I actually liked the Panthers until I came on your boards to have friendly conversation about the game this weekend, and saw how delusional and idiotic 99% of you guys are. No team with a 2-6 record should be talking as much crap as you guys do, and no team with as little history as a franchise should be calling out other franchises that have been around since the 60's.
I think most people here are realistic and don't think this is some easy win, but you'll pardon us for not shaking in our boots against your 5-3 team in the worst division in football when we outplayed the best two teams in the NFC for 3.5 quarters only to crumble due to our own inexperience or coaching incompetence in the last drive.
Most people here are more concerned about us shooting ourselves in the foot than being crushed, and while both are possibilities, given the way the season has gone thus far I'd say that was a justified position.
Don't get the idea that people here think we are a good team, after all we are 2-6. However we are confident that we can beat good teams, assuming we can get our act together and stop screwing around at the end.
Cam obviously played better, but I don't thing rg3 played as bad as his stats looked. His overthrows on check downs were all from trying to loft the ball over a jumping lineman and avoid having his passes batted down.
I think he eventually ends up pretty good. In fact I think all 5 rookie qbs starting look pretty good. Which is probably bad news for qbs looking to enter the draft, because it doesn't seem like many teams will be wanting to use a high pick on one. Arizona, KC, and maybe buffalo.
It's not like the refs screwed the redskins there. It was a case of the refs blowing a call that would have screws the panthers, then correcting the call even though they are not allowed to. Pardon me if I don't shed any tears for the redskins not being able to benefit from a blown call.
I don't even know where people get the idea that Cam never studies. Maybe it's because Vince Young and Jamarcus Russell were known to not study, and for some reason they are equating Cam with them. I can't put my finger on what that reason is exactly, I'm sure it will come to me if I think hard enough.
There are only 3 variables on the win loss column, W, L, and T.
Close games count the same as blowouts ultimately, however close games are a much better indicator of future success than blowout losses, and unless you think we should replace the entire roster after every loss it's always good to see signs of improvement even when we lose.
Basically states that he is playing very well on 1st down and average on 3rd down, but very poorly on 2nd down.
He does a little bit of psychoanalysis, but doesn't mention pouting on the sidelines or the superman dance or compare him to Vince Young. Instead, he compares him to Alex Smith, who has claimed that he tried so hard to live up to expectations that he tried to make big things happen on every throw.
He concludes with this awesome statement:
"I also don’t think Newton is getting a lot of help from his coaching staff or his teammates. They shouldn’t be making things so difficult for him; he needs to have more intermediate routes available to him, more checkdown options, and more players who can make big plays after the catch. Carolina strikes me as a team that could be a lot more effective if they used some dink and dunk; if Ron Rivera and Rob Chudzinski don’t fix the offense, the Panthers would be justified in finding some coaches who can."