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#2883737 Igo's write-ups

Posted by SuperLego5 on 09 August 2014 - 11:58 AM

Been a lurker on the forum for years, always enjoyed the banter (well most of it) but the Huddle has taken a serious step up this year. I actually find me checking my phone at work to see if any TC summary updates have been posted.

 

Outstanding coverage this year.




#2873965 Saturday's practice tweets

Posted by SuperLego5 on 02 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

Even the negatives this year seem to be a positive. It's never White gets left for dead by Benjamin, it's a contested ball they were both in position for that the rookie just wins. Same with in the trenches, it always seem to be somebody doing well rather somebody doing badly. Seems like a positive camp all round so far.




#2873728 It took five years but I just finished writing my book.

Posted by SuperLego5 on 02 August 2014 - 02:07 AM

Consider your book cross-Atlantic!




#2860059 Winston says Benjamin blessed to play with Cam

Posted by SuperLego5 on 21 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

UnderArmour are starting to market Cam over here in the UK the same way Nike do with LeBron James. They know that because the sport isn't major, name recognition isn't enough. Most people in the UK know LeBron James as that Basketball guy and hopefully soon Cam will be that NFL guy. Then if the NFL kicks off big time over here Cam will already be the face of the NFL over here.

 

A UK team would probably be bad for the NFL but great for Cam, I think he would instantly become huge in Europe thanks to UnderArmour.




#2847416 Statistical Analysis of 7 Young QBs

Posted by SuperLego5 on 12 July 2014 - 03:33 AM

This is pretty much as comprehensive a viewing of the young QB's with no bias behind it that I have seen. If only people were paid to do things like this...




#2806984 Soccer Fans: Introduce yourself

Posted by SuperLego5 on 02 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

Favorite Team: Rangers (Scotland)

 

Favorite League: Err not too fussed really.

 

When did you start following your team: Born into a family of Rangers fans.

 

Why you picked your team: My dad would have abandoned be in a lake somewhere if I wasn't a Rangers fan.




#2754590 This year's NFL Draft will be covered in England

Posted by SuperLego5 on 28 April 2014 - 03:22 PM

"Bang on pick there, gents. Cracking move by the Bengals, their fans should be chuffed about that, Wade."

Phillips: "Wha?"

 

Ironically, our main presenter has the most American accent every heard. The other presenter looks like a lightbulb.




#2754579 This year's NFL Draft will be covered in England

Posted by SuperLego5 on 28 April 2014 - 03:18 PM

We've had the draft over here every year for the past 5 years or so, maybe longer, that's as long as I've followed the NFL.

 

The last couple of years we've had the ESPN feed (on our ESPN channel) and before that we had the NFL Network feed on Sky Sports (which is what I imagine we will go back to this year). A few years ago we got every minute of the draft but the relationship between Sky and the NFL became a bit frosty with ESPN trying to buy up the UK TV rights so we only got to see day 1 the last couple of years.

 

Year round I think we get 4 episodes of Total Access a week, an early Sunday game, a late Sunday game, the late late Sunday game (which is actually a Monday morning game for us), the MNF game (Tuesday for us) and the TNF game (Friday for us). We also get a bit of draft coverage (including day 1) and all playoff games and the SB. There is a fair bit of coverage for the London game on both digital and terrestrial TV, same for the SB. We also get RedZone.

 

Really starting to see the effect the International Series is having on our coverage of the NFL. My only complaint is how bad our pundits/experts are.




#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!






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