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Rivera: Players practiced nervous today.

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I wonder were they nervous or super anxious

Uhhh...i'mma go with nervous. On account that's what Rivera said. 

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"I'll be honest, we practiced a little nervous,'' coach Ron Rivera said after Friday's practice. "You could just see it. Guys making checks they shouldn't. Or seeing pressure and turning the wrong way.

"Not a whole bunch, but I noticed it.''

Rivera didn't hesitate to share his observations and thoughts with the players. He told them to pull back and refocus, reminding this is only a big game because it is the next one.

But it is big in terms of the NFC playoff picture. Carolina (5-3) has won four straight games to move within a game of the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. San Francisco (6-2) has won five straight to stay within a game and a half of the Seattle Seahawks.

Some might take the nervousness as a bad omen. Not Rivera.

"It's a good omen, because they realize how important it is,'' he said.

http://espn.go.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/1930/panthers-starting-to-get-nervous

much ado about nada.

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Good. Being nervous because you are in position to excell leads to extra focus.

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If we lose Sunday, it's not going to be because of this

That is unless everybody visibly looks as scared at their respective positions as Joe Adams fielding a punt

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Don't like the sound of that, but not making a huge deal about it

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Guys will be nervous until they get into the game.  Then all that nervousness goes away and they just play the game.

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There is no moral victories here ladies and gents. I think they know that. I want them to be nervous. Nervous means your taking it seriously. I don't think they took ATL seriously and it showed in the first half.

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Nervous? Come on man. Most of these guys have played in bigger games in college. Swag up.

 

Cam has a history of playing his best under the spotlight in big games in college.

I hope our new found confidence brings this aspect of Cam out in the NFL.

 

We can use a big boost from Cam this Sunday. A 70+ yard touchdown run along with some good throws to Ginn and Olsen will go a long way to helping us win.

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Laying the ground work for an excuse in case we get blown out.Sorta like i told you so before the actual crapping of the bed.

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We need to get Nate Chandler some reefer. Calm down big guy.

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maybe they were nervous about that long ass flight to san fran. 

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