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Last Active Nov 28 2012 07:35 PM

#1981820 Did AE's catch seal Gettis' fate?

Posted by Khyber53 on 05 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

Hey, I'm just glad that at an important moment, a Carolina Panther player didn't screw up and actually made something out of a play. Had a lot of good ones like that yesterday.

We've been waiting for a long time to see a game where someone didn't just blow it at an important time. Good Job, AE. Hope to see more from you and everyone else on the team.

#1975511 No Trades... No better

Posted by Khyber53 on 01 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I'm glad DeAngelo is still here. Getting rid of him would have been a huge mistake.

Historically, DWill has the second highest average per carry in history for a back with more than 1,500 carries. He's second to Jim Brown and one spot in front of Barry Sanders. He's not a deadweight running back.

His production fell only when we picked up a new offensive coordinator who was wedded to running the read-option offense. This type of offense tends to kill speed and power running backs due to the hand-off delay that causes them to lose rhythm in an effort to give a mobile quarterback an opening.

It worked great overall for padding Newton's stats, and got us to six wins. This year, well, you see the results. Has it been bad for our running backs in general beyond DWill? If you haven't noticed, Stewie isn't exactly setting the field on fire, either. And he's another first class running back. Tolbert? Ehhhh, not living up to expectations either.

Surely all three of these guys, who all have low mileage for their years of service, didn't all of a sudden drink a big old bottle of suck did they?

This is a two running back league nowadays. You keep rotating backs in an out, keeping one fresh and ready to bust through the defense, or you find one who's hot on that day. Running backs also get hurt, a lot. Just look around the league and you'll see it. You have to have basically two first tier guys or your team is dead in the water.

Trade DWill? Chances are you won't find another one as good in the next two years. And those draft picks you get might just get you, well, nothing.

Fixing this team won't be done by getting rid of Williams or Smith. It will start, however, with playing professional football and putting away the sandlot plays we've been running.

I always think when I hear posts like the original one here, "These are the same idiots who claim Chris Gamble sucks because he doesn't get interceptions." Just like they don't look at the fact that he basically shuts down half the field and keeps a quarterback from throwing that direction except in extreme circumstances. Too many people look at fantasy football statistics and think that's football.

#1967721 The No FG Attempt at End of Half

Posted by Khyber53 on 28 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

Medlock was the majority of our scoring today. The problem wasn't about not taking a shot at a FG at the half. The problem is having to take a field goal FIVE times today.

#1961915 Can Rivera change your mind about firing him...

Posted by Khyber53 on 24 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

To quote Al Davis, "Just win baby, win."

Win enough games and I'll come around to Rivera's way of thinking.

#1961851 Message from John to Ron

Posted by Khyber53 on 24 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

I'd like to think there is a future with RR. He's got a few more weeks to create one.

#1938352 Issue isn't Cam

Posted by Khyber53 on 07 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

Let's face it. When it comes down to it, this just isn't a team that's ready to play football. Shoddy protection, shoddy run blocking, fumble-itis for regularly sure handed players, tackling from a Little Rascals show, and a complete penchant for stepping on their own dicks when it comes to winning a game.

Badly prepared and playing like we should still be in the third week of training camp.

There are some really great players and talents out there. We should be better than this and we are, on paper. But on grass and fieldturf, we just can't seem to play the game.

Bench Cam for a game, bring in Anderson and play some basic football until we can get that down. Then get all cutesy if you want to.

#1880640 Official Cut Thread

Posted by Khyber53 on 31 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

Armanti made the team, good for him. Good for any of the folks who were able to make the team. I feel bad for those who didn't, I don't bear them the least bit of malice. Thanks for your time with the Panthers, hope you can find a chance to put your talents to work.

Made the team? Great! I'll cheer for you because you're a Panther and I'm glad you're representing my team, whether you're a starter or a long-term project. Here's hoping that you're there at the end of the season and able to tell Ryan Kalil, well, whaddya know, you were right we did bring home the Lombardi trophy.

Now let's get down to some real football.