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#1873387 Murphy's our #3

Posted by Marguide on 27 August 2012 - 12:46 AM

His route running looked pretty pathetic tonight and he's dropped most everything that hit him.

Agree. At least 2 of Cam's "misses" tonight were due to sloppy route running by Tutu. Add in the throw deep, when Tutu pulled up on the play, realized Cam had thrown it, and tried to get back into the play. It would have been a tough catch anyway as he was doubled, but you have to at least run the route fully.

It was a really poor performance.

#1873359 Thank you baby jesus

Posted by Marguide on 27 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

Smith's absence from this offense was glaringly apparent. He is a weapon we cannot be without - glad to hear he is expected back soon.

I don't get it. It was just last night I was reading that he had a staff infection, or a mrsdezz infection, or toe cancer like Bob Marley, and that he would either miss 6 weeks or maybe die.

Does this mean I can't believe everything I read on the Huddle?

#1871211 Haruki Nakamura #1 FS.

Posted by Marguide on 26 August 2012 - 07:46 AM

A first year HC who was literally just hired.....isn't going to have a long standing GM scrap what he has been working bc the new coach "watched old tape".

Again, those contracts were Hurney/Carolina moves....not Rivera ones. Maybe Rivera agreed maybe he didn't. Point was, there was little to nothing he could do about those.

I think you are way off base on this. Godfrey didn't sign until September. Rivera and McDermott had the whole off season to look at tape, and had all of camp to watch him practice.

This deal would not have been done unless they were fully supportive.

#1870862 F-ing rayzor

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

This is how it starts.

First, the pre-game jitters. Then people start sniping over little stuff. Next thing you know, dogs are interbreeding with cats, producing all sorts of unheard of genetic misfits.

Football is a dangerous sport.

#1870798 Smitty's foot infection

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

Since we're all beating this to death, I'll add one more thought...

We all love Smitty and know what he means to the team, but he has always been a little bit of a drama queen. It usually is something like this (last year it was his cut hand), and seems to happen just about every year in camp. Maybe the doc tells him to stay off his foot as much as possible, and in his own inimitable way, Steve decides to make a public appearance on crutches.

Panther nation goes into panic mode, we are all reminded of how important Steve is, he makes a nice recovery, and goes on to be the beast on the field we have come to expect.

Think I'm making all this up? One of our beat guys (probably Gantt) talked about this last year. Steve's got a little diva in him.

#1870756 Seyi Ajirotutu

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

He was given a chance he's never earned: to play with the starters because he is a Rivera guys from SD. And he went out there and played like he didn't earn it.

Now see, this is the type argument I don't understand.

Some think Rivera would sacrifice the good of the team by playing favorites? You can be assured, whoever ends up making or not making the 53, it's going to be because the coaches think they give us the best chance to win. Some coaches have a strong bias in favor of vets (see John Fox), but ultimately, the best guys end up on the field because coaches want to remain a part of that exclusive 32 man fraternity.

Some people are fans of guys on the bubble, and that's fine. But the NFL is so competitive that players that have talent eventually emerge and those that don't move on to their careers in banking or retail or whatever. If the guy you like fails, it's likely because he just wasn't good enough, not because some coach held him back.

#1870737 Seyi Ajirotutu

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

At this point tutu can get cut on monday for all I care

And he very well may be cut this coming week, but if he is a guy on the bubble, it makes perfect sense to give him looks in this game.

Remember that preseason is for evaluation, not just for fine-tuning your starters. If they already know that they will go with Smith, LaFell, Murphy, Pilares (KR), Adams (PR) and maybe Gettis, it may well come down to Tutu vs. Armanti or neither. Those final decisions can't wait; this is their last chance to see these guys in a game setting before the cuts of Monday and Friday.

As to the UDFA WR's brought in this year, if they thought they were serious candidates for the 53, we would have already seen a lot more of them.

#1870687 Smitty's foot infection

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Key to getting rid of a staph infection is toile sure you treat it FULLY and ensure that it is completely gone before stopping the antibiotics. Otherwise, it was mutate and be immune to many antibiotics.

It takes some time, but he should be perfectly fine.

Has it even been verified that it is a staph infection? I've seen that thrown around on here, but have yet to see any of the more reliable outlets discuss exactly what kind of infection it is.

#1870473 Bucs

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

So anything on the bucs injuries?

Joesph is lost for the year. The others do not seem as serious.

God I hate preseason injuries. I know it's part of the game, but they just seem so senseless.

#1870453 TD is back, but should we let him play in the preseason?

Posted by Marguide on 25 August 2012 - 12:55 AM

Like others have said, if he's going to get hurt he's going to get hurt. Can't keep him on the bench forever. I think he's in a much better position now than he was going into Green Bay with rehab, OTAs, training camp and more time. His legs look thicker than the toothpicks we saw from the pictures at that Panthers kickball game. All and all, I just feel good about TD and want to believe that he'll play, if not start, all 16 for us. Call me niave or a homer, but you've got to have faith in the players.

TD's always had some skinny ass legs. That's one of the things I didn't like about the DT from Penn State (his name escapes me) in this year's draft. Skinny legs just seem like an injury waiting to happen.

It would be sweet though if TD could somehow beat the odds.

#1870246 How I'm Spending My Friday Night

Posted by Marguide on 24 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

Matty Ice dinking and dunking his way down field.

Compared to our offense, it's like watching paint dry. They may sweep us this year (doubt it), they may win the division (doubt it), but god, are they boring to watch.

Edit: Next play, a 49 yarder to Julio Jones. Of course.

#1869988 David Gettis Interview 8/23

Posted by Marguide on 24 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

It sounds like the training staff is working hard to strengthen Gettis' lower body. So perhaps they believe with a bit more time and effort, they can get a nice long-term return. Listening to recent comments by RR and David, I don't think he is in danger of getting cut. If we can give David more time while simultaneously developing guys like Murphy and Pilares, it's a big win for us.

Wish I had the same warm fuzzies about Hogan, but I don't.

#1869979 Blurb on Amini

Posted by Marguide on 24 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

I wanted Cox in the 1st just from a needs standpoint, and must admit to a bit of shock when they went guard in the 2nd. That said, I think this definitely has the potential to be our best draft ever. Kuechly looks like a potential all-pro. Silatolu may get a trip to Hawaii even before Luke. Loved the Adams pick, and had wanted the Norman pick since watching him in the Shrine Bowl.

If all these guys pan out, this was an absolute grand slam home run by the front office. My fingers are crossed.

#1869966 I look at this as a statement game!

Posted by Marguide on 24 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

As another poster said, as long as we come out healthy, it's a win.

That said, if we can move the ball well on a stout Jets D, it should give us a lot of confidence headed into the regular season. No predictions from this quarter other than it's going to be fun to watch the guys in primetime.

#1869959 3-tech DT

Posted by Marguide on 24 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

Also while its certainly not ideal but maybe we could see Fua and Edwards line up next to each other at times. While neither are likely to get much pressure on qb's in time, i'm sure they could open up some holes on blitzes.

We have already used those 2 together in the pre-season in goal line situations, and feel they would be fine in short yardage situations as well.

It is just troublesome that should something happen to McClain, we would begin playing people out of their natural position. It would be much better if we had another traditional 3-tech penetrating type to at least get us through the first 4 games (assuming Neblett turns out to be okay).

I'm sure the front office already has a list prepared of names to watch out for during cuts.