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Jeremy Igo

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#2972690 Something the Huddle always forgets...

Posted by Jeremy Igo on Yesterday, 10:43 AM

complete ass kickings at home on national TV isn't really necessary, is it?

#2972619 Opponent backed up to their own end zone... then huge run.

Posted by Jeremy Igo on Yesterday, 10:24 AM

It has happened twice in three games and is now officially a huge issue. It happened in Tampa and it happened last night.


The Panthers are staying extremely aggressive, trying for a safety or at least pinning their punter in the back of the end zone. Bringing their safeties up, leaving no one out there to chase down a runner if (when) one breaks free.


The problem is, from what I can tell, its that the linebackers are playing so far up in the gaps at the snap they lose sight of where the runner is. A patient runner can then pick out where the backers are absent, and its a home run.


Should the Panthers back off a bit, worry more about just stopping a first down and not pinning the offense back?


#2972519 Along the Sidelines - Steelers Edition

Posted by Jeremy Igo on Yesterday, 09:53 AM

For better or worse.... mainly worse.... here is what my lens found throughout the evening.


First of all, for me one of the biggest stories of the game was the fact that the Panthers started two rookies at wide receiver. Cam was sure to greet them in pregame.





Cam continued to welcome other players out of the tunnel. Cam doesn't discriminate against inactive players either. If you come out of that tunnel, expect to be hit. Rookie Andrew Norwell needs to keep his head on a swivel.





Philly Brown was very excited coming out of the tunnel. I spoke with him after the game. He didn't know he was starting until just before introductions. That would explain the huge smile on his face.




I know some may be down on Philly for his special teams bobble and subsequent fumble, but I remain extremely excited about Philly Brown. Brown ended up grabbing seven catches and 68 yards. Extremely impressive for the undrafted rookie out of Ohio State.




Kelvin Benjamin led the team in receptions with eight and also posted his first 100+ yard performance. Kelvin's hands are just something I have not seen before in Panthers colors.


Look at these two frames.






You might assume that was a dropped ball, but it was in fact a reception. Kelvin got just enough finger tip grip on that ball to haul it in on the sidelines. For me, this was the play of the game.


Veteran players are starting to notice Kelvin, and are sure to talk to him after the play. No defensive veteran wants to be shown up by a rookie. Kelvin has never backed down to a trash talking session, but typically replies with a huge smile on his face.




Cam Newton was under heavy pressure for much of the night, even when the Steelers only brought three down linemen. This is extremely concerning for the season. If Cam Newton continues to take the kind of hits he did last night, he will not make it through the season. The lack of talent on the offensive line was probably the most talked about topic of the offseason. Now we know why. Carolina faces a very similar defense on Sunday, it could get just as ugly.




Luke Kuechly once again led the team in tackles with seven. The crowd needs to start recognizing that AJ Klein and Luke Kuechly are different people. Whenever Klein makes a tackle, the crowd usually scream LUKE.





Thomas Davis went off the field early in warmups, and I tweeted that he and the head trainer left together. Judging from Davis' performance, it seems his hip was nagging him. He was unable to turn his hips into defenders as well, which was a big part of a few missed tackles resulting in long runs. We need to get Thomas Davis healthy immediately.




Thomas DeCoud appears to be a serious liability in the run game. He was in on a few run blitzes last night and looked pretty bad. He lacks the aggressiveness and is a liability other teams will hone in on now.




Antonio Brown got away with a facemask on Bene Benwikere. I thought Benwikere played pretty well for having to cover as long as he did.




Mario Addison had the only sack on the evening. He is out playing Charles Johnson at the moment, which is terrible news for the Panthers. Johnson has been largely absent this season after having missed most of camp with a hamstring injury.




Greg Olsen is not talked about enough. His TD was one of the only bright spots of the evening. Greg continues to put together what I feel should be a pro bowl season for him.




Notice his right foot hitting the inside of the end zone pylon. It is this attention to detail that makes him a complete player.




Panthers fans stuck with it for most of the game. But when the clock read....




This was the scene all around the stadium.




The result was the Steelers being treated with home game adoration by the Pittsburgh fans, who had by then taken over the stadium.




But really, I can't blame Panthers fans for leaving a game the Panthers barely decided to show up to.



I think Ron Rivera summed it up best after the game. "We didn't play a very good football game."



More images from the game, locker room impressions and Topcat pictures coming today in the All Pro Insiders section. If you enjoy my coverage and want to see more, you should consider signing up at around the same cost of buying the huddle a nice beer a month.





#2967735 This is glorious......

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 21 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

Big ups to your girlfriends favorite Huddler....


#2966895 Fun picture of Sammi Jo's face painted--uh wha?!

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 21 September 2014 - 12:19 PM

I could post a photo that would bring the huddle server to its knees...... But I am far too much a gentleman to do so. :)

#2966889 Official Panthers - Steelers Gameday Thread

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 21 September 2014 - 12:17 PM

skins score...philly takes ensuing kickoff to the house. wow

Did you really just pollute the Panthers gameday thread with foreskin talk?!?!?!?!?

Must..... Keep..... Calm....

#2966597 Predict how many words come out of Costas's mouth before "Greg"

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 21 September 2014 - 08:52 AM

I say 6.

#2966583 Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Steelers*

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 21 September 2014 - 08:40 AM

This is an accurate statement, sir.

Getting ready to start making turds!!


Same here. Bran muffin and coffee this morning.

#2966541 Official Panthers - Steelers Gameday Thread

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 21 September 2014 - 08:06 AM

Tonight the Panthers look for a win against the Pittsburgh to help solidify their status as the class of the NFC South.



Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers


When: 8:30pm


TV: NBC - NBC Charlotte will be airing LIVE from the Huddle Tailgate starting at 6:00pm. They will have three live spots within the hour.


Radio: 1110 WBT


Twitter: Follow @CarolinaHuddle on twitter for observations


All-Pro: Additional pregame coverage in the All-Pro Insider forum. Early photos/observations/behind the scenes action.




Panthers' Keys to Victory:


- Contain Le'Veon Bell. Bell is the most potent offensive weapon of Pittsburgh.

- Continue to Spread the Ball: Cam Newton has done an excellent job of getting the ball to a variety of receivers. This must continue tonight.

- Quick Start. There will be plenty of Steelers fans in attendance. A few quick scores will quiet them and eventually send them back to their trailers early.



#2965928 Boycott Harris Teeter - Selling Steelers #1 cookies

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 20 September 2014 - 03:44 PM

Now I really want a cookie cake.

Same here. Far superior to regular birthday cake. But inferior to nice cream cake.

#2965903 Boycott Harris Teeter - Selling Steelers #1 cookies

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 20 September 2014 - 03:33 PM

I am boycotting primary colors.

#2965633 Sensible Greg Hardy Talk, Pittsburgh Preview, Push Up Contest

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 20 September 2014 - 10:52 AM

On my huddle app can't see the direct mp3 link ): huddle podcast my Saturday morning "radio show" I listen to while driving since the herd isn't on

Try this link

#2965496 Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Steelers*

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 20 September 2014 - 08:15 AM

I'll be there from 5:30 - 6:30 or so then need to pop over for a radio spot then hit the field.

#2965447 Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Steelers*

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 20 September 2014 - 06:13 AM

Why would you promote another tailgate in boos thread?

#2965410 DeAngelo Williams, Jason Avant, Jericho Cotchery questionable for Sunday

Posted by Jeremy Igo on 20 September 2014 - 04:49 AM

Deangelo and Avant should play. Not sure about Cotch.

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