Everyone is down because 2 weeks ago we had the best LB core in the NFL (arguably) and now two of them are lost for the season, and TD maybe for his career. It also doesn't help that they are two of the best Panthers to play for us
Yeah and it's a perfectly reasonable explanation. Two weeks ago we also had a rookie QB that couldn't throw accurately, wasn't really ready for the NFL and would get blown out by Green Bay.
Now, we know better, and he's still here for Sunday. You guys wanted us to have a high powered, passing offense, right? Well...we have that. Offenses that can put up 500 yards a game, do frequently win games without a defense, even if they don't win championships.
They also frequently do this on running teams. It's what others were doing to us. Why can't we do it to the Jags with Cam, Steve, Olson, Shockey, and Lafell? Ok so we can't stop them(they'll be able to put up their deadly 3 points on the board against us too). But we can
sure as hell outscore them though, can't we? Isn't that what counts at the end of the game? Because after the first two games, no way we're the underdogs in the passing game.
The Jags have put up a whopping combined 19
points of offense in two games this year. We've outscored their total in each of their games. And before some say they have a better D than what we faced.....I will remind you, those same people were saying the same thing about GB and the fearsome Dom Capers! *shivers* Yeah...ok.
The Jags will have the same problem: trying to figure out how to stop Cam Newton, something so far, no one's been able to do, and the one advantage a rookie does have compared to a vet, is that he still hasn't played long enough for any defense to really prepare for him accurately at this point because apparently he showed us some new tricks this Sunday that we didn't know he had.
So far what we do know is:
-you can't Stop Cam with Blitzing non-stop.
-you can't stop him with zone coverage either, but you can get some pics out of him but....you still have to put up 30 points to win. And that's with us leaving points on the field.
Maybe the Jags will find the answer, but my optimism remains high on this one. That's a reasonable explanation too, don't you agree?
Edited by PantherFanForLife, 20 September 2011 - 10:45 AM.