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Jeremy Igo

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Slow starts aren't just a Rivera thing, it's been happening for a long time.

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we've also had a nice run of finishing the season strong.

 

not many teams do both.  if you have to pick between the two I'm ok with a few stumbles in Aug/Sept.

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At the end of the day, the game didn't matter. At all. As long as they come ready to play regular season, that's all I care about.

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I just finished watching the game...

Some good things that I saw on D:

Thomas Davis, this guy was everywhere. The fact that he's even running around still amazes me. Such a underrated LB. He looked great last night.

Maybe Jeremy can confirm this but Star looks like he's in better shape this season and it's showing. He too looked really good last night. He's going to make Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson's job's alot easier this season.

Lastly I think Bene should start at nickle. I'll admit I was thrilled when we picked Bene, I didn't think he was quick enough and he needed to improve his tackling. But from hearing all the good from camp with this kid and watching him last night I'm very pleased with him.

On O...

KB... Here's a draft pick i loved! That catch he made on the slant in front of Revis was so nice. I expect teams to double Benji from day 1. I would've like to have seen Cam keep that incompletion he threw to KB inbounds and let him go up and get it.

Stewart... 4 carries for 11 yards BUT is still healthy! We need Stewart so badly this season. Unlike Deangelo, Stewart can pick up yards after contact and does. Stewart always falls forward and picks up an extra yard or two. I love Deangelo but those series' that start with two plays to Deangelo are doomed from the start. Deangelo just doesn't run hard anymore and once touched, he's going down.

Bersin... Made a couple of catches. First one was nice, I really hope Bersin can emerge as a legit WR for us. I'm not so thrilled about Cotchery and Avant.

Lastly... Cam. I'll take 8-12. If this was a regular season game, he would've picked up a couple first downs with his legs. His first incompletion to Olsen should've been caught imo. His other miss to Olsen was on him obviously, he needs to make that throw. He did hold onto the ball on a couple third downs that I didn't like, I'm a huge Cam homer (I know) but he can't take those sacks. Shula also has to stop calling these long developing plays, but this has been a problem for awhile and I don't see it changing.

Overall, I am concerned going into the season. Our safety play is scary. Lester completely whiffed on a 3rd and 7 play that led to a first down. Also we gave up a 3rd and 17 or 19 play to Thompkins. Turner and Chandler need to get healthy, and Cotchery and Avant need to remind people they play on this team. Anyway, I just finished watching the game and wanted to vent quick. Tried to keep it positive since there's alot of negatively floating around here right now.

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Yall sound like high school girls with these excuses.lol

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good game guys - i'm a diehard patriots fan. i follow them 24/7 for past 30 years.  

you guys have a good board.    i've been lurking and i love your passion. 

 

ramblings -  

 

1.  sorry guys, but there is no 'revenge' factor from the players and BB.  but fans?  definitely yes.   here is what we are going through internally.  we haven't won it all for 10 years.  we only care about winning the SB.  brady or bb isn't into revenge.  at least not anymore.  we revenged our losses many times past 10 years.  that didn't get us the 4th SB.   most treat this season as beginning 'last hurrah' for brady & bb. it's the last tour.   we know the window closing. they know it.  3 years?  4 years maybe?     we are all deprived. fans, kraft, bb, brady, other pats.    we miss that feeling.  it's been 10 years. this is the only reason why we take preseason seriously.   BB makes players to run a mile after stinkers. 

 

2. many fans feel that we lost the edge along the way.  pats used to be nasty.   patriot swagger was gone for past few years.   in our off season we focused on trying to be nasty.  revis signing was huge for us.  he will bring nastiness to our D.   we saw what seattle did.   we are realizing we must fix the D or no 4th SB.   

 

3. KB looked good.  i expect great things from him.   i envy big WRs.  6ft 5 240lb guy who can run and catch?  he definitely stood out.  

 

4. there is no defensive player i would rather have for my pats than kuechly in the entire NFL.  not sherman, watt,  miller, peterson, bowman, and etc.  such a great playmaker with a great instinct.  if he was a pat, he probably would've been my favorite player of all time - topping my fav pat, bruschi.  

 

5. i understand the hate on brady. he isn't your typical next door neighbor.  dude can be a major a hole on the field. he has everything.  guys like that don't make good friends.  

 

   but put yourself in his shoe for a sec.   he misses that early SB success.   he will do whatever it takes to get W.  all he ever wants to do is win his 4th.  he knows more than anybody how hard it is to win one.  it's been 10 years.  it's killing him.  every scream & yelling is saying 'WTF!  this ain't gonna get me my 4th'.   he will die trying another ring.  let's say he is 40 and he couldn't get it done.   he will go to other team and try to get one.  he is a competitor.   i wish other fans embrace that insane drive to succeed.  i wish fans understand that.     you can hate his look, hate his antics, hate his lifestyle, but embrace his passion for the game.  because IMO, it's amusing to see a man who has everything still loses a sleep over a bad play.  and brady isn't about stats either - if he did, he won't keep throwing to thompkins or dobson - 2 talented, but puppies on the field.  

 

6. for panthers to get to the deep in the playoffs, cam must turn into top 7 QB IMO.   it's hard to build a team like seattle.  that doesn't happen often.  but just like peyton, brady, rodgers, brees - QB can change everything.   i think cam has all the tools.   IMO, he is actually underrated.   with all this talk of wilson, kaep,  Luck - Cam is often not mentioned from media.   regardless, i think Cam has what it takes to be a rising superstar - meaning a face of the NFL.  once he become even more mature i think he will eventually become top 7 QB.   and when brady/manning/brees leave for good, that means Cam should be top 4.  

 

i don't think cam will ever get to brady/manning level, but i think he can get to prime big ben level but better.  cam is big as hell, and he can move.  and he is only gonna get better skill wise.  but he has to be that crazy insane mania like peyton/brady are.  if he is treating monday to -friday like a homework then that's not enough.  he has to treat it like a final exam.  he must lose sleep over a bad play.   

 

7. i miss steve smith.  outside of pats, smith was my favorite offensive player.  

 

8. i lived in SC in 90's.  panthers fan base came long long way.  mad kudos.     

 

9. sorry about biakabutuka. (i went to michigan)

 

10. sorry about SB XXXVIII, but it was a helluva game.  one of the best SB ever.  do you guys miss delhomme?  i kinda miss him.  i loved watching him play.  

 

 

good luck to your team, and hopefully we meet again in the SB.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is rather get pur ass kicked now and wake up than get our ass kicked later and wake up.

Wake up panthers. Marty hurney on ESPN yesterday afternoon that we game planned for buffalo, not NE. And that was before the fact

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good game guys - i'm a diehard patriots fan. i follow them 24/7 for past 30 years.  

you guys have a good board.    i've been lurking and i love your passion. 

 

 

 

10. sorry about SB XXXVIII, but it was a helluva game.  one of the best SB ever.  do you guys miss delhomme?  i kinda miss him.  i loved watching him play.  

 

 

good luck to your team, and hopefully we meet again in the SB.   

 

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thank you. 

 

anyway, brady was 17/21 with 3 clean drops.  brady is good, but not that good.    must be a preseason D.   i expect you guys to have top 5 D again. 

 

 

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thank you.

anyway, brady was 17/21 with 3 clean drops. brady is good, but not that good. must be a preseason D. i expect you guys to have top 5 D again.

LaFail with a classic 3rd down drop. This guy will drive you nuts! Show you glimpses of promise and then totally kick you in the face other days. Luckily for him, Frank Alexander bailed him out with a penalty on that play.

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This is what I noticed:

 

1) Patriots game planned Brandon LaFell against the Panthers. They made that a point and failed at it.

 

2) Brady leaves the game, and when Belichick sees the Panthers pull Kuechly and put AJ in his spot he runs Brady back on to the field. Kuechly out smarted Brady. Brady out smarted AJ.

 

3) Patriots QB sneak in preseason with their franchise QB? That made it obvious they were playing to win a preseason game.

 

On the Panthers defensive side, Rivera was testing out back ups in key roles like Addison and Horton in the DE rotation, AJ Klein leading the defense from Kuechly's position, Bene at a starting CB spot, Lester at a starting safety spot,  Looked like the coaches wanted to see what they had with a "next man up" scenario.

 

On the Panthers offensive side, they were getting Benjamin reps with Cam and working the OL. They gave Turner and Chandler the night off. They play if this was regular season. They wanted to see what they had in their top OG back up in Chris Scott and top OT back up in Gary Williams. Cam was made to step up in the pocket and use his OL while going through all of his progressions and then deciding what to do. The few running plays they were calling went right up the gut making the OL push the defense. This was all for practice with QB stepping up and using the pocket, pass block as long as possible, run block straight up the middle, and called plays for Cam to KB. There was no offensive game plan if you look at it. They were drilling in a live action game.

 

The installs in practice and game planning was last week against the Chiefs since it was their final preseason home game.

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