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Khyber53

Member Since 24 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 28 2012 07:35 PM
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#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.


#1790826 Headline Tag: J-Stew Wants to Remain a Panther

Posted by Khyber53 on 02 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

With a full season, and maybe even playoffs, ahead of us, we'll no better late in the season how important it is for the team to keep J-Stew around. Running backs are injury magnets and having two, maybe three, stud ones on the roster is a luxury most teams never have.

That being said, it may come down to if J-Stew wants to stay. He could be the feature back on any other team in the NFL. No doubt about it. He could make big bucks on the open market. And when he did, he could find himself being run into a very short career as the carries and hits pile up. Here, he has a number of advantages: a) he's paired up with a great friend and there's no apparent jealousy over carriers, B) he doesn't have to carry the full load -- a back only has so many carries in their career and having a good split like this will extend his career an extra two to three years down the road... and long-term money is sometimes better than short term, c) sad to say, but he's only one bad hit to a knee from being the 1 st stringer, d) he seems to be one of the more humble star talents in the league and he may relish sharing the national spotlight and prefer being a beloved star in a small market, d) they will find a way to pay him and pay him well, e) I think he believes that he's on a team that could get him that Super Bowl ring -- a big payday from a lower tier team like Cleveland or Jacksonville will never have that promise, and e) what he has here he won't find elsewhere in this short career game --- security.


#1404977 It's worth the Gamble

Posted by Khyber53 on 18 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

He always gets treated like crap by the "fans", but the guy's a heck of a corner. He did well by the team today.

He was steady in coverage. He was out there tackling and even sacrificed himself to stop a touchdown run.

Lay off the guy. He earns his paycheck.


#1329003 Armanti "Boss of the South" Edwards

Posted by Khyber53 on 14 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

I have been and will be a big Edwards supporter and fan. What we saw last night was a welcome thing. I hope we see even better during the regular season.

But let's be honest, the special teamers in the first preseason game aren't going to be the same level of competition he'll face during the regular season. There will be folks wanting to take his head off.

But man, he reversed the field on that one return like another under-sized receiver we all love used to do. And he found the soft spot in the zone that one time and made a great catch.

There's more than a glimmer of hope there. Let's just hope he and everyone else makes it through the preseason unhurt and well schooled in his job.


#953802 Thank You John Fox

Posted by Khyber53 on 01 January 2011 - 02:06 PM

Thanks for the near decade, John Fox. It was a bumpy ride, but it sure was a good one. You're the best we've had and you'll be hard to replace. Thanks for giving our team an identity and for shedding the "expansion team" tag. And thanks for bringing in and bringing up some of the most exciting players we've seen.

Good luck with your next gig.


#926268 Start AE Please...

Posted by Khyber53 on 15 December 2010 - 07:15 PM

You know what? Don't start Armanti. I'm a big fan of his, but let's face it, what the heck are these numbnuts going to do with him?

Between Davidson and Fox, they haven't got anything in their game plan besides four screen passes, one over the middle route, three throws out of bounds and about eighty draw plays drawn up. We've seen all the plays they have in the books for the "Mountaineer Package."

Maybe next year someone will give him a shot and make use of him. Until then, he's the kid that Hurney wanted and that Fox says ain't his. Poor guy, he really should have been given a real chance somewhere in the league.

Divorces like the Hurney/Fox one are bad news, it's all "that's mine, that's yours" and the kids (and fans) end up paying.


#904871 What is your favorite ass shape? NSFW

Posted by Khyber53 on 03 December 2010 - 06:29 PM

I'm afraid to even ask... what is a pie butt?


#901757 This is why trading up for Armanti Edwards was stupid..(ps SCP went to Easter...

Posted by Khyber53 on 01 December 2010 - 07:34 PM

Gee, SouthCak, what did Armanti do to you? Did he come over and kick your trailer over onto your fireworks stand?


#901732 Rumor Mill on ESPN says that Palmer could find a home here

Posted by Khyber53 on 01 December 2010 - 07:20 PM

Carson Palmer, imho, never lived up to his pedigree. We don't need him here.




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