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#11 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:36 PM

You mean the playcalling that is averaging 30 points a game over the last 6?


I hope he and Davidson keep it up.

Edited by Davidson Deac II, 30 December 2008 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:46 PM

A few days ago i posted a thread on here about Fox and his run out the clock-no score-play calling and I got bashed for it by half of the guys and gals on here. I will make the statement again, I love Foxey, but he better step up the down the ball at half mentality or we won't even make it to the NFC championship game.

This was on carolinahuddle.com main page. Looks like somebody agrees with me!

3. Killer instinct. In short, the Panthers must develop one, and fast. In New York and in New Orleans, comfortable leads were blown by lackadaisical play calling and a run out the clock mentality. Problem was, this was started in the third quarter. The Panthers must not be afraid to pile on the points. If you are up 17, the goals should be to be up by 24 on the very next possession. The clock should not be the number one priority.


I am sitting here about to go ahead and believe that we will make the superbowl and win and the playcalling will be aggressive all the way. Then I think back on the Giants and NO and I don't think I can take much more of the "sit on it the second half". Trouble is even if we do try and park on a lead the coaches will probably be right back due to us making the playoffs.
If JR wants a superbowl and doesn't get it this year changes have to be made.
IMO the play calling is the same as Henning except now if we pass on first down and don't complete then we run on 2nd and 10 neary every time. We used to always run on 1st and 10. We just have better talent and running capability with my hero D Williams.
I also hope a weak defense doesn't end up getting us with a former DC for a head coach.
The proof will be in the pudding. I'm not confident in the coaches but I believe the team is the best in the NFL and they will do whatever it takes to win.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:54 PM

You mean the playcalling that is averaging 30 points a game over the last 6?


I hope he and Davidson keep it up.


Sorry to come right back but if Fox and Davidson keep up what they're doing somebody will hand us our butts like the Giants did. It's pedal to the metal the rest of the way for 4 quarters or another year goes by. I'm tired of the next year syndrome.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:06 PM

I think if he would not pull back on both offense and Defense then it would work but when your giving up 17 points and scoring 0 points that's not gonna cut it.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:08 PM

Sorry to come right back but if Fox and Davidson keep up what they're doing somebody will hand us our butts like the Giants did. It's pedal to the metal the rest of the way for 4 quarters or another year goes by. I'm tired of the next year syndrome.


You must did not watch that game. It was the luck of the coin flip that won them the game.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:10 PM

Sorry to come right back but if Fox and Davidson keep up what they're doing somebody will hand us our butts like the Giants did. It's pedal to the metal the rest of the way for 4 quarters or another year goes by. I'm tired of the next year syndrome.




Handed our butts to us? We lost in overtime on the homefield of the defending champ. That is not getting your butt handed to you. This was a game in which our quarterback said he was hesitant to throw it deep in the second half because of the wind/weather (the Giants didn't throw it deep either). Only two games all year did we get our buts handed to us (at Tampa and Atlanta).

There are certain things you just do in football. One of them is that if you are a running team and you get up by a significant amount, you run the ball. Coaches that don't do that don't stick around long. Thats the way it is and the way it always has been.

Edited by Davidson Deac II, 30 December 2008 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:12 PM

There have been defensive lapses for sure but I don't think the offense was passive in the New Orleans game. We moved the ball throughout and only had one 3 and out in the game. Unfortunately, it was sandwiched between 2 NO touchdowns. Otherwise we continued to throw the ball when in decent field position and run effectively. We really did not have good field position the last 20 minutes. And Brees got in a rhythm as our defensive line tired being short handed and inexperienced. Truth is I was glad NO scored to get ahead since we had 3 minutes left. I knew Jake would give Kasay a chance and after the earlier miss he would come back and be good from 60.

I really like Davidson's playcalling lately. We have even run a few reverses and some trick plays. Shows they are loose at the same time they are focused. Jake and Smith have a chemistry like we saw in 2003. Only this time we expect Smith to make the specular catch instead of looking it at it a last gasp effort. I could see Jake lofting a few more passes his way in the coming weeks. Smitty is unstoppable when he is fully focused and determined. All Davidson needs to do is set Jake up to make plays and read the defense, and audibilize when needed. In the shot gun or 2 minute offense Jake is one of the best. We need to do the hurry up and shot gun more to highlight Jake's talent. Interestingly we can run out of that formation as well.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:31 AM

[quote name='Davidson Deac II']Handed our butts to us? We lost in overtime on the homefield of the defending champ. That is not getting your butt handed to you. This was a game in which our quarterback said he was hesitant to throw it deep in the second half because of the wind/weather (the Giants didn't throw it deep either). Only two games all year did we get our buts handed to us (at Tampa and Atlanta).

There are certain things you just do in football. One of them is that if you are a running team and you get up by a significant amount, you run the ball. Coaches that don't do that don't stick around long. Thats the way it is and the way it always has been.[/QUOTE

There shouldn't have been an overtime in the Giants game. You're right the Giant's didn't throw it deep but they sure whacked us with the short ones. We didn't do too good with those or running on a tightened up 7 man line either.
I don't want a Coach that isn't winning to stick around. Blowing three possession leads is not acceptable and neither is having a team like we have and pulling it out time after time at the last minute.
All this may be moot anyway. Fox is probably going to stay no matter what happens from here on out and if he wins the big one I have what I wanted all these years and I don't care what happens with him.