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#1869318 We just signed a center...

Posted by Marguide on 23 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

We have also had Jeff Byers for a little while. I've been keeping an eye on him too (pre-season). He's a young guy who could end up being a solid replacement.

Also: I'm glad Mur..whateverhisname is...oski retired. I would rather a guy with upside. In 8 years in the league I think he started 1 game.

A couple of things... Mr. Murzzzkwrski or whatever actually had started quite a few games (in the teens).

Also, there was an interesting article about Byers recently. It was either on the Observer or Panthers.com. Anyway, Byers and Ryan Kalil were contemporaries, with Byers being the higher rated of the two coming into college. Byers' career was hampered by injuries while Kalil's skyrocketed, and the rest is history.

#1869130 David Gettis Interview 8/23

Posted by Marguide on 23 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Flash is up to date as of the last auto update (maybe 2 weeks ago).

I'm all over the net and spend many hours daily visiting a variety of sites with audio and video.

I'm pretty confident my computer is fine.

#1869118 David Gettis Interview 8/23

Posted by Marguide on 23 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

For Floppin, if we all had computer problems, why do they only occur on Panthers.com?

Why is it I can watch 25 minutes of Panther's Pulse and it loads instantly with good volume, but watching an 8 minute Rivera interview requires waiting 20 minutes, and with other videos I feel like I'm a candidate for a hearing aid? Yet the ads that get by my ad blocker never have volume problems.

The quality of the information presented has improved, but if you can't see it or hear it, what good does it do?

#1869029 John Clayton's QB Rankings

Posted by Marguide on 23 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

The word "elite" gets thrown around too much. Clayton saying that 40% of all starting QB's are elite is an insult to those few that really are a cut above.

If Clayton was a school teacher, he'd be pumping out A+'s like there's no tomorrow.

#1867396 WR Depth Chart?

Posted by Marguide on 21 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

While LaFell seems to be the #2 choice for now, he might need to continue to improve to stay there. I think the ones behind him are hungry for chances, and Murphy hasn't had the acclimation time yet to show his potential.

I think you are right about LaFell being pushed. While Brandon has a knack for big catches in big moments, last year there were long stretches of games when he would disappear. Murphy looks like a nice fit in this offense, and Pilares should be a really good YAC receiver.

Gettis will remain a mystery until he gets some actual on-the-field action.

#1867275 Haruki Nakamura #1 FS.

Posted by Marguide on 21 August 2012 - 05:44 PM

I can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading in this thread.

First, we hear of a front office conspiracy to deny Martin a payday. Second, we have a poster wanting all our safeties to fail this year so we can draft a new one next year. Finally, apparently our beat writers do not agree with the coaches' assessment of who gives us the best chance to win.

Maybe it's something in the water.

#1867014 Interesting tidbits from Observer Article

Posted by Marguide on 21 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

One thing that hasn't been discussed much is Ron's comment regarding WR's and using them in different packages.

Rather than relying on the same guy at #3 in all formations, it sounds like we plan to use all the active WR's on game day depending on Chud's game plan. That probably means that Murphy, Pilares, and maybe even Adams will all get touches throughout the year. Tutu may be included if he makes the team, but that seems uncertain right now. And of course Gettis, depending on his health.

This approach sounds a bit different than last year when it was almost always Smith, Naanee, and LaFell exclusively.

#1865361 Jason Phillips Bloody Face?

Posted by Marguide on 19 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

Agree he's better than Connor, but maybe some of that is Ron Edwards.

#1865037 Give them the props: our DTs looked Good

Posted by Marguide on 19 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

I know they don't like to show anything. But if you don't practice it, how well can you actually run it effectively? Or am I just trying to convince myself something funky will happen?

From now until the start of the season, their practices are all closed with tarps up. So they have plenty of time for evil Dr. Chud to drill his pupils in the finer arts of subterfuge.

#1864956 Should we run the ball more this year?

Posted by Marguide on 19 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

you know damn well we are going to run the ball more this year.. A LOT MORE.

I'm not so sure. I think the RB's, including Tolbert, will see more touches this year, but many will be in the passing game. DWill, Stewart and Tolbert can all catch the ball effectively. In many cases, they are more dangerous once they get outside the tackle box, so take advantage of that.

Also consider that Cam has worked hard this offseason on short accuracy. So let them double Smitty, pay a lot of attention to Olsen and LaFell, and we can kill them with the short passing game. There really isn't much defenses can do to stop us if we can execute plays with consistency.

#1864243 We just signed a center...

Posted by Marguide on 18 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

My guess is it serves two purposes:
1) Assuming Kalil sits for a game or two due to some soft tissue owwie, we need someone to take the reps, and...
2) Rather than just sign another young guy without a clue, they went the veteran route to try to motivate better play by Byers.

But who knows. Maybe he's just Ron's best bud and they want to party in Manhattan next week when we visit the Jets.

#1863931 My Jimmy Clausen Scenario:

Posted by Marguide on 18 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

Jimmy is no longer even thread worthy. I'd rather discuss 3rd string safeties.

#1863438 A new perspective on Byron Bell

Posted by Marguide on 17 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

After watching Jonathon Martin struggle mightily tonight, it gave me a new appreciation for Byron Bell.

As a reminder, Martin was a mid-2nd round pick, and of course, Bell was undrafted. Let's hope he continues to improve, but his career is definitely off to a better start than what we saw out of Martin tonight.

#1862551 Kealoha Pilares

Posted by Marguide on 17 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

I like Pilares and expect him to become a nice complementary player for us. He catches what's thrown to him in his limited chances and yes, he's fast when healthy.

Any comparison with Armanti is just silly. This is the NFL, not App St. What Armanti did in college no longer matters. He has done nada, zip, zilch in the pros.

#1862367 What ya'll eatin' tonight?

Posted by Marguide on 17 August 2012 - 01:22 PM


Yes, I know dolphins are mammals and not fish.

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