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#3098886 Still in for Rivera~

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 20 November 2014 - 05:34 PM

The Huddle seems so vitriolic to anyone with a different opinion than those shouting and repeating themselves over and over on their own opinion.  Just because you are certain doesn't mean you are right.  

 

We are losing and everyone wants to blame someone - the head coach is always the scapegoat (right or wrong).  For me it comes down to how much am I going to forgive, what are my options if I do make a change, and how much is truly his fault.

 

Probably safe to say we all (?) want Shula gone and most (?) didn't want him to begin with.  I bought in that promoting him would not slow Cam's development.  Hindsight I was wrong and I've no doubt Ron feels the same.  Utilizing/evaluating the players is another directly on the coach - putting them in the best position to win.  Avant - heck - Underwood would have been fine if used correctly.

 

Gettleman did what he could with what he had.  Dominant front four makes a weaker secondary better than they are...we lost the front four this year and...we know the story.  I didnt see anyone to go after Oline- not that much of an upgrade..obviously any would have been better...and I thought our WR this year looked better than last years.  I still like the way he brings in talent.

 




#3097726 Still in for Rivera~

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 19 November 2014 - 07:16 PM

I realize that I am no doubt in the minority for still believing in this coach.  I won't even say I am the 'silent majority'...but I believe in Ron.

 

Here is why:

I don't know if the play calling is his fault or Shula.  It seems to me that this is a critical area that needs to be better addressed.

Alot (everyone?) has jumped on him for his handling of playing for a field goal.  I will watch the game again - but what I saw was:

            A kicker that hasnt missed under 50 yards.  Close to automatic as you get.  Why NOT trust your kicker?

            As Cam says...hindsight is 50-50...   :)   Anyway...I didnt mind the play calling.  I think he would have been flambeyyed (s?) if they threw a pass and it was intercepted.

 

I remember last year.  Very well.  Many fans (right here) wasnt happy with Ron and the same old witch hunt was on until they started winning.  I refuse to believe he is not the same guy.

 

Consider- consider what we all know.  Handcuffed by the cap, poor play, injuries, and a thug getting paid doing nothing for you..how would any of us play the hand dealt to Ron?

 

I am all about the blame game and wow -there is alot to go around.  Oline, Shula...Gettleman to an extent (misfires on who he brought in this time...)...Cam (love him....but he hasnt been the same this year...Shula's fault?)

 

Anyway- I don't want Ron's head.  I think he can lead us to where we all want to go.

 

(nerd alert...this makes me want to say "I believe in Harvey Dent".../shrug).

-Cat

 

 




#2985489 Rough Meltdown ~

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 28 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

Free Cam? I'm SOOO tired of hearing this. He is very obviously hurt dumbass.

 

Cam needs to run - you are the dumbass.




#2985431 Rough Meltdown ~

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 28 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

Was hard to watch this game.  My own thoughts (post rage).

 

1.  Defenders seem afraid to tackle / wait for someone else to make the tackle.  There is no 'hunger' to destroy who has the ball.

2.  No rush at the QB.  Hardy isn't here - next man up.  We need to put pressure on the QB.

3.  Annoyed at the coaches.  If I am sitting here knowing that they are gonna get the ball to Smith, and I also know they are going to run the ball because of last week's fiasco - why not have a game plan ready for this?   Double up Smith and load the box.

                Of course that doesn't matter too much because we seemingly forgot how to tackle.

4.  Cam not running.  Two games now where he is sitting in the pocket.  On the one hand it's awesome, but part of what makes him dangerous is his ability to run.  FREE CAM

5.  Kelvintron is obviously a machine...keep feeding him.  Cotchery balled.

6. Our hog molly's on both sides of the game have been embarrassed now 2 games in a row.  Where are their balls?  Start smashing pukes in the mouth already.

 

Extremely happy for Steve Smith.  I wanted him to catch 4 TD in a losing effort - I hate they won but happy for the best Panther of all time.

 

Gettleman needs to get to work.  He is known for making the calls no one else wants to - start cutting the perrennial injured bastages and bring in people that want to play.

 




#2780383 Grade Our 2014 Draft

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 11 May 2014 - 07:54 AM

The problem with giving grades, either us or media - is because if you go into the draft believing you know the Panthers needs and they dont draft they way you think they should you down grade them.  When they do you give them an A.

 

I thought our needs were addressed and early - very happy myself.  :)

 




#2551239 Friggin incredible...In-laws Christmas on Sunday.

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 18 December 2013 - 04:27 PM

Just venting...Family > Panthers but seriously who plans family get together on our biggest game of the year??  NO way I can get out of it.  SURE- I'll be DVR'ing it but I'm going to hate going over there and 'half assing' watching the game piece meal...THEN I get to go thru the whole "dont say anything about the game" and hoping none of my friends friggin text me until I get home "God knows when" and watch it.

 

sigh.

 

 




#2536819 Opportunity for our coaches now ~

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 08 December 2013 - 11:57 PM

Quite a few areas exposed tonight.  Now it is up to our coaches to create some solutions.  Quick things I saw during the game:

 

1.  Olsen can't break a tackle after the catch.

2.  Saints still dirty...they all but raped Smitty every catch.

3.  Not one sack.  Our whole game (to me) rested on pressuring Brees.

4.  Overshooting / not keeping tackle lanes.

            - We KNOW they are going to screen / flip passes...should have known anyway.

5.  Cam not running enough.  

            - I saw one designed run and it was poo.

6.  Dwill & Jstew?  Sorry...i've been fans all year and they are on my fantasy team but they cant get it done.

 

The sky isn't falling, and if I remember back before season started not many here predicted a 10-6 season.  No matter what happens our team did better then most everyone thought they would.

 

Oline has to improve.  

DB have to improve...get taller or faster or something.

Playcalling this game didnt seem to put us in a position to win.  I agree with the field goals early - that wasnt the place to go for TD imo....sure, in hindsight - but no, not then.

 

Most dissapointed in our Defense.  Not enough pressure, and worse?  I kept waiting and waiting for an interception or fumble...nothing.

 

We are still good...and one thing for certain I wouldnt want to be the Jets next week.

 




#2467641 Gameplan v 49ers

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 04 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

Quick Caveat-

Before the Panthers were born in the Carolina's my team was the Rams.  Ellard, Flipper, Everett...loved the team.  That's why I hate the 49ers...the rivalry (honestly was only one sided but /shrug) lasted forever.

 

I've seen Shula run some good game plans.  I hope he pulls out some "oldies but goodies" for this match-up.

 

1.  Screens Screens Screens.  Dwill hasn't had much success between the tackles- was nice to see Stewart not have that problem.  Dinking him the ball in space is what I'd like to see.

 

2.  The fastball to Smitty on the line.  Shula brought this back a few games ago but haven't seen it since.  Jake did this ALL the time.

 

3.  Do what we do.  Stop the run and pray to God we can get to Kap in time before he burns our CB.  

 

4.  I'd like to see our Special Teams improve.  I used to hold my breath waiting for Ginn to break one, now I hold my breath our players get the hell out of the way.

 

5.  4th & 1.  Rivera is doing the right thing.  The momentum built after these are amazing.

 

6.  We need to green light our LB IMO...get after Kap.

 

:)

 

 

 




#2384054 Little things I wanted to comment on ~

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 16 September 2013 - 09:16 PM

Just random thoughts.  :)

 

1.  I too am done with Rivera...but only if we upgrade.  Putting in an interim coach doesn't seem the best choice.

 

2.  Officiating really bothered me.  I am still annoyed at the 'face mask' penalty where our guy didn't grab the face mask.

 

3.  Was surprised the talking heads didn't say anything about it, but the kick-off at end of game by Bills...whoever our player was that caught it and downed it really quick was awesome.  Super heads up play and let our offense have 1 shot.

 

4.  I want to be more disgusted at Shula than Rivera.  If Smitty believes in the guy I guess I'll buy in too but the 3rd and 5 call...run up the middle...wtf?  No play action pass?  No roll out and hit Olsen?  Not sure why we dont run a LOT more screens...they always seem to gain yards but its always off tackle / up the middle crap.

 

5.  If Bell sucked so bad why didnt Rivera try and help that guy out?  Put a TE to help block or something.

 

6.  The Drive & and even Adam Gold both were saying to let Cam loose...free him to do his thing.  Amen.

 




#1698873 Open Season.

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 22 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

I truly hope every team that lines up against the Saints this year keeps one thing in mind.

3 years of payback.

Personally, I like Brees...but he, his WR, and every player can go to IR this year as far as I am concerned.


#1675949 I miss Peppers.

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

I try to respond CCB but keep getting distracted at the pic with the big butt.

Nice. have pie.


#1675926 I miss Peppers.

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 06 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

There I said it.

I feel relieved.

Now heading back to my hole.

Be gentle.


#1621453 Which Panther player would you pick?

Posted by Cat Fanboy on 19 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

If they were playing in their prime?

Steve Buerlein v Vinny Testeverde?
Kevin Greene v Julius Peppers?
Beason v Sam Mills?
Walls v Shockey/Olsen?
Stephen Davis v DeAngelo Williams?
He Hate Me v Michael Bates?

For myself I like:
Vinny
Greene
Beason
Walls
Davis
Bates.

:cheers2:


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