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POLL: What was the biggest problem for Panthers last year?

Biggest Problem?   95 votes

  1. 1. What was the biggest problem for Panthers last year?

    • Stopping the Run - D-line
      15
    • Stopping the Pass - Corner/Saftey
      12
    • End of Game Management - Rivera/Chud/McDerp
      45
    • Injurys/Depth - Hurney
      1
    • Catching - Wide Receiver
      2
    • other
      20

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Explain your answer...

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Scoring less points IMO.

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I voted end of game management. We lost a poo ton of completely winnable games. If we'd just won half of them we would've been in playoff contention.

Honorable mention to Chud being a complete moron for the first half of the season and taking forever to adjust to the fact that his 90s Nebraska option bullshit wasn't working.
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Really, offensive line isn't an option?

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Our run defense had a bend but don't break mentality. Gave up quite a few 100+ yard games but the rushing touchdowns was kept fairly low in comparison. Defensive ends got the job done and the LB's picked up the DT's slack. The biggest issue for me was the intermediate and long pass defense. No way Ramses Barden should be putting up 125. You can blame the coaches all you want but the players are the ones that are out there. The offensive numbers speaks for itself.

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Def. the piss poor pass defense. We had the worst in the league when it came to stopping explosive plays passing plays of 20 or more yards... I wonder which position has responsibility of long passing play defense?

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Our offense was incredibly UNcoordinated during the first half of the season. Do you remember the first game against Tampa? I mean, it looked as if the offense had not even practiced. I blame the offensive coordinator for the lack of offensive coordination.

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Playcalling...We had terrible offensive playcalling the 1st half of the season and an un eaqual amount of poor defensive playcalling. Both sdes worked it out, now it's a matter of what we do with the momentum.

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[quote name='Fug' timestamp='1365786002' post='2192996']
Scoring less points IMO.
[/quote]yeah, i was thinking not scoring enough points.

for me, coaching was the biggest issue. too stubborn on offense to change. if rivera knew there was a problem in the new strategy ( which was obvious way before they did anything) then he should have had the balls/fortitude to change back to what works before. he doesn't have time to spend on experiments and ego stroking by some young OC that aren't working. he also put the wrong plan in action for the players he had on the field and made lethal mistakes in giving the other teams offense a chance to score and come back.

the players didn't help, but the coaching didn't put them in good situation to win early on and didn't put them into a good situation to preserve the lead they earned and secure the win. the safest place for the ball to be is in your offenses hands. the riskiest place is in the hands of the other teams offense. regardless of how good your defense is, never trust them to secure a win at the end of the game.

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Can we really pick just 1???

I can see a tie between

1. Coaching (Chud and Rivera at the start of the season)

2. Run defense (getting gashed by undrafted player and a 110 yards per game avg. giving up)

3. Secondary (horrible coverage at the end of games)
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oh, and because people jump to extreme and think that because you say something is the main problem that its the only problem....

the OL always takes several weeks to gel and be effective, which is a problem that needs corrected. their center went on IR, which shuffled the OL pushing back the time it takes for them to get their poo together. we were forced to bump our less than stellar RG to center, start a scrub rotation at RG, in addition to starting a rookie on the OL for the second year in a row (which we need to stop doing). basically it was a clusterf#ck on the OL which hopefully will be better if we get healthy, don't add anymore rookies to the starting lineup, find a better vet to start at RG, and get gelling quicker.

we needed at least one more playmaker WR and less scrubs making up the corps.

our QB improved late in the season, but was held back in his growth by chud. cam made too many dumb mistakes and they and the losses got into his head too much. he needed to learn the art of "shaking it off", which he did the last few weeks. he was too concerned with making mistakes and that usually leads to making more. he thought too much about what he was doing instead of just doing. chud put too much on his plate and stunted development by switching the offense on him completely instead of building on what he did last year.

we needed a NT who could stop the running up the center and eat up more blockers.

we needed a FS that didn't suck.

we needed better coaching on special teams and returners who could do more than just hold onto the ball andaybe get to the 20. we needed ST players who could block. we needed ST players who could stop the other team's returner instead of allowing them to dance into the endzone.

we needed refs who didn't suck (and they didn't stop sucking when the strike was over.

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I dont know how you can site one thing when those things all effect eachother.

Even a shitty running game effects your defense right? We are way beyond saying poor D line play will effect your corners and safety. Bad team play is bad team play. We sucked in many aspects as a team.

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