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Khyber53

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  1. I was one of those people. Wasn't making the opinion based upon Paradis' performance, but more so on Elway's complete lack of ability to assess talent (please see rapid degradation of Broncos since he took over). I guess I was wrong on this one, but honestly, a QB is probably the best judge of whether a Center can perform or not. I was wrong. Really wrong on this one. Paradis has been a flat tire on that line.
  2. Honestly, why are we questioning how and why other fans react certain ways. Every fan has the right to cheer or boo as they wish. Let's not be those fanboys who hold others up to some stupid, idiotic litmus test.
  3. I wouldn't start Grier, but keep Allen as the starter to give him more seasoning. Yep, it has been a baptism by fire, but that's what happens in the NFL. Young QBs don't get thrown out there with perfect O-lines and innovative coaching -- they generally get thrown out there in desperation and into injury-riddled lineups. They get beat senseless, and then they either learn from their many mistakes or wither under the pressure. Almost all the good to great QBs in this league started off that way except for Rogers. That's what has happened here. The Kid came out firing on all cylinders better than anyone had a right to expect, but now he has returned to the mean for rookie QBs (and yes, he had one prior game's experience, but otherwise he was as close to a rookie as can be). Allen has to stick with it and suffer the lumps and learn from them. He won't on the bench and he won't get the leadership skills necessary if he does need to be the starting QB next season. I loved seeing Cam play but I just don't have much faith in his recovery from injury this time. Should Grier get into the games? Yes, indeed. If we are getting blown out, send him in, let him see the elephant (so to say). He might do something spectacular, but most likely will do the rookie QB mistake-filled shuffle, but we can go ahead and start getting some of those steps out of the way. Dropping Kyle as the starter, though? No. We may or may not have something in the Kid, and it will take time to tell. If we bail on him, we'll never find out until someone else picks him up and gives him a shot.
  4. Honestly for the past 20 years, if you aren't the Patriots, any appearance in the Super Bowl is an outlier.
  5. Amazingly good take, OP. I'm starting to lose some faith in the coaching staff, but you've persuaded me to stay the course a bit longer and see what can be made of this. I'd said before our coaches were repairing a car as it hurtled down the freeway and they really are doing that. Some weeks are going to go better than others. Either way, we only get so many Panthers games in our lives, we've got to enjoy them however they come.
  6. If Daley isn't suiting up, it's going to be a long day and poor Kyle is gonna get killed.
  7. One on the list that I just don't see is Ian Thomas. He's just not giving us anything -- looked good in pre-season but just does nothing when he gets out there. He only has to be better than Manhertz to see playing time and he isn't even clearing that low hurdle. He reminds me of old Swole Bones who had the look of being everything but wasn't really anything.
  8. Week 12 CAR @ NO 48 PTS IND @ HOU MIA @ CLE DET @ WAS OAK @ NYJ NYG @ CHI SEA @ PHI TB @ ATL DEN @ BUF PIT @ CIN JAX @ TEN DAL @ NE GB @ SF BAL @ LAR 53 PTS
  9. And yeah, I'm always looking on the brighter side of life...
  10. Just looking at Grier sitting on the bench in his warm jacket and toboggan during yesterday's game told me everything I need to know about whether Will Grier is ready to start. He's not. He doesn't want it. And if he doesn't want it, you can't win with him.
  11. Getting the ball out quickly is probably the number one thing to improve to increase your winning percentages in this day and age.
  12. We trade a guy who might never be again for a guy who never really was, plus is eight years older? Just not wanting to be part of any of that.
  13. Whoever played QB behind that line yesterday would have been dead meat. They were approaching the game with a "Do what you want to the girl, just leave me alone" mentality. Kyle didn't do them many favors, but sheesh, the only o-lineman that seemed even unembarrassing that day was GVR, the guy that has traditionally been labelled as the weak link on the line. Even Turner sucked. Paradis was completely washed out. Moton was giving up pressures and sacks like he had lead shoes on. And Concussion King looked like he was still blinking away the cobwebs.
  14. It's not TD, specifically. It's the accountability and grit that he brought to the table. If Luke is the defensive field general, then TD was the weather-beaten, scarred up, tough as nails master sergeant that kept discipline and put the fighting spirit into the team. Shaq is an outstanding linebacker but he doesn't have that persona that TD brought to the field. Somebody needs to step up and be that guy, but I'm not seeing it. It doesn't have to be a linebacker, as Mike Minter long served in that role in the days of yore. I don't see it on the D-line as even those guys seem to be a big bunch of teddy bears, skilled ones, but no intimidation factor whatsoever. In the DB group, Bradberry is just quiet, Jackson is well loud and getting beat like a borrowed mule, Reid hits but can't wrap up and Boston seems to be more of a talker than a leader (but he has performed better than anyone expected). Luke can point out the gaps and predict the offensive plays but he can't keep them to their assignments without TD back there breathing down their necks.
  15. There's a lot of truth in this. I still think he has the "it" factor that can make a starting QB, he definitely has enough to be a back-up, but it is really obvious that there's a lot of wisdom and game skills to learn at the pro level for him. I think he can do it, but there will be tough times. I do like how he has that get back up and fight for it gene in him. The Kid will keep swinging, even when he's getting the tar beaten out of him ... and that can't be taught (see Pickles, errr Jimmy Clausen, for an example of not having that gene).
  16. Funny, the 10th game in Cam's first season was also a loss, with four interceptions to the Detroit Lions, a team about as impressive historically as the Falcons, but less so. Let's not go overboard and kill the Kid for being basically a rookie in a rough game.
  17. For perspective, of those ranking below him, how many of those are first and second year QBs?
  18. Yep, it's a rough road ahead. However, I don't think the team should throw away Kyle at this point. As I stated in another thread, young QBs, even the greats, have games like this. I do, however, believe the window has just about shut on this generation of the Panthers as a team. I don't have a realistic hope that the Cam we all know and marveled over is ever coming back. I don't think we'll see Greg Olsen back next year. I think we are seeing a decline in Luke's game. I think KK is done here (and probably should have been traded some time ago). And, even I have to admit, that Ron has hit the end of his ability. That team played with little fire yesterday outside of a handful of players. I think Marty 2.0 is doing well on getting people, but the locker room culture has become to much "arrived" and not enough "hungry." To much drip, not enough grit.
  19. Sheesh, what else can someone say? Hang Kyle in effigy? Burn down his house? Pack it in and forfeit the rest of the games this season? Cam isn't coming back this season and couldn't under any circumstances because of IR rules except for maybe game 16. Grier come in? Even in the midst of that, they still had Grier sitting on the bench in a coat and toboggan. That guy isn't just not ready to go in, he's not even being encouraged to act like he's ready to go in. Young QB has a lousy, rotten, embarrassing game. They have them, it's just one of those things. There was no moral victory in that ass-whooping we just took. You're making one for yourself in the loss, though, aren't you?
  20. What we need and what may be available to us may be two different things. Hope it's not, but reality and all...
  21. Young QBs, both the ones that don't pan out and the ones that become legends, have games like this. It's just going to happen. He still threw for over 300 yards, but the interceptions were definite killers. Hopefully he learned a lot from the game and can move on. Hopefully, our tackles will play better. Atlanta just whiffed by both Moton and Little were beaten at will yesterday.
  22. Honestly there have been more things about the team's drip than the team's grit for a couple of years now. Some of them dress like James Bond, but play like Derek Zoolander.
  23. Let's let this season play out. There's still a long way to go and a lot to prove. Rushing to the end is never wise.
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