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Everything posted by Khyber53

  1. 30-13 Panthers. Matt Ryan spends a fair amount of time looking up at the ceiling of the stadium. CMC breaks 100 yards rushing and 50 through the air. The Kid has his best game of the season with three touchdowns and no interceptions or fumbles. Greg Olsen gets a TD.
  2. Good timing on that. If he can play as well as Daley has, we'll be alright.
  3. Sure, but you have to admire a guy that steps up when you shout out, "The pilot's out and this plane is crashing, can anyone help us?" The Kid could have panicked. Grace under pressure is a powerful tool.
  4. It's still a little to early to say he's a franchise QB or a career backup. Right now, he's playing well above expectations and winning more than he's losing, throwing more TDs than interceptions, and having some problems with fumbles. He does, however, seem to have a certain poise that says the game isn't too big or fast for him and he seems to be learning how to pilot an NFL team on the fly. Not too shabby. He's our guy right now, and that's really all that matters. Start worrying about 2020 around March.
  5. After a big letdown in Charlotte, Cox may be more impressive in Cleveland.
  6. Great, the new Panthers facility will be South Of The Border for yuppies. Stay classy, SC!
  7. Scheme is everything, but personnel helps, too. I really think I'd rather see Kyle Love as a starting DT right now than Dontari Poe. And is it just me, or has Poe gotten fatter and fatter as the season has progressed? In Green Bay he just looked out of shape, out of breath and out of position, not to mention falling over his pants and out of his jersey. I'd point a finger at McCoy, too, but honestly, he's been playing better here than he did in Tampa and he's been showing high effort and motor. Love always seems to work hard when he's in the game, and Big Vern is playing like it's a contract year and he's looking for a new home and big paycheck. Those guys are the ones most responsible for freeing up the ILBs and I wonder if the big rushes happen most often against Poe. That's what my eyes are telling me, but I've got no real stats to base it on.
  8. I thought I knew all that I needed to about the Falcons this year. Then they went and killed the Saints. All I know now is there's no way we're looking past them at this point. Dang, that was a wake-up call of a game.
  9. You really can't effectively judge Rivera without putting Cam into the equation. Until this season, that is. Right now, without Cam, we're 5-2 with losses to powerhouse teams in San Fran and Green Bay. San Fran was an old-fashioned ass kicking that teams take from time to time, but terribly embarassing. Green Bay was a much closer game, in bad conditions, than the score would say. Let's ride out the season and see how things shake out. Judge the man on what he can do with a second-string 23-year old undrafted QB, massive injury issues on the O-line and quite a few injuries on the defense. That should be enough of a set of handicaps to give the coach, right? I mean, surely he can't produce a winning effort out of 14 games without Cam, right? Right.
  10. Yeah, wishing that defense was performing better, too. It is what is keeping us from moving up. Is it fixable, I don't know. There have been some injuries there that we really are hurting from... I really do think we are missing KK quite a bit (and I really thought he was not living up to the pay before).
  11. We live in a world where there is macaroni and cheese and that's a pretty big deal.
  12. In this day and age, everyone looks for plausible deniability. It's a sad part of the times, I agree with you there.
  13. Butterfingers. Your list wasn't better, it was cherry-picked and proven to have some short-lived successes there. The most important list is "who would be available" and quite a few of those losers will be. The winners won't. Right now the odds are better than a replacement coach will be much worse than RR. Right now, he's coaching his butt off and getting wins from a team half-made up of second stringers and even a third stringer or two as starters. That kind of coach doesn't just appear out of nowhere like Bagger Vance rolling in from the mists of Augusta. Here's that mic you dropped, you might want to use both hands, it's a bit bigger than you're used to.
  14. We started about as lousy as we could possibly do with that 0-2.
  15. I sure wouldn't be happy with Nagy, Pederson or McVay's situations this year. Lefleur inherited a good base and a HoF QB. McDermott gets to play the Jets and Dolphins twice a year (but, yeah, I do believe he's a helluva coach), Vrabel is coaching lights out and Gruden, let's watch the long play here... he was 4-12 in that first season. Kingsbury... let's not crown the guy yet. Lynn ... those Chargers look pretty bad, barring that upset of GB. Onwards... Zac Taylor with the Bengals, Freddie Kitchens with the Browns, Vic Fangio with the Broncos, Matt Patricia with the Lions, Brian Flores with the Dolphins, Pat Shurmer with the Giants, Adam Gase with the Jets, Bill Callahan and heck, even Bruce Arians is struggling with Tampa. Half or more of those guys will be the ones sending out HC resumes at the end of this season. Not a one of them would be an upgrade. And the good college coaches... they aren't moving. They are kings of their domains with better money and limitless fodder for the cannons.
  16. Yeah, I'm just not agreeing with your take on this. Coaches and athletes play through injuries often and as @Bartin points out so succinctly, we aren't seeing anything here that doesn't happen with all good teams, athletes and coaches. It's just blaming a coach for being a coach.
  17. I think, outside of Center, we're getting there. Daley has been a good find and I think he keeps improving. GVR is very quickly coming into being a vital part of that line. Moton is, honestly, just what we need at RT. Our problem is at center, I don't think Paradis is working out. And Trai... dang Trai, that's on you (to quote Cam once) buddy, because you aren't where you used to be.
  18. He's also having to work more pass coverage than in year's past. He's the best defender on the field and he's always having to cover for someone else's deficiencies.
  19. It's complicated. It's also further complicated by the fact that none of us were privy to the actual conversations last season, or even this season. I'm kind of just siding with Cam and what he has said about this -- he wasn't coming out and he was going to tell RR whatever it took to stay on the field. Everything beyond what Cam said, either way, is just speculation and working from what we see and what we imagine, not what actually was going on.
  20. We do have to remember that Brisset has neither the abilities, star power or stroke that Cam had. People literally wanted to hang RR from the goal post because he sat Cam for one series for violating a team gameday arrival wardrobe rule by not wearing a tie. After the incident (made much worse by terrible play by Derek Anderson) the fanbase and the press just tore into Ron and I'm sure Gettleman and the Big Cat quickly explained to the coach that he wasn't the man to make that call again. Still, a wounded Cam cost us last season and coaching staff should have parked him at least after the Detroit game when it was obvious he was done. Imagine what would have happened had we grabbed Kyle Allen and thrown him in at that point. It might have been enough to just eek out a decent season considering the good head start Cam had created.
  21. Sheesh, I'd throw my hat into the ring but I have no idea how to be a moderator.
  22. Cooter just puts "thinly veiled racist" on anyone he/she wants to call a racist. It doesn't require any proof and gives him this very faint shield of defense. It's a major dick move, but it's his/her go to one. No matter how much praise you may have lauded on Cam throughout the man's career, if you've ever even questioned a single pass he made, there's your "thin veil". It's sad. Cam's one of the great players of the game and certainly one of the standouts from this generation that will be talked about for decades to come. Maybe, in the future, any discussion of his greatness and his weaknesses can be done as just about what the man has accomplished on the field without people focusing it through the lens of race.
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