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#1 Zod

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:38 AM

The Carolina Panthers put together a complete game for the second time this season. At 2-3 their playoff hopes are on life support, but alive none the less.

 

On with the grades....

 

Offense:

 

Cam Newton threw for 242 yards, had 3 touchdowns, 0 turnovers, and 1 disappointed granny. That is a complete performance. Even against one the of the league's worst defenses the performance was good enough to warrant praise for Cam Newton. Cam is a franchise quarterback, provided adequate protection and coaching. Deangelo Williams averages 3.8 yards per carry and "Donald" Lafell had a break out game for over 100 yards and a TD. Overall is was a well rounded day of production for the offense.

 

Offensive Grade: A

 

Defense:

 

The first string defense allowed 3 points to the home team. I don't care what offense is on the field, that is outstanding. Throw in the fact that they allowed Adrian Peterson only 31 yards on the ground and the point is driven home that Carolina has a top tier defense. Thomas Davis has apparently decided to be Kevin Greene for Halloween, landing a pair of sacks. Mitchell and Mikell may be the best safety tandem the Panthers have ever had. The Vikings did score against the Panthers second string defense, but I am not factoring that in this grade.

 

Defensive Grade: A

 

Special Teams:

 

It is often overlooked that Gano is routinely putting kickoffs in the back of or even out of the endzone. This is huge for the Panthers. Historically they have been known for giving up a big return here and there. That won't be happening as long as Gano continues to perform.

 

Special Teams Grade: A

 

Coaching:
 

I don't think there is anyone more critical of the coaching staff than I am. However, the Panthers put together an excellent game plan and executed. The level of aggressiveness on offense equaled that of the defense. When that happens, the Panthers win. We can only hope that Rivera and Shula have learned this lesson and will not let us down again next week.

 

Coaching Grade: A

 

The Panthers have a chance to be at .500 next week with a win against the Rams. That is an extremely attainable goal. In 6 days we will find out if this team has a renewed focus or are just toying with our emotions yet again.



#2 SpeedOFLight

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:42 AM

I agree on your assessment. Next is going I really show where we could go. We actually have two games next week. We have the rams on Sunday and the bucs on thursday. If we play well, we could be over .500 by the end of next week

#3 Doc Holiday

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:04 AM

You think Mitchell and Mikell is better the Harris and Minter??

#4 KSpan

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:21 AM

Harris and Minter never shared the field, but Minter and Deon Grant were a solid tandem in 03 as were Minter and McCree in 05. However, Mitchell has a level of athleticism that Carolina has rarely had at safety, and if he truly has the instincts and ability at FS that he's shown these past 3 games then he could become one of the top safeties in Carolina history.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:22 AM

You think Mitchell and Mikell is better the Harris and Minter??

 

I don't think Harris and Minter ever played together.  I feel like Minter retired before we ever got Harris.



#6 Zod

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

Harris and Minter never shared the field, but Minter and Deon Grant were a solid tandem in 03 as were Minter and McCree in 05. However, Mitchell has a level of athleticism that Carolina has rarely had at safety, and if he truly has the instincts and ability at FS that he's shown these past 3 games then he could become one of the top safeties in Carolina history.

 

Agreed
 



#7 nitroblast

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:18 AM

I don't think Harris and Minter ever played together.  I feel like Minter retired before we ever got Harris.

 

Right, Minter retired right after we traded for Harris.
 



#8 Zod

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

Minter was an average safety.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

Kinda strange that Harris is probably the best S we have ever had.

 

And S's are more important in todays game than ever.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

Minter was an average safety.

I think he was a little better than average.  But he could not play today with the rules change.  He lead with his helment more than a porn star.  He weekly paycheck would has a minus sign in front of it.



#11 TheRumGone

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

Mitchell has been ballin'. Regardless if those two int's were gimme's. He's physical, fast as all get out and has been in the right positions.



#12 MichaelNewtonII

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

Cam is the poo

#13 wine-o and cheese-doodle

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

If Shula lets Cam throw the deep ball and run some keepers then we'll win. Those are Cam's strong suites. use'em.



#14 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:58 PM

Minter was an above average SS, below average FS.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:59 PM

i for one am incredibly excited about mitchell/mikell at safety. these two could be long-term answers for a problem that's plagued us since chris harris stopped being able to cover anything other than potted plants





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