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rayzor

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#2887126 RIP Robin Williams

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

wow....i've been sitting here pretty much all day, in fact for the past few days, with my mind fixated on my new baby that is getting ready to be born when my beautiful wife has labor induced tomorrow (tuesday).  i've been dreaming about the new life that is getting ready to enter the world and then i see this. it saddens me a bit just because he was just such a big part of my life growing up. life goes on. i hate that his depression took him to such depths that ending his life seemed like the best alternative to living. i've seen it happen with others that were close to me and it's never a joking matter or something to make light of. that said...life here has to go on and part of it is remembering those who played a part of it, even some of those who i only saw on screen like williams. it wasn't often that i thought of him, but just getting hit with this news i am hit with a flood of memories of roles and appearances on tv that brought a wider range of emotion and pulled that emotion out of me than probably anybody else out of hollywood.

 

he was one of the funniest and most entertaining individuals in my lifetime (40 something years). i first watched him play mork on happy days for a very weird episode and then years on mork and mindy and then he exploded on the big screen.

 

while he had some very funny roles, he was always at his funniest, imo, when he just cut loose on talk shows.

 

then he ventured away from comedy and went to more serious roles that are among some of the most memorable i will likely ever remember.

 

among my favorites...

 

(interesting...two great actors lost this year and way too early)

 

 

 




#2886661 Jonathan Stewart says Panthers have DEEPEST and BEST backs in the NFL

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

Its just silly.

Thats one thing I have learned this camp after spending more time with the media. If it were a court room, it would be leading the witness objections all day long.

Instead of asking "What are your thoughts on the rb's" its "Do you think the rb's are the deepest and best in the NFL"

Reporters are framing their questions so the answers fit within the article they are writing. Watch for an article soon on how deep the panthers RB corp is.

I tend to ask open ended questions, allowing the players to talk. For instance with Josh Norman in the locker room it was "Talk to me about the interception" and not "So you jumped the route on the reciever and made a great play, right? "

Maybe I am doing it wrong, but it seems more genuine if these guys just talk on their own without much prodding.

reporters do this all the time and have for years. they know in advance what they want to say and so they lead the player by framing the question to fit their story. i think person is the worst that I've seen from the beat reporters here and he can't take a hint when he gets a "no comment" or the question isnt answered the way he wanted so he just keeps on trying to rephrase it.

what is going to make you better than the other guys is that you are doing it right and making it easier for them to tell their story rather than them just being a vehicle for you to get your little predetermined soundbite or tweet. don't put words in their mouths the way these other media clowns do and don't let the "journalists" lead you to believe that what they do is the way to do it.


#2886622 Jonathan Stewart says Panthers have DEEPEST and BEST backs in the NFL

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

Just an FYI, this was a framed question for him. The reporter asked "are you three the best in the NFL". It's not like he thought of it on his own.

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so pretty much this was a thread creation fail?

or much more likely a panther PR gaffaw putting words in stewarts mouth.


#2886499 Jonathan Stewart says Panthers have DEEPEST and BEST backs in the NFL

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

that could be....but if you can't get and stay healthy it's not really worth talking about.

and if it is, then why hasn't it produced like it?

when mike shula took over as OC, he walked into the RB meeting room and told them that they were going to be doing a lot of running and be essentially the focus of the offense. not sure what happened there.


#2886333 8/11 Practice Thread

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 12:39 PM

How many sacks did Bell give up in the first preseason game?

0?

Gave up some pressures, sure. Sacks though? Nope.

and that was against a very good defensive front.

it was only for acouple possessions, but still pretty respectable for the first preseason game where people are usually shaky and prone to mistakes....which also was facing a team in their second preseason game.


#2886157 8/11 Practice Thread

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 10:19 AM

Jeremy Igo ‏@CarolinaHuddle · 4m
Increased emphasis on decisive running. Coaches yelling "get downhill" on every snap. No more dancing.

that's got to be a struggle for barner, not just physically but mentally. that's just not what he is. he's a dancer. comparison i saw of him and foster was dead on. trying to use him as a downhill power runner is a mistake....but that's what fits us best. not sure he's a fit here. if he can't catch or return punts then he's pretty much a waste of roster space.


#2886076 This photo makes me LOL

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

This is why Steve Smith is in Baltimore....besides the fact he averages 40 yards per game

yeah, i didn't want to come out and point a finger at him and i doubt that any of the players would either, but the whole thing reminds me of the change in the team's demeanor after we sent jenkins to the jets. addition by subtraction is what the players called it.


#2885824 Heading to Spartanburg

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 06:51 AM




#2885816 This photo makes me LOL

Posted by rayzor on 11 August 2014 - 06:47 AM

seriously, i love these guys more and more all the time.

thanks, jeremy, for giving us these snapshots of the team's identity that really no one else does.

speaking of which, it seems like the guys are much happier and more in sync with each other than in years past....that they are really a team. i just get the sense that they feel more comfortable with themelves than maybe they have been. i think this is the type atmosphere that cam thrives and can really lead in and that also allows more reserved guys like keek (from my pov, anyway) to come out of their shells.

i mean you can tell from the gross interviews that the team forthe most part really liked each other, but it just seems like there is a more positive, comfortable, and confident dynamic than even last year.


#2885573 Training Camp Wrapup - August 10

Posted by rayzor on 10 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

OT situation has got me sweating bullets.


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lingering knee problem on our starting OT is more than a bit discerning. it's a good thing we're so stacked at deep there.



ugh.


#2885079 Shula Happy With His New Toys-Per David Newton

Posted by rayzor on 10 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

Let what go?? I can't respond to posts now? Or is this place suppose to be unicorns and rainbows?

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get with the frikkin program. :)


#2885053 Shula Happy With His New Toys-Per David Newton

Posted by rayzor on 10 August 2014 - 01:31 PM

You take away Cotchery's 10tds from last year and their stats are those of career backups. Lafell has 2xs the tds as Avant in half the time. He will put up good numbers with Brady.

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#2885011 Cam was photobombing kelvin Bejamin

Posted by rayzor on 10 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

cam is not nearly the only player having fun on the sideline here or anywhere. he's not nearly the only one mugging for the camera at times and he's not "always looking for the camera" tho the camera is always on him. that's not his fault and if you have a problem with him always being on the camera, you've got problems...esp. if the problem you have is with him. the cameras love cam and cam likes to live it up and have fun. he got to enjoy the game watching his teammates as a spectator and a fan. i seriously don't know why anyone would have a problem with someone demonstrably enjoying what he does as well as watching his teammates play on the field or why it is an issue at all.

ths idea that he has to stand their stoically acting like a "professional" is absurd. it's a game that he loves. get over it.


#2884936 Fixing the running game a.k.a same story,different year

Posted by rayzor on 10 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

I really have no faith that Gettleman will do much of anything with our o-line and special teams, I mean he's had all off-season already. We only signed Wharton last year out of complete desperation bc of injuries. I'd love to be wrong, though.

Also, Crotchery (can't even tell if this is a purposeful misspelling) is a poor man's Welker? Lol wut?

avant i can see as a welker type more than cotchery.


#2884889 Shula Happy With His New Toys-Per David Newton

Posted by rayzor on 10 August 2014 - 11:44 AM

the problem with shula and the toys that he has is that he reminds me of a toy collector that hordes toys and dreams about all the wonderful things that can be done with these toys, but keeps them in a box on the shelf.

 

a toy kept in a box is useless, btw. i don't care how much financial value it has, it's true purpose is to be played with and that's where it's real value is.

 

all these toys that shula has now will be worthless unless they are used. he has to open up this offense and he's going to really have to work hard to go against that conservative nature of his to use them fully.






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