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#3184048 We gave up, they never did

Posted by cranky on 07 January 2015 - 06:05 AM

let's be honest, the only reason we even get to have this conversation is because the second place team in the NFCS couldn't muster a better record than 7-8-1. the only reason we're counting these hardships as memorable bumps in the road instead of kicks while we're down is because this division was historically pathetic.


but nobody could help that, and whether or not the team deserved our support before is irrelevant. they deserve it now. i can't fuging wait for saturday.

So your saying they didn't deserve your support because they weren't winning? 

#3165874 2014 Panthers Rookie Grades

Posted by cranky on 31 December 2014 - 12:34 PM

Understand your sentiments, but as Jeremy said, 'he was the 28th draft pick cast into the role of starter/#1 receiver, and put up big time numbers' in Shula's offense, remember?


Sure he had some key drops (including last week); which is the reason for his A- grade. However, it doesn't take away from all which was cast upon his this year and what he produced. Okay, so you give the A+ to Odell Beckham Jr. :cool:


I would agree, Jeremy took a more optimistic take overall. I would have, maybe given KB a B+ grade myself (especially after what happen last week and recent games). But if you would have asked me not to long ago, an A- grade may have sufficed as well?


I won't argue with a B+ - especially if he has a good game or two in the playoffs.

#3165501 2014 Panthers Rookie Grades

Posted by cranky on 31 December 2014 - 08:30 AM

Benjamin's is way too high. Numbers are meaningless if the catch or TD comes at the wrong time. 50% catch rate with multiple drops in the endzone or on third downs do not contribute to wins - just losses. I would only give him a C+ as a 1st rounder. I would give Brown the A as a UDFA. Guy has been more dangerous and a lot more dependable the Benjamin over the last few games. He and Benwikere are the real stars of this draft.

#3142648 When it comes to coaching...

Posted by cranky on 19 December 2014 - 11:36 AM

And for every Avant, there is a Ted Ginn or Mike Mitchell. Both played very well here under the same coaches and yet are struggling with other teams. Or there's Mike Remmers, a castofff who couldn't make it as a starter anywhere else and yet has excelled in his limited time here. Personaly, I think the one thing the coaching staff is good at is getting the most from the players they have.

#3132022 Knights of NFC South Futility is now in session!

Posted by cranky on 13 December 2014 - 09:52 AM

I don't really post much here but the article is funny enough that I though some of you wold appreciate it. Go to the preview between the Saints and Chicago towards the bottom of the article.



#3113493 Curious, how did Mike Remmers do at RT?

Posted by cranky on 01 December 2014 - 12:39 PM

Eh, Stewart and Tolbert did well, Williams continues to kill drives with his shitty running.


Tolbert had 5 yards on 2 runs. For the year he has a total of 16 yards on 15 attempts for a .9 yrd/att average. How is that doing well? I think your prejudice is blinding you.

#3113142 report: Jets and Raiders looking to trade for Harbaugh

Posted by cranky on 01 December 2014 - 08:55 AM

First, Harbaugh would never want to come here and secondly, JR would never allow it. And that pretty much sums up this franchise!

#3091918 Seriously, is there anybody you hate more than Roman Harper?

Posted by cranky on 16 November 2014 - 07:08 PM

Actually he was going afte the ball....he just moves so slow, it's hard to see.

#3074653 Teams that would "break the bank" for Cam Newton....

Posted by cranky on 09 November 2014 - 07:59 PM

...The even bigger joke is many feel that this young man will not be the highest paid QB in NFL higher, mark my words, he will.


If he is the highest paid, then someone overpaid.

#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. 

#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. 

#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.