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Mr. Scot

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#2986800 Who do we bring in at RB?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 10:15 PM

I wasn't at any practices, but I don't understand why we didn't give Lache more of a shot.  If he can't pass block he'd fit right in here, and I'm sure he couldn't do anything worse than fumble on his first carry.

 

Story came out from someone saying he wasn't a very hard worker.

 

No idea if true, but would explain a lot.




#2986796 How many of you felt this way today?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

is this a serious thread? 

 

Zod ... please ban

 

I gotta feeling Zod's not going to ban the guy who created this thread.
 




#2986751 Offensive Line Is Terrible

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 10:03 PM

They don't "all suck".

 

Kalil is still one of the best in the league.

 

Amini Silatolu is uneven, but overall pretty good.

 

Trai Turner is a rookie.  A rookie with a lot of ability and a load of potential, but still a rookie.  He has a lot to learn yet.

 

Fernando Velasco is a guy who should be a backup/rotational guy but he's starting. 

 

(sadly, that's been a common theme on our OL for a long time)

 

Byron Bell and Nate Chandler...ugh.




#2986682 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 09:38 PM

So u're simply sympathizing with a Navy's over-the-top reaction of Cam's soreness not because u accept his rational but understand his concern. 

 

I would accept his concern if he gave some real answers to solving the teams issues beside bench Cam who can play except for some soreness, and stick Anderson behind the same pathetic O-line. It sounds more like he's trying to kill the self esteem of two QBs with one stone.  Bench the starting QB, who is playing just as good now as he was last season, minus the ability to run as fast, and kill his self esteem. And replace him with a QB who has to handle the same O-line issues that cause Cam to get injured in the first place, so he to can get injured. 

 

Oh, and I Pied u because ur defense of Navy is if  nothing else, quite interesting. 

 

Let's try this again.

 

He's not saying Cam deserves to be benched.  Players get benched because of poor performance.  If you read what he's actually written, he praises Cam's performance quite profusely.

 

Sitting a player down for his protection is not the same as 'benching', and in fact it's already happened more than once this season.

 

For the week one game against the Bucs, Newton was completely deactivated because the staff believed the risk of injury was too great to put him out there and risk further damage.  This was done to protect him, not punish him.

 

Likewise, Newton has been pulled from both of the past two contests late in the game when we were down by a lot.  In neither case was it performance related.  It was done because the coaching staff felt it was pointless to leave him in there and risk injury when the games were a lost cause.

 

Again, they were protecting him, not punishing him.

 

Navy Football and the OP believe Newton's injuries are severe enough that the wisest decision would be to do the same thing they did in week one for a few more games.  In other words, let him rest and heal up instead of risking further damage. And just like each of the three times Newton has been held out of games so far, the idea would be to protect him, not punish him.

 

It's most certainly not an endorsement of Derek Anderson.  Just the opposite actually.  They're willing to throw Anderson to the wolves because they consider him replaceable.  Newton, on the other hand, isn't.

 

Overall, I disagree that this is the best move in the current situation, but again, I understand why they think it's the wise choice.  They believe this would be in Cam's best interest overall.   As someone who has both played and coached football, I've seen numerous examples of guys going back out on the field when they really shouldn't have.  The most recent example: RG3, whose career may wind up being cut short because of it.

 

You wanna see that happen to Cam?  I don't, but I don't think we're to that point yet.  Others do.

 

The idea behind that is based in long-term, big picture thinking.  Until you can grasp that, you're just not gonna get it.

 

That is as complete an explanation as I can give.  If you don't understand after reading that, you probably never will.




#2986109 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 07:17 PM

Who is saying he's hurt to the point that he can't play? Most I've read about is soreness, which is to be expected.

Sitting your franchise QB if he is healthy enough to play basically signals that you have given up on the season.

We're 2-2, the season isn't over.


Navy Football believes he's hurt badly enough that continuing to play him is counterproductive and risks doing major damage.

I disagree, but understand the rationale.

That's pretty much all there is to it.


#2985852 How many of you felt this way today?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 06:35 PM

I generally never feel like a traitor to my favorite team.


#2985795 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 06:25 PM

No...I would rather u fix your O-line than bench the QB who is doing more for this team, even while not 100%.

Let me let u in on a little secret, preserve your QB by demanding more from your those around him instead of looking for ways to get rid of him. Only Panthers fans would want to bench their QB because of the issues with the rest of their team. That has got to be the dumbest isn I have ever heard.


It's not 'benching' for performance that he's suggesting. It's sitting him out to keep him from getting injured.

I disagree, but at least I understand why he wants this.

If you can't understand the difference between those two, I can't help you.


#2985765 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 06:16 PM

I am no football expert, but I would much prefer if you sit some of those in the O-line and kill their self-esteem than sit your QB for the rational u're giving.

Yes Cam, we're benching u because our O-line, RB, and much of the Receiving team suck and we don't want u to get even more hurt. We want u to get healed back to at least 95% so when u come back u can go back to getting more yardage than them.

Man, u are killing me with laughter...Please stop it.


Bench the OL and put Cam behind their backups? And all so we can 'kill their self-esteem'?

What's gonna get killed by doing that is our quarterback.


#2985754 Smitty all but locked up a HOF vote today..

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 06:12 PM

steve smith is not a panther.


Sad that some folks are happy he won and the Panthers lost today.


#2985693 Smith: "I ran around those boys like they were schoolyard kids"

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

Honest question. Do you really think Gettleman is going to sign Smitty so he can retire here? I think if he has his way, there isn't a snowballs chance in hell of that happening. X-factor is if Richardson orders it to happen. That is the *only* way this ever happens and after the past few weeks of his antics, I'll be disappointed if it does.

Enjoy your Ravens jersey Smitty.


Gettleman doesn't hate Steve Smith.

I realize Panther fans are not used to having a GM who makes actual business decisions.


#2985638 Smith: "I ran around those boys like they were schoolyard kids"

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 05:41 PM

the annoying part is both of his touchdowns were complete bullshit plays.

but he can't be discredited for them, and i'm just jealous that he didn't get more complete bullshit effortless unicorn fart touchdowns while he was here with us.


I'm actually more annoyed by the fact that a number of people on here actually seem to be happy that things turned out this way.


#2985609 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 05:33 PM

Four seasons in and this team is still making excuses for why their QB is to blame for the team's issues.

Do u guys read the stuff u post? U r basically now blaming Cam because ur team isn't doing their job. What the heck!!! Ur anger is so misguided it's pathetic.


I don't think you read his post.

That's not even close to anything like what he said.


#2985497 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 05:17 PM

It has gotten to the point where it really is a waste of time to try and explain things to folks anymore. They have these goofy thoughts, like sitting Cam, and you cannot sway them.

It is the same after every loss. Emotional over-reactions lead to goofy azz comments. No one has any patience anymore. They deserve it now, and by God you had better give it to them.

You can't blame everything on Madden. Some blame has to go to just not caring enough to learn the game. Have interwebz, and there is no need for knowledge.


Sad but true.


#2985486 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

I would hate to have to make that decision. I don't think the season is lost yet, it's way too early. But, I would hate for Cam to have a season like RG3 did last year because he couldn't protect himself.


Protecting him is the only possible justification you could use for sitting him at this point. But as mentioned, doing so acknowledges acceptance that you're punting on the season.

I'd still have to be talked into that.


#2985288 Anderson is a better option than Cam right now

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 September 2014 - 04:49 PM

Don't like it, don't read it. Dick.


Like you could have done with this thread?

As to the topic, no. Said elsewhere I'm comfortable with Derek Anderson The Backup. Derek Anderson The Starter scares me.




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