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, we’ve decided to change it up for 2018. Instead of focusing our attention on the head coach of our opponent, we’ve opened it up to anyone affiliated with the organization. So, instead of “Dirk Koetter looks like...” you’ll get a collection of jokes about other folks as well. We hope you enjoy this updated format. -BSTo get us prepared for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, the CSR staff decided to have a little fun by borrowing the ‘looks like game’ concept from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN.Ed. Note 2.0 - The Looks Like Game is the best thing that anyone does at ESPN and it’s not even close. If you’ve never experienced it before I highly recommend it. Trust me.Below is a collection of our best efforts to figure out exactly what/who people from the Bucs organization look like. Feel free to discuss your favorite ones in the comments section, and you can even provide your own if you feel up to it.Disclaimer: This is all in good fun. We’re not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here Will Grier Jersey
, so if you happen to stumble across this and find your name mentioned, we sincerely hope you understand that we’re mostly kidding.CSR looks like: Buccaneers edition...Dirk Koetter looks like he has no idea how email works.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like what his kids think cool adults look like.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he follows Phillip Rivers advice on the rhythm method.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he never really came back from that island he was marooned on for 10 years.Desean Jackson looks like he misses Donovan McNabb.Cameron Brate looks like he’s waiting for the right moment to ask you about your retirement plans.Dirk Koetter looks like a guy who wears white athletic socks that go over his knees.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like McLemore’s estranged uncle.Ali Marpet looks like he goes to Applebee’s three times per week because he really likes their 2 for 20 menu special.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like a guy who still parties with freshman fraternity pledges.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like the barista who tries too hard to flirt with your wife every morning when you order coffee.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like a guy who was once an adventurer like you... until he took an arrow to the knee.Dirk Koetter looks like he has very strong opinions about screws.OJ Howard looks like the big brother who gives his kid brother a pep talk about standing up for himself in a PSA about bullying.Brent Grimes looks like an adult child actor.Peyton Barber looks like a street cop who doesn’t have time for this shit.Ali Marpet looks like an out-of-work 1990s made for TV movie star.Dirk Koetter looks like your dad’s friend Steve.Riley Bullough looks like he wears his best double-denim outfit on team flights.Cameron Brate looks like the guy in your neighborhood who goes way overboard with Christmas decorations.DeSean Jackson looks like a valet driver who takes everyone’s car for a spin around the block before parking it.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he owns a very large collection of model airplanes.Jason Pierre-Paul looks like a guy who listens to Five Finger Death Punch but doesn’t tell any of his friends.Mike Evans looks like the guy your wife works with and claims there’s nothing going on between them.Lavonte David looks like a security guard who will let you through for any reason because he doesn’t get paid enough to care about security.Which ones are your favorites, Panthers fans?Discuss. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett knows his numbers in his first year as Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback weren’t great. He doesn’t particularly care.What the numbers failed to show were all the times he would come to the line of scrimmage, survey the defense and check for the right play, a play that was almost always a handoff for a team that relied heavily on the running back tandem of Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollision.Those heady decisions earned Pickett praise during video review sessions the next morning https://www.carolinapanthersfanshop.com/Greg-Little-Jersey
, even if they didn’t fill up the stat sheet with gaudy passing numbers or do much to build on the “Kenny Perfect” moniker bestowed upon him following his electric debut as a freshman at the end of 2017.“I’m not here to please fans,” said Pickett, who threw for 1,969 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018, both totals that failed to crack the top 10 in the 14-team ACC. “I’m here to please the guys in our locker room Brian Burns Jersey
, on our coaching staff. So as long as I’m doing right by my teammates first and then the coaches, it’s OK with me. I just want to win.”Something the Panthers did enough last season to earn the program its first ACC Coastal Division title . Yet momentum in the Coastal is fickle. No team has repeated as Coastal champions since Virginia Tech in 2011.For Pitt to get back to Charlotte to face the Atlantic Division winner on the first Saturday in December, the Panthers need the passing game to be more of a threat. Being one-dimensional caught up to Pitt late in the year, when it ended the season with a three-game losing streak that included a lopsided loss to Clemson in which the Panthers managed just eight yards through the air.New offensive coordinator Mark Whipple was brought in to provide a jolt . He and Pickett holed up during much of the spring and portions of the summer, with Whipple — whose coaching career includes three stops in the NFL — often using tape of NFL stars Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers to make a point.The underlying message isn’t to expect Pickett to play as they do Graham Gano Jersey
, but to give him tangible proof that the points Whipple is attempting to make have merit. Consider Pickett a believer. Their meetings didn’t focus so much on what play Whipple called but why he called it, a process that Pickett says has allowed him to become a coach on the field. The trickle down has generated a greater buy-in by the offensive players as a whole.“He’s way more confident and way more stronger to where he can handle what he has to do,” senior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench said. “He’s more mature now. Me and him sit down and watch film with one another and read everything and I understand and pick his brain to: ‘Where do you want me to be? How do you want me to run this route?’ That’s how our whole receivers’ room is. Just to be on the same page.”Other things to watch for as Pitt looks to prove its unlikely rise from a 2-3 start to a spot in the ACC title game last year was no fluke.REBOOT AT RBUHall and Ollison — both of whom topped 1,000 yards in 2018 — are now in the NFL. Enter A.J. Davis and Todd Sibley Jr., who have 72 career touches combined.“I think for the most part they understand what we’re trying to get done Julius Peppers Jersey
, but there’s so many little nuances that it just takes time to learn,” running backs coach Andrew Powell said. “It’s going to take some time. We’re going to be patient and we’ll figure out who can play winning football and we’ll try to get them in a position to help us win.”DEPTH ON DPitt coach Pat Narduzzi built his resume by constructing intimidating defenses at Michigan State. Now in his fifth season with the Panthers, he might be doing the same at Pitt. However, there are serious questions at linebacker — which is trying to replace three starters — and at defensive end after Rashad Weaver was lost for the year because of a knee injury. There is plenty of experience in the secondary and along the defensive line even with Weaver out.KEY STRETCHThe schedule is heavy on home games early, putting the onus on Pitt to deliver on the road last. Visits to Georgia Tech on Nov. 2 and Virginia Tech on Nov. 23 will go a long way toward determining whether the Panthers are legitimate contenders in the Coastal.FOR OPENERSThe Panthers open the season by hosting Virginia on Aug. 30. Pitt is 5-1 against the Cavaliers since joining the ACC. Beating Virginia DJ Moore Color Rush Jersey
, the preseason pick to win the Coastal, would be an important first step to a repeat.