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Everything posted by Khyber53

  1. If we take one, I won't complain, but we have some other really big needs. It basically comes down to if there's someone sitting there in the 4th that should have gone much higher... well, you grab that guy.
  2. I hope Reed works out for us, but it looks like we need both guards replaced and probably the center, too. I hope we take Hennessy in the third round for center, maybe work him in at RG for the short term.
  3. No, not quite the Daniel Snyder zone, or even the Al Davis and Sprout Davis zone. I think there is a definite plan in Carolina and we're seeing it played out (with some bumps), we're just not privy to the background conversations and negotiations. I mean, in the Cam deal the unsexy, but most likely case, is that it comes down to Cam didn't want to play without an extension and more money. The team wanted him, but was wanted to treat his last contract year as a "prove it" year considering how the last three seasons turned out. Neither would, or could, budge and in a QB heavy and risk averse free agency period both were stuck looking at nothing really happening. Cam doesn't want just $19 million, and the team doesn't want to either give a longer contract with guarantees OR risk having a celebrity player sit out of training camps as we install an entirely new coaching staff and playbook. So, divorce it is and no one looks good. There's probably no conspiracy behind the massive number of free agents we let go of. It's not necessarily about comp picks, it probably has a lot to do simply with the fact that a team coming off of three disappointing seasons probably shouldn't keep around the same guys who have been lackluster. No conspiracy for Luke's retirement, either. It was neither a slight to the Panthers nor falling on the sword at the loss of Ron Rivera. It's just a very smart young man who can read and understand things (like defenses and medical reports) saying, "I've had all my body can and should take. I've got enough money to take care of myself and my family for life. Thank you, I'm retiring while I still can function and I've appreciated it all." None of this has that crazy ass Daniel Snyder feel to it. Bringing in big time names and vastly overpaying them, now that's the Daniel Snyder way, with the cherry on the top of getting absolutely no performance for the dough.
  4. First, check the source. Anyone can post a video on YouTube. Second, does it make any sense whatsoever? Nope. Third, could it just be someone who is sitting at home coming up with crazy ideas? Yep. Fourth, could there be upper management at the Panthers and another team both sitting at home, bored out of their minds and coming up with something this crazy? Right now, I wouldn't put it past anyone. These are strange days, indeed.
  5. We've been blessed that both my wife and I can work from home. The kids are enjoying school being out and have been fairly good about keeping up with their work online (amazing job the teachers have done putting together a working distance learning program on the fly like this). My only difficulty is right before the virus hit, my mom had been hospitalized for pneumonia (she's 70 and a lifelong asthmatic with other underlying conditions, too). They released her into a nursing home/rehab facility and the place has been locked down ever since. At least I can call her, but if things change for the worse then I won't get to see her again. She's going to be okay, though, I know it. Good luck to everyone and no matter how bad it gets, there are days ahead that will be better. Don't survive the pandemic and simultaneously convince yourself that your life is over. This too shall pass.
  6. Will Witherspoon did more as OLB for the Panthers than Kevin Greene. He is vastly underappreciated for his time here, and the guy was a certifiable genius. Also, I think that if Jordan Carstens hadn't had medical issues, he'd have been one of our greatest DTs ever. That was one of the country strongest players we've ever had. Brentson Buckner was also great in his own way, as one of the dirtiest linemen in the history of the NFL -- he was the master of the double catch and don't release method of tying up the interior of the line. That guy committed more holds than the entire Raiders team from 1988-1996, but was only called for about a dozen of them.
  7. Honestly, if I were a GM in need of a decent QB either as a place holder or someone to coach up my next draft choice QB, then I'd trade for Andy Dalton. He's the safest bet of those left as available right now, and while you would have to trade for him, it wouldn't be for much. Cam, you don't know if he's really healthy. Jameis, do you really want him teaching anyone anything? Dalton probably would have turned into a darned good QB had he gone to any team other than the Bengals. Good, not great.
  8. Let's see how he does on opening day. It's been a long time since anyone in a Panthers uniform could regularly throw a pass 20 yards down the field accurately. I still think Teddy is going to make a lot of us sit up and say, "Hey, that was cool. Wow. Look at that. Maybe... just maybe... he's not bad at all. I was his fan all along." And quit using Game Manager like it was a bad thing. If your QB can't manage the game, then you are going to lose a lot of games.
  9. And that's not to say anything bad about Beason, he was excellent, but Morgan was just brutal out there.
  10. My point exactly. If he's our pick, I'll feel pretty good about it.
  11. Well, not to be too crass about it, but Baby Mama #1 found out about Baby Mama #2 who'd been living above his cigar shop in Atlanta. Such things become extremely expensive, or so I've been told. https://sports.yahoo.com/cam-newton-fighting-baby-mama-035911600.html
  12. Never ever send flowers to your ex, even if it is to say "Thanks for the good times." It never plays out well. Just let it go and move on.
  13. I'm beginning to think he doesn't. And some of that will be earmarked for some upcoming civil cases.
  14. All QBs have to face this at some time in their career.
  15. Is this argument still going on? Y'all broke up for a reason. She ain't coming back. Need to see other people. Get out of the basement and quit moping. Plenty of fish in the sea. Better off without her. Be prepared when she sees other people that this is the new normal. We're going to be fine. There. Can we just move on?
  16. Sometimes the greatest survival skill is to be able to whistle past the graveyard. A chuckle in hard times does the soul well.
  17. You've got to look at the people in their times and what they did for the team. Wesley was probably our first real star that deserved to be called that and there was just something about how he anchored the team and worked to give it an identity. He was also one of those castoffs that seem to be drawn to Carolina and find their magic here. Speaking of castoffs, Jake Delhomme is the greatest of them all. He literally came from the bottom of the league's bucket, sat on our bench for half a game and then inexplicably led the team to its first Superb Owl (after a miracle run in the playoffs). In that Superb Owl he threw the longest TD pass in the championship game's history (at that time) and engineered a comeback in the second half that came one bad kick's distance from winning it. He then went on to throw Smitty to the league triple crown in receiving the next season, and the following year (with Smitty out early in the season with a broken leg) managed to throw to Moose enough to get him the NFC receiving crown and then take the team to the NFC Championship to only have the massive number of injuries to the team bring it to a disastrous end against Seattle. The next three years started well (he was playing his best football ever) until he was injured after crashing his hand/arm against Jonathan Abraham's helmet in the eighth game. After that, and the Tommy John surgery, he was never the same again and the gunslinger started a string of losses and it was all done and over for him. (Honestly, if you look at it, he and Cam have a similar downfall story and both are really tragic and both had half the fan base calling for their blood). So yeah, both deserve to be there. They made their marks.
  18. Sh!t man, he has JJ Jansen and Sir Purr on the list...
  19. Brown, even if Simmons is still available. If we don't shore up the middle of the defensive line, we're screwed. Won't matter if we can get after the passer, or shut down the receivers. Won't even matter if we score a butt ton of points. I'd rather see us pick something else, but when you run the numbers, DT is the most important pick for us and Brown is head and shoulders the best one out there. I'm not saying he'll be Aaron Donald or even DonkeyKong Suh, but if he is at least early years Kris Jenkins, we're going to be much better off.
  20. The list is missing Jake, Wesley Walls, TD, Sam Mills ... Each of those guys left a huge, positive mark on the organization.
  21. We're donating money to local shelters and Meals on Wheels. We're also making sure that every take out order we get is from a local restaurant, no chains. Anything to make the money stay in the local area just a bit longer. One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants already shut down forever. Such good people, it really breaks our hearts. Good luck everyone and we're praying this lifts off of the world's shoulders soon.
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