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#3331456 Dear Carolina Panthers FO

Posted by Udogg on 23 April 2015 - 07:20 AM

Dear Panthers FO,


Please don't reach in the draft and select a player in the first that's not worth a first round selection.  Please select best player available and hopefully let it be at a position of immediate need.


Thank you

#3331095 Son of a beach...here's a mock

Posted by Udogg on 22 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

Where were your picks?

#3327736 This Devin Funchess guy...(WR Michigan)

Posted by Udogg on 20 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

I'd actually rather have guys like this then straight speed guys, considering Cam isn't all that accurate at times.


Maybe he is not as accurate because the guys are smothered off the line, are slow, and can't get open.  The deep balls later in the season to Philly Brown looked pretty good.   Couple that with the fact that Cam's timing and mechanics were off since the Cinci game.... probably has to do with our Oline looking like:



And I'm not posting this to say that Cam is super accurate and it's all the Olines fault, I'm just saying running for your life consistently has to throw off your mechanics.

#3324125 All jokes aside. Im really starting to think all the top WRs are gone by 25.

Posted by Udogg on 16 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

We're drafting Gurley anyway. Just grab Devin Smith in the 2nd.



#3321248 Panthers to work out Agholor

Posted by Udogg on 14 April 2015 - 12:01 PM

So,  are you saying that there is a slight interest in Justin Hardy around here?  Never would have guessed it..........

#3318054 Jameis Winston's own lawyer.. "He's not ready to be a pro off the...

Posted by Udogg on 10 April 2015 - 11:58 AM

That could mean a lot of things.  I think depending on how you already view Winston. you will take different meanings. 


That being said, any lawyer that would utter that statement I would fire immediately.  In the same interview he was speaking about how the media blows things out of proportion he gives out that "not ready off the field " nugget.  In which the media promptly blows it out of proportion.


Matter of fact, with a lawyer that stupid, he must be innocent.



#3313291 Who was at this game?

Posted by Udogg on 06 April 2015 - 09:49 AM

Watched at home but this game was memorable for 2 reasons:


1. that play + Gus Johnson =  Good feelings

2. I will never ever ever, ever ever make blackberry moonshine again using real moonshine. ...... ever

#3311880 Why is it that some of you huddlers are fixated on..

Posted by Udogg on 04 April 2015 - 12:36 PM


While I understand and agree with your premise, I had to look at some hard numbers.
Looking at the 40 times of the top 30 WRs of last season, there appears to be a correlation between 40 times and the top tiers of WRs.
My conclusion is that Nelson and Bryant are the exceptions and not the rule. Chances are, the top WR's are fast and not everyone is lucky enough to draft Jerry Rice or Larry Fitzgerald but will more than likely draft a sub 4.5 40 WR.
1. Antonio Brown - 4.47
2. Demaryius Thomas - 4.38 
3. Julio Jones - 4.39
4. Jordy Nelson - 4.51
5. Emmanuel Sanders - 4.41
6. TY Hilton - 4.34
7. Golden Tate 4.42
8. Dez Bryant - 4.52
9. Jeremy Maclin - 4.45
10. Odell Beckahm, Jr. - 4.43
4.43 Average 40 time of Top 10
8 out of 10 WR are sub 4.5 (Nelson/Bryant)
11. Randall Cobb - 4.46
12. Deandre Hopkins - 4.41
13. DeSean Jackson - 4.35 
14. Alshon Jeffrey - 4.48
15. Calvin Johnson - 4.35 
16. Steve Smith Sr. - 4.39
17. Anquan Boldin - 4.71
18. Mike Evans - 4.53
19. AJ Green - 4.50
20. Kelvin Benjamin - 4.61
4.47 average 40 time of 11-20 WR
6 out of 10 WR are sub 4.5 (Boldin, Evans, Green, Benjamin)
21. Vincent Jackson - 4.46 
22. Sammy Watkins - 4.43
23. Julian Edelman - 4.52 
24. Eric Decker - 4.54
25. Brandon LaFell - 4.54
26. Rueben Randle - 4.55
27. Andre Johnson - 4.41
28. Kenny Stills - 4.38
29. Roddy White - 4.47 
30. Marques Colston - 4.50
4.48 average 40 time of 21-30 WR
5 out of 10 RW are sub 4.5 (Edelman, Decker, LaFell, Randle, Colston)



I'm not sure why there are many post after this. Pretty much should have ended the thread.  Yes speed isn't a end all be all of measurables but it helps.  Speed also has a dramatic effect on coverages played.   Watch how Desean Jackson and TY Hilton are covered.  I mean, even looking at our team, look how much better the passing game looked once Philly got involved.   

#3310133 Hypothetical - Panthers trade 5th to Cleveland for Johnny Manziel

Posted by Udogg on 02 April 2015 - 02:09 PM


#3309947 My favorite Cam Newton Highlight Video

Posted by Udogg on 02 April 2015 - 12:13 PM

Shockey was huge for us.

#3302079 Severe punishments for Browns, Falcons

Posted by Udogg on 27 March 2015 - 01:33 PM

It has been speculated that the Falcons could lose their 1st round (8th overall) pick in this draft. 


Really?  I mean it's the Falcons and I enjoy to no end any amount of suffering heaped upon them,  however a first is...perhaps overkill?

#3300836 Blast from the Past

Posted by Udogg on 26 March 2015 - 04:35 PM

Young Pickles!


Shouldn't it be cucumber back then?

#3278901 If he's at 25, can Gettleman pass on DGB?

Posted by Udogg on 12 March 2015 - 06:47 AM

If we do due diligence and feel like it's not a huge risk then I support the decision.  Because honestly, every draft pick is a risk.


However he has made a lot of poor decisions.


#3264363 QB pay transitioning?

Posted by Udogg on 05 March 2015 - 03:56 PM

Fair may not be the best way to look at this.
Comparable sure. All those factors are considered but then it becomes hair splitting.
The team will or should at least benefit more than the individual. JR did come out of pocket and invested and took on known risks and has been compensated accordingly.
And I'm no Richardson apologist.


And I appreciate JR for doing so :)  I own a business so I am all for owners making a profit.


But from Cam's perspective.. a football player with at least 1 pro bowl @ QB is going to have a roughly 11 year career. JR or whomever owns JR's team will make money as long as they own the team.  A lot of people as fans say things like 20 Mill a year is 2 much.  This makes me kick a baby seal.


The team benefiting more than an individual is one thing.  However the product is the players.  The salary cap is a "SELF IMPOSED" spending limit by the owners.  It's a system put in place to keep teams from spending more than other teams under the pretense of competition.   There was a reason the owners were adamant about not going to arbitration and not opening the "books".   Cam has been making JR waaaaaaaayyyy more than 20 mill per year.  Factor in the increased visibility that Cam brings his actual contribution to the Panthers far exceeds his salary.   Factor in that he has been making less than 5 mill the past 4 years the scales have been firmly entrenched in the Richardson camp.


Also the salary cap is at around 50 % of NFL "on the books" income.  So it comes up to about 4.5 bill for the players and 4.5 bill for the owners.  So JR is making bare minimal 143 mill a year.  Not counting the other stuff .. parking, local marketing, local sponsorships etc.  Also factor to that , the Panthers are doing nothing but going up in price. 


I think if anything the owners are making out like Bandits.  I just want Cam to be payed fairly.  Jonathan Stewart has made more than Cam in the last 2 years than Cam in has in his career.  Hell Jamarcus Russell has made more than Cam..... ok that's picking an extreme to make a point.   Jamarcus Russell has made more than a lot of good players.

#3263671 QB pay transitioning?

Posted by Udogg on 05 March 2015 - 08:15 AM

Salary cap issues aren't the result of QB's making a lot of money.   Salary cap issues are a result of poor management by the GM.  See exhibit A,  the Carolina Panthers had salary cap issues because of the way the deals were structured.


A good GM's job is to mitigate those issues by planning ahead, structure contracts with the idea that the last 2 years are basically fluff, and signing good players early.  Doing a contract early is a risk and doing it too late is a risk.  Having forethought in team building helps keeping you from over paying.  Keeping the Kraken doesn't seem as desperate a situation because of Ealy's play.  Letting go of Dwill and keeping an oft injured Stewart doesn't seem so bad when you have Fozzy.  


However the people who you have no alternative of replacing have to be compensated.  However you have to take a tiered approach and stay ahead of the game. Cam Newton , Luke Kuechly are givens.  Norman, Star, Short are people who should be extended before they hit their stride because the market for CB's and DT's is outrageous at the upper tiers.  If you can't get them signed early.  draft their replacements.


That's why I hope the Wilson, Luck deals get done early so the Cam deal can get done.  Knowing his numbers make figuring out the other numbers easier.  QB's are making between 18-22 Mill.  Thats the numbers on the new contracts, the market is set.   The closer to 18 and the farther from 22 makes it all work.