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#2404758 just got laid off - I'm driving to Phoenix

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 01 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

Sorry to hear that but my roommate and I are headed out to Phoenix early Saturday morning. I'm still trying to find out where the team is staying this weekend so I can get a room there. We need to keep this thread or the other alive and make sure we can all get together to tailgate.

#2404330 Spoke With Steve Smith Tonight...Life = Complete

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 01 October 2013 - 12:38 AM

Dude you sounded so nervous.

That's because I was.... I could just picture that Steve Smith stare looking into my soul over the phone.

#2404180 Spoke With Steve Smith Tonight...Life = Complete

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 30 September 2013 - 09:16 PM



Steve Smith is the man. Hoping to run into him this weekend in Arizona so I can mention it to him. He is the greatest Panther of all time. Hoping he makes Peterson feel like a rookie again this weekend. 

#2403792 Smitty on WFNZ from 3-7 monday - summary

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 30 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

Here is my best attempt at a recap on the wise words of 89:


Steve Smith said the biggest thing he took away from this weekend was that he is financially secure but still doesn't have NFL Sunday Ticket and may need to make a change soon because some games were "like watching paint dry." Said it was hard watching the WAS @ OAK game so instead watched Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives after ditching NASCAR after a few laps. 


Watched a bit of the Minnesota and Pittsburgh game on Redzone because the Panthers play the Vikings in a couple weeks.


Says there is nothing better than college football, misses playing college ball, and loves the atmosphere at the collegiate level. 


Mentions UNC football taking a backseat to other sports at the university. Said it was tough watching "boo-boo" football of the ACC on Saturday and that the SEC is his "drug of choice" despite being a PAC-10/12 guy and growing up with them on the west coast.


Talks about play-calling at the collegiate level and seems frustrated that some coaches stray from what works and says that it is important to "not try to fix what aint broke." Steve Smith says Aaron Murray should be a legitimate top pick in the draft, as well as the Georgia kicker..."he was thumpin' the ball!"


Caller called in and the hosts, 89, and caller talked more about the UNC/ECU game this past weekend. Still nothing Panthers related yet besides one of the hosts mentioning that Steve Smith came on the year when we were 0-2 and insisted that the sky isn't falling and that there is still a lot of football left to be played.


Smith says sports are an instant gratification business and that the NFL and NCAA are copy-cat leagues. Continued on with the hosts about the Lane Kiffin firing and Larry Fedora as a coach/person.


Hosts bring up how the Panthers are in 2nd place in the NFCS. 89 says the NFC is wide open and we need to do well and give ourselves an opportunity to get into the playoffs. It is important to stay in the hunt and hit on all cylinders in the playoffs. Says teams are so different year to year, and every year brings new problems and new bad habits. Mentions Atlanta looking great on paper but in reality they are weak and soft in the trenches. 


Hosts says Carolina Panthers can compete with anyone in the NFC and continues to say that the Panthers are far better than the Arizona Cardinals after watching their game yesterday and that their offense is "hot garbage" with Carson Palmer. Says Panthers defense can really take advantage of that match-up. 


Asked his thoughts on the NE @ ATL game. 89 says it was passed his bedtime but the system plays a crucial role in the Patriots' success but Brady makes it all go. Says Cam isn't older than himself, so 89 knows the system better and it is no slight on Cam. 89 is a veteran and just understands the ins and outs because of years of experience and it is really that simple.


Asked if it would be worth it for the Panthers to give up a 5th or 6th to bring in Kenny Britt. 89 said we already have Ginn and LaFell and it is important to ask why he is on the trading block and it could be something to do with nothing about football at all. 


Hosts and Smitty talk about our special teams being great especially our kickers. Brought up the short punts that have hit our guys and Smith mentions, from his returning days, that the returner is responsible for yelling and getting guys out of the way and other guys on the field need to relay the call... "poison! poison!"


Talked about momentum shifting in the HOU/SEA game. Poor decision making lost the game for Houston.


89 says he hopes to play for 16 total years in the league and then it is time to "iron me, and put me on the shelf."


Steve Smith says his hip is "not bad." 89 practiced today and is anxious to go up against Patrick Peterson. Says Peterson has improved since his rookie year and has put in the work to transition to the NFL. 89 just says you have to stay the course and that you will win and lose some battles throughout the day but it's important to take mental notes during the day and then apply that to the field. 


Smith talks about "Raiders gettin dey ass kicked since 90'fo" when one hosts mentions them struggling since 03' after a caller brought up their game with the Redskins. Smith defends McFadden and his injury issues saying its really tough for a fast-twitch guy to get back from a pulled hamstring. Says McFadden shouldn't be used as an every-down back and they haven't adjusted to what his strengths are. 


Caller asks 89 what he thought of Peyton Manning. Smith says, as a fan, that Manning is throwing that ball around like a backyard game with no one even looking to play defense. He says he is phenomenal and that they are making Decker look far better than he is but that D. Thomas is a damn good player. 


Talks about Stew being stuck off to the side and on his own during rehab...which he considered part of the business side of football and Smith didn't get to see Jonathan work out today because he was busy with Cam and working on the passing game. Smith says DeAngelo has had a good season thus far and it is all about "balance, balance, balance!" 


Asked about his role in mentoring the younger receivers. He says his legacy is very important to him and wants guys to say that Steve Smith helped them when he is gone and retired. Says Joe Adams had to step up this year and that guys are going to work as hard as they want and people need to work just as hard as they were when they were preparing for the draft and combine. Says playing in the NFL is like receiving your tax refund check in the mail for 17 weeks of the year. Says its all about learning how to manage money so when you get that second or third contract you can really go out and get yourself what you truly deserve rather than blowing a rookie contract early in your career. 


Bye week is all about the classroom for the most during the first week. Runs some routes and works on small minute things that go along the way throughout the season. It is an opportunity to really better yourself rather than prepare for an opponent. Says bye week is a double-edged sword because you get rested and healthy but also can get complacent or rusty if you let it happen.


Says Honey Badger reminds him or Troy P. because they allow him to roam and just be himself because he is a smart and instinctual football player. 89 cannot watch football with the sound on; because announcers have no idea what they are talking about for the most part. 


Steve Smith at this stage in his career says the #1 thing he needs to work on is his cardio (made that call and asked the question myself!)

















#2403695 QB statistics

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 30 September 2013 - 02:32 PM

I expect a 3-4 total TD game this Sunday out of Cam. Limit the turnovers as he has and we will win more than we lose. That simple. Hoping Shula turns him loose again and he takes off and runs when the opportunity arises. Cam's running ability is what makes him lethal and keeps the defense off-balance and we need to continue to allow him to run by design and when things break down because it frustrates the hell out of our opponents. I like our offense against their defense better than I do their offense against our defense so I expect a 20-14 or 24-17 game something along those lines.



#2401174 Cam fined 10k

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 27 September 2013 - 04:09 PM


One of the single greatest posts in Huddle history. If only you had included Dameshek. Regardless, pie this man!

#2401072 Cam fined 10k

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 27 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

There's something wrong with this. I understand the policy, but to fine him out of the blue for something that has been slipping through the cracks for over 2 years is ridiculous. All because of a dumb fuging article on the Internet.

Exactly. Why not put out a warning to every play in the league that wears these visors first and foremost? There are probably hundreds of players across the league that wear them every Sunday and Cam takes the hit for it. If you can't have an opposing brand showing on your uniform than how are players wearing UA cleats, gloves, and other brands aside from Nike? There is no way Cam and Smitty are the only ones wearing UA cleats.

#2401053 Cam fined 10k

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 27 September 2013 - 02:32 PM

Yup Boldin had the same UA clips on his visor last night on Primetime television... Is his fine in the mail this morning as well?

#2395565 Who's going to Phoenix to watch this team keep it going?

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 22 September 2013 - 11:24 PM

I'll be there with my roommate. I forget the section off the top of my head but it is near DFive and JayFlip's seats. Would love to get to .500 that day.

We should organize a tailgate.

#2394668 Panthers - Giants Illustrated

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 22 September 2013 - 06:27 PM

Great pictures tho Zod, as always. 

#2394655 Panthers - Giants Illustrated

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 22 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

We need a gif of Cam after his rushing touchdown. He definitely was amped and seemed to have a weight lifted off his shoulders. You could sense the intensity just watching on TV. 

#2378739 I can't wait to see the Rivera presser

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 15 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

I wish more than anything I could be in the press room and just drill Rivera with questions for hours on end. 

#2375286 The view from my front door this morning...

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 15 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

That is a nice mailbox you have there. 

#2375260 Panthers Inactives

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 15 September 2013 - 10:41 AM

Is Barner dinged?


Yup I believe he hurt his toe/foot during the Ravens pre-season game. He had a toenail removed so I think he is just waiting on that to grow back and heal and he should be good to go sooner rather than later. I'm excited to see what element he brings to this offense. 

#2374693 Panther display in Pepsi at WalMart

Posted by OnlyPantherFaninMaine on 14 September 2013 - 05:52 PM

Guys we should have all black uniforms including the helmet. It would be neat.

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