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Ivan The Awesome

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#1719804 So I Just Got An Inbox Message From An Ex Gf...

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 05 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

You're right Floppin... It's just that.. I don't have a kid and there's always that 'what if' you know? GRRR... this ho... Well it's going to be tough for her, I'm not in the country anymore and I won't be coming back anytime soon.. Damn it man.

#1719740 My Completely Uninformed 5 Round Mock

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 05 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

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#1717718 Justin Blackmon To Visit Panthers

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 04 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

I think people are making a mistake when they say WR is not a need. Gettis is not proven, Lafell is a solid #3, and Smith is short and old-could hit the wall any time.

Compare Gettis to Hardy. Hardy is healthy and actually about where CJohnson was after 2 seasons. Gettis was fair as a rookie and injured with a bad knee injury as a second-year pro. Some of the same people who say we do not need WR want DE. The say. "We need to upgrade our pass rush." We have. DE takes time. Hardy, Keiser, Applewhite

They want a DT. We have 4 DTs (who played better as the year progressed) who were rookies. We have a veteran coming off IR.

They say we need CB when we have no idea how good Hogan will be. Newsflash. We will not know about a drafted CB either.

Even if Lafell continues to develop and Gettis becomes a solid #2, a fourth WR who has #1 potential would be HUGE. It would free Steve Smith from double teams. Allow him to work the slot.

How again is WR a lesser need than DT, CB, or DE? You are guessing, as I am, but I never would say something stupid like, "We have other needs." We need WR.

Finally, look at the value at DE, DT, and CB at #9--Every pick at those positions would be a reach. Floyd and Blackmon would be smarter than any DT, DE, or CB if we do not trade back.

Need is a very potent word. It's not that big of a need. It is a need, but not as major as other positions that could be addressed. I guess it would fall under Priority. Nonetheless, if Blackmon is picked up somehow. You can scratch off that 'need' and work on other needs the rest of the draft.

#1714886 This Years #1 Draft Choice Is Up In The Air.

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 03 April 2012 - 02:41 AM

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I honestly don't know who is going to be picked. Last year, even though I wasn't sold on Cam. I knew we were going to pick him a month in advance.

This year it just so happens that the Panthers have the 9th over all pick in the NFL draft. This pick is crucial to the teams direction. Which is obviously to improve from last season. Arguably the second round pick will also make much impact.

The needs of this team are various. Defensive tackle, Corner back, Outside Linebacker, Offensive Tackle. Guard, Wide Receiver, Punter ( I know we won't choose a punter in the first two rounds..), Defensive End, Tight End in case Jeremy Shockey does not come back. Which looks like he won't.

So far the Special teams have been the main focus. The additions of Special teams aces and players that know how to tackle. This may be a precursor of what the focus might be on the draft as well.

As the draft gets closer and closer. I'm obviously happy, but I am pondering more and more what exactly we will do with the first two picks?

I know that the DT position is a need. So is the CB position. Those are the most glaring needs, arguably. Some have said that the WR spot is another position that should be addressed. Having the #9 pick this year is kinda meh. If we would have been a little better or a little worse. I'm sure we would know who is going to be picked by now. As of now, it's in the air.

Trading down is another option, but really, who will trade with us? Have the brass made any smokescreens that suggest preference to a player that will trigger a team to react and trade with us for him? The way I see it, all the teams are sitting pretty on their spots, they will get the player they want by just waiting. While we are at a position of barely missing out or reaching for a player. At least that's what it feels like.

I honestly don't believe it will be a DT unless it's Fletcher Cox. Again, I don't believe it will be a CB unless it's Claiborne, by some miracle, dropping to that spot. I'm leaning more towards a pass rushing DE or a scheme diverse defensive player. The offensive players that could be taken would be in the offensive line or a Wide out.

Quinton Coples fits the bill with the first label. Melvin Ingram and Fletcher Cox go with the diversity notion. Offensive players, Rieff, DeCastro(yes this high.), and Floyd.

Of course if any of these players are available that is. I've narrowed it down to these 6 players, one of these guys will be picked #9.

Q. Coples
M. Ingram
F. Cox
R. Rieff
D. DeCastro
M. Floyd

I wouldn't mind any of these guys picked at #9.

Those are the ones that I would say are being targeted by the front office. I think it's important to say that trading up for anyone shouldn't be done. Not finishing a draft is counter productive. Hurney should learn, or should have learned this by now. Especially if he wants to 'build' through the draft.

I've gone through a lot of combinations of who would be the first two picks. I haven't even gone through the list of players that could be available in the second which is even more amazing that we could potentially have then on the team. The likes of Coby Fleener, Stephen Hill, Jerel Worthy, Alshon Jeffery (meh), Janoris Jenkins, Zach Brown, etc, etc.

The combinations are endless, that's beside the point.

I know last year the consensus of the first pick was Cam, everyone knew it was him. This year...Not so much. I can't wait for the draft to get here already. It's only 3 weeks away.

For the tl;dr crowd. Stare at my sig.

#1713975 Strategy And Personnel

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 02 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

That link isnt workin for me...

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has said he doesn't think adding a defensive tackle is the same kind of priority others do, but their pre-draft visit card shows they're taking a long look at the top prospects.
They've already had LSU's Michael Brockers, Memphis' Dontari Poe and Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox in for visits, along with Michigan State's Jerel Worthy.
Granted, they're part of the 30 players they'll bring in, and they're also taking long looks at most of the impact defensive players, but the emphasis is not accidental.
They think veteran nose tackle Ron Edwards will make a huge difference after coming back from triceps surgery, and are encouraged by the progress of 2011 third-rounders Terrell McClain and Sione Fua. But after Edwards was hurt and the rookies hit the wall, the Panthers used a revolving door of spare parts (Andre Neblett, Frank Kearse, Jason Shirley, Ogemdi Nwagbuo).
They clearly need at least one more starting-caliber player, even if you assume McClain and Fua will develop into solid wave players, because the Panthers aren't loaded on the outside.
More protection for their linebackers would also be a benefit, with starters Jon Beason and Thomas Davis coming off serious injuries. Both play a speed game moreso than getting by on power, and clearing lanes for them to run will be a necessity for the Panthers to improve defensively.
1. Defensive tackle: They hope getting veteran Ron Edwards back from injured reserve (torn triceps) will help, as there's some hope 2011 third-rounders Terrell McClain and Sione Fua will improve. But until the Panthers can create a reliable wave of rushers inside, their outside players have little chance.
2. Cornerback: Chris Gamble is as good as they come on one side, but the Panthers are short-handed and short on the other side. Diminutive Captain Munnerlyn and Darius Butler are both competitive, but are often physical mismatches (especially with Tampa Bay signing giant wide receiver Vincent Jackson).
3. Offensive tackle: The Panthers got by with undrafted rookie Byron Bell last year, and think Garry Williams offers something after recovering from last year's broken leg. But they need a better option if Jeff Otah checks out again.
--LB Omar Gaither was brought in as the defensive version of wide receiver Legedu Naanee, since he was familiar with defensive coordinator Sean McDermott's plan. But his play was spotty at best in 2011, and it's probably unlikely the native Charlottean will return for another year.
--CB Cletis Gordon spent the year on injured reserve and is unlikely to step foot in the place this year.
--WR Legedu Naanee was another guy who had a job based on familiarity. But there are too many younger (and likely more talented) options behind him to think they're going to bring him back as a starter.
--LB Jordan Senn is an excellent special teams player, and showed some flashes as a defensive regular. But he's too small to be a regular there, and they'll let him test free agency. Possible to return, but not a guarantee.
--TE Jeremy Shockey was a key player last year, but in a cap-tight environment, paying him a rich long-term deal isn't in the plan. If he doesn't want to come back for what they offer, they'll ride with Greg Olsen and Gary Barnidge there.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)
--LB Thomas Williams (not tendered as ERFA) was an exciting player in preseason, and could project as a good special teamer, after spending last year on injured reserve.
--WR Seyi Ajirotutu is another in a long line of San Diego projects brought East, and he'll have a chance to compete for a bigger role this year.
--FB Richie Brockel was a versatile special teamer and situational player, best known for his fumble-rooskie touchdown late in the year. Can play some tight end too.
--QB Derek Anderson: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.
--DE Antwan Applewhite: UFA; terms unknown.
--OG Geoff Hangartner: Potential UFA; 3 yrs, terms unknown.
--LS J.J. Jansen: Potential UFA; $3.6M/4 yrs, $500,000SB.
--LB Jason Phillips: Potential RFA; $540,000/1 yr.
--CB R.J. Stanford: ERFA; terms unknown.
--G/T Bruce Campbell (trade Raiders).
--PK Justin Medlock: FA; terms unknown.
--S Haruki Nakamura: UFA Ravens; $4.8M/3 yrs, $1M SB.
--LB Kenny Onatolu: Not tendered offer as RFA by Vikings; 3 yrs, terms unknown.
--G/C Mike Pollak: UFA Colts; $765,000/1 yr, $65,000 SB.
--RB Mike Tolbert: UFA Chargers; $10M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$2.7M guaranteed.
--DE Jyles Tucker: FA; terms unknown.
--P Jason Baker (released).
--C/G Mackenzy Bernadeau: UFA Cowboys; $11M/4 yrs, $3.25M SB.
--LB Dan Connor: UFA Cowboys; $6.5M/2 yrs.
--RB Mike Goodson (traded Raiders).
--DT DeMario Pressley (released).
--OG Geoff Schwartz: Not tendered as RFA/Vikings; 1 yr, terms unknown.
--G/T Travelle Wharton (released/post-June 1 designation).

#1713885 Am I Wrong For Thinking...

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 02 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

He'll be a "bust" because no matter how good he is you can't justify taking an OLB who can't rush the passer at that spot when we have pressing needs elsewhere.

It would have been like taking Dareus last year.

Sure, he's good, but his impact would have been minimal in the grand scheme of things.

He's an ILB...

#1713139 Sign The Rock Right Now

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 01 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

I've never understood the attraction to wrestling. Everyone knows the stories are fake, and the fighting is scripted. . .what's the point?

The same could be said about Soap operas, yet people watch them. Wrestling is just that, a male soap opera.

#1713098 Interactive Mock Draft - Panthers Are On The Clock

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 01 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

Out of all those, I voted for Quinton.

#1712914 2Nd Best Rookie Performance Last Year

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 01 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

Y'all talking about this?

I think he could have scored had he cut in and out in the last part of this video..

#1712893 2Nd Best Rookie Performance Last Year

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 01 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

I liked him more as a DE.

#1712081 The Official Nfl Nike Uniforms, Merchandise, Etc...thread

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 31 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Depends. Do you like a flat brim or bent?

The fug, there's another option besides Bent brim?

#1711680 Trade Idea?

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 31 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

Really? You call yourself "ladypanther89" but want to keep your gender a secret? Did you just start a moronic Stewart trade thread, get flamed, so you made a new profile and post a moronic Browns trade thread? Just wondering. Nothing personal.

I think you misspelled your name, shouldn't it be 'Cockblock'?

#1709040 A Little News Better Than No News!

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 29 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Done been posted....PR me thinks..

I don't blame the OP for not knowing it was posted already. I mean with a title of "we no dun wit st" who the fug can decipher it's about the fresno state pro day? I think this is what Zod was talking about when he said to be specific with thread titles.

#1708239 Spoiler****

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 29 March 2012 - 01:21 AM


I'm serious don't click the spoiler.

#1707794 Ruff's Last Mock Draft

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 28 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

Everthing from pick #2 and on is fine. I don't like the first pick. but I can live with it for sure.

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