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#3113007 Do you want the Panthers to win any more games this season?

Posted by emhoward on 01 December 2014 - 04:38 AM

I don't buy that's fans actually root for their team to lose during the game. Instinct and emotion take over at some point and you root for your team.

Let's say that next week we're up by six points against the Saints, it's fourth and goal with 7 seconds left and Drew Brees has the ball at our 8 yard line. You mean to tell me that there are people on this board that would be actively rooting for Brees to throw a TD? How is that possible? The look on Sean Payton's smug face as they kick the go ahead extra point would have me sick for a week.

I understand the desire to have a higher draft pick and more importantly, to be rid of Rivera and company, but I don't think I'm capable of rooting against my team. It's third and short and I'm at home hoping Stewart gets stuffed on the LOS. Not possible.

Now once we've lost the game and everything's over, I of course get to be in the position of looking at the silver linings, a higher draft pick, Rivera gone etc. But these are things that console me after a loss. Not something I'm considering during the game.

I don't mean to imply that those who prefer us lose out are bad fans. You're thinking about what benefits the team best long term. I get it. But as much as I want Rivera gone, what I wanted more was for Cam to come out in the second half today and brings up back for a victory. I want us to win.

#3106761 Picking 8th vs 21st

Posted by emhoward on 27 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

In other words, 21st pick and playoff birth > 8th pick. And I agree as well as the 32 teams in the NFL.

#3102366 Hornets vs. Heat Game Thread

Posted by emhoward on 23 November 2014 - 08:32 PM

Kemba, Lance was open at the three point line.

Kemba, the previous play, after the switch, Al had a six foot one inch rookie point guard on him.

I'm really starting to question our point guard and I hate it.

#3102352 Hornets vs. Heat Game Thread

Posted by emhoward on 23 November 2014 - 08:27 PM

Kemba again? Again? Smh

#3101973 I don't need this playoff berth

Posted by emhoward on 23 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

And how can fans, who've watched and loved the NFL product over the years, say that it doesn't matter if we make the playoffs because we'll be one and done?

Do you even watch the NFL? It's about being better on that ONE day. Any given Sunday. This isn't the NBA. There is no best of seven series. Of course you want to make it into the dance, anyone that says otherwise has been in a coma since the start of the salary cap era.

#3101963 I don't need this playoff berth

Posted by emhoward on 23 November 2014 - 05:23 PM

it doesn't matter if it's the first overall pick, or mr. irrelevant...the draft is a crap shoot.

a franchise changing player can be found at any point in the draft.

How do people still not get this? The best organizations with the best scouts find the best players. Period.

There's no need to root for your team to lose for a higher pick when you have a good scouting department. You'll find the players. The only exception being the number 1 pick when an Andrew Luck is in the draft and we have no shot at the number 1 pick.

How many times has Oakland drafted in top ten over the last decade?

Now if the reason you want us to lose is to ensure the coaching staff doesn't return, then fine, I still couldn't root for loses, but at least I can understand it more.

#3100392 Magic (5-8) @ Hornets (4-8)

Posted by emhoward on 21 November 2014 - 09:33 PM

And of course they play the a Riverboat Ron commercial just to pour salt in the wound.

#3099496 current longest losing streak in the NFL!

Posted by emhoward on 21 November 2014 - 07:55 AM

We're the Texans of last year

#3097936 Hornet vs Pacers Game Thread

Posted by emhoward on 19 November 2014 - 09:29 PM

Having high expectations....why do I keep doing this to myself.

#3091394 Cam Newton on those last few play calls....

Posted by emhoward on 16 November 2014 - 05:01 PM

Is there another harbaugh brother?

I'd settle for a cousin.

#3079680 Official Panthers - Eagles GameDay Thread

Posted by emhoward on 10 November 2014 - 11:30 PM

Imagine if Anderson threw those garbage time TDs

Dear God, even the thought of it. This place would be unbearable

#3078033 Official Panthers - Eagles GameDay Thread

Posted by emhoward on 10 November 2014 - 09:50 PM

Sit him down. Just for tonight. He's still my guy, but sit him for tonight.

#3067982 Is Cam Newton the next Jay Cutler?

Posted by emhoward on 04 November 2014 - 05:05 PM

Lmfao jay cutler has Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Michael Bennett, also Matt forte

We have Olsen and a inconsistent KB at the moment, with a online consisting of undrafted fas

Two top ten receivers. A top 5 back. A top 15 TE, a much better Oline and "the Quarterback Whisperer" and Cam still looks better. But Jay Cutler=Cam. BS!

Meanwhile Cam has a top 10 tight end and maybe a top 15 WR. That's it. Not even a comparison

#3067962 Is Cam Newton the next Jay Cutler?

Posted by emhoward on 04 November 2014 - 04:52 PM

When I think Cutler, I think bad decision making. I don't see that when it comes to Cam.

The last couple of games, when it comes to Cam it hasn't been bad decisions, it's been bad throws.

Think of some of the passes against the Saints.
The pass to Bersin that was picked: great decision, the ball was just a little behind (he still should have caught it)

The long pass to Cotchery: perfect decision, the ball just hung in the air to long allowing the defenders time to close in (still should have caught it)

The bomb to Benjamin, another great decision, he just threw to the inside rather than outside.

The third down pass to Benji in the redzone; another good decision, he was just way too high.

These are bad throws, something Cam struggles with, he sees the field fine, he just needs to tweak his mechanics and not rush his throws. (Would help if he had even an average Oline)
Cutler, in my view, has worrisome decision making in general. At times he makes a throw and you go wtf? Why would he go there.

The only time Cam makes bad decisions is when he fails to check down, or when he holds the ball too long. He rarely forces it into triple coverage. Though he did once against the Saints.
Thinking about it now, Cam has like 6 or 7 picks this year and I only remember one coming on a bad decision, the one against Seattle. All the others were tips or sailed passes.
Edit: the one against Green Bay may have been a bad decision, but I got the impression when watching it that it was miscommunication.

#3059499 Cam is high

Posted by emhoward on 30 October 2014 - 10:57 PM

Greenbay -- Cam played bad (<--- look I acknowledged it) but we got so far behind so quick that he starting pressing (his fault). And we got so far behind that Clay Matt and J Pepp got yo pin their ears back and rush the passer without any regard for our running game and as a result our line had trouble blocking them (not his fault)

Against Seattle he was bad (<---- look I acknowledged it) but he was just as bad as Peyton Manning the last two times they played, one of them this year.
And Aaron Rogers didn't fare well against them this year either. They are a good defense. QB's struggle against good defenses, including elite ones.

Against New Orleans he was bad (<---- acknowledged it again) and on this one Cam has no excuse. For some reason Rob Ryan has both Cam and Shula's number. We've had three games against Ryan and Cam's been bad in all three, including the game that won us the NFC south last year.

Three bad games doesn't>>>Three good years.

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