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#3053434 Tre Boston starting

Posted by rayzor on 29 October 2014 - 03:54 PM

what a clusterf*ck.

#3053368 Panthers to give out black rally towels at tomorrow's game

Posted by rayzor on 29 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

So Panther fans can wipe their tears away.

and no one can see the tear stains.

#3053354 Panthers to give out black rally towels at tomorrow's game

Posted by rayzor on 29 October 2014 - 03:32 PM

maybe it's just me, but why not go with a color that isn't part of your opponent's uniform or that isn't pretty generic?

/my 20 seconds caring about color scheme.

#3053325 Rivera: " couldn't find a left tackle to fit what we do"?

Posted by rayzor on 29 October 2014 - 03:17 PM

OT was never the priority it should have been for this front office and coaching staff. now we are stuck.

this team lacks balance. it's too focused on defense. i don't care how good you think your defense is or how much you think that focusing mostly on D is going to keep you in games, sometimes that defense is going to fail, and this season weve seen it fail a lot.

you have to have an offense that can come back from behind. gettleman and rivera thought that if they threw enough money ane picks at the D, it would be enough to keep us competitive. good in theory, but the results are what you see.

we overspent on defense this year and used that as an excuse for not doing anything aside drafting an OG and adding to our collection of udfas we foolishly think should be enough to protect the QB.

they screwed the pooch and they have to know this. they made colossal errors in judgment that many of us saw. why didn't they see it? was it that they were too locked into their philosophy to objectively look at and handle the looming situation?

oh well...what's done is done and now we have to deal with a really bad OT who even with a few games experience facing 34 defenses managed to consistently suck being replaced for at least one game by a player from canada with no experience facing 34 defenses.

i don't care that the saints suck at their 34 D. this is the type matchup a struggling defense looks for to build a little confidence in.

i would like to thin that gettleman and co will learn from their mistakes that investing too much money into one side...scratch that...one position only hamstrings your team and sets you up for failure.

i would like to think that, but i don't. i see them out to try and prove a point that you don't have to invest heavily in an OT...that all it takes is finding the right udfa. fox/hurney believed that in regards to QB until panic without education made hurney jump the gun with clausen.

fortunately we stumbled on cam, only now we have a braintrust that can't figure out how to manage the OL properly when there's just so many shiny DLmen put there that they have to have.

got a struggling OL? draft OGs and pick through the udfa scrap heap to find some big guy you can plug in there since the only thing that really matters is being big and you don't have to coach big.

got a struggling secondary? draft a few guys late, but pick up and start these old guys who are slower than a slug in molasses.

#3041316 Is Shia LaBeouf a "great" actor?

Posted by rayzor on 25 October 2014 - 08:27 PM

Shia Lebouf barely achieves "good", much less great.  A young actor I think has potential to evolve into great is Chloe Grace Moretz.  Seen lots of range in her different roles.


let me in (or let the right one in) was such a great movie, both the english and swedish versions. such a difficult role for the boy and girl actors. she did incredibly well with it. i did a quick image search for her just to see if she was who i was thinking of and the pics from now make her look quite a bit different from that role. i barely recognized her.

#3041314 RIP: Jack Bruce

Posted by rayzor on 25 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

i've been a bass player since '87 (tho somewhat retired the past 10 years) and a jack bruce fan probably just as long. the guy could lay down a very nice groove and i loved what he did with cream as a player and vocalist. i can't imagine that band without him or clapton or baker for that matter. those three and the music they made together helped to not just make the music world richer, but broaden my horizons as a bass player.


he had some of the best grooves of all time.




#3041280 Kony Ealy smh

Posted by rayzor on 25 October 2014 - 07:21 PM

taking a picture with nelly should only be a reward for doing well?


i'm not sure i understand the point of the thread.


i'm also not sure why nelly isn't a girl. always been a girl's name. the whole pic thing would have been far more interesting and worth looking at if it had been nelly furtado instead of some guy named nelly.



#3040446 betcha can't do this...

Posted by rayzor on 24 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

going back to august rush, the person actually playing when the camera was focused on the kids hands during the technical stuff was kaki king, who was one of many inspired by hedges.


this is another of my favorites from this style


one other guy who i started paying attention to in the mid-late '90s is keller williams who started off pretty much ripping off hedges (i saw him and talked to him enough back then to know what was up) but then he, like any good musician/artist, started taking those inspirations in directions (relatively) unique to them.


anyways, thanks for this thread. i'm not in the music scene anymore so i'm always grateful to hear about newer talent i didn't know about.

#3040443 betcha can't do this...

Posted by rayzor on 24 October 2014 - 07:35 PM

i like it. i'm not sure what to call this genre of acoustic playing, but the patriarch of it, michael hedges used to call his style "heavy mental" acoustic thrash" among a couple other things. fwiw, the only reason he called it anything was because he kept on getting asked how he would classify it by journalists so he would give tongue in cheek answers, but i think those two probably fit better than anything.


the dude inspired a lot of other guitarists and if you ever saw the movie 'august rush' the kid's play style was pretty much based on hedges playing, in fact if you remember this scene

"he" was actually playing a michael hedges song called ritual dance


a couple other of my many favorites of his:

for some reason this has always been about my favorite rendition of this song.


i started listening to him in '88 or '89 and he's one of those players i never got tired of listening to. the guy died in a car crash in '97 so video quality isn't all that great consiidering most people were using VHS camcorders to video him in bootleg concert footage or copied video from VHS to youtube. there is a ton of stuff of his out there. the guy was a great performer.


#3040071 If Kalil is out for any plays on Sunday....

Posted by rayzor on 24 October 2014 - 01:45 PM

it sure is a good thing we spent all that money tagging a DE that has only seen the field once tying up 20% of our cap in two players at the same position instead of pursuing options that would have made the OL not quite so pathetic.

#3038906 Is Shia LaBeouf a "great" actor?

Posted by rayzor on 23 October 2014 - 04:32 PM

i put him in the same category/level as keanu reeves. take that however you want.

#3038879 Seahawks week (there is really a Southeastern Sea Hawk fan club? Are you f...

Posted by rayzor on 23 October 2014 - 04:16 PM

pinned because i can.

#3038800 Requirement to be a top-tier QB

Posted by rayzor on 23 October 2014 - 03:26 PM

production. move the ball and get the ball into the endzone. do your part. the bigger the part you play, the better you are. that's essentially it for me. everything else is just noise.

and QBs don't win or lose games. they may have big plays that help one way or the other, but a game isn't won on one or two big plays. it's a team effort that takes three phases and about 32 other players to pull off. all you can do is do your part and hope that the other contributors do their part or at least don't screw up bad enough to keep you from winning.

#3038781 Want to see Charles Godfrey get cut in real time?

Posted by rayzor on 23 October 2014 - 03:17 PM

Who else tried to hit the play button?


#3038758 How would you build your offense around Cam?

Posted by rayzor on 23 October 2014 - 03:09 PM

1.) Deep threat WR (Ex: Desean Jackson)
2.) Run Blocking OL (Ex: Eagles O-line)
3.) Great O-Coordinator (Ex: Chargers HC Mike McCoy)

I actually think we can fix this up in a year...Fire Shula if we don't make the playoffs

sorry...just have to lol at mike mccoy as an example of a great OC.

i agree with everything else, tho.

OL, deep threat WR, and an upgrade at OC. everything else is pretty much taken care of. he's got. good and reliable group of receivers including the TEs and if the RBs could stay healthy, i think we would be ok (the OL is the bigger problem). and even though the interior of the OL has been beat up and sketchy, i like their potential. it's the outside of that line that has bothered me this past year. we haven't taken OT seriously (or we've been seriously wrong about chandler and bell). imo, we are three players (deep threat WR, 2 OTs) and one OC away from giving cam what he needs. and philly brown could be that deep threat guy....at least i hope he is. sure would make things easier.

getting the defense back on track and settle on some healthy RBs would help cam a lot as well.

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