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#2861910 USA Today: Five reasons to believe in the Carolina Panthers

Posted by GRWatcher on Today, 12:24 PM

5. The wisdom gained last season: In 2013, the Panthers started terribly before getting their act together and winning the NFC South. They don’t have to go through the struggle again. They are an older and wiser team that understands how to get through the rigors of an NFL season.




3. Luke Kuechly’s awesomeness



'Nuff said.  :lk:

#2859954 Shutdown Corner ranks Panthers 13th for 2014

Posted by GRWatcher on 21 July 2014 - 01:35 PM

Maybe Cam Newton is good enough to overcome the deck that's stacked against him (and he might be), and the defense is still going to be fantastic. Just don't expect 12-4 again this season


There are not a dozen quarterbacks in the league better than Newton. No chance. I thought last year would have put an end to the silliness when it comes to Newton, the nitpicking about his sideline demeanor and such. He's a phenomenal quarterback who has had three incredible seasons with a terrible offensive supporting cast. I don't know what more Newton needs to do. But he is an elite quarterback, without a doubt. Maybe he will "break out" this year and we can move beyond the petty arguments surrounding him.






Frank Schwab at Yahoo's Shutdown Corner continues the 2014 countdown with the Panthers at #13 and gives a pretty good rundown of our weaknesses and strengths.  It's a good read. BTW he was the only one that called for us to win the NFC South last year. Seriously.


I'm so excited for football this year!! Can't wait.



#2843252 I was there when...

Posted by GRWatcher on 08 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

One I forgot was the Washington game in 2003.  The Foreskins scored with just under 5 min to go to go up 17-13, of course, their classless fans in B of A, many of which saying "I grew up watching them, blah, blah, blah (I'm so sick of hearing that lame-assed excuse from them and Cowgirl fans)", talking poo a-plenty, only to have Jake lead us down for the winning score with under 2 min left, 20-17.  Davis scored the winning TD, but to this day, I still remember that 4th and 1 we had around our own 30 or so on that drive, Fox actually went for it, and instead of Davis up the gut, Jake did a little shovel toss sweep that Davis took up the sideline for about 30 yards on the play, and nearly took it to the house. 


Any time you can see Foreskin or Cowgirl fans leave B of A dejected and suicidal, it makes a day worthwhile.

That game was one of my favorite memories. Not just because we beat the 'skins (Me before 1995: Who's your favorite team? Anyone playing the Redskins. lol) but because I saw Delhomme wink & smile at Davis before they took the field for that winning drive. And that alone represents what kind of man Jake was, the kind of teammate he was. He knew how important winning that game was to Davis and everyone in the stadium knew Davis would get the ball to score or we wouldn't score at all. That everyone in those ugly red & yellow colors complained about it just made it sweeter.


Then there's the memory of the 1996 team coming back out of the tunnel to run around the field to thank the fans. We all wanted to celebrate, for the winning feeling to never end, and there wasn't a better place to do that then in Ericsson Stadium that night.


I could go on forever. So many small memorable moments in so many games.

#2828373 Mike Mitchell has Panthers helmet hanging in his Steelers locker

Posted by GRWatcher on 23 June 2014 - 09:13 PM

I loved watching Mitchell play. Best of luck to him. But to put his new team in context .......

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#2818971 Does Josh Norman Grow up this year?

Posted by GRWatcher on 13 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

I'd say the boy is on a very, very short leash. He wasn't even valued enough for Special Teams to be active on game day. I just hope that this year the coaches recognize the problem before they put him in a game. Last year he said all the right things, played lights out in preseason, then regressed when it counted & wasn't accountable when his teammates needed him to be. I'm not counting on him because I don't think others can trust him to do his job. And that is the bigger problem.

#2813837 So I had a conversation with the woman...

Posted by GRWatcher on 08 June 2014 - 10:41 PM

The pie is for your girlfriend. Sorry, Dex.  :hair:

#2789775 Yaaayyyy

Posted by GRWatcher on 16 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

Congratulations! I recognized the handle immediately when Kalil tweeted the winner. Your tweet to Gross was very funny and to the point. He just doesn't look the same.

#2778447 A humbling video about Kony Ealy.

Posted by GRWatcher on 10 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

What a tremendous burden to put on a young person, obviously one he accepted with love. Serves to remind us all that football is, in the end, all about real people and their families. Not avatars in a video game. It is so much more than just a business to those involved in it.


Welcome to the Panthers, to Charlotte, Kony. Glad you are here! Best wishes for success! #KEEPPOUNDING





now where did I leave that box of Kleenex dammit

#2726320 Mary Wilson becomes controlling owner of Bills

Posted by GRWatcher on 03 April 2014 - 07:39 PM





It will be interesting to see the potential ramifications. Having it in a trust may mean it has to be sold to the highest bidder... This may mean Mary can sell it to whomever she wants.



Which is great news, because that means she is not obligated to choose the highest bidder. If Jon Bon Jovi (for example), who would move the team, bids $900 MIL and Jeremy Jacobs (again, for example), who would keep the team here, bids $895 MIL, a trust would have no choice but to choose the $900 MIL. Mary Wilson, on the other hand, could choose the lower bid.



It may mean the Bills stay in Buffalo. Good Lord, I hope so!


It also shows what could become of the Panthers' ownership once JR passes. After all, Rosalind is the one staying awake during the games lol.

#2696417 So... It turns out you can't poo all over respected veterans and find co...

Posted by GRWatcher on 14 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

Hillarious how you say he's not proven, but went on and on about how much trouble we are in and how much we will regret letting Mike Mitchell go. The same guy he found and gave a 1 year deal to when no one wanted him. 


Apparently no one bothered to watch Mike Mitchell's presser. Basically he had nothing but good things to say about the Panthers (yeah, expected that) and thanked them for giving him the chance to prove himself and what he could do. The guy probably had no intention of staying a Panther this year. In fact, he stated that last year the Panthers asked him to sign a multi-year contract and he declined, wanting only a 1 year contract.

After playing his first four NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Mitchell took a chance and signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, as he was “banking on myself” to make the most of it and hopefully turn it into something bigger.



And apparently Panthers fans could've done better too. lol

Mitchell has only been a member of the Steelers for two days now, but said he has already gained over 10,000 followers on his Twitter account (@MikeMitchell34) and it’s likely that number will keep growing.

Suggest watching both videos. In the 'LIVE: Special Guest' video he talks a lot about last year with the Panthers. I believe he did some growing up while here too.



Those short contracts may not all have been Gettlemen's idea. This points out how young players and their agents are viewing 1 year contracts these days. They are taking a chance on themselves and it worked out well for the likes of Mitchell & Ginn. And it's in large part due to the team's success last year. I wish them all well. 


AND do NOT talk to me or moan about Munnerlyn. Last off season we let him walk & no team had any interest in him so he took our offer. He played no better than the year before really and his Viking payday is totally due to the Panthers defense's success.

#2639002 Does Andre Reed getting into the Hall of Fame help Steve Smith's case?

Posted by GRWatcher on 02 February 2014 - 07:54 AM

What you have to know is that the game of football was very different when Reed played from how it's played today. TE's mostly blocked, no Gonzales or Graham type of TE (Shannon Sharpe changed that). Running backs seldom were thrown to, the fullback was constantly on the field. If anyone was going to cross the middle & catch the ball it was going to be a WR. And most plays had only 1 WR on the field. And Reed was that guy. Never hesitated going across the middle, seldom dropped the ball. Like they said in his introduction, he was one of the toughest players ever. I think he should've been in the HOF before Kelly. Reed was my absolute favorite player while I was growing up. Glad he made it in.


Steve Smith is another tough WR and shouldn't have a problem getting votes to make it in the HOF. Especially if we make it to the Super Bowl again. poo, if Carter can get in (IMO he's a wuss), Smitty can for sure.

#2632910 Official Stadium Renovation Progress Thread Update 2-21

Posted by GRWatcher on 27 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

So, where is all the stuff that is being torn down going?  A lot of man caves out there that need to be filled.

After the 2003 season, when they made upgrades to the locker rooms and offices, they had a "sidewalk sale" at the stadium. My son bought a large 2003 schedule that had been hanging at the stadium all year, about 8'x4'. They had rug remnants, practice dummies and all sorts of things. Maybe they'll do the same thing.

#2603904 Meanwhile at SaintsReport....

Posted by GRWatcher on 11 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

LOL Suicidal watch time for the Saints fans. Someone better call the Dr. They may need help right now. :)

You mean this guy?


#2600859 Other playoff videos

Posted by GRWatcher on 10 January 2014 - 08:54 PM

Think this will work, I hope.


#2600788 About Sam Mills. What his legacy means to the Panthers

Posted by GRWatcher on 10 January 2014 - 08:14 PM

Link isn't working for me?

Try this link.


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