a lot of people called it a trap game. Dex said it best with something along the lines of "not every game we are suppose to win is a trap game."
I think this has to do with me actually believing in this team now. I believe everytime we step on the field we are going to win. I don't care who we face. Those aren't empty words. I dont care if we play shitty, i still think we will win no matter what. I dont care about Cam or Luke's numbers. I didnt sweat the Newton interceptions. I just knew this team was going to win. I started feeling this way after the Patriots and was reaffirmed after the Miami gamei. Seeing Ron on the sideline making his mark on this team. The confidence, but not overconfidence of this team. It's really amazing to see. Some questioned what I said in another thread about this being the best Panthers team we've ever had. I know its the bucs and NO is a huge test. But there is something in the air in Carolina.
This was next on the list from the Smitty interview with Mike and Mike.
some interesting tidbits:
Greg said the entire team was really dissapointed in themselves after the first half. Greg gave a halftime speech along with several others. Said Ron's speech was incredible. Got the team refocused.
Said they played like they had arrived which isn't Carolina football or what the coaches had been preaching all week.
Greg apparently would go to the sideline and say "what would charles do, what would charles do in this situation"
Greg praised Luke saying if you are gonna go after him (for the 2 calls in the endzone) you have to go through me first. Said Keek wants to be good. has a burning desire to win. Said he's constantly in the film room, watching film on the plane on the way back.
Greg talked about TD's dislocated finger said that's the mentality this defense has, never give up.
Said he has no distractions when traveling away, espcially to a place like South Beach. Said he's a "different kind of cat" doesnt even pay attention to that stuff and just focuses on the game as soon as they are on the plane.
Greg said Cam is just like Luke. Wants to be great. Said it was funny seeing Cam his rookie year talking about "wanting to play xbox on the sidelines" to Cam completely focused performing methodical "tom brady/peyton manning like" drives in the 4th quarter.
For the bucs coming up said "no excuses." no coming out like Miami. No more games, play Carolina defense from the first snap