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#2961012 Live Stream of Today's Pressers

Posted by Mage on 17 September 2014 - 03:44 PM

I LOVE Ron Rivera.  No wonder the players love him.  Did a fantastic job with that press conference.

#2960993 Live Stream of Today's Pressers

Posted by Mage on 17 September 2014 - 03:41 PM

Ron Rivera just spoke the truth.

#2960688 Hardy on Exempt List

Posted by Mage on 17 September 2014 - 02:20 PM

Gonna suck for us if the trial gets pushed back to 2015 and he is found innocent.


I will LOL uncontrollably for a very long time.

#2960206 tolbert and williams not practicing...hardy and rivera not at practice

Posted by Mage on 17 September 2014 - 12:14 PM

This feels like more of a distraction for our team than if we decided to just let Hardy play.

#2953604 What did you think of Ealy?

Posted by Mage on 14 September 2014 - 09:58 PM

Won't even lie.


I didn't even know he played.

#2952788 Mike Shula

Posted by Mage on 14 September 2014 - 06:24 PM

I usually defend Shula, but I actually thought the playcalling was poor.  We absolutely refused to give Stewart the ball under center outside of a couple of times.  Stewart isn't going to do anything if he is taking the handoff from shotgun and Tolbert especially won't.  Good decision to go up-tempo but I was disappointed, especially after Shula called what I felt was a good game last week.


I don't hate Shula though.  He is a much better OC than people give him credit for.  But I didn't think he called a good game today.

#2947854 Norman wants to be Optimus Prime

Posted by Mage on 13 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

Because Melvin White, Cason, and even Benwikere are better options to cover him.


Calvin Johnson will wreck them too.

#2942345 Donkey Kong Suh

Posted by Mage on 10 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

Cam Newton probably had a bad practice.  This is how Newton operates after losses, or at least how he used to, and I would imagine he doesn't take kindly to not performing up to his expectations.  And the last thing he wants to do after a bad practice while suffering from injuries is to talk to the media and answer ridiculous questions, especially the last one. 


I don't really think there is more to it than that.  I found it pretty freakin' hilarious.  Cam Newton is the only player in the NFL who I truly think has an NBA personality (and I mean that in the best way possible - I love Cam Newton).  I figure that is why a lot of NFL fans don't like the guy.

#2941964 Today's press conferences being streamed live

Posted by Mage on 10 September 2014 - 06:25 PM

Cam's press conference was hilarious.  Usually he is pretty happy during the Wednesday pre-game interviews so he probably had a practice that didn't match his expectations or just wasn't in the mood.  The canned response though was just golden.

#2941858 Around the Horn called for Hardy's suspension

Posted by Mage on 10 September 2014 - 05:55 PM

And if we suspend him and it turns out Hardy was innocent...?

#2940165 Did you play o-line?

Posted by Mage on 09 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

There is a chemistry per se because certain d-line alignments require guard/center or guard/tackle combo blocks. If you know how your teammate will play a rub or cut-off or combo block then it might allow you to slip into that second level a bit faster. Or it allows you to switch on a stunt or twist without panicking and worrying that the guy you are leaving will run free. If you don't know how your teammate reacts you might wait a bit longer to disengage and head to the linebacker or second level block. That being said, these guys are pros and they play a ton together in OTAs and preseason so the whole in-game chemistry thing might be a little over-blown.


This in a nutshell.  I was a defensive end in High School, but I did play offensive guard/tackle my freshman and sophomore year.  From my experience, and I won't make this a generalization because it may not apply to all players, I exerted far more energy playing defensive end than offensive tackle or guard (especially tackle).  I'm not going to say OL was easier but it is more of a "thinking" game rather than physical.  The same applies to defensive end, reading blocks and quickly becoming aware of what the offense is running but you still have to operate at full speed.  An offensive lineman might not be 100% but if they use the proper technique and are communicating well with the rest of the offensive line, it won't matter as much as it will at any position.  There is a reason why, more often than not, OL will win the battle against DL.  Doesn't mean the defensive line is doing a bad job, it is just the nature of the game.


So, I would say the reason you don't see OL being rotated in and out as much is for 2 reasons:
1) You just don't need to do it as much.

2) It throws off communication.

#2938444 Stewart

Posted by Mage on 09 September 2014 - 05:29 AM

DeAngelo Williams bounced a lot of things to the outside while Jonathan Stewart was tasked with running inside.  That was the difference.


But I don't think Stewart played poorly, not to the point where I think it'll be a week-by-week thing.  It just happens.  

#2934360 All you Anderson and R.R haters please stand up

Posted by Mage on 07 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

Derek Anderson was outstanding.


I'm not going to be a sissy about it.  I had no confidence in him and I was 100% proven wrong.  Now, he still had his fair share of inaccurate throws, but he played within the system, didn't make any mistakes (outside of that near Pick 6), and proved capable of directing our offense for at least the first game.  We need Cam Newton to get back in pronto but I will give Anderson his rightful credit.  He put us in a position to win the game.

#2931307 Cam out

Posted by Mage on 07 September 2014 - 02:25 PM





#2930260 Official Panthers - Bucs Gameday Thread

Posted by Mage on 07 September 2014 - 08:52 AM

Very few things in life make me feel better than hearing this on a Sunday afternoon.

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