I got a chance to watch the first series against the Seahawks on my lunchbreak just now.
HOLY POO. Everyone should get that free trail of NFL Rewind just to watch our next superstar, Starlite Lotulelei, Jr.
I don't know who the fug the Hawks center is, but Star absolutely owned him that first series. The play where Wilson almost got a safety was all Star. Star stood the center up and pushed him back a good 5 yards all the way to Wilson in the endzone. I can't wait to go back and watch the rest of his snaps.
The most important thing I can pull from sitting in the stands and watching the game yesterday was that this team can be as good as they want to be. Seattle is a fantastic team which beat us in a close scoring defensive showdown like I thought we'd see. If I'd left in the third quarter I'd say hands down this Panthers team looked better than the Seahawks, even with the stupid penalties and mistakes on ST. It's about execution and when you compare the two teams it wasn't even close how much more disciplined that Seattle team was than ours. If we can polish the rough edges, then the sky's the limit. If we can do that, and that's a big if, it wouldn't surprise me at all if we get a rematch in January.