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Reason for Optimism (Vs Bears)

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More worried about the evolution of DT Melton than anything else; he will make Peppers look better.

I think that we need to have a short, slant, 3 step passing game for awhile. Cam can't hold the ball...too much time for the rush and too much time for Urlacher to drop back in coverage with the TEs.

I'm not sure how many battles our TEs would win with Urlacher; of course, who would know Urlacher better than Olsen, on the flip side.

Bottom line, no mistakes, balanced attack, must have some semblance of a run game, screens going to the opposite side of Peppers, short slants (hello LaFell, this is you with that big body) to keep the ball moving, and take those long shots on first down, no other.

Defensive, just hit Cutler, and hit him often.

Special teams, well, with Hester, Mare/Baker best do their jobs, Edwards on Punt Returns and Goodson on Kickoffs don't scare anyone; but, well, nothing to be done about that now.

Winnable game, Panthers 24, Bears 17.

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Put Steve Smith on Tim Jennings and watch him catch 20 passes for 8,000 yards.

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The only time I use a similar opponent tween 2 opponents to judge who might win is in boxing

I dont do that in football or basketball. All about matchups. What I see is a team who if you hit and pressure their QB they will crumble. And a D that is weak against good TE's

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If Cam gets a hot start like he did against the Packers, it's game over. The Bears won't be able to catch up. Unless we shoot ourselves in the foot.

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Secondly, the more I think about it, the more I believe the Jaguars game was a trap game for Carolina, in which, we came out victorious. I feel the Jags game was sandwiched between a game vs the defending super bowl champs (we gave them our best shot, as do all teams playing the champs), and a game in which Ron Rivera admitted was going to be a very special game vs his old team the Chicago Bears.. so I expect him to have looked forward a bit to this game, and may not have given his best shot towards the Jaguars. Hence, Cam Newton's sup-par game.

So you think Ron Rivera was looking over a team when he was trying to get his first career win as a head coach? Ron Rivera takes every itty bitty thing seriously and looks at it very closely. He is not the type to overlook an opponent.

Also you think the coach over looking a team is the reasoning behind Cam's below average game?

Neither of those things make sense whatsoever.

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If we win this game we win the next 3. If we lose then i say we dont have a playoff potential team. But im sure cam and steve will say hello to everyone at Chicago ;D

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So you think Ron Rivera was looking over a team when he was trying to get his first career win as a head coach? Ron Rivera takes every itty bitty thing seriously and looks at it very closely. He is not the type to overlook an opponent.

Also you think the coach over looking a team is the reasoning behind Cam's below average game?

Neither of those things make sense whatsoever.

I know it may be hard, but try to think outside of the box. A coach looking forward to another opponent means he did not do everything he could to put Cam in the best possible position against the Jags.

Rivera is giddy about playing the bears.. it' not absurd to think he is looking ahead.

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I think Rivera wanted a WIN so beating the jags was a priority. No way he looked past them.

TBH. The game was a must win for the team,just for confidence alone.

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I'm still waiting to see the reason for optimism facing the Bears defense.

All I see when I look at their defense are reason to worry.

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I'm still waiting to see the reason for optimism facing the Bears defense.

All I see when I look at their defense are reason to worry.

The stats were meant to show that the bears defense might not be as good as they seem. I know they have a bunch of 'names' on their defense, but the results thus far aren't great. I realize they played Rodgers and Brees, and that is a strong factor, but we played Rodgers as well. I think our defense has looked very solid, with the exception of a couple big plays per game.

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The stats were meant to show that the bears defense might not be as good as they seem. I know they have a bunch of 'names' on their defense, but the results thus far aren't great. I realize they played Rodgers and Brees, and that is a strong factor, but we played Rodgers as well. I think our defense has looked very solid, with the exception of a couple big plays per game.
Right but I'm not talking about the Panthers defense.

I'm talking specifically about the match-up of Cam and the passing game vs. the Bears Tampa-2 and I don't see that as a reason for optimism.

I think you minimize the Bears D when you say sure they faced the Rodgers and Brees but the stats aren't great.

I think without question they're the best defense we faced thus far.

Its a defense that forces even the best QB to check the ball down and take what the defense gives.

Its a defensive that thrives off QB mistakes and forces a QB to be disciplined.

The zone defenders will read the QBs eye and if Cam or any QB locks onto a receiver the defense will pounce.

(Maybe I should make a thread about facing the Cover 2 defense, but I didn't think it was thread worthy)

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The only time I use a similar opponent tween 2 opponents to judge who might win is in boxing

I dont do that in football or basketball. All about matchups. What I see is a team who if you hit and pressure their QB they will crumble. And a D that is weak against good TE's

Spot on. My feelings exactly.

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