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Enjoy the excitement of the loss today, next Sunday we are 0-2


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#21 mav1234

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

It is okay to be pissed about the the game and still be excited about the future.

They aren't mutually exclusive. If the worst thing Cam did in this game is hold the ball a little too long on some plays (something that EVERY rookie goes through) well then the only thing that should be pissed is your pants with excitement.


Yup, he did hold it too long, he's still looking for the big play every snap. I think with time he'll realize that there are situations where taking the underneath route when your back has space between him and a defender IS a big play sometimes.

Overall he did excellent, showed some rookie mistakes but played well beyond what I thought he would and I'm pumped for the future, even if I'm disappointed in our D/special teams.

#22 TheOracle

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

It is okay to be pissed about the the game and still be excited about the future.

They aren't mutually exclusive. If the worst thing Cam did in this game is hold the ball a little too long on some plays (something that EVERY rookie goes through) well then the only thing that should be pissed is your pants with excitement.


Veterans were getting those O-line penalties, not Cam Newton.

Legedu Naanee was coasting on those routes at the end, playing slower than he should have been, not Cam.

I'm pissed at players who should know better. Saying Cam will learn to run sooner after seeing the film, is not a criticism of Cam.

#23 mwright350

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

They shouldn't have lost but come on - they did better than ANYONE realistically expected they would and there were a number of positives in the game. I'm not thrilled about the loss but I'm far more content than I figured I'd be.

#24 Marguide

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:14 PM

After what I saw today, I am not ready to concede that anyone is going to automatically beat us.

Have a little faith.

#25 Fox007

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:15 PM

We have a lot to be excited about, but we did just lose to a horrible team.

The big difference was our defense and ST has MAJOR MAJOR meltdowns.

The offense was fine.

#26 ncbobcat

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:16 PM

I'm never happy after a loss, but I figured a while back I'd better get used to it this year or I'd give myself a high blood pressure problem.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:31 PM

They shouldn't have lost but come on - they did better than ANYONE realistically expected they would and there were a number of positives in the game. I'm not thrilled about the loss but I'm far more content than I figured I'd be.


I agree they did better than media pundits and online media repeaters expected. I never saw what the big deal about Arizona was. I wanted this win more than anything just because of media fools acting like Carolina has no players.

Also, my position has always been, as I said two weeks ago, that this was the most important game of the season because with a win, the Panthers could get a spark, maybe catch lightning in a bottle, ala the 2002-3 season opener where Jake comes in after Rodney Peete went down.

Even if they didn't make the playoffs, which I didn't expect, but I am smart enough to know that the NFL is the most unpredictable league out there (a winning season isn't guaranteed for anyone just because you had one last year), and with the other 3 teams in the NFC South losing today, this is one we shouldn't have given away with dumb O-line penalties.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

Not to be picky but didn't Peete get benched not hurt? Or am I giving a certain unnamed coach too much credit.