alright im too lazy and doped up on nyquil to give this thread the proper effort by digging up old articles but im just going to assume you guys were all reading them too and can kinda remember the tone.
for a while now the charlotte press has basically operated as the propaganda wing of the team. while im sure there's not a shadowy cabal full of nazi jews secretly running things, reporters are smart enough not to bite the hand that feeds and the team only allows the kind of stories they want to be leaked. Players that break this (see beason last year) are quickly made to repent.
I think it's fair to say that we can make some educated guesses about where the team is going to go judging by the articles that gantt, chandler et al write about the team.
coming off a rather unimpressive year, the Panthers signed David Carr for reasons we shouldn't debate about in this thread. However, as Zod and Meat have mentioned many a time, reporters weren't even allowed to talk to David Carr.
If you'll remember, pretty much ever article from a local reporter followed the lines of jake getting ready to bounce back, how the competition would bring out the best in him, etc etc, and there was never really a qb position battle.
of course the performance david carr might validate that
coming off a blown up shoulder and a young, promising rookie, I can't remember a single thing written that took matt moore seriously as competition. it was all about jake being better than ever, jake coming in ready to retake the wheels, jake being in the best shape of his life (the one quote in particular about jake having pecs now instead of just boobs from steve smith). the qb battle wasn't very legit. True, moore didn't shine, but he also started with the twos from day one.
following his insane implosion vs. arizona, every article written talked about how the massive contract extensions a. gave the panthers cap space to wiggle with and b. was rewarding him for a great career. they all kinda assumed the arizona game was a fluke, and any questions about his future were shot down.
i vividly remember them struggling in the preseason and gantt, chandler et all just shrugging it off as rust, and as soon as the season started they'd get back on their feet.
after the season ended this year, pro matt moore articles began to flood the internet from the usual suspects. it was all about how matt had made the transition, matt was ready to lead, jake was supportive of matt, then boom jake is in cleveland getting staph.
i don't know about you guys, but maaaaaaan are people favoring clausen from what I've read.
This is something that I'm trying to work on.. It seems if I slow down a bit, I start to say a lot of "uhh's and umm's"... but when I talk to fast, some words get lost in the translation.. I got to find the right pace of speech! Thanks for the feedback!
just make sure to enunciate every single consonant, moreso than the vowels. consonants add structure to words, vowels emotion.
also make sure to warm up your mouth before you go on. Massage the jaw behind the ears, make all your vowel noises, repeat "red leather yellow leather" over and over again, etc.
finally don't listen to a single thing silverblade has to say.
In a shocking turn of events, Dwayne Jarret was run down today by a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in the parking lot of Panthers Mini Camp. The car was almost demolished, but Dwayne Jarrett walked away mostly unharmed. Reports indicate the Jetta almost blew up, and police were able to follow the trail of spraying fluids from the engine to the home of one Fiz from Carolinahuddle.com
After a brief and uneventful stand off, Fiz surrendered to police, screaming something drunkenly about Electro. He was charged with "Trying his best to better the team" and given a cookie.