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#2812099 This is why Bill Voth is the best Panthers beat writer going

Posted by CRA on 06 June 2014 - 05:26 PM

I can agree with that. But that happens with most players though, especially those around as long as he was. A lot of the things people are saying now would have rarely been mentioned while he was still on the roster. It is possible to mention his name without trashing him though.

I mentioned last offseason that his days were likely numbered as he declined bc of all his "baggage". Lots of greats have negative that is overlooked when they are BEASTING.

I was labeled a 89 hater bc I talked about everything he brought to the table. 89 is the greatest Panther to date, LOVED cheering him on.....but the dude has issues. He was never going to be an old guy who would mentor and bring stability in a lockerroom (like a Gross could of). Which is fine....and why he is gone.

Realistcally addressing why he isn't a Panther isn't "hating". But a large chunk of the fanbase will claim you hate 89 for it


#2812029 Steve Smith was going to retire after the 2014 season

Posted by CRA on 06 June 2014 - 04:51 PM

The Ravens don't seem to think there is a leadership problem.


Ravens realistically don't know 89

And

And 89 also doesn't have a decade worth of seniority in that lockerroom and won't feel he has the same rights most likely

So it really is apples and oranges IMO


#2810666 Steve Smith was going to retire after the 2014 season

Posted by CRA on 05 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

He seemed fine against the Niners with a bad leg. Maybe if he wasn't facing constant double teams (like he won't be facing as a #3 slot guy this year) or if we were throwing the ball a lot (like we weren't this year) he'd have had better numbers.


People still suggest he faced the same coverage he did years ago.....he didn't. He played the role of the 1 and got standard 1 coverage.

He wasn't getting doubled all game like years ago.

He got the same type coverage LaFell got when LaFell played the 1 role. LaFell said it is tougher. It is. But 89 wasn't facing old school 89 tactics.....bc he isn't that threat anymore


#2810508 Steve Smith was going to retire after the 2014 season

Posted by CRA on 05 June 2014 - 05:39 PM

Thoughts? IMO there needs to have been better communication between Steve and upper management. We lost money cutting him this year to save money in the long run, but if he was going to retire anyway, why cut him?


I think 89's communication was clear.....and his nonsense was too much given his production


#2806473 NFL.com article-Peppers best player in team history.

Posted by CRA on 02 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

Big picture....

Peppers has a slight better HOF resume than 89. While 89 was more important to the franchise it is easy to see why this stance is taken...


#2791136 Benjamin quickly impressing Panthers

Posted by CRA on 17 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

This could have been a season to remember with Smith and Nicks in the mix.


89 is old and Nicks consistantly disappoints


#2790838 Smitty was such a freak

Posted by CRA on 17 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

I mean Deangelo has done the same thing this offseason yet he's still on the roster. So do you love the guy until he leaves just because?


Williams at most plays one more year here (this year). Then he will be a former Panther too. Yes, you can look back and say what a great year 2008 was and what a good Panther he was....

But present day, 89 for example, is just another dude I hope CJ, Luke, TD destroy.


#2789521 David Newton a little more serious about Hardy's situation.

Posted by CRA on 16 May 2014 - 08:02 AM

Hardy has just learned a major life lesson........pretty women are fuging crazy.


You still have a lot to learn young grasshopper...

Ugly, fugly, hot, cute, plain Jane....all women be crazy.

Just kidding ladies :)


























But seriously, women be crazy


#2787363 Greg Hardy Has a Collection of 25-30 Firearms

Posted by CRA on 14 May 2014 - 08:14 PM

I own no guns, and I've never had 911 called on me. Coincidence?


I own guns, in fact everyone in my large family does...no 911 calls.

People who make poor decisions often have 911 called on them......owning guns doesn't make you a wise or dumb decision maker


#2787301 Greg Hardy Has a Collection of 25-30 Firearms

Posted by CRA on 14 May 2014 - 07:25 PM

Owning lots of guns doesn't mean anything....

I'd bet there are many guys with absurd collections in Carolina. I know some think I dislike the man but it is really the contract/situation....

But one is the nicest players in Carolina is DWill....he is a hunting redneck. I bet he has a sweet collection.


#2784996 Remember our offense in 2011

Posted by CRA on 13 May 2014 - 06:10 PM

We were more efficient in 2013 than 2011.

More productive in 2013 per touch


#2784843 Hardy arrest and long term effects

Posted by CRA on 13 May 2014 - 04:46 PM

So true...

Even if he cold cocked her in the jaw. 15-20 sacks makes it all go away.


Sad but true overall...

That said, I have owned 3 Panther jersey's....I use to love wearing my Mark Fields jersey but it got gone after a similar incident.

Maybe Hardy is guilty, maybe innocent....no way to know just off the initial charge. Domestic disputes are a weird thing.

If he is guilty of punching a woman....no amount of sacks will make me a supporter of his. I will endorse a parting ways. I have wish to cheer on known bad guys. All teams have guys who aren't good dudes....but of confirmed I don't want him no matter how many sacks he can rack up


#2782561 There's no way we're carrying 5 RB's on the 53

Posted by CRA on 12 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

Oh, okay. If you say so. With how you and so many others talk about our Oline?

Plenty of backs get lots of touches and can't produce. RBs may be a dime a dozen, but plenty of teams don't have one.fact 

 

again, you talk as if WIlliams is still the 2008 guy.  He isn't.

 

Plenty of average/no-name RBs have achieved 1000+ all purpose yards when given the reps (behind good, bad, and everything else inbetween OLs)

 

His time is coming to an end.  Just like I told you 89's likely would if he didn't retire early.  That isn't hate.




#2782041 Nickname for Kelvin Benjamin?

Posted by CRA on 12 May 2014 - 08:46 AM

Why

Why ask why. Try Bud Dry.


#2782036 Better or Worse

Posted by CRA on 12 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

Wharton made us better last year....as old and broken down as he I've still have us more consistent and better G play. Can't call Amini being back better without proof.

Losing Gross is HUGE. Not only was he a stud at arguably the most difficult position he helps mask deficiency at LG

Also, Williams is in his 30's as getting older each year. That is rapid declining age for RBs. Hard to call that a push.




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