Technically, I don't think CBS or Fox "protect" a game each week anymore. It seems to be a much more give and take situation since last year. Essentially, CBS or Fox will only give up a game if they get something in return.
How are the refs throwing lots of flags through the first 3 weeks a sign of their incompetence? Judging by the quality of play the first 3 weeks, I would say most of the issue is with the players (plus the fact that the NFLPA pushed so hard to get rid of padded practices).
He's cheerful after the game. His wednesday conference is usually boring and he usually looks like he hates to be there. Normal operating procedure for Cam. The rampant speculation and craziness in the Huddle is in full force this week I guess.
Well, I hope they don't ever run the ball then. My guess is he will be used situationally at first. No way he has mastered the entire playbook. He certainly knows what to do, but there are things he has to learn in our system to play every down. I don't think Rivera is going to limit our blitz game plan just for one player.
I hope you are joking. The Panthers run quite a few zone blitzes with CJ and even Addison. In those situations they have responsibilities for players going out in patterns. You don't just "Go get the QB". There are a lot of subtleties that are different on every defense. That being said, I expect Allen will at least see some playing time on passing situations.