surgery on both ankles, Stewart hopes to be restriction-free when the Panthers ramp up their offseason program with OTAs later this month. But that optimism is the cautious sort.


“As of right now, the things I’m doing, I’m doing pretty well,” Stewart said, before adding, “But football is totally different from just training and running around.”




When he is healthy, Stewart can be really good. The problem the last two seasons is the “when” has not happened very often.


The Panthers used to be able to depend on him no matter what happened during the week. But Stewart still has time to remind those who have forgotten what he can do on Sundays.



Black and Blue Review

#2761756 Pre-Draft News Items

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 10:18 AM

The Eagles have signed a guy named Allejandro...but not that one.


Allejandro Villanueva is a 6'9, 277 former Army Ranger who did three tours of duty in Afghanistan.  He's also a former offensive lineman at West Point who got a shot with the Bengals a few years back but didn't catch on.  He went to the Super Regional Combine as a tight end, but the Eagles are signing him as a defensive lineman.


Source: http://www.nfl.com/n...l-one-last-shot

#2761729 Pre-Draft News Items

Posted by Mr. Scot on 05 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

A thread for tidbits of Draft and NFL news in the week leading up to the draft.





Peter King is reporting that the Eagles are so hyped to get a prime wide receiver in this draft that they might actually trade up to do so.  Their likely target: Odell Beckham.


Gil Brandt believes it's possible Khalil Mack gets taken ahead of Jadaveon Clowney.  There's even some speculation that Mack could go number one overall to the Texans.


Adam Schefter has reported that Miami OT Seantrel Henderson tested positive for marijuana at the Combine.  Henderson is the guy who also failed to finish his own Pro Day workout.


Ian Rapoport, citing Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, is hearing that the Raiders have completely ruled out taking a quarterback as an option at number five.  They've said differently in prior reports. 


Mike Mayock thinks it's possible Nebraska corner Stanley John-Baptiste winds up being taken in the first round (he's generally been rated in the second or third).  As a big corner, the success of Richard Sherman has helped his stock a lot.


Mayock also speculates that Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin could be taken somewhere between nine and thirteen.  Mayock called Martin "as safe a player as there is in the draft".












#2761106 Here's what we're subject to now. Star Wars Mock: Biggs Darklighter

Posted by Mr. Scot on 04 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

So glad we didn't get jar jar


He went to the right team.


Vader should have gone to the Rams though (maybe Jeff Fisher didn't think he was evil enough).



how the hell are we going to pass on Jek Porkins


He shouldn't have made it past the Saints.


#2761098 Johnny Manziel has his own song/mix on sportscenter

Posted by Mr. Scot on 04 May 2014 - 01:39 PM

he is box office.


He is bust.

#2761074 The Observer researches Wide Receivers

Posted by Mr. Scot on 04 May 2014 - 12:48 PM

I'm not a member of the Joe Person fan club, but to his credit, this is a decent article.  Looks like he actually did put some work into it.

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