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#2713048 Haven't had a gun thread in a while.

Posted by SuperLego5 on 23 March 2014 - 07:04 AM

About 10 years ago my family moved house about 30 seconds from my old house (liked the area but wanted a bigger house). On Christmas day, not long after we had moved in, my grandfather walked to our house to visit us. At the time nobody knew but he was suffering from dementia. He went to the wrong house because he couldn't remember where we lived. Luckily for me, my family and my grandfather we live in Scotland where it isn't considered acceptable to shoot through a door at the slightest sound, otherwise we could have been dealing with a tragic situation on a day that should be a happy one.


This isn't a criticism of the woman in the story, it's a criticism of the full grown men in this thread that find it acceptable to shoot wildly through a door at the first sign of trouble.

#2694189 Blind loyalty is running thin.

Posted by SuperLego5 on 14 March 2014 - 09:07 AM

Whatever. You're looking from a layman's perspective. Bottom line: Both of them are gone even though they wanted to stay. Mitchell repeatedly said that he wanted to be here, and Ginn basically said that he was "very surprised" that we didn't do more to try and keep him.  


Yeah it's great to be a football player, and great to make hundreds of thousands---even millions----even if you have to move every year. Yeah, we'd take it. But, the fact is that they thought that they'd do it here, and I'm sure that Gettleman led them to believe that if they proved themselves, then that's exactly what would happen.  Mitchell and Ginn didn't come to Carolina expecting to leave. They bet on themselves, that they wouldn't have to. But, like you alluded to, they are football players at the end of the day.


BTW, Of course they were staying in temporary housing they had to prove themselves. Furthermore, many football players live in so-called "temporary housing" as a matter of business, regardless.  If you come here , with the cap situation as it is, you better live in temporary housing.  Some of these guys are more marginal players than Ginn and Mitchell anyway.


I'm not looking at this from a laymans perspective, I'm looking at this from the perspective of a professional adult. Mitchell and Ginn came here because nobody else was interested, they didn't come here over other teams and take a pay cut because Gettleman told them the following year if they were successful they would be rich beyond their wildest dreams. They have no loyalty to us and we have no loyalty to them. It is simply business and every other player in the NFL see's this as well.


I'd argue that agents around the league will be telling their clients (especially DB's) that with out front 7, you want to take a pay cut to come here because they are going to make you look good and the following year you are going to be paid big. I also wouldn't be surprised if we get Nicks over other teams because of Cam. You get great players at important positions and you can fill in the gaps around them. You don't overpay an average safety and leave yourself with no ability to sign any form of WR when you don't have one WR on the roster.


We had the choice of paying Hardy (we can lower his cap number if we sign him to a contract which I imagine is the plan) and allowing ourselves to go cheap at DB or pay a couple of DB's and hope that there is no drop off on the DL. Defence was not the problem last year, I have no problems building the defence the same way again. Offence was the problem and so far Gettleman has changed things up, I eagerly await to see what his plan moving forward is. Until we play the first competitive game I will refrain from getting upset over a game about an individual that knows more about the NFL than I will forget about any subject in my lifetime.

#2693945 Blind loyalty is running thin.

Posted by SuperLego5 on 14 March 2014 - 03:14 AM

Neither Ginn nor Mitchell wanted to leave Carolina (at least before the Smitty thing,,,).  


The dream was being here for a longer term deal with a decent pay raise.  Last season was the prove-it season.  Well, they did exactly that,but instead of being able to settle down for a while and grow some roots with a team, fans and a community that respected them for their efforts, they had to go somewhere else to be rewarded for their efforts.  Yeah, it's a business, and yeah G-man was in a tough position, but I would bet the way he was talking to them a few days ago barely reflected what he was whispering in their ears this time last year.  He ultimately low-balled them (as the market showed), and they got out of Dodge. 


Like I said, granted it's a tough time for G-man, but if I can figure this stuff out just from a distance, what do you think that other players who may fancy themselves more talented than the two that just left might be thinking.  Yeah that's all good for a mercenary as G-man calls them, but ironically this is what G-man basically said that he preferred not to have.  Most of the guys still available have varying amounts of experience and degrees of tread left on the tire, and many of them may not want to come as a mercenary, much less leave as one.  And looking at the cap next year, they're probably thinking that this is the last place that they want to come unless they have to. 


Gettleman may gave been able to do better by all parties involved this year (including, but noy limited to Nicks), but he made a Hardy gamble. So now we'll just have to sit back and relax, and see if it was worth it.


So let me get this straight. You're telling me that Gettleman and the Panthers are getting a reputation in the league for picking up players that will be lucky to get anything more than the vet minimum, putting them in a system where they will excel and the following year sign contracts worth 10's of millions of dollars?


In what world is this a bad thing? If you sign a 1 year contract you plan to be somewhere for a year, I be that Ginn and Mitchell were staying in temporary accommodation while here because they didn't know where they would be the following year. There was no settling down, they now have long term contracts for a lot more money to settle down with.


Your logic is faulty.

#2662460 Bills Scout:Cyrus Kouandjio can say "goodbye" to round 1

Posted by SuperLego5 on 23 February 2014 - 04:20 AM

According to the fact that the combine is just a glorified workout and real scouts and gms weigh game tape more than combine performance. Most gms and scouts are reactionary like everyone in the media


What about the fact a 300 lb+ guy has an arthritic knee at 20. He might not be able to walk at 25.

#2647784 Creationism vs. Evolution, Live Tonight @ 7PM

Posted by SuperLego5 on 09 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

Id like to see the debate with the creationist guy vs Richard Dawkins.



It would get ugly quick.


Richard Dawkins is a dick that makes evolutionists, and scientists in general, look bad.


His science is brilliant, his research well thought out and his theories revolutionary, but he is an arrogant dick that lives up to the stereotype of the ignorant scientist that thinks God and religion is wrong.


My supervisor when I was at university had met Dawkins several times and said he was the least pleasant individual he had ever met,

#2609409 Time to Revisit the Harbaugh Versus Rivera Discussion

Posted by SuperLego5 on 12 January 2014 - 04:36 PM

Harbough is still a douchebag. I just don't necessarily agree with Ron's mantra at times. "We need to calm down" really? That's your adjustment? It's difficult to say if he's the answer.. but the team clearly respects him. To which I can't be upset with.

He needs more talent before a fair trial. I'd like to see what Harbough do with Ted Ginn, Lafell and our mix and match o-line.


He couldn't do poo with Ginn when we had him. The fact that Ginn is our big play threat yet couldn't get a game playing for the QB guru Harbaugh shows the gulf in talent.


This team is a working progress headed in the right direction.

#2604982 Official Panthers - 49ers Playoff Gameday Thread

Posted by SuperLego5 on 12 January 2014 - 08:20 AM

I became a true Panthers fan during the Clausen years so I feel today is payback for my faith!

#2567855 Happy Median - Talking Offense

Posted by SuperLego5 on 28 December 2013 - 04:26 AM

We are 7th in points per possession so the offense is doing fine. We're not struggling to score, we are struggling to make big plays but that is as much by design as anything. I don't know why everybody is getting so worked up over the offense, we are winning, not only against the bad teams but the good teams, what more do you want?

#2559682 Carolina VS Saints Gif Thread

Posted by SuperLego5 on 22 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

Welp,  New orleans is done as a franchise right? After this they are slowly going to become the London Saints. Its not like that craphole of a city deserves a team anyways. Disgusting filth, thieves, violence. . Its 99% awful most of the time and 1% cool during jazz fest and mardi.


Eh no, we don't want that cesspool of a franchise over here.

#2454836 A bit of levity...

Posted by SuperLego5 on 28 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

Could be that all the teams we have played have poor offensive rankings because they've played us?

#2401502 How do you feel about the Panthers playing in merry old England?

Posted by SuperLego5 on 28 September 2013 - 04:25 AM

OP is a clown. Sold out every game so far so can't be doing too badly over here.

#2003603 Do you believe suicides go to hell?

Posted by SuperLego5 on 18 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

I'd rather have all the debt in the world and a few extra months with my loved ones, than no debt and them to be gone suddenly and without warning.

Sucide and sudden death leave a lot more pain for family than debt does.

However, my opinion will differ somewhat as I'm British and don't have to worry about medical bills.

#1860575 White Skinned People Were The Last To Arrive on Earth

Posted by SuperLego5 on 15 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

Don't ever quote the Daily Mail...it's like the...well it can't be compared to anything as nothing else is as bad as the Daily Mail.

For example, a list of things the Daily Mail says will give you cancer.


#1848838 8/6 Training Camp, Twitter Thread

Posted by SuperLego5 on 06 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

Why would a question that had ZERO TO DO with the facts shut me up? As far I'm concerned, it wasn't even asked.

It's funny that you seem to think a 4th rounder could come in and contribute straight away anyway. If you want to criticise Hurney it should be for not getting a CB in FA, not for drafting a CB with 2nd round talent in the 4th. A 4th round CB would sit for at least a year anyway, that's effectively what has happened to Hogan.

You're wrong on this point, just like every point you whine about. Time to find a new topic to be wrong about.

#1848799 8/6 Training Camp, Twitter Thread

Posted by SuperLego5 on 06 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

Dumb question, not worth answering. Go ask someone stupid enough to fall for the typical "WHO WOULD YOU TAKE" question that always gets pulled out of a hat when they don't have anything else to say.

The fact is, there were CBs available who weren't recovering from ACL surgery. In fact, odds are Hogan was probably one of only a few, if not the ONLY CB in the draft recovering from an ACL surgery, and yet that's the guy that Hurney took.

Makes zero sense.

Thought that would shut you up. Typical armchair GM, happy to criticise but doesn't have an alternative answer.

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