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Mr. Scot

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#2868288 The reason why D.G had to put Gaffney on waivers....

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 06:24 PM

Gettleman did something every team in the league does on a regular basis with rarely anything bad ever coming of it.

The alternative would have been to keep an injured player on the roster through the entire preseason, which would have meant someone else who was healthy getting cut.

And all that just to protect a 6th round pick who was going on injured reserve anyway from something that hardly ever happens.

The whole idea is just silly.

#2868088 Pats claim RB Tyler Gaffney off waivers

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 04:39 PM

Gettleman is really having a horrible year. I don't think it's possible for him to have handled the personnel decisions this entire offseason worse than he did.

I hope you're being sarcastic, because otherwise this is a really dumb post.

I thought Gaffney had potential too, but the people freaking out over losing a 6th round pick who blew a knee in his first ever practice like it's some huge tragedy are making foolsof themselves.

#2866976 Tackle might not be as bad as we thought.

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 08:26 PM

Tackle might not be as bad as we thought.


As a general rule, most things aren't.

#2866188 Rivera-we may get a RB

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 02:12 AM

Yeah but we have Mike fuggin' Tolbert. As far as I'm concerned he should be our feature back this season. Dude is money in short yardage and the passing game and I guarantee he is more effective between the tackles than DeAngelo is at a fraction of the cost. 


Used as he is now....


Make a big back a feature back and sometimes the wear and tear is too much (take Michael Turner, for example).

#2866149 King Kong

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

Response to Godzilla, perhaps?


Great a filmmaker as Peter Jackson may be, his 'King Kong' was terrible.

#2865723 Words to Remember

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

As the preparation for the 2014 Panthers season gets underway, I want to take a quick moment to revisit a quote from Michael Irvin, given as he was making the case for the Panthers drafting Kelvin Benjamin.


"You can scheme your defense to cover the field in every possible direction...except up."




Here's hoping the year to come highlights the truth of that statement.

#2865690 Offensive Line Talk

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

From Jonathan Jones (link)


Fan Fest is a place for fans to get autographs, watch Cam Newton throw to his new receivers and do the wave.

Few came to see how the offensive line meshed, but Panthers coach Ron Rivera kept an eye on it.

Carolina’s offensive line rotated several players with the first and second teams, though the Panthers’ first-string line remains static.

From left to right, Byron Bell, Amini Silatolu, Ryan Kalil, Trai Turner and Nate Chandler got the majority of first-team reps together Friday night, just as they did during June’s three-day minicamp.

Rivera isn’t necessarily putting much stock into the line’s performance until they get into pads on Sunday.

“It was tough to tell, but listening to them communicate and talk is important,” Rivera said. “I thought Kalil did a nice job.”

Kalil, one of the top centers in the league in his eighth year, is the most veteran player on the offensive line. While most eyes were on quarterback Cam Newton and his surgically repaired ankle, Kalil was focused on getting the calls with his younger linemen.

“I think in these practices you’re looking for ability to pick up the scheme,” Kalil said. “It’s a big playbook, a lot of information is being thrown around early on, so you’re looking at how guys are playing.

“You don’t really ABC it. We’re getting pretty down-the-line (defensive) looks right out of the gate, so it’s a good way to see how guys adapt and how they work things out on the fly in high-game speed.”

Of the young guys around him, Kalil said Turner stood out the most. The Panthers drafted Turner out of Louisiana State in the third round of this year’s draft, and Turner turned 21 just last month.

He’s gotten the majority of reps at right guard since minicamp.

“He’s so young and he’s doing such a good job,” Kalil said.




#2865688 Home Run Casting Choices in Comic Book Movies

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

Oh and not a comic movie per se, but the mention of Anne Hathaway reminded me...


Steve Carrell was a great choice to play Maxwell Smart, but my word did they ever blow that movie.  It should have been great :(

#2865669 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

Saltman is mowing his lawn







"Honey I'm gonna go jihad on the lawn."

#2865635 Browns STUNNED by Manziels off the field antics

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

I am shocked :unsure:

#2865626 Home Run Casting Choices in Comic Book Movies

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

The only one I'd disagree with you on is Keaton.


I wasn't a fan of Hathaway either.

#2865613 Now it's 2-4 weeks with Stewart

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 12:46 PM

When he can play, Stewart is a legitimate threat.  He's got the balance of an elite gymnast and insane body control.  Defenders find out quickly that you have to wrap him up to bring him down.  Trying to put him down with just a hit or a shove is like trying to knock over a Weeble.


No, he's not worth the contract he's being paid (few guys would be) but there's little doubt that the team is better when he's available to get on the field.


I wish I were more confident in that happening this season, but I can at least call myself hopeful.



#2865591 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

Well, I'll let you determine who is elite or not. But, if you pay attention you'll notice that dual threat QBs are overrepresented in the playoffs. Off my head, as dual threat QBs we have Cam, RG3, Kapaernick, Wilson, Geno, Manuel. Four outta those 6 have been in the playoffs the last couple of years and 2 have played in the super bowl and 1 have won a super bowl. Out of 32 teams, that's a good Vegas odd right there. Rodgers and Manning didn't look exactly elite in those playoffs either. Anybody can throw for a bunch of yards when you have 2-3 number 1 type receiver on your line up and call yourself elite. Things can get dicey when you can't control the game on your own, Peyton found that out the hard way.


You probably should let me determine who's elite, because it's clear from your comments here that you have no clue :lol:


You've not even attempted to respond to the points made about the differences between college and pro quarterbacking.  I'm not ready to bet that you have any response, but I'll mention it anyway.


As to your points here, quick hint: Don't cite a quarterback who can't get past his first read as a good example.


Kaepernick has gotten where he is because of the Niner defense (you might wanna ask yourself why the Niners structured his contract the way they did) and honestly though I like him that argument could be made for Russell Wilson too.  E J Manuel and Geno Smith haven't exactly been anything to write home about so far.  RG3?  They're taking bets on whether he even plays a full season.


And you want to talk about not being elite in last year's playoffs?  Check Wilson's stats in the Super Bowl.  They're very 'game manager' looking.  As mentioned, I actually like Wilson, but let's not kid ourselves about his role in last year's playoffs.  That wasn't an MVP type performance by a long shot.


The best quarterbacks in the league right now (Rodgers, Manning, Brady, Brees, are all top passers.  Only Rodgers comes close to being a dual threat in that bunch, and he runs only as needed, something that can be said of every one of them that has any long term success.  The flipside is guys like Michael Vick, who can't go 4 games without getting hurt, or Vince Young, who washed out entirely.


Bottom Line: Not a single guy you cite, including Newton, has reached the level of long term success that guys like Manning and Brady have.  Newton and Wilson are the best bets to do so, but until they do they haven't 'changed the game'.  It still remains true that if you want to be an elite NFL QB, you have to become a passer.  If you can also run, great, but you can succeed without being a runner.  Fail at being a passer, and you fail completely.


And again, for the reasons mentioned (and not responded to) the guys you mentioned aren't going to change the game.  The game will change them, or jettison them if they can't handle it.


That's how it works in the real world.

#2865556 2014 Adopt-a-Panthergate

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

You should call David Stern.


I hear he's very good at fixing who goes first.

#2865544 Why did you become a Panther fan?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

What about you?


I will.


When I start something like this, I prefer to let others run with it for a while before throwing in myself.

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