As I stated in the GIF thread, it seemed like every time Ginn got the ball he ran straight for the sidelines. Did he think they were the end zone? Was he tired and in a hurry to get to his spot of the bench? Did he spot Fua stealing his Mighty Wings? Whatever the reason was, I noticed it, my wife commented on it, and even my son was yelling at him to run UP FIELD!
So, today I used my NFL Game Rewind App and went to every play Ginn touched the ball. Here are the one's that really stuck out to me:
1st Punt Return: He catches it, then spins toward the sideline (even though a spin in the other direction would have granted him daylight).
Kickoff after Halftime: After catching it he runs a couple of yards up field then makes a 90 degree to the sideline.
The Next Punt Return: Catches it. Has room. Runs directly to the sideline.
3rd & 17 in the 4th: Catches the screen pass, spins toward the sideline, then runs Out-of-Bounds (Only getting 5 yards instead of fighting for more on a long 3rd down).
Right after Mitchell's 2nd INT: Handoff to Ginn. And he makes a B-line to the sideline. Lost 2 yards.
And finally the last Kickoff of the game: Fields it around the 5 and runs STRAIGHT out of bounds at the 15 yard mark UNTOUCHED. (I know the game was over by then, but come on, lets see you at least get to the 25)
Don't get it twisted, I LOVE Ginn and I'm really happy he's now a Panther and I hope he remains that way for a while. But I found it very humorous that every time he gets room to run yesterday, he runs straight to the sidelines like he just scored a TD.