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#2170615 Ted Ginn joins the Panthers on a one-year deal

Posted by iampantherman on 21 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

You'd think wed just signed Mike Wallace... Goodness.

I don't think it's that, but it is a sign that Gettleman is capable of addressing needs on the cheap, which as of right now, is his only alternative.

Ginn has value, and with our limited resources, this signing warrants praise imo.

#2158122 Why can't we ever just make a splash?

Posted by iampantherman on 12 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

It's funny for me to read all the doom and gloom. I'm actually fairly optimistic for this upcoming season. I think once the dust has settled we will have had a good draft and acquired some useful complimentary pieces in free agency at prices that we can afford, given our cap distress. I really like the way our defense is shaping up overall. Rivera has proven on multiple occasions that he knows how to build a great defense, and he seems to be doing it again here. Cam is entering his third year and played absolutely great down the stretch last year, looking the best I've ever seen him in terms of decision making, not just flash. We have a young team with quite a few players entering their prime. I just feel good overall. Maybe I'm delusional, but I really think we'll be pleased with the way the Panthers perform this upcoming season.

#2126672 Flacco's agent: He should be the highest paid QB

Posted by iampantherman on 06 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

From the sounds of things, I'm in the minority here. I think Flacco is definitely undervalued. (Not by his agent obviously, lol.) Surely football is a team sport, but the QB is the focal point on offense (in an increasingly offensive oriented league), touching the ball on every snap. Sometimes people get caught up more in ancillary stats than the primary ones, like wins.

Sure football is a team sport, and Flacco has benefited from some very good defense in his time with the Ravens, but in my eyes, he plays his best in the biggest moments. As a starting QB in the NFL, Flacco is 9-4 in the playoffs. There are exactly 8 QBs in the history of the NFL with more playoff wins, and Flacco is just 28 years old. He has an elite level of poise and confidence when the pressure mounts, and that is most certainly worth a great deal when you can make all the throws/ reads.

I think Flacco's perceived worth is undermined in large part by his personality, or lack thereof. If Flacco were on the open market (and we didn't already have our wagon tied to Cam), I would love to see him in Panther colors.

#2104848 Dispelling some half-truths about Shula's time in Tampa

Posted by iampantherman on 19 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

Those are fair points OP. What about his time @ Alabama?

#2103282 Shula promoted to OC

Posted by iampantherman on 18 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

have you ever looked at what he did in tampa?

not exactly what i would call "pep".

he adds nothing.

it's a step backward if anything.

I'm just hoping Cam's talent and athleticism can help mask Shula as OC.

#2090343 What happens to Cam Newton now that Chud is gone?

Posted by iampantherman on 11 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

You would think that some smart former/current/potential OCs would be knocking on our door begging for an interview, realizing that they could really do some good work and improve their reputation/stock with a dynamic tool like Cam at their disposal.

#2080923 Can't Believe I'm Asking This, But I Just Want To See...

Posted by iampantherman on 06 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

The circle is still pointless. The point belongs to the cone as a whole not the circle itself.

If you took my reply as having a serious tone, I think you've missed the point. :P

#2078510 I am shocked , just at a lost for words.

Posted by iampantherman on 05 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I feel like I'm one of the only ones who saw a team that was playing great down the stretch. It was not like the end of '11 to my eyes. Our defense was, with some glaring holes, playing at a playoff level. Our offense is always dynamic with Cam, only occasionally questionable play-calling on that side hamstrung us at times. We had massive holes on the o-oline and we were still generating a productive offensive attack. I'm very hopeful for the future. This is RR's first stint as a head coach, and I think he has learned from his mistakes on the job. I am very optimistic about our future.

I certainly hope we do not retain Beane as GM, but other than that, I'm excited.

#2077225 Ok, you've taken possession of Jerry's soul for the meeting tomorrow...

Posted by iampantherman on 04 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

I want to hear what the difference was in the beginning and end of this season. Why were we improved down the stretch? If Rivera can convince me that he knows the reason for the difference in the play of the team, then I keep him. If he stutters and stammers and it appears it was just good fortune, (I don't think that's the case.) then I let him go.

#2070166 Rivera Black Monday News

Posted by iampantherman on 31 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

This. I really think he has earned another year. The team is playing for him, and finished the season better than they were when he got here.

I agree. I was in favor of him going for a while, but the team has gone from a lame-duck 2-14 before he arrived to an improved 6-10 without an offseason to an admittedly poor beginning to the second campaign. But the team has really gelled down the stretch imo. They are playing as if they know what is expected and they have a cohesiveness and fire that has piqued my attention. We're playing very well defensively with some significant holes. I want to see what Rivera and co. will do in year 3. I'm starting to believe he may be better than what I iniitally felt. The players really seem to want to succeed for Rivera.

Chud can stay or go, but I would really welcome Norv Turner at the OC position.

#2065680 Why was the Palmer Hit a Penalty?

Posted by iampantherman on 29 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

He lowered his helmet and launched himself. But imo it was a clean hit. Violent but clean. Carson Palmer knocked himself out of the game by holding the ball too long.

I agree. The NFL is in disagreement with itself. The game was built on violence and intense physicality. If it continues changing, it won't be worth watching imo. Hardy was flat out coming after Palmer- trying to get there as quick as he could. There was no intent in his hit. It was as clean as a whistle to me.

#2065187 Something worth remembering about Rivera...

Posted by iampantherman on 28 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

I have been in favor of Rivera going, but I have to admit that he does seem to engender a substantial amount of loyalty from his players. Also, the team has certainly not given up or stopped giving full effort from what I am seeing. If anything they seem more motivated and hungry at this stage of the season, with nothing to play for other than pride and improvement. That certainly counts for something given the disappointing way this season unfolded relative to expectations.

#1943569 It needs to be asked

Posted by iampantherman on 11 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

No. You trade down and build a better team around him like the Rams did with Bradford. Taking Geno would be completely idiotic to do and when we have a aging LT, and WR. We do not have a secondary nor a interior d-line. If we take Geno with the number 1 pick then this team is ruined for another decade.

Smart GMs understand that stockpiling picks is the smartest way to approach the draft. The draft is a crapshoot and no one can say with certainty who will pan out and who will bust. Therefore, in order to mitigate risk, you have to increase the number of picks you have. It's just simple math. Our GM has the opposite philosophy. He gets fixated on someone and gives away future picks because he is certain he is going to hit a homerun. Our GM is stupid. You must acquire as many picks as possible if you want to improve your odds of building through the draft. Also, having more picks lessens the blow of any busts that you inevitably draft.

#1942473 Trindon Holliday Released

Posted by iampantherman on 10 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

I would get him just for the speed he brings the guy is fast....

I thought Al Davis died.

#1941044 you call yourselves fans?

Posted by iampantherman on 09 October 2012 - 12:38 PM

For three years straight though?!?

More like 14/18 years. We are in nearly perpetual "growing pains" with virtually no growth to show for them....ever.

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