I'm willing to throw a lot out after tonight because of playing in a short week preseason game. I think looking for trends is smart though and I have seen N O T H I N G from the receivers thought to get the most playing time after Benjamin in Cotchery and Avant. Poor route running, no chemistry with Cam at all. I think Bersin should be looked at as the #2 receiver going into Tampa Bay; it is that dire. Thankfully Kelvin Benjamin has been better than even the most optimistic fan was hoping for. As for the safeties, I'm not sure I can recall a single positive play by any of them all preseason outside of a few solid hits on ballhandlers.
Agree? What's the most worrying group coming out of the third preseason game?
I am honestly shocked by the number of callers to talk radio today calling for Cam's head. What the flying hell? Cam is coming off his second Pro Bowl appearance in three years, an ankle surgery, and he's never looked good in preseason that I can remember. Yet there are people all over Facebook and WFNZ just GNASHING THEIR TEETH today over how he played. And he played FINE after the first quarter.
Are we just going to have to learn to deal with this crap for the duration of his career? If you found yourself ripping Cam today and were one of the people calling for Derek Anderson to start, I heard the Ferguson PD is hiring.
We have been pounded over the head again and again and again by ESPN and all Big Sports Media about how "CAM HAS NO ONE TO THROW TO! GETTLEMAN ISN'T GIVING CAM THE TOOLS HE NEEDS TO SUCCEED! THE PANTHERS ARE GOING FROM FIRST TO WORST THIS YEAR WITH NO STEVE SMITH LOLOLOLOMGHAHAHA"
Just like these tools were wrong about how Cam would do in the NFL, I want every smug asshole on TV to have to eat their words when Kelvin Benjamin has a great year this year. I want them humiliated. When KB catches circus catch after circus catch for touchdowns this year, I honestly hope Cam and the receivers remember which analysts said what about them and intentionally rubs their faces in it. Has there not been at least one big thread on here every single week this offseason about another big-time name predicting how badly this team would suck this year because of the receivers? God I want Kelvin Benjamin to keep this up so much, if he's Rookie of the Year this year, we should be naming our children after him and Dave Gettleman.
I never once bought ESPN and co's hype that we would be much worse, out of the playoffs worse, this year than last. I thought until camp started we'd be about the same or a tick less than 2013. Gotta tell you though....I'm getting hyped for this season. Looks like Kelvin Benjamin is going to make us forget about old Steve Smith very quickly (not the young, just the old one from the past few years.) I've heard solid things about Nate Chandler and Antoine Cason. The receivers aren't looking that bad, at least not the ones likely to make the team.
Here's what makes me even more optimistic though: our returning young talent is going to be even BETTER this year. We talked about losing guys like Steve Smith and Jordan Gross, but we forgot that Luke and Star are still on that defense. This is Cam's team finally, hell there aren't even that many players on either side of the ball that were here prior to Cam being drafted.
Anyone else felt a similar shift in their thinking since camp started? We were all feeling nostalgia for the old guys that left and we bought into what the national media was beating us over the heads with that we forgot just how solid we are. The players that led us to 12-4, 8 in a row, and 11-1 to finish the regular season are still here.
Sort of off-topic but I hope CDR gets picked up by someone if not us. He was a disaster against the Heat, but he played well offensively coming down the stretch of the regular season. Great dude who can contribute in this league.
"Based off the Tweets I've seen, I don't see how they could convict him!"
How is this a thing a person can type?
Well then, I guess we should lock this thread since none of us were in the courtroom huh? She was admittedly on coke and had inconsistencies in her testimony. I don't see a unanimous verdict saying Hardy was guilty.