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Cape Fear Cat

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#2865691 Offensive Line Talk

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 26 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

I'm no expert, but it looked to me like Chandler was the more nimble player at LT. I saw Bell get beat a couple of times in what probably would've resulted in a sack, or a Cam scramble.




#2864048 The Fan Fest Thread!

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 25 July 2014 - 06:11 AM

I'll be there. My 74-year-old mom is coming too - it seems I have turned her into a rabid Panthers fan. We're leaving Wilmington about 1pm. We'll look for you!




#2798279 Best All-Time Panther Coaches

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 23 May 2014 - 03:39 PM

I think Del Rio is a tad overrated, honestly.

Mobile quarterbacks pretty much own him.

 

Yeah, but he brought a nastiness to his defenses that I loved. They all had weaknesses, but these are the ones that made a good impression on me off the top of my head.




#2780922 We didn't do Cam any favors, and if this is it we're gonna have some...

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 11 May 2014 - 01:44 PM

I probably would not have gone the way DG did (except for the Benjamin pick), but then again I guess that's why I write history books instead of run NFL teams for a living. After seeing what DG accomplished last year, I am inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. I can live with pretty much every pick we made, and would be comfortable in how we move forward, if not for the glaring hole we seem to still have at LT. Bell and Chandler, God love them, will try like beasts to be the guy we need, but I just don't know if they have it in them. As has been pointed out, there are still moves to be made as vet s come available in FA between meow and the start of the season. I hope - REALLY hope - that we have a few guys on our radar that we can get to keep the heartache off Cam's back. 

 

But having said all of that, I will - with reservations - support DG's moves until events show me they are wrong.




#2777320 The value of a top GM......this man knows his football

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 10 May 2014 - 01:13 PM

Well, given Hurney's record with picks after the first round, if even 50% of DG's picks work out it will be a marked improvement. I choose to put my faith in Gettlemagic until he shows me it's a myth. (Having said that, for god's sake, get us a left tackle!)




#2679694 Some interesting info on Hakeem Nicks

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 08 March 2014 - 05:23 PM

In Gettleman I trust...I keep repeating that to myself. 




#2634560 Knox Bardeen of BR says we HAVE to re-sign Hardy

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 29 January 2014 - 09:23 AM

I don't really know if it's fair to say Hardy disappeared in some games. I think even when he wasn't dumping QBs on the ground he was drawing attention that opened things up for the other guys on D - whether that be CJ coming in from the other side, Keek shooting the gap to rack up a sack or tackle for loss, or Mitchell, TD, or Cap rushing from the end to make the play. Take Hardy away fro the play, and I think it immediately becomes more difficult to accomplish those shutdowns. As for Mario, Alexander, and the other guys in the DE rotation, they have shown flashes - and maybe they'll also develop into major talents - but based on what I saw this year I just don't think they're there yet. In the final analysis, I trust DG to do what's best for the team. And maybe Kraken walks, but I would not be surprised if he and the front office manage to reach some accommodation that keeps him in Panther blue for the coming year (and hopefully beyond).




#2628364 Is a lack of receivers really the problem?

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 23 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

If I were making the decisions, it would start with OLine. Like most lasting and sturdy things, it all begins with a stout foundation. Just as the defense got better when DG beefed up our middle with a couple of stud young Hog Mollies, our offense will benefit immeasurably from the addition of some road grading tackles and guards who can protect Cam and create openings for our RBs.Yes, we still need a good WR or two, and we need to tweak the defensive backfield. But in my eyes our most pressing concern is shoring up that offensive line.




#2621830 Giants letting Nicks walk!

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 19 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

I have a sneaking suspicion that we would not see the same sort of problems from Nicks if he was in Carolina. For one, I don't think Smitty and the rest of the locker room would tolerate it. Neither would the coaching staff. If he can't get with the program here, he'll quickly find himself frozen out among his team mates, and notch up another strike against anyone else taking him on. I suspect what happened in NY was more about his dissatisfaction with his situation and injuries. If DG and RR can have a heart to heart with him that satisfies them that Nicks is all in, then I say give the kid a helmet and lets see what he's got.




#2601852 Coming out flat

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 11 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

Based on past bye week performances, I would normally be more concerned about us coming out flat, but this is the playoffs. The Panthers can attest that you're not guaranteed making it here every year. Add the fact that everyone and their brother seems to discredit any scenario in which the 'Cats could be successful on Sunday, and you get a team that is hungry, focused, and determined to defend their home turf. I would be very surprised if either team comes out flat. If anything, I am more scared that they may be too pumped, and have to muddle through for a time until they can settle down. Still, I think we got this.




#2595585 Got Tickets? Where You Sittin?

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 08 January 2014 - 08:13 AM

WoooHoooo! Got mine yesterday...I'll be the guy in the Panther Army combat helmet raising hell in Sec. 106/Row 8/ Seat 9! Let the mayhem commence!




#2577180 2014 Opponents Announced - which games are you going to?

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 31 December 2013 - 07:45 AM

Meh, at the beginning of this season it looked like we were taking on Murderer's Row, too. I'm okay with the schedule. The teams we play seldom turn out to be as tough as their reps would have us believe at the beginning of the year, and we'll be tougher too. Bring 'em on, I say!




#2574847 The monster that is the Kraken.....

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 30 December 2013 - 06:33 AM

I'll say again, I have confidence that if there's a way to keep him, Gettleman will make it happen. The difference bertween this and the RB deals and other contracts Hurney got us into is that Hardy has nothing but upside. You MUST keep those players who bring fire and effort to the game, as well as outstanding performance. They are the core that gives strength to the whole.




#2570646 Official Panthers - Falcons Gameday Thread

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 29 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

It won't show up but the turning point in the 1st half was me changing beer cousey. You're welcome Panther nation.

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I think it was just as impactful that I tucked in my jersey.




#2567915 Happy Median - Talking Offense

Posted by Cape Fear Cat on 28 December 2013 - 08:38 AM

Good news is that the upcoming draft class is very deep in all the positions we need most. I trust Gettleman to to get it done.




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