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Leeroy Jenkins PhD

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QB Trade Speculation (Tin Foil Hats Needed)

08 September 2014 - 06:51 AM

Lets look at a couple facts and see what we can make of them.  Feel free to put down your copy of "Catcher and the Rye" and put on your tin foil hat. 

 

The Panthers have 3 QBs on their roster for the first time since I can remember. Makes sense with Cams offseason filled with surgery and rib fractures. 

 

However, with Cam healing from his ailments, that would make a backup QB expendable at this point.  Both DA and J-Webb have proven to be capable back-ups. 

 

The Panthers have been clearing cap space for no apparent reason.

 

Cam likely could have started week 1, but there may have been some pressure to showcase a back-up QBs talents.  It may not have been the main reason, or a reason at all but, it may have played a role in the decision.

 

OK, conspiracy mode over, what do you think.  Are the Panthers preparing to trade away one of the back-up QBs?

 

 


Saints the future of NFL Defense?

31 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

http://online.wsj.co...-nfl-1406827927

 

Interesting article, worth a read

 

 

Some key points

 

The key to this change sounds simple but is a dramatic shift from NFL norms. Basically, the Saints want to play the best 11 players they can find. Size and position are of lesser importance. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah, now an analyst at the NFL Network, calls the Saints' plan "the most fascinating" scheme of the 2014 season.

 

 

The idea was hatched by accident last year, when injuries to linebackers gave Ryan a dilemma: play bad linebackers or get creative with positions. Ryan went the latter route and stressed the safety position, playing as many as four safeties at once and playing three at a time in his default defensive package. In the NFL, some teams play as few as one safety and almost no team ever employs more than two.

 

 

Safeties are bigger than cornerbacks, who typically cover wide receivers, but faster than linebackers, who are built to stop a running back and take on offensive linemen. They can be 60 pounds lighter than some linebackers but 20 pounds heavier than some corners. They can cover the insanely athletic crop of tight ends now in the NFL and take on the league's rising group of tall receivers all while giving up only a little bit of speed from a cornerback.

 

 


Bad timing

08 May 2014 - 06:28 PM

My wife decided that she just had to go into labor an hour before the draft......

Now we must name the child after our 1st round selection. Gonna be an interesting name for a girl....

Panthers positional spending (Bill Voth)

20 March 2014 - 08:48 AM

http://billvoth.com/...ional-spending/

 

The Panthers are currently allocating 23% of their adjusted cap space toward defensive ends. The league average is 9.45%. The $31.8 million Carolina has committed to its defensive ends is the most of any position for any team. Only four other teams even break $20 million: Arizona ($20.5), Buffalo ($26.7), Jacksonville ($25.6) and St. Louis ($24.0).
 
The Panthers are currently allocating 8.4% of their adjusted cap space toward running backs. The league average is 4.95%. Only four teams have committed more to their running backs than Carolina ($11.1): (Buffalo $12.4), Minnesota ($15.8), Philadelphia ($13.4) and Tennessee ($13.8).
 
The Panthers are currently allocating 2% of their adjusted cap space toward wide receivers, the smallest amount of any team. The league average is 9.65%.
 
The Panthers are currently allocating .4% of their adjusted cap space toward left tackles, the smallest amount of any team. The league average is 4.36%.

 

 

 

 


NFL.com Power Rankings: ( we're 10th)

20 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

Panthers Ranking, 10th

 

Word out of Carolina is that general manager Dave Gettleman has been reading "Pro Football Preview: Who's Gonna Win the Title in 1938?". Which explains why he apparently doesn't see the need to have a receiver with a single NFL catch on the roster. 

The Panthers finally got back on the football map last fall. Let's hope they don't crash back to Earth just because they end up having to rely on someone like Sidney Rice to convert on third-and-8.

 

 

 

OMG do you guys really think we could land Sidney Rice?!?  I would be so excited.........


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