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#2862932 maybe some good news for Hardy

Posted by cranky on 24 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

You really want to keep him after you add up everything he has had happen and what we know about him being a little off?


I love the player Hardy is. He is easy to root for on the football field. But let's not kid ourselves he may not be guilty of what he was convicted of but he isn't 100% innocent and its only a matter of time before there is something else.

I more of a lurker than poster here but I cannot not comment here.


Don't you think you're being a bit unfair to Hardy at this time. I have no idea what happened that night but until he's actually found guilty (on appeal) don't you think he deserves the benefit of doubt. I don't ever recall him being involved in any other domestic disputes so it's not like he has a history with it so why are you so quick to dismiss him. 

#2587560 Shula in the Playoffs

Posted by cranky on 05 January 2014 - 02:12 PM

10th? No way. That site calls those stats Offensive Efficiency Ratings. On actual stats they were 11th in rushing offense but 29th in passing.

I know what they call them and regardless of the semantics, they rank the overall offense as the 10th highest (or 11th highest adjusted) which is way higher than 26th. 

#2565172 Adam Schein Still A Schmuck; Throws Cam Shade/Backhand Compliment

Posted by cranky on 25 December 2013 - 09:48 AM

He's just trying to justify his earlier opinions of Cam. Saying comeback player supports his idea that Cam was bad last year. If he doesn't say comeback, then he would have to admit he was wrong and we all know that will never happen. 


Just another example of some poor prognosticator trying to cover his ass. Nothing new here.

#2564682 Shula is sticking around for awhile

Posted by cranky on 24 December 2013 - 07:08 PM

This organization needs to start aiming higher.


I agree! 11-4 is not nearly good enough, going 16-7 over their last 22 games is not good enough, having one of the best 3rd down conversion rates isn't good enough and having one of the best red zone offenses isn't good enough. I don't care that they have accomplished all this with a mediocre receiving group and patchwork OL. I also do not care that in Shula's first year Newton has had 4 last minute scoring drives whereas he had 0 in his previous two. I know some people would look at all this and see a group who is overachieving but we both know the truth.


If they would only aim higher.

#2487408 Eric Reid's father thanks Tolbert

Posted by cranky on 14 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

Seems to me the powers that be in the NFL are missing out on a positive message here. If it was me, I would be showing the reply over repeatedly. You would think with all the negative crap out there right now with Incognito, they would want to show something positive for a change. Guess not.

#2481429 All of you Shula haters

Posted by cranky on 11 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

Shula hater checking in


I'll admit I'm wrong when we're 13-3


Well then you must hate 95% of all OC as I am pretty confident there won't be many 13-3 teams this year.


Your standards are a bit unrealistic don't you think.

#2445144 McDermott and Shula

Posted by cranky on 23 October 2013 - 11:36 PM

My God...they've only won 3 games. You would think the Panther's had just won the SB.


I don't think anyone is going to be knocking on the doors to hire them away at this point. MAYBE in a year or two but only if they prove they can produce consistently.


#2418676 Competency Trumps Continuity

Posted by cranky on 08 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

Tons of coaches wanting a shot to audition themselves as an OC.


This is such an invalid argument. Any time a coordinator position opens up, there are tons of people interested. The problem is the panthers were very focused in their search, mainly loser retreads. How about giving a young upstart a chance.


Needless to say I disagree. Sometimes not taking a promotion is the best step long term for a career. I've read where a OC or DC has declined an interview for a HC job because they didn't feel they were presented with an opportunity to succeed and given the tenuous between Rivera and JR, I know I wouldn't of had a warm fuzzy feeling about the job/opportunity myself.


I'm certainly not defending Shula as I felt it was a terrible choice but do you really think JR's phone was ringing off the hook for the position given his handling of Rivera and Fox. If you felt you only had one chance to show everyone what you could do, would you really have wanted to come here this year to prove it knowing that Rivera could be a fired at any time and with him, would go your one opportunity. 

#2399964 Rivera's Presser Today is a Great Watch

Posted by cranky on 25 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

I like Rivera and have always thought he will make a hell of a good coach - if he can just learn to manage the game a little better. He's close - very close. There's no guarantees but I'd bet on his success.

#2393862 Who Does the Game Ball go to?

Posted by cranky on 22 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

M. White. Amazing performance given he is a undrafted rookie free agent.


#2388226 Who must go for the Panthers to be better?

Posted by cranky on 19 September 2013 - 09:56 AM

I'll be in the minority here but all the team really needs is for Ron to stop playing afraid. It really is that simple. Ron coaches like he's afraid to lose and that trickles down to the players. All he needs to do is grow some balls and start being more aggressive offensively in the fourth quarter. Simply tell the players that for now on, they will play to win the game in the fourth as opposed to playing not to lose - stop playing conservatively and go for it on fourth down to run out the clock when needed. Don't go into a shell and hand the ball off every play "hoping" you can run out the clock. Just tells the guys they are going to pound the f*cking ball down the the other teams throat and if they still lose, at least it will be on their terms. Hell, go out with a bang at least.


I know that sounds simplistic but playing afraid to lose is what defines Ron and that is what will get him fired. 

#2387702 Trent Richardson traded to the Colts

Posted by cranky on 18 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

Everyone is so focused on the Browns they fail to see the Colts gave a 1st and 3rd for a RUNNING BACK. So how did drafting a RB in the 1st work for us?


Personally, I think Cleveland made a smart move - it may be expensive but it's smart.

#2366669 I liked the offense and I'm confident moving forward.

Posted by cranky on 09 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

I doubt your post gets much traction other than people bashing you so I thought I would throw this up just to add a little support to your claim.


...If anything, Carolina looked better than expected in a few key areas. Cam Newton, a lousy red zone passer in his career, converted a third down inside the 20 and finished the drive with a touchdown pass. And the secondary held up well, save for a pair of back-to-back plays in the second half (Jermaine Kearse’s go-ahead touchdown, and the play right before it when Stephen Williams got open deep but dropped a pass) when Seattle receivers got behind their man down the right sideline. If anything, I’m more convinced now that this team can win the division."


#2366274 Fixing the Panthers Offense in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by cranky on 09 September 2013 - 09:14 AM

The seahawks had plenty of drops as well, but their offense was able to attack and overcome them. Funny how that works.

They had 2 drops out of 33 and 1 of those was by Lynch the RB. The Panther's had 2 drops out of 23 attempts. 


The Panther's receivers caught a total of 7 passes and 6 of them were to Smith which means the other 3 receivers caught 1 pass between them.


The Seahawks receivers caught 15 passes spread between 4 different receivers.


Simply put, I think the two teams were pretty evenly matched but the Seahawks receivers simply out played the Panthers receivers. No surprise there.

#2366088 Fixing the Panthers Offense in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by cranky on 09 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

While I am concerned, I think it's a bit early to start blaming Shula just yet. It seems to me teh big difference between teh two teams yesterday can be summed up with one word: receivers.


The Seahawks receivers made some beautiful plays while ours either had untimely drops (Olsen) or just couldn't get open. Between the drops, personal fouls and fumble, we simply beat ourselves. 


You simply cannot have those mental mistakes against any quality team and expect to win - regardless who the OC is.

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