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#2962010 Boomer: CAR is the best team in the league

Posted by cbarrier90 on Yesterday, 11:20 PM

I am pretty sure he went to Brown. Which is an Ivy League school. So it would seem he has a few brains cells to rub together.


And I am pretty sure he went to Maryland...

#2959386 Hurricanes 2014/15 Season

Posted by cbarrier90 on Yesterday, 02:37 AM

You do realize the Hurricanes have as much talent as almost any team in the league right?  The fact Muller couldn't take them to the playoffs is why his tenure was so brief.


It's the hockey version of the 2010 Panthers. Sure, the names looked good years ago but they aren't, and the organization's avoidance of the important positions needed to be a winner that haven't been consistent in years has come back to bite it. Furthermore, the cap situation is so dire, you have to tear it all down before you can build it back up.


I have to give credit to Kat on this one. For years I always saw Kat's posts about the organization as pessimistic for the sake of being pessimistic, but it turns out Kat was right about the direction this franchise was headed in the latter JR years. I used to be excited about the start of the Hurricanes season (hence why Kat's posts were always downers, ha) and maybe it's a proximity thing but now I am just indifferent. I have no expectations and no hope that promoting a guy from the exact same regime of the guy you just fired will turn things around.


I could always count on the Canes to be a consistent winner in the doldrums of those awful Panthers and Bobcats years. My how the times have changed.

#2956945 Who will be our DC next season?

Posted by cbarrier90 on 16 September 2014 - 03:03 AM

I have a couple of thoughts on this subject.

First. I do expect McD to get an interview or two after this year. But, with the way the league is Offensively, I just don't see him getting the gig. Maybe when a team that really wants a Defense he may get a shot. I just don't know when that may be.

Second. He has a sweet gig right now. It just may take the perfect storm of events to even get him to consider taking a HC job. Some guys just don't want that headache.

Personally, I don't want him going anywhere. He makes Rivera's job so much easier.


Agree. He probably knows how good he has it now and can afford to pick and choose. Heck, just a couple years ago Chud was considered an innovative offensive mind until he struck while the iron was hot, wound up in a no-win situation he couldn't do anything about, and now he's just a special assistant on the Colts.


If McD takes a job I think it will be for something like the Chargers and Bears a couple years ago, where the talent is in place that just needs a new direction instead of a career-killer like Washington and Cleveland where the organization won't get out of your way.

#2955598 Why the Hell is No One Knocking on Nelly's Door?

Posted by cbarrier90 on 15 September 2014 - 03:37 PM

Well it's honestly the first thing I thought about when I visited the Hornets page and saw it. I might be the first to post it on the huddle, but if I saw that connection chances are others will to.

I am not going to let Nelly be a buzzkill (PUN!) for what will become the big story in the Charlotte area (opening night) because of Greg Hardy.

#2955458 Why the Hell is No One Knocking on Nelly's Door?

Posted by cbarrier90 on 15 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

You might be right.

I just don't think it's right for this guy to experience 0 negative back draft for doing one of the worst things you can do to another person.

And no I don't think MJ is trying to create a rivalry. I just think that it's going to limit the support.

This is the first time I've seen anyone connect Buzzfest with Greg Hardy. Talk about a reach...I completely forgot Nelly was even involved in that case.

Jeebus. We are such a young, innocent fanbase. We beg for media attention then when we get it and it's not positive we cry foul and start making threads like this (nothing against you because this is not the only overreaction thread on here.)

And ONCE AGAIN, it's just another "we need to blame someone other than Greg Hardy" thread. The sooner we start pointing the finger at the right person for putting himself in this situation, the sooner we can all enjoy this pretty darn good football season that we have going right now.

#2955342 Why the Hell is No One Knocking on Nelly's Door?

Posted by cbarrier90 on 15 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

I think, like many on here, you are overreacting to the situation. No need to read too much into stuff and make it more than what it already is.

#2942898 Smitty may be even more pissed than we thought (Panthers related)

Posted by cbarrier90 on 11 September 2014 - 02:57 AM

The Panthers did try to get him a number 2....don't forget Keyshawn.


Problem is Steve is out for himself.  It going to be funny when a solid number 2 emerges right after Smitty's gone.  I honestly think Steve made all his wr team mates worse just because of his domineering presence.


I'm referring only to younger guys. The only way the Panthers could ever get a second option was via free agency because the rookies never developed.

#2942871 Smitty may be even more pissed than we thought (Panthers related)

Posted by cbarrier90 on 11 September 2014 - 02:31 AM

Valid point, but here's a counter. At 35, he posted better #s than anyone 25 and under in week 1. Other than Allen Hurns that is.


How fitting. He gets his stats, the team gets the loss...

#2942869 Smitty may be even more pissed than we thought (Panthers related)

Posted by cbarrier90 on 11 September 2014 - 02:29 AM

It would have been great to have Benjamin AND Smitty... we dropped the ball there


Name one wide receiver who developed into a secondary option while Steve Smith was here...


Kelvin gets to be the guy with guidance from great professionals in Avant and Cotchery, not get into some competition with a guy who would probably feel threatened and put that unnecessary chip on that shoulder and do everything in his power to make sure the young guy "knows his place."


You're fooling yourself if you believe Smitty is the type of player to mentor a young player, which probably played a part in his release (not as big as salary implications, etc but a part nonetheless.)

#2942775 Smitty may be even more pissed than we thought (Panthers related)

Posted by cbarrier90 on 11 September 2014 - 12:50 AM

And you call yourself a fan? The greatest Panther of all time to this point blatantly calls out Gettleman and verifies the speculation that circulated these boards for months after his release and your response is "whatevs". I hate Gettleman now more than ever.


The problem is you act like this franchise was the New England Patriots while he was here. No back-to-back winning seasons and no playoff victories since 2005.


If you want to get off the train of mediocrity, you've got to make some big decisions regarding the "old guard." The idea that you stay loyal to players regardless of their performance or salary crippled this franchise for years and even after a 12 win season in Gett's FIRST YEAR with little to no flexibility to improve a 6-10 roster we have fans like you that still prefer the good ol' days.

#2942750 Smitty may be even more pissed than we thought (Panthers related)

Posted by cbarrier90 on 11 September 2014 - 12:36 AM

Love me some Smitty. Gettleman has been here only a couple of years. Steve was here for what, 13? Steve Smith forever, baby. Love that fire.


That fire is cool when you're dominating opponents in 2005, but it gets old when you catch a 4 yard out route on a 3rd and 10 and start chirping and spinning the ball. Smitty supporters will see that and say "Yeah, he's still got it!" when in reality the punt team is coming onto the field.


This franchise and this fanbase stuck up for him when he punched teammates on multiple occasions. If he truly is that mad about how things transpired, I feel sorry for him. You can't go through life holding grudges, especially when there's no reason to hold one in the first place.


In that "couple of years" Dave Gettleman is now 13-4 in the regular season with a playoff appearance. I think I'll take his side.

#2938404 Cut or Keep Greg Hardy

Posted by cbarrier90 on 09 September 2014 - 02:20 AM

In terms of severity from a societal stand point, I'd have to say the Williams case takes the cake.  Promoting players to injure others?  That can ruin careers and 31 NFL rosters were his target.  That's a lot of careers to threaten.  A lot of people's means of financially supporting themselves and their family.


Once again, being clear I don't condone Rice's actions.


This is incorrect. You're talking about an inherently violent sport played predominantly by the male population in a professional league where the odds of making it to that level for anyone who plays the sport are one in a million. It was a big deal only because we hadn't seen a system like this in professional football be uncovered and certainly didn't expect to see it in the modern NFL.


With Ray Rice, we are talking about domestic abuse, something that directly affects a far greater number of people in this country, male and female. We're talking about a man striking a woman unprovoked, and, bigger picture, we're talking about the ignorance of the impact of domestic abuse as demonstrated by some very powerful people.

#2938398 Cut or Keep Greg Hardy

Posted by cbarrier90 on 09 September 2014 - 02:08 AM

We will lose Hardy unless he's found completely guilty AND is willing to play for peanuts after this year.  The Ravens didn't cover anything up, all that was released was a different angle of the video released months ago.  The only recorded incident of this Hardy situation are the police reports and Hardy's 911 call.  I highly doubt we are covering anything up.

Just because we are starting to taste success doesn't mean we are the Saints or Patriots.



Many people want to damn Hardy before his right to due process.  Communist controlled countries during the cold war had little or no "natural" rights granted to citizens.  What rights they did have were often ignored by governing powers.


Ultimately, we all want to see what's best for us as fans so we are going to naturally take Hardy's side, but it is troubling to scan through this board and see comments accusing the victim of fabricating a story to extort Greg. You'll recall Ravens fans giving Rice standing ovations  in camp when this all started because he was a nice person and a good upstanding member of the community.


I agree, Hardy should be given the benefit of the doubt, but that doesn't mean we should be accosting the victim. There's a very real possibility that what the victim suggests happened actually did transpire.

#2938378 Cut or Keep Greg Hardy

Posted by cbarrier90 on 09 September 2014 - 01:51 AM

I am so glad you brought this up. What did people think happened in that elevator before this video came out? Did they think they were horsing around and she went unconscious? I guess people really can't put two and two together. Video or not, everybody knew he hit her. Not sure where this belated outrage is coming from. Why everybody is just now getting worked up is beyond me.


The outrage is because the response to the video from the people who had the power to act was as tone deaf as possible and those responses look even more damning today.



#2938161 Why do people keep questioning DG

Posted by cbarrier90 on 08 September 2014 - 09:58 PM

HUUUGE NFL debut by KB

Picks by Cason and Harper, two vets brought in from the value FA bin

K Short dominating in the trenches

Sack/FF drive killer by Greg Hardy, the guy we tagged in the offseason, to the dismay of many

Decent contributory outing by our possession guy Cotchery


But HE HURT STEVE SMITH'S FEELINGS (even though no wide receiver we drafted while Smith was here developed and he was making too much money for his production.)

Also HE'S TEARING DOWN EVERYTHING WE BUILT (even though what we really lost were complimentary players at best and the core is still in tact and he is trying to rebuild a model that for years was built on a flawed football philosophy that was years behind what it takes to win in 2014 and beyond.)

Also HE BROUGHT IN ROMAN HARPER WHO WAS MEAN TO STEVE SMITH THAT ONE TIME (even though Roman has clearly set that aside and appears to be enjoying his time in Carolina and as you said got a pick yesterday

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