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#3096442 A moment of class...

Posted by magnus on 18 November 2014 - 09:15 PM

it was well known that Smith was generally not accomodating of rookies.  Theory was that he didn't like helping develop guys who could eventually replace him.  Others said he was just surly (all speculation, of course).


As to Colbert, in his first season he set the records for Panthers rookie receivers that remained up till now.  that's what his tweet is all about. 


The year after that, it was like he just forgot everything about how to play football.  And eventually, he was gone.


It does lend itself pretty well to conspiracy theories. 


Are they valid?  No idea.

Colbert, of course, broke the rookie records while Smith was hurt.  And did nothing of worth after.  So there's something to that.  

#3087738 Norwell and Turner to start at guard

Posted by magnus on 15 November 2014 - 12:00 PM

not that Amini or even Kugbila couldn't eventually become something, but Turner's gotta be the best hope to good guard play.  Norwell has been good in there so maybe this is a positive to the season - finally having one or two consistent guards.  Hell, go find a tackle or two and it'll look like a full unit.

#3087093 Any Capologists Out There That Can Explain CJ's Contract

Posted by magnus on 14 November 2014 - 07:47 PM

Big Frank is better bang for the buck than CJ. And Ealy next year could be as well. He may be here next year but he's 100% gone after next year. Still think it's very likely he's gone after this year. CJ is clearly declining, and is costing an outrageous amount.

3.5 career sacks Big Frank?  Take over for CJ?  I have concerns over whether bang for the buck is true.  


I also have worries that 



 OP, his bonuses all clear after '15 except renegotiations.  If the team had swallowed that amount this year and not renegotiated him in camp, I'd say that it's likely he'd be cut.  Since they pushed '14 money out, and he's 28, the hope for me is that he can renegotiate in '15 and stay, at a reasonable cost. 


The $6 mil in that first category is bonus in its last year.  All of the 'dead' 2015 money counts, now that we're in '14, for what it would in '15 no matter what.  So $10 million could be called "dead" but it doesn't matter.  Keep him, cut him, it's there.  The accelerated part would be the other $4.02 million and anything else left for 16, so in a way the non-static part of the equation is $10m in salary and workout versus the accelerated part of '16.  A June -type cut for CJ would leave the '16 part in '16.   

So he's cuttable, but I don't know that I would.  Still the team's best end, still valuable.  Still too many guys around him not carrying the weight he is.  You might get a vet that's over 30 and is a solid rush specialist (Demarcus Ware by far the best case scenario, John Abraham/Osi Umenyiora more likely expectation) for the $5 mil you'd get by cutting him.

#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. 

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