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  1. There's every possibility that the Panthers spoke with Stevens' agent before the draft including money. There's nothing wrong with that. Or it could be that the agent was throwing out figures to the Saints to get as much for his client as he could without having talked money with the Panthers. That's his job. Payton's the a-hole for publicly bragging and the Saints got caught.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/02/panthers-deny-in-draft-deal-with-tommy-stevens/

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    On 5/1/2020 at 12:29 AM, Black&BlueBubba said:

    Here is my point though.  I’m not mad Payton traded and got him.  It happens more than we know in the league. 
    The difference is most organizations and head coaches never would talk about it.   Your classless brain damaged mfer HC actually did a fuging interview and bragged about it.  
    What a classless piece of poo.  
     

    Your sad ass fan base whines like their little head coach who obviously has a complex from his childhood of getting his ass kicked daily because he has the athletic ability of a toothpick.  And then he tries to use a situation like this to make sure he is really a cool kid by bragging about it to stroke his fragile little ego

      But in reality the karma your organization has gotten over the past several years is exactly what it deserved.  

    And just remember karma will pay that whiny little mfer back for this one as well.  
     

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    I so totally agree with you. Sean Payton and his ego are exactly why I hate the Saints so much.

    I do feel sorry for Tommy Stevens. He'll lose the most from all of this in the end.

    But DAMN folks!! You're missing the whole point here. rolling.gif.eaa774a76e4388ddb5887049fcabb0c7.gif

    JOE BRADY HAS ALREADY GOTTEN UNDER PAYTON'S SKIN. 

    So much so in fact that he had to publicly brag about it and get the team in trouble with the NFL by admitting that he negotiated and talked UDFA $$$ during the draft. Maybe the Panthers did too, they claim they didn't, but if you're the agent wouldn't you throw out there some figures as if the Panthers had (even if they hadn't) to get the most for your client? I would. You're not doing your job if you don't.

    And we haven't even played a game yet. Or stepped onto the turf. I'm loving it!!

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/02/panthers-deny-in-draft-deal-with-tommy-stevens/

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  3. 2 hours ago, Asurfaholic said:

    I tried the espn app but it wanted me to connect a tv provider. 
     

    Some of the streams seemed to be watching a 49ers game. Others were so laggy and buffering every 3 seconds. 
     

    Ended up on a sportsurge stream that worked well Enough. I never had this much trouble streaming nfl games last season. Nflbite streams were all trash for me. Oddly enough I couldn’t find any streams that weren’t HD- I am usually content streaming in 480 or 720 if it means no buffering. 

    So sorry. If sportsurge acts up, try the website abc.com. That for sure will be free but no Trey Wingo lol.

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  4. 6 hours ago, ok2h8pep said:

    Watched the Zoom stream at Panthers Draft Lounge - best draft coverage ever from a Panther fan perspective.

    Four people were on there the entire night :

    1) Panthers Media Honey

    2) Jordan Gross

    3) J-Stew

    4) Jake Delhomme

     

    They had guests on all night popping in for about 20 minutes :

    1) Some C&W music dude I never heard of 

    2) Steph Curry

    3) Luke

    4) Ryan Kalil

    5) Tepper

    6) Peanut Tillman

    7) Julius

    8) Draft Pick Derrick Brown

     

    Peanut and Pep stayed on for well over an hour until the end of the show.

    Gross got talking technique and it was educational.   They went through the 'what was your' "NFL Moment" and 'Best Player you played against' and 'What's the hardest hit you ever took'.   Also related stories from the way back machine with a captains camping trip with Jerry R.

    Impressions :

    1) Jake competitive to the point of being a douchebag, but pulls back just in the nick of time

    2) Pep is one of the easiest going guys I've ever listened to.  Not overly bright but quietly knows he can wreck the house if he needs to.  

    3) Kalil - a-hole.  Always thinking he's the smartest guy in the room

    4) Peanut .  Actually is the smartest guy in the room.

    5) Gross - cannot put this guy in a category.  Hard to believe he played left tackle in the NFL - he's just too small and not nasty enough.

     

     

    It was good.  The skirt was pretty good to - she didn't have many football stories but never tried to make it about her.

    Her name, dipshit, is Kristen Balboni. She seemed to have history with Tillman in Chicago; he called her KB. You forgot to list Coach Ruhle. 

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  5. 8 hours ago, 45catfan said:

    Every team in the division besides us are in 'win now' mode.  So yeah, they are buying the essential pieces they feel will get them over the hump.  Us?  We added just enough players so we can actually field a team this year and not have to forfeit each game.

    We'll field a team only if we have WR's and lineman willing to play both sides and special teams.  

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  6. Quote

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    People who do not promptly provide the IRS with information about their eligible children will receive only $1,200 in the near future and would receive the additional amount amount of $500 per child upon filing a 2020 tax return next year, the agency said. 

    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/493779-irs-says-social-security-recipients-with-children-must-take-action-to-ensure

    The IRS web tool. https://www.irs.gov/

    Surprise! If you get Social Security or railroad retirement benefits and have children that qualify, you need to give the IRS that information to get all your stimulus money now.


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    The virtual period will consist of three straight weeks that include classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs that use videoconferencing.

    Of the dozen teams who chose to begin their virtual period on Monday, only three -- the Bills, Colts and Patriots -- will hold workouts, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported. The remaining nine will do classroom work, but no physical training.

    Pelissero added that the quintet of teams under new head coaches will take advantage of the virtual voluntary veteran minicamp. For the Browns, Giants, Panthers and Redskins, they will run theirs from May 11-13, while the Cowboys will go from May 12-14.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001110044/article/12-teams-begin-virtual-offseason-programs-today

    This gets me almost as excited as the draft. Starting to put in the work.

     


  8. 10 hours ago, Basbear said:

    Andre Smith is still on the roster form what I know and hes my favorite sleeper on defensive currently. I see Jones and Gaulden as positives being gone(in defense terms). The other three- Addison, Love, and Elliot I missed and the team will miss too. It is VERY scary that the worst defense LOST  nearly all its good players, leadership, and stats. Boston(ugh...), Shaq, KK, and Burns thats all. The others are either unproven, XFL talent level, or misfit for Snows 4-3 D. 

    Sorry about counting Smith. The number we're left with from last year is 14. And I was simply counting bodies lol, not considering talent, although I agree with your assessment. We've added Weatherly (DE), Burris (S), Whitehead (LB), Kerr (DT) which brings the number of bodies to 18 and this includes any practice squad players we signed to a contract in January.

    So just counting bodies we're about 10 short with 8 draft picks in hand. The class of undrafted FA's this year is supposed to be deep but it's very rare to hit on a gem like Hoover or Norwell. I'm afraid this will lead to Hurney picking for position need and not BPA. And it will all leave our defense (and special teams) for years without the talent a good NFL defense needs to win.


  9. On 4/15/2020 at 6:18 PM, Basbear said:

    Rhule called this teams offense its "fastball", that is the fourth best offense in the division. Same for the defensive, that has a great chance at being worse than the 1995, 2001, 2019 seasons. I feel bad for Snow and crew on defensive, its was god awful in 2019 and they lost Luke, Bradberry, Mccoy, Irvin, Poe,  Reid, Bulter, Horton, and so far Ross Cockrell. Lord help us. 

    To make the list even longer, we've also lost Addison, Love, Elliot, Gaulden, Jones, Smith (Andre). That's a total of 15 players. We had 28 defensive players on the 2019 roster including the practice squad. Which leaves us with 13 players on our defense now. That is both scary and sad.


  10. 1 hour ago, t96 said:

    By the time the season comes around and with the amount of money the league has I think they’ll have pretty solid access to consistent testing for players.

    Oh lordy. If you people can't learn from recent history, I just don't know what to tell ya. Because the NBA tried all that. Playing games without live audiences. Testing everyone. And guess what happened? One player tested positive and the season was shut down. Shut down! Because all the other players and coaches,  etc. refused to take the chance to be exposed to COVID-19, for themselves and their families. All the money in the world and consistent testing did not save the NBA season. It won't save the NFL season either.


  11. Here's the way I look at it. It plays out to CMC being a Panther for 6 more years. Rhule has a 7 year contract. Now McCaffery is to Rhule as Newton was to Rivera. One of the top players in the NFL to help stabilize the team. We haven't seen the details yet so we can't tell how team friendly it is but it is definitely head coach friendly. And that's not a bad thing at all.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Paa Langfart said:

    Is there a you tube link to this yet?  I want to send it to some folks but dont twitter

    I couldn't find it on YouTube. But I got this post from Facebook Watch. If you want to email or text the link, click Share in the upper right, then click Copy Link. Paste that link in the email or text. It'll render just like a YouTube video.

    For those who may not be able to copy the link for whatever reason:

     https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=362687604692144

     


  13. 3 minutes ago, onmyown said:

    One is over. Song written about and affair and has nothing to do with Carolina...don’t understand the love for it can someone explain?

    It is played after games when we win, only when we win. And 24 years ago the crowd was - honestly - surprised when we did win. It has become synonymous with a Panthers victory. There is a tremendous amount of emotion and joy and pride that goes with the Panthers playing that song in that stadium. Everyone in the stadium sings at least parts of it. If you haven't been to a home game win in person, you need to add it to your bucket list. 

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  14. Luke could be as successful as Romo in the booth. IMO if Romo didn't have Nantz as a partner from the beginning he would be far from successful. Nantz drew him out, asking questions, and gave him space to talk. In Romo's first couple of games he was dry and uncomfortable. Luke with the right partner would be just as good. And who says Luke doesn't have personality, especially a good sense of humor? Ah, the good ole days.

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  15. If you didn't file income taxes or don't get Social Security or Supplemental Security Income or Veterans Affairs benefits, there's now a way to give the IRS your information for the coronavirus rebate.

    YOU DO NOT NEED A BANK ACCOUNT TO USE THE IRS PORTAL. A lot of those that don't file taxes also don't have bank accounts. You will need an email address. More questions answered on the website.

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    Information You will Need to Provide

    • Full name, current mailing address and an email address
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    • Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
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    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

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  16. 6 hours ago, TheSpecialJuan said:

    But finding a way to make the most of that commodity everyone gets—time—is something Rhule can do, even without his players all under the same roof. In this minefield of uncertainty, it’s one thing Rhule is resolute on.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/04/09/matt-rhule-carolina-panthers-coronavirus-rookie-head-coach

    Pretty much a sunshine article. "Let's make it all sound good." I take this comment he had for Judge as also suited to Rhule: But there’s going to be a learning curve ... and a team that’ll be relying on young guys in key spots.

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  17. 8 hours ago, Jon Snow said:

    I think most of us expect this coming season to be ugly, I mean really ugly.  Only the most diehard believers think otherwise.   I'm not expecting anything other than entertainment as we watch them flounder around trying to get their footing.  My only expectation is to see gradual progress and some toughness as the season plays out.   This team has been too soft over the last few years and it's high time that changed.

    I have no expectations at all. I see a Chris Weinke type of season coming up. Or worse. What I don't want to see is lineman on both sides running into each other or WR's running the same route or Safeties woefully out of position and my usually optimistic mind can see all of that happening with totally new schemes and language and none of the advantage new coaching staffs are usually given. Teams with established coaches can at least count on carry over from the previous season for the majority of their players. "Coach wants me to see it this way, not that way," "Omaha! means this," etc. We have none of that, nada, zilch, nothing. So what are they doing to offset this?

    And the one thing I learned this off season is to not trust any words coming from the organization.

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  18. Let me start by saying that I hate what they did to Cam and Reid and Olson. I'm also feeling that they wouldn't have kept Kuechly either if he hadn't retired. That's history, it's done. And I don't think they have any step up on the NFL's college scouts for the draft. Everybody watched the same games, went to the same combine. The rest is just blah-blah-blah.

    BTW does our new HC have braces? With blue bands?

    Especially with missing the April 6th offseason workout programs for new coaches, what I want to know is what are they doing to get the players, all new to Rhule and his staff, ready for the season? You can't have a culture without a team and, seriously, right now they have men signed to contracts but they don't have a team. Have Brady and Snow sent playbooks? How often do they zoom with them? Do they have virtual meetings or one on one? Is the NFL or NFLPA allowing anything like this? 

    I'm afraid that without any of the usual early physical, face to face, meetings and practices, especially with a new coaching staff from the college ranks, we're gonna fall flat on our face.

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  19. 55 minutes ago, ladypanther said:

    Did they say when they would be up and running?

    If they did, I didn't hear it. But my timeline guess is that if they announced it on Saturday, they already had the servers and network nodes needed (hardware) in house and connected by Saturday. Software and security installed and testing on Sunday, maybe Monday. Network/internet testing on Monday, Tuesday. Hopefully they don't run into any problems but also don't rush into it so they can go live by Wednesday. And that's with IT working 24/7.

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