The Official "Whats the main problem with the passing game" poll
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:01 PM
If the Patriots game wasn't game plan based and was simply practicing running situational plays, how can you identify issues definitively there? Especially considering that the Pats seemed to bring a regular season mentality into the game.
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:04 PM
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:06 PM
Alright. So, where are the Panthers struggling in the passing game outside of Cam's occasional overthrow?
Based on preseason the Panthers are #2 in receiving avg, #2 in 20+ yard receptions, and #5 in 1st down receiving %, but who would care to look at that. BTW those are all improvements and other teams have thrown the ball twice as much as the Panthers in preseason. The Panthers passing game looks better than the Saints and Broncos in the preseason. You can thank Benjamin, Bersin, and Swole for that feat.
But we all know the talking point... the Panthers receivers suck. The passing game sucks. They have no one to throw to. Look at the numbers and stop buying into the negative garbage all over the place. It is rotting your brains.
At the moment, the Panthers look to have one of the most efficient and effective passing games in the NFL. And we have all seen every DB get frustrated covering Benjamin. And Benjamin has had 2 and 3 defenders converging on him and still makes the catch. The Panthers may not pass it much under Shula, but when they do for a first down or in the red zone you can bet they are going to convert it more than most NFL teams. Also, the passing game being efficient and taking chunks will open up the running game.
Now think. Are you comparing the Panthers passing game to the rest of the league and the defenses they will face in 2014, or are you comparing them against perfection?
So, back to the original question, what is wrong with the passing game?
I don't know, I don't get too worried about preseason. Every year everyone freaks out over our preseason offense.
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:28 PM
add option: Huddle putting too much pressure on Panthers players, they don't like it when AceBoogie talks about Steve Smith- it hurts their feelings
it's a combo of Shula, new WR's, and O-line
Edited by SOJA, 24 August 2014 - 08:28 PM.
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:44 PM
KB is a legitimate number 1. The problem is the same problem we had when 89 was here. There isn't much else outside of KB
i agree yet i disagree. i do think the talent is finally there to back up our #1. but it needs to be honed. Cotchery and Avant will only be here as long as their contracts dictate. so they will be replaced with better FAs or draft picks. Bersin is promising but unproven. i am pulling for the kid to make something great of himself. the TE group is very talented and will be the main support for KB this year. Olsen and Swole will be here for a while hopefully. and Dickson could prove to be a steal. he has had some good catches in the preseason.
anyway sorry to ramble. youre right AceB. there isnt much else aside from KB and Olsen. but thats only because the rest of the receivers are unproven, unfamilar with our system, or still out of sync with Cam. this will improve. and that is where i disagree with you. i believe our offense will struggle at times early in the season, but by week 17, we ought to be a well oiled TD machine with the talent and potential we have.
Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:56 PM
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:00 PM
II think we are practicing passing.....not running our offense.
This thought has crossed my mind too. It was unusual to see all the passing the first couple of drives Friday night.
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:21 PM
Too soon to tell. Cam always looks bad in preseason.
True. A quick look back at the past three preseasons has CAM completing 50% of his passes or less in all three years. Not many yards or td's either. I am not sure there actually is a problem, at least not yet.
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