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Mr. Scot

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#2118833 In Panthers Official News Feeds Being an Omen of Future Moves News...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 30 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

the Panthers facebook newsfeed is one of the corniest, silliest outlets every. They simply posted that pic to try to get a bunch of rednecks to choke up their chewing tobacco and teenage boys to come up with un-original captions.

To be fair, twenty-nine other teams are also trying to think of things to talk about to help take fan minds off the fact that they aren't in the Super Bowl.

Can't complain too much.

#2118831 In Panthers Official News Feeds Being an Omen of Future Moves News...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 30 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

Wondering who the other guy is.

I know it's not Chudzinski because he was always in the booth.

#2118818 Joe Flacco "Cold Weather Superbowl is Retarded"

Posted by Mr. Scot on 30 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

I think the criticism is kinda silly myself.

They could hold Super Bowl in Alaska and you'll still see shirtless fans in the bleachers (alcohol in hand, of course).

A multimillion dollar athlete - who incidentally plays in Baltimore - complaining about playing in the cold comes off sounding like a spoiled, whiny little baby.

It's football.

#2118798 Florio criticizes Gettleman hire, calls it "dog and pony show"

Posted by Mr. Scot on 30 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

For the record, these statements about Newton aren't what make Theismann a dimwit. He long ago cemented his rep for being a moron.

As to the prime topic, I find myself wondering if the description of the GM hiring process as a "dog and pony show" might not have originated with Darin Gantt. He's expressed similar thoughts on previous occasions.

#2116967 Accorsi actually got here early

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

From the "no favoritism" story (link)

Turns out former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi was actually on board with the Panthers before Hurney was even fired.

Hurney asked him to take a look at the roster and analyze the team's recent drafts. To be clear, it wasn't a favor. It was a paid consulting job.

That tells me a couple of things...

One, I think Marty Hurney was starting to realize he was in over his head when it came to player evaluation.

Two, irony of ironies, Hurney wound up inviting the guy who would eventually choose his replacement.

The story also covers the process Accorsi went through, confirming again that interim GM Brandon Beane was never an actual candidate.

And here's a positive. Accorsi has offered to help new GM Dave Gettleman if he needs it. Gettleman expressed a willingness to accept any advice offered.

That boosts my confidence.

#2116694 Dear sweet lord

Posted by Mr. Scot on 28 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

Guess Russell Wilson must be a douche too. He has the same humble attitude :rolleyes:

For me though, both come across as good kids with bright futures in the league.

Don't see much point in being bothered by that.

#2116191 why do i continue to do it?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 27 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

I'll probably go to my grave believing they had film on us.

Brenston Buckner said Brady seemed to know exactly what was coming, even in formations and sets that they had only installed that very week.

Still hope the whole truth comes out on that front someday (I don't think it has). But even if it doesn't, as long as the Patriots record of no post-Spygate championships continues, I will be in full-on point and laugh mode :lol:

#2116175 Informative Dave Gettleman Article In Observer

Posted by Mr. Scot on 27 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Read that this morning.

This part caught my eye...

By 8 a.m., Gettleman would be in front of coach Tom Coughlin and his staff to go over the scouting report. During the sit-downs with Coughlin – especially when Gettleman would meet with Coughlin about free agents – Gettleman did not back down from the cantankerous coach, according to Accorsi.

“He was never territorial. It was never about Dave and his ego,” Accorsi said. “But he also would stand his ground … and Coughlin is no shrinking violet. He’s a tough guy and he makes you earn your conviction.”

Polian said former Bills coach Marv Levy always respected Gettleman – in large part because of his preparedness.

“When you’re dealing with analysis and facts, it’s a lot easier to have a conversation than with someone saying, ‘I like this guy.’ It’s a marked difference,” Polian said. “(Gettleman) doesn’t deal in cliches. He deals in straight-down-the-line, factual analysis.”

That makes me think if he gets any push from another "cantankerous old man" he won't just back down.

#2116169 Is there an agenda behind the anti dual threat, hybrid or read option QBs

Posted by Mr. Scot on 27 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

There's no agenda against dual threat quarterbacks. The whole notion is silly.

The perception comes from the fact that some guys who are expected to be dual threats actually aren't.

Doesn't matter how good a runner you are. If you cannot become a consistent passer, you will not succeed in this league. That was true long before the rule changes made passing even more important than it had previously been. But in the aftermath of those changes, it's even more so.

If you can run and pass, teams will covet you.

If you can pass but can't run, teams will still want you and you can win Super Bowls.

If you can run but can't pass, teams will replace you.

And lemme tell you, that's not going to change.

Bottom Line: Newton is a guy that can do both, but he's rare. There aren't that many like him out there (if any). But even Newton's success is going to happen or not happen based on how good a passer he is. If he never ran the ball again, he could still win as long as his passing skills continue to develop.

That's just reality.

#2114777 Panthers Hire Al Holcomb as LB Coach

Posted by Mr. Scot on 25 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

For anybody wondering what the story is here's a link

Same writer that WFNZ interviewed when Gettleman was hired.

I like guys that work their butts off to get ahead.

#2113365 Gettleman not sold on read option

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

I think the whole RG3 thing got us thinking in our FO what if that happens to Cam, I've been a big proponent doing away with the designed QB run since we got cam

I can't get behind doing away with it. That threat needs to be there.

Limiting it? Sure.

#2113347 So long, and thanks for all the fish

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Dolphin approaches scuba divers looking for help

Dolphins are known for being highly intelligent mammals. So intelligent, in fact, that they can communicate with humans even when they have not been trained to do so. That's what happened to a group of divers on an observation trip off the coast of Hawaii, known as the Big Island.

While the divers were observing manta rays, they were approached by a bottlenose dolphin. Luckily for all of us, they captured the encounter on video and uploaded it to YouTube. Keller Laros, one of the divers, heard an unusual squeal from the dolphin. Laros realized the dolphin was in distress; a fishing line was wrapped around its pectoral fin. He described how he tried to remove the fishing line: "I was trying to unwrap it, I got the fishing hook out of the pectoral fin. ... I was worried if I tugged on it, it might hurt him more."

The amazing part of the video is how cooperative and gentle the dolphin is as the divers help him. Laros was able to get the hook out and snip the fishing line near the dolphin's mouth.

"The way he came right up and pushed himself into me, there was no question this dolphin was there for help," Laros said. Several YouTube commenters have praised Laros and his team for their effort.

#2110767 Which player or players on the team should get one more chance

Posted by Mr. Scot on 22 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

I kinda think the head coach has already co-opted this coming year's "one more chance".

#2110706 Pat Y writes the obituary of the Failcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 22 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Reads more like an obituary than a gospel.

#2109574 Some Kuechly and Cam bits from our favorite PFW

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Thats the thing.

They probably made this up, like they did the Pre-Draft stuff from Cam, coming 'anonymous sources'.

Yeah right!!

They don't need to make anything up.

Plenty of NFL guys are very free with their words when they know they don't have to attach their name to it.

They've had this feature for years, long before Newton ever came along. Occasionally guys admit to being the ones who said such and such or someone figures it out.

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