Statistically there is zero direct correlation between a fans thoughts and feelings to a players thoughts and feelings. You are correct. i do however believe fans can have a positive effect on player motivation during critical portions of a game when they chant "Keep Pounding".
Had sausage egg, and cheese burritos this morning with hot sauce. Placed a boneless chuck roast in the crockpot this am. (Marinated in "Dales" sauce all night) Plan to have mashed potatoes and mac n cheese as sides. I could think of better sides, but I don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Grandkids usually join me for the game. I am creating 3 more Panther fanatics.
Bowling Ball isn't going anywhere. At least not this year. That's just my opinion. Next year could be a different story. I figure G-Man and Rivera will find a way to keep both Ward and Wegher if they feel they are included in the "Best" 53.
Looking forward to the game regardless. I try not to worry about the score in preseason. (Obviously I like it when the Panthers Win) I'm always excited to see if one of the new guys can earn a spot on the roster. I hate that KB is done for the year, and I know it doesn't count, but it's still Panther Football, so I'm happy.
Most has already been covered. 1) Execution - I want to see a sustainable consistent drive down the field by the first team offense. Not looking for any trick plays, or 40 yard passes, just mix it up and move the ball. 2) Shaq - Excited to see him play, but I would rather be safe than sorry. I hope he gets reps, but if he isn't ready yet, wait for game 3. 3) Forced Turnovers - I suspect if the D-line improves play, we could see some takeaways in the secondary. Lastly, I am not too concerned about the DE position. I think we have a ton of talent on the field, and I don't have an issue with a rotation opposite CJ. Addison continues to improve, I have faith that Frank will come around, and I think the Huddle's expectation of Kony's development is unrealistic. (It's year 2)