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#2993496 So why not do it like last year?

Posted by magnus on 01 October 2014 - 08:23 PM

Threw some screens to Olsen last year too as I recall.  Tended to be a good play.


Curious: What's your overall opinion of Shula?  How do you see his performance this year as compared to last?

he and the younguns have put together a good passing game.   Team is efficient and, honestly, somewhat powerful, and doing a heck of a job with no line, running game, or deep threat. 

The running game?  Kinda trashy, mostly on line errors and back injuries.  



That's not to say he's incredible or hasn't made any mistakes.  But he calls a pretty even, fairly conservative game.  It's never going to have a billion yards, but we're a lot more progressive (75% shotgun, 50% of the time a TE is split out) and spread than I figured he'd be over time. 


Throw in some quicker stuff, just to stretch things horizontally, and that could be a sub for the run game that's so bad, but given the circumstances behind these backs and the crummy line, it's amazing the pass isn't an absolute disaster.  And here it is, probably the best part of this team so far. 

#2978439 Michael Irvin on Cam

Posted by magnus on 25 September 2014 - 09:48 PM

As an aside, Irvin is a huge fan of Kelvin Benjamin.


He made a great pre-draft comment about Benjamin when NFL Network did their mock show.  Irvin said (paraphrasing) you can scheme your defense to cover every single direction on the field, except up.

Jesus.  That's brilliant.

#2976762 Charles Johnson: trying hard to improve his performance

Posted by magnus on 24 September 2014 - 06:10 PM

I feel bad for Chuck.  


He played a strong first two games. he just didn't get the sacks.  Third game, he had troubles. So did Kuechly, and TD, and most of the defense. 


And yet here he is, trying to own it and be a captain, while proving right the people that are wrong to say he's been playing poorly. 

#2966797 Requesting Joe Person gif right this very moment

Posted by magnus on 21 September 2014 - 11:18 AM

that guy is fuging clown shoes, man.

#2966229 bersin ......here comes your chance son

Posted by magnus on 20 September 2014 - 09:37 PM

and those 2 TE sets?  What have we seen, like 3 of them?

Dickson has played 41 snaps in two games.  That's about 33% of the time for a team that played a 3rd WR 50% of the time. 

So they're running a 2nd TE in applicable situations a majority of the time. 

#2952933 The new screens at BOA

Posted by magnus on 14 September 2014 - 07:04 PM

much better

#2930292 Ealy, Brandon Williams Among Inactives Tomorrow

Posted by magnus on 07 September 2014 - 09:07 AM

I'd rather sit DWill instead of BWill....especially with the Fozz here...Stew/Toblert/Fozz no need for 1 yard Williams.

not meaning to offend but in what world would someone actually sit a starting RB that's healthy for a 3rd or 4th string TE?

#2930123 Ealy, Brandon Williams Among Inactives Tomorrow

Posted by magnus on 07 September 2014 - 06:07 AM

I don't really get the idea of "oh player X is inactive why is he on the roster?" talk.  Everyone knows you get 53, and 46 are active.   Last year's #4 receiver, Hixon, played about 120 snaps, including 89's injury.  And that's with the PR being the #3, not the case this year.   


So, Bersin, Williams, you might not see some of those guys for a while.  Olsen and Dickson are the two TEs.  I hear some of you on the idea that Williams can be a great special teamer.  Brockel played more special teams snaps than anyone last year - he plays everything.  You have a value in a guy who can do all of it.   Doesn't mean they don't value WIlliams, Brockel, whoever, but it means they have tough choices to make every week.

#2892147 While Kelvin Benjamin has been anointed a "legitimate No. 1" after 1...

Posted by magnus on 15 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

LaFell was a starter here and is apparently on the field with the 2s because they went 3 wide.  If he, at best, beat their 4th CB I'm not that impressed. 

#2888226 we have heard about kk's progression. what about star?

Posted by magnus on 12 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

DTs just don't rack up the sacks the way DEs will, but yeah, you want to see some growth.  You want to see him be a little more than what he is.  He's a top 15 pick that should've been the first defensive player selected, he has a high ceiling.  If all that Carolina ever gets is what they have, that's not the worst thing in the world but he's capable of more. 

#2881236 Tangentially Panthers related - Interesting note on Offensive Lines

Posted by magnus on 08 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

And there were people on this board who still claim getts messed up not drafting a tackle.

I think his draft has out us in a better overall position for success than hurst would have brought us.

Cam has his legs and has receivers who have good hands. This offense will end up being around middle of the pack this year and that's all we need to win a lot of games. The defense is to thank for that. Keeping hardy was the right choice

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it would've made everyone feel better about OT at the time, but the same people would be complaining that a 4th - 6th rounder isn't starting day one.

#2871122 Have the Panthers ever held a scrimmage?

Posted by magnus on 30 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

scrimmaged the Lions in 2000.  Deon Grant broke his hip. 

#2727264 What does the Ramsdell hiring say about Shula's future?

Posted by magnus on 04 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

Thats your perspective, but I dont agree with it.  There is no reason for Rivera and g man to rock the boat by bringing in Ramsdell if they were satisfied with Shulas job performance.

There's not? 


I mean, if the above is 100% reality in his mind, it would've been easy to just let Shula go and hire Ramsdell as OC.   Before Smith got hurt, I feel like the offense was more or less exactly what Rivera wanted. 


So other reasons to bring on Ramsdell - 

*he can actively help out

*our QBs coach and WRs coaches are bright and probably going places, but both have minimal coaching experience, so he can mentor and fill in the gaps where they aren't as strong

*Shula himself can always use some help


None of that means "Rivera wants to fire Shula."  Yes, Ramsdell can most likely succeed Shula and, if it's required, he probably would.  That's another reason he's valuable, but it's not like they're going to keep a guy like that behind glass either.

#2726751 What does the Ramsdell hiring say about Shula's future?

Posted by magnus on 04 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

Ramsdell's bio closely aligns with the Air Coryell offense. Shula has been associated with a more conservative ball control offense.


Our offense last year was clearly lacking  the explosiveness that it had during Chuds first year with basically the same roster.


Could this mean Shula may be on a short leash ? The position was quietly created and only discovered because of two of our own doing their own research. 


My hopes is that it indicates Shula has been given different marching orders as to the offense we will be running in the future. If he stumbles we already have the guy on staff that can make it happen. 

Shula is Coryell, too.  The offense didn't change.  Coryell doesn't always mean running 4 verticals on second down in your own territory.


Not unlike Steve Wilks' hiring, Rivera targeted an area that needed an upgrade.  In both cases, yes, it provides a contingency for failure.  


The thing about this, though, is that people read too deeply into this.  That contingency is not plan A.  Rivera wants this offense to succeed and he, Shula, Ramsdell, and the rest will work to that goal.  That's their only job.  Anything else comes after significant failure, and they don't want that. 



I don't want to give out the impression that because Ramsdell's here, there'll suddenly be a ton of deep balls chucked up. Rivera wants to control the ball (which, BTW, is not an offense, it's a concept - and even with that, it's up to whether you have 2011 chuck-it-up Cam running it or the later 2012-2013 conservative, take what you get Cam running it).  

#2724146 John Ramsdell - Senior Offensive Assistant?

Posted by magnus on 01 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

and I remember a number of things that the national media has gotten that the locals haven't.  I feel like there's a lot they leave out, if nothing else.  For instance, when Steve Wilks was hired, the locals said "oh they tried to get him last year and couldn't."  Oh? The hell did it take you a year to tell us that for?  


there are plenty of examples - the players-only meeting before the Giants game I don't remember hearing about for a month or so is a recent example.

just give us the information.




I'm not going to get on Jones like I might Person, he seems to have sense.  But I don't know if he has much say.

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