WHY CAM WILL BE OUT OF FOOTBALL BY 2015
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StunGunn Jan 6, 9:43 a.m.
With Stewart banged up, I wish the Panthers had D Williams on the roster, although he's dinged up as well. They made a great tandem back in the day, and it's tough to see Williams having such a great year with the Steelers (sorry, T - I wish he was still in Charlotte!)
The Panthers are also really thin in the corner position, and that's going to be tough - you know opponents will capitalize on that weakness.
I'm going to be a huge Vikings fan this weekend!
StunGunn Jan 6, 9:40 a.m.
Can't stand Jerry either, and agree about him taking Manzel or RG3. Johnny is just a little punk who hasn't learned his lesson; he's been given too many chances IMHO.
Of all the teams the Panthers may face, it will probably be Seattle, as I think they will beat the Vikings. They're the LAST team I want to see the Panthers face, and it doesn't seem right to have that caliber game in the second round of playoffs. It's like Seattle is being rewarded for starting the season slow. But, the Panthers didn't deserve to be in the playoffs last year, let alone with home field advantage over Arizona. I sure hope the Panthers are focused when they play next weekend. To a man, they realize their 15-1 record doesn't mean much if they lose in the playoffs, especially in their first game, at home.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 5, 9:36 p.m.
Can't stand Dallas or Jerry and it won't surprise me either if he goes after one or both. He's very predictable.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 5, 9:32 p.m.
Williams and Bell are a nice pair to have in the backfield - looked at their numbers and they both did a very nice job (4.5 & 4.9 ypc). Big Ben had some nice numbers but threw too many picks. If #7 takes care of it, wouldn't want to see the Steelers either. Agree with ya about Peyton - it was a good idea putting him in against SD (like they had a choice) so he could shake off the rust. After watching him throw, if he were on a baseball field, we might call him "Rag Arm"....but a very good Rag Arm. lol
Cousins has been outstanding, especially over the last several weeks. 'Skins can score also but their D needs to improve. AR could have a field day - hope not. Can't blame RG3's family for wearing his jersey. I would expect that for obvious reasons. He could very well land in Dallas. As far as Johnny Football goes, given the stuff he's done, don't care for him.
Toddler10-21 Jan 5, 6:22 p.m.
True about the Steelers. We can score with anyone even without Bell or Williams. Win the turnover battle and we usually win. The weather will play a major factor with how Peyton performs also. Mentally he will never lose. Sometimes at a point your body just cant do it all the time like you use too. Understand about the moving around, but it will be either Pittsburgh or Cincy in the playoffs. If he gets time he will kill #41 Mr. Blake for us. He has given up over 1200 yards and missed over 26 tackles, but he is still starting. SMH!
Love the way cousins is playing. Did you see where fans at the Cowboys/Skins game were wearing RG3 jerseys and it turns out that they were his family members. SMH. Sounds like to me he hasn't learned his lesson. Pretty sure he knew about it. Jerry Jones would be nuts to take him or Manzel, but it wouldn't surprise me. Him going to rehab was a big joke. He will probably take them both because he loves the attention.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 5, 4:31 p.m.
Agreed, T. Everybody is 0-0 at this point and the reg. season won't help 'em now. Disagree with ya about Peyton and here's why.....was watching him Sunday & he was moving around like Dan Fouts. OK....maybe you have a point. lol
Seriously, time will tell regarding Manning but he should be mentally and physically fresh. I'm with ya regarding Seattle. That is the one team out of all of 'em I would not want to face. Russell is an elite QB and should be treated as such, imo. Yep...the Pats are dinged up and losing 4 of 6 heading into the playoffs is not the way you want to go in. Rodgers is not looking like Rodgers (comp % down) & GB looks very average at this point - he misses Jordy Nelson for sure.
'Skins are playing better than usual but when you're used to being on the bottom, there is only one way to go. Secondary is banged up. Panthers just need to focus - losing Tillman hurts a little. Wonder about some of the others going in. NEVER count the Steelers out.
Toddler10-21 Jan 5, 12:58 p.m.
Regular season is over so let's leave it there. B I still think father time has caught up with Peyton. He wont be playing the Chargers in the playoffs, but we will see. Wouldn't want to play Seattle. Brady and Co. have too many injuries, as great as Brady is he cant do it alone. Skins will beat the Packers. Rogers hasn't look like Rogers all year (Jordy Nelson). Cousins and their running game has been lights out. Panthers seem a bit cocky, but hey they are 15-1. Don't trust my Steelers secondary, but It's all about the pass rush. Hope D Will can go and Ben doesn't throw picks like he did in the regular season. Panthers/Steelers Super Bowl. Who else would I pick. LOL!
StunGunn Jan 4, 12:08 p.m.
Happy New Year to you as well, uBnice!
I remember the last regular season game the Panthers lost - the debacle at Minnesota in 2014 - who knew they'd go on and keep winning, until they lost to Atlanta a week ago. Yes, it's been a wild ride, and the roller coaster is still running.
I hope they don't have to face Seattle in the first round of the playoffs- they will be a tough out. Hope the Panthers get some of their key players back for the playoffs.
uBnice Jan 4, 11:12 a.m.
Hey StunGunn! Happy New Year!
It has been quite the rollercoaster ride with the Panthers and Newton. But for fans of the Panthers like you and me, it is fun! As you have stated, the title of this long-standing thread is proof positive how Newton and the Panthers have been viewed. Newton will be the 2015 NFL MVP with the best record in the NFL! 15-1 and it was fun watching! Up and down. Around and about. A rollercoaster ride!
The road to the Super Bowl runs through Charlotte! Who would have thought?! Now us Panthers fans have to prepare for the SuperBowl rollercoaster ride. I am happy! :-)
StunGunn Jan 4, 10:36 a.m.
Glad to see you found this thread. So far, it's been a great reprieve from the smack that goes on in the other forums.
I didn't like some of Gettleman's moves either. It's tough to watch other players like DeAngelo Williams having terrific careers - for other teams. But Gettleman has proven he knows what he's doing.
StunGunn Jan 4, 10:31 a.m.
Yesterday's Seattle/Arizona game shows how dangerous Seattle is. Glad the Panthers have home field advantage. Seattle will be one tough team to beat, and Arizona won't go down without a very good fight either. Charlotte, Seattle, and Arizona are the three best teams in the NFL IMHO.
StunGunn Jan 4, 10:28 a.m.
Of course we remember when Cam was doubted - just look at the title of this thread! There were still some talking heads doubting him THIS season, even when the Panthers were undefeated.
uBnice Jan 4, 9:25 a.m.
Yes sir. I remember. And I also remember you behind Newton from day 1!
But those in the know knew that Newton had to have help. Who knew that the Panthers would build that help in-house.
I am one who was extremely critical of the GM Gettleman. Now for me, the guy is a genius.
mittnfriends Jan 4, 8:44 a.m.
Not LeChosen, that's for sure.
Real chosen ones get drafted to franchises that know how to build a winning team. One where you have arguably the greatest coach of all time and the front office adds pieces like Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O'Neal, and Pau Gasol to go along with the best player in the game. LeBron's incredible career will go down as just a fluke. He literally had to leave Cleveland for them to realize the recipe. A real chosen one could've made them understand that without walking out.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 4, 6:36 a.m.
LeWho? Is that the same guy who couldn't get it done in Cleveland, did some winner shopping, hooked up with the Heat, and later chose to return to a certain city after feeling a little guilty over....The Decision?
What's up with all the Jim Kelly stuff lately? When I think of Jim, I think of a drinking town with a football problem.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 10:33 p.m.
Agreed...heck of a run by App. State on their way to 3 straight titles. Really enjoyed that win over the big, bad blue crew out of Ann Arbor.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 10:28 p.m.
+1.....I always get a kick out of those who attempt to get fans to embrace the current format. We all know an expanded playoff is a bad idea. Just look at the FCS, March Madness, and the college baseball playoffs. Plus, nobody really follows pro ball because of that playoff thing. Give me a glorified bowl game 24/7....lol.
D, it is my hope that they will one day get this right where D1 football is concerned. We can dream.....
carolinadreaming Jan 3, 10:20 p.m.
Congrats to the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton on a terrific regular season. This is the first time the panthers have ever finished 15-1 and earned the #1 overall record.
With the terrible day Tom Brady had and with Carson Palmer and the Cardinals getting demolished by the Seahawks it's now safe to say Cam Newton is this seasons MVP.
mittnfriends Jan 3, 10:03 p.m.
Anyone remember when one would have to argue the fact that Cam was well on his way to becoming an elite QB? Not only is he now that, but he's the MVP for an entire regular season.
This is my testimony and I hope it inspires all of you to hold strong to what you believe and don't let the skeptics break your faith.
mittnfriends Jan 3, 9:55 p.m.
"Chosen... Good Lord"
Seems legit. I believe. I will now worship. If Cam gets an MVP and SB ring this season, I'll be opening the Church of Cam. I will teach the children that Cam and Chosen are one and the same. My congregation and I will be tasked with the initial mission of convincing anonymous players from the 2011 Pro-Bowl that, no matter how hard it maybe, they must ask Cam for forgiveness and accept his son as the way.
LeBron was chosen to test the world's faith in MJ.
sweet D Jan 3, 8:53 p.m.
wow, sure loved the ASU ride to titles back in the day, and congrats to them for a great season in fbs and first bowl win
sweet D Jan 3, 8:51 p.m.
no doubt, the way houston whipped fsu makes me think they should've had a shot
gotta have 8, minimum......only 4 slots and 5 P5 conferences????,,absurd
sweet D Jan 3, 8:46 p.m.
so have the fins, just horrible this year, but glad to get rid of fildirt, uh, filbin
he aint the only problem, not impressed with tanneyhenne, uh tanneyhill
but whipping the pats & brady today somehow made me feel better bout this season!
sweet D Jan 3, 8:43 p.m.
hope all is well...
sweet D Jan 3, 8:42 p.m.
way to go Panthers!!
get some rest and get ready for second round @ home for as long as they advance
ready for Stew to get back, but the rook is rockin'!
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 8:25 p.m.
Jets....it's the Jets, no surprise there.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 8:14 p.m.
Is that the guy who keeps losing NBA Finals? He ain't no Jordan, never will be. lol
Panthers - Chosen's team of choice took care of business. MVP choice an easy one at this point. Heck of a job by Cam & the Big Cats...15-1.
Cards - bad way to end
Seattle - very dangerous
Broncos - Peyton comes back & leads 'em to a #1 seed in the 2nd half. Did the time off rejuvenate #18? He should be well-rested. Here come the Broncos...
Pats - choked
Steelers - TCB
KC - TCB
Texans - TCB 'Skins - "YOU LIKE THAT!!!" Kirk becomes the first 'Skins QB to throw a TD in all 16 games, breaks the 'Skins single season passing yardage record by going for over 4100 yards with 29 TDs/11 picks, completes 70% of his passes (off the charts), and had an incredible year. Great season for Cousins and rookie Jamison Crowder - now sharing space with 'Skins great Art Monk. Great season by Jordan Reed too.
Ready for the playoffs.
StunGunn Jan 3, 7:08 p.m.
Thought that might be a tribute to LeBron - thought he was referred to as "the chosen one".
Watching the game now. Cats looking good!
StunGunn Jan 3, 6:55 p.m.
First thing I thought of was it being a tribute to LeBron - thought I remember him being referred to as "the chosen one".
Watching the Panthers game now. Bersin just coughed up the ball and Tampa is close to scoring. Dang.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 12:08 p.m.
Was Kanye and the Kimdashians behind this?
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 12:02 p.m.
Saw where Cam named his kid, 'Chosen'. Can't stop laughing about that one. Good Lord! haha
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 9:55 a.m.
Looking forward to watching a dynasty, North Dakota State, go for their 5th straight FCS NT. Beats watching some team get boat raced in a participation trophy bowl...lol
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 8:55 a.m.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 3, 8:52 a.m.
There was a time when I looked forward to the bowl games. Then I realized the national champion was just the media's flavor of the month and not really the true champion at all. Because of the $$$$ involved, certain powers have no interest in doing this the right way and crowning a legit national champ. The only true way to determine that would be to have a legitimate, expanded playoff and allow it to be settled on the field by many, versus a select few each year. Last season, thanks to Larry Culpepper, they expended to 4 teams...lol
On a serious note, seems as though a select few are always in the discussion while most are overlooked. The participation trophy bowls no longer work for me. Just a personal thing but I refuse to watch teams with fewer than 8 wins. Agree with ya though, there were several blowouts, and there were quite a few teams who had no business playing in a bowl. At least the FCS has a clue.
StunGunn Jan 2, 10:45 p.m.
They're missing a lot of players on offense, but I agree with you - if they can't win the game against the Bucs at home, they don't deserve home field advantage. I sure hope they find a way to win!!
Happy New Year to you, B!
Don't know about you, but most of the bowl games were a bust - very one-sided wins with teams looking overmatched.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 2, 3:02 p.m.
Yep....but if they can't beat a 6-win team at home, they don't deserve home-field. They should be able to find a way. If not, bad way to end the reg. season.
Toddler10-21 Jan 2, 11:14 a.m.
I know right Mitt. Steelers made him look like Montana. Now Austin Davis for the Browns. Wouldn't be surprised if we lost that one also. Bills would love to keep the Jets out and Browns would love to keep my Steelers out.
mittnfriends Jan 2, 11:06 a.m.
It doesn't seem like it'll be a walk in the park with Stewart, Ginn, Whitaker, and Coleman out; but, with last week's loss and over a week for Cam to acclimate to fatherhood their focus should be there at least.
mittnfriends Jan 2, 10:59 a.m.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 2, 10:49 a.m.
Happy New Year, Gunny. That is one game where I expect the Panthers to win. They are missing a couple of players but they have to win this one.
bishopdiamond5 Jan 2, 10:46 a.m.
The 'Skins have been getting punked for years...lol
bishopdiamond5 Jan 2, 10:45 a.m.
Good point, D. Division games, rivalry games, etc...ya never know. Agree with ya....wouldn't be surprised to see the Bills mess things up for the Jets. After all, it's the J E T S...Jets, Jets, Jets..lol
StunGunn Jan 2, 9:39 a.m.
Hey D - Happy New Year.
True about divisional games. That said, I sure hope the Bucs don't punk the Panthers tomorrow! Winston has improved a lot since their first meeting. Waaaay too much on the line for the Cats to come out as flat as they did last week at Atlanta.
Toddler10-21 Jan 2, 9:39 a.m.
Punking my Steelers, you are right Sweet D. LOL!
sweet D Jan 2, 9:11 a.m.
you cant call a division game, to many variables....look at the ravens punking the steelers
i would not be surprised to see the bills win, its their super bowl(and rexs')
Toddler10-21 Jan 1, 12:24 p.m.
Congrats to Cam!!
mittnfriends Dec 30, 8:14 p.m.
Cam and his "longtime girlfriend" had a baby on Christmas day.
bishopdiamond5 Dec 30, 4:40 p.m.
+1...You would think any coach would want the ball first in OT with the Wolverine behind center.....? SMH at that one.
bishopdiamond5 Dec 30, 4:25 p.m.
I was surprised to see the Eagles let Kelly go. Thought he would get another year.
Tough way to end the season for the Heels, Gunny. The UNC D had some serious problems with Baylor's running game. Saw where one of the UNC players said they hadn't seen that kind of speed. Plus, they had the fumble in the end zone that didn't help. Was a very entertaining game with all the scoring. Nice season and something to build on.
Toddler10-21 Dec 30, 1:08 p.m.
Coach didn't give Brady the ball in OT? Something sounds fishy, but hey its the Pat's!
If we hang 30 on Cleveland and win my question is, Why didn't you do this last week? We have won nothing with this so called high powered offense over the last 4 years. Give me a great Defense and average offense. We won two super bowls with slow Hines Ward and Nate Washington, but what a defense Porter, Polamalu, Hampton, farrier, Taylor etc..
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