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AgentZero

Member Since 17 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 26 2009 01:42 PM
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In Topic: Tommy John Surgery= Failure???

26 October 2009 - 11:18 AM

But think about, were all those plays exemplifying his arm? Or were they the results of Smith making a play, or Dwill making a play.



Dude Jake's arm before the surgery wasn't this bad, and it shouldn't have deteriorated this badly because of age.


I'm sure we all remember how on fire Jake was before the surgery, that 8 TD 1 int start to the 2007 season???? Then Surgery, now he can't hit the side of a barn.


I was just saying the same thing. Jake seemed to be really hot before the injury. I doubt he was going to be the second coming of Dan Marino, but he was at the very least a player that could go out and win a game.

I know this is maybe the worst possible case of stating the obvious, but he isn't close to that right now. He never makes catches easy for his receivers...even when they are wide open. I don't know if it is confidence or the injury, but he is unusually inaccurate for a veteran NFL QB. More so than before the injury. When throws are high or behind a guy, that often eliminates or minimizes YAC. This hurts Smitty more than anyone.

In Topic: Gruden LOVES Steve Smith LOL

06 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

Then he's crazy. He hasn't made one play that would crack Barry Sander's top 10 greatest plays.


Still, if he was saying receiver I won't argue. Smitty is sort of like the Barry Sanders of receivers. He is amazingly elusive (and surprisingly powerful and scrappy) and many of us will probably end up questioning how much better he would have been playing with a great QB...much like people always ask 'How good would Barry Sanders have been if he played on good teams and had a good line?"

In Topic: Gruden LOVES Steve Smith LOL

06 October 2009 - 09:36 AM

he wasn't talking just receivers... he meant vs any player from any position of all time


Then he's crazy. He hasn't made one play that would crack Barry Sander's top 10 greatest plays.

In Topic: Praying for the best or hoping for the worst

01 October 2009 - 07:47 AM

If the team's 9-7 but Fox loses the locker room, it's time to bring in a new head coach. If the team's 5-11 but the players are truly willing to continue to follow John Fox, then he gets another season.


You have to wonder if maybe the players (or if not, when?) get the feeling they are possibly playing for a lame duck. If so, he may have already lost the locker room.

In Topic: The Difference Between the Carolina Franchises

30 September 2009 - 09:28 AM

exactly, you can't compare them. the canes have been to a couple stanley cup finals, won 1 and is a model of consistancy almost EVERY YEAR. when are the panthers consistant EVERY YEAR? so, you are correct my friend, no comparison. the canes are winners, baby!! maybe the panthers should take notes?


While I agree that the Hurricanes have been more successful and consistent than the Panthers, they have hardly been the model of consistency. They do have the one title, but they string together playoff appearances as often as the Panthers do.

Still, the ultimate point remains true--their management, particularly after the lockout/strike where they tooled their lineup to take advantage of the rule changes, has done an excellent job. They have cut ties with popular players for the betterment of the team (sort of like the Steelers/Patriots/Eagles) and haven't let ego get in the way of bringing back former players/coaches.

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