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#2988812 Before you decide that Luke is playing poorly...

Posted by lightsout on 29 September 2014 - 03:49 PM

Been telling idiots, Luke is playing fine. Not having TD messes up everything, not to mention our DTs doing next to nothing every snap.

Luke still made, what, 12 tackles? Dude was doing all he could.

#2978528 Police Officer asks driver for Drivers License, shoots driver when he reaches...

Posted by lightsout on 25 September 2014 - 10:38 PM

Here's the deal, folks (and I haven't read past the first page, btw). The cop was an idiot here, no doubt. What he SHOULD have done was pull the guy AWAY from the car, THEN asked for his license. OR, ordered the guy back into his car. Either would have been the correct response to the situation. He just didn't think.

Now, his response to the guy going back into the car and reaching for something (could be license, could be gun, could be a goddamn rocket launcher for all the cop knows), understandable decision. I can pull up at least 4 videos from youtube of this same scenario ending with the civilian coming out of the vehicle with a weapon and attacking the officer. So, I get the response (somewhat). The problem here is that the officer set the situation up to begin with. The guy gets out of the car, that's enough reason to take control and give a command. Either get him pulled away from the car or order him back into the car so you're at an advantage. You don't tell him, as soon as you get out of your car, to give you his license. If he pulls him away from the car, asks for the license, and he says, "it's in the car", then you walk back over with him, he grabs the license, and all is well.

The guy was complying, which sucks. He did something (in reaching back into the seat) that makes ever officer VERY twitchy and nervous, but he only did it because he was in fact complying. The cop is a moron.

This isn't a case of this cop being an asshole. This is a case of this cop being an idiot. Glad he was fired, and that agency needs to train more. This kind of crap is what gives cops a bad wrap.

#2978497 Roman Harper..... Shots Fired!

Posted by lightsout on 25 September 2014 - 10:19 PM

I hope we light up every Raven, to include Smitty. He's the enemy this week. I'll go back to loving him next week. This week, I hope he gets destroyed and doesn't make any plays of note.

#2977145 Should we sit Cam?

Posted by lightsout on 25 September 2014 - 12:01 AM

If Cam keeps getting hit on every other play he won't last much longer those ribs need time to heal.

However I do believe Cam should start but have DA come in as soon as Cam shows any signs of being in pain.

This should just be the end of the thread.

Being at the game, I might have seen more than the cameras showed. Cam was stretching and working out his ankle and torso a LOT during the game (both on field and on the sidelines). He looked fine to start, but as the hits kept coming, he progressively started looking more and more beat up and battered. It's killing his confidence not being able to make those "Cam" plays that make him who he is as a QB. He can't twist out of the pocket and outrun guys to the edge right now. He physically can't do it because he's just not 100% and won't be if he keeps playing and getting abused. If the run game is immensely better this week, then we might see a different picture. A lot of his bad throws (one dump off on a short crossing route that was badly underthrown, for instance) were due to linemen being in his lap and him not being able to step into the throw. That kind of crap wasn't a problem last year because he had the upper body strength to chuck it. Right now, with those ribs still hurting, he can't do it.

Start Cam, let's see what the offense does, and if he starts grimacing and having to constantly work his body after plays, pull him and let Anderson take over the rest of the game. Literally take him out, have a trainer run him into the locker room, change into street clothes, and let him stand on the sideline with a radio.

#2977136 89 Conference Call

Posted by lightsout on 24 September 2014 - 11:51 PM

I don't know if it has been said....but I REALLY think he misses home. I mean, it's Smitty. Guy is a football player, so of course he enjoys being on the field ANYWHERE with ANY team. However, just listening to his tone of voice and how much he had to say when asked about home, I get the feeling that he is still pretty tore up about not being on this team. Maybe it's for selfish reasons on his part such as his possible mentality that this is "his team", or maybe it's just the legacy aspect where he never wanted to play anywhere else, but all I know is I really want him to come home before he retires and have a last season here.

The way I see it, it only benefits everybody. He gets to come home to one last hoorah, fans get to see him in the black and blue again, KB and the other receivers are then more experienced and have developed into our #1 and #2 WR roles, which allows Smitty to come in and be the slot guy/rotational guy that a lot of us (and himself) wanted him to be here in the late stages of his career. The question is, can the issues between he and Gman or whoever it is he butted heads with so strongly can be smoothed over to allow for it to happen. Because it sounds like Smitty is not just willing, but hoping for the opportunity to come back here. The answer of (and I'm paraphrasing here) "it's a two way street. If the opportunity is put forward and I am ready to retire..." seems to flatly say "yes, I want to retire a Carolina Panther".

If it doesn't happen, it will probably break my heart, honestly.

#2974240 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by lightsout on 22 September 2014 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I'm leaning towards Titan but it's a tough choice. How's the weaponry for Warlock?

Eh, all classes have pretty comparable weapons. The real difference is in the grenades and their effects when coupled with certain aspects of your progression tree (which is different for each class). I think each class has a weapon type they're more predisposed to getting in drops, though. Not entirely sure. The big difference is just in how you want to play and what Supercharge ability tickles your fancy most. I like having a huge AoE attack that I can launch in loops ever few minutes that guarantees a massive hit if I am smart with my timing. Hunters have their three-shot Golden Gun, which is good for PvP, but not as effective (IMO) for PvE. And Titan, as I said, is just badass to look at and deals a good bit of damage (also great for taking care of the trash that comes with boss fights).

Right now, my Warlock is level 18. I have pretty much kept with an auto-rifle as my primary the entire game (mine right now does something like 180 damage). That's pretty much what you get from all classes, though. My buddy is a Titan, and I swear he has been rolling nothing but fusion rifles and pulse rifles as his primary the entire game.

Also, weapon use is different depending on what you're doing. In PvP (unless I'm just doing it wrong), you need to have a good auto-rifle to compete. The charge time for fusion rifles just never works out in my favor, and pulse rifles don't do enough quick damage with the pacing that the Crucible forces you into.

I think Warlocks DEFINITELY have the best grenades, though. You can literally block off an entire doorway or side of a room if you're smart with them (and in later missions, they're great for throwing into the ridiculous swarms of trash you get thrown at you).

#2974216 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by lightsout on 22 September 2014 - 09:58 PM

I finally got the game. Now I'm wondering whether I should go with the Titan or Warlock character class. It's a tough choice because I like the idea of being a walking tank with Master Chief/Hulk capabilities but I also like the idea of being a Jedi Knight with potential energy/matter manipulation at your disposal.

Decision, decisions, decisions...

You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Just know that until around level 13 or so, once you get some of the buffs, Warlocks are pretty squishy. Have to learn how to be shifty and patient. Whereas in Titan, you can just roll into a crowd and go crazy.

I'm a Warlock and love it. My next character is probably gonna be a Titan, though. Just to give me the best of both worlds (plus, the Supercharge ability for Titan is awesome)

#2974204 Underdogs

Posted by lightsout on 22 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

And now, a haiku.

We're down but not out
A storm is awakening
Bow chicka bow wow

#2961882 Answering a Few Questions

Posted by lightsout on 17 September 2014 - 09:36 PM

You know I definitely have to invest at some point in another. I've been on this site faithfully since I was in Middle school I think, I'm now a college graduate.  Thanks for all that you've done.

Look at this loser. User for 6 years, and has that pathetic post count.

It's like you have some kinda....life.....

Or something......

What does a woman feel like?

#2961863 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by lightsout on 17 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

This is an MMO, in all reality. It has it's FPS aspects thrown in, but they don't overpower the game.

After having a few Strike missions with 2 of my buddies, I'm starting to see what this game truly is (at level 17). It's all about how you build your character and how you work with your fireteam. The story is just a backdrop to the fun of the game. Casual gamers will most likely not like this game. If you're the type to invest a few hours, at least, at a time to a game in one sitting, then you may well enjoy it.

A lot of the pissy reviews are coming from people who want instant satisfaction when MMOs are not built that way. I hated DC Universe Online until I hit the cap and realized that the story is just to get you to the truly fun part of the game. Right now, the game is actually pretty empty. Or maybe they just dedicate your field of play to the mission you're in (I haven't done any patrols yet). I imagine that once everybody has had a chance to play through the story missions, you'll see people all over the game's universe doing all manner of things. THAT'S the cool part about it. The optional events that launch randomly in each planet are pretty cool too.

The game is engaging if you are into this type of game. If you want a snappy FPS, this is not the game for you. If you want something to sink your teeth into, this is the game for you. It's really that simple. I won't be buying any FPS for a good long while (traded in BF4 towards my Destiny pre-order) simply because this game satisfies my FPS thirst and gives me SO much more than any FPS game can. Hell, this may well be the only game I play for months. I seriously enjoy it that much.

#2935221 The Ronde Barber Thread

Posted by lightsout on 07 September 2014 - 08:50 PM

He tried to explain why Levante David would have won Defensive Player of the Year on another team. Whether it's true or not, it didn't happen, he played for the Bucs, don't walk over Luke's achievement. Towards the end he was so irate by the Bucs performance he could barely talk.

To be fair, he DID also qualify that statement with "take away Luke Kuechly". So, basically, more coulda, woulda, and shoulda. "If the best LB in the game wasn't playing in the NFL and if David was on a better team, he'd be the best LB in the game". 

In game, he didn't seem too biased to me. He did end the game as a homer though.

#2935146 Utopia

Posted by lightsout on 07 September 2014 - 08:34 PM

Yeah the Colony was pretty cool...I'm giving Utopia a chance, but so far there's really nothing going on. I want to see them making things, trading, fighting people off, whatever. Not get drunk in a yard and yell about religion. I have the Tinderbox for that. 

I was just thinking that this show is like a combination of the Lounge and the Tinderbox.

#2934860 QB Controversy

Posted by lightsout on 07 September 2014 - 07:38 PM

The fact that you even hinted at the possibility of others speaking of a QB controversy is throat-punch worthy.

#2934829 Star and Short

Posted by lightsout on 07 September 2014 - 07:34 PM

Take away that 50 yard run by their FB, they have about 50 yards rushing. Take away a few bad penalties, they don't have but about 130 yards passing and probably don't score that first TD.

Overall, the defense was pretty damn dominant.

#2930784 Get ready to see Anderson start

Posted by lightsout on 07 September 2014 - 12:16 PM

I don't like not playing your starting QB against a divisional opponent. I understand the reasons why here...but we don't have the luxury, in this division, to concede a loss. I like DA, but I don't see him leading us to a win today. If we win, it'll be because our gameplan was to play lights out defense and run the football hard.

If we rely on DA to win this for us, we're fuged. C'mon OL and RBs. You gotta carry this offense. DA can make the throws and run the play-action, but I don't like the thought of him throwing 28 times today.

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