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#1039162 It's my birthday!

Posted by C47 on 09 February 2011 - 09:58 AM

Happy Birthday mang....

#1038233 Melo to LA? And Bobcats Mentioned

Posted by C47 on 08 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

If this gets done the Lakers are just going to curbstomp their way to another title....

#1037677 What Are You Listening To Right Now....

Posted by C47 on 08 February 2011 - 11:43 AM

#1037606 Panthers lead story on ESPN first take

Posted by C47 on 08 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

Matt Moore was experienced and bench seasoned, a 6-2 record and a QB rating in the high 80s. He bombed. Clausen was a green rookie who didn't even get all of the second-team reps in camp or practice until week 3.

Now, for the QB to succeed in ANY organization, many things have to be in place FIRST. Gameplan, supporting cast, coaching. HE DID NOT HAVE THESE THINGS.

I have these questions for all of the Clausen bashers:

1. Did you think we had a solid gameplan? We had a gameplan that was friendly to a rookie. Rely on the running game and try to use the play action to get vertical.
2. Do you think a rookie QB should perform adequately behind 3 reserve linemen? Our line (even with the injuries we had)> St Louis' line
3. Was it wise to bring in Clausen as soon as they did? If they cared about 2011 and beyond, would they have done this? Who else would you put in, Moore had a concussion and the only other QB on the roster was another rookie Tony Pike. This argument just isn't valid.
4. Do you think it was possible that Fox knew he did not have a contract for 2011, knew that JR cut his veterans to play young people, so he played JC before he was ready to stick it to the owner? Again Fox didn't have a choice in the matter. If there was another experienced QB under Moore that is who would have been playing.
5. Smith was 31 and double teamed and his other WRs were rookies. JC was not very familiar with them because they were rookies and he had not been practicing with the second team. His TE was slow, and his RBs, often third and fourth teamers, were horrible blockers. The OC was predictable. Recipe for success? Wrong Jimmy Clausen spent all training camp working with the second team which included LaFell and Gettis rotating from first to second team. He had opportunities to practice with both rookie receivers.
6. Now, lets look at the people criticizing Clausen. I imagine they are the same people who scream at kids at a t-ball game and fight with the other parents, coaches, and umpires. Frustrated athletes who have no patience who create unrealistic standards for everyone else and make excuses for their own inadequacies. Miserable folks who want instant success because they desperately need to be associated with winning in some way. The hazed become the hazers; rejects and failures are given a voice to blast someone's failure to achieve excellence regarless of variables. If you really knew football, you would not judge until the problems surrounding the position were fixed. Maybe he is not good, but to bash a person for failing in a situatuation few if any QB in the history of the NFL could make successful shows a childish, ignorant approach to football and perhaps reveals more about their personal insecurities, inabilities, and frustration than Jimmy Clausen's. I'm not even going to touch most of this crap. You think what you want I couldn't care less. I criticize Clausen because he's been an overrated QB since HS and has been living on hype since he got to ND....
7. What will you do if JC makes the pro bowl? Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme, even Kyle Orton should demonstrate more than adequately what it is like to succeed after being written off. If Jimmy Clausen is our starting QB on opening day I will cheer for him to be better then Joe Montanna, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning combined.....

Just admit that it is too early to tell. You don't test drive a mustang on dirt roads and then bitch about the ride.


#1037519 Panthers lead story on ESPN first take

Posted by C47 on 08 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

i thought it was coaching until i seen wr running wide open across the field. so ima say 75% clausen, 25% coaching.

This is my biggest problem. I saw too many plays where WRs were open, and Clausen either A: wasn't going through his progressions, B: playing the role of Captain Checkdown or C: was already scrambling out of the pocket way before defenders got close to him and didn't have the arm strength to hit said open WR on the run.....

#1037484 Panthers lead story on ESPN first take

Posted by C47 on 08 February 2011 - 10:16 AM

Really don't know how you would say otherwise, but plenty do.

Oh I don't think he was given a fair chance by the former coaching staff by any means. However, he also didn't show that he could command the offense. Outside of one half of football in Seattle he showed zero progression from game to game and by the end of the season was a worse QB then when he started. Maybe that will change this season maybe not, but there's no denying that we have a HUGE question mark at QB going into this season. How the coaching staff deals with this question mark (working with Clausen, drafting a QB #1, bringing in a vet, starting Moore etc etc..) will determine our success or lack of success this season.....

#1036269 How did you meet your wife/husband?

Posted by C47 on 07 February 2011 - 02:16 PM

I knew my wife in high school, but we were nothing more than friends and classmates.

Several years later I moved away to Asheville to go to school, and we struck up a conversation on -- where else -- Facebook. As dorky as it sounds, we wrote each other every day. It was a blast just getting to know her, as we really didn't talk much in high school.

When I came into Charlotte one weekend, we agreed to have dinner. Went and got some Mexican food, and then went back to her place to play some Trivial Pursuit. You know you've met the love of your life when you can spend hours talking and laughing over board games, especially when it's your first date. From that point on, I'd come down on the weekends or she would visit me in Asheville. We both graduated from our respective colleges on the same day, despite taking several years off from high school.

After just a few dates, I told my friend I'd marry her -- I knew it was just an inevitability. I really can't imagine my life without her, especially as we look to welcome our first child (a boy) into the world in about a month. :)

Congrats on the son!!

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