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#2959917 Revisiting Cam's 4 Sacks Sunday

Posted by firstdayfan on 17 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

One thing I notice about a lot of these photos is Cam never has an outlet if the plays break down.  Usually three receivers in the routes and everyone else is blocking.  Guys like Rodgers, Manning, and Brees are so good bc they have someone to check down to, Cam doesn't seem to in any of these photos.


Not sure if that is just play design and a coincidence OR its because there isn't a lot of faith in the offensive line to hold blocks so they keep running backs in to help out.


It could also be that they have a lot of faith in Cam's ability to elude pressure and make something happen.  If he could have escaped in either situation there is a ton of grass in front of him.

#2934762 No love for the online?

Posted by firstdayfan on 07 September 2014 - 07:26 PM

I think the online is great :)


Damn auto correct on my phone.  Lol

#2934739 No love for the online?

Posted by firstdayfan on 07 September 2014 - 07:23 PM

Perhaps the biggest question mark this off season and I thought they played outstanding. Only time Anderson was pressured was either on busted plays or for the few minutes there at the end when the bucs were fired up.

They gave Anderson plenty of time and opened enough running lanes to keep the defense honest.

Hats off to the revamped offensive line.

#2930295 Barber: Anderson Attended Production meeting

Posted by firstdayfan on 07 September 2014 - 09:08 AM

Is anyone else upset that this information leaked in the first place?  Wonder if Ronde Barber gets some kind of punishment for giving out this information.

#2924176 Let Cam Sit This Week

Posted by firstdayfan on 04 September 2014 - 07:23 AM

Yeah... I'm going to go out on a limb and say there's a great chance we lose this game even if cam were healthy, let alone if our back up was playing.

I know we have some blindly faithful fans on here and that's great but this is going to be a much tougher game than some of you realize.

#2833361 Fan Fest Update

Posted by firstdayfan on 27 June 2014 - 10:07 AM

I'm sure she liked Jake a lot more.


She actually was infatuated with Joe Namath...go figure.  She did know her Panthers info though.  I never have heard this but she said the reason the NFL logo is at midfield is not bc JR played in the NFL like I thought but bc the Panthers were the only team ever to be voted unanimously into the league.  So JR puts it there to thank the NFL for giving Charlotte a team.  Sounded cool...she also said that he is extremely adamant that the shield wouldn't be moving anytime soon.


I also asked about the black in the end zones and she said they finally found a paint that didn't kill the grass.  Thought that was cool.


And finally, she said the new double ribbons they added around the stadium will post advertisements, game stats, and league news, and that they are the largest banners in the US.


There you go, that's as good as it gets in the offseason.

#2809885 Panthers Road Show: 1st stop, Greensboro. 2nd, Columbia

Posted by firstdayfan on 05 June 2014 - 10:10 AM

Yay Columbia!!!  ME and the 5 other panther fans that live here will be there!!!

#2781652 We didn't do Cam any favors, and if this is it we're gonna have some...

Posted by firstdayfan on 11 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

I was angry last season when we cut Hangartner a week or so before the season or whenever it was.  This year I'm not so angry, YET.  There are still plenty of ways to get better and that includes June 1st cuts and preseason cuts.  Adding a solid vet or two is probably what Gettlemen is thinking at this point.


Now if we go into the season in the same situation as we have today then yes I will be upset as well.  But just like Gettlemen signing Wharton right before the season I think we will add to the offensive line before the start of the season.  

#2774282 2nd Round Pick Kony Ealy DE

Posted by firstdayfan on 09 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

There's obviously something about Moses that people don't like because everyone in the league has passed on him twice.  Can't always assume that a guy the media gave us in the first round bc it "fit" should really deserve to be in the first round.


I love the Ealy pick.  Give me good players and I will show you a winning team.

#2771607 Gettlemen going after "Max Value"...

Posted by firstdayfan on 09 May 2014 - 10:21 AM

I was reading an article today by Jonathan Jones and I really liked this quote from Gettlemen:




“I say it over and over again: we don’t draft for need, we draft for value. If you draft for need instead of value you’re going to get burned.”


This is the first time I've heard him say it like this which I think is really interesting because I feel like he's really saying that if you need a wide receiver than a good one could have more value than say a defensive tackle or defensive end.  


I feel like the same thing happened with KK last year because it may be a little hard to believe that he was literally at the top of their draft board but when you factor in the need+their rating (which I'm sure was near the top) then that equals the maximum value.


So I really feel like we got some insight into what is in Gettlemen's head in the draft, he loves to get those max value guys and the beginning and then get just solid value guys later.  For example, last year we saw value based picks late like Klein and Barner because that late in the draft you just want to get some guys that can contribute.  Today I think we'll see some more holes filled in the 2nd and 3rd round...probably CB and OL, then from the 4th-7th we'll see just solid value picks no matter what position they play, which I love.


The only thing I still can't quite figure out is how Kugbilla factors into all this, maybe the 4th round is for "swing for the fences" guys.

#2730514 Panthers Sign Avant to 1 Year Deal

Posted by firstdayfan on 07 April 2014 - 06:29 PM

I don't know how to feel about this. Beggars can't be choosers, but still. Why not wait until after the draft?


Because Gettlemen has said from the start, and I love it, that he wants to go into the draft without "need" positions.  That way they can draft the BPA.  We will obviously draft a receiver but we don't have to draft one in the first round now.

#2635679 10 Things Richard Sherman learned after America learned about him

Posted by firstdayfan on 30 January 2014 - 10:22 AM

I hate how America has become. Someone speaks their opinion and when it isn't well received an apology is forced to be issued by their handlers. Richard Sherman was right to do what he did. These guys hit each other for three hours and then they're all expected to answer questions like Manning does and be bff's. Well not everyone is built like that. Can you imagine if Tupac released Hit Em Up if he was alive today?!? iTunes would take it down and he'd have to issue an apology out on twitter within a day to say sorry for hurting everyone's feelings at bad boy. What a joke. We all know how shitty of an organization SF is. I would have given Kap the choke sign, went off on Crabtree, went off on Harbaugh and the piece of poo that clocked someone on the sidelines during that punt. fug em all I say, this county has been watered down by pussies.


I just can't agree with this and I'll tell you why.


Last year my son was playing soccer and they played a team that was just ridiculously dominant.  The game was a blowout and they never let up, I think the score was like 8-0.  I have never been more proud of him for the way he battled and fought to the very end.  He got shoved, pushed, and knocked down a few times.  One particular moment got me in the referee's face because he outran a kid to the ball and was about to score when he got yanked from behind by the jersey.  He got up, wiped the dirt off, and kept fighting.


That's what sports is fellas.  Thats how real mean behave.


When he got into the car he asked why those kids were doing that, why they were shoving him, and pushing him, and being dirty.  I stopped the car and turned around so he could see how serious I was.  I looked him dead in the eye and said, "Because you were better than them."


He smiled for a minute and then said "we still lost."  I shrugged my shoulders and said all that matters is how hard he played and how he never gave up.  Those guys were mad because you wouldn't give up.  And then I explained how proud I was of him.


He is 8 years old.  He never got angry, never got mad, never said anything negative towards the other players on the field and if he had I would have probably grabbed him by the jersey and jerked him off the field myself.


If I expect that from an 8 year then why is it that we shouldn't expect that from a 25 year old?  I realize these are apples and oranges but if you can't keep your composure at a PROFESSIONAL level then you're no better than a bunch of 8 year olds trying to run up the score.  You can talk about being a pussy or football today not allowing guys to be "themselves" but I honestly hope my son grows up and learns what playing sports is all about.  Not being the center of attention, not talking about being the best player in the league, not being loud and abrasive.  And don't get me wrong, if he wants to talk crap during the game or behind closed doors I'm all for that but when you do that in public, on tv, on the national stage, then you have to understand what kind of person you look like.  And my biggest problem with what Sherman did is that I thought he was smart enough to know that, understand it, and realize that he looked like a 8 year old (just not my 8 year old).  And I do think Sherman is smart and his emotions got the best of him, but I also am disappointed at how he has handled it since.  Yes people on twitter are ridiculous and some are down right psychotic but he did something that is viewed as bad sportsmanship and disrespectful and classless, rightfully so.  Own up to it and take it like a man.


And besides, I'm sure a ton of people on here thought that when Brady stormed off the field during the Monday Night win, it was a classless move.  What's different now?  By your logic the emotions of the game should have excused Brady right?  And yet people were pissed around here and called him out.  But hey, people are hypocrites and talk out of their asses sometimes, I get it and its ok, just try not to do it when the entire nation is watching.

#2632808 Cam Newton 2014 Pro-Bowl

Posted by firstdayfan on 27 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

I tracked most of Cam's passes after rewatching the game because (I know it's crazy) I really wanted him to show out really well, especially after the last pro bowl.  And after watching and logging his pass attempts I was impressed even if he checked down to running backs quite a bit.


8 Completions


1) Dumps it off to Jammal Charles for a minimal gain (4 yards)

2) Throws a nice quick slant to Dez Bryant who takes it to the one yard line (almost gets in) but comes up short.  (10 yards)

3) Throws a quick screen to DeSean Jackson for almost nothing (3 yards)

4) Throws a well timed screen to Alford Morris who picks up some good yardage before fumbling (15 yards)

5) Another well timed screen to Alford Morris, albeit a little high but Morris grabbed it and took off. (25 yards)

6) Nice quick out to Jordan Cameron that he is able to catch and pick up a few more yards. (10 yards)

7) Dumps it off to Alford Morris after being pressured and Morris breaks some tackles for a big gain. (20 yards)

8) Dumps it off to Alford Morris again over the middle, not sure anything else would have developed but Morris did pick up some yards after the catch (8 yards)




9 Incompletions


1) Throw Away: Cam got pressured, did a spin move, got outside and just threw it away.  Everyone Covered.

2) INT: Probably the most odd INT I've seen because the pass was caught by Jackson and he headed upfield and as he was being tackled Hayden stripped the ball and recovered it.  Since it never hit the ground they ruled it an interception.  Would have been a completion for about 16 yards.

3) Drop: Jordan Cameron got his hands on the ball in the endzone on the fade but couldnt hold on.  Cam actually put it in a perfect spot.

4) Drop: AJ Green on the deep ball.  Hit him right over the shoulder, perfect throw but Green couldn't hold on.  Would have been complete for 45 yards.

5) Bad Throw: Cam threw a quick in route to Antonio Brown over the middle and he just missed him.  Didnt really set his feet, bad throw.

6) Drop: Cam tried to throw the quick slant to Dez Bryant at the goal line and since the corner jumped inside Cam seemingly threw it outside and Bryant turned and caught it but then dropped it as the contact came.  May have been a TD.

7) Tipped Pass: Cam tried to throw the quick hitch and I think Jordan tipped the ball essentially knocking it down

8) Arm Hit: as Cam was releasing the ball hit got his arm hit from behind resulting in an incomplete pass

9) Bad Pass: n 3rd and 10 Cam tried to throw what looked like a hitch to Bryant but he was getting mauled by the DB.  The ball almost got picked.  Shouldn't have been thrown.  Bad pass.


So all in all Cam was 8-17 for 95 yards an INT and a rushing TD (1 yard).  He also had 4 sacks and a fumbled snap thrown in there.  A couple of the sacks were bad as Cam probably held on to the ball a little too long but the defensive lines on both sides were coming hard during the game, most of the other QB's just threw it away whenever guys got close bc there was no intentional grounding.  Despite this I thought his play was a lot better than his stats indicate and I was happy to see him not embarrass himself like last time.  He seemed to be the highlight of the broadcast at times and was seen goofing around with a lot of players (Bryant and Jackson mostly).  One thing that was interesting was that while he was in the game he ran 25 plays and during those plays team Sanders ran the ball only 6 times (1 of those being Cam's TD) which is normal for the pro bowl.  And obviously his numbers would have looked a lot better if two of the dropped passes would have been caught and Jackson not fumbled that pass.  His stats would have looked more like this 11-17 for 157 yards and 1 TD and a rushing TD.  Probably would have got him the MVP.


Its important to note that none of the other QB's had much success either, however, Foles played pretty well but Luck's TD was just pure...well you know.  With the DB's being able to press the receivers and the defensive lines going hard it was a rough day for QB's all around.

#2632748 Funniest part of the Pro Bowl last night to me

Posted by firstdayfan on 27 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

I also think I heard Shula tell Smith to "make the call" all while Marshall was saying "they won't cover me."  So I think Shula had the two options in place and basically told Smith to make the call at the line depending on how the defense lined up.

#2628418 Is a lack of receivers really the problem?

Posted by firstdayfan on 23 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

Considering we had two pro bowl offensive linemen and a guard who probably could have made it as well I dont think the offensive line is as bad as some people think.  The Bears got Jordan Mills in the 4th or 5th round last year and he solidified their line.  If we could get someone like that in the mid rounds to start at right tackle and maybe acquire a veteran guard I think we'll be fine.  Gross will come back for another season and if a future left tackle is there at 28 you snag him, if not, we have to get some weapons for Cam.  

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