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Everything posted by Zithers2

  1. Mid-FA Period Mock Draft (Jets Trade)

    We have Shaq Thompson, who has improved each season. He'll be TD's replacement. Short moving to DE would be dumb as heck. Having his interior pressure and soaking up double teams is what allows our DEs to pick up more sacks. Maybe the best 3T in the NFL after Aaron Donald. Why would we get rid of that advantage... ?
  2. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Might as well combine the two since I really doubt we are beating the Saints. The only reason I have any optimism about the game is because A) the chances of us losing to the same team three times in a fourteen game stretch is (maybe?) statistically unlikely and B) we played so horrible against Atlanta that we can really only get better (especially with Stew, Turner, and Coleman coming back). That's about it. Alvin Kamara has grease slathered all over himself so that we can't tackle him. Brees will kill us in underneath stuff like Ratt Myan did today. Have to hope for the offense to have a herculean effort. No Samuel or Byrd is hurting us. And I can't believe we turned this crap performance in when the Saints lost, giving us a path to the division title. Otherwise, if we manage to win, we will probably head to Philly and I think we could shut down Foles. Then we'd have to put together a pretty huge game against LA or Minnesota. Unfortunately, a Super Bowl doesn't seem likely. Rooting for the Steelers if we can't win because my dad is a big fan. I just really, really don't want to see the Saints, Falcons, Patriots, or Jaguars to win. Anyone else is fine, I guess. Here's to a Happy New Year, filled with the Panthers being sold to an owner who isn't a racist/sexual predator and cares about winning. And finding a GM who is a fraction of what Gettleman or Beane could have been. Sigh. Why was I cursed to be a Panthers fan?
  3. Mid-FA Period Mock Draft (Jets Trade)

    I'd be pretty blown away if the Panthers took a LB and NT considering we're pretty stacked at both positions. Think they'll also avoid big wideouts for awhile after Benji and Funchess weren't a great duo. It is something they'll likely target though. Not sure Falk would fit into an offense that revolves around throwing it deep most of the time. Again, a position we'll have to address in the draft more than likely.
  4. Draft Rumors

    Most reliable Panthers beat writer says 1. Panthers will skip on the free agent RB pool and probably draft someone to replace Jonathan Stewart. 2. Despite almost picking Hunter Henry and OJ Howard, team is probably now looking to sign a TE to replace Ed Dickson rather than draft a rookie. 3. Depending on what happens with FA Derek Anderson, team is probably going for a day 3 QB to develop as Cam's new backup. 4. Will probably continue adding to WR corps in draft. 5. Will probably target a safety in the draft. 6. Not interested in any LBs or DTs given the depth at both spots. So for any mockers.... RB, WR, S, and QB seem like near-certainties.
  5. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Cam at QB, Poe at FB, CMC at RB. Mismatch nightmares!!! We're meeting with Eric Ebron but I would rather go with Luke Willson... Voth says we were talking about a trade for Ebron with Detroit. Blech. Every Lions fan I know hates his guts.
  6. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Breeland is a nice pickup. A large improvement over Worley and Seymour at least. Peppers coming back is of course great. Sad but not surprised to see Stew, Star, and Norwell leave. Teddy Williams is also a Giant now. I expect we will still target a safety (Ron Parker?), guard/center, nose, TE (Luke Willson?), and maybe another WR in free agency. Derek Anderson is a big question mark. If he retires or signs elsewhere, we'll have to draft a QB since there's no way we're going into the season with Garrett Gilbert as Cam's backup... I figure we'll look at a McCaffrey compliment in the draft in addition to more WR, DB, and DE help. Voth seemed to hint that we aren't looking for a rookie TE to pair with Olsen and that LBs are essentially off the board.
  7. Worley is bad. Lost playing time to some dude named Kevon Seymour. Complained on twitter about it. Had more flags than anyone else on our defense. Not gonna miss him. Trading him for Torrey seems kinda dumb tho since we could have just waited for him to be released.
  8. Panthers officially named Marty Hurney their GM.

    harrison butker was a 70% kicker in college. i don't think a single person on earth, except for butker i guess, would have anticipated him becoming so good. and graham gano has arguably been a top five kicker since we signed him. 2016 was his only not great season. he led the NFL in fg% and touchback % last year. i don't get why some fans hate gano so much. anyway this hire sucks.
  9. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Our LB coach is the former DC for Air Force. Forgot his name. Too lazy to look up. We also interviewed Lake Dawson a second time. Hopefully we hire him. Done with Hurney. Was done with him several years ago, actually.
  10. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Yeah, Cardinals poaching LB coach Al Holcomb to be DC. And OL coach Ray Brown to have the same position. I imagine Sammy Mills becomes the new DL coach. John Matsko could be "demoted" from Run Game Coordinator to OL coach, though I'm not sure there was a big difference between the two. No clue who could become LB coach.
  11. Would cry tears of joy if Carolina managed to get Ridley. Not a fan of Harrison in the second but whatever, doesn't matter, we got Ridley.
  12. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    He wasn't fired. His contract was up. He was mostly just hired because we had no other options at STC last year. Probably didn't get along all that well with Rivera. He'll probably latch on with a new HC.
  13. Offseason Prediction

    I would rather gamble on Taylor Moton succeeding Norwell than have lord knows how much guaranteed money tied up in our interior. Back in 2014 Rivera even said Norwell was on the verge of being cut until he got to play with the 1s and suddenly looked better when surrounded by stronger talent. I don't trust it. We don't have an NT to replace Star. His backup is Kyle Love. The market is probably not great (Dontari Poe is a possibility I guess but it isn't like he'd be cheaper than Star). If we don't have a good NT our defense will be horrific. Star soaks up a lot of double teams that allow KK, Mario, and Peppers to feast. Gano just led the NFL in FG%. He also consistently leads the league in touchback %. He's been a top five or ten kicker since joining the team outside of the 2016 season where he stank for whatever reason.
  14. Offseason Prediction

    Ownership - There is no way the Panthers move. They have a lease with BOFA, which has been renovated plenty in recent years, and there is almost no way 2/3 of the NFL's owners would vote to approve a move. The Carolina's are a large market that they'd want to take advantage of. Cuts - I honestly don't think a single one of these will happen except for CJ and maybe Shepard. Not keeping Gano would be flat-out stupid as hell. Same with Star.
  15. Yo Momma's Mock #2 with a 2nd Round added

    Really don't want a tweener DE for Carolina. Mark Andrews would be a great pick there though.
  16. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Glad to see the Saints get eliminated. Especially in that fashion. Lord. That was incredible.
  17. Most Surprising Player on Your Team This Year?

    I was surprised Julius Peppers had 11 sacks in him. Devin Funchess also surprised me, becoming something of a quasi #1. Had more recs, yards, TDs this year than he had in previous two seasons combined.
  18. Norv Turner hired as Panthers OC

    Well we already ran a similar offense RE Matt Kalil sucking. It isn't like Rob Chudzinski didn't learn under Norv for several seasons and then Shula adapted Chud's playbook to be a bit more run-oriented. Perhaps Norv is in the in-between of these two guys and can make it all mesh. Or maybe he'll be awful. I'm more concerned with getting a QB coach who will push Cam. Finally fix his footwork. Make less bone-headed decisions. Shula and Dorsey both failed at that.
  19. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    Also, I hope Norv has learned to adapt a little. He would have been a great offensive mind ten or fifteen years ago. He's never had someone with a skillset like Cam. Olsen also isn't particularly similar to Gates. We don't have fast wideouts like VJax or Gordon or Floyd. Perhaps CMC can become Sproles-esque (but with more running). Armah as the new Tolbert.
  20. Playoffs/Offseason Thread

    I think I would rather lose Wilks, honestly... Really preferred McDermott's defense. More zone led to more consistent turnovers. Wilks put too much trust in his DBs which is a mistake. We coulda promoted Eric Washington or brought in Jack Del Rio to go back to basics.
  21. Norv Turner hired as Panthers OC

    Considering the source is David Newton I would wait a bit for confirmation from elsewhere. That guy never has scoops.
  22. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    I'm disgusted by the actions of Jerry Richardson. I hope he lives out the short remaining years of his life in misery and shame. Anyone who is revealed to have covered for him once the investigation is over should be instantly fired. However the SI article didn't hint at the players or locker room having anything to do with that. Unfortunately it seems like Saints fans are unable to reconcile with the fact that their team was led by someone who is actively interested in ruining the livelihood of others. If you can live with that, fine, but just accept it and stop defending it.
  23. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    The Saints being awful at actually getting bounties doesn't stop them from putting bounties on players, dude. Do you even know how to debate? Just own it. Own that your team is dirtier than Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras.
  24. Week 18: Panthers @ Sain'ts

    There's video evidence that it happened. Bounty programs being in the NFL doesn't make it OK that the Saints did it lol. Just play heel and own that your team is the personification of garbage instead of defending their actions.