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Something the Huddle always forgets...

22 September 2014 - 10:09 AM

Losses are necessary. This is the highest level of the sport in the world, every team is capable of beating every team. A blowout in week 3 is something that this team can benefit from tremendously in Week 13.


Looking at film from a day like this will prevent all sorts of mistakes for the future because we DO have a great coaching staff. I have big time confidence in the mistakes that RR, McDermott, Proehl, Jim Skipper, Ken Dorsey, Eric Washington, and others will be able to correct because of this game.

The #1 Problem with CHARLOTTE sports fans

22 May 2014 - 11:05 AM

There are a multitude of problems, but:


The typical Charlotte sports fan TAKES FOR GRANTED what we have.


6'5" 250 lb. QB? They act like they can just trash him and that he can't leave here, literally, in 365 days.


I had to come share that though because I just got in an argument with a co-worker and it just fuging pisses me off how ungrateful people are to have the superstar that we have.


So what if he does a fuging pose? It's entertainment. They're trying to sell tickets and create a brand..we may be a bunch of old farts (well I'm getting there) but the kids love it.


In closing, I challange all of us huddlers to stick it to any Panthers fan that says a foul word about our QB, not just arguing his talent, but reminding them of the STAR that we have and the PLATFORM that it gives the city.


Because this talent:



Doesn't come around every day. I think the biggest issue is most Charlotte area sports fans assume that it does.

Feel like Gettleman has his eye on a number of UDFAs

10 May 2014 - 04:05 PM

In his eyes, it's value, value, value. And when value fails, look for value.


I feel like he's thinking: can I get a pass rusher or a running back of halfway comprable quality in an UDFA? Answer must be no.


Can I get a T or CB of halfway comprable quality in an UDFA? Has to be a yes.


So Your Team Drafted Allen Robinson

07 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

From the Penn State SB Nation site with a few highlight GIFs to boot.






So Your Team Just Drafted Allen Robinson


You, my friend, are one lucky duck.


Oh how times change. It seemed that it was just yesterday that Penn State fans everywhere were shaking in their boots over the thought of having a player with three career catches as the number one option from the wide receiver spot. Well, 177 catches, 2,379 yards, and 17 touchdowns later, we say goodbye to one of the greatest wide receivers to ever wear the Penn State uniform. From providing stability for his quarterback, to supplying fans with eternal joy, Allen Robinson was truly one of the most memorable players to wear the blue and white.



We'll start with the positives. Robinson brings to the table a nice big frame who can reach the ball at its highest point as well as anybody in the game. The former standout high school basketball player knows how to get up in the air on the court as well as on the field. He was never one who had trouble fighting off blockers on the line, and runs his routes well to create separation. He has a sometimes inexplicably impressive ability to make plays after the catch, as he does a fantastic job of setting up his blockers and using subtle but effective juke moves in space. He very rarely gets taken down for a short loss. His leaping abilities should lead him to be a reliable red zone target in the NFL.



There aren't many downsides to Robinson's game. The obvious one that is immediately pointed out by his detractors is the fact that he is not a burner. Which is true. Robinson will never be one who simply bursts down the sidelines or outruns any cornerback foolish enough to cover him. He simply doesn't have that kind of speed. However as I mentioned earlier, that is not his game. While the term "game speed" can sometimes be overblown, Robinson embodies the idea pretty well. He won't run straight past faster corners and safeties, but he will allow his blockers to do their jobs and find open space for himself.


This guy is really starting to grow on me. Great size, he's great in the open field with his cuts, not necessarily his breakaway speed. Although, he does have some fuel in the tank. He's fast for 6'3 210.


This is the one part of the article that interests me, though:



In the end, if he is put in the right situation, Allen Robinson will become a very productive number two receiver in the NFL, with the ability to be the main guy should be he put in that situation at some point down the line.




Things over the past year that Smitty has done that don't correspond to the Gettlem...

03 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

Look, I know this is beating a dead horse territory, but I was doing some Youtube searches to find some good Smitty highlights to give me some motivation while taking a procrastination break, and I ran in to a lot of videos within the past year of Smitty doing some stuff that I don't think corresponds with Dave Gettleman's philosophies. It really put some perspective and evidence supporting that he was cut more for locker room reasons.


It just seems to me like Smitty got more attention for his "fired up" style lately than he has since he got the publicity for fighting his teammates, which I firmly believe he's grown above.


This point is brought up, but when you see video after video on Youtube of one player, it puts things into perspective.


1. Says he wouldn't want Sanchez throwing a paper bag sandwich. True? Yes. Good for camera? No.


2. Punks out Armand Smith on the sideline. Necessary? Christ yes. Good for camera? No.


3. Slams Cary Williams on the ground during PRESEASON. Necessary? Not ethically. Good for camera? No.


4. The Janoris Jenkins fiasco. Necessary? Maybe for TMZ/ESPN. Good for camera? Don't think so.


5. The Aqib Talib fiasco. Necessary? Once again, it's a cover story not about football. Good for camera? Not to Gettles.


6. This is one that doesn't get much publicity, but it's Smitty trash talking a 14 year old Jets fan. You know the drill. Unecessary. Bad for camera.


Then there was the deal after he's released where he trash talks the guy for using his full name.


We all love it, and we all love Smitty. But I also trust Dave Gettleman, and I can see that although these actions don't draw fines or anything from the NFL, it isn't something that goes in line with the kind of "leadership" that G-man wants with us.


I just wanted to add some video perspective to this, because flat out there is a lot of viral video that's come out about him over the past year that Gettleman could view as distractions.

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