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Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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BACKYARD BALLER JIMMY "INSTINCT" LEGREE
Friday, April 25, 2014
When he came out of high school, he was either a 2- or 3-star recruit. Translation: decent player but probably won't be a star.
Inserted as the starting free safety in 2011 after a strong 2-pick showing in the spring game, Legree struggled and after two games the young player was used on special teams and from the bench.
In 2012, he moved to the cornerback position and that's where he hit his stride. Not letting his uneven play from 2011 keep him down, he got back up and went right at it with gusto. It didn't take him long to prove to the Head Ball Coach that he could cover wide receivers and appeared in every game since then, sharing time at the position with teammate Akeem Auguste.
You've gotta admire a guy who faces adversity, gets knocked down, gets back up, and is better than ever for it. It demonstrates character, resilience, and a can-do attitude that every NFL team desires in their players.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Don't Mock the Draft, Decide It RD 6
Prince Shembo had 86 tackles, 9 sacks, two forced-fumbles and two fumbles and two interceptions as a Junior at Audrey Kell. Now that is some impressive numbers at that age. Last season as a Junior at Notre Dame, he racked up 55 tackles as well as 7.5 sacks. He lined up all over the field and has the strength to set the edge in the run game and to drop into coverage. He’s the prototypical size too at 6’1, 253 lbs. with a 4.62 40 time. Look for him to contribute on special teams right away while earning future playing time at linebacker. Great Pick PantherNation.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Don't Mock the Draft, Decide It RD 5!With four rounds in the rearview mirror, PantherNation realizes this is the part of the draft that wins championships. (Click here to see picks 1-4) Though a close vote in the latest Carolina Cat Chronicles poll, you want to see the Panthers take a LB at pick #168. Good choice, we need depth behind Thomas Davis and Chase Blackburn. We have AJ Klein who shows promise, but we need more depth for sure. And in the 5th RD we are also looking for that Special Teams Ace if possible. Below are five candidates for your consideration. Vote today.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
People that have been paying attention to David Gettleman and his ways have noticed one thing about him so far. He isn't shy about pulling in lower-end free agents.
There is quite a list of names there, including Ted Ginn, Jr., Drayton Florence, Quentin Mikell, Mike Mitchell and many others last year while pretty much anyone at WR with an NFL catch on the roster right now was signed just this this year.
Fans can "fan"tasize about the shiny newest model-of-the-week WR toy for Cam but after having signed what appears to be a "normal" haul of low-enders, Mr. Gettleman so far has neglected one area of great interest...and that is one of offensive tackle.
I'm not blaming him because the reasons are simple: There is a premium placed on pass rushers and even more of a premium on those who can stop most of them.
Have you noticed how, in recent years, the RB position has been devalued? The trend should continue in 2014's draft but instead of making a mistake in the top-five with a Trent Richardson (and a top-5 RB pick is an anomaly these days let alone to whiff on it), I would be very surprised to see any RBs taken in the first round at all.
The top-3 left tackles will be long gone by #28 overall. Even questionably-positioned tackle Zack Martin of the Fighting Irish should be gone.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Don't Mock the Draft, Decide It RD 4!
So far, PantherNation has selected Mach 7 Brandin Cooks in Rd 1, Hog-Molly Jack Mewhort in Rd 2 and top-flight Corner Pierre Desire in Rd 3. Now you have spoken again and overwhelmingly want another toy for Cam to play with on Sundays. Taking a look at the current roster, Cooks provides the deep threat and home run capability, Cotchery and Avant provide the steady and experienced veterans that will teach the young guys how to be Professionals. Now we need a guy that can grow with Cam that can be that go-to guy in terms of being able to convert on third down and can grow along with Cooks and Cam.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
DON'T MOCK THE DRAFT, DECIDE IT RD 3
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Backyard Baller: Bruce Ellington
Sunday, April 6, 2014
DON'T MOCK THE DRAFT: 3rd RDPanther Nation’s closest vote yet came to a close and our choice is for a Corner Back in Round 3. There is no denying this unit needs an infusion of talent. So who’s it going to be Panther Nation? Vote now from the below candidates to have the next Carolina Island named after him:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Don't Mock the Draft, Decide It RD 2PantherNation has spoken clearly once again. Though a tough choice, your selection for our 2nd Round Pick is All-American Ohio State Buckeye, Jack Mewhort. At 6’6 and 309 lbs., this Hog-Molly sure looks the part. I love this pick at #60, as he is known as a powerful blocker with a lot of traits that the Panthers covet: He is naturally big with an absolutely huge wing-span of 80 ¼ Inches. He was voted Team Captain by his peers, is very durable and can play all five positions on the line. He does need to learn to play lower, as he won’t be able to overpower everyone in the NFL the way he did in college. But take a look at what Coach Urban Meyer has to say about his “tough guy,”and look for him to immediately upgrade our line and make a big difference.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Yes, Panther Nation, the news just broke and I am SHOCKED!
NOBODY saw a blockbuster deal like this coming. It was just announced that the Carolina Panthers traded defensive end Greg Hardy to the Atlanta Falcons for their second and sixth-round picks in May's draft this year AND wide receiver Harry Douglas.
To complete the trade, the Panthers also send reserve RB Kenyon Barner, a rookie who was injured much of last year and ineffective when he did see the field while the Falcons ship the Panthers reserve DE Cliff Matthews.
The Panthers also receive Atlanta's fifth-round pick in 2015.
I would say I can't believe he was traded, but now it makes perfect sense as to why Gettleman slapped Hardy with the franchise tag instead of a long-term deal....it made him easier to quietly shop and trade because there is NO massive salary attached to him.
Trading The Kraken to a divisional foe isn't the best idea, in my opinion, especially given the state of the offensive tackle position for the Panthers. Gettleman just handed the Atlanta Falcons a weapon to use against us that we are incapable of dealing with at the moment.
I certainly don't see a Byron Bell stopping him. A rookie, no matter how good, will be hard-pressed to slow him down, too.