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#3243851 For Whom the "Bell" Tolls? Beware, the Bell might toll for us

Posted by thennek on 16 February 2015 - 05:49 PM

Look, none of us have ever heard of Remmers before he became the starting RT for the Panthers.  And Remmers did a respectable job at RT.  When Norwell came in as  UDFA, did anyone think he would be the starting LG, and perform like he did?  The OP is correct in that there does not appear to be a stud LT available, but who is the say there is not a 'unknown' LT available that is waiting for an opportunity to prove himself like Norwell, or Remmers?





#3201435 John Fox and Denver parting ways

Posted by thennek on 12 January 2015 - 06:54 PM

John Elway = snotty nosed brat when he was playing

John Elway = arrogant, pompous, egotistical and genuinely not a nice guy as a head football guy.  I saw an interview with him yesterday, and his demeanor is very condescending. 

#3164105 You just got Norwell'd

Posted by thennek on 30 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

I have to keep reminding myself that not only is Norwell a rookie, but he is an undrafted rookie.  How did this guy go undrafted?  I don't think it is a coincidence that the O-line started to play better when Norwell was given the opportunity to play. 

#3119636 Panthers and the Salary Cap

Posted by thennek on 05 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

Good write-up OP.  I don't think anyone doubts that the Panthers have cap issues, and that Hurney made some really bad decisions. 


What I don't understand is that all NFL teams have made stupid mistakes, signed bad contracts, and sign bad players.  Are Hurney's bad contracts & stupid decisions really worse than other teams bad contracts & stupid decisions or are the Panthers just using this as an excuse? 







#3071532 Over the last 3 weeks, Mike Shula's offense has averaged less points...

Posted by thennek on 07 November 2014 - 08:37 AM

The reason why the Panthers are 3-5-1 this year and have looked horrible?  Because they were 12-4 last year, and the Panthers lost no less than 5-starters on offense, and no less than 5 starters on defense for this season.  With only 11-guys playing at a time, losing 5-starters on each side of the ball is a big deal.  Oh - And the guys that replaced those starters from last year, are not nearly as good (except for KB) & most of them would not even be starting on another NFL team. 

#3063997 Why did we sign Ed Dickson?

Posted by thennek on 02 November 2014 - 02:00 PM

We signed Dickson because he was affordable.

#3053307 Rivera: " couldn't find a left tackle to fit what we do"?

Posted by thennek on 29 October 2014 - 03:08 PM

If you weren't going to field a team that could compete this year to legitimately win it all.  The Hardy tag IMO will always be justified in coming back up.  Why?  Let him walk or trade him.  Start building around your QB and essentially building your O.  All starts with the OL

Agree.  How many of us are really surprised that the o-line has been 'offensive' this year?  I don't get paid millions to run an NFL team, but as a fan I could clearly see the o-line being the biggest weakness the Panthers had this year.....even before the 1st game.  I never understood the Hardy tag either....not because he wasn't worth the money but because it was reported that the Panthers never intended to sign him to a long-term deal.  I think $15M could have helped secure a few o-lineman but what do I know. 

#3016586 Cotch Killed Us

Posted by thennek on 12 October 2014 - 05:06 PM

No - terrible special teams killed the Panthers today.  A missed field goal, and awful kick coverage that allowed a 97 yard return.  The game should have been over after the Olsen TD. 

#2991633 shula is a symptom, not the disease

Posted by thennek on 01 October 2014 - 07:43 AM

Without JR, there would be no Carolina Panthers.  So before bashing the guy who brought you the team, think about what it would be like if we did not have a NFL team in the Carolinas. 


I don't believe JR is a 'hands-on' owner like Jerry Jones or Daniel Synder.  He gives me the impression that he let's the coaches coach, the GM manage, and the players play. 


The Panthers stink right now because they have a bad O-Line, a suspect secondary, some key injuries (namely Cam, TD, and all RB's), and a crazy DE situation that distracted the team.   

#2914972 Is it still to early to be worried about Byron Bell?

Posted by thennek on 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. 

#2912493 For Those Concerned about Cotchery and Avant:

Posted by thennek on 28 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

If the Panthers could establish a running game (even an average running game) then the Cam chemistry to new WR's will be a much easier transition.  Cam started in the NFL with very little practice with his WR's due to the lockout, and he played 'lights out' his first few games.  The Panthers need a healthy Stewart and Tolbert to ground & pound.