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#3031017 get on the gus bus

Posted by PantherBrew on Yesterday, 05:28 PM

It'll be Perry Fewell.  

#3031008 Bright Spots

Posted by PantherBrew on Yesterday, 05:24 PM

Peppers looks weird now that he has lost weight.  He used to be a monster.  Now his head looks massive. 

#3024856 Bill Barnwell sees it too.

Posted by PantherBrew on 17 October 2014 - 11:51 AM


PACKERS (-7) over Panthers

If I had to pick somebody as the most spectacular quarterback in football, I’d have to choose Aaron Rodgers. It’s surreal to see what Rodgers can do sometimes; nobody snaps off 40-yard passes while his body’s moving in the opposite direction in between steps like Rodgers. The touchdown pass he threw to Randall Cobb last week was just unfair, which is classic Rodgers.

You know who might represent a pretty good competitor for Rodgers? Cam Newton, who has been one of the best quarterbacks in football this year with virtually nothing around him. All of his running backs are hurt. His offensive line sucks. Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin, his two best receivers, are dealing with injuries. That should be a problem for Newton. It’s not, because he isn’t operating in a space where things that are typically problems matter. Let’s look at a critical fourth-quarter drive from last week’s tie with the Bengals to see how that works.

It’s normally a problem if your right tackle disintegrates into ash in front of you on third-and-7, right? Not so much if you’re Cam Newton.


That’s incredible. The Bengals have Carlos Dunlap treat right tackle Nate Chandler like he’s a prop and green-dogging linebacker Vontaze Burfict run past stumbling right guard Trai Turner. If Newton takes one false step, he’s toast. Instead, with the entire right side of his offensive line on their ass, Newton casually takes a half-step back from Dunlap, scrambles intelligently away from what is now a flock of four Bengals, blows up Wallace Gilberry’s angle of pursuit, and casually glides to the sticks for a huge first down.

You like passes? What about passes on fourth down? Those are even more fun, right? Here’s Newton at the helm of the riverboat:


That’s insane. I chose the broadcast angle over the All-22 angle for the GIF because I wanted to point out that even the hard camera operator couldn’t believe this pass got through. The Bengals have the exact play call they were hoping for here, with man coverage with several underneath zones designed to take away the throwing lanes for a slant. They get a pair of slants on the strong side. The defender on the inside slant, recognizing that Newton is going for the backside slant to Benjamin, comes off his man to try to jump the route. The zone defender sees the pass developing and tries to get over. Even Terence Newman, the cornerback in coverage on Benjamin, can see the pass coming.

And none of it matters one bit, because Newton fires a slant in to Benjamin so hard and with such perfect timing that there’s nothing anybody can do. The pass has such velocity that the defenders trying to tip it away don’t make it into the air for their despairing dives until the ball is already past them. The hard camera does a double take. Newman doesn’t even have a prayer of getting in the way of the pass. The only hope is that Benjamin drops the pass or that George Iloka can jar the ball out with a big hit, and Newton puts such zip on the pass that Benjamin has enough time to catch it and brace himself for impact.

This isn’t last year’s Panthers. The defense, third in DVOA last year, is28th through six weeks. Injuries and retirements have slowed the running game, Newton aside, to a crawl; after averaging 3.9 yards per carry last year, Carolina’s assorted running backs have produced just 2.8 yards per rush this year. They’re a flawed team in a flawed division. Given that they needed a missed chip shot to come away with a draw in Cincinnati last weekend, they’re probably lucky to be 3-2-1. Of course, they’re also lucky to have Newton as their quarterback.



Hard to argue with him here. 

#3002494 David Deihl

Posted by PantherBrew on 06 October 2014 - 10:39 AM

I actually didn't think he was awful. 

#2994137 Former Bears GM admits mistake in trading Olsen

Posted by PantherBrew on 02 October 2014 - 10:18 AM

refreshing to hear someone own a mistake. 

#2990549 I am disappoint

Posted by PantherBrew on 30 September 2014 - 12:04 PM


#2974876 48 hours ago the Huddle had Super Bowl visions. Now we should pack the season...

Posted by PantherBrew on 23 September 2014 - 12:13 PM


#2941263 No sign of Hardy at practice today!

Posted by PantherBrew on 10 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

Judges always convict at district court bench trials. Its the lowest risk. All the district court trial does is weed those who can't afford an appeal to superior court for a jury trial.



#2939144 Zach Lowe ranks NBA court designs

Posted by PantherBrew on 09 September 2014 - 12:13 PM



3. Charlotte Hornets


Yep. A team that hasn’t even existed since 2002 is landing smack in the no. 3 spot. The only bad things about this slick new court are the words “Time Warner,” a reminder of the cable company that took years off my life with crappy service and even crappier customer service in response to that crappy service.

The center-court logo has a clean triangular structure, and the mean hornet looks ready to sting visiting players. The paint is a deep purple-blue that sings without college lane markings, and the teal is obviously a callback to the original Charlotte Hornets. Too much teal can be a bad thing, as the old Hornets learned, and the new Hornets are parceling it out in lighter doses.

And then there is the pièce de résistance, the hexagonal honeycombed pattern of the floor boarding.

That is a freaking masterpiece. The old Hornets experimented with the honeycomb theme, but the edges of each honeycomb were so dark as to overwhelm every other design element. The new ones feature soft boundaries and shading that creates a pattern without screaming.

This is so much better than any of the Creamsicle crap the Bobcats ever tried that it almost makes the old Charlotte franchise look like a minor league outfit. All hail the return of the Buzz.



Whoaaaa.. nice work. 



#2894073 Rumors the Hornets might be interested in Josh Smith

Posted by PantherBrew on 17 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

I wouldn't trade for smith if they included a 1st rounder and all we sent was hendo.

#2856698 Pargo re-signs

Posted by PantherBrew on 18 July 2014 - 10:29 AM

Anyone who doesn't like this can Pargofugyourself.

#2855365 LVSL Tourney: THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS vs. New Orleans Pel

Posted by PantherBrew on 17 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

Buzz Buzz, motherfuger

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#2855119 Trade Brewing

Posted by PantherBrew on 17 July 2014 - 08:21 AM


#2855074 Dem Lance Highlights.

Posted by PantherBrew on 17 July 2014 - 07:42 AM

#2854508 LVSL Seeded Play: #10 Mavericks vs. #23 Hornets

Posted by PantherBrew on 16 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

PJ is trying so hard to prove what he is.  He is taking bad, off balanced shots.  

It is going to be soooo good for him not to have so much on his plate for his rookie season.  


He will get to come in for a few minutes a game and be scoring off of the bench.  He will def need to clean up his shot selection (I know he will cause this is just summer league), to get a lot of playing time.  


I really like Vonleh.  We were so lucky to get him at #9.  He has some decent post moves, when those hooks start falling he is going to be dangerous.  I want to see him and Big Al work together in the post.  When people double Big Al, Vonleh should get a lot of offensive boards and put backs.  

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