Author: @DrewP617

Kemba Walker Deserves More Respect

The moment Kemba Walker became the ninth overall selection out of UConn in 2011, Hornets fans had high expectations. Many draft picks from Charlotte have been producing lackluster careers, but Kemba Walker has become a special talent. Walker is one of the most underrated point guards in the NBA. It is about time that he receives more respect from fans across the league. Walker is the Franchise At age 27, Walker is on pace to become the all-time franchise leader in numerous categories. He came into Charlotte and from his rookie season, he has been the franchise cornerstone that...

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Is It Panic Time Already for the Hurricanes?

It has been nine long years since the Hurricanes were last in the playoffs. After a disappointing 4-0 sweep to the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009 Stanley Cup Champions), the team has not been the same. Carolina is off to a slow start and it makes people wonder whether it is time for a major change. Hurricanes Continue to Lack Competitiveness In the early going of the season, the Hurricanes are currently 30th in the league in goals. On top of that, they are 6th in the league for goals against. This has a direct impact on Carolina’s record of 6-5-3....

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Benjamin trade leaves Panthers community clueless

After Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, Panthers fans, and players, are currently in shock. Carolina dealt Wide Receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills, for virtually nothing (3rd and 7th round pick). There is almost no way this trade looks good for the Panthers, these are some reasons why. Benjamin was a first round pick In 2014, Carolina selected Benjamin with the 28th pick, in the first round. He was fresh off of winning the NCAA Championship in 2013, at Florida State University. At 6’5”, Benjamin was the tall, primary receiver Carolina needed. His impact on the team was showing...

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Has Aguayo Found A Home In Carolina?

With Graham Gano possibly suffering a leg injury, the Carolina Panthers signed Kicker Roberto Aguayo to the practice squad. The initial reaction: “This could be great, he was outstanding in college!” However, upon returning to reality, let’s remember he has been cut by both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears. Is the time now or never for Aguayo in Carolina? Aguayo Could Return to College Form During a three year stint with Florida State University, Aguayo put up impressive numbers. He had a total of 405 points on 198 extra points and 69 field goals for the Seminoles....

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“Keep Pounding”: Explaining the Carolina Panthers Early Success

“Keep Pounding,” a phrase all Carolina Panthers fans say when cheering on their hometown team. This phrase has been shouted quite often in the early going of 2017. Carolina currently holds a 4-2 record (1st in NFC South), and do not appear to be slowing down. Here are some reasons for the Panthers early success.  A few may surprise you. On the Road Again, Winning away from Carolina Playing on the road has benefited the Panthers heavily thus far this season. They are currently 3-0 playing away from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The San Francisco...

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Is it time for a Charlotte Hornets Rebuild?

The NBA has a garbage problem? With the NBA season officially upon us, fans everywhere are excited to see what their teams will do in 2017. Some would argue the league has more balance this year. Others will claim that the Golden State Warriors will still smoke past the competition. Did the Charlotte Hornets improve this off season, or are they miles behind the Warriors like everybody else? Hornets Owner Michael Jordan is one of those who agrees that the level of competition in the NBA is weak. “Twenty-eight teams are going to be garbage” is what Jordan had...

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Amendola Meeting Pats Expectations

The Next Wes Welker? When the New England Patriots signed Danny Amendola in 2013, fans were ready to call him Wes Welker 2.0. This opinion quickly shifted from Amendola to Julian Edelman. Edelman put up more than 100 receptions and 1,000 yards that same year. Amendola put up solid numbers in his first season with the Pats (54 receptions for 633 yards), but for most of his Patriots tenure, his production has mediocre when compared to Edelman. The 2017 season has provided different circumstances (Edelman out for season with torn ACL, Gronk on and off injuries), and Amendola is...

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Horford-Baynes Front Court Resembles 2008 Celtics?

Laying the Foundation After a wild 2017 off-season for the Boston Celtics, one key player remains from the 2016 club. That player is Al Horford, and he is entering his second year with the 17 time NBA Champions. Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge made various offseason moves after a 2016-2017 Eastern Conference Finals exit. One signing that goes under-the-radar is that of Center Aron Baynes. The 6’10” Australian-born Baynes is entering his sixth NBA season and will be given a bigger role this year. A possible starting front court of Horford at power forward and Baynes at center seems...

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