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  1. 1 hour ago, TheRumGone said:

    As an organization, there's things you can do better as well," he said. "I'll just say this, for (offensive coordinator Joe) Brady's growth, that organization, they'll have to practice things in different ways. One of the things we didn't do much of when I was there, we didn't practice two-minute (situations), really. We didn't practice red zone ... (But) I'm appreciative of the opportunity and I just keep it moving."


    I have a very hard time believing this

    I believe it’s true 

    this is a very inexperienced, college experienced staff 

    however, he is quite capable of opening his mouth as well, you know, hey coach, we need to do more of this xxx, yyyy 

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  2. 3 hours ago, CarolinaLivin said:

    Darnold has 3 years of experience Vs. a Zach Wilson that is being thrown in the fire after playing questionable competition at the college level. I think Sam HAS to win this game. and if he is outplayed by Zach the media will attack him.

    And they should 

    year 4 in the Nfl and the weapons he has, the salary he has 

    it’s time to man up or get out 

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  3. Just now, NanuqoftheNorth said:

    This seems like a good bet.

    Yep I’m on the West Coast now and all the talk is about the As probably following the Raiders to Vegas 

    living in Raleigh, I’d love to have them augment the Canes 

    Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill is exploding and a great place to live but it’s not going to compete with Vegas 

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  4. 8 hours ago, Moo Daeng said:

    Honest question? Is the schedule release really interesting to most? I can't say I look more than a few games in advance during the season. 

    If a fan travels to Charlotte and staying overnight or if people are flying down for a game, it matters

  5. 1 hour ago, kungfoodude said:

    I don't care about a long TD pass. I care about sustained success. I am not going to lose my poo over finally seeing a long TD pass. 

    I will be impressed with Darnold when he is making smart decisions and winning games. That is the bar.

    Yep  this 

    the game that Darnold leads the Panthers, on the road, downfield for a  victory against a tough, quality  opponent is the day we know we have a QB

    the game that he does the same at home is when fans will start to embrace him 

    until then, it’s just as LG says, ‘another reclamation project’

    i wish Darnold the best but in this league, bravery is called for...and winning   



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  6. 36 minutes ago, Captain Morgan said:

    E:  all the media people said Carolina would take a QB if available, and you had Fields



    Matt  I believe in Sam and he deserves to get the chance.  


    the same guy who said

           ‘I don’t believe in fairness in pro sports’

    come on Matt 

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  7. Passing on Fields damn near killed me 

    The rest, they did a good job as they know, or hope they do, what kind of players they want to coach 

    No matter what we think, or grades we give, this team now has Rhule and Fitterer’s stamp on it    No more Rivera or Hurney   

    The Ws and Ls are theirs to own 

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  8. 15 hours ago, Panther Believer said:

    This guy might not develop to the best pass catcher, and even if he doesn't I'm totally fine with it. He will make such an impact in zone blocking that it will make up for it. If you want to be sold quickly on how awesome this kid (20 years old) is, skip to 2:55 seconds. That's the type of dog we need. I see his comp being more of a Kyle Juszczyk than George Kittle.


    Love him 

    big ND fan, watched all his games 

  9. 4 minutes ago, Khyber53 said:

    So, we grab a guy out of LSU that Joe Brady is familiar with. A guy that has injury problems, including foot stress fracture issue that may or may not have come back up again in his final season. 

    We play the Greg Olsen waiting game with a WR's foot while we could have picked literally any other position where there was more need? 

    I guess, if anything, he'll have a lot in common with the walking wounded free agents we picked up this offseason while they are hanging out in the trainers' room.



    brady, who just loved Teddy 

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  10. 26 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

    Well, OT is thoroughly picked over now 

    Yep. I Feel like when Penei  went to Detroit, they threw in the towel 

    not to worry, I’m sure there is some broken down LT like Fisher or Okung they can rent for too much money for a year 

  11. 6 hours ago, Mage said:

    The thing is, I'm not even saying I think Darnold will work out.  I just think it is ridiculous how quick people want to call a pick bad or say we mortgaged our future before football is played.

    Ya'll do realize WAY better prospects than Justin Fields have done terribly in the NFL, right?  It isn't like anything I'm saying is outlandish.  I'm just asking for a wait-and-see approach.  If we, like other teams, don't think Fields can be a franchise QB, then we made the choice we feel is best for us.  We'd be in a WAY worse spot if we took Fields 8 and he and Darnold both flopped.

    A lot of what you say is true, also LG as well 

    However, a lot of what the Panthers have been doing with QB reeks of desperation.  Lot of people don’t like that opinion but so far, they have been on the wrong side of QB decisions 

    they could just ask easily kept their mouths shut about Bridgewater, and moved on from him draft night.  

    I noticed leading up to the draft at the presser, Rhule kept his mouth shut more. Would have served him well to have done the same post season.

    getting a franchise QB is a lot like poker.  

    The 49ers played it beautifully, the Panthers played it like a Div 1 coach in the big leagues.

     It showed from the

    1. handling of Newton,

    2. to the handling of Bridgewater,

    3. the discarding of Bridgewater,

    4. losing out on Stafford,

    5.  the lusting after Watson

    6. to picking up the Qb with the statistically worst QBR in the league  and because they did that, passing on Fields 

    I am a fan. Nothing I say or think matters but this trend with the most important position in the field is troubling  

    Bottom line, the Panthers are married to Darnold through 2022. End of story 

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  12. 1 hour ago, catnip said:

    We must protect the QB .  There are several OL players available in the 2nd round and the #1 center (Humphrey ) still left on the board . Relax , Rhule has got it .  Eichenberg , Cosmi , Radunz or Humphrey will give us a good draft in the 2nd round .

    Yep. At this point someone young and coachable,  no injury history is a helluva lot better than what we have now 

  13. 3 hours ago, Proudiddy said:

    We have to hope Darnold is who the staff and organization is advertising him to be, because if we had the chance to pick a dynamic, franchise QB and didn't, and Darnold ends up being a Bridgewater 2.0, there will be hell to pay.

    Again, I love Jaycee as a player and had him as third on my meaningless personal big board.  So, I liked him, and wanted him, and he fit a need.  But, I also had Fields as my first option, and he was available at our pick, Sewell was gone, so Horn became the second option.

    Now, if Darnold comes out here and plays like a beast, while Fitt has now put together his version of LOB East, no one will even blink.  

    That is obviously the scenario I'm hoping for, but I really worry we passed up on a real franchise QB with a stopgap in place.  I really think them pushing all their chips in on Darnold will decide the fate of this staff.  If they got it right, they are secure and look like geniuses.  But, if they got it wrong, we passed up on a gamechanging QB with a top 10 pick this year, and will likely finish with a better record than 2020, even if Darnold is bad, which means we are picking further back in the draft...  and as the last few years have shown, it is becoming increasingly hard to land a franchise QB in the middle to later picks.  So, to be brief, if we weren't sure about Darnold, picking in the top 10 was our best bet to shore up the QB spot long-term.

    Again, I love Horn, but considering this staff dumped a beloved franchise QB, that even if he didn't have a right arm, still would've been more productive than the guy they paid 24M to replace him with and publicly gushed over before realizing how wrong they were and trading him away after 1 year...  I'm just really concerned.

    Taking Horn in and of itself is an A+ move in my book, and I love the idea that we just drafted a guy that will shutdown opposing 1s and take away a whole side of the field on his own...  but, as I said numerous times last season, you can get every other position on the field right, but if you get QB wrong, none of it will matter.  And after the chickenshit they tried to shovel down our throats as chicken salad last year at QB, I'm worried about the position, regardless of what else we've done.  The fact we waited to exercise Darnold's 5th year option until after passing on Fields in the first-round even seems indecisive on the organization's part in terms of their belief in Darnold. 

    This article agrees with you 


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