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#3005783 AJ Green leaves practice on cart

Posted by rayzor on 08 October 2014 - 01:43 PM

That sucks I'm pulling for him to be ready for our game. Don't like seeing any guys go down and would rather play them at full strength.

i would rather play them at full strength when we can play them at full strength...which we aren't.

also, teams have cliver the years taken advantage of our loss of key players due to injury and not thought twice about the win that may have come for them in part because of that. all that matters is the win regardless of of who is or isn't on the field. anything that helps us get that win i'm not going to be upset about.

#3005711 For those of you interested in supporting the huddle....

Posted by rayzor on 08 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

Yes. I was more trying to convey the message of following that line of what is free content and what isn't free content. What was discussed when it was being implemented and staying true to it.

That did cross my mind. It's hard to tell since I obviously don't know what is in any of them. And it is completely understandable. This time here is probably a bad example then. The issue is a concern though to me at least. If it would change to all carolinahuddle.com news being paid only I understand the reasoning behind it and I wish him success in his career choice.

The amount to join up is very reasonable. If my family's money situation was better, I would join up. While it's a small amount, the small amounts here and there add up when you consider all your bills together.

I tried to put my concern in a understanding of Mr Igo's right and need to make money off of the excellent information he already gives us. It's completely understandable and I don't fault him for doing it. Hopefully it read that way.

i think/know jeremy's decision to make part of the forum a pay-for-use section wasn't an easy one. either just before i came around in 2005 or just after there was a paid membership that gave you access to some...well, i'll just say interesting things that sponsors wouldn't appreciate. he decided, tho, just to make this site free for everyone and support the upkeep of the site by using pay-per-click/action ads and that was probably enough (though so many browswers having ad block features made it a bit more challenging).

then, as i mentioned earlier in this thread, jeremy was presented with a very lucrative offer to buy this forum. the downside was that things would be changing a lot, and not in good ways. the company that was interested in buying it spent more on meeting with jeremy and get him to sell than most fan forums are worth. and, like i said, he turned it down because he was more interested in protecting the integrity of this site...which is basically his baby) than the load of money he could make from selling it. with that in mind, he has a family that he also has to support and it's hard to justify passing up so much money and also freeing up a lot of your time for what was essentially a glorified hobby.

to justify his decision and do right by his family, he had to try and find ways to monetize this site more than it had been and turn it into more of a business. one option to do that was to do what he did and create a way for people to, of their own choosing, pay for use of this site. to give them an incentive to do it and thank them for helping support the huddle, he felt it would be an adequate thanks to provide them with a little something special. i will tell you that even though there is a decent number of allpro members and that number is growing, he's not going to get rich from it. at least not from the number of members right now. what it is doing, though, is helping him travel to games outside charlotte and provide us with a lot more cool content that even non-allpro members can see.

i totally understand your financial situation. mine has changed a lot in the past year as well in ways that make me rethink how i spend even a dollar here and a dollar there. i won't say that you aren't missing much by not being a member, but i will also say that because there are people willing to pay $5/month for some extra goodies, you are getting more goodies here than you would have without them. if you haven't noticed there's been a significant upgrade in the quality of content in the main forum this year and that is because the things that he is doing to support the site financially is allowing him to have that freedom of access and it is also incentive for him to provide more.

whether or not you realize it, you are benefitting from the all-pro membership. you may not have access to everything, but you definitely have access to more than you had before it's creation.

#3005503 For those of you interested in supporting the huddle....

Posted by rayzor on 08 October 2014 - 11:53 AM

the injury update in the all-pro section has to do with one player and is more just something that he heard rather than anything official which is why he chose to not put it out there for the general public, and this isn't the first time he's shared something like that. before the allpro section he used to share certain things with just the mods in the mod forum, but those little inside tidbits he hears he now shares with those as part of the allpro forum.

i'm not saying that this is one of these moments, but because of his relationship with the panthers, just like most beat reporters, if you want to continue to have pretty free access to the team, certain things you will be asked to keep to yourself or at least not broadcast to the general public and that has more to do with keeping a strategic advantage from opponents rather than just trying to keep the public in the dark.

if it was something more substantiated, then it probably would have been shared in here. if you want an inside scoop on things that may be going on with the team that he hears from sources within the team that aren't meant for the mass public, then join up.

#3004533 What Would you Change?

Posted by rayzor on 07 October 2014 - 02:48 PM

people choosing anything other than OL are going to be few and far between and among those will be a miniscule group of people who feel it necessary to defend gettleman and choose to do so by burying their head in the sand and pretending that it isn't really a problem and demanding that you state what you would specifically have done differently/better than what gettleman did and make you out to be a gettleman hater even if you like him and acknowledge that he's done most everything right.

#3004382 NBC Sports on Cam: "You can’t question the kid’s toughness."

Posted by rayzor on 07 October 2014 - 01:19 PM

why is Cam still being referred to as a kid?

i refer to a lot of people under 30 as kid. not a big deal.

i'm in my 40s and i still get called a young'un by some people quite older than me. again, not a big deal.

it doesn't mean child, it means younger than someone...at least in that context.

or it could just mean that he's a young GOAT.

#3004361 this what pisses me off about shula

Posted by rayzor on 07 October 2014 - 01:08 PM

fug off pussy every time you comment on someones post you always got to make a asshole remark you fuginh dick head

find a more civil way to respond.

you won't last if you attack people disagreeing with you or the threads you start. people aren't going to always agree with you and that's fine.

#3004353 Trade for Morgan Moses?

Posted by rayzor on 07 October 2014 - 01:01 PM

all rookie OL asked to play a significant amount of snaps look bad. they make a poo ton of mistakes, they play like they are on roller skates, and they get a lot of penalties for holding and false starts. and thats true with even most first round picks. all but a few of the most elite are like that.

you know why? I'll give you a hint, it's not because they are busts.

it's because it is a hard role to grasp and takes a couple years to learn how to keep from getting abused and getting their QB killed.

anyone expecting a rookie OT or OG to not look bad and make mistakes like that is going to be in for a huge letdown. it's going to happen because they are going up against guys who have been playing on the other side for years who have learned how to use head fakes and various maneuvers to get through as well as DCs who scheme all kinds of stunts and dulifferent looks and there's a lot to get used to seeing on the field so that you can know how to anticipate what the D is doing.

now moses might be bad, but it also could be that he's just a rookie who got caught making a fairly typical rookie mistake and ended up getting his QB abused. it happens to even the best of them.

#2997216 Stephen Hill

Posted by rayzor on 05 October 2014 - 06:47 AM

Wrs aren't really the problem at this point. He's probably not better than what we have and with no injuries at the position, there really isn't a reason to bring him up



someone ahead of him would have to get hurt or really start messing up their assignments or start dropping a lot of balls. the guys we have right now are doing everything they are supposed to be doing. there's no reason to demote them for a guy who is still more of a work in progress than anyone else on the roster.

#2997214 Stephen Hill

Posted by rayzor on 05 October 2014 - 06:44 AM

i dont think people realize just how bad he was when he got here and how much of a project he really is.


he might be more naturally talented than the other WRs on the roster not named kelvin benjamin, but he's not "better" or at least better prepared than the other guys who have roster spots.


i have a feeling that they are having to start from ground zero with this guy so it may take a while. i think it should be worth it when they get through with him, but i don't anticipate that being any time soon.

#2996458 For my own amusement....

Posted by rayzor on 04 October 2014 - 08:25 AM

biggest argument against ramsdell that i keep on seeing is he hasn't taken on the role as an offensive coordinator before.


but we did hire a HC without HC experience and a GM without GM experience and we regularly draft professional players without professional experience.


point is, we hire them because of the degree of excellence they have had in their other responsibilities and because we think they have all the tools necessary to succeed. many of the things they did can contribute to their ability to grasp what they need to succeed at a higher level.


imo, that's ramsdell. it's not that he's been a great position coach for every position he's coached, he's been surrounded by amazing talent on the coaching level. look at the offenses he's been a part of and the offensive minds he's been able to work with for many years.


does being a successful position coach guarantee that he will be a successful OC? nope, but that didn't stop us from hiring rivera or gettleman.

#2996419 Mark it down, Carolina wins by 10 or more Sunday

Posted by rayzor on 04 October 2014 - 06:25 AM

if you started a thread/made a comment stating some opinion or prediction have you not marked it down yourself? why would anyone else need to mark it down?


just asking. i've always wondered that.



#2994865 Fozzy is practicing.....

Posted by rayzor on 02 October 2014 - 06:12 PM

Go Fozzy go.

Unreal how much salary cap is tied up in two positions that were now ultra thin at. :(

there's a lesson to be learned there, imo.

#2992751 Gil Brandt draft redo

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 03:40 PM

We tagged hardy before his legal troubles and before post ray rice NFL. If that video never leaked hardy would have been playing the whole season. Don't blame dg for that. It was the right move at the time.

Everyone loves to look back and say they were calling for one thing when that move only looks good now because of poo that happened which no one could foresee happening

the domestic abuse thing has very little/nothing to do with my feelings on whether or not hardy should have been tagged.

i don't think it was the right call because that was way too much money being spent on one position and i felt from the beginning that it would come back to bite us in the ass more than letting him go would. hardy and johnson take up 21% of the total cap and 50% of cap used on the defense.

adding to that, he has an overly risky lifeztyle that he refuses to get under control that the organization has to be getting tired of and it was only a matter of time before it bit him in the ass. i mean the guy has a right to live how he wants, but the panthers don't have to be pying for it. there's several things that he had done which would have resulted in a firing from many corporations, but we were going to give him $15mil for another year of it. granted the chances of us signing him to a long term deal were virtually nil i think largely because of those two reasons, but i stillthink the hard but better decision would have been to let him walk and improve at least the OL.

#2992503 This week Shula says we have to find ways to get in the endzone

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 02:16 PM

i'll ask this again from another thread


why can't the genius Bill Belichick scheme around his subpar talent o-line?


why is tom brady having the worst season of his entire career?


and you should really be embarrassed with that low blow to Shula.


i'm more embarrassed by the fact that we have shula as our OC. i never liked the idea of him and i've seen nothing to make me feel any differently.


and why can't the pats do better? i don't know. don't care enough to investigate, but short answers requiring very little thought or sleep: 1) belichick isn't the OC  and 2) brady is just getting old.

#2992487 Gil Brandt draft redo

Posted by rayzor on 01 October 2014 - 02:12 PM

so, one guy.  one undrafted player is the reason DG sucks as a GM.  let's not pretend that Hurst is the next coming of Orlando Pace.  He's starting because the guy in front of him went down, not because he earned it through stellar play.  Yes he's doing fine, but he got a lot of help last weekend.  Hurst would have been nice to add to the team, and probably has a good future in front of him, but he would not have made our Oline a solid ass kicking machine this year.


OL changes are certainly coming, be it through FA or the draft, when the right player is there.  Overpaying for mediocre talent is not going to happen.  We'll get our Oline, and it will be quality talent for a proper contract.


did i say he sucked as a GM? i said i liked him and most of what he's done. saying that he's not perfect isn't saying he sucked? i mean by your standards it might, but not by most people.


and hurst doesn't need to be the next orlando pace or whatever. he just would have needed to be better than the two clowns we currently have, which isn't that high a bar to reach. there were others available and still are who could have helped us out or at least provided competition for the two starting jobs or AT LEAST brought in some well needed depth. we did nothing and it showed.


and people have been saying for the past couple months that changes are certainly coming on the OL. people defending every little thing that gettleman does was saying either they are good enough or that there's no way that we would go into the season with those two because gettleman has something up his sleeve or whatever. well guess what? we are about a quarter of the way through the season and we still have these two clowns starting with no other prospects and they still suck. the only reasonable conclusion is that we are going to stay with the guys who are here,whether or not they can actually keep cam alive or not because rivera and/or gettleman believe in them.


neither gettleman or rivera are perfect in their ability to discern talent. i fully believe that their trust in those two guys was misplaced and the proof is in the sucking. am i saying i can do a better job than gettleman? nope, but i can sure spot a turd when i see one and i see two turds. one is on the left side of the OL and the other is on the right.


also, is overpaying for mediocre talent better than paying very little for very little talent? in this case we are getting what we pay for. the only problem is we didn't factor into the equation the cost of getting cam hurt, bad pass protection, and piss poor run blocking on the season. the price we are paying is what we see on the field.

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