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  1. 5 hours ago, Pakmeng said:

    Tweet is gone. I'm going to guess he took it down because it made Burns look bad and upset Stanley McClover.

    Actually, I took it down because it was from the NFL comms stats hub, and they're not big fans of folks screencapping that data. Judgement call to avoid getting someone in their comms dept up my rear end about it. 

    Stanley and Brian aren't that soft, FWIW. 

    Hope you've had a good one. 

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  2. 23 minutes ago, Luciu5 said:

    Poor song choice. Played out at this point. You hear it constantly now. Also ripped straight from Stranger Things with the Stranger Things music at the end.

    Great video, very well done, but really unprofessional. If Unnecessary Bluntness put this together, it'd be one thing, but from a member of the media, not some random fan youtuber, the music is just underwhelming (more so because of using Stranger Things theme song, not the Kate Bush song choice) and I feel ruins the overall production value.

    Sorry, being entirely honest.

    That’s fair. Honestly, and you’ll laugh, my daughter loves the show, and she met McCaffrey the other day. Her first real “connection” to the Panthers experience, as a new fan of the game. She kinda begged me to use the song lol. I thought it worked fine, but I understand where you’re coming from. Just spitting out some content for fun. 

    I have the entire NFL films music library to pick from, I could always lay one of those tracks w it for an alternate video. 

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  3. Greetings from Spartanburg. 

    Interesting day at Panthers Camp. Just cut a 45 minute recap from today’s practice, with a look ahead to the rest of the week. 

    Will continue to do a new episode each day, including a fan fest recap on Thursday PM/Friday morning. 


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  4. Cleveland was able to utilize 13 personnel (3TE sets) as a pass game tool. The dominant nature of their run game encouraged single high coverage opportunities, and the TE group was 3-deep with reliable pass catchers. 

    The play below summarizes Mayfield’s strengths: play action salesmanship, progressing to vertical reads w confidence, ability to place vertical throws with a relatively high degree of velocity and accuracy. 

    The foundation for his success lies in protection, but just as vital…having the threat of a multi-personnel grouping run game active and healthy, making their early down play action shots a credible two-way threat for defenses to strain over. 


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  5. By the way, some of you may have come across this in the past, but if you haven’t… Here’s the 2005 Carolina Panthers offensive playbook. Plenty of pages on situational football, positional fundamentals, and much more. If you are a football junkie, and you remember those days here, it’s a pretty compelling piece of literature.  

    A few months ago, I spoke with Keary Colbert and Deshaun Foster. They couldn’t emphasize this enough: Jim Skipper was the brain child behind most of the clock management/situational football elements within this book. 


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  6. 22 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

    Agreed, though I suspect there aren't many casual Twitter users willing to dig through a dozen pages of run concepts 😄

    Yeah, it takes a little bit of commitment to actually sit down and work through it. I love it, been doing it for years, and it’s highly instructive…gives me greater appreciation for the process when I watch practices and games.

  7. 2 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

    Makes sense, though I'm admittedly a little iffy when it comes to Anderson on crossing routes because of how thin he is. I think we saw him "alligator arm" one or two also last season.

    Curious, where'd you get the play sheet? I've seen a bunch of things like that posted from Honest NFL (good stuff)

    Honest is a good guy. He’s one of several guys out there I’ve been able to network with off-line and trade some ideas and concepts with

  8. 17 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

    That brings up something I meant to ask @ellis

    John, what's your opinion of Anderson as a WCO receiver?

    West Coast Offenses certainly do make use of deep threats (Reid used to do it all the time in Philly) but the primary skill set needed is the ability to catch a quick pass and run it for a lot of yards. Pure deep threats tend to work better in a Coryell.

    Anderson is certainly a deep threat, but have you seen enough of him as a RAC guy to endorse him in our system? Heaven knows his hands were an issue last year.

    I feel like I've definitely seen him do that before, just not sure if I've seen it enough.

    RA will benefit from getting back into the shallow cross/hitch/pivot route game within 5-7y of the LOS. Teddy fed him a ton of WCO-ish targets in ‘20, and the RAC production was quite good. 

    On occasion, peppered into a 3rdQ situation in which Carolina has established a viable run game, you‘ll see Ben dial up some 2-man route shot concepts, as he did in practice Tuesday when Baker hit Robbie on that 35+ y post off PA.

    From GB’s pass game install in 2012 (McAdoo was part of this install) 





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  9. 11 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

    Hell, last year no spying was needed. Teams that faced as  had all our offensive plays figured out by halftime 😕

    Last year, about 250 to 300 ravens fans rode into town for a joint practice, and Panthers fans showed up in big numbers, and it was like a damn block party, hundreds of phones out. Everybody was filming, and posting, and it was open season. If I had to guess, I’d say that particular practice session had something to do with their new policy. 

    We’re not living in 2003 anymore. If you’re taking pictures, or filming something, it’s not just to have for your own personal collection. Everybody’s running to their social media channel of choice, disseminating the stuff within minutes. So, this is probably the league’s way of adapting, not just Carolina. 

    Oh, and also, there’s something to be said about the social media and digital teams cornering the market on video and photography. And again, that’s for every team out there. Ask Jeremy, he’ll preach about it

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  10. 19 minutes ago, Catsfan69 said:

    You're giving info to the enemy 

    Just about every person in attendance saw 88 motion inside and run a slot fade. The team shot video of it, albeit from a tight angle, and quite honestly…I didn’t even diagram the other routes as they were run, for the express purpose of not being an ass. It was a motion slot fade, one read, simple. For the dozens of other plays I have quietly stood by and avoided diagraming, or filming, or tweeting out info about meaningful schematics…I’m not worried that I’ve cost Carolina “the winning edge” w a GL fade scribbled on a steno pad. 

    That said, I actually appreciate your passion lol

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