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  1. Chardee MacDennis

    Heading into the off season - ID our Core Players

    It's hard for NFL teams to have a core group of guys really. There's so much movement of players in free agency, draft, injuries, players aging out, players just not being what they were the year before. It's crazy. But if I had to try, it would look something like this, in order of importance to the team's future: Offense- CMC, DJ Moore, Daryl Williams, Taylor Moton, Trai Turner, Curtis Samuel, Ian Thomas, Cam Newton. Defense- Donte Jackson, Shaq Thompson, James Bradberry, Eric Reid, Dontari Poe, Rashaan Gaulden, KK Short, Efe Obada, Luke Keuchly I think this team is 1 LB, 1 Safety, and 2 pass rushers away from having a complete defense. And 2 OL, 1 TE, 1 RB (weapon), and a QB to groom away from being a complete offense. Really we are like 8 guys away. Free Agency and the draft should be sufficient but then again it all depends on who is at the helm, not to mention what the team philosophy is depending on coaching changes.
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    Our window has closed

    CMC- 22, DJ Moore- 21, Curtis Samuel-22, Taylor Moton- 24, Greg Van Roten- 28, Tyler Larsen- 27, Trai Turner- 25, Daryl Williams- 26, Ian Thomas- 22. That is a full offensive line plus 2 WRs, 1 RB, and 1 TE. All of whom I feel confident can be contributors to a playoff team. Average age is 24. Larsen and Van Roten, the 1 oldest, can be replaced in draft or free agency with younger options if necessary. Honestly, Cam at 29 years old should be able to find success on offense with these guys around him. But if the window is closed, then you trade Cam and move on. Find the next QB who fits into the timeline of these guys. Hell, Funchess is only 24 years old, so technically he fits too but is he talented enough to be a part of this group? Donte Jackson- 23, Efe Obada- 26, James Bradberry- 25, Luke Keuchly- 27, Shaq Thompson- 24, Eric Reid- 26, Rashaun Gaulden- 23. Obviously the defense needs the most work when talking about a window closing and needing to revamp with youth. But the secondary is fairly young still and if Gaulden can turn into a solid option next to Reid (assuming you can resign him), then you have a secondary with an average age of 24 as well. The biggest issue on defense I think is the 2 former Pro bowl DTs not living up to their billing, and the lack of edge rush. What is required in my opinion is you clean house defensively and find 5 other starters to be the new front 4 plus TD replacement, and bring in Obada as a pass rush specialist. Realistically, this team is maybe 7 or 8 key players away from being a young, competitive roster with lots of good years ahead of them. But it starts with a new coaching staff and philosophy from the top down. If Cam's window is closed as a competitor on the highest level, then you need to move on and get the best possible value for him, maybe a future 1st and a few 2nd or 3rds too. Draft a QB in the 1st round to be a game manager with the weapons already on the roster, and use the draft picks to invest in talented youth on the defensive side.
  3. Missed opportunities. Missed opportunities. Missed opportunities. Other than that I think we played a heck of an opponent and they deserve a ton of credit for what they were able to do against us.
  4. All I can say is those were both bad play calls on 3rd and 4th...you've got CMC in the backfield and need 3 yards. How about a quick toss or pass to him? How about utilize all the speedy weapons instead of Cam? Then challenging was just stupid. I hope Tepper fires everyone after this season and starts fresh. This regime is clearly outmatched week in and week out from a coaching standpoint.
  5. Out. Coached. That is all.
  6. Road game on a Thursday night against a playoff caliber team with 2 legit offensive superstars and a strong pass rush. What did y'all expect??
  7. Chardee MacDennis

    CMC worth the pick?

    Someone can correct this if I'm wrong but I think he is in the top 20 YPC, top 25 in rushing TDs among RBs (with Cam as his QB), top 15 in Receiving TDs among RBs, and top 5 in Receiving yards among RBs. I would say he could even be used more. I wonder how high those numbers go if Cam had actually hit him in the flat on the numerous occasions he was wide open and missed due to Cam trying to make the big play. I'd say anytime you have a guy who the other team has to game plan around, he is worth a top 10 pick.
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    Patrick Peterson has asked for a trade

    Another? Who is the 1st? Lol jk
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    Let's say Heinicke needs to play...

    I don't know what Cucked means. Not sure what you were trying to say there, sorry. But yes I have been watching, and I've noticed Cam is not exactly the most accurate throwing on those short routes. He is either too high, too far behind or ahead, or bullet pass on a short screen when it needs to have more touch on it. I've seen multiple bad throws by Cam in this short dink and dunk scheme, leading to this team not being very good on offense. If Taylor is able to make the short throws with more accuracy, and give the receivers a chance to run after the catch or catch in stride, then I think the offense can withstand an injury to Cam and this team can still win a few more games. Not as many as with Cam, but 10-6 down to 6-10 doesn't really change all that much does it??
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    Let's say Heinicke needs to play...

    Depends. Can a game manager type QB be effective with weapons like CMC, Samuel, Moore, Funchess, and Olsen? All comes down to the OLine I think, because the defense wouldn't have to worry about the threat of Cam running and extending plays with his athleticism and natural talent. I don't know Taylor enough to know if he has the arm strength to make "all the throws" that would be required to keep the defense honest. But if he can dink and dunk well enough, scramble for a first down or 2 here and there, and accurately put the ball in the hands of CMC out of the backfield, I think the offense would be manageable. All about the blocking schemes though too
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    Official Panthers at Redskins Gameday Thread!

    Cam doesn't have time to sit and survey the field because defenses know we have no WR threat, and a weak OL. So Cam was successful in the first few weeks by simply taking the layups, but I am sure he felt out of his comfort zone. Now, to make up for it and take control and do things his way, he is back to bombing stupid passes downfield and getting picked off because he's getting hit as he throws. 5 TDs to 1 Int the first 3 weeks. So far he's up to what, 2 TDs to 4 Ints since he has been back to his old ways?? Maybe follow the game plan Norv lays out and take what the defense gives you, and the offense would look better, feel better, and open the deep game up by taking the short gains early in the game.
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    Official Panthers at Redskins Gameday Thread!

    Head coach's job to prepare the team, both physically and mentally. Especially mentally.
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    Its time to fire Rivera

    Here's my take: I like Rivera for his confidence. His demeanor. His family oriented approach. His players seem to like him a lot and enjoy playing for him. He seems to let Cam be Cam and doesn't get in players faces when they make mistakes. I honestly think he is a good, strong leader. But not a good head coach at the NFL level. Maybe he should be the defensive coordinator? He just doesn't have the management skills in game, nor does he appear to ever have the team "ready" to play. Scheming is poor, adjustments are poor, playing vets when clearly the younger guys are better and should be out there is not only foolish but also costing the young guys chances to learn and improve even more. To me it's not about the wasted time outs, or hiring Norv, or promoting from within, or his stoic look on the sidelines. It's about coming out for each and every game prepared and focused and ready to dominate the opponent, run the score up, and never let off the gas. Win every game by 40. Have plan A, B, C and D ready to be rolled out in game and changed if necessary. And that simply isn't his mentality and it should be the mentality of your head coach. His supreme confidence that the team can pull out all stops and make a play to win at the end every time, will be his downfall. I don't think firing him mid season is a good idea. They need to play out this year and hope Cam can take them deep into a playoff run. And maybe Cam will forever be attached to Ron, and Ron will be here for Cam's entire career because they were just good enough but never champions. But, Cam and Luke only have maybe 5 years left of being able to carry this team. There are some solid weapons and role players around right now. One more strong off-season, and Rivera realizing the young talent needs to be on the field, should lead to a few highly competitive years. Then when it's time for a new QB, it'll be a new Regime in my opinion.
  14. Wow Cam. Is he dealing with vision issues??
  15. Yeah I need an explanation as to why Cam has stopped taking the layups with CMC, and is back to forcing things downfield into coverage when Funch cannot get open to save his life. And what happened to Moore and Samuel? After they did the dirty work in the early going, they aren't even targetted except on ridiculous downfield sideline throws that Cam can't make anyhow? Norv, Cam, Ron...fix this poo!!