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Mr. Scot

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#2369124 How many points against Buffalo will the Offense need to redeem themselves?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

More than the other team.

Preferably also more than seven.

#2369070 shula responds to criticism

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

"(Coach) responds to criticism..."

Generally not a good thing :unsure:

#2368272 Do not take Buffalo lightly...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 September 2013 - 03:03 AM

Taking any professional team lightly is a huge error.



#2368259 Anyone else notice a couple of things in this current Skins vs Eagles game?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 September 2013 - 02:29 AM

McCoy now killing it in his debut as a head coach as well...



You wanna stick with that? :unsure:

#2368244 4th and inches

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 September 2013 - 01:56 AM

I understand the decision but sometimes you have to gotta show your team you believe in them.  Not hope but expect them to get the first down.  What better way to show your team you believe in them then in game 1, in your own territory that you trust the offense to get the first down and god forbid you miss it.  You trust your defense to stop them.


I just think that was a perfect opportunity to set the tone for the whole season.  Silent count.  All Cam has to do is reach the ball over the plane of 2 inches.  


Because if you fail, even if they don't gain a single yard they're in field goal range already and you just gave up easy points.


And had that happened, everyone in here would have been calling Rivera an idiot for going for it.


Situational football.  He made the right choice.

#2368012 Tolbert

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

This is so true it isn't even funny.

Actually it's not.

The Coryell is not just power running. It's power running combined with downfield passing.

It's already supposed to be more 'open' than it was yesterday.

#2367807 So how long before Wallace gets traded?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 08:36 PM

so 4 non choir boys(including mitchell) out of how many? again, it is impossible to get him with that contract so its a mute point.

So exactly how many locker room cancers do we need to be credible?

To put it another way, are you shooting for us to be the Bengals or the Raiders?

#2367400 Should Ron Rivera be standing up for Cam?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

I could be wrong but I don't believe I've ever heard him put the blame on himself.

Yes. You're wrong.

#2367286 What a difference a single game makes

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 05:06 PM

Do you have an example of when firing a coach mid season "lit a fire" and turned it into a winning season?

The whole idea that we might fire RR during the season is unquestionably the most absolutely absurd idea being kicked around on this forum.

Mid-season coaching changes always light a fire...

...in the dumpster :unsure:

#2367000 Kalil says Scott graded out perfect

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

I tend to believe the guy playing next to him over other sources. Of course I doubt he'd publicly throw him under the bus, but Kalil would certainly know better.

He didn't need to say anything at all.

#2366881 Garry Williams Torn ACL/MCL

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

Bite the bullet and resign Hangman. He might not be great, but at this point we just need bodies familiar with the scheme.

If you want to 'bite the bullet' and sign a veteran, there are better options available.

#2366329 Fixing the Panthers Offense in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 09:46 AM

I can fix the offense in two steps

1. Fire Shula
2. Hire someone competent at their job.

The way Shula uses Cam, is like giving someone a Lamborghini and letting him drive it like a Toyota Corrola.

Meanwhile Rivera is 2-13 in games decided by a touchdown or less. To me that's a damning statistic, something needs to change. Whether thats winning close games, or cleaning house.


Because it's easy to find a competent OC who just happens to be available in week two of the season, right?


And hey, installing a whole new system in mid-season after you spent an entire training camp and offseason learning this one?  No problem!


It's simple.  Heck, I do it in Madden all the time.  That's just like the real world, right? :)

#2366308 Mike Tanier (Football Outsiders) weighs in

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

i agree, but i thought the second half of the game, particularly the 4th quarter, the defense looked flat tired. but i blame a lot of that on the offense's inability to sustain a drive.



My take also.


A Coryell offense is built around the longball.  Newton said there were long passes called and open routes that he didn't take.  I noticed a lot of 'get the ball out fast' plays which makes me think that there was an emphasis on that. 


While I understand why they'd want that (OL issues) you can't really run an effective Coryell offense that way.  Henning tried that with Delhomme the year we lost two starting linemen in week one and it blunted the entire attack.

#2366285 Fixing the Panthers Offense in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 09:24 AM

Why yes, I'm happy just losing to good teams.  It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.  Effort is what matters in the sport, anyway.  Everyone is a winner.  The entire NFCS gets a nice little trophy regardless of where they finish.


Alternatively, we can see the opportunities we had to take control of a game and beat that Super Bowl contender into the ground in the first half, that we failed to do.  We lacked the killer instinct, and I think that comes from the top.


I'm not happy with losing to anyone.


I am less angry when we play well overall against a very good team.


And I am never ready to panic and bench/cut/fire everybody after only one game.

#2366213 Twerking is spreading like wild fire.

Posted by Mr. Scot on 09 September 2013 - 08:45 AM

The video also has over 6 million views... not sure what the going rate is for a YouTube vid, but I bet 6 million views is worth something and I bet that it played at least a small part in the decision.

And perhaps to her that means "Six million people are watching me!"

To me, it would mean "Six million people now think I'm a complete dumbass."