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#2819277 Hurney got a full time radio shown on 710

Posted by Marguide on 13 June 2014 - 08:55 PM

No Marty Hurney = No Cam or Luke possibly.

Look at the good. He left us with two POY caliber players in the most important positions of that side of the ball..





Marty fuged up many things, but the core of this team is his. From Newton to Kuechly to Kalil to CJ to Hardy etc., these are all his guys. 


I love what Gettleman is doing, but that doesn't mean I can't give the old guy props for what he did. 


This is not yet Gettleman's team. Let's give him a few years to see what he assembles. 


All I'm saying is it's easy to criticize with the gift of hindsight. Yeah, Marty was obviously mistaken to give out the contracts he did, but he did a lot of things right too.

#2818697 Fluff piece on Norman

Posted by Marguide on 13 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

Forget the Buffalo game. Forget the Chicago game. That kind of stuff can happen to any young player.


On the other hand, there was the game later in the season when Norman was in as a blocker on ST's during a kick return. So what does he do? He grabs his man by the shoulder pads and throws him to the ground, negating a decent kick return. That is just sheer stupidity and shows a total lack of discipline.


Norman's problems are all between his ears. I hold out very little hope he will ever really get it.

#2811106 2011 NFL draft grades, 3 years later

Posted by Marguide on 06 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

We got Cam.


Anything else would have been icing on the cake.


Marty screwed us in many ways, but I have to take my hat off to the man for picking Cam and Kuechly. Neither one were consensus picks, but Hurney rolled the dice and gave us our cornerstones for the next decade.

#2803947 Your opening day secondary

Posted by Marguide on 30 May 2014 - 01:32 AM

I really hope we can do better than Harper.


Not because I hate him (which I do), but as a player, he is pretty much washed up. Whether it's Lester or someone else, it's hard to believe there isn't someone better than him on the roster right now.

#2803708 voth on OTA tweeting ban

Posted by Marguide on 29 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

I absolutely love training camp tweets.


For those of us that can't be there, it gives us a way to follow the action at close to real time. Sure, you have to filter out the bs, but that is still better than waiting until the evening when someone finally gets around to posting a report.


I would be willing to bet that the 1st few days of camp "tweet threads" are very highly viewed.

#2801126 Wharton...Chandler will do great things

Posted by Marguide on 27 May 2014 - 12:47 PM

Gettleman knows what Wharton brings. Wharton knows what he has to do to get ready for the season.


My guess is they already have a handshake agreement to bring him back, but will wait until close to season start to bring him in officially. That gives the coaches time to evaluate the youngsters and Wharton stays fresh for the season.


Win-win for all concerned.

#2795033 The Panthers Have Signed 4th Round Pick Tre Boston and 5th Round Pick Bene Be...

Posted by Marguide on 20 May 2014 - 09:54 PM

Tre looks like Bubbles, the junkie informer from the Wire.


I would have inserted his picture here except apparently I am too stupid to be able to figure out how to copy an image. 

#2785570 Greg Hardy Arrested

Posted by Marguide on 14 May 2014 - 01:30 AM

Some of the comments I have read in this thread make me embarrassed to be part of this community.


Fortunately, the majority of people here still have some morals and integrity, but too often they are being drowned out by those that apparently never learned much about right and wrong, and what is an appropriate comment and what isn't.


But carry on with your cute little jokes and your generalizations about athletes and the women they associate with if that is the type of thing that makes you feel better or more manly.

#2776367 A Theory on Gettlebro's Strategy for the Offensive Line.

Posted by Marguide on 10 May 2014 - 11:09 AM

No, reaching for an OT like Moses or Richardson in the second or third just because we have a hole at that position is pretty inexcusable. Once again, G-Man isn't drafting based on needs. 


Exactly. I don't know why this concept is so hard for some to grasp.


Drafting for need gets you Sione Fua and Terrel McClain. This fan base seems to have a short memory at times.

#2775792 Would you give up 8 players to draft a QB?

Posted by Marguide on 10 May 2014 - 01:02 AM

I would give up those 8 players for Cam Newton... I would not give up those 8 players for a Cam Newton wannabe.


And that's just it.


If you can get a Manning or Brady, or yes, a Cam Newton, then it's worth it to give up a king's ransom. But you'd better be right or it will cripple your franchise for years. I just don't see RGIII having a long shelf life in the NFL, so it is unlikely the Skins will come out on the positive side of this transaction.


Time will tell, but the Skins  have to stop chasing instant gratification to avoid more years of mediocrity. Patience is a virtue, something that seems to escape D. Snyder. 

#2775499 3rd Round Pick Trai Turner G LSU

Posted by Marguide on 09 May 2014 - 10:33 PM

At minimum, Benjamin will instantly improve our red zone offense.


Kony and Turner are both studs at their respective positions.


There is no doubt we have improved our 53 man roster through the 1st three rounds, so I am not going to freak out because we still have some weak positions on the team. Every team (including Seattle, San Fran, Denver, etc) has weaknesses. That's just the way it is given the cap and the mechanisms  the league has established in it's quest for parity. Gettleman has been true to his word and has selected what he feels are good football players regardless of need.


I'm very satisfied so far.

#2770803 Not feeling good right now....

Posted by Marguide on 09 May 2014 - 12:10 AM

So KB ran 40 yards one-hundredth of a second slower than Cam fuggin Newton...


How many of us have fantasized about seeing Cam line up at WR or TE and trucking defenders on his way down the field? Granted, KB may not have Cam's vision or cutting ability, but very few people that size do. I think KB will be just fine.

#2770530 Round 1 - Carolina Panthers select WR Kelvin Benjamin FSU

Posted by Marguide on 08 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

As someone who has been screaming for a good red zone receiver for several years, I'm thrilled with the pick. 


Steve Smith was all world until you found yourself with a short field where he would get lost in traffic. Olsen has the size but sometimes lacks physicality. And LaFell was LaFell. 


KB is really going to pay off when we drive down to the red zone, and that's good enough for me.

#2756333 Kawann Short - 2nd half improvement

Posted by Marguide on 29 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

My prediction...


Short will be recognized as one of the top 3 techs in the league within 2 years. He is crazy fast for a big man. Next to CJ and Star and Hardy, there is no reason he shouldn't rack up 6 sacks a year while remaining solid in run defense.


I honestly believe he will be every bit as good as Star (while recognizing they play different positions).

#2750967 Who is the most important player on the panthers defense?

Posted by Marguide on 24 April 2014 - 10:46 PM

Generally speaking, a great DE carries more value than a great defensive tackle, who in turn carries more value than a LB.


Luke is an exception to the rule. He makes everyone on our defense work as a unit, and you add that to his exceptional talent and instincts and he becomes the most important cog in our D.


We've seen that neither CJ nor Hardy can single-handedly improve a D, at least to a significant degree. I don't believe Star could do it alone either. But there is no doubt that our D was instantly better once Luke became our starting MLB. He is just a really special player.

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