I went to school with Chris and was in the majority of his classes and worked on the same projects. App state radio and broadcasting major. It's crazy that he's now the wfnz afternoon anchor just 4 years later.
I think he would prefer North Carolina over any other markets. He was a big Bobcats and Panthers fan just like I was, as well as college basketball.
An elite DE gives any team a chance to compete. The best DL's in the league this year all made the playoffs (Panthers, Lions, Cardinals, Seahawks) or were really close (Bills) and JJ Watt practically one manned Houston to a playoff birth despite the horribleness of his surrounding defensive players.
Hardy will be back. It is extremely hard to find DE's that play the run just as good as they pass rush. Gettleman knows that, thats why he franchised Hardy immediately last offseason
He is staying regardless of the outcome....however, I think Rex Ryan would be a much better coach. Lets face it, Richardson/Gettleman will be going defense oriented coach as long as he is alive, even though Adam Gase or Josh McDaniels would be really, really good for Cam and the offense's development.
Watkins is a beast. One thing he does well that Benjamin can't yet is separation. Watkins is open all the time. It'd be scary if he had a real QB throwing to him.
I love Benjamin, and we have one WR spot locked up for a while. But we need separation and speed. Its too bad we have a gigantic amount of holes on this team, I'd love to double down and grab a WR in the first next season
We just cannot get a stop on 3rd down. And you're kidding yourself if we can all of a sudden lockdown Lynch and the running game like its nothing. I've never seen such a bad run defense before. It doesn't matter who we face, Peyton Hillis would be getting 5-6 yards on first down.
Posted by amcoolio
on 28 September 2014 - 03:06 PM
Its embarrassing that we don't have no huddle in the playbook or a two minute drill. With Benjamin on the outside and Olsen inside its almost a no brainer to go no huddle on some possessions because those two are mismatches and are harder to stop when not using the full play clock on every damn possession.
Either Shula and Ron are morons or Cam isn't smart enough to run a no huddle offense. Bring back Chud
It sucks, but we are so laden with dead money and bad contracts there is nothing we can do about it but purge for a few seasons and draft well so that we can resign cam, luke, hardy, star, and other homegrown talent
Blame Hurney for causing our RB position to be tied up with 15 million+ in cap room for two RB's not currently in the top 25 in the league. And Beason's 9 million and he isn't even on the team.
I don't think the future is that bright. We are cap strapped and laden with big price contracts for older players, will likely lose mainstays like Gross, Williams, and Hardy, and our only way to really improve (which we need to) is by hitting multiple home runs in the draft and pulling off a big trade. Tampa Bay is going to be a lot better by default with their new coach, Atlanta will likely address their defense and New Orleans will still be strong. A lot of the NFC will get much better, particularly our 2014 opponents, save for Seattle which is in our situation and will lose a chunk of their players as well.
That's what makes this loss particularly painful. Its highly unlikely we'd be a bye again next year, and probably not likely we'll be in the playoffs. We had our opportunity and we killed ourselves, because SF wasn't a better team.
I'd also like to point out that it appeared we had the same exact game plan on defense and didn't change a thing. What the hell were they doing the past two weeks. At least every single player on defense was not prepared or out of position on a specific key play. If they had been able to stop a mediocre-to-bad offense, it would have given our mediocre offense a few more possessions to make something happen. What did Andy Lee only punt two times? Ridiculous
Its highly improbable that we'd be able to get the #1 seed at this point. Even if we finish 13-3, Seattle would have to go 2-3 in its final 5 games, and they are 10-1. Do you really expect them to do that.
Winning the division would be gravy right now because its a 1st round bye and a game at home. If we don't win the division, we have road games against N.O. and Seattle in the playoffs if we are lucky enough to get by in the 1st round against NFCN winner (Lions have enough pieces to beat us in a game, Chicago and GB do not)
I love the Panthers but i'd be shocked if we come within a touchdown. This is a bad matchup for us, and San Fran is putting people away in the first half lately whereas we can only turn it on after halftime. I think it will be a 23-10 type game