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#3325368 Panthers meeting with Landon Collins

Posted by Matthias on Yesterday, 07:22 PM

Yeah I don't get all this liability in coverage talk.  That is media propaganda garbage.  Firstly, Bama played a 3-3-5 defense.  So they lined up Collins in man-to-man situations.  Dude's not a corner, so yeah he got beat at times.  Here, he will be playing in zone coverages, allowing him to use that speed of his to make plays.


Even if you bought the coverage garbage, we all know Collins will be a step up from Harper.  Though I said before, I like Tillman to play safety for us.

#3317046 Panthers expected to sign Tillman per source

Posted by Matthias on 09 April 2015 - 02:51 PM

They've both made it to 2 Pro Bowls


Tillman has been one of the top corners in the league throughout his career.  Harper has just been another safety.

#3317037 Panthers expected to sign Tillman per source

Posted by Matthias on 09 April 2015 - 02:49 PM

People keep referring to Harper.  Let's get something straight once and for all, Harper has always sucked.  Haha, so let's stop mentioning his name with the greatness of Charles Tillman.  It's so disrespectful.

#3316329 Update: Charles Tillman signed by Panthers (official)

Posted by Matthias on 08 April 2015 - 10:38 PM

He is one of the greatest turnover machines we've seen in recent years.  Of course this will be a good signing.  Dude created the "Peanut Punch".




I for one would like to see him take Roman Harper's spot at SS.  That way he can be even more free to play in space.  I guarantee you if he does that, he will have 9 ints and at least 5 FFs this year.

#3315423 We're officially tanking it out

Posted by Matthias on 08 April 2015 - 07:37 AM

who just so happens to be developing quite nicely


He's a nice piece to the puzzle, but he is no star player, much less have the superstar potential Davis has.

#3311445 Amendments to "A Matthias Mock"

Posted by Matthias on 03 April 2015 - 07:33 PM

I pied everyone who does a mock just because I really enjoy reading them and appreciate the time and effort put in. That being said what makes you think that the Vikings would trade Kalil for a 3rd rounder 


I was thinking along the Greg Olsen lines of trades.  The Vikings are disappointed with Kalil's play, considering where they drafted him.  This year is a prove it year with them, but perhaps they would be willing to let him go for a 3rd.

#3310541 Why Picking up Jonathan Martin was a Waste of Time...

Posted by Matthias on 02 April 2015 - 08:08 PM

Here's some interesting looks I've found of Martin's recent play, if yall can bare to watch four minutes of Kaepernick highlights.  He didn't start every game for the 49ers, but it looks like he played pretty well in protecting Kap against the Rams. (Though it should be noted Chris Long wasn't playing at the time)



#3310494 Why Picking up Jonathan Martin was a Waste of Time...

Posted by Matthias on 02 April 2015 - 07:29 PM

You wanna see e an embarrassing highlight reel?

Look up Larry Allen facing Reggie White in his rookie season. White was playing with only one good arm, but he was still literally throwing Allen around.

But hey, that guy never amounted to anything, right?


Okay I understand all that, and I also hear everyone about the rookie stuff.  Yet, I still think this is ultimately a bad pick up.  I wanted to let Bell walk to get rid of the rift raft.  I think we just replaced Bell with another guy who is similar.  By the way, I found this next video to be really funny...



#3310445 Why Picking up Jonathan Martin was a Waste of Time...

Posted by Matthias on 02 April 2015 - 06:30 PM

I haven't brought up the whole bullying thing.  I don't want to, but perhaps that did have something do with his play back in 2012.  I think once it came to a head back in 2013, Martin actually began playing better that year I would imagine.  Of course they did keep him at RT, so I don't know.

#3310371 Why Picking up Jonathan Martin was a Waste of Time...

Posted by Matthias on 02 April 2015 - 05:40 PM





Any questions?

#3309804 My favorite Cam Newton Highlight Video

Posted by Matthias on 02 April 2015 - 10:34 AM

Not to be someone who starts useless threads, I just thought this highlight video would be something good to reminisce on.  It highlights how the critics were absolutely wrong on Cam and his ability to be a franchise QB.  Now again for those who don't remember, I was upset about Luck going back to college and thought Cam shouldn't have been the pick at number one.  Yet this dude was scrutinized at even bigger levels than Johnny Man-Zeal if you can believe that.


Also I want to make a note that as you watch the video, watch how Jordan Gross engages his guy at 3:07.  Also, even though Otah was hardly healthy, he was known for destroying dudes, and we can see that at 3:42.  Man, I missing having real OTs!



#3308803 Amendments to "A Matthias Mock"

Posted by Matthias on 01 April 2015 - 01:54 PM

just one question...did you guess even 1 single draft pick correctly last season?


Guess in what context?  The only player that I can remember ever mocking to us that was actually drafted by the Panthers, was Josh Norman.

#3308627 Amendments to "A Matthias Mock"

Posted by Matthias on 01 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

After thinking about it, I feel there is no question the offensive line will make or break us next year.  Yeah we need a decent receiver to help with the passing game, but I feel like if KB has a breakout season next year, our passing game will be just fine with the second spot being shared by Ted Ginn and Jericho Cotchery. (Plus whoever we get in the draft)  You have to remember that we have a probowl pass catching TE in Greg Olsen.  If it weren't for all the max protection last year, he would have put up even better numbers.



That said, I am not confident at all with our LT position.  This was worst case scenario in my book before free agency.  I thought we might have been able to nab either Bryan Bulaga or King Dunlap.  Both of their teams resigned them.  So once again we are heading into the season without a legit LT, or RT for that matter.  Yeah we picked up Oher and Martin, so?  Do I believe these guys got what it takes to stabilized the offense?  No, not really.  Both of these guys' ceilings have pretty much been reached, and the best either of them could do is hold down the RT spot.  I also know many of you are rooting for Remmers.  The only thing I remember last year was half our plays were max protection, and Remmers was apart of that.  That tells me he had a lot of help, if he did anything last year.



Without further adieu, I'm going to make some changes to my last mock.  With our third round pick, I'm trading it to the Vikings to obtain the other half of the Kalil brothers.  While he played poorly last year, we've seen he has a much higher ceiling than Oher and Martin.  I think his problem these last couple of years have to due with a mix of dealing with injury and confidence.  What better way to improve that than to get him out of that cold weather in Minnesota, and bring him down to the Carolinas to play with his brother.  Plus as I said somewhere before, I like his gritty attitude.  Dude snapped off a fan's hat and walked off like it was nothing.  Cam needs cats like this who have a mean streak.  People forget he made the probowl his rookie year.





1st Round Pick: Landon Collins





As other prospects continue to be talked about, I feel like Landon Collins is getting lost in the shadows.  Of course there's a difference between talking heads and actual football coaches.  However there is still a chance he could slip to us.  He immediately makes our secondary better.  For one, he will remove Harper from the starting line up.  Two, we already know he's a hard hitter and sure tackler, but also has the speed to turn into a great cover guy.  Alabama has a quirky defense, playing a 3-3-5.  So I don't care what people say about Collin's cover skills and getting beat by man-to-man coverage.  Dude's a safety, not a corner.  How many times will he be playing man-to-man in an NFL defense?  So this is strictly BPA, and what a BPA he is.





2nd Round Pick: Benardrick McKinney





I'm keeping this pick the same.  Another BPA on the defensive side that I feel will pay big dividends.  I could have gone offensive here, but I don't believe any good receivers will be worth passing up talent like this.  Now, there are some interesting running backs that could be had, but you know what they say about RBs.  They are a dime a dozen.  Plus I believe Stewart will be healthy this year.  He's not as injury prone as many might believe.





3rd Round Pick: (Traded to Vikes for Matt Kalil)



Here's some highlights of his run blocking back in 2012.  He's 75.




Here's some pass blocking highlights







4th Round Pick: Stefon Diggs






Probably the underrated receiver of the draft.  In my last mock I picked him in the 5th, but I believe he will go earlier, within the 3rd-4th range.  Could come in and be our second option.





5th Round Pick: Cedric Reed






Played through injury all year this past season, but had a monster year in 2013 in which he had 10 sacks and 5 force fumbles.  I don't know if this past year is going to knock him down this far, but if he does, again we are talking Greg Hardy 2.0 without the character issues.





5th Round Pick (Compensation): Jeremy Langford






Good runner to have as a back up to Stew.  Of course again I would like to keep Fozzy on board.





5th Round Pick (Compensation): Damian Swann





I feel like he could come in and compete for the nickel position.  I want to keep "Bene Bene Bene!!!" on the outside.  We all wanted him to be our nickel guy and he can definitely excel there, but after watching him on the outside opposite of Norman, I came away very impressed.  I don't want to mess that up if he can continue to become a shut down corner.





6th Round Pick: Corey Robinson






Bringing in someone to compete for the RT spot.  He's a big guy with strength.





7th Round Pick: Derrick Lott






Good DT depth.





Projected Starters






QB- Cam Newton

RB- Jonathan Stewart

FB- Mike Tolbert

WR- Kelvin Benjamin

WR- Toss up

TE- Greg Olsen

LT- Matt Kalil (TR)

LG- Andrew Norwell

C- Ryan Kalil

RG- Trai Turner

RT- Toss up





DE- Kony Ealy

DT- Kawann Short

DT- Star Lotulelei

DE- Charles Johnson

OLB- Thomas Davis

MLB- Luke Kuechly

OLB- Benardrick McKinney ®

CB- Bene Benwikere

FS- Tre Boston

SS- Landon Collins ®

CB- Josh Norman



Special Teams


K- Graham Gano

P- Brad Nortman

PR- Ted Ginn Jr./Stefon Diggs ®

KR- Ted Ginn Jr/ Stefon Diggs ®

#3302509 Saints trading again?

Posted by Matthias on 27 March 2015 - 04:10 PM

The Jets need to make an offer for Drew Brees.  That team is in a sure fired position to win now, plus I would like to see the Pats not have an easy road to win their division every year.

#3302483 Panthers claim OT Jonathan Martin

Posted by Matthias on 27 March 2015 - 04:04 PM

Cam's reaction to this signing......