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#1699581 Panthers Sign G Mike Pollak

Posted by Marguide on 22 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

I'm glad we're addressing an obvious need.

I'll reserve judgement until we see him on the field.

#1690031 Hurney is given too much credit

Posted by Marguide on 15 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Do you people not realize we have been in FA for just 2 days?

2 days.

We have months before the season starts and there are still hundreds of players available. More will become available after June 1st.

I have never seen more adolescent b!tching in my life.

#1689665 More Excited About...

Posted by Marguide on 15 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

Two days into FA and our whole offseason is already a giant fail.

Did I do that right?

#1687350 PI day

Posted by Marguide on 14 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

everyone who comments gets pi

We'll see about that...

Tampa Bay is poised to make the jump from last to 1st. We are probably looking at the basement of the division just like in 2010.

#1682528 Panthers' Official Cap as of 3/11

Posted by Marguide on 11 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Considering who we already have signed (i.e. the core), 5.3 over is not bad at all. Frankly, we are in better shape than some of the teams with lots of space, but also lots of people not under contract.

As I predicted all along, it is a very manageable situation. Marty Hurney does some stupid crap from time to time, but I trust him on cap management.

#1675144 Poe is Mayock's top DT

Posted by Marguide on 06 March 2012 - 01:50 AM

Last year at this time I knew exactly who I wanted. This year, I haven't a clue. It is still a jumbled mess to me.

There are a number of good candidates, but no one seems to really jump out as the clear BPA once you get past Luck, RGIII, Kalil, and Claiborne.

The problem with Poe is none of us have access to game tape, and unless you are a Memphis fan, it is hard to get a clear idea of what he did on the field.

Poe, Brockers, Cox, Coples, Kuechley, Blackmon, Kirkpatrick, Reiff...hell, toss them all in a hat at this point. I think our scouts this year really have their work cut out for them to help MH make the right pick.

#1671981 Brockers didn't even actually participate in bench press...

Posted by Marguide on 03 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

Frankly, I find much of this thread laughable.

Some are so wedded to Brockers that they cannot entertain the idea that he is anything less than elite. The anti-Brockers, mostly made up of Poe supporters, find fault with everything Brockers does or doesn't do, no matter how insignificant.

Why is it so hard to gather as much data as possible (legitimate data, not hearsay) and then make your decision on who we should draft? Why get so emotionally wrapped up, pro or con, with one player before the evaluation process is completed?

I just hope our coaches are a bit more objective than most of the posters in this thread. If not, we are in big trouble as an organization.

#1667634 Post Combine First Round Prospects at 9

Posted by Marguide on 29 February 2012 - 12:39 AM

IMO, Fletcher Cox should be in consideration as well.

Similar (actually a bit better) stat line as Brockers, both in the SEC. Performed much better at the combine. Has played both DE and DT and can rush the passer. Can easily add 20 lbs without losing much athleticism. Relentless, high-motor guy.

People want to talk about Brockers and Poe, but this guy very well may outperform them both at the next level.

#1652369 Total Meltdown Scenario... presented by WFNZ

Posted by Marguide on 14 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

A few of you watch a different NFL than I do.

  • Shockey has missed an average of 2.4 games per year in his career. If that is injury prone, then so are Beason, Wharton, and Steve Smith, not to mention the obvious ones like TD and Otah. Does Smith carry the injury prone label? Does Wharton?
  • Gary Barnidge in his illustrious 4 year career has 242 yards with no TD's, and averages over 4 games missed per year due to injury. Yet some on here think it is a given he is going to produce better than Shockey when given a chance. What are you basing your opinions on? It certainly isn't the facts.
  • Shockey put up 455 yards with 4 TD's, splitting catches with Olsen. Between the two of them, they put up more than 1000 receiving yards with a rookie QB. I don't want to break that tandem up unless we replace one of them with a superstar TE.

If some of you don't like Shockey due to his age or contract that is fine as it is a matter of opinion. But don't try to throw around BS about his or Barnidge's performance on the field and expect to come off as credible.

#1650067 RG? RT? or both?...

Posted by Marguide on 11 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

Who the hell said we need a lot of money to upgrade at RG or RT? Those are the only positions that need upgrading on O, as I stated in the OP. You're going off topic.

Here is my reasoning:
  • Our offense was quite potent with a rookie QB in a new system with no OTA's
  • Our defense was bottom of the pack. Other than Beason (Davis was iffy to begin with), injuries didn't hit us any harder on D than they did on O.
  • We can put 9 Pro Bowl or 1st round picks on the field on offense. On D, the number is 2. Make it 3 if you believe Davis is going to come back good as new.
  • To get a guard or tackle ready to start immediately, we probably would need to pick one up in the first 3 rounds. We have no third, so that means using a one or two for the offensive line, thus continuing to pour resources into an already potent offense at the expense of our defense.
  • Choosing a guard or tackle in rounds 4 through 7 is fine, but they are not likely to be better than the ones we already have, at least not this year.
  • I don't believe we have the cap space to sign a significant offensive lineman, unless we cut Wharton, and I don't see that improving our offensive line.

That is my reasoning. Not sure why you would view it as off topic.

My question to you...How do you anticipate fixing the defense while still addressing RG and RT?

#1649952 RG? RT? or both?...

Posted by Marguide on 11 February 2012 - 09:34 PM

Why should we care? lol Why should we care about improving our team? Why care about making the playoffs anyway? We all just like watching men running around a field for no apparent reason.....Point is, keep this mindset and you won't be able to beat the elite teams in the league.

Of course we care about improving the team. The problem is, this isn't Madden. We have limited resources, both cap-wise and draft-wise. Sure, give us an extra $40 million under the cap, or an extra 1st round pick, and let's go get the best RT and RG we can get. But the problem is we don't have that leeway.

Our defense is severely lacking in talent at a number of positions, and it showed in their performance last year. We can't keep signing scrubs on D while throwing 1st and 2nd round picks on O, and expect to get to the promised land.

This year, the D needs the lion's share of our resources. Keep looking for late round gems for the o-line, and maybe sign a guard or tackle in FA if a steal comes along, but that is as far as I would go.

#1637798 Let's talk about Mario Williams

Posted by Marguide on 31 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

Seeing that anticipated salary should remind everyone why it makes sense to draft a premium position in round 1. Positions like QB, DE, LT and perhaps DT make economic sense. Guards, LB's and safeties can be obtained in FA as they cost much less.

#1625722 My eight year old son !

Posted by Marguide on 23 January 2012 - 01:35 AM

Good stuff.

Have a 14 month old.

One of his first words was "touchdown!"

Of course he has his own nurf football...whenever we yell touchdown! Or say football...he stops whatever he's doing, and finds his football.

Spikes it most of the time...but it's a start!

I'm doing something wrong. Mine is 2, and whenever I watch football he tries to sneak to a corner of the room with the remote to turn the TV off.

But it's my fault. If no football is on, I have a library of Disney and assorted other kid's movies available for him, so the Panthers lose to Toy Story every time.

#1625531 Congrats to Cam for officially making the Pro Bowl!

Posted by Marguide on 22 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

Dalton made it in 1st!

So predictable. So pathetic.

#1616723 Congrats to Cam for officially making the Pro Bowl!

Posted by Marguide on 15 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

Go San Fran!

Neg rep, loser.

There is a difference between contributing to critical discussion about the Panthers, and just openly rooting against the face of our franchise.

You are truly pathetic.

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