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#37 Anybodyhome

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:37 AM

I was on a couple flights to Napa and didn't see the game- only read about it. Not only are the grades pretty spot-on, Zod may have been a little generous.

When I saw Cam's numbers- over 300 passing and a couple picks, I was guessing those picks came at very inopportune times (when are they not?). But no running game at all? Against a team that is featured all over in Panther lore .gif world with stiff arms and beat downs?

My guess is Schiano simply took the prime time game of a few seasons back when the Panthers ran at will all over the Bucs and Monte Kiffin essentially called it quits afterwards and used it as a remibder and a game plan.

Ron Rivera and his coaching staff got bitch-slapped by a rookie coach with a rebuilt, young football team who scored a TD and 3 FGs to win. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm still waiting for this Ron Rivera to show up and do what he said he was going to do. For two years everyone has been touting his selection as head coach, and I'm still waiting for any reason that suggests he's anything but an average coach.

#38 Panther_mountain

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Grading scale not accurate. Coaching was a Z. As in zero creativity, zero game planning, and zero adjustments.

Oh and wtf was with the lack of plays to Tolbert. Srsly guys srsly....

#39 Carl Spackler

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

It was one of the five worst-coached games in franchise history.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:39 AM

I don't think the Bucs went as conservative as most of you seem in the second half. They utilized a similar offensive game plan, it's just the Panthers did more to stop them. Freeman was sacked at least twice that I remember in the second half, possibly more, when he was able to get the ball out of his hands in the first half. They also called back a 30+ pass on a penalty and Vincent Jackson dropped multiple passes.

Without the penalty and the drops, the second half passing yardage is similar to the first half. The difference was improved defense and worse execution.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

i think the grades are more than fair.

regardless of the playcalling, we had the offensive to get into the endzone more than once and get into FG range enough to get more points on the board. they just didn't do their job. coaches and players failed.

the defense did quite enough to keep the game within range for what should have been an easy victory. the offense just didn't do their job.

that crap better get fixed this week. i am confident that they will get it fixed, btw. still, no excuse for that game. no way that next game between us and the bucs should be that close. the bucs threw everything they had at us and still managed to barely squeeze out a win.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

O-line usually starts the seaons slow but it pretty darn good by the end of the year. Hopefully they'll pick it up soon. That was ugly.

#43 Tarheels23

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:15 PM

O-line usually starts the seaons slow but it pretty darn good by the end of the year. Hopefully they'll pick it up soon. That was ugly.



There's a difference between starting off slow and getting beat the way Hangartner and Amini got beat.

Amini is a rookie so you just continue to work with him and hope that he gets better, but there's no excuse for Hangartner.