Some of the Last Hot Winds of August

Just going to hit on a couple of things.

DISCLAIMER: The game that you watched Thursday night was a preseason game. It really meant nothing. Also it was only the first one. As much as I enjoyed the play of Greg Hardy and Jimmy Clausen, I think we should just take a deep breath and watch what will unfold. Let’s give it some time and see what happens.

Now…That said, I would also like to point out that while there are problems (and I hope John Fox looks at them NOW and not in December), do not fret it just yet. I am just glad to not hear the phrase “panic button” like we heard last year. So when you see articles like this, just calm down and lets see what happens over the next two weeks.

Moving on….

Preseason predictions have become a pet peeve of mine and I do not like doing them. Every year I find myself questioning this one or that one but finally, after all the predictions I have read I have found the “Mother of all Pre-Season Prediction of NFC South Division Winner Fails.” This I promise you, is worth a good laugh. After I put this here, I will just leave it and let this FAIL stand on it’s own.

Now the defensive line upgraded greatly when the team signed Peppers from Chicago. He brings his 10 1/2 sacks in 2009 which doubled the highest amount by a Panther in 2009. (Brayton finished with 5). This should b a immediate upgrade yes, but my question is who else on that line will draw double teams so that Peppers will only get one on one blocking? Well the Panthers went out and drafted Hardy at the other defensive end position to try and help the pass rush on the far side. This line has to step up in 2010.

Finally, I came across this little nugget written by Mitch Getz. It seems that there is this reciever named Steve Smith in New York, and by most accounts he is quite a receiver. Apparently, he is better than our own 89. Lets take a look at his stellar career.

One very good year.

Just one.

Meanwhile THE Steve Smith was back at practice earlier today. So I hope all these slights continue. Please, please, please, please. Keep calling 89 the “dull” version. Just keep on.

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  • John

    Yeah I think Peppers was a good signing for us this offseason.

    That guy actually covers the south and is that clueless? Time for a change there.

    With a QB that was in complete freefall our Smith nearly matched that Smith last year. And that’s with missing time due to the arm. Dull? That’s silly. Smitty is anything but dull.

    • Eric Quackenbush

      Man, I couldn’t agree with you more, John. In fact, I got into a dispute over the whole Smith thing last night on Facebook (with a Giants fan), who proceeded to tell me that I should also note that our Smith has only played two full seasons in his career…No he hasn’t. He’s only played one full 16-game season, and he’s completed almost all of the others with the exception of two or three.

      So then, I was told that I should take my aggression out on the media, not their Steve Smith. I have nothing against Junior. My beef is and was with the media, who hype this kid up that much after having one good season.

      As for Peppers. Now we truly have the invisible man. Last year it was a figure of speech.

    • Eric Quackenbush

      I just found out too, he’s a 23-year old college student with a minor in journalism…eek.

      • J. Gore

        Well thar explains it. Thanks Eric. I was losing sleep the last couple nights worried about this kid. Minor absolutely minor.

  • J. Gore

    How much did we have to pay that # 90 guy? Has anybody actually seen him play? I heard he was good in college but has a repetitive substance abuse problem. I hope he’s better than the last # 90 we had. I hear he doesn’t truly love football either, and he’d much rather play basketball. But I think that may be an excuse he uses to take plays off. LMAO Who is this guy and what caused his 10 year coama?

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