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#2572407 Division Championship PIE

Posted by GhostofMosul on 29 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

Pie me!!!!! Division champs! Suck it saints and falcons!

#2559444 Your reaction when hixon made the game winning td catch?

Posted by GhostofMosul on 22 December 2013 - 04:57 PM

i may have used some language not suitable to repeat here...mostly aimed at the *&^(**%^^(&^*&)(_*ing saints. Felt so good to see their hopes crushed. 

#2559303 Assuming we get the bye, who do you want?

Posted by GhostofMosul on 22 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

Dallas, yo! We own that azz every time we meet in the playoffs

#2559276 Shula....coaching

Posted by GhostofMosul on 22 December 2013 - 04:41 PM

playcalling will be brilliant next year when we draft a legit lineman and WR...even though they will change nothing in scheme....


Posted by GhostofMosul on 22 December 2013 - 04:39 PM

pie me for someone else's awesomeness!!! playoffffffssss!!!!

#2559227 Best crowd of the season

Posted by GhostofMosul on 22 December 2013 - 04:37 PM

no wine and cheese crowd today

#2094088 I Have Less Faith In Rivera After Today

Posted by GhostofMosul on 13 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

Just keep in mind the 49ers magic didnt just happen magically. They were like us (shatty) for years until last year when things clicked for them

it's called Jim Harbaugh. That's what clicked.....a good coach...

Harbaugh...RR is not.

#2005857 Fire Rivera Petition (real petition)

Posted by GhostofMosul on 18 November 2012 - 05:03 PM


#2005506 Goodbye Rivera

Posted by GhostofMosul on 18 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

i would love to wake up in the morning and find out RR was fired...one can dream i guess

#1940927 Coach Chud Believes the 4th and 1 call was the right one

Posted by GhostofMosul on 09 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

chud simply "out-thought" himself. which seems to be happening more frequently. just stick to the basics bro. get cute after a couple of wins.

#1929806 Game Grades - Panthers at Falcons

Posted by GhostofMosul on 01 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

dudes played their asses off. coaching failed them. again. good article.

#1915011 Army Leadership/Cam Newton Maturation Parallel? You bet

Posted by GhostofMosul on 22 September 2012 - 05:54 AM

What does football and the Army together have anything to do with this forum you might ask? I write with trepidation as sometimes military analogies are not well received. However, since I really do not post that often, I'm hoping you give me a shot. For the TL;DR crowd, I promise to keep this bottom line up front, so please bear with me. Again, I am looking at an intelligent conversation - not a knee jerk, emotional reaction that has somewhat dominated the board as of late.

First off, I've been in the Army since 2001. Enlisted for a while and now an officer. I have seen the full gamut of leadership at it's best and worse, both at home and in combat. Based off my 11 years of experience as a leadership professional, here are a few of my observations/parallels with the Panthers leadership.

1. Football teams are like combat units to a certain extent. Both require special individuals to do things that most sane people avoid at all costs. Both require extensive planning (Operations orders = Game plans), both require immense amount of training at highly technical and skilled positions. And above all, both require leaders to direct not only the unit, but provide guidance through calm, patient, and decisive demeanor in both good and bad times.

2. The Panther's Offense is like a Platoon, and you can consider Cam Newton to be the Platoon Leader. Now most anyone in the military well tell you that most PLs can be cocky, a little too self-assured, a bit rough around the edges, and lack a certain bit of poise and refinement seen in older officers. The upside to them though, is that most have an extreme amount of potential, are highly trained and very reliable even if their methods are sometimes unorthodox. What they lack is experience. I like to think of Cam as this kind of officer. He has tremendous upside with his talent and unorthodox way he plays. As a former platoon leader, I can tell you that the platoon often adopts the personality of it's leadership. I see this with Carolina. They are inspired by Cam's infectious and insatiable desire to win. However, one cannot help but notice when he faces adversity, he caves. His emotions get the better of him and it affects his guys. I'm not knocking the guy totally here, but if he wants to win, sitting on the bench, scowling and pouting is not going to inspire anyone. The key to leadership isn't about establishing a brand when times are good. It's about facing adversity head-on, being a positive influence despite the circumstances - especially when the going gets tough and you find yourself down a touchdown or two. I think Smitty said something to the same respect.
Short end though, Newton is only in his second year. He still has a lot to learn, and I have no doubt that over time, he will gain that poise and refinement. We can't expect it from him right away. Maturation takes several years. However, I believe the sooner he realizes this, the more successful the Panthers as a team will be.

I could go on, especially about flexibility in planning and how leaders above Cam need to adapt better to the flow of the game, but I will save that for a later post.

#1913072 Chud the Dud and McDerp - Coaching Failure at its Best

Posted by GhostofMosul on 21 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

As far as I'm concerned...if you quit watching, your opinion isn't worth crap. This fan base doesn't need anymore quitters on it.

Your opinion is duly noted and subsequently ignored. What this forum needs is honest and frank discussion, not name calling and senseless bashing.

It's painful for any fan to watch their team crash and burn on the national stage. Cut me some slack bro. I am stationed in Germany and the game was on at 330am. If I was a quitter, I wouldn't have got up at 2am to watch. Not going to waste precious sleep while we are getting blown out in the fourth quarter.

Please try and contribute more than just name calling in your next post. Thanks.

#1911143 Really as long as JR is the owner we won't be successful...

Posted by GhostofMosul on 20 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

gah...i dont know anymore. just sick of watching us lose.

#1911062 Chud the Dud and McDerp - Coaching Failure at its Best

Posted by GhostofMosul on 20 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

I kept quiet the first two weeks. I wanted to asses the team. I wanted to make sure that the Saints game wasn't a fluke.

Well, after 2.75 games (I quit watching after Cam's second pick) I can't help but shake my head at the coaching.

Inept. Flaccid. Soft. Embarrassing.

NOT what you want to see the national stage.

You cannot tell me the absence of Jon Stewart made that big of a difference in our offense. Creativity and the ability to adjust during games, not overpaid talent makes or breaks games. We have the talent, not the creativity. Look at the Giants - no names at WR and RB, yet they had breakout games. Why? Coaching.

I can't help but wonder why we call at 7 step drop back for Cam when we know they are bum rushing our Oline. Where are the screens and 3 step drop passes? Stop running gimmicks.

Defense? Do we have one? I went back and rewatched the Saints game. Blown assignments by the Saints and few dropped balls. Reverse that and they probably would have won. It wasn't a stellar Defensive performance by any stretch. Fast Forward to the Giants game and you have DBs too soft in coverage. No stunts or workable blitz schemes. I could go on and on.

I know we are capable of more because of what we did last year. I have seen it. Is it too much to ask to have the team prepared with a solid gameplan? I have no doubt things will straighten out, but right now, it's just atrocious.

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