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Corey "Philly" Brown = Our best WR

16 November 2014 - 03:43 PM

Doesn't quit on routes. Hasn't dropped crucial balls yet. Speedy WR.

I'm calling it now ;)

Update on former NFL center Jason Brown

15 November 2014 - 12:22 PM

Here's an update on Jason Brown. If you've been around long enough, you might remember I mentioned that we went to high school together. Anyway, he has turned to the life of a farmer in Louisburg. This season he is harvesting potatoes to fight hunger. WRAL just did a piece on him. Video is in the link below:


A Bunch of Soulless, Emotionless Zombies

11 November 2014 - 01:03 PM

This is what I saw last night. Not the Carolina Panthers, but just a bunch of guys just walking around and going through the motions like a bunch of soulless zombies. I never saw a spark or any kind of excitement in the players even before the game. During the Anthem, I saw Cam close his eyes and take a deep breath as if he was thinking "Oh no, it's about to begin". There was no energy at all when the offense took the field for the first time...

Then we saw the very predictable play calling with DWill up the middle for no gain twice. Then the very predictable turnover. The whole night was predictable. The whole act was going exactly according to script. We all have seen this play out before. I told my coworkers even before the game began and even with Mark Sanchez at QB, "Watch our team get blown out again tonight". Low and behold that's exactly what happened. We are so predictable.

It looked to me from Cam's body language, that he knows the play calling is terrible. He knows he has a terrible o-line. He also knows there's nothing he can do about it. This front office and coaching staff has taken away his desire. He's hit just about every play and when he's not, he is paranoid about getting hit and throws bad balls and makes bad decisions. Then there is Shula. No matter if players are having a bad game or good game, he's always there. So it's kind of like why even bother? I think Cam and the rest of the team feel the same way.

This team has officially hit rock bottom. There is no better time for a firing than right now. I mean, what's the point of keeping any of them at this point? Consistency? lol. McDermott isn't the answer. Shula certainly isn't the answer. Rivera? It wouldn't bother me if he ends up fired either. I believe Shula however is the one that should've been fired weeks ago. I think not firing him has sent a message to the team that if the coaches fail you, then too bad. Deal with it because nothing is going to change. Contributing to the defeatist attitude we're all seeing from the players.

The season is gone. Cam is hurt and we are David Carring him at the moment. He just needs to go ahead and be IR'd at this point to stop anymore further damage to him physically and mentally. Jerry Richardson also needs to put his foot down. Through out 20 years, he has shown the inability to put a consistent winner on the field. However this time he does not have the luxury of sitting around and hoping for things to change. His time on this earth is limited and if he wants to even sniff a Super Bowl again, he needs to make changes now. Even if he doesn't fire Rivera, at least fire Shula. Hell i'd be fine with firing both coordinators. McDermott isn't good either.

Right now it's time for Richardson to show if he's more concerened about winning or more concerned with saving money. Things need to change. This team needs a spark because it has lost all the light and sparkle it had last season. Our coaches have reverted to the same ones we knew before their jobs were on the line. This organization also needs to send a message to it's fans that they are tired of losing and show an effort towards being something better.

So I caved and got Madden 15

08 November 2014 - 06:10 PM

I decided its been a while since I played a football game. Probably about 7-8 years. There's no other games I'm playing atm, so I decided to give Madden a try again and bought it for about 35 bucks on Ebay.

Right now I'm still getting used to the controls. Which btw, it's freaking ridiculous how many combinations of buttons you have to remember if you want to be great at this game. Most of any other game I've played.

The graphics are very generic. It looks like the graphics from when the PS3 first came out (that's what I have btw). Almost NFL2k5-ish. There is a lot they could've done here, but didn't. Even though I think GTA5 was overrated, even that game has better graphics than Madden.

I don't understand taking away season mode. Now you are forced to play as a player, coach, or owner. You can't just simply go into a season with your team and not worry about other crap.

The gaming AI and player movement looked a little improved. Still, they could've done better.

I do like playing as owner though, making the roster the way I want it.

Overall, Madden still doesn't care about it's users and still is putting out sub-par football games when they could've done much better. I play it still though because I bought it almost half priced and I do miss playing football games. Glad I never spent 60 bucks on this.

Reasons why Shula is no longer needed in Carolina...

26 October 2014 - 03:24 PM

Today was a prime example of why Shula is a major thorn in the offense's ass. Let's go over the reasons why he should no longer have a job here.

First of all, whenever we call a pass play it is not only long developing, there is hardly ever a safety valve for Cam. There is no receiver or RB underneath to help bail Cam out when no one is open and/or the offensive line collapses. The result is Cam trying to do too much and make something out of nothing. It also gets our QB hit because he has no where to throw the ball.

When our offensive line is having a bad game, Shula insists on his patented long developing pass plays that results in sacks and/or QB taking another hit. He refuses to call screens, slants, or short curl routes in these situations.

Timing. Shula has terrible timing. 99% of the time he calls the wrong plays at the wrong time. When the offense needs a spark, he continues being overly conservative. When he sees the D playing well, he seizes the opportunity to become as conservative as possible. Runs up the middle. Sweep toss runs. WR screen passes. I mean we didn't have a huge lead today, yet Shula was calling plays as if we were up by 30. How many times on 3rd and 1 have we seen Shula call for a long pass play? How many times have we seen on 2nd or 3rd and long and we call a RB screen pass or draw? Shula has no capacity whatsoever when to call the right plays at the right time.

Shula also has trouble adjusting or just flat our refuses to. When runs up the middle do not work, most offensive coordinators would try something different. Not Shula. That only means he needs to call 20 more runs up the middle. Screw running outside the tackles. Shula has a point to make. No one knows what that point is, but he is going to make it.

Shula also turns away from what is working. If Olsen is setting defenses on fire, expect more runs. If the run game is going well, expect more passes. Btw, where was Olsen today? Why was he not targeted more? What happened to those play calls to Olsen that helped out our offense?

Red Zone play calling. All through out last season and this season, Shula has had a terrible time calling plays that results in TDs. This can also go along with his inability to call the right plays at the right time. He often turns into utter crap in the red zone even after calling rare great drives.

(Edit) Oh! How can I forget? 4th and 25 with 1 last chance to win the game and we call a draw? Just lulz.

Overall, Shula can not be counted on. He can not help us out in crucial situations. He is bullheaded for such a crappy coordinator. If we are struggling, expect to see more of the same instead of something different. He does not know how to mix it up and keep defenses on their toes. His play calling is very predictable and plain. So I ask, what is the point of keeping him around? Consistency? Well if we want to consistently suck on offense then we are doing a damn good job.

Just adding something more here about Shula's predictability:

Oh something else I forgot to mention. On the KB drop drive, we called for a run up the middle for no gain and we had to settle for a FG. Guess where KB was on that play? On the fuging sidelines. Shula might as well walked off the sidelines, into the Seahawks huddle and told them we were going to run it. That's basically what he did anyway. This is what I'm talking about when I say his plays are predictable.

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