Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

PFF 49ers v Panthers refocused and game grades.

Carolina panthers Game Grades

  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 Ken

Ken

    Triple Threat

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,087 posts
  • Locationnyc

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:21 AM

Will only focus on the Panthers.
 

Carolina– Three Performances of Note

Three Guards, No Positives

The Panthers used a two-man rotation at right guard between Nate Chandler (-1.3) and Chris Scott (-2.4), while left guard Travelle Wharton manned his usual spot, but all three finished in the red. Wharton was particularly disappointing given his strong play since taking over the job back in Week 6 as he finished at -3.2 overall including -4.4 against the run.

Wharton was controlled by Justin Smith on more than one occasion, most notably in the first quarter at both the 9:12 and 0:55 marks where Smith stood him up and got inside to make the tackle. Perhaps his worst play, however, came with 4:47 to go in the second quarter when he tripped on his pull attempt on 3rd-and-goal. Tolbert subsequently tripped over Wharton and the 49ers had their second goal line stand of the first half.

As for Chandler and Scott, Chandler got little movement in the running game and surrendered a sack to DE Tony Jerod-Eddie with 7:11 to go in the fourth quarter while Scott gave up three hurries on his 21 pass block attempts. It was not a good day for Carolina’s guards.

Secondary Mishaps

Over the course of a game, it often feels like only a handful of plays make the difference, a story that best describes the Carolina secondary in this one. Munnerlyn getting beat by Boldin on the double move proved costly as it led to a San Francisco touchdown that made it a 10-point lead early in the third quarter (and even the touchdown could have been avoided as CB Drayton Florence (-1.9) overran Kaepernick on his 4-yard score.)

Rookie free safety Robert Lester (-1.4) whiffed on his only tackle attempt as RB Frank Gore juked him on his way to a 39-yard gain that set up a 49ers field goal. And, finally, perhaps the worst of the bunch, CB Josh Thomas lost his cool with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty with 4:10 to go in the game, just as the Panthers had made a third down stop and were prepared to get the ball back for one final shot to mount a comeback.

Thomas played only three snaps on the day, but his penalty proved costly and summed up a frustrating afternoon for the Carolina secondary.

Linebackers Lead the Defense

As has been the case for most of the season, the Panthers got strong play from linebackers Luke Kuechly (+1.7) and Thomas Davis (+1.8), and even Chase Blackburn (+0.8) got into the action with a nice effort. Kuechly had some issues in coverage, particularly when he fell to the ground on tight end Vernon Davis’ touchdown at the end of the first half, but he did his usual fine work against the run grading at +2.0 and getting in on three stops. He also had a well-timed delayed blitz that led to a sack, one his two pressures notched on five attempts.

Davis was rarely out of position in the running game, grading at +1.4, and he picked up two hits and a hurry on his nine pass rush attempts. Meanwhile, Blackburn was as active as any Carolina linebacker on his 43 snaps. He got in on four stops and posted a season-best +1.3 grade against the run. It was a good final showing for Carolina’s linebacking corps.


Newton graded at +3.5 on his 21 drop-backs in a clean pocket, but only -2.0 on his 12 snaps under pressure.

 

 

Link to full article.

 

Byron Bell have up one sack and a hurry. Kallil was the only Olineman that graded positively.

 

Kk Short and Olsen had the highest grades on the team.

 

Greg Hardy had 2 hits and 1 hurry.



#2 Jackofalltrades

Jackofalltrades

    OWN the Line of Scrimmage

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,811 posts
  • LocationNC

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

Gettleman has his work cut out for him for sure.



#3 Zod

Zod

    YOUR RULER

  • MFCEO
  • 19,701 posts

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:26 AM

I have a hard time putting blame on Lester. A rookie safety should never have to make a wide open field tackle on a RB like Gore.



#4 Darth Biscuit

Darth Biscuit

    Dark Lord

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31,483 posts
  • LocationWilmington, NC

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:27 AM

O line is a big negative that G man has to fix.



#5 Ken

Ken

    Triple Threat

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,087 posts
  • Locationnyc

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

Short got that high grade via the run game. He and Star played the best on the line according to PFF.

 

Star and Short will definitely be the starters come week 1 next season.



#6 Jackofalltrades

Jackofalltrades

    OWN the Line of Scrimmage

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,811 posts
  • LocationNC

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

If Gettleman can keep the key guys on D together and address the OL primarily I think we see a lot of continued success next season. My biggest concerns are OL and another legit target for Cam.



#7 Ken

Ken

    Triple Threat

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,087 posts
  • Locationnyc

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

I have a hard time putting blame on Lester. A rookie safety should never have to make a wide open field tackle on a RB like Gore.

 

Agree. Defense got worse when Mikell went down, from what I recall.



#8 AceBoogie

AceBoogie

    LiveStrong

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,766 posts

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

None of that surprised me.

#9 chknwing

chknwing

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,131 posts

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

I have a hard time putting blame on Lester. A rookie safety should never have to make a wide open field tackle on a RB like Gore.

 

When your number is called to make the play, you make the play. Bottom Line.



#10 Fan01

Fan01

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 547 posts

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

Amini and Kalil.  Everyone else needs an upgrade.

 

Gross is still servicable. 

 

Hopfully, next year it will be Kugbila to the rescure.



#11 Ken

Ken

    Triple Threat

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,087 posts
  • Locationnyc

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

If Gettleman can keep the key guys on D together and address the OL primarily I think we see a lot of continued success next season. My biggest concerns are OL and another legit target for Cam.


Silatolu has good and getting better before he went on IR. I'm fine with him coming back and moving Wharton to RG and getting a RT via FA/draft, or get a LT in the draft.

We also have Kugbila who I'm sure the coaching staff has not given up on.

One thing I can say though, is that our OLine coaches do a great job of getting the best out of what we have.

#12 Cary Kollins

Cary Kollins

    keep lbing

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,028 posts
  • LocationWinston-Salem, NC

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

From what I could tell, Wharton directly kept us out of the endzone twice.



#13 Captroop

Captroop

    Pronounced, "Cat Poop"

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,162 posts
  • LocationNot Telling... CatofWar might find me.

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

He's really going to have to work some Gettlemagic in order to secure 3 starting caliber O-linemen, a bona fide threat and heir apparent at WR, a small-money Kraken, and a #1 CB in one offseason. Best of luck to him. Get healthy soon Kugzilla!



#14 Ken

Ken

    Triple Threat

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,087 posts
  • Locationnyc

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

They alluded to it in the article but Cam had a rough game under pressure.

Under pressure: 2/6 33 yards 2INTs 5 sacks 2.8 QB rating
No Pressure: 14/19 251 yards 1TD 133.1 QB rating

#15 fieryprophet

fieryprophet

    WARNING: Do not annoy!

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,873 posts
  • LocationLa Grange, NC

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:41 AM

Kaepernick graded negatively for the game. Cam graded positively for the game. And yet who pulled the arrogant antics?





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Carolina panthers, Game Grades

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Contact Us: info@carolinahuddle.com - IP Content Design by Joshua Tree / TitansReport.