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Posts posted by Khyber53

  1. 47 minutes ago, Santee_Panther said:

    To be fair, Gano was making WAY more than the league minimum. 

    Butker looking pretty good (89-94 <50 yards and 142-149 XP) over his career.

    And apparently, Gano would have been worth the money.

    And we have got to, got to, got to quit crying over Butker. That was a blind date and cup of coffee we had with him before he was gone. We had no real game proof he was anything but a rookie kicker that might or might not be able to do the job. KC's kicking game was so bad they were willing to take a chance on him. It panned out great for them and he got a ring out of the deal. Let it go, he ain't coming back.

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  2. On 9/16/2020 at 9:13 PM, Jon Snow said:

    Bill is going to wring every bit of juice Cam has left out of him while he's on that cheap contract.  I kinda feel sorry for Cam because the Pats don't care if he gets hurt again and Cam's just crazy enough to go along with it.

    In all honesty, Cam is at his best when playing like that and I think he's less likely to be hurt. When he can and does run the ball, he is able to determine when and how he takes a hit. Keeping him in the pocket, behind the line is what got him killed here. It may be a risky way to play football, but sometimes you've got to let a guy play his style to give him the best shot on the field. Also, no coach is ever paid to save their players for future years; they are paid to use the resources on hand to the max and win now.

    But back to Teddy... He's a good, good guy and a heck of a QB and leader. Glad we've got him. Sometimes the NFL just shakes out a certain way and you see your star QB go somewhere else, and if you're lucky you get a Teddy Bridgewater to come in and give a solid foundation. If you aren't lucky, you give Blaine Glabbert or Blake Bortles a shot.

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  3. A bit more weight and muscle mass from a year in an NFL program and he'll be even better. He's impressive now, but he also is still adjusting to the NFL game and the NFL players, each of whom are the equivalent of the best player on most teams he faced in college. There's a lot he's going to learn about angles, impacts and rolling with the punches this season.

    If he can keep that motor and dedication and pair it with some experience, those Thomas Davis comparisons will be right on the mark. He's definitely got some serious potential.

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  4. Jake could throw a deep ball and beyond that, he had a ton of intangibles: excellent leadership, toughness, he never gave up as long as there was time left on the clock, and a deep and abiding belief that the players around him could do incredible things. That's what will take you from being a UPS driver to a Superb Owl QB after a season of heart-stopping come from behind victories.

    His stats aren't ever going to get him into the Hall of Fame, and honestly, his play doesn't present that as even a possibility, but when it comes to being the never give up hope guy, you couldn't ask for a better story. Except for maybe his old teammate Kurt Warner. 

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  5. 38 minutes ago, Jeremy Igo said:

    It has been my observation for a while now that Boston will always choose whatever requires less effort and/or contact. 

    ** deleted because this was inadvertently/potentially viewed as racist. I do apologize for any insensitivities, it certainly was not my intention to do so. **

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  6. 1 hour ago, Jeremy Igo said:

    Hello boys and girls and welcome to week 2 of Carolina Huddle Pick'em


    Gongrats to @Khyber53 for the most impressive pick'em last week. And by most impressive I mean got all 5 wrong. That is the type of raw talent I expect out of this joint. Well done. You make us proud. 

    Here are your 5 games this week. 


    Week 2

    Panthers @ Bucs

    Falcons @ Cowboys

    Saints @ Raiders

    Rams @ Eagles

    Patriots @ Seahawks


    Takes a bow. Thank you. Thank you. Even I'm amazed at my singular accomplishment!

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  7. Reid was a good guy and he was a very good teammate. I think he's a good man for standing up for the right cause, too.

    He, however, isn't a good tackler (you've got to use your arms) and that hurts a team on the backend. We need to go with who we have and let them learn.

    It is also just the first game of the season, with no preseason under an entirely new coaching staff/defensive scheme. It may take time for the defense to gel. It wasn't like we were tearing it like the '85 Bears out there last year. Or the 2015 Panthers. Or the 2003 Panthers. 

    Maybe like the 2018 Browns or something.


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  8. 8 hours ago, The Huddler said:

    We have a rookie HC, a college OC, a college DC, and a bunch of rookies and new guys starting..  with no preseason games to practice even the little things


    ... and we almost won, with flashes of promise  


    We just need to grease the wheel and get our gameday routine worn in a little bit.. make some adjustments, Get comfortable  


    our team is very green in all phases  Have some perspective and patience.  I for one am very excited about the Panthers moving forward! 






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  9. 8 hours ago, CarolinaNCSU said:

    Agreed on next week and just needing to see him more, but the Raiders starting RT left in the 1st quarter. Then, the backup got hurt. 

    We couldn't get pressure against the 3rd string, a backup guard who kicked over to RT.  Not...good. 

    Sheesh, I lost a lot of that in the mix. You're right. Wow, that was bad then. Maybe the knock against him that he's too thin for a 4-3 DE is right. Let's give him a bit more time.


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  10. 13 hours ago, hepcat said:

    I thought the play calling in the first half looked like Brady was focused on spreading the ball around. Maybe they were trying to save CMC for the second half and set the tone. But it seems like they made a mistake not getting CMC involved in the game earlier in the game. He played well at the end, and it was ridiculous they didn’t give him the ball with the game on the line.

    To me, it was basically the same Panthers with new wrinkles. The Raiders are a bad team and I thought they should have won that game the way they played. Going to be a long season.

    And that stings more seeing literally all the ex-Panthers do well today.

    Actually, the Raiders aren't bad. One really good receiver, a pretty good TE, one helluva O-line and a decent QB. That defense, though...

    And you've got to let the ex-Panthers thing go, or it'll haunt you for the whole season one way or another. Live for today and look forward, right?

  11. Burns was being manhandled by bigger linemen today, his speed wasn't paying off.

    The Raiders O-line was as advertised and one of the best in the league in many opinions. Let's see how he does next week. They may need to get some stunts going to get him free. Too many times he went to the line and got locked onto. 


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  12. 12 minutes ago, glitchh8 said:

    Didn't Alex make a one yard first down the previous quarter? So the call didn't come out of thin air.

    It didn't come out of thin air, but when we lined up in that formation again, the Raiders (cannot seem to type Las Vegas) changed their alignment to better stop the fullback dive.

    Should have faked the dive and flipped it out to CMC. Hindsight is 20/20. 

    There will be adjustments. Called the game well for 95% of it.

  13. We looked better than expected, we moved the ball, we made adjustments at halftime, we didn't screw up the clock too much, had a good return game, still ran the ball right into the middle of the pile on 4th and 1 with 1:43 left to go in a winnable game.

    Things are looking better in some areas. Others will take some time.

    Rivera did get the win after five days of chemo treatments and practices afterwards. Perhaps the change was good for both sides. Ron used to be a heck of a coach, he seems to have found something in himself there. Rhule seems like he can be a heck of a coach, too and the pro game certainly doesn't seem to be to big for him and his basically college-level coaching staff.

    We move on, wish the old teammates well and cheer on our new ones.


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