Let's remember the non-call 'leg whip' on Charles Johnson that took him out of the game for several series. That would have been a huge penalty on the Patriots. If that penalty had been called, the Patriots probably would not have scored their first touchdown. No way Gronk would have caught that ball.....the refs made the right call in picking up the flag.
Gross, Wharton, and Kalil have been solid. On a side note, Evan Mathis was a 3rd round draft pick for the Panthers in 2005. He has turned into a very good guard. It's too bad we didn't let him develop.....we sure could use him now.
Should have kept Anderson, and let Beason go. Beason was great prior to getting hurt, but has not played up to his 100% in nearly 2-years. Unfortunately, his story could end up similar to another great MLB that Beason was picked to replace. When Morgan was healthy, he was one of the best MLB in the NFL. Beason replaced him.
I remember last year when the Bucs played the Giants. The Giants had sealed the win, and late in the 4th quarter they had Eli taking a knee to run out the clock. The Bucs defense started aggressively going after the Giants o-line and Eli. Coughlin was furious after the game, and actually had 'words' with Schiano explaining to him that 'that is not how you play in the NFL'. The concern was someone could have been hurt, and it showed poor sportsmanlike behavior. Schiano acted like he did nothing wrong.
In 2002, Steve Spurrier was the new 'college coach golden boy' coming into the NFL. In the preseason he launched his 'fun & gun' offense and all of the media slobbered all over the results. The Redskins ended up with a 4-1 preseason record, blew out opposing defenses, and everyone was buying into the new 'offensive' hype. Well, after 2-seasons and a win/loss record of 12-20 football Spurrier went back to college ball.
The point of this: Don't buy into Preseason football. It is meaningless. And also don't buy into Chip Kelly's new offensive football. It worked in college, but no guarantees it will work in the NFL. The Panthers defense will be fine.....they will actually be very good.
Yes, I am concerned about Beason. I would be thrilled to see the 'old Beason' this season. When healthy, he was a difference maker. But he has not played good football in a very long time, and has had to deal with some very serious injuries.
Anything is possible, but hopefully the 'backups' are ready to be the starters. I think RG should be a bigger concern for the Panthers than LB because I think they have a contingency plan in place in case Beason is not the same guy.
The Panthers must be pretty confident that Beason who has basically been injured for 2-years, and Davis who has had 3 knee major injuries are going to be healthy. Actually, cutting Anderson surprised me because at the very least he has been a pretty reliable and durable starter.
As far as "prophecy" goes....you do realize that the OT was around during the time of the writers of the NT, right? It's not hard to make the pieces fit when you have the foundation already laid out. It's as if a buddy of mine that passed away was writing a book on the life and times of Saddam Hussein, but didn't live long enough to write of Saddam's last 10 years. Well, all I have to do is just pick up where he left off....and throw in that Saddam was actually a ballerina and an avid Brittany Spears fan. It isn't true. Or, same example, but he dies before 9/11 and let's say he predicts that there will be a massive attack on US soil from the Middle East. In New York. On skyscrapers. And I just so happen to finish his writings and pencil in the details. Except, it was actually a rocket filled with kittens that hit the twin towers. Is part of it true? Sure. A flying craft hit the twin towers. However, the details are false. In thousands of years, it is possible that some people might believe that. And they would be silly.
I appreciate your well thought out response. It's obvious you & I are in a different place with what we believe. No sense in disputing back & forth. It's a better conversation in person vs. the internet. Studying the Bible, and acting on & believing in what it says has changed my life. And I have no doubt that what I believe is true because of this personal experience. Have a good day, and I appreciate the conversation.