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thennek

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
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In Topic: 12 men on the field twice?

Yesterday, 06:38 PM

Then that makes it two weeks in a row where we seemed to be on the cusp of a turning point, only to have the special teams unit let us down.  Who knows how those moments may have changed the games - Philly's phumble and the 12-man penalty yesterday.

 

Don't forget the Horton offsides on the field-goal attempt which gave the Steelers a 1st down, and they went on to score a TD. 
 


In Topic: Still working with 'Rudys'

Yesterday, 08:03 AM

The season is not lost yet, but the Panthers better hope their 2014 'Rudy's' start getting it together.  So far, the 2013 secondary looked better than the 2014 secondary.  The Panthers have 4-new starters in the secondary after having the #2 defense last year. You have to believe that is one reason why Luke has not looked 'like Luke' the past 2-games.  He is probably over-compensating.  While their coverage skills were suspect, both Mitchell & Captain were under-rated as tacklers & run support. 

 

However, the Panthers biggest oversight is still the O-Line.  They must have completely been surprised by Jordan Gross retirement but I don't see how they could have.  I also think they undervalued the Gross/Wharton combination on the left side of the line. 

 

Let's hope the secondary, and the o-line start 'gelling' real fast. 


In Topic: Peterson to play sunday...maybe Hardy next

15 September 2014 - 12:14 PM

If the Panthers release Hardy vs. just letting him walk after this year, would they still receive a 'compensation pick'? 


In Topic: The Observer: Panthers Should Suspend Hardy Now

09 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

I don't know if Hardy is guilty of woman beating or not, and basically only two people really know the truth.  But he is guilty of being stupid.  And in the court of public opinion, it does not matter if one is guilty of not.  It only matters what people think.  Whatever happened that night, Hardy was not using common sense and at the very least put himself in a bad situation with this crazy chick.  This 'stupidity' could become a disruption & a distraction to the Panthers and they may decide he is not worth it.  If this happens, 'it is what it is' and the next man up (Addison, Ealy, Horton, and Alexander).  And if this happens, what a waste of $13M.  


In Topic: Is it still to early to be worried about Byron Bell?

29 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

It is not too early to worry but it is too late.  'It is what it is', and it is not going to change.  The Panthers decided several weeks and possibly even several months ago that Bell would be the starting LT.  Bell 'is who he is', and a large part of the success or failure of this season will be how he and the entire O-Line plays. 

 

I will also say that Bell will need good play from his LG (Amini) who is coming back from a major injury.  I sill believe that one of the reasons why Gross had such a great year last year was because his buddy Wharton played LG. Those two just worked well together, and it showed on the field. 


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