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More positives than negatives today. A completely objective analysis.


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#1 CharlottePanther

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:44 PM

Positive 1- Offensive line suprised to the upside. Not only did they perform well in pass protection allowing Cam Newton to complete 69.2% of his passes for a QB rating of 97.2 against a depeted but still vaunted Sehawks defense but the O line also performed very solidly in the running game which allowed for good clock control and a combined 134 rushing yds on the ground at 5.4 YPC.

While I would have liked to see a little less conservative play calling and more deep passes, the O line looked much better than anticipated and controlled the clock to give our defense needed rest. Overall offensive grade; B+

Positive 2- Defense Defense Defense. No need to go into stats here, I saw it, you saw it we all saw it. This defense straight up dominated and looked like the 2003 defense. Star is as advertised and while our DEs didnt post monster stats, this defensive unit exceeded expectations as a whole. Defensive grade; A-

The only negative in this game is just overall game management and very stupid penalties. I dont forsee Armond Smith running out of bounds on a weekly basis nor do I see big Frank taking swings every week either. We did plenty enough to win, had D will not have fumbled who knows what happens.

Aside from a few tweaks here and there, Carolina needs to stay the course. If this D continues playing at a high level like it is and if the O can just be a tad less conservative, this team will do big things this year. I loved the clock control ground and pound offense, while its not sexy lets remember its because of offenses like this our D can be so dominant due to a lot of rest time.

Im with Cam on this. "No need to get up in arms, this is pnly week 1."

#2 Fox007

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:49 PM

Imagine when the offense gets a D or F



#3 teeray

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

I agree but we are still 0-1 but I like how we played overall.

#4 TheRumGone

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

I'm actually very, very impressed with this team



#5 CharlottePanther

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

I'm actually very, very impressed with this team


Exactly, people are overlooking the fact our O line looks very very promising and doesnt seem as big of a concern as it once did. They pass protected and opened up running lanes with Cam sacked once. I know we lost today but if we play like this every weekend we will win more than lose.

#6 fieryprophet

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Let's break it down: in 2011 we lost our first game to a non-playoff Cardinals. In 2012 we lost our opener to a non-playoff Bucs. In 2013 we lost our opener to the playoff Seahawks. If we had the Bills first and lost I'd be a hell of a lot more angry right now, but this was a tough loss to a really good team that we stalemated for the vast majority of the day.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

I really dont know what people were expecting? The Seahawks are projected by many to be playing in the Superbowl. They showed why. They have a fantastic defense and a great young QB in RW. They simply made more plays than we did and thats what great teams do. Carolina isnt there yet. Not to say they cant be a good team this year, but we arent great yet and the morons on this message board ready to jump ship just just sit down and STFU. Or better still, go find another team to root for. We are 0-1 after having played a GREAT Seattle team. Thats it. 

 

Lots to be positive about after this loss. The defense looked great and  the offense were  in situations to win, the players need to execute. Hopefully the team acts the COMPLETE opposite of this fan base and keeps their eyes forward while keeping the whining to a minimum. 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:06 PM

Let's break it down: in 2011 we lost our first game to a non-playoff Cardinals. In 2012 we lost our opener to a non-playoff Bucs. In 2013 we lost our opener to the playoff Seahawks. If we had the Bills first and lost I'd be a hell of a lot more angry right now, but this was a tough loss to a really good team that we stalemated for the vast majority of the day.

 

Agreed. Had we of gotten waxed or had Lynch had his way with us all day, different story. But we went toe to toe with a potential SB contender and came up a damn play short. LOTS to build on for this ball club. 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

I hate that we lost today but we were supposed to. At least we kept it close.

 



#10 Icege

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:09 PM

ol was trash in pass pro and was playing vs banged up Seattle dl

defense looks great.

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#11 CharlottePanther

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

ol was trash in pass pro and was playing vs banged up Seattle dl

defense looks great.

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I disagree, the O line was fine. Cam had time and it showed in his completion rate and QB rating and they also opened up running lanes. Im not saying its a elite Broncos O line but the O line is not nearly as concerning as we originally thought

#12 CharlottePanther

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

If we lose to the Bills, that pretty much changes everything, but for now im giving the team benefit of the doubt until next Sunday. Did anyone happen to see EJ Manuel? Does he look dangerous?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Yea!! Moral victories!

In all seriousness moral victories were fine and all in 2011, but we need to win in 2013.

If anything we found out today that we are the same team we were last year. A team that loses games in the 4th quarter and one that doesn't expect to win games.

#14 CelibatePimpv2.0

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

I am worried about us playing against a passing team like Pats or Saints. What are we going to do? RW carved out our secondary towards the end of the game when our front seven seemed tired.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

Yea!! Moral victories!

In all seriousness moral victories were fine and all in 2011, but we need to win in 2013.

If anything we found out today that we are the same team we were last year. A team that loses games in the 4th quarter and one that doesn't expect to win games.


Nobody said anything about moral victories, including the team.


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