Things NOT to Watch for the Next Couple of Months


Oh dear me. Trying to catch up on things today so I can get back into the swing of things and Oh-My-Goodness! As Darrin Gantt’s tweets kept flowing in, it seemed as if no progress at all was being made over the last week and maybe we could beat an NCAA College Team.

So I would like to go over a few things that we in PantherNation should be prepared to disregard for at least several weeks. Keep in mind folks. This is just the beginning of August.

Armanti Edwards:Okay, the chatter has already started. He is next years 2nd Round pick. Lets all slow down and remember that Edwards is a “project”. Honestly I still think there is something to look forward to here, but this transition from College QB to Pro WR does not happen overnight. Even Tom Sorenson has said on CatCraveRadio repeatedly that Edwards will not really have an impact until the weather turns cold. So lets just have some patience here. This could take a bit.

Defensive line: Okay, since whatshisface left, a lot of attention is being paid to what the Brayton-John-Brown-Taylor-other gang will bring to the table. Who is going to produce Double Digit sacks? Chances are no one will. So hope for solid play alone. I think we may be on the right track here. With reports of Johnson trimming down and here is something else to think about. the Defensive live will not revolve around ONE single “Superstar” to take the pressure off the others. However, also consider, the onus is now on this combination of unknowns. This could be a pleasant suprise.

Some guy named Vaughn: Something of a great deal has been made about Some guy named Vaughn missing a block and Matt Moore was dead in the water in the path of Jon Beason. I would not be too concerned about this. But just the fact Beason may be more involved in the pass rushing game coming from the Willie spot…this is the point where I tend to giggle evilly.

What about John Fox?: Way to early to even talk about it. Even so, the Cowher people just need to forget about it if the chance even comes up. But then I stumbled upon a pretty good Scott Fowler piece. I really do not know how to comment on that yet except to say, how can Jon Gruden not appreciate Double Trouble?

And a final big thanks to Ralph Vacchiano of The Blue Screen for answering our prayers and doing what generally turns into great entertainment for Panther Nation.

You sir have done a big no-no. It seems that you have dubbed 89 as “The Other Steve Smith”. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Not only will Smith be returning from a broken bone with something to prove, again,(see 2005) you sir have found a way to minimalize the excellence that is known in PantherNation as simply 89. I am convinced that this will become quite clear to you in Week 1, what a colossal mistake you have made, and will realize that.
Please do continue to refer to 89 as “The Other Steve Smith” Please Please Please Please Please!

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