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CPantherKing

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In Topic: Credit the Defense for the Victory

15 December 2014 - 01:43 PM

I will have to disagree. Defense did not win it. They gave up a TD early. They let McCown run it in for another TD. The defense had one good quarter in the 3rd.

The defense gave up 17 points in about 20 minutes of play, and struggled to get the Bucs off the field for 70% of the time the defense played.

The difference was DA, KB, and Olsen. They kept drives alive all game. Kept the D fresh and kept coming up with clutch passes and receptions.

40 minutes of offensive control. 28 first downs. 60% of their offensive drives going for 6 plays or more with at least 3 minutes of control.

If the offense let's our defense play for close to 30 minutes, Carolina Panthers walk out with a loss.

And KB and Olsen did all this hurt. They spent their time on the sideline bent over talking with Vermillion.

In Topic: Are #70 and #68 the best rookie OG tandem in the NFL?

13 December 2014 - 04:11 PM

they've emerged after 1 game? Because before the saints game all I heard was trash talk about the o line. I'll wait to see a few good performances strung together to be convinced, not just this saints game.

 

Alright, seems like many people are missing the boat on this one.

 

Turner and Norwell have not arrived in one game. They are still the same. What has changed is the offensive coaching philosophy. In one game the offense went from a grind it out win at the line offense to an offense with moving parts. They swung the OL, they pulled a lot more, and they moved the QB around.

 

This OL is the weakest link on the field, but the weakest link on the team is the coaching and last week proves it.

 

If the Panthers offense goes into a game using their OL to win on offense, they will lose. If they go into a game and move their OL changing defensive angles and allowing the RBs and Cam to choose angles on the attack, then the Panthers will produce. Play to your strengths and not your weaknesses. It took the Panthers 13 weeks to figure this out.

 

If they continue to run a style of offense that utilizes movement, the spread, and quick passing/decisions, then the offense will produce. If they go back to a game manager/ball control offense that relies on the OL to be the best part of the team, then they will lose again.

 

I only hope the coaches realized their flaws, and did not just stumble into the answer while not knowing it is the answer.


In Topic: Peter King on Cam and Carolina

08 December 2014 - 08:19 PM

Whoa Olsen throwing shade at Shula

 

 

 

ohhh ohh ohhh

 

Let Cam be Cam. Set up the offense to play to his strengths. Stop forcing him to play a pocket QB in season and read through 4 receiver each time. Let Cam audible to a run or call his own number while always threatening pass pre snap. If Cam is passing too much simply ask him to look for more running opportunities. Give him a 2 read and dump or go. Roll him out. Roll the OL with him.

 

Trust Cam to make the right decisions in game and play the defense. Prepare him during the week and let him go come game day. Live with the mistakes. He sinks or swims at this point and NEVER make him a game manager. Cam needs to control the offense all game, make calls, and keep it up tempo when he is feeling it.

 

Coach him up on the sidelines. Do not put him in a box on the field.

 

That has always been my take. And the same goes for KB, Olsen, Luke, and KB. Get out of their way and let them play. Meanwhile work on the DEs and OL. They need coaches to focus on them a whole lot more.


In Topic: KB should continue to get better at routes, but...those hands

08 December 2014 - 07:43 PM

On an off note, so many people have said that Smitty would have hurt KB, but perhaps he would have helped KB's completion percentage.

 

I know we all will not agree and neither do all the GMs in the NFL, but an opportunity was missed.  When you have a draft that is loaded with talent at a position your team needs badly, you load up. The Panthers should have loaded up on receiver in the first 3 rounds of the draft and kept Steve Smith.

 

You would have Kelvin Benjamin, Jarvis Landry, and Martavis Bryant. You have the punt returner in Landry and the speed threat in Bryant.

 

Steve Smith was here for one more season. He could have been the feature receiver for the first 4-8 games and then transition to KB.

 

With the coaching and front office harping on missed opportunities, then this would have been the biggest missed opportunity all year.

 

You could have spent the free agent money given to Cason, Avant, Cotchery, DeCoud, and Harper on some serviceable DL and OL.

 

I know it is in the past, but isn't this what has been thrown on the players all season as "missed opportunities"?


In Topic: KB should continue to get better at routes, but...those hands

08 December 2014 - 06:09 AM

In addition to this, it would be interesting to know how many rookies have had so many drops.

 

Jerry Rice. Enough said.

 

And please show me another rookie receiver who has been their #1 receiving threat all season getting double and triple coverage and having to be handled by the #1 CB week in and week out?

 

When you get that one let me know.

 

#1 receiver receiving %; First 12 games; #1 receiver listed first.

Panthers: 51.8% Kelvin Benjamin and ?. Benjamin top target 9 weeks.

Bills: 52.0% Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Watkins top target 6 weeks.

Bucs: 46.7% Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Evans top target 5 weeks.

Jaguars: 52.8% Cecil Shorts, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marquise Lee. Robinson top target 5 weeks.

Dolphins: 55.1% Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. Landry top target 3 weeks.

Saints: 60.3% Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, and Brandin Cooks. Cooks top target 3 weeks.

Giants: 56.1% Victor Cruz, Reuben Randle, and Odell Beckham. Beckham top target 3 weeks.

Eagles: 59.7% Jeremy Maclin, Jordan Matthews, and Riley Cooper. Matthews top target 2 weeks.

Packers: 62.5% Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams. Adams top target 2 weeks.

 

Which of these rookie receivers listed do you think would get the most attention from the secondary in their game planning? Kelvin Benjamin because he is the only threat at WR the team has for a given week. Every CB on the opposing team devotes a majority of their time preparing for Kelvin Benjamin.

 

If you want Benjamin's reception % to go up find him a couple more wide receiver options the secondary has to worry about in their game planning.


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