I just made it back home to Charlotte awhile ago. Drove from Cary/Raleigh area to Charlotte about an hour after the game. And Im absolutely shocked in that time nobody has made a post talking about Cam's leadership. No commentary about his presser after the game? How did he do? Was he pouting?
Where is TonyN?
Where is 2jakefans?
Where is Highlandfire?
Where is Pantherclaw?
Where is MaulClaw?
For weeks when we lost, everything hinged on Cameron's "leadership", where are the people who psychoanalyzed that? Why nothing to add when we win? Or comments about the "intangibles" Cameron displayed today?
I gave significant props to Cam's performance yesterday (both on the field and leadership) in several threads. He looked like the QB that we came to know and love last year. He was smiling....had his swag back...celebrated with his team mates in the endzone after they made TD's....was interacting with coaches and players on the sideline. In short, he looked EXACTLY like the franchise QB and leader that many knew/hoped he would be when we drafted him.
You saw this team rally around him and each other yesterday. They looked like they were actually enjoying the game and were EXPECTING to win late in the game....rather than waiting for something bad to happen again.
This team is a couple of plays away from being 6-2 and they played like it yesterday.
Chicago....Smitty slipping and the Pick 6
Seattle....the horrible pass to Hartsock that would have been a TD
Atlanta....either the unfortunate Cam fumble or the terrible coverage on the hail mary
Dallas....the terrible int in the endzone or a handful of defensive let downs
Hell, we even had the ball down by 6 late in the TB game.
This team is close and yes the season is over in regards of the playoffs. But, they have shown over the past few weeks that this team DOES NOT need to be blow up....only tweeked. Cam IS our franchise QB. We need a change at HC and OC....we likely will purge some vet salaries (Beason is a possibility as is DWill).
I am glad to see that this team and Cam have NOT mailed it in and are going to make the last half of the season fun to watch.