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#1947407 DeMarco Murray out for week 7

Posted by rayzor on 15 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

gives us a little chance, but probably won't be a factor.

btw....picking up their backup if he's available.

#1946908 Some Perspective Being Provided Today... Perhaps?

Posted by rayzor on 14 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

Fanthink rarely puts things in proper perspective.

The team is never as good as the homers believe, and never as bad as the negativists (who will all tell you they're realists) make it out to be.

Watching lots of non-Panther games can certainly help give you a more realistic basis for comparison.

i'm glad you clarified that.

very agreed with the thread. having a chance to step back and see a few "any given sundays" happen and look at the teams we are going to be facing the rest of the way...lots of teams have problems just like us. lots of frustration in those teams and many of them are on our schedule the rest of the year.

may not be playoffs, but i don't feel hopeless at all. we can pull of an 8 win season. still short of where i thought and hoped we'd be, but better than last year.

it all depends on how they come out of the bye week, imo. but even with that...as bad as the teams are we are facing the rest of the year we could still pull it off.

#1946872 If you were tasked with fixing this team what would be your approach?

Posted by rayzor on 14 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

Get an actual TE and go back to what we were doing last season.

Get an actual FS so we aren't so vulnerable and soft on defense.

agreed. keep tolbert because i know he can be good used properly.

quit trying to be fancy. let the option be limited. run a coryell with a few cam designed runs in the mix, but give him the green light to go when he's given opportunity. i'd also move to a hurry up offense with the pace that cam used at auburn under mahlzahn.

let rivera take over the D completely.

in the offseason, find a real STs coach.

get rid of mcdermmott and move wilks to DC so he can run the defense the way that rivera prefers. i'm sure he knows better than anyone other than rivera how rivera likes the defense run. mcdermmott is trying to put his own stamp on it, imo.

get out of godfrey's contract, pick up the best SS in FA (i don't really care who that is) and pick up a FS in the first round or two of the draft. use the other early pick (first or second) in the draft on a CB.

trade whatever picks remain this coming year for solid vet talent from other teams focusing on WR, NT, UT, and OG. pick up a pass rusher in FA.

#1946519 Will 1-5 seal the deal?

Posted by rayzor on 14 October 2012 - 04:47 PM


Recall after the lockout when everyone, including me, was down on JR for being a cheapskate?

He came out and threw a bunch of millions at players we didn't expect. Right or wrong he heard the criticism.

My gut is he hears us and changes are coming soon. Sure as hell hope so.

He has a history of a below average franchise. Anyone who is self made will not stand for that.

probably one of the best posts you've made. not that the bar was all that high, but still...spot on. :)

#1945923 So....here are my thoughts

Posted by rayzor on 14 October 2012 - 12:36 AM

It is irritating to see

Just like when someone overreacts and posts a thread stating we should replace Cam

I don't mind fans trying to be optimistic, but the blind optimism should have stopped with Jake Delhomme back in 2008-2009. So just like posters who are lampooned if they feel like they are fed up with Steve Smith's attitude or want to reiterate for the 12th time that they feel Hurney should be fired, I will call out claims I feel are outrageous from time to time.

gotcha. just seems people (including myself) take this stuff too seriously, esp. when it comes to throwing around insults at each other because they don't view things the way that i do or whatever.

i get just as irritated, but i get more irritated at myself for getting irritated at anything that goes on in here because it's just not that important. i do find it funny, tho, that people would get pissy about people being too positive and optimistic (not talking about you, btw). it almost wants me to act more like the blind homer i get accused of being just to see how much they'll bitch about it and even use me as the poster boy for homers or something. they sure wouldn't have said that a couple years ago when i was bitching about fox and jake and deshaun foster and hurney and even kasay.

anyway...i understand.

My input

We can try to spin our record however we want, but the fact remains is that we're 1-4. Not one play away from [insert this record], but 1-4.

Our next four games coming out of the bye week will be against

There is a good chance the Cowgirls will lose to the Ravens, Redskins will lose to Vikings, and the Broncos will lose to the Chargers tomorrow. Best case scenario, I feel like we can win the next 3 out of 4 games while these teams are reeling themselves..maybe gain some momentum. But, I just have a sinking feeling that Dallas's defense will frustrate us and their offense will do enough to win via Seattle..and then the Bears game will be ugly...

We'll see what happens

agreed with all that. whatever it was that cost this team games, the result still stays the same...1-4. i think too much hinges on that dallas game. it shouldn't, but it does. i can see the morale of this team tanking if they don't come firing on all cylinders and just coasting thru the rest of the season.

#1945598 So....here are my thoughts

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

I think this is what irritates most fans like myself right now... Blatant blind optimism

is the "blatant blind optimist" hurting anyone or forcing their optimism on anyone? are they toting themselves as being better fans than others?

i think that's all in people's heads.

let people be blind homers. what does it hurt? it can't be any more annoying than those who claim to be fans but hate everything about the team and take every opportunity to express their loathing and disdain for the organization.

given a choice between the blind homer and the blind hater...i'm going to prefer the blind homers. i just can't stand negative creeps.

i think most fall in between somewhere, but there's an awful lot of assuming about what either extreme is thinking. people assume that homers are trying to tell others how to be good fans, but then they turn right around and tell the homers to get more realistic or whatever and that at some point they are going to have to come to grips with what is going on but in doing that they are becoming the most hypocritical people in the forum.

it just bugs me that there is a total lack of respect for people who have a different mindset and it has to be reduced to name-calling and belittling. if someone is more optimistic than you, so what? what's it to you? same with those who aren't as optimistic. is it a crime to be upset at how bad the team has been for several years?

#1945362 Andy Reid or Norv Turner.. Which would you pick?

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

it takes how many years to "get" a WCO?

sorry....no thanks. that offense is waaaaaaaaayyyy too different from what they are doing. i'd rather us not go through an extra 3+ years rebuilding while we wait for our QB and WRs to get the hang of it.

i don't think people realize what would have to change for reid to come here.

#1945348 Will 1-5 seal the deal?

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

Because the owner has put his trust in a man he believes is capable of doing that, but isn't.

pretty much.

i think he knows things aren't working, but he has too much faith in his plan to deviate from it.

#1945337 so that post count min. for starting threads....

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

just curious whatever happened to that.

cause now you guys have people starting threads about not going to some meanie's restaurant and using his parking lot in the panthers forum.

unless you guys are cool with that....

#1945303 We have a winner here.

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

That is pissing me off the most. That hesitation handoff poo. Do it sometimes but not on every damn handoff. DWill and JStew don't hit the hole like thet should. The one time last week against Seattle when Stew knew he was getting the ball he got 10 yards on the run.

it boils down to a lack of faith that cam has in the guys around him and wanting too much to put it all on his shoulders....and chud for not putting cam in his place and allowing him the option....and rivera for not putting chud in his place.

when cam tries to win it all on his own, this team is going to fail over and over because defenses know that he is going to do it. they don't have to pay attention to anyone else because they know all they have to do is focus on who cam is focusing on to win the game and against seattle it was just two people...cam and smitty.

the more cam can get the ball into the hands of other players...WRs or RBs....the more successful he will be when he does his thing and the more the team will be successful. he has to get the ball into the hands of the other guys that can make things happen and it isn't just him and smith. he's got to take the pressure off himself or he's not going to make it and neither will this team.

#1945219 An Important Four Game Stretch..

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 07:38 AM

it all depends on if the team comes out to play...esp. cam.

if the team shows up and has some fire to them we've got a chance against any team on the schedule. if they come in like they did most games this year we're going to see much of the same type games we have so far.

keeping down the number of brain farts they have...stupid fumbles and drops, forgetting where you are in coverage, etc....this will also help.

got my fingers crossed.

#1945212 Most relaxed weekend in over a year

Posted by rayzor on 13 October 2012 - 07:25 AM

first relaxed weekend in over a year?

you take this poo too seriously.

#1945132 Will 1-5 seal the deal?

Posted by rayzor on 12 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

on the season....most likely, barring any miracles.

on the rivera era...nope. it will still have another year or two.

- rayzor

#1944936 So....here are my thoughts

Posted by rayzor on 12 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

I found it interesting that Don Gregory hired a completely new staff of scouts last year. Their first draft together was the 2012 draft. This is interesting because we are all looking at the draft as a complete success. If we can keep this staff together for a few years, we could be striking gold.

this is a very good point.

if this past draft is what we should be expecting from this scouting department now rather than just an exception to our norm, then i feel REALLY good about the future of this team.

i want to win now...but i'm one of the very few patient people who doesn't have to have it all right now. i can wait if i have faith in what is being built for the long haul. i do expect progress, tho, and the only thing that bugs me this season is that i haven't seen it from the team when it absolutely should have been there and there is no reason for it to not be.

#1944807 maybe i am reading the forum wrong but...

Posted by rayzor on 12 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

Imagine Joe Person being hired for a GM position some where

we'd time out of every pick.

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