What I expect to see Sunday
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:01 AM
We come out strong. We impose our will on the Bucs. A couple of hiccups with penalties in the first half, and these penalties may stall some promising drives. Cam makes good decisions, but does throw one errant pass that gets picked. After this, he shakes it off and has a pretty solid day.
Our RBs have a field day. We rotate them well and they all do their part. Cam also has a good day on the ground, picking up big yards at least once on a read-option.
Murphy shows why he is our best #3. He puts up some solid numbers and has a big play or two. Lafell and Smitty pick up where they left off last season, though Lafell may drop some passes here and there that he should probably have caught.
Run defense, we look great. Pass defense....well, you know. We get some turnovers thanks to the secondary, but they also have a few breakdowns. Some halftime adjustments get it tightened up, but they're still suspect. Luckily, we have a big enough lead in the third where the Bucs have to throw more, which plays to our benefit.
Well, we look better than we've looked in a while. Adams doesn't do anything special, but he does get us a few yards on some returns. Kick coverage is still poo, and we all cuss incessantly at the TV for most of the game.
We win by 17+. I have us winning 38-13.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:47 AM
What about our pass rush?
Im sorry, pass rush? what is that? Some newfangled college age hippy crap? Don't come around here talking bout some pass rush.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:51 AM
To see if Lafell can take over as the #1 reciever.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:52 AM
Our offense starts slowly, with only a FG in the 1st quarter, then scores 10 in the 2nd for a 13-10 halftime lead.
In the 3rd, we pick off Freeman and get some points out of it; 20-10 Panthers.
The Bucs return a kickoff/punt deep into our territory and score as a result. 20-17 Panthers.
Then the 4th quarter comes and our RB's start to pick up steam. Cam throws a long TD to seal the win. Bucs get a late field goal in garbage time, but can't recover the onside kick.
FINAL: 27-20 Panthers
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:01 PM
The Panthers are better than last year and will not only come out swinging, but connecting.
The Bucs are better than last year and will come out swinging.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:02 PM
Smitty 5 catches 70 yds 1td.
Olsen 7 catches 80 yds 1td.
Dwill 70+ rushing yds.
Murphy outperforms Lafell.
CJ 1 sack.
TD 1 sack.
Kuechly 12 tackles.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:04 PM