I have said, if the fans, the players, and the coaches expected the same from the other starters on the panthers that they do from Cam, we would --at worst-- be 7-4.
MVP Matt Ryan could go out and throw 5 ints and his team still wins...why? because as you said...mentality...
For example, the play that Cam scrambled on...only to have Lafell and another WR just look at him...not working to get open...not try to come back to the ball or even block...they are LITERALLY watching the show...
Your defense made me smile tonight. Their perception of the Eagles offense was on point. They spent less time simply standing around waiting for the other team to act and spent more time studying the Eagles' offense. I'm not going to say, they are on the Gaints, or Raven's level of defense because there still are lot of lapsing in their judgement that I saw but if it wasn't for them, the Panthers might have lost this game. So much credit belongs to the defense.
The score should have been much higher considering how many times the Panthers defense were able to strip the Eagles' offense of the ball. But, all I kept seeing was an offense who seem to stand around waiting on Cam instead of knowing their role and playing it. It seems many on here either don't want to face the truth about their offense or they feel it's easy to blame Cam.
Also, I had to shake my head at Smitty. What is with that man? He's not only the elder state man of this team but he's the Captian. What sort of message does he send to the younger players when he doesn't know how to control his temper and always scoffling with the other team? Thank God that scoffle he got into didn't cost the team any yardage. He really needs to stop.