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#2722377 DNewton from ESPN thinks Panthers wants Godfrey back

Posted by thennek on 31 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

If I'm not mistaken, Beason tried to return from an Achilles injury and it took much longer than expected. 

#2703261 Jones to the Raiders.

Posted by thennek on 17 March 2014 - 06:42 PM

Remember - The Seattle Seahawks won the SuperBowl with less than great WR's.  Golden Tate was their best WR in 2013 and he only had 64 catches for 848 yards with 5 TD's.  These stats are comparable to Greg Olsen's stats. 


The Seahawks won with a strong running game (Lynch had over 1,200 yards), very good special teams, and an outstanding defense. 


Even with losing Captain, Mitchell, Mikell, and Florence, the Panthers will still have one of the best defenses in the NFL. Gano proved to be a very reliable kicker, and Nortman progress nicely as a punter. They still have very capable RB's with Williams, Stewart, and Tolbert.  If they can fix the o-line there is no reason why the Panthers can't have a very strong running game and this will complements their defense. 


To me, the biggest weakness is the o-line.  They need to solidify all positions except Center & possibly LG unless Amini comes back strong. 


They will add WR's through the draft and free agency.  They don't need a superstar WR to win....just look at the 2013 Seahawks.

#2591280 Has Harbaugh Changed?

Posted by thennek on 06 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

Harbaugh has not changed.  He was that way when he played QB in the NFL.  He has always come across as an arrogant whinny kind of guy.   

#2498123 Oh really NE? You lost on a controversial call? That's...

Posted by thennek on 19 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

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. 

#2472602 Wharton Gets Some PFF Love

Posted by thennek on 07 November 2013 - 07:01 PM

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. 

#2398313 Beason may not return to be a starter

Posted by thennek on 24 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

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. 

#2388463 Josh Norman's life this week

Posted by thennek on 19 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

Rivera blew this game when he decided to kick a field goal on 4th + 1.  And then played prevent defense so that the Bills drove the ball 80-yards with a rookie QB, and no timeouts. 

#2381659 So... are the Offensive woes Rivera's fault?

Posted by thennek on 16 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

How many good offensive coordinators would have signed with the Panthers knowing that Rivera was on the 'hot seat', and more than likely the Panthers only offered a 1-year contract? 

#2380576 What to do with the Secondary now?

Posted by thennek on 15 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

I bet they bring Naka back, as well as Florence.  If they brought back Fua, they will bring back anyone.

#2379432 Kuechly PI

Posted by thennek on 15 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

The PI call should not have mattered either way.  The Bills should have never even gotten to the point of being able to win this game. 

#2372059 Star Lotulelei: Highest graded rookie in week one

Posted by thennek on 12 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

Star had 4 solo tackles in one game.  Fua had 12 solo tackles in 2-seasons.  I had to look at this again because I just could not believe it. 

#2372014 soap opera in tampon bay

Posted by thennek on 12 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

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. 

#2370388 Ranking the Young QB's According to ESPN

Posted by thennek on 11 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

Once the Panthers start winning, these rankings will change.  It's all about winning games, and Cam will unfairly be judged until the Panthers losing ways change.

#2326349 Chip Kelly football

Posted by thennek on 16 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

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. 

#2321416 Anybody a little concerned with Beason?

Posted by thennek on 12 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

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. 

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