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#3251336 Byron Bell is Gone

Posted by CRA on 23 February 2015 - 05:42 PM

Seems like a pretty good dude. Carolina simply asked too much of him. He is a backup RT. Nothing wrong with that....hope he finds something of that nature.

#3250835 Who should get the Key to the Huddle?

Posted by CRA on 23 February 2015 - 02:42 PM


#3250538 PFF: Josh Norman 3rd in the league in YPCS (.01 behind Sherman), Bene tied fo...

Posted by CRA on 23 February 2015 - 11:14 AM

What did he do at all last season that was boneheaded?

Oh, he still has little control of his emotions and ability to understand the impact of his actions in key moments.

He was saved from himself numerous times this season.

He is still a bonehead

#3249514 Vic Beasley

Posted by CRA on 22 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

Vic Beasley ran the fastest 40, tied for the highest bench, and had the best production of all of his competitors in college. Explain to me how you believe he doesn't go top 10? Pass rushers, LTs, and QBs go early as long as they are guys that look to be the real deal. This draft is extremely light on QB and franchise LT types. Pass rushers will get pushed up.

Also, some food for thought: John Fox drafted a similar player in Von Miller and he became a key player on his defense. With Fox in Chicago and them switching to a 3-4, wouldn't it make too much sense to take a guy you could get similar results from at 8?

Bc if he really isn't a NFL 4-3 DE

He will have to change positions and be an OLB. Something he wasn't in college. Transitions are always an unknown.

I think he goes bottom of the first round bc of that. Von Miller made that transition in college. He basically spent his last two years in college not being a traditional DE

#3248766 Jameis Winston's football IQ compared to Peyton Manning's, report says.

Posted by CRA on 21 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

Some people thought Ryan Leaf was better than Manning too....

Winston may have some football smarts....he doesn't have a lot of good ones of the field. Kinda like Leaf

#3247321 An attorney's perspective: What will likely happen to Hardy from a legal...

Posted by CRA on 20 February 2015 - 08:32 AM

Actually I heard on TV that 6 games is the minimum punishment for domestic violence under the new rules. I figure that's why the NFLPA would intervene and try to get the suspension reduced.

Even if so....

If you hit Greg with 6....then a 6 game punishment would be light for someone actually convicted. Means you really couldn't justify punishing anyone convicted with 6 bc people only accused get 6

#3247287 An attorney's perspective: What will likely happen to Hardy from a legal...

Posted by CRA on 20 February 2015 - 07:28 AM

I think he only gets 2 games from the jump. The new 6 game punishment is the max punishment for domestic violence. He wasn't dound guilty and wasnt even facing the most serious version of the charge. Hit Greg with the full punishment and then it would be considered a light punsihment if they gave the same to someone convicted of a felony DV charge

#3245522 Who are the best Panthers Defensive Ends All-Time?

Posted by CRA on 18 February 2015 - 01:39 PM

Well..... CJ has played 8 seasons with us so far. Peppers played 8 seasons with us.

Peppers in his 8 seasons had 78.5 sacks.....and 30 FF.

CJ in his 8 seasons has had...62.5 sacks......and 16 FF.

I believe had CJ been allowed to start earlier, he'd have more sacks than Peppers...in his first 8 years. Peppers wins the FF battle, he was always king of FF.

*CJ was a back-up/rotation guy for his first 3 years in the league.

Pep also added INTs and FG blocks too

#3245478 Who are the best Panthers Defensive Ends All-Time?

Posted by CRA on 18 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

Peppers is the best DE to play in Carolina to date.

White by far had the best career of someone who was technically put on a uniform

#3245090 Time to cut DeAngelo Williams.

Posted by CRA on 17 February 2015 - 10:57 PM

But...that is exactly what some around here want us to go to war with.I get that DWill makes too much money. So fuging what. That contract was not forced on him. He would have been an idiot not to sign it.IMO, I would like to see what he has left. So...if Gman decides to keep him, I am a happy guy. If we decide to part ways, I am going to be a worried guy. And I hate worrying.

Yes, Cam, Stewart, Fozzy, Tolbert, drafted RB......isn't a bad rush attack.

Not sure the fixation with a 32 yr old RB is

#3245018 Time to cut DeAngelo Williams.

Posted by CRA on 17 February 2015 - 09:28 PM

He needs to be cut, but saying he's our fourth-best back is just flat-out ignorant. He's clearly better than Tolbert and Fozzy hasn't had enough time to say otherwise.

We aren't comparing careers....

2014 Williams was not better than 2014 Fozzy. Youth. Simple and plain

Tolbert....He is a totally different RB with different assignments and expectations...You give Tolbert a job and Williams a job....Williams at this late stage wasn't a better bet to get his done.

People let what Williams was as a NFL RB influence what they believe he still is. Fozzy basically in 2014 was Williams when Foster was here last.

#3244890 Time to cut DeAngelo Williams.

Posted by CRA on 17 February 2015 - 06:57 PM

I'm actually going against the crowd here and am ok if he stays (or goes). The way his contract is structured it cost us 300k to cut him. If he's a June 1st cut we save a few mil this year but still pay what we would next year (but in dead money), when his salary is cheap for the last two years of his contract anyway.

It really comes down to whether or not Gettlemen and Rivera believe he was hindered by injuries, bad o-line, or other issues or if they believe he's simply done. If it's the former, I hope he stays. Having a D-will on the roster who played like he did pre 2014 would be worth the 2 mil salary in 2016 and possibly 2017.

The number in blue is dead money and the number before it is the cap hit.
2015 panthers.png$1,850,000 $3,200,000 $333,333 $150,000 $800,000 $6,333,333 $6,600,000
2016 panthers.png$1,000,000 - $333,333 - $800,000 $2,133,333 $2,266,666
2017 panthers.png$1,000,000 - $333,334 - $800,000 $2,133,334 $1,133,334

I think u have to look beyond the numbers....

Him staying means an even worse version of 34 shows up next year (age).....and he continues to keep talent off the field. Can't really afford that

#3244846 Time to cut DeAngelo Williams.

Posted by CRA on 17 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

He is our best running back. Just because a bunch of guys with fresh legs come in late and run behind and improved o-line doesn't make them better. What would I have invested in D-Will? I am invested in having our best players on the field

Williams is our best RB, that is why the coaches were so anxious to get him back out there even with a broken hand

Williams is not better than Stewart. Isn't suppose to be so it isn't even a diss. He also isn't better than Fozzy who himself isn't spectacular.

Fresh leg defense? Williams had fresh legs to open up the season. He was an average RB. Stewart was an above average RB when ready. It really isn't worth a debate at this stage. Fozzy also showed noticeable better burst and running.

Claiming Williams is the best RB would be on par to claiming Cotchery was our best WR last year. He had stuff between the ears our other WRs didn't, experience, etc that made him better in some aspects......but not as threat on the field. 2 rookies were better in that regard

And this is why people get labeled as "haters".....bc outlandish claims are made about Williams and then reality has to be brought in. He isn't our best RB now, wasnt last season and wasnt a top 5 RB in 2013.

#3244733 Time to cut DeAngelo Williams.

Posted by CRA on 17 February 2015 - 04:05 PM

draft Gurley

It's been real D-Will but our time together has run it's course.

Yes, let's finally start correcting how this team is built only to turn around and immediately use a first round pick on a huge RB coming off a ACL injury

#3244641 Who are the Panthers all time running backs?

Posted by CRA on 17 February 2015 - 02:50 PM

It is really apples and oranges....Williams couldn't make the type runs Davis did and Davis could make the ones Williams did.

Homerun threats always get more votes than grinders so Williams enters with an edge purely nc of that.

Williams gets the career win.

Davis gets the single season win. Despite less stats he walked in the door and changed our O in 2003 and we rode that to a Super Bowl.