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#3168674 Film Room with Cam Newton.

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 02 January 2015 - 08:41 AM

Football Outsiders break down Cam Newton's development in the pocket this season, specifically looking at the Browns game.

Sorry about that. Phone didn't post the link I wanted. For clarification:

Possibly the worst draft ever:

Story I was actually talking about:


#3114317 Should G-man be fired

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 01 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

So you believe in signing up multi year contracts when already cap strapped, future cap and extensions of cornerstones be damned??

That is partially what got us into this mess in the first place.

Having starting caliber players is a good idea. The fact that cap space wasted on Hardy is viewed as a positive by some of you is kinda sad. It's like a weird Stockholm syndrome.

#3114278 Trading your coach...

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 01 December 2014 - 08:04 PM

No one has ever demote traded a head coach. It's not a thing.

#3114240 Sporting News projects that Rivera will be fired on Black Monday (Dec 29)

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 01 December 2014 - 07:50 PM

I project that the sporting news doesn't know poo about fug.

#3113072 So who's actaully to blame here?!

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 01 December 2014 - 07:53 AM

Looking at the record in close games and the overall lackluster performance these past few weeks I put a majority of the blame on coaching.

Gettleman gutted the depth of the roster, no doubt about that, but it's not like this team has 3 win talent. There are enough pieces in place in key spots and the schedule and division have fallen into a good enough place that with better in game coaching this team could actually be in the drivers seat in the south. Take Seattle, Atlanta, and Cincinnati and turn those into wins and instead of 3-8-1 you're looking at 6-6 which is good enough for the division lead.

The performances of late are a reflection of the team giving up on the staff and the season. Not the talent, IMO

We have no o-line, secondary, special teams, and wide receivers beyond an inconsistent rookie. We could have done better than 3 and a half wins and Rivera shoulders that, but this team had no chance and may have ruined a franchise quarterback. Gettleman shares in plenty of this.

#2971485 Why we lost...

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 21 September 2014 - 11:07 PM

We have only 175 rushing yards in 3 games...there ain't no maybe about it.

They had some ok run blocking, we only ran it a few times, though. I would be more concerned with the quarterback getting hit on every pass play.

#2971368 If Hardy is found Innocent we really need to reconsider letting him go

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 21 September 2014 - 10:58 PM

Greg isn't fixing everything that was wrong there. It was a bad game. They happen.

#2960920 ESPN... Brandon Marshall

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 17 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree

#2960090 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 17 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

Defense + balance offense + being disciplined + some luck

Equals superbowl. . . Maybe.

#2960071 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 17 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

Lol yup.

Four mobile QBs: Wilson, Kaep, Luck, and Geno lost this past weekend, and another one in RG3 didn't finish a game.

Yeppers. Mobility = good thing. But it's not the only thing or even the main thing.

#2959979 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 17 September 2014 - 10:59 AM

Your better offense argument seem to be based on throwing for 500 yards per games. My better offense argument is based on converting on 3rd down and controlling the clock. When you watch the superbowl last year, did the Seahawks even go 3 and out. I don't think they did. When they had possession they held on to it and methodically moving the ball down field. Carolina did the same thing.


It's a misconception for you to believe that Carolina, Seattle, and the 9ers can't put up 50 on any given Sunday. You act like all those teams score only on pick-6s.


It's based on the offense scoring points, which is often the measure of an offense. If you want to go with time of possession that as the most meaningful stat, that still doesn't hold up because the top three teams for time of possesion last year were San Diego, Cincinnati, and New Orleans. All with "immobile" quarterbacks.




If you want to go third down conversion rate, the top three teams are San Diego, Denver, and New Orleans. Seattle and San Francisco rank 17 and 18. The only team that was top 5 with a mobile quarterback was Carolina, and they actually adjusted to a more pro-style, conservative approach this last year.




If time of possesion or 3rd down conversion was so much more easy for "mobile" quarterbacks than the league leaders wouldn't be Phillip Rivers, Andy Dalton, and Drew Brees. So that argument is also incorrect.


The Panthers did not score 50 once last year.

The Seahawks did not score 50 once last year.

The 49ers did not score 50 once last year.


You seem to only operate from misconceptions.

#2959760 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 17 September 2014 - 09:41 AM

They never have to, but defenses fear them. Defenses fear Cam, Kapaernick, Wilson. Those guys are built for the playoffs. No team want to face them no matter how loaded that team is.

It might be better for your argument if any of these players were on a team where their offense was better than the defense. Clearly, the defenses are doing the heavy lifting to get the 49ers, Panthers, and Seahawks to the playoffs.

Hell, Alex Smith took that same 49ers team to a NFC championship game. The team around Kaepernick is so good that they showed they could drop anyone back there

#2959517 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 17 September 2014 - 07:45 AM

Yeah, I think everybody agrees that quarterbacks are more mobile, by and large, than they were. But to say it's a fifty-fifty split for some of these guys is incorrect. Michael Vick is a better thrower than a lot of guys that made it to the NFL, and the best runner of all time at the quarterback position, but he couldn't sustain an nfl career with that skill set.

Bottom line, the top 32 players that can throw a football under game conditions normally end up with starting jobs. Mobile, statue, or somewhere between. If you aren't special throwing it, it doesn't matter what else you bring.

#2958786 Have drop back quarterbacks been exposed?

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 16 September 2014 - 07:04 PM

His passes averaged 3 yards through the air last year. Not every franchise can afford a QB such a stacked team. The guy has 2-3 #1 type receivers and arguably the best OL in the league. Most of his yardage are after the catch and he adds no other threat. Stafford has been piling that types of yardage too throwing the ball up the Calvin.

It's no coincidence for every QB that amass a lot of yards, there is a monster pass catcher along side them. Calvin, Green, Graham, Thomas, etc.

Pocket passers will succeed, but pocket passers who can run will rule.

Weren't Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Phillip Rivers top 10 with interchangeable supporting casts the last couple years? None of that is really true.

#2952898 63.2% chance of making the playoffs.

Posted by Stroupe-a-loop on 14 September 2014 - 06:55 PM

We have a pretty good shot. Although, I think Footballoutsiders had us at better than 50/50 odds to make the playoffs after starting 0-2. I wonder what they will have us at now that we are 2-0.