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#2732567 Josh Norris will be on WFNZ at 910

Posted by vorbis on 09 April 2014 - 09:52 AM

how weak is your argument that you have to sit around asking things to be explained to you? being unable to understand/conceptualize alternative points of view is not a strength.

#2684877 Mitchell to the Steelers

Posted by vorbis on 11 March 2014 - 06:01 PM

consider how late in the free agency season gettleman got mitchell. then consider how well he fit in on this defense, possibly even overachieving. then consider the probable compensatory draft pick the panthers will get for him in 2015. prove it contracts have a definite function. happy for mitchell, he was a good dude. i wish him well in pittsburgh.


edit: now i'm seeing he got 5 yrs, 25 million. yeah, that'll be a good compensatory pick in 2015. yowsa.

#2630700 NFC South Lead Writer for Bleacher Report, Knox Bardeen, has tidbits

Posted by vorbis on 25 January 2014 - 02:49 PM

i thought that was a fine article. exactly the sort of thing that shows the potential of some of the new, less reputable sites. solid reporting and exactly the kind of thing panthers fans want to read about at this time of year. thanks for posting it

#2566625 Pro Football Focus Pro Bowl Team

Posted by vorbis on 26 December 2013 - 11:50 PM

the worst thing about PFF IMO is the overemphasis on the overall grade as the end-all be-all. their stat tracking is outstanding, but sometimes they just look at a list of numbers and pick the highest one and step back and call that player the best. what a way to suck the life out of interesting analysis. stats and numbers are nothing without context.

#2499931 My reaction to the game [in Video Form]

Posted by vorbis on 19 November 2013 - 07:21 PM

#2371629 soap opera in tampon bay

Posted by vorbis on 12 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

alright, i'll conceded that tampon bay is a pretty good turn of phrase.

#2353416 Hurney will be on 730AM ESPN Radio this afternoon at 5:20

Posted by vorbis on 03 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

i think he's being pretty classy and accepting his share of the blame. hard to hate on him after the fact. i bet it's eating at him.

#2351361 Carolina Panthers sign Quintin Mikell

Posted by vorbis on 02 September 2013 - 11:05 AM

i'm definitely not nostradamus but i did notice when the panthers didn't give out #27 during camp or after cuts.  great signing.  replacing nakamura with mikell greatly increases the competency at S.

#2349156 Official Panthers Cuts Thread...

Posted by vorbis on 31 August 2013 - 07:23 PM

i want to give a big big ups to nate chandler who made the squad as a tackle. talk about stepping up, changing positions, and gaining competency in training camp. that's a solid football player.

#2347142 Greg Cosell raves about Panthers rookie DTs

Posted by vorbis on 30 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

Greg Cosell & Doug Farrar podcasts are back, and they've got one up today which is a review of preseason performance. at the 27:40 mark of this link -



(if the player doodad doesn't work, then use this URL to listen in your browser - http://tinyurl.com/ok8bdsw )


the subject is Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short.  Both guys relate their draft evaluations of these players to how they performed in preseason action, most notably the Ravens game where they went full bore against mostly starters for a half and then some.


Cosell speaks about how 'nimble' Star is, and his positional versatility, and Farrar chimes in.


The discussion about Short is more about snap count in college versus NFL, and how that ties into evaluating draft prospects. Cosell wonders if Kawann can't be a very effective player playing 30-35 snaps per game to start.


short talk, but it's mostly positive and they've clearly watched at least the Baltimore game in detail. 

#2298238 Uniform competition (90 minutes left!)

Posted by vorbis on 24 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

next goal should be to get a million more votes than SF

#2298187 Uniform competition (90 minutes left!)

Posted by vorbis on 24 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

awesome work, guys. you should all be very proud.  even if it is all ultimately meaningless, you are metaphorically farting very loudly in the church of nfl.com.

#2236137 Scathing article about Beason and his contract

Posted by vorbis on 19 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

this article gets a lot of things wrong.  also, allowing negative emotion to dictate personnel moves sounds like a horrible idea ("well, screw HIM").  he also does not indicate that he has actual inside information that beason has been approached for restructure and declined.  soooo, nice sandcastle argument, i guess?  *kicks it over*

#2140889 Person - Gettleman and Rivera both to speak to media at Indy this afternoon

Posted by vorbis on 21 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

i really appreciate the little glimpses i've gotten into how gettleman views cap management from season to season. having a sound and stable cap situation from season to season will make it very easy to be active in free agency to fill roster gaps. having huge signing bonus/big bucks contracts on the books for 7-8 players really confines free agent possibilities to budget type guys. this is fine in the abstract, but no matter how much you want to build solely through the draft you still need to shore up certain positions through other avenues due to injuries, busts and whatnot.

#2090550 Rivera on his job

Posted by vorbis on 11 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

good lord, guys, there are scores of professional football junkies who can do just fine as panthers' OC given the panthers' tools. steel your spine. i seriously doubt there will be enough potential OC's who stay away from this job because it *might* be a one year thing that it will make a difference. not like that is unique in the NFL? even if shula is promoted (my personal worst case scenario) there will be plenty of ammunition for the panthers to be a playoff team. the sky is not falling, ffs.

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