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Game Grades - Saints at Panthers

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Cant believe you are whining about fans being loud! Seriously?

My god with the year and excitement Cam has generated in the last year, I would have hoped the stadium to be full (even if raining) fans raising hell in ALL situations, showing the national media that not only has our team finally arrived, but our fans are there behind them 100% and ready to raise the same hell. Sadly, the stadium looked half empty from from the start, but I am glad to hear at least some folks were there representing.

I realize you are the MFCEO...but damn..blaming fans for Cam's bad decision on that play is just kinda pooty.

If anything, the folks who spent all of last week whining about how Williams is not a good fit, or how our coaches are crap need to get a grade, and after they get that, they are welcome to come over to my place and I will happily direct them to the horse pasture where they can find themselves a nice pile of manure and rub that all over their teeth!

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Cant believe you are whining about fans being loud! Seriously?

Yes, seriously.

Fans need to learn WHEN to be loud.

Other stadiums are much quieter when on offense.

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Yes, seriously.

Fans need to learn WHEN to be loud.

Other stadiums are much quieter when on offense.

True...and if the mistake by Cam had happened on/just after the snap I could see your point...however the mistake in question happened a good 2-3 seconds after the snap. Any QB who is distracted by stadium noise that deep into the play should not be playing in the NFL.

Edit - Let me rephrase that: Any QB who cannot tune out stadium noise that deep into a play does not belong in the NFL,

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First off Tampa's stadium was half empty. Secondly how do they support their team better when they can't even sell out their stadium to a home opener. You could have used a lot of stadiums for your comparison but Tampa wouldn't be one of them

Easy.. I was there. I wasn't stating they know how to fill their stadium, I was saying they know how to act when their team is on the field. Sorry if I didn't clarify that better. It wasn't half empty either... it was about 3/4 filled, which still sucks, but not half.

They were quiet on the Bucs offensive plays, and extremely loud on defensive plays. That was the only thing I was saying they did better than us, because I've been to both places, and BofA is loud no matter which side of the ball we're on. Like Zod said, it can be a hinderence to our guys.

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True...and if the mistake by Cam had happened on/just after the snap I could see your point...however the mistake in question happened a good 2-3 seconds after the snap. Any QB who is distracted by stadium noise that deep into the play should not be playing in the NFL.

When its loud, players do not come off the snap as quickly. The difference in a tenth of a second reaction time is huge.

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I was impressed with the crowd noise on defensive third downs, but Zod is right, it was too loud when we had the ball. I was in 529 and I have to give that section credit... lots of good fans and people that know to chill when we're on offense. My voice is completely gone today from yelling on 3rd downs... and for screaming about SS's awesome over the shoulder catch and Beason's game winning INT.

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There were also a few third and longs for the Panthers when the cameras caught large groups of Panthers fans standing up screaming and motioning with their hands for other fans to do the same. Embarrassing. We still have a ways to go.

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Again true, but the mistake was not really one of timing, it looks to me (I'm watching it now because I'm in Asia and have to download games) that A: Lineman was pushed back into Cam cutting off his line, and B: he tried to pitch the ball with the wrong hand, leading to a "push" rather than a toss.

But I wonder...if the fans are to blame for this particular play...are they to be celebrated for being loud on all of the other goal line plays on both offense and defense? I mean as you say linemen do not get off the ball as quickly..so by that logic the same could be said on defense and the fans should be quiet on a defense goal line situation...or for that matter...EVERY play of the game?

Folks all over this board have in the past cried about our "wine and cheese" fans with our stadium rules and lamented how our fans are not really into games. Am i the only one here that wishes our fans were a force to be reckoned with like the Eagles (god I hate that team) Giants, Green Bay..etc?

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I was amongst the wine and cheesers, and even they were too loud on that 4th down goal line play. Someone 2 rows behind me yelled 'everybody shut the f*ck up, we're on offense'...It was hilarious.

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naw, you need a few inches and you have 6'5 250 behemoth QB just put your head down and the distance. even Brady gets those and he's a girl. if we had done that and failed, nobody would have been like "dude wtf we shoulda ran the option to the outside!!" that playcall was bad. end of story

This dammit. Our fans are always going to be retarded but that had nothing to do with the retarded coaching staff.

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