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  • Birthday 07/08/1967

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    I certainly bleed my Panther blue, and have followed the team so long, that I'm beginning to feel like history as opposed to remembering history. That being said, I follow the Panthers very closely and am truly a Panthers fanatic in the best sense of the word.

    In addition to following the Panthers and the NFL, I also write poems and essays regarding different aspects of race relations in America, and sometimes the world. You can see some of my poetry at blackpoems.net, and perhaps more importantly read my essays on race at racerelations.net. Yes, I know that dealing with racial issues can seem somewhat taboo at times, but my goal is to provide forums where people can at least open up a dialogue and discuss racial issues forthrightly, but respectfully. It is my dream that people will get to a point where, like Dr. martin Luther King expressed, people will be judged by their character and not skin color. Moreover, I have been known to write reviews and opinions on different aspects of the wireless industry, and other issues that affect consumers.

    Lastly, I am a family man who works a penny ante job, enjoys sports and very few TV shows, and plays video games. I am in some ways the quintessential "starving artist", who somewhat revels in being a rebel and covets a Bohemian lifestyle.


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  1. The Lions, a statement game...? That's really going out there on a limb...
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    There's dumb, then there's Le'veon Bell....

    To suggest that Bell is beyond "dumb" for holding out highlights your lack of understanding of the totality of the situation. First, he's already a multimillionaire. Secondly, he's taking a stand, not only for players in general, but for those at his position which has been devalued. Third, he has another big payday coming regardless (and is totally healthy). Fourth, you think Earl Thomas doesn't wish he would have taken Bell's approach? And, last but not least, money isn't everything.
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    Ross Cockrell - Difference Maker?

    I don't think he's necessarily a "difference maker," but he should be adequate insurance, at least for Bradberry. I think Ajax can be really special, with his speed, ball skills and attitude, so I don't think Cockrell or anyone else on the horizon will be as big of a difference maker as he can be.
  4. No one was celebrating the Smith trade, it was more like: Honestly, I never expected him to play that large of a role due to Samuel and Moore. Poe has been a little disappointing, but I don't see that big o' deal. At worst he is a marginal downgrade from Star, and his salary reflects that. He takes up space with the best of them. Anderson, was obviously insurance for C-Mac, and his salary reflects that. The way that C-Mac has been playing, I can live with Anderson on the bench (though, personally, I would get him more involved). I was never overexcited about any of these guys, just analytically thoughtful about the acquisitions.
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    Offseason moves we need to make

    :^) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Somebody's got to do it. I don't, but I appreciate those that do.
  6. Nah, man. This is something you concocted in your mind. The team is tough as nails, even in adversity. The culture is not to quit. There are too many professionals in the locker room to ever manifest these types of machinations.
  7. It was some phucking bullshit, and most longtime, sane NFL fans know it. But the McDonald TD was even worse in some respects. It was a blatant disregard of the rules.
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    To those claiming the NFL is rigged...

    I don't believe in my heart that it is rigged, but the fact that they didn't really review that TD that wasn't a TD by Vance McDonald was one of the worst calls I've ever seen. No way that should have been a TD. Just no way!z
  9. Hell, they aren't invincible. Notwithstanding the terrible game against the Steelers, we still aren't patsies. We're a tough out, especially in December, January, and even February if you tell the truth.
  10. Both players should have at least 5 good years left. Luke is only questionable because of his concussion history. I've seen QBs and MLBs play at a high level well into their thirties.
  11. They're O-line ain't one of them.
  12. You aren't the only one who raised points and/or were keenly aware of the team's weaknesses. As for me, I've always said that historically we won't know what kind of team we have until the end of September at the earliest, and more than likely until mid to late October. That's just pretty much the way it has been due to our inconsistencies and weaknesses throughout the years. It was the same under Hurney 1.0 and Gettleman. I think that---would like to think that we are on the precipice of getting that consistency and entering the top tier of teams under Hurney 2.0, but we'll see. We're going to have to shore up the O-line before we can be considered "for real." That's been the case for years now. But anyway, personally I don't make projections before the season begins, and within that same vein, I think it's pretty pointless to set expectations, positive or negative, until we see what we're working with as a team on an island, and as compared to everyone else. Sometimes deficiencies can be masked pretty well. Unlike @Proudiddy, I think Rivera is more positive than negative because even with some pretty average to bad personnel, we've achieved more than I thought we could during his era. On an off note, we had a real chance to "bring it on home," but Gettleman just screwed it up. Now we're a year to three years away.
  13. We began the season with a suspect O-line, then suffered injuries which made things worse. There was no LT to get this past offseason, and that's still our biggest weakness. Bradberry is not a shutdown corner, and never has been. He is hot and cold. Adams is playing fairly well, but he is getting old. And, speaking of old, our legit edge rushers aren't getting any younger. A youthful talent infusion is essentially a must. Our weaknesses bit us in the butt against the Steelers, and unless we just flat out win some offensive wars, we aren't good enough to overcome those weaknesses against elite teams. If we invest in the defense and especially the O-line this off-season, we will be ready to seriously and legitimately contend for a championship on both sides of the ball next season. To win it all this season, we're going to have to outscore people, or miraculously become the Incredible Hulk on defense as opposed to David Banner. Anything can happen though. I am still hoping that we can go all the way, but not counting on it. I'm going to enjoy my team for the rest of the season in any event.
  14. Yeah, we pretty much looked like trash last night, and we've taken a noticeable step back this season, but we're going to have to invest in the defense on the edge, and in the backfield. Until we do that, we'll be middle of the pack. We'll dominate bad to average offenses and look pretty much shitty against the elite ones.
  15. All I know is that his helmet was probably a couple inches at most off Cam's face guard.