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Ivan The Awesome

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#3315745 Phillip Dorsett to meet with Panthers

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 08 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

I wouldn't mind Dorsett in the second round. The idea of him going in the first though..

#3311325 Why is it that some of you huddlers are fixated on..

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 03 April 2015 - 05:25 PM

A wide receivers 40 time?

Do you guys realize that doesn't mean a damn thing in the NFL? You have to have more than speed. I've seen countless of times were I read some of your comments and shake my head at the sheer stupidit.

A wide out has to have not only speed, but awareness, has to have initiative, hand eye coordination, some type of athleticism to make plays. At least be smart enough to know how to learn a playbook. Can he run a route? Can he run the right route?

There are countless of wide outs that didn't run a 4.3 forty time and are great nfl players. The biggest example of this is Jerry Rice. But what did he have that compensated the lack of speed? Determination, great route running, great hands, superb intellect. He could learn a playbook. He wanted it bad.

In past years you had several low 40 time receivers that are really good wide outs. Last year's Jarvis Landry. The guy ran a horrible 40 time. But he caught everything in his path And knows his route tree. A couple of years ago, Keenan Allen, someone I was high ono, was injured and ran a slow 40 time. He went in the third to the Chargers, now SD has a #1 wide out.

The point is, I'd if a guy runs a slow 40 don't count him out. There are other ways to make up for that speed. Route running, hip placement, step placement, breaking in and out of routes is key to getting open, even the veteran moves to fake out a corner.

Having speed is fine, but can you control that speed? If you can't stop on a dime, it won't matter if you're fast as the flash.

When I see people bash the likes of say Justin Hardy because he ran a 4.5 forty at the combine or a 4.4 at his pro day, I can't help but to shake my head at the pure ignorance of it. He is one of the few guys that I would say is extremely underrated. His speed is decent but his work ethic, hands, route running, and determination will help him at the next level. If he is picked by the Panthers, I'll be ecstatic about it. Gettleman knows his poo.

/Rant over

Tl;dr - 40 times ain't poo Boys.

#3309522 Phillip Dorsett to meet with Panthers

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 02 April 2015 - 02:45 AM

LMAO! People are actually saying to take Dorsett in the first!? I'm so glad none of you run this franchise..

#3306987 Panthers Sign LB Jason Trusnik To A One-Year Deal

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 31 March 2015 - 02:33 PM

The foundation for the team is solid. Gettleman knows so much, we are truly fortunate to have him.

#3306947 Interesting mock draft

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 31 March 2015 - 02:14 PM

I don't find this interesting.

#3304435 If it came down to Peat or Perriman....

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 29 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

Why is Perriman getting so much hype? Because of his 40 speed? Peat all the way Inin this scenario.

#3301546 What would you do if John Fox and the Bears made the playoffs with Jimmy Clau...

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 27 March 2015 - 08:05 AM

Jimmy Clausen gets so much hate from Panthers fans. It's ridiculous. I hope he does win that job and does go to the playoffs. He didn't get a fair deal here.

#3300706 Notes, Quotes, and Video from ECU Pro Day

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 26 March 2015 - 03:02 PM

He's this year's OBJ, a poor man's OBJ but still. I would be surprised if he's taken in the late second early third.

#3292794 This whole drafting the best player available talk around here is ridiculous

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 20 March 2015 - 05:37 PM

This thread is advanced level stupid.

#3288128 Stephen Hill

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 17 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

So what's the deal with hill? Is he being developed? If he sucks this badly why hasn't he been removed from the practice squad? Gettleman must see some potential. At the same time he will know when to move on from this experiment.

#3283779 Happy PI day

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 14 March 2015 - 09:17 AM

fug the Saints. Bacon is life. Pie

#3281601 Raiders in discussions with Greg Hardy

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 13 March 2015 - 12:42 AM

I hope they sign him to a huge deal. I would love a 3rd round draft choice.

#3275364 Celebrate the Saints demise here

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 10 March 2015 - 06:44 PM


#3272453 Drafting a Wide out in the first three rounds is imperative.

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 09 March 2015 - 08:32 PM

Having a good WR corp can go a long way. Cam Newton is already this  teams franchise QB. Getting this man weapons and protecting him are the next steps. 



Free agency has not started yet, officially and we've already made some moves to ensure we have some more success in the offense and the special teams.


Special teams Ace Ted Ginn JR has come back home, even if he is a Cleveland Native. I can assure you this is the place he would call home just because of how good that one year was. 2013 was a good year for Ted Ginn. Looking at his stats for that year. You'd say it's a mediocre performance. For Ginn, who didn't quite live up to his expectations in SF, came here and rose from the ashes. He became that guy that could be a weapon in two facets of the team. Special teams and Offense. One year removed, he didn't live up to his expectations in Arizona. Coming back to Carolina and continuing that chemistry he gained with Cam Newton will benefit him. I do see a reduced role in the Offense though. He would be the #3-4th option for Cam. That's quite fine. Ginn can focus on his craft as return specialist. Helping this team in that area.



Kelvin Benjamin is the #1 receiver at this time. We all know what he is capable of. He can have some of the most amazing catches but drop the easiest ones. His rookie campaign will go down in history as the best campaign in the history of the position for the Panthers. What I love about KB is that he is not complacent. He knows he needs work done. He needs to work on his hands. It's no secret. The quickest way to solve a problem is to know you have one and accept it. He's done that. I'm sure his sophomore year will be just as good if not better. Once he gets control of his hands he will be amazing. 



The unsung hero, the guy who just came out of no where and solidified his presence on the team. A surprise to me actually that he went undrafted. Corey "Philly" Brown. He's honestly a diamond in the rough. He has the potential to be a #2 with his speed. It will be a challenge but he can do it. As of now he's a solid #3 option. In the future his floor will always be a #3. He could be higher if he works at it though.


Brenton Bersin. The muff punter himself. We won't be saying that anymore, take out the punt returning duties and Brenton was on the verge of becoming a #2 receiver. Then the punt return duties came and well he dropped the ball on that and his role in the offense took a major dip. As it stands now he's no better than a #4.


De'Andre Presley....who? Yeah, he has had that much impact on the team. 







Right now, Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin are the top receivers followed by a bunch of #3's and #4's. This coming draft is once again, deep. I'm sure Cam Newton and the brass are reacting like...








Forget the big names, Although it's nice to day dream of a White/Benjamin duo. It's not going to happen.



The next crop, the lower tier guys are not bad either. Here's a list of WR's that could be available at #25 al the way through the 3rd round.



Davante Parker

Jaelen Strong

Dorial Green-Beckham

Breshad Perriman

Nelson Agholor

Tyler Lockett

Phillip Dorsett

Justin Hardy

Sammie Coates

Devin Smith




Being that this draft is deep at the position, this means talent will slip. From the first, second, and third rounds. The fourth round would be a little hazy. The thing that will dictate the talent dropping is if Teams don't rush to get WR's. There's always a round that they start going after WR's. Last year it happened a little sooner than expected, but there were several WR needy teams. This year, not so much. I believe Pass Rushers will be what will help the WR Talent pool last a little longer, maybe even until the 4th round when we pick.


Preferrably, I would like the Panthers to make a choice in the first two rounds, but if another top talent drops to them, I would not be mad if they take such talent. Example: Kony Ealy, Trai turner. 


Drafting another weapon would set up the Panthers nicely, KB, Brown and Draft pick would make a nice 1-2-3 combo. Olsen is in his prime and I don't think Shula could mess this offense up with so much talent. 


In order for this offense to move forward, this April/May, a WR has to be taken to line up next to Kelvin. Ultimately I trust Gettleman with his evaluations since 2 years running he's found players that contribute immediately. So if he picks a wide out in the first three rounds, he's going to be a starter, you can believe that.


#3269248 Ted Ginn update

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 08 March 2015 - 04:02 PM

"It's just Ted Ginn. " exclaimed some dumbass huddler.