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#3255710 Rams release DT Kendall Langford

Posted by MadHatter on 26 February 2015 - 06:21 PM

With the depth of DL in the draft, I would think that Gettleman would target a much cheaper back-up than this.

#3254081 Mike Tolbert Attended DeAngelos Moms Funeral

Posted by MadHatter on 25 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

if none of this drama was mixed in, how much attention would he really get from his release?

he would have fizzled off into oblivion in less than an hour...but it's apparent he can't have that.


You are 100% correct and I have to believe that this whole thing (interview, comments, etc) was a VERY calculated move by Dlo and his agent.


After the bad press on the Smitty release, they took this as a chance to try and make it look like the evil Panthers mistreating another player....as opposed to the release of a 31 yo RB who is injury prone and whose productivity had fallen off big time.


Nothing more than this to see here.

#3252285 D Will says Panthers didn't reach out to him when his mother died

Posted by MadHatter on 24 February 2015 - 07:20 AM

Well, he said Gettleman did reach out to him and Rivera spoke to him as well.

Sounds more pausible.

Shocked that big cat didn't though. Very out of character.


Agree 100% with Jeremy...very shocking from JR.


I can understand why DWill feels slighted....and I am disappointed in JR and the org (it takes very little to reach out to someone hurting and let them know you care).


I am disappointed that JR did not reach out to him directly and I am disappointed that the FO did not attend her funeral.  I always reach out to co-workers whom I have known well when something bad happens....it is just common courtesy.  And, I have attended many funerals for family members of co-workers who have passed away as a statement to them that we do care.


However, DWill dealing with this the way he is doing IS definitely petty.


At the end of the day, they are your employer (and it is a business)....they are NOT your family.

#3249927 Panthers and Cam Newton in contract talks

Posted by MadHatter on 22 February 2015 - 04:40 PM

1. The cap is jumping, and will continue to jump. Say by 2020, it very well could be up 15-20 million (if not more) than what it is now.

2. EVERY franchise QB in the league from here out, will be making 20 million plus. They used to make a million, then someone out did someone and it became 5, then 7, then 10...you get the picture. Same thing is playing out here. 5 years from now, QBs going rates very well may be 25-30, not 20-25.

3. Cam is getting paid, and frankly if he doesn't, we're fuged (for a few years at least). Unless you're cool with hitting the jackpot again in the draft (not likely), or signing a Jay Cutler type guy for 18-20 million instead of Cam at 23-25. I'm not. Pay the man.

You do realize that the "salary cap will increase big in the next few years" is exactly the philosophy that Hurney used and that has bitten us in the ass now for years.

#3246793 Special Teams Coordinator Bruce DeHaven meets with the press....

Posted by MadHatter on 19 February 2015 - 03:52 PM

Lol and here we go again...Bell is nothing but an extremely small sample size of what I was talking about. Your entire post is about Bell and I only mentioned him as a very small part of my example just drop it already. I'll go ahead and overlook that "now run along" comment.


You COMPLETELY ignore the fact that Gettleman inherited a ridiculously cap strapped team.  It was known from the start that the plan was to fill needs with mid tier/stopgap solutions while he worked us out of that situation.  This was a 3 year turnaround plan....we just hit lightning in a bottle in year one and went 12-4.  Then those stopgap players wanted big bucks...which we could not afford nor should we have paid.


They are building this team correctly now and that takes time.


Your niaveness completely ignores the business aspect of what they are trying to do....which is to set the team up for long term and continuous success.


This is not a lemonade stand that you are running in your driveway...it is a multi million dollar enterprise where smart business decisions have to be made.

#3244684 What is your average monthly grocery bill?

Posted by MadHatter on 17 February 2015 - 03:32 PM

Probably $1,000 a month at least.

Five of us, with my oldest being a swimmer. Have to buy lots of fresh meats, veggies, and fruit so he eats right....boy can't get enough protein and carbs.

#3242516 Percy Harvin

Posted by MadHatter on 15 February 2015 - 09:53 AM

Harvin is better than every offensive player we have not named, Cam, Greg, or Kelvin. If his price is reasonable you sign him. Upgrades WR #2 and revitalizes our return game. Would be a waste not to bring him in if available and a reasonable deal can be struck. Seattle cut him due to him wanting to be more involved, Jets releasing due to price and they're re-building.

We have the QB and at times the imaginative offense that should be able to utilize a skill set like that. To the posters passing him off as if Philly Brown is better, or Cotchery is better need to be examined. He'd be the most explosive player on the team since we released Steve Smith. News flash most WR's are divas it comes with the position long as he stays out of trouble (which I believe he has throughout his career) we could use him.

There is a reason teams keep cutting him.

He is always injured and is a cancer in the locker room. No matter the talent, you do NOT want guys like him on your team.

#3242462 Holy crap Gordell made $35mil this past year

Posted by MadHatter on 15 February 2015 - 05:34 AM

Hmmmmm!!!! Goodell made $35 million this year,futher proof one doesn't have to be smart or competent to become a multi-millionnaire.


Goodell has been very good at his job. Probl us that must of you don't have a clue what is job is.

The league is much stringer and more profitable than ever under him. Player safety and image is much more in the forefront than it ever has been.

I love watching many of the posters on here who don't have enough business acumen to run a lemonade stand in their driveway think they know what it takes to run a multi billion dollar organization.

#3241381 League files motion for Hardy's evidence

Posted by MadHatter on 13 February 2015 - 07:13 PM


just frustrating

my hope is they do an investigation, and come out of it saying holder its a straight up coke bitch and Hardy is set

I think he gets suspended, but for less than 6 games

I would live him here, but I just do not think it happens.

Hope the front office proves me wrong.

#3241372 League files motion for Hardy's evidence

Posted by MadHatter on 13 February 2015 - 07:06 PM

What kind of personal conduct did hardy commit that would warrent 6 games?

Is this about his tweets?

No, this is still about the domestic violence.

As I said, all that has been proven us that he paid holder and she went away.

League is evaluating whether tgere us enough there to warrant a suspension.

Remember Rothlesberger was suspended even though he was never found guilty.

Not saying he should it should not. Just what I think the league is looking at.

#3241295 League files motion for Hardy's evidence

Posted by MadHatter on 13 February 2015 - 05:51 PM

what rules did hardy break to warrant a suspension?

someone fill me in

so is this the NFL's attempt to look for something to suspend him for?

There is a personal conduct and conduct unbecoming portion to the CBA. It dies not have to be guilty of a crime

#3240837 Has Voth changed his opinion of Hardy's future?

Posted by MadHatter on 13 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

Anyone who thinks Hardy will play here on a deal materially less than what another team would pay him is nothing more than dillusional.

It is a business..plain and simple.

Money flat out talks... Just like all of you would switch to another company for a material raise.

#3239069 Can buying help

Posted by MadHatter on 11 February 2015 - 09:36 PM

Yep, 25% interest which is agregious and borderline criminal in today's economy.

#3239010 Marques Colston, Jake Long, General Free Agency Questions

Posted by MadHatter on 11 February 2015 - 08:24 PM

Never sign FA WR's from either the Saints nor Patriots.

They are a product of the system and the QB.

#3236914 Hardy Suspension Likely

Posted by MadHatter on 10 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

How can Hardy be responsible if he is innocent of all charges?


Charges being dismissed is not really the same thing as being innocent.


We all know what really happened here....he paid her and she went away.  We will never know how innocent he was in all of this....my personal belief is that the truth lies somewhere between their two stories.  Not as guilty as she portrayed him, but not as innocent as he was portraying.