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Interesting Mock draft choice.

01 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

Saw this on yahoo.


28. Carolina Panthers -- Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas

Wideout and offensive line look like bigger needs for Carolina on paper, but Niklas could assist in both areas as an impact in-line blocker with an enormous catch radius. He goes 6-foot-7, 270 with 34 1/8-inch arms, and is built country strong enough to block defensive ends. As the Panthers are short on wideouts, their base 2014 offense would make heavy use of 12 personnel with Niklas and Greg Olsen on the field together. OC Mike Shula is a proponent of smash-mouth offense, and Carolina could assert its will via this new “two-tight” approach, particularly in the running game.



At first I was like.nooo we need OL, WR.  Then thinking about Cam's rookie year when we had Shockey and Olsen.  The OL issues,  our inability to run the ball consistently.   I started thinking, thats some outside the box thinking.  It's like 2 for 1.   I'm not advocating making this move just saying it's interesting and makes you think.   What's your opinion?



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Carolina wins 24-23

12 January 2014 - 03:36 PM

Just wanted to put in down early.

The NFC .....is up in the air.

23 December 2013 - 12:57 AM

If Seattle loses against a Ram team that almost beat them earlier this year and SF wins out.  49ers end up with no 2. seed.  The Sehawks end up with a number 5 seed. Carolina ends up with homefield advantage throught the playoffs!!


The Saints can completely miss the playoffs with a loss against Tampa and an Arizona win.


3 weeks ago it seemed like it was a given that Seattle would be the 1 seed and the Saints would definitely be in the playoffs.



The NFL schedule makers are geniuses.

Heath Evans says the Saints going to put up 40.

04 December 2013 - 11:42 PM

Watching NFL Network.. Heath Evans says because the Saints are "pridefully arrogant", that they are going to put up 40 points against us.


Now we all are positive that if the Saints have the opportunity to run the score up they will.  But 40 points against our defense?  Not to mention a team that is top 3 in TOP.   Shouldn't there be some kind of cap on hommerism?  I mean I don't think they predict 40 on the saints report and 95% of them are delusional.

The Week in Riverboat Ron- Bill Barnwell

03 December 2013 - 10:52 PM


He might want to be called Analytical Ron, but here, he'll always be Riverboat Ron Rivera. And on Sunday, the Panthers added another fourth-down conversion to their long list of short-yardage successes. I'd call it another notch on the bedpost, but Steve Smith might sue me and then beat me up after winning the lawsuit.

Anyway, the Panthers just went through the usual steps. They were up 10-6 in the second quarter and faced a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line against the Buccaneers, who have the league's eighth-best run defense. Riverboat Ron let the clock wind down before calling a timeout, which remains the only flaw in his fourth-down strategy; he does that more often than not, and it's going to cost Carolina a meaningful timeout some day. When the Panthers came out of the timeout, they lined up to go for it and pulled the Cam Newton diving sneak out of their arsenal; Newton broke the plane of the goal line before the ball was knocked out of his hands, resulting in yet another Panthers touchdown. It was Carolina's seventh successful fourth-and-short conversion of eight meaningful attempts this year, with a drop from Brandon LaFell blemishing the perfect record. Each of the seven conversions has either resulted in a touchdown or extended a drive that would eventually produce a touchdown.

I can't even get angry at Rivera for kicking a field goal on fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter; there, a 22-yarder from Graham Gano put Carolina up by 21 points with 6:43 to go. Tampa Bay was so interested in trying to mount a comeback after that, Greg Schiano's men punted at the end of a three-and-out on the very next drive.



Who would have thought that our coach's decisions are now becoming a weekly segment?  Well at least as far as being good decisions :).


I don't like Ron Rivera but I love Riverboat. It's like he read a book on analytics and read the forums all in the same week.

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