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#2863002 Sean McDermott

Posted by panthers55 on Yesterday, 10:57 AM

McDermott is actually a very savvy smart defensive coach who is creative and imaginative.  He got little credit for what he did following a legend like Johnson.  McDermott came here to learn under Rivera and if he continues to put together top defenses he will be a lot like Mike Zimmer who eventually got his shot.  I said McDermott would be very good once he got the right players to play his scheme and he now has the front seven.  Once the secondary gels this defense will challenge for the best in the league and McDermott is a very big reason for that.

#2859700 Cam Newton still limited in mobility

Posted by panthers55 on 21 July 2014 - 08:55 AM

First off the pain he is experiencing is likely a normal part of recovering from surgery.  He is going to have it as he continues to push himself to do more and more. Sometimes it is scar tissue breaking loose and healing.  Other times it is the fact that he has done nothing for almost 4 months so he is going to be sore and feel pain as he builds the muscle back and heals.

But it is not unexpected and doesn't mean that he is not able to play in a few weeks.  It won't be unusual to get twinges as the season unfolds and it might take another 6 months before he is totally pain free in all situations.


When I had ACL reconstruction surgery I could do every thing I needed to do at 8-10 months but it took over a year (almost 18 months) before I was pain free.

#2857935 Bleacher Report Ranks Secondaries

Posted by panthers55 on 19 July 2014 - 11:08 AM

The problem with ranking our secondary or in fact any secondary is assuming that the talent of the individual players is the best judge of the group as a whole.  But for example, with us it isn't the individuals but how they play together which means run to the ball, gang tackle, try and hold the defender up to rip the ball out, etc.  Different systems require guys with different skills.  We need to just have guys who are great in our system rather than great individually.  Lets be real here, Munnerlyn was good in our system but lets see if he is great in somebody else's system. 

#2853268 Hardy found guilty

Posted by panthers55 on 16 July 2014 - 12:18 AM

Once again he wasn't convicted of battery or even hitting her.  I wasn't there but the judge likely saw both of them getting physical so she didn't try to find him guilty of that.  All she found him guilty of was threatening her and intimidating her which can be as simple as him saying shut up before I smack you in the mouth as you approach her or in his case hold her down.  That my friend is communicating threats and assault.


All of this other stuff about getting beat up or beating her just shows how little you know about the law. No wonder he wants a jury trial.  He is hoping some of you fools end up on the jury.

#2853076 Hardy found guilty

Posted by panthers55 on 15 July 2014 - 09:56 PM

i take it people can't make mistakes.............shoutout to the perfect people in here

I have made a ton of mistakes over the years but have never hit a woman.  That isn't a mistake that is being a bully and hurting someone who is smaller than you.  I have been married 37 years and have never hit my wife.  It isn't that hard.

#2852981 Hardy found guilty

Posted by panthers55 on 15 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

The general rule is that if you are innocent, get tried by a judge who will rule based on the facts. If you are guilty then go with a jury trial because you should never underestimate the ignorance of the American public.


As for Hardy, he was guilty and got what he deserved.  Hopefully this will be a wake up call.  I agree with those who say he is gone. Assault on a female is a big problem for JR.

#2852748 Graham signs long term deal

Posted by panthers55 on 15 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

We were over 17 mil at the beginning of the season. A restructure here or there and they will get under. Probably means no more big name signings like Byrd though.


In 2016 Drew Brees has a cap hit of 27 million and there are 5 other players counting at 10mil or above as a cap hit. That will be interesting....

The issue is that when we were over we had to let guys like Gamble go last year and we restructured everyone out of necessity but it resulted in dead cap space of 18 million this year and we are in cap hell.  Sure the Saints can restructure everything again next year but sooner or later you have to pay the piper.  Gettleman is not picking up free agents and we all know that we will have to let Hardy or Johnson go next year unless they agree to take less.

I don't know if it will be next year or the year after but it is only a matter of time before they have to do the same thing we did this year which is suck it up and not be able to sign who we want.


By the way Brees has a cap hit of 26 million in 2015 and there are several guys making 10 million as well.  it won't be 2016 it will be next year.

#2850865 long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

Posted by panthers55 on 14 July 2014 - 10:53 PM

We'll have to wait and see.  I honestly think Cason has a chance to be our best CB since Chris Gamble which honestly isn't saying a great deal.  I don't see Captain as a huge loss.  Maybe I'm wrong on that, we'll see.  I really wish we could've kept Mitchell because I think he was huge for us last year both in his play and his leadership/emotion.  Just like last year, our secondary is a big question mark going into the season.  Worked out pretty well last year and hopefully it will again this year.

Gettleman really does think that he a great judge of talent and can get guys like Mitchell and Ginn and turn them into great players.  If he continues to do that with this year's receivers and our secondary you have to give him the nod and say he was right.  If his choices fizzle out and we regress then he will have to rethink his decisions.

I for one hope he is right again even if it means we get rid of more good players like Mitchell last year and either Hardy or Johnson after this season.

#2850825 long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

Posted by panthers55 on 14 July 2014 - 10:24 PM

I don't understand why we franchised him if we didn't plan to sign him long term or try to trade him. Everyone points to the RB contracts and Beason as limiting our cap mobility, but that Hardy tag is HUGE this year. We may just be setting ourselves up to get Julius'd again.

Hardy wanted so much money up front that his cap hit would likely have been 8 million in 2014 with a huge signing bonus.  This way we pay roughly 5 more with no up front money, no dead cap hit and he has to play like it is contract year which it is.  A long term deal could have been done but he wasn't reasonable in his demands.  I heard rumors that Gettleman wasn't sold on his emotional stability and wasn't going to risk a ton of money on him until he shows he can handle success and do it again.

#2850817 Ian Rappaport:J.Graham appeals decision

Posted by panthers55 on 14 July 2014 - 10:16 PM

1-1 in the playoffs on the road this past season. If the Saints sucked on the road when it counted, did the Panthers suck at home when it counted?

Before that win how many road games have the Saints won in their history??  Yeah none.


So what is their overall road record in history?? That would be 1- 6.  With Payton it improves to 1-4.  Lets be real here the only reason they won in 2009 was every game was at home.  


I love how you only include the stats that don't make your team look so bad instead of the whole truth.  But i guess everyone in NO does that including the team. 

#2850800 Ian Rappaport:J.Graham appeals decision

Posted by panthers55 on 14 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

I brought up his contract because I don't believe it's a backloaded contract. A jump between the first and second year is considered back loading? In my opinion, no. But obviously yours is different. The jump is only 1 million above what his annual salary is. Not a bad team contract at all IMO.

I know he's there until at least 2017, that's why I brought up the last 2 years of the contract lol.

Yes a back loaded contract means you pay more of the money on the back end of the contract then the front end.  The last 2 years costs 21 million while the first 2 years cost 13 million.  That is called backloaded.


Is there any other definition?  I would say 8 million difference is backloaded.

#2850615 Ian Rappaport:J.Graham appeals decision

Posted by panthers55 on 14 July 2014 - 07:44 PM

I know it's easy to just read something over and over and perceive it as fact, but this simply isn't true. I know every time the Saints sign a contract everyone assumes it's backloaded and they're just kicking the can down the road, but it doesn't always work like that. If more fans had a better understanding of contracts and how they're structured, you'd see there's not many contracts on the Saints books that will hurt them going down the road. Either players will be retained because they're worth they're money, or they'll be cut with little financial reprexussion because they aren't worth the money.

If a contract is signed, and incredibly back loaded, but the majority of the guaranteed money is paid in the first few years, it becomes easy to replace a player that isn't worth the money anymore.

I think you appear to not know your team's contract situation instead of the other way around.

Here are the numbers.  The problem is not just the contracts but the guaranteed amounts.  We know what it is like and what cap hell looks like. The Saints are heading into it.




Your top 6 guys combine for 46 million in 2014 and 81 million in 2015 for starters.


Brees- 18 million in 2014, 26 million in 2015, 27 million in 2016


Evans- 11 million in 2014, 11 million in 2015,


Grubbs- 9 million in 2014, 9.6 million in 2015,


Colston- 8.3 million in 2014, 9.7 million in 2015,


Graham- 7 million in 2014 but will be 14 or more in 2015.


Jarius Byrd- 3 million in 2014, 10 million in 2015


Need I go on......................


Look at the dead cap money and tell me they can just get rid of guys or that the cap hell isn't coming.  You are stuck with these contracts and they are going to reek havoc just like ours did this year.

#2849864 Things that are easier to get rid of than Alejandro

Posted by panthers55 on 14 July 2014 - 06:58 AM

Never heard of "clap" but it appears to just be slang for gonorrhea. Well that is easy to get rid of with antibiotics. Not surprised you were trying to name hard or impossible to get rid of diseases and failed. Proving once again how dumb you are!

Actually Gonorrhea is hard to treat particularly in other countries where there are many antibiotic resistant strains.  So far there aren't a ton of resistant strains in the US but it is a big issue and only a matter or time before it becomes resistant in the US as well.


So who is the dumb one here.?







#2847344 Cam Newton Foundation 7 on 7 tournament stories including Cam's youngest...

Posted by panthers55 on 11 July 2014 - 11:18 PM









Cam has a younger brother Caylin who is competed with everyone else without special treatment by Cam or his father.  Decent read.



edit:  Added another story.

#2844802 Do you have any old or embarrassing Panther items?

Posted by panthers55 on 10 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

  I have an autographed authentic Dwayne Jarrett jersey.  Paid 20 bucks for it.


I would have had my Kerry Collins jersey if I hadn't burned it in effigy.  

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