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Jake Long

Yesterday, 07:38 AM

I just thought with all the talk of Collins, and then today there's a thread about Whitworth from the Bengals, it appears many still want a starting caliber-tackle to add to the mix.

I remembered Long being discussed ewrlier in the offseason. Well, it appears he is still a free agent and he hasn't announced his retirement either.. Would you be interested in bringing him in if Collins doesn't work out? And if so, what would be your projected starting OL?

Round 5, Pick 38, 174th Overall, The Carolina Panthers Select Cameron Artis-Payne, RB...

02 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

Cameron Artis-Payne, RB Auburn

Round 5, Pick 33, 169th Overall The Carolina Panthers Select LB David Mayo, Texas State

02 May 2015 - 12:35 PM

David "Hold The" Mayo, LB Texas State.

ESPN's Analysis of Our Pick, And Why I Feel It Was The Wrong Pick

01 May 2015 - 12:13 AM


What he brings: He's a tremendously versatile player after playing linebacker, safety and even some running back at Washington. He lacks ideal size as a linebacker but is an excellent mover in space who can cover sideline to sideline against the run. He's also a good tackler and has above-average man-to-man coverage skills against running backs and tight ends.

How he fits: Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott can play Thompson at linebacker when he goes to his nickel package, as he often does, and line up Thompson at safety in run-heavy situations. Thompson should also strengthen Carolina's special teams, and he could fill in at running back in an emergency. However, Carolina has more pressing needs, and Thompson doesn't have a natural position fit at the NFL level, making him significant reach at this point.

LOL at that last bolded part.

I said at the end of last season, when the Seahawks eliminated us, that the same problems that went unaddressed prior to the season were what ended our season - lack of weapons and protection for Cam.

We destroyed our receiving corps last offseason, made one, possibly two, viable additions to it and called it a success.

In the end, not addressing it cost us our season.

Sure, our defense came around and became dominant once the right guys were given the PT and put in the right spots... But the issue was, our offense was so stagnant, it couldn't put up enough of a threat to keep our defense off of the field and it finally broke them against the seahawks.

Why couldn't the offense score? There was no one that could take the top off of the defense, ALL of our WRs outside of maybe Philly struggle to get separation consistently and probably give Cam the smallest windows to fit passes into. You put that up against a team with championship-level defense and an offense with a wide array of weapons (power runner, shifty receivers, tall/fast receivers, accurate QB with scrambling ability), and it becomes obvious who would win.

Point is, defense wasn't the problem and that is where we've made the most moves, AGAIN. WR has been the biggest problem for two years and has seen the least attention, AGAIN. Offense is what lost us games and ended our season, and this despite having the most dynamic player in the entire NFL at QB. It's a shame.

I have never really outright poo poo'd a pick we have made the same night. I didn't like the KB pick last season initially, but I still said I hoped to eat crow and felt there was a strong possibility I would. And for the most part, I did (although he needs to shore up that drop issue). But I would've been lying to myself if I didn't see him contributing immediately and ignoring his potential.

I am going out on a limb here, but I don't have that feeling about shaq. It's the first time, possibly ever, that I just don't like anything about the pick. I predicted both Cam and Luke months before they happened and said both of them would be among the best in the NFL before we ever took them... So, I feel like for a fan, I have a good eye for talent and fit... I just don't like this pick... Again, considering what lost us our season, it just doesn't make sense to me and was an obvious reach for a front office that swears they won't do just that.

Flame away.

Shooting At Wayne County Community College

13 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

Took place in the library. One confirmed dead.

My wife commutes from about an hour away into Goldsboro and is working within sight of the campus.

Her facility is on lock down and swat is covering the area.

She is listening to local radio now and they are getting a lot of different reports of what's going on, but most are saying he is still at-large.