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Lefty

John Fox is too soft.

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Lefty    0

Is it just me or is John Fox too soft. He doesn't have the killer instinct needed to win super bowls. Once again we watch the Panthers jump out into a big lead and Fox shuts down the offense and watches the defense give the game away. Last week I watched the Patriots destroy the Cardinals in a near Blizzard. Despite the 40 point lead and heavy snow fall, Belichick was still throwing the ball deep downfield with a first year QB. He didn't have Cassell hand it off 3 times and punt and give Werner a chance to come back, he buried them until they rolled over and gave up. I guess that's why one guy has 3 rings while the other guy has none. Sure the Panthers are headed to the Playoffs this year but unless Fox changes his philosophy of settling for field goals and sitting on big leads, I can't see them winning it all.

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Murph    508

I don't think Fox shut down the offense as much as the OL injuries and shifting positions of Gross sort of hurt the running machine and got us out of sync a little.

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Lefty    0

He shut down the offense against the Giants in the second half also. I can't remember Steve Smith touching the ball after half time. Is Jake that bad that Fox won't let him throw the ball when the Panthers have a lead? Too afraid of an interception?

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Jackofalltrades    9,326

12-4, NFC South Champs, first round bye. 7th scoring offense, 12th scoring defense.

What the fug else do you want?

If those are the credentials of a soft coach- I'll stay where we're at.

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PghPanther    285

I wouldn't say soft..........but too conservative.......

Here is the deal......

We now have an offense that is running on all eight cylinders even with the O line issues on health....

So we have jumped out into a big lead in the last two games then.....and then like so many defensive minded conservative coaches do.....

.......we start playing not to lose the game......rather than playing to win the game.......with our offensive strategy.

So we go a number of 3 and out possesions and lo and behold the defense starts spending too much time on the field and they get worn out.........

Did you see the swiss cheese defense we had by overtime in the NY game?...........like late in the SB of 2004..........

If our offense game plan continues through the game like it starts out then we own the time of possession.......the defense can stay strong if the offensive is given the plays to execute all game.........

Ohhhh we do need to do something about a few positions in our secondary on defense.................it can be trouble with a passing QB.

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Kurb    4,984

Has been and always be a conservative coach.

Bout time to get used to it being he has AT LEAST 2/3 more years here.

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Lefty    0

We know they're 12-4 DA, that doesn't mean Fox is doing a great coaching job. Fox blew the Giants game and just about blew the Saints game and Damn it, as a fan, I'm pissed!!!!

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Fox007    4,179

Didn't the Patriots blow a big lead against the Panthers in the Super Bowl?

Err no....LOL are you a panther fan, or did you even watch that game?

What are you talking about.

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jbland    760

He didnt shut down the offense yesterday. The ENTIRE line got reshuffled due to the injuries. When you are forced to do that in the middle of a game the offensive production suffers. Relax.

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Debil    0

Who got injured? No, seriously... I didn't see the game so I didn't know anyone was injured. I just saw that a 20 point lead was wiped out in one quarter.

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jbland    760

Who got injured? No, seriously... I didn't see the game so I didn't know anyone was injured. I just saw that a 20 point lead was wiped out in one quarter.

Otah, and Hangartner both went out in the second half.

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Jackofalltrades    9,326

Who got injured? No, seriously... I didn't see the game so I didn't know anyone was injured. I just saw that a 20 point lead was wiped out in one quarter.

We reshuffled the OL with Gross moving to RT after Otah went down with a toe, Omiyale went to LT, Bridges was at RG when Hangartner went down.

That's part of it, but it was more philosophy than anything IMO. I would have liked to have stayed a little more aggresive on both sides of the ball until it was out of reach.

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