forcing an offense in to a situation where they have to play error-free football in order to have a chance at winning is 1. unrealistic and 2. unsustainable. that's the falcons' problem and ultimately what bit them in the ass in the playoffs. they blew big second half leads in two straight games and it cost them a trip to the super bowl when they ran up against the 49ers in the NFC championship game.
fielding a defense that can give our quarterback as many possessions as possible and can mitigate mistakes by limiting points off turnovers is useful and it's something that wins games in this league.
I refuse to continue on this subject until somebody addresses the fact that Steve Smith is the only WR worth anything under contract past this season. Everytime I bring this up its ignored. So who wants to tell me what they think the Great Gettleman has planned.
so you'll stop posting if nobody answers you? sounds good to me.
Man that Dan Morgan mess was just an embarrassment. Dude came here and let us in on a perspective we don't always have and lonely shut-in neckbeards bashed him (and his restaurant and everything else about him) non stop every time he posted.
That is why we can't have nice things.
that was horrid
oh well, who needs the perspective of a former pro who started in a super bowl when you have panthersfanforlife and grits
maybe jerry richardson calling him out in front of the entire world at minter's retirement presser wasn't the right move. maybe fox's message and style had worn thin on him like it had on jenkins a few years prior.
the entire fiasco is still 70% peppers and 30% hurney/panthers FO. he could have played nice and been uneventfully traded to almost any team that was willing to have him, he really could have.
the problem was that there was a constant geyser of stupid poo spewing out of peppers' camp and making the news. whether it was "i want to play 3-4 outside LB" or "i have a list of 4 teams i'm willing to play for" or refusing to sign his tender until right before camp in 2009, he was working overtime to make himself as hard to trade as possible either intentionally or unintentionally.
ultimately, had everything played out the same way, the best thing to do might have been to just outright let him walk after 2008. this fanbase probably would have melted down worse than it did after the jake extension if that would have happened though.
there are still people who are butthurt and think marty hurney and jerry richardson ran him out of town or were "too cheap" to offer him a top shelf contract. as if hurney ever had a problem backing up an 18 wheeler of cash to our own star players.
i'm no defender of richardson or (perhaps especially) hurney but the constant revisionism is annoying.
Actually it was the other way around. The Panthers FO said "fug you" to him, and he said fug you" to them. He never said "fug you" to all the bitchy, whiny Panthers fans that continu(ed) to talk poo about him during and after all the good years that he gave us, but he probably should have.
The way that some Panthers fans act(ed) towards Pep is disappointing in my book. It shows a lack of class, and mars an otherwise intelligent fanbase.
was "fug you" written on the franchise tender when marty hurney paid him $16.7 million for one season
maybe marty hurney just started yelling "fug you" in 2007 when the panthers were trying to make him the highest paid defensive player in the league
The Colts went 11-5 and lost to the Ravens in the playoffs. Luck was the leader and led the team into the playoffs and lost to the eventual Superbowl Champions.
The ONLY people who doubt that Luck is a HOF caliber QB are homers. If the Panthers had the choice between Luck and Cam....they would have taken Luck.
they played about the weakest schedule imaginable and luck turned the ball over a poo ton which finally hurt them when they ran up against baltimore.
go to a forum full of non-stupid, objective football fans like r/nfl and post this there and see who agrees. everyone, including probably several colts fans, would laugh at you.
tim couch led a team to a playoff berth once with a bunch of miracle come from behind wins and last second gutty comebacks. "luck was the leader" and "he led his team to the playoffs" is a piss poor argument when you're talking about a sample size of 1 season. mark sanchez played in back to back AFC title games as a rookie and second year player and beat the patriots in foxboro. he's tied for the second most playoff road wins in history. is he hall of fame bound? his career blows luck's away on paper if you're going that route.
Here's someone who hasn't watched Luck play beyond highlights. Luck wasn't even the best rookie this year, or the second best. If he stays on his present course the only hall he's destined for is the beer hall.
2011 after cam passes for 4051 yards with 60% completion and 17 INTs on 517 attempts for an 84.5 passer rating: "cam really needs to cut down on the picks. also the 4000 yards is a mirage because they were having him sling it so much. if he ever wants to be more than a flash in the pan, there are a ton of things he needs to work on. also he needs to learn how to win games."
2013 after luck passes for 4374 yards with 54% completion and 18 INTS on 627 attempts for a 76.5 passer rating: "if luck stays the course, he's a hall of famer"
As for RG III, I don't take him seriously, sorry, with NFL Sunday Ticket I would catch some of his games. Some of it was luck, some strength of schedule and some of it people not having enough tape on him at the NFL level. He did not make smart plays with his body which does not speak to his longevity in the league.
i've spent some time watching him on game rewind
he's probably in the most friendly system for a young quarterback imaginable. even though ESPN built him up like he was sitting back in the pocket picking apart defenses like brady, it's pretty obvious that there are a lot of one-read concepts in his offense if you actually watch his games. lots of quick hitters off three step drops and screens.
of course, that notion would fly in the face of the "cerebral" griffin vs. "stupid" newton narrative that seems to be floating around.
also his arm is only so-so and he puts up a ton of ducks when he attempts truly vertical passes.