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#2991619 Gil Brandt draft redo

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 07:33 AM

We all wanted James Hurst. Can't believe we didn't draft him.

Anyway. Thrilled with the Benjamin pick and he could be the sole-saving grace that keeps Cam in a Panthers uniform.

The line will just have to gel and Cam is still on the mend, so it could still work out once all things get up to speed.

Kraken is the most dynamic player on our defense. When he returns this team will be much better. Hard to weigh which player is more valuable between a top-3 DE and a pro bowl-caliber LT. Bird in hand has my vote.

kraken more than likely won't wear a panthers jersey ever again. not much of a bird in the hand. more like just a big moth.

#2991617 Gil Brandt draft redo

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 07:30 AM

So let's see. D G sucks because he didn't draft any offensive tackles. He sucks because he brings in 2nd tier FA's. He sucks because he franchised bone head Hardy.He sucks because he has a fat ass and wears his shorts up to his armpits.
The reality is he knows talent and has drafted very well. Produced starters out of mid range and lower end draft picks. He made the most of his FA signings on a welfare budget. Upgraded this WR corp on that same budget. Franchised Hardy for the year without caving and signing him to a "Hurney" contract (which in hindsight was correct since Hardy has a screw loose). And he will be starting a new clothes line for men with 52 waistlines or larger...maybe not.
Unless you would rather have a GM like Reggie Mckenzie of the Raiders who has 1 guy starting out of their last 3 drafts,then be happy with who we have.

i like gettleman and he's the guy i was hoping we'd get, but he has his flaws. i dont see a problem i pointing out his issues in the midst of his greater number of successes.

he nailed it with several picks early and mid round, but missed it on a couple as well. he's done a good job of revamping and rebuilding a couple areas (like WR and esp. DT, imo) but the amount of resources spent on DE is something that i had a problem with from the beginning, and the same goes for the lack of effort to at least bring in competition for OT. those two were the only real mistakes he made. the rest is good.

#2991597 This week Shula says we have to find ways to get in the endzone

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 07:03 AM

i really wish he had inherited some trait of actual value from his dad.

#2991594 Gil Brandt draft redo

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 07:00 AM

oh...and for the question of what should/could have been done on the OL. james frikkin hurst...you know, the guy who is now starting for the ravens that they picked up as a udfa and graded out much better than bell and chandler in his first start?

oh...and what else could he have done? brought in some competition instead of just deciding to settle on chandler and bell early on. i have a hard time believing that those two would have outright beat out all FAs we could have brought in, regardless of how crappy the market was. the decision was made to go with those two as the starters early on in the offseason and gettleman acted like there was no need to even try to bring in competition.

oh well, hopefully that changes next year.

#2991586 Gil Brandt draft redo

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 06:49 AM

i like it a lot.

not criticizing the other picks, but i'm wondering where kony ealy would have shown up. i doubt if gettleman wasn't so addicted to defensive linemen that we would have picked him there. i'm still having problems with that pick and the fact that he's pretty much been invisible so far while the ther DE we put a franchise tag on (another move i wasn't crazy about either) sits somewhere away from the field still collecting his paycheck.

#2987253 Kelvin Benjamin on pace for...

Posted by rayzor on 29 September 2014 - 07:07 AM

it's kind of refreshing to have a WR that good who isn't focused on himself, but rather the team and their goal together.

that isn't just a jab at smitty, it's on guys like meshawn johnson and all of those diva WRs who want to be the star of the game and bitch when they aren't the focus of the offense.

team >>>>> individual

i just lije where this kid's head is at and how he fits with the new mentality of the team. i just wish we had an OL and OC who could take this offense to the next level.

#2987241 12 men on the field twice?

Posted by rayzor on 29 September 2014 - 07:00 AM

this happening once in a game at some point during the season is dumb and a bit embarrassing, but acceptable.

this happening twice in a season may show a lack of discipline.

this happening twice in one game shows you've got some major issues that need worked out at the top. it reflects poorly not just on the position coach that caused it to happen, but also on the HC who needs to do a better job of making sure his position coaches have their crap together.

i know that the coaching staff probably got torn a new one after the loss to the steelers and i can't imagine how bad it will be after this one. it wouldn't surprise me to see at least one head roll just as a warning to the others. your job is on the line. don't screw up again. get your players ready for the next game and make sure they are where they need to be and doing what they are supposed to be doing at all times. if they aren't, it's on you.

#2987234 12 men on the field twice?

Posted by rayzor on 29 September 2014 - 06:52 AM

i think/hope we see two coaching changes in the near future.

john ramsdell taking shula's place
bruce dehaven taking richard rogers place

#2986028 Is there any chance at all that Shula will be fired soon?

Posted by rayzor on 28 September 2014 - 07:00 PM

The thing about Shula which is frustrating is it's fixable. We are moving the ball. It's not like we're constantly going 3 and out. People mention our oline and it needs to be fixed as well, but its not like we're playing a high school oline. They do ok in spurts. I remember hearing the announcers say we were doing good on 3rd down at a certain point. He just calls the wrong plays during the worst times. We come out every game looking like we're about to run the scoreboard and he calls something that puts in a bad position, he's bad at situational football

We have to attack the endzone more when we get down there. Stop playing for a FG and stop relying on our defense to hold teams to 0 points every game. Let's be honest we have a very good D(healthy), but it's not an all-time great defense. We have several weaknesses. Our offense do their job, you looking at a different ball game cause it then forces the opposing team to score and become one dimensional. Atleast thats how I see things

the quick easy and best fix is to fire shula and let ramsdell take over.

look at shula's history and show me where he's been capable of change. he's doing the exact thing he's done everywhere else.

people kept defending the notion of promoting shula to OC by saying just because he was bad in the past doesn't mean he will here, you know, because he can learn from his mistakes or whatever.

well, has he? i don't see it.

#2985979 Calm down people, Atlanta lost

Posted by rayzor on 28 September 2014 - 06:53 PM

as long as the other teams suck more we still have a chance. great. i'm not sure i like the idea of being the turd that floated to the top of a weak division, but hey...it worked for the colts, pats, and broncos...why not?

#2985886 How many of you felt this way today?

Posted by rayzor on 28 September 2014 - 06:40 PM

he's a traitor.

#2985870 Is there any chance at all that Shula will be fired soon?

Posted by rayzor on 28 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

Shula can't block. Not defending him, but he isn't the larger issue on offense at the moment.

management of the offense is one of the largest issues on this team.

management of this team as a whole is a large issue.

we can't block because we spent $15mil on a guy who refuses to control his life off the field and that lack of control put him and the team into the position they are in right now. then spent a 2nd round draft pick that could have been used to help the OL on a guy meant to replace that guy we spent $15mil on who can't get playtime with that guy he's supposed to be replacing suspended from the team (or exempt or whatever you want to call it).

and in fact we did nothing to help out the OL because gettleman was sure that he could go with scrubs on the outside of the line and expect them to give cam any protection in a year that cam has surgery on his ankle. that was dumb.

now with a weak OL, still hurting QB and continually beat up and overpaid RBs we call plays that involve the RB running between the tackles and passing plays that take several more seconds that the OL is capable of holding off defenders?

i'm sorry, but proper utilization of our existing resources is a pretty huge problem.

if your OL can't block, work around that. don't act like it's not an issue and call plays like everything is fine.

#2985778 Is there any chance at all that Shula will be fired soon?

Posted by rayzor on 28 September 2014 - 06:20 PM

he should never have been given the job.

they have the guy who should have the job on staff right now. they need to either move from shula to ramsdell or they are looking at another .500 at best season.

the defense needs some help from the other side of the ball and we can't get by on just cam's talent. we ned someone who can take advantage of it and get the most out of who we have rather than someone whose whole career has been bottom of the barrel offenses.

if it weren't for shula's last name, he wouldn't have had a job in the league.

if you want some encouragement for firing him, look at what the teams he was responsible for play calling and see how well they fared after he was fired.

#2985659 Smith: "I ran around those boys like they were schoolyard kids"

Posted by rayzor on 28 September 2014 - 05:46 PM

i hate that our defense got schooled by some short punk wide receiver. i don't care who he is or where he played. the defense had no answer for him and that was embarrassing. that shouldn't have happened. not to us. not to this defense.

we got spanked two weeks in a row and our defense has been torn apart by two very mediocre offenses. that's all that matters. we lost two in a row and heading into an even tougher part of the schedule.

steve smith is just another player on just another team that beat us and if we don't change things quickly we're going to keep being that statement game for other teams who prove we are that team that can't put together two winning seasons in a row.

#2977977 Deangelo and Cotchery Full Practice Participation

Posted by rayzor on 25 September 2014 - 03:44 PM

The armanti edwards mantra

philly brown had more catches in one game than edwards has had in his career.

that is no exaggeration.

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