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If we look bad against the Ravens, hit the panic button.

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Yes, I know the first thing that comes to your mind is to just shrug this off as just another pre season game that does not mattter. First let me start by saying that I dont mean if we lose we should panic. Im stating that if we come out and look horrible on defense again, our offense looks mediocre and cant move the ball, and we continue to look overall sloppy like we did against the Eagles, pre season or not, its time to hit the panic button. Why?

For a few reasons. Its been classic Rivera to be very inconsistent since his start as HC. Either start slow or start fast, Panthers have always been inconsistent under Rivera and if we look bad next Thursday, that will show nothing has changed. Reason number 2. This is a prime time game, all we need right now is a horrible showing on prime time to deflate whatever momentum this team has right now and start getting back in that losing mentality. Reason number 3, this is the 3rd pre season game, meaning this is the game where real game planning happens and its treated as a regular season game, so if we look sloppy, you wont be able to convince me that this will not spill over into the regular season.

Now, again. Im not saying we need to win. All I need to see is A. a solid couple offensive drives where we move the ball and finish in the red zone with a TD. B. Solid defense. I want QB hurries, I want a nice stop or two in the redzone and I want us to show improvement stopping runs.

Here, let me put it this way. Win or lose I dont care, if we can get back to how we looked against the Bears, then its off to the races. If we look pathetic on prime time like we did against the Eagles, its panic time.

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lol talk about 0 trust in the team.

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Panic Time?  No.....

 

Concern time?  Absolutely

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What happens when I hit the panic button? Do I just get stressed out and angry? I'll pass on that..

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LOL ITS PRE SEASON

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LOL ITS PRE SEASON

Again there isn't just some magic switch you can turn because its the regular season. The overall game doesn't matter but some things can be a predictor for the regular season. The line isn't just going to wake up and learn to block because its regular season.

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Not necessarily time to panic, but most certainly time to be freaked out. Rivera coached teams the past two years have shown themselves to look flat, unprepared, rusty, unfocused, and just overall poor in the early parts of the season-and both of those years those problems were evident in preseason. If we look the same way this preseason, there's no reason to think we might be starting down another awful start.

 

Now is the time for the team to step it up. Anybody who think that there is some magical power that imbues itself through each player just because the games are no longer deemed "pre"-season is kidding themself.

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Again there isn't just some magic switch you can turn because its the regular season. The overall game doesn't matter but some things can be a predictor for the regular season. The line isn't just going to wake up and learn to block because its regular season.

Well, it happened with our offense two years ago. They couldn't do poo i the preseason and caught fire the first game.

 

So....it's possible...right?

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Well, it happened with our offense two years ago. They couldn't do poo i the preseason and caught fire the first game.

So....it's possible...right?

Didn't we lose to a bad AZ team?

At least then we had a rookie QB, rookie HC, and no offseason thanks to the lockout....

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they worked on having fresh legs for the Chicago game ..... The Philly game they all looked like they had heavy legs ... I wonder if the coaching staff pushed them the last couple days of camp to make sure they get in all the work they needed.

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You guys let your expectations get out of control. We weren't very good last year and we didn't have many resources to improve the team. Expecting huge improvement, with a tough schedule and a bad coach, was probably unrealistic. This will likely be another up and down season. 

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