1) they are playing in atlanta. normally a very loud and difficult place to win in off the road.
2) we were playing in tampa....with a back up QB....with a new WR corps.....in a lot of heat in the middle of the day.
3) tampa bay is hurting and now deflated because now they know how bad they really are and mccown knows he sucks.
4) a win is a win is a win is a win.
i'm sure people looked at the seahawks win over us in charlotte last year and then saw the bills beat us and said "that win by the seahawks doesn't look all that impressive now." those people would look just as silly as this thread looks.
What's up with this coach speech BS. Why can't someone say something positive about an opponent and truly mean it? I understand not wanting to say something negative about someone but you typically don't rattle off all these things if he's an average guy. Think he would spend this long talking about someone like Josh McCown or another similar QB?
the money he turned down is no joke, nor was the effort put into trying to get him to sell. i won't divulge any details, only that i know it couldn't have been an easy decision. the reason he didn't sell out was because this place would have likely gone through some big changes that, imo, would have changed the dynamic of this place to an extent that i think quite a few would have left and the community atmosphere (that i think is an incredible strength) would have suffered and all but died out.
i think the huddle has done a lot to help grow and strengthen the fanbase, even during some very weak years. the additions of some great players and a coaching staff and GM that actually knows how to use them and is keyed in on making this team strong for years to come has most certainly helped, but here is where the fanbase gets strong. here is where they get informed and can feed off each other and help that passion for our panthers grow. i was a fan from the beginning and went to my share of games, but it was the huddle that helped me become less of a casual fan and more of a devout and yeah, just an all around better fan.
thanks again, zod/jeremy, for creating and building this place.
thanks to the mods and admin who were here before me and who serve with me to help keep this place running smoothly(lol) for many years.
thanks to the thousands of members here who have come and gone to make this place so special and given me reasons to come back probably much more than i should have over the years.
and thanks again to jeremy for not selling out. considering what it was you passed up, i don't blame you a bit for trying to monetize this place a little. it may take a lot of work and tine on your part to come close to making what you were offered, but don't ever think that what you have done and what you are doing isn't appreciated.
I hate that whole team from the coach to the players
More than New Orleans
first, they are an old rival going way back to when we were in the nfcwest.
their coach is a huge prick and their QB is a penis with a nose. i don't think i would have cared so much were it not for the fact that we played them twice last year and the way they acted and buttons they pushed before, during, and after the playoff game last year. they were embarrassed because we outplayed them in their house so they took it personally and knew that the only way that they could pull off their revenge of beating us in our house in the playoffs was to try and get in our players heads. the whole ric flair thing was only for our benefit. they wanted to slap this team in the face so they took what had become our teams rally cry and used it to embarrass the team.
then during the game kaepernick mocked cam. when defensive players do it, i can understand it. when the other team's QB does it, it's different and it's taking the mocking to another level, imo, that was unacceptable.
it wasn't just those two instances. there was quite a bit more that they did to get into our teams heads and i don't think they could have won were it not for trying to take our guys out of their game mentally.
now our guys should have been the bigger guys and not let their poo effect them, but at that moment it seemed like they were getting attacked from all sides because of the story the media was trying to write...that the only two teams who should be playing in the nfccg was the 49ers and seahawks and the panthers had no business even being in the playoffs, much less in a game deciding who would be going to the playoffs. despite all they had done, there was an enormous amount of disrespect that was coming toward them and the efforts by the 49ers pushed them over the edge.
i don't blame them for the panthers collapse, but i think that what they did showed a lot about their character as a team and i will make no apologies for it pissing me off and thinking that they are an incredibly overrated team who can't win against good teams by just playing and coaching a good game. they have to resort to underhanded tactics. i have no respect for them and hate them the way i do the patriots amd for much of the same reasons, only i think belichick >>>> harbaugh and brady >>>>> kaepernick.
if you don't think those are reasons to hate the 49ers, their coach and their QB, whats it to you?
you should be focusing on the win and the fact that we are looking good right now. screw what the media narrative is. you should have learned long ago to tune out the natl media regarding the panthers. if you get upset by what they are vomitting, quit listening. their opinion means nothing. if you keep listening to them and remain pissed iff, it becomes your fault for giving them the time of day and your energy.
we won today. the rest of the nfcs sucks. enjoy the moment.
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The beating allegedly resultedswitchat merous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands. Peterson then texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her “mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch.”
Peterson also allegedly said via text message to the child’s mother that he “felt bad after the fact when I notice the switch was wrapping around hitting I (sic) thigh” and also acknowledged the injury to the child’s scrotum in a text message, saying, “Got him in nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the whooping for needed memories!” In further text messages, Peterson allegedly said, “Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right.”
According to police reports, the child, however, had a slightly different story, telling authorities that “Daddy Peterson hit me on my face.” The child also expressed worry that Peterson would punch him in the face if the child reported the incident to authorities. He also said that he had been hit by a belt and that “there are a lot of belts in Daddy’s closet.” He added that Peterson put leaves in his mouth when he was being hit with the switch while his pants were down. The child told his mother that Peterson “likes belts and switches” and “has a whooping room.”
When Peterson was asked how he felt about the incident, he said, “To be honest with you, I feel very confident with my actions because I know my intent.” He also described the incident as a “normal whooping” in regards to the “welps” on the child’s buttocks, but that he felt bad immediately when he saw the injuries on the child’s legs. Peterson estimated he “swatted” his son “10 to 15” times, but he’s not sure because he doesn’t “ever count how many pops I give my kids.”
i got the switch plenty growing up, just like most did apparently.
i didn't get the switch that young.
it never left lingering marks or cuts.
i never had my pants pulled down for the switch.
it was always my mom who used it. never my dad because he didn't need it.
neither parent hit me so many times they lost count. for a 4 year old, my max # of pops would be 4, one for each year of life...just like minutes in timeout. regardless of how many pops you feel is warranted or acceptable, when you lose count you've likely gone too far...esp. with a child that young.
dude was out of control. marks on the genitals? seriously? show some restraint, man. scratch that. the guy should be in restraints. i have dealt with kids who had it a whole lot worse than that, but that doesn't make it at all acceptable.
i think it will depend on the week and who we're facing and the game plan. those guys are still projects and largely just high potential depth players. there are only so many active spots on the roster and you can't work in all the guys you want to see without sacrificing needs at other positions. with limited spots you have to go with what you know and experience to ensure your floor is solid. when you can manage to create some wiggle room, then you might be able to work some of these guys you'd like to see more of and get them more experience, but those opportunities that allow for wiggle room are few....esp. early in the season while you are trying to get your footing as a team.