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5 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers’ 2021 season


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19 hours ago, TLGPanthersFan said:

Isn’t this one of the reasons why we got rid of Treadwater? We need more than a game manager. 

No matter how strong or mobile your QB is, if he can't manage the game, you're going to lose a lot.

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1 hour ago, TLGPanthersFan said:

I get that. But we need more than a game manager. 

Nobody said you can't be both. And who said a game manager is a bad thing? Brady, at his core, is a great game manager more than anything else. For that matter, most Super Bowl-winning QBs have been. 

This whole thing about "game manager" being a derogatory term is just total bullsh!t. If you are relying on only mobility or a strong arm, you're going to be stuck at a sub-championship level. You can beat poor to middling teams, but it takes an understanding of how to lead and utilize your offense AND the ability to dissect a defense and impose your will on them to become an elite. Without the game management skills and the tools to use them (things like processing speed, football IQ, film study, leadership, etc...) then they will refer to you as a superior athlete but not as a great QB. 

If you can be mobile, have a great arm AND have superior game management skills, then you get to be in the Hall of Fame with a few rings. 

Of course, one of the biggest factors in becoming a great game manager is excellent coaching AND the ability to be coached. Darnold has opportunity at his feet right now... I hope he can literally and figuratively pick it up.

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On 6/23/2021 at 10:17 AM, Khyber53 said:

Nobody said you can't be both. And who said a game manager is a bad thing? Brady, at his core, is a great game manager more than anything else. For that matter, most Super Bowl-winning QBs have been. 

This whole thing about "game manager" being a derogatory term is just total bullsh!t. If you are relying on only mobility or a strong arm, you're going to be stuck at a sub-championship level. You can beat poor to middling teams, but it takes an understanding of how to lead and utilize your offense AND the ability to dissect a defense and impose your will on them to become an elite. Without the game management skills and the tools to use them (things like processing speed, football IQ, film study, leadership, etc...) then they will refer to you as a superior athlete but not as a great QB. 

If you can be mobile, have a great arm AND have superior game management skills, then you get to be in the Hall of Fame with a few rings. 

Of course, one of the biggest factors in becoming a great game manager is excellent coaching AND the ability to be coached. Darnold has opportunity at his feet right now... I hope he can literally and figuratively pick it up.

I think Trent Dilfer is what people think of when it came to "game manager" and that made it a derogatory term.

It's like you're either a gunslinger like Favre or Rodgers...Or you're a ho-hum Game-Manager who does just enough to eke out wins.

It can never be a mixture of the two apparently.

Kind of like a "don't cross the streams/Ghostbusters" sort of thing.  lol

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