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How Big Of A Disadvantage Is It To Play A 'New' Head Coach In The Season Opener?

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It gives them as much as of an advantage as it does a disadvantage. A new head coach means a lot of change, hopefully there will be a issues they will have to work out in the opening rounds

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Schiano has something other College coaches didn't have last year. An Offseason. Even with that, he's approaching all the games like College games. I'm sorry man but this isn't college and he's going to find out really soon.

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I think their weapons on offense can take advantage of Carolinas weaknesses on the defensive side of the ball provided Freeman is the player some think he is. I don't have much faith in Freeman at all but we'll see. Its a far more dangerous game than most Panther fans are giving credit to. The element of surprise could lead to a few Tampa victories early in the season. Tampa is in a much better situation this year with a new head coach than Carolina was last season.

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They're going to see a different Panthers team too, both O and D.

We'll probably use more 3 WR sets, and no one really knows what we'll do with Tolbert. We may look considerably different.

And on D, half of our starters weren't on the field last year.

So we should have a few surprises for them as well.

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I just got a boner thinking about that last Tampa Bay game...

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This game will be more about the Jimmy's & Joe's, than the X's & O's.

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setting up the excuses come time we play the Saints*?

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Shiano is basically an even crappier version of John Fox.

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Schiano in no way poses a threat to me, but I'm glad to hear the team does their homework no matter what.

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This game concerns me only when I think of our preseason game against the Dolphins and all the hype about Schiano being a very disciplined Head Coach. Makes me think that the Bucs might be able to find a way to beat us if we lose the penalty battle.

Then I remember all the trouble Ol' Greg had finding Offensive and Defensive coordinators, how cut Bucs have been speaking out about his coaching style, and the joke that was the Bucs D last year, and I don't feel as worried anymore.

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