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#3329517 Best/favorite NC craft brew?

Posted by Seltzer on 21 April 2015 - 09:37 PM

I would put NoDa's Hop, Drop, and Roll against any IPA I've ever drank, which would have to be in the hundreds

#3203693 The Shula hate is overblown.

Posted by Seltzer on 13 January 2015 - 06:24 PM

Some of you forget the hate spewed on Dan Henning...

And the then we got Jeff Davidson...

I don't care what anyone says I don't think Shula is as bad as Davidson was

#3203684 The Shula hate is overblown.

Posted by Seltzer on 13 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

If we fired Mike Shula right now I'm not honestly not sure he'd find a single offer doing anything at this level.

I respectfully disagree. He helped Newton turn into a pro style passer after he only had one year of starting in big time college football in a system that most experts said would not translate well to the pros.

Criticism about him as an OC has some validity, but the man is not the moron some people make him out to be

#3201615 For what it's worth

Posted by Seltzer on 12 January 2015 - 08:03 PM

I loved Seattle the few times I've been there, and I can't say anything overly negative about their fans other than the obvious bandwagoners.  But in all honesty, that would be an issue here if the Panthers ever won a Superbowl.  Which is another way of saying, it's a problem I wouldn't mind having.


One thing that really stood out to me during the game- Russell Wilson is a bad, bad man.  Easily top 10 QB and maybe on his way to becoming top 5.  May be the biggest draft steal since Tom Brady.


And that's not a knock on Cam, who played as well in Seattle as anyone has the last couple of years IMO, especially considering the talent we have at WR in relation to the LOB.  Right now for young QB's I would rank it Luck and Wilson in the top tier, Cam in the next tier, and Kaepernick, Dalton, and others below.


Congrats on the season- you guys deserve to be where you're at.



#3200069 B.Bell: Next season I can come back and make some. noise"

Posted by Seltzer on 12 January 2015 - 09:59 AM

The Panthers would be crazy to not bring him back if he wants to be back and is willing to sign cheaply.  He is definitely backup material, but to have a guy around $2M a year that knows our offense and could backup both the LT & RT positions?  That would be a no-brainer.  


Bell, regardless of the hate he gets, is an overacheiver as an UDFA.  He never should have put into a starting position, but that speaks more to management more than himself.  It truly isn't Bell's fault Otah was a turd and Gross retired.  


Bell is delirious if he thinks he thinks the Panthers should bring him back to be a starter, but fans are delirious if they think he doesn't have value to this team.


#3197917 Thanks and Kudos

Posted by Seltzer on 11 January 2015 - 03:40 PM

Andrew Norwell- Between you and Philly made me believe Gettlemagic wasn't a one year fluke

#3197914 Thanks and Kudos

Posted by Seltzer on 11 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

Philly Brown- toughing it out to play and make some nice catches.

Potential to be a decent 3rd receiver. Big ups to the UDFA

#3168767 Is this year Riveras best coaching job?

Posted by Seltzer on 02 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

The Panthers lost their entire secondary, receiving corp, and had 4 new starters on the offensive line.


And on top of that, Rivera had his franchise DE (and arguably best defensive player) gone after the first game.


Despite all the extraneous stuff (weak division, etc.), he led his team to the playoffs. 


The NFL is a bottom line business.  I still think last year was Rivera's best coaching job overall, but this year has been a coaching success.


Winning tomorrow will make it one of the best overall years in Panthers history.



#3167357 Is This The Most Excited You've Ever Been for a Playoff Game?

Posted by Seltzer on 01 January 2015 - 03:36 PM

No, but that's largely because of a lack of pressure and expectation. Just want to see the team go out and play good ball, and whatever happens, happens.



I personally think there should be expectations on this team, at least for this game.  The Panthers are playing their best football of the year and are getting a home game against a 3rd string QB.


I will be massively disappointed if we don't win on Saturday.  I knew last year would be really tough against the 49ers after they demolished Green Bay.


I was really disappointed in 2008 but in retrospect Delhomme's meltdown had been foreshadowed by his performance over the 2nd Half of that year.


This year's team is peaking right now- a loss on Saturday shouldn't be glossed over with a "just happy to be there" mentality IMO.  Not saying anyone should be fired if they lose, but to me they need a win to call this season a success it spite of winning the division considering how bad it was

#3167315 Is This The Most Excited You've Ever Been for a Playoff Game?

Posted by Seltzer on 01 January 2015 - 03:11 PM

I think the super bowl trumped this one for sure


Totally agree- and this game is just the most excited I've been for a home game per my post.  Just wanted to guage how people felt

#3167308 The tape they should show in every meeting...

Posted by Seltzer on 01 January 2015 - 03:08 PM

Necessary evil to watch to hopefully help in exorcising some demons on Saturday.  However, I really do hate that is the enduring image a lot of fans seem to have of Jake Delhomme.  The man was amazing in the 2003 & 2005 playoffs.  There are  a lot of QB's in NFL history that wish they had a 5-3 playoff record.

#3149582 Who's better than Norman?

Posted by Seltzer on 22 December 2014 - 03:42 PM

If he shuts down Julio this week I will buy a Norman jersey to wear to the playoff game

#3149469 Who's better than Norman?

Posted by Seltzer on 22 December 2014 - 02:40 PM

In the NFC South alone I would put Keenan Lewis and Desmond Trufant above him right now.


I'm a big Norman supporter but he has just now (meaning the 2nd half of the year) started to look like a starting caliber CB.  


He did a good job against Julio the first time and has done well against Evans, Gordon, and Patterson, but I would think Norman is just now getting on an offensive coordinator's radar in terms of trying to alter anything to exploit his weaknesses.


I want nothing more than to have Norman and Benwiekere be our starting CB unit for a few years to come, but it is way too early to crown Norman anything.


Our standard for good CB play has fallen so far since the days of Gamble/ Lucas when they were in their prime that we get excited over anything

#3149367 Julio Jones - the problem child

Posted by Seltzer on 22 December 2014 - 01:54 PM

Bottom line is we've got to score TD's in the red zone...Fans know it, players know it, coaches know it.


Julio is playing like the best player in the entire division right now no doubt, but I do think Norman played him as well in the first game as anyone has in the 2nd half of the season, so that is promising.



#3137033 Luke the Peace Keeper

Posted by Seltzer on 15 December 2014 - 11:01 AM

Norman did almost get in trouble there but for once yesterday his play was backing up his trash talk.  


He got beat on the early Evans TD which was a great throw and even better catch, but he locked him down the rest of the game.  Norman was also really good against Julio Jones a few weeks back.


Still early on, but Norman and Bene look a lot better at CB than what we've had recently