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Ivan The Awesome

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#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.

#1707759 Cam Newton Video On Gatorade Among Other Things.

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 28 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Not sure if it has been posted. I thought it was a very interesting interview. It gives insight on his mind set as well.

#1704531 My Girlfriend Broke Up With Me - For Good.

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 26 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

Drinking may not help man. I know I got all emotional to the point that I cried at a club. True story, but I met some really hot girls that sympathized with me. Banged one of them and still have them on my face book as friends. This won't always be the case though! Some chicks view this as a weakness. If you're going to get trashed aim for getting plastered and screwing with the sluttiest girl wherever you are then.

I don't know if this would help too, but I did a lot of driving. With music blaring and me singing along in the car. Just make sure it's your own mixture of songs that don't relate to relationships though. I drove from Charlotte to West virginia one night. Then the next night to ATL from Charlotte. Then I started going to other states and going to bars on the weekends. I have a buddy that lives in Nashville, so I went to see him every month. Went to florida too. I wasted a lot of gas but I was never home to sulk and feel sorry for myself. Although I did that while driving at times but then a cool song would come on and I would be happy again. This may not be the case for you now since Gas is so expensive now....LOL!

#1703914 What Can We Do To Create More Cap Room?

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 26 March 2012 - 12:46 AM

The prime suspects:


5/8/2007: Signed a six-year, $43.85 million contract. The deal included a $9.3 million signing bonus, a $6 million roster bonus in the second year, and a $2 million roster bonus in the third. 2011: $7 million, 2012: $7.75 million, 2013: Free Agent


11/28/2008: Signed a six-year, $53.5 million contract. The deal contains $23 million guaranteed, including a $6 million signing bonus and another $10 million "signing" bonus in the second year. 2012: $6.75 million, 2013: $7.9 million, 2014: $8.85 million, 2015: Free Agent

Extend them, cut Mare and Clausen, Bam, sign someone.

#1703710 What Can We Do To Creatify More Cap Room?

Posted by Ivan The Awesome on 25 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

Creatify is a word now. Awesomey.

I'd say they should extend Smith and Gamble. Creatify room that way.

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