I hope Gettleman's learning a lesson this year. I get the impression that he may have thought he was a lot smarter than he actually is and that this gig would be much easier than it's turned out to be. Replacing your entire secondary and WR corps while also replacing a stalwart LT with bargain bin cast-offs isn't exactly easy.
I would call Benji the lone bright spot. I expect what we're getting out of Olsen. I didn't expect KB to be this good this soon. He's had some drops, but he makes up for those by making some ridiculous catches that he probably shouldn't make so it all balances out.
Sad that some folks are happy he won and the Panthers lost today.
Has anyone actually said this or y'all just mad? I think y'all mad. It's just misdirected anger. We didn't lose because Smitty got released and we didn't lose because Smitty threw some barbs our way. We lost because we got thoroughly outplayed and out coached but some of y'all would rather be mad at a player who is no longer here rather than realize our issues aren't that player's problem. If my employer fired me and I kicked their ass while killing it at my next workplace I'd be talking WAY more poo than Smitty has. Y'all seem mad Smitty is talking. It's like y'all didn't watch him for 13 years. I'm shocked he didn't do a lot more talking leading up to the game, during the game, and afterward. If he talks a bunch of poo this week, hell he earned the right to do it. I was always told if I didn't want to here my opponents gloat I should make sure to not give them anything to gloat about. We didn't hold up our end of that bargain. Pure and simple. Be mad at the people who didn't do their jobs well for the Panthers rather than at a guy who did his job well for the Ravens.
Beyond sum of all fears so far. OL is terrible just as feared. Cam every bit as banged up and limited as feared. Secondary is terrible just as feared. Hardy being essentially suspended indefinitely, CJ being entirely ineffective, and the DL getting completely owned was completely unexpected.
Kelvin Benjamin has been about the only bright spot that is exceeding early expectations.
If people can't see that Cam is playing very banged up right now, they're either stupid or blind. There's really no third option. If we were running Cam like we have in the previous 3 seasons, he'd probably already be on IR.
We just pushed more money down the road on CJ's contract. We can't cut him. For all the flack Hurney gets for the DeAngelo and Stew contracts (well deserved flack I might add), CJ's contract is about to be a bigger anchor around our neck if he doesn't step it up. Honestly, if this is the best he's got he shouldnt be on the field right now. He's been terrible.
Not by me. And not by a goodly percentage of others Panther fans. Admittedly many will, but many more will not. You can't trash your team like he did and expect a 'prodigal son' return. He ain't family. He's an immature braggart who complained and criticized his teammates for years while taking in a salary that would make most anyone else on this planet thank God. Instead, he acts like a fugtard and then talks about Sunday School the next day. What a charlatan...
He got thrown out like last week's garbage by a new GM. I'd be mad too. To be fair, he's had a lot of good things to say about the Panthers as an organization.
Don't be mad at Smitty because he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and excelling elsewhere at 35 years old. He's the best player we've ever had.
It's weird how so many Panthers fans are so mad at Steve Smith. There will be nearly universal adoration for Smitty when he retires here. Some of y'all just mad.