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Mr. Scot

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#2899633 The gameday inactive rule

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

right. haha i meant how many players would you keep at each position for a team with the Panthers play philosophy?

 

I'll break it down a little later.  Got some things I have to get done.
 




#2899594 Right now, we're the 2002-2004 Falcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

That is the thing most Panther fans forget. Most Coaches are conservative at heart. Especially when you have a Defense like we have. "Give yourself a chance to win, and things will work out".

That was fine back in the day. Nowadays, with a talent like Cam, you have to take advantage of that.

I guess what I am trying to say is. With a healthy Stewy, and our improved WR corp, there really is no reason not to let Cam be what he appears to be. One whale of a QB. Let him be what he is. Let him lead this team. Give him the opportunity to show what he can do.

It has been said that he is in the room when game planning. Let that translate to the field. Allow him to call what he sees. We have the talent around him to let that transpire. Throw when you see it, run when that is an option. Quit limiting one of the singular talents the league has ever seen.

To me, that is what it comes down to. Let Cam be Cam. Give him the freedom to call what he sees. Don't limit the best just because you want to be safe. Let him lead. Let him take this team where it deserves to go.

Man I hate Cuervo. I ramble.

 

Well, it's good rambling.  I can sign on to pretty much all of that.
 




#2899356 What do you guys make of the Cam haters still out there today?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 20 August 2014 - 01:13 AM

You not a Katt Williams fan?

 

Heard of him.

 

Haven't listened to him enough to say yea or nay.
 




#2899276 Right now, we're the 2002-2004 Falcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 10:50 PM

If you ask me, we're the Panthers and only the Panthers. 

 

:D
 




#2899270 Right now, we're the 2002-2004 Falcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 10:47 PM

Welp they did have our number for a while so I guess we better hope the majority of our opponents are built like the 2002-2004 panthers

 

I know in 2002 Del Rio had no clue how to defend Vick.  Honestly, his career since the Panthers hadn't exactly shown strength against other mobile QBs either.

 

Trgovac might have had a better handle on the concepts (surprising as that sounds) but until we drafted Thomas Davis he didn't have the right tools for the job.

 

Once TD came aboard though, things started changing.




#2899260 Right now, we're the 2002-2004 Falcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 10:40 PM

I'd like to poke holes in this thread, but I've had too much to drink.

 

Poke all you want.  Just don't puke on it :blink:




#2899251 Right now, we're the 2002-2004 Falcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

*In before "We're the Panthers and only the Panthers"

 

Someone will probably still post that :lol:
 




#2899243 Right now, we're the 2002-2004 Falcons

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 10:32 PM

If you look at the way the team approached last season, you'll notice they concentrated a fair amount on the run game.  In this case, a run game which included (some would say was powered by) our quarterback.  The passing game was there and decent, but it was the run game that was the engine of the offense.  And on the other side, an attacking, smothering defense.

 

Now, if you think back about ten years or so, that style of play might seem familiar.

 

It's what the Atlanta Falcons of the early 2000s used when Vick was at his peak with them.  Their run game, Vick included, was deadly.  The pass game - at its best - was complementary but hardly frightening.

 

So now that we have a quarterback who can beat teams with his legs, here we were last season using a similar approach.

 

Aaaaand honestly, I'm not in favor of that :(

 

Why?

 

The Falcons taking that approach was understandable, even wise when you think about it.  Vick was an amazing runner, but a mediocre passer.  Teams knew the best game plan against the Falcons was to concentrate on the run and force Vick to throw.  Hence, the 'mush rush' by many, except the Bucs who always used heavy pressure to flush Vick to his right where he wasn't as effective.

 

Still, the run game was so good that even when teams did their best to take it away, they didn't always succeed.

 

So now, we take a similar path because we have a quarterback with a similar profile, right?

 

Cool, except we don't :unsure:

 

Cam Newton is, in only his fourth year, a better passer than Michael Vick was even in his best years.  Yes, he's also a great runner and it's wise to use that quality and/or the threat of it.  But in the process, let's not get unbalanced too far toward the run.

 

Now I'd imagine the coaches know this, so perhaps it's just been the lack of a deep receiving corps that's forced them into that approach.  It seems more logical when you think about it.  Newton, although sometimes lacking consistency, is still a good passer, but of course someone has to catch the ball.

 

Truthfully though, the reason behind why we went that route last year doesn't really matter.

 

The bottom line for me is that I don't want to see us looking that way again this coming season

 

With a deeper receiving corps, another year under Newton's belt and a super-talented mega-tall receiver as a target, there's no reason why we shouldn't air it out as much as anybody.  Rivera's preference has always been to be able to attack teams any way we choose, and that's exactly what I want to see in the year ahead.

 

Here's hoping we do.




#2899213 Jake Delhomme on the Mac Attack - Panthers have more than enough weapons for Cam

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 10:04 PM

He does, at times.

 

The last piece of the Cam puzzle is consistency.

 

I can tell you that one day at camp it was painfully obvious that Cam didn't have a good night, to the point of being called out by Ryan Kalil. Cam wasn't calling out plays during warmups and was moping around, so Kalil called him out on it. I understand it, I have had bad nights where I haven't wanted to go to work. It sucks sometimes. But as you get older and more experienced in your profession, you learn to put things aside and realize every day, every moment on the practice field counts. Its time to work.

 

Cam will get there, I have no doubt.

 

Factors in too that Delhomme was 28 and had been in the NFL for a while when he took over in Carolina.  Newton's having to grow into the role.

 

I'd worry if I didn't see him doing that, but happily, I do. 




#2899141 The gameday inactive rule

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

my question about the roster rule is how exactly did they come up with the number 53... and thus 45 active? seems terribly arbitrary to me

 

I would guess by trial, error and analysis.

 

When I've analyzed rosters and depth, 55 players is the number that made sense to me, but 53 isn't far off.




#2899122 Eagles trade for Barner

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

It fits him better, I hope the best for him (except for when he plays us ;) )

 

Agree completely.

 

He didn't fit well in our system.
 




#2899107 It almost happened

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 09:23 PM

you new here?

 

He's a big Manziel fan, so much so that criticism makes him borderline irrational (check the other thread).
 




#2899089 Eagles trade for Barner

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

Wow!

Did not see that one coming.

 

Someone did.

 

I forget who, but someone suggested that possibility.  I remember saying it would make sense.

 

Welcome aboard, Fozzy.
 




#2898859 Friday night huge test for Kelvin and WR core

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 07:16 PM

Did he say why?

 

Short week before Game 3.
 




#2898634 Big Ups to L-TownCat

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

Somebody lock this spam thread :blink:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(looks good, LTC) B)






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