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Head Coach McDermott?

29 December 2013 - 11:23 AM

Found this portion of an article on head coaching candidates on ESPN.



The pool of available candidates will grow once teams fire their current head coaches, possibly affecting the dynamic. But of the currently available candidates who have not yet been NFL head coaches, nine came up in conversation with league insiders most consistently: college coaches Bill O'Brien (Penn State) and James Franklin (Vanderbilt); NFL offensive coordinators Jay Gruden (Cincinnati), Darrell Bevell (Seattle) and Greg Roman (San Francisco); and NFL defensive coordinators Sean McDermott (Carolina), Todd Bowles (Arizona), Ray Horton (Cleveland) and Mike Zimmer (Cincinnati).


In Carolina, McDermott has benefited from arguably the NFL's best front seven. But the Panthers' secondary fell apart through injuries, and the defense has succeeded in a difficult environment. The feeling among some in the league was that head coach Ron Rivera could be entering his final season. The team hired from within when filling vacancies on the staff, which can be a good thing, or possibly consistent with a team anticipating turnover. Those uncertain feelings intensified when Carolina lost three of its first four games.

McDermott's defense ranks among the top seven in all the categories listed above in relation to Bowles' defense in Arizona. McDermott has never interviewed for a head coaching job, but that could change this offseason. "I hear Sean McDermott's name quite a bit," one exec said.  An agent thought McDermott would attract interest, but might be a year away from landing a top job.


Titans listening to offers for Kenny Britt

29 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

You guys be interested for a low round draft pick?  He was on the verge of being a top tier reciever before he blew out his ACL and MCL a couple of years ago(12 games, 775 yrds and 9 TDs in 2010).  From the sounds of it, it seems like the Titans have been throwing him under the bus and blaming him for the teams problems.  Very much boom or bust.  I wouldn't want to give up much for him bc he is a huge question mark, but it would be worth the risk IMO for a 5th+ round pick.

Carolina Panthers Fans....

22 September 2013 - 04:22 PM



I hate to say it after an amazing game but by in large our fanbase is horrible.  We are playing a must win game, where a loss would likely result in a regime change and realistically the end of the season playoff wise.  The team is playing amazing, we are up 31-0 on a team that has whipped us in the past.  Fox does a quick pan of the stadium....about 40-50% of the seats are empty.  That is absolutely pathetic.  I have been to about a dozen Panther games in my life, and I have stayed for every second of every one of them, win or loss.  I really wish the team could institute some sort of monitoring system for douchebags who want to show up late(end of the first quarter) or leave really early, to keep "fans" like that out of BOA.

Panther's to use blackout jerseys at least 5 times this season

25 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

If someone already posted this, please delete.


Although the Panthers have used the combination of black jerseys, black pants and blue socks just once in franchise history, that combination won NFL.com’s “Greatest Uniform in NFL History’’ contest. Equipment manager Jackie Miles told Scott Fowler the team plans to wear that combination at least five times this year.





Kipers Top 25 under 25 in NFL(2 Panthers on List)

24 July 2013 - 10:37 AM

I was tempted to stop reading after he already threw Andrew Luck in there at #1 but I perservered.  Cam and Luke both made the top 10.




Luke Kuechly
AGE: 22
Tkl 164
Sack 1.0
Int 2

Current: If you think this is too high for a middle linebacker and I'm breaking my rules about positional value, consider that Kuechly led the NFL in tackles and took on the role of one of the leaders of an NFL defense all while playing the entire 2012 season as a 21-year-old. Again, think about that -- he's three months younger than Manti Te'o. Kuechly has exceptional instincts, is a stud against the run and really only needs to improve in coverage. But he will because he's ahead of the curve.

Future: Kuechly is so high because he's already a Pro Bowl-caliber player, has no injury history and will qualify for this list for almost another three years, which is incredible. He'll also move to middle linebacker this year after working a lot on the weak side last season. He's only going to get better, which means he could play in about 10 Pro Bowls.





Cam Newton
AGE: 24
Att 485
Comp pct 57.7
Yds 3,869
TD 19
Int 12

Current: This might be too low for Newton, but after an outstanding rookie season that quieted plenty of doubters, I saw him take a clear step back as a passer in 2012, which creates a few questions on his ceiling. Newton is one of the most gifted physical talents to ever enter the league, and could definitely use a little more help in the passing game. He also won't turn 25 until next May, so there's lots of time for him to get it going again.

Future: Carolina finished really well in 2012, going 5-1 down the stretch. Newton has the frame to handle it, but I'd still like to see him used just a little bit less as a runner -- not so much for health reasons, but so he can continue to develop as a passer. My concern is whether Newton has enough good options to throw to at wide receiver. He has the talent, but his instincts are split between what he is as an athlete and what he is as a QB who anticipates at a high level.






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