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Mr. Scot

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
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#2863436 No Public Dollars For BoA

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 02:37 PM

I'm nowhere near as convinced of this as everyone else on here. I don't think he gives a damn where the team is after he passes, and it's debatable as to whether or not he even should.


People who actually know him and work with him would say otherwise.


We're not talking about a guy who just purchased an existing team here.  Jerry Richardson dedicated a pretty significant portion of his life (and bank account) to bringing an NFL team to the Carolinas.  This is his baby.  The notion that he doesn't care what ultimately happens to it would just be ridiculous.

#2863410 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 02:18 PM

Flawed logic to put it nicely.


Especially in that it ignores the differences between the college and the pro game.


The talent level in college is significantly lower than in the NFL.  At that level, a single superior athlete might only need to outrun half the opposing defense to make a big gain.  Not so in the pros, where the entire opposing defense is made up of guys who were the best of the best in college.  Outrunning a pro defense is a much bigger achievement, and much more difficult to do.


And then there's the age factor.


It's extremely rare to have a college quarterback over the age of 23.  Good Pro quarterbacks play into their 30s.  And throw in that a college QB only has to maintain his level of play for 3 to 4 years.  A pro QB with a career that short is probably a bust.  The level of punishment you take from defenders plays in here too.


Anybody here really dumb enough to believe that Cam Newton is still gonna be running like he can now when he's over 30 and has the wear and tear of a ten year NFL career on his body?


People have been predicting that running quarterbacks would take over the NFL since the days of Randall Cunningham.  It still hasn't happened, and when you consider the factors listed above it's extremely unlikely that it ever will.  Oh, you'll have the guys who come in and make the ESPN highlight reels for a year or two that everybody will fawn over, but the reality is if you want to be a pro quarterback with a lasting career, you must learn to be a passer first and a runner only occasionally or as needed. 


Anybody who can't do that will have a nice three or four year run before they flame out and are eventually forgotten.


The good news for us: Newton can pass.  He can also run, but as time goes on (and he gets better linemen protecting him) you're naturally going to see that side of his game lessen.


Young bucks who care about highlight reels more than they care about real success can whine all they want, but that's reality.

#2863236 Kug to have back surgery Aug 8th, done for year

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 12:25 PM

We had 5 picks in 2013, and no 3rd rounder. That whiff hurt us a lot more than in most drafts.


And remind me how we did in that one playoff game? And remind me who we have starting at LT? And remind me who we have starting at RT for that matter?


Naw, he's doing a bang-up job.


12-4 and a first round bye after not having a winning season in five years is pretty 'bang up' to me.


Still too early to judge how good he'll be long term, but early returns are pretty good.

#2863212 Cam Fully Cleared; Stewart Out 1-2 Weeks

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 12:17 PM

Stewart's contract is a big reason why he gets flack over not being healthy.

#2863171 Kug to have back surgery Aug 8th, done for year

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 12:00 PM

Velasco signing makes more sense now (not that it wasn't a good signing anyway).

#2863164 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 11:57 AM

Ugh, pretty much exactly how I feared this thread would turn out. It's reached the point of, "This is also a character from a movie."


I think it's difficult for people to distinguish between 'great character' and 'great acting performance' (Ledger's Joker, for example).


Generally speaking, writers are the ones who should get the most credit for great characters, not the actors who play them.





#2863103 Cam Fully Cleared; Stewart Out 1-2 Weeks

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 11:37 AM

Did JStew fully participate in training camp last year?


Has he ever?

#2863061 Godfrey:I'm full go

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 11:31 AM

Hoping he's better at corner than he was  at safety.

#2863018 No Public Dollars For BoA

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 11:08 AM

Deciding whether to become a Steelers or Cowboys fan when that happens.


He faces that same decision on a regular basis.

#2861112 I need a stool sample

Posted by Mr. Scot on 22 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

You want me to mail it to you or just light it and leave it on your doorstep?


(could also have Miss Minnie make you a chocolate pie if you want)

#2860086 Clausen going camping

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

Clausen's skill set is way better suited to a WCO type attack like Trestman runs versus the Coryell type offense we run here.


He may or may not succeed there, but he'll have a lot better shot at success than he would have had in Carolina.

#2860081 Hidden gem at training camp...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 July 2014 - 03:49 PM

is he as bad as sal?


Gantt used to say Sunseri said things he had to look up to see if they were printable.


I got close enough to listen once.  "Colorful" would be one way of describing it :blink:


Forner DL Coach Brian Baker was very entertaining.  He wasn't so big on the four letter words, but listening to him made me feel like somehow I wasn't trying hard enough :lol:

#2859920 As you have grown up have you become more liberal or more conservative?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 21 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

I don't think I've switched much one way or the other.


The two areas where I can say I've seen the most change as I've grown up are 1) my sense of what matters more and what matters less, and 2) my enthusiasm to argue about the issues of the day, which has significantly diminished.


In my younger days, I was up for a fight anytime, anywhere, with anyone.  Nowadays it's not that fun anymore.  Lately I'm only interested once in a while.  Most of the time Ive got better things to do than argue on the internet.

#2858039 Alternate Choices for Best Comic Movie

Posted by Mr. Scot on 19 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

war zone was trash for sure but the first punisher wasnt bad.

They should have gone for an R rating.

A PG13 Punisher just didn't do the character justice, although I'll give them credit for a hellaciously violent ending.

#2857325 Come at me, Bro!

Posted by Mr. Scot on 18 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

I'd be stoked to get tackled by Luke.

I think there are some others on here who might echo that sentiment.

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