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  1. I thought the offense looked good in the first half, so maybe we can chalk it up to their halftime adjustments, particularly as their HC was an elite level DC for years.
  2. If you don't live in NC, you've only got 2 options if you don't have DTV..... Stream it at home, or watch it at a bar. Prior to 2020, I had no issue spending the afternoon at BWW to watch games, but I'm still not ready to sit in a bar for 3+ hours to watch the game, so streaming at home is the only option to watch the game. Also... I don't watch on my computer, I plug my laptop into my projector and have it projected onto my wall at the equivalent of a 140" screen, not too shabby of a way to watch the game.
  3. Anyone have some good suggestions for sites to find streams of the game here for week 1? Can't wait for there to be a standalone option since I've never had DTV, definitely will order it on whichever site has it, but for now still need to find those streams unfortunately.
  4. Honestly, would they even be able to sue them? Nobody is forcing them to get the vaccine, even if there is a mandate, they don't HAVE to take it, they just can't be employed by an NFL team. That's still the player's choice in the end to take the vaccine or not, so not sure they would have any legal grounds to sue the NFL. If you could sue over a vaccine mandate, I'm guessing you wouldn't have any schools or employers instituting a mandate as it would be too much of a legal liability.
  5. Not deserving of first ballot, but I also have a higher standard for first ballot than most, I think they should be reserved for the a very few upper elite of even HOF standard, such as a Peyton or Woodson this year. Love me some Smitty as much as anyone else here, but he's not on the level as someone like those two. I don't think Calvin should have even sniffed a first ballot, great career, but it was shorter than most HOF careers and he did it in an offense and a QB that just chucked it downfield all game long, no kidding he was able to put up stats. I was unsure of Smitty ever getting in when he retired, just cause of the log jam of WRs still out there, but a lot have been getting in finally since he retired, and as someone else noted, him being on the NFL Network has been huge, particularly since he's entertaining to watch. He'll likely get in somewhere in his 2nd to 5th year of eligibility, which I think is fair for someone who had the career he did, if he won a ring I think he'd push for a first ballot.
  6. The only numbers we should have retired right now with no questions asked is 89 and 90. While I understand that you can't retire all numbers, and we're still a young franchise, those two players represent the next level of greatness, it's hard to enter into the NFL after 40 years and be competitive in less than 10 years as a franchise, those two are the reason why, no if's, and's, or but's about it, retire both of those numbers yesterday. I'd put 59 VERY close to being a lock to be retired, probably like 90% currently and after he ends up a first ballot HOFer I'd put it in that same category. If it were up to me, 51 wouldn't even be retired... as much as Sam means to this franchise, it's not really because of what he did as a player, it was when he was a coach. We've completely adopted "Keep Pounding" so much that it's stitched in our jersey's and is a set in stone motto of this team forever, to me, that's more than enough respect for what Mills meant to this franchise, more than retiring a jersey ever could mean. I'm guessing most football fans couldn't tell you he even played for us, let alone what number he wore, but I'll bet many of them who have no idea about those things, still know the Panthers motto is "Keep Pounding." Then it comes down to #1... while I wouldn't retire it right now, I still wouldn't allow anyone else to wear it, and then when Cam retires and ends up back in the Panther family, just like Smitty did, that's when it gets retired. Those are the players that built this franchise, anyone after them is going to take something truly special to break into the retired number status, as most franchises have less than 10 retired numbers, and they've been around 2-3x as long as we have. And yes, that even includes guys like CMC, he's been great so far, but he'll still need to make a Luke-esque impact, if not greater, to get to that level. And to be honest, if he changes to 5 from 22, he has to start from scratch, nothing he accomplished in 22 counts towards getting either number retired, love the guy, but he's not Kobe. Beyond that, I see no current players even in the discussion to get on that path, love me some Chinn, Burns, and DJ, but it's FAR too early to even consider putting them in the discussion of even being on the path to jersey retirement.
  7. My favorite part is that these guys are sure to be caught thanks to the cameras. In a time where EVERYONE has a facemask right now, why you'd break into a multi million dollar home and NOT put on a mask before doing so, is just so dumb, you have to assume/know that the house likely has cameras.
  8. Great to hear the little guy came thru the surgery well, here's to a speedy and full recovery so the entire Olsen clan can hopefully pound the drum before week 1, that would be one hell of a sight to see.
  9. Honestly, I'd prefer we have no legitimate backup QB. This team is not built to be competitive with a backup QB, if Darnold sucks and/or gets hurt, I'd rather we have a scrub in at QB who will cost us games and thus drive up our draft pick for next year to either draft a stud QB, or if Darnold is good and just misses some time due to injury, it gives us high picks each round to continue building out the roster
  10. Man this is some bittersweet news, awesome for the Olsen family, but as you said, as awesome as that is, it’s equally sad knowing it means another family just lost a young child.
  11. I don't mean this to come off wrong, but I'm honestly not educated on this kind of stuff and I'm curious, but... Is this a good or a bad sign? Is it good that he's on the list or is it bad in the sense that it means the situation is more urgent and dire for the little guy now and that's the only reason he was just put on the list? Or maybe it's a bit of both? Either way, my thoughts and prayers are with the Olsen family, nothing but an absolute class act from day 1 and will forever be among the all time great Panthers. Keep Pounding TJ!
  12. While I wouldn't be upset if we traded I'm if we got something really good in return, but while I don't really expect/want him to be back next year, I still want him around this year. I think it would be good to have Marshall as the #3 this year to learn and not have as much pressure on him. Then after this year, if Robbie just loved Rhule so much that he's wiling to stick around on like a 7-10 million a year deal, then I'd love to have him stay. But if he's going to want 10-15 that he likely could get if he puts up another 1,000 yard season, then we just have to let him walk as the money is better used elsewhere. And I'm not so sure I even want to get a comp pick for him, I'd love it if we were active in Free Agency next year and brought in a difference maker or two, who would cancel out any Robby comp pick.
  13. It will be Dallas since the league can force them to do it, short of someone else major, like KC or TB, deciding they want to do it, nobody will bring in bigger ratings than Dallas, so the league is likely to go that route.
  14. If CMC wants to change his number, Tepper should just cover the cost, it likely would net him more money on the backend when they sell even more CMC jerseys due to the new number
  15. If I was the Chargers, I'd go all in to get him. They just did an impressive re-build of their OL this year, Herbert looks legit, and putting him behind that line with Allen on one side and Julio on the other, would be near impossible to defend
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