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#3131070 Kony ealy at DT

Posted by d-dave on 12 December 2014 - 01:51 PM

Are we on topic or not???


Ealy - it will take time.  He's got some good tools for his size, but he's got to translate them better to be more effective.


Being Gay?  Are we really talking about this in a football forum?  Tinderbox!  Also, just because you find something different about someone, being a douche isn't going to change them.

#3124725 Can you hope again?

Posted by d-dave on 08 December 2014 - 09:37 AM

Honestly, yesterday had an "every dog has it's day" feel to it.  While I always love it when we beat the Saints, there were just a lot of errors from the Saints that you don't normally see them make.  From drops in the hands (how many times do you see ball bounce off of Jimmy Graham's hands?) to their usually horrific D, I was kind of in disbelief.


Has this season ruined me for hopefulness from the Panthers?  I don't think so, but we have been playing so completely bad the past two months, I am still kind of in shock.


That being said, if we play like we did yesterday the next three games, there no reason we can't win the division.  There's no reason we can't make a run in the play offs.  But the Panthers have to keep playing that well.  I really hope this was a sign that the corner has been turned.  I really do!

#3101237 Help! With Gaming Consoles Please

Posted by d-dave on 23 November 2014 - 07:09 AM

That's fine for you. The most important thing with video games is to play what you enjoy. But there are just as many violent franchises on the PlayStation network. There are also a metric ton of great great games on Xbox live. Only calling out one over the other is fan boy like behavior.

Get what you want with the games you enjoy.

#3100688 Help! With Gaming Consoles Please

Posted by d-dave on 22 November 2014 - 09:15 AM

I don't like the XB1 at all. All the games are about killing people. Wii U and Playstation 4 have much more artistic and intellectual games like Mario Kart and Little Big Planet.

Honestly, that can be said about any gaming console. Most games are about killing in some way, shape or form. In Super Mario, you hopped on enemies head's as you went on to hope on more heads. This evolved into fire, unnatural costumes and then into a 3D world where even more Cartoonish violence occurred in racing games and other platforming action.

There are lots of games for all three systems in which you don't kill anything. But frankly and personally, I get a great sense of enjoyment and catharsis from destroying digital enemies. It sure beats real ones.

#3099441 Help! With Gaming Consoles Please

Posted by d-dave on 21 November 2014 - 05:05 AM

Either should make them happy. There are lots of great games out now and coming out soon.

#3067144 Here's how the rest of the season is going to unfold and get us into the...

Posted by d-dave on 04 November 2014 - 05:12 AM

Great point! Would be awesome if it happened!

#3047952 Reasons why Shula is no longer needed in Carolina...

Posted by d-dave on 27 October 2014 - 07:25 AM

The biggest question is, why does the team keep Shula around?  We're rapidly approaching completely hopeless (a Win Thursday COULD be a shot in the arm that we need) wreck.  Things have got to turn around from a planning and calling perspective.


This is where the team needs to continue to talk about being held accountable for your product....

#3047939 Does Cam deserve "the contract" based on this season?

Posted by d-dave on 27 October 2014 - 07:19 AM

Contract Cam is an interesting issue right now.


On one hand, he's played well for us.  He's the face of the franchise.  He's our best player, hands down. 


On the other, we're having a down year and how much of that is one him?  Our O line is playing terribly.  Our D is getting raked over the coals.  The talent level is questionable.  The coaching/play calling has been "inconsistent" (to put it nicely).


So where does that leave Cam's contract talks?  Ideally, I'd love to see Cam throw the team on his back.  I'd love to see him inspire the best out of the players he has (or are we already seeing their "best").  I'd love to see him making the right plays when we need them.


BUT, I keep seeing this as a completely snake bit year.  Just from the get go, things were wrong.  I have a feeling we could do everything right, but there would be that football bounce the wrong way this year.  Was last year an abnormal over achievement?  Was this the team we should have had last year?


I'm glad I don't have to make those kinds of decisions.  The deals Dalton and Kaepernick signed also throw a monkey wrench into this.  Cam sees himself as a premier QB in the line of the Rodgers and Brees of the world.  We haven't seen that.  Sure, we've seen a lot of growth from Cam, BUT has he done enough to warrant real deal as opposed to a rental deal?  Dalton and Kaepernick also have multiple trips to the playoffs and varying degrees of success there and in the regular season.


It's a hard question.  Good thing he's signed through next season.  I'm not sure the offense here is going to do him any favors.  We need more talent along the line.  We need more speed on the edges.  When the game is on the line, throw the damn ball up to KB.  He's a big play guy, so let him try to make the big play.


Cam's contract is not going to be determined this year.  It's going to come down to next year.  We're going to need a new offensive philosophy to go along with a bunch of new players.  If he can't succeed with more talent, then it's just not in the cards for Cam.


I say all this as a big Cam fan.  I love what he brings to the team, and I want to see him surrounded by the best talent and coaching.  I want to see him also lead and elevate the play of his teammates the way the greats have done.

#3034812 When a student fails, do you blame the teacher?

Posted by d-dave on 21 October 2014 - 10:19 AM

As a teacher:


"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."


That being said, when my students struggle, parents will blame either me or the student.  Within the school, it's on the teacher's onus to make kids successful...


If the mistakes are mental mistakes, then that's on the player.  If the coaches aren't telling players what to do correctly, then it's obviously on them.


From the outside, how do you assess who is at fault between player and coach?  You would like to think that to coach taught the player to do X in a Y situation, but the player does Q.  I'd say based on the Rivera coaching term, it's on the players.  We've had more success in the past running a similar game plan.  They aren't executing them properly, which should fall to the players.


On the flip side, there has been a lot of speculation that the team didn't work very hard this off season.  That's the coaches and players there.  If the rested on their laurels, then it's time to go head hunting.

#3034316 Clinton Portis on WFNZ yesterday....

Posted by d-dave on 21 October 2014 - 07:03 AM

Why is everyone in a rush to watch Cam leave?  Cam is going to get PAID here.  The business side of things is that we have to get the cap squared away.  In the next two years (Which Cam is UNDER CONTRACT FOR!!!), we're going to free up a bunch of cash for him, Luke and whoever else.


We're having a bad year.  This is the NFL, it happens for most teams.  How often to Franchise QBs leave teams?  What are the circumstances?  Do those circumstances match?  Also, why would the Panthers let Cam walk?  That's why there is a franchise tag, which he would be stuck with regardless.


Cam will be a Panther, unless he completely implodes.  I don't see that happening, even with the weak supporting cast this year.

#3032346 Therapy

Posted by d-dave on 20 October 2014 - 04:15 AM

I've numbed myself to great disappointment concerning sports teams. Some days I forget that but yesterday, I played with my son and got a ton of work done around the house. I kept chuckling about how bad the Panthers were yesterday. It sucks as a long term fan, but I try not to let what they do rule my life...

#3004095 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by d-dave on 07 October 2014 - 10:15 AM

Sweet =)  Maybe one day when I can retire I'll look into the classic games of the early 21st century =)  


I'll check it out at some point =)

#3004082 New Bungie game: Destiny

Posted by d-dave on 07 October 2014 - 10:09 AM

So far I think the game is pretty boring. Can't wait til Borderlands 3 comes out.


You're not alone in that sentiment.  I'm still 18 because i have no time to play, but I still enjoy it even through the story is pathetic and the missions are repetitive.


I love going through areas and finding new ways to attack groups of enemies.  I'm learning the various weapons like the scout rifle (which I never used).  One of these days I'll hit up the Crucible...and one day Strikes! LOL


For folks that power game for hours on end, then it's going to get extremely boring and repetitive unless your friends are really funny.  This game should be played with friends.  I look forward to doing heroic missions with fireteams for no reason other than to push as hard as we can.


Also, for me, the melee attacks really make the game for me =)  I love punching enemies in the face =)  And mowing down the hive with an auto rifle or pulse rifle is very rewarding.  As is a good missile shot...


Yeah, it's not a game for everyone, but for "sheep" like me, it's a blast =)


Oh, and I look forward to Borderlands as well =)  I enjoyed 2, didn't play the first.  I love the humor, and that it doesn't take itself seriously (cough cough Bungie!).

#2997069 iPhone 6

Posted by d-dave on 04 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

So, can you use any of these phones to like, make a phone call?

Sorry! That feature was dropped in favor of more emojis and a better selfie camera.

#2990595 several items from USA Today...Benji OROY so far

Posted by d-dave on 30 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

If we get things turned back around, and winning, then don't be surprised if Kuechly and KB are in the running at the end of the season.


I'm so thrilled that KB is playing so well at this point.  He's going to get better as the season progresses...scary right?

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