You can't dwell in the past either. Acknowledging the obstacles that made building this team difficult is real world stuff. I understand what football is about, but saying "we gonna pound them" and "you can't lose 5 times" is rather obvious and pointless, in my opinion. 2015 is all that matters.
I know we have to look forward but we gotta learn from the past, so we don't repeat the same scenario......
Better teams have gone into Seattle and been ran out of the place. The Panthers played a good game, and made it interesting until the 4th quarter. The defense played very well, with a few mishaps on 3rd down.
You guys have nothing to hang your heads about. Congrats on a good season, a playoff win for this team, and the first back to back division titles in NFCS history.
Here's to a more competitive NFCS in 2015.
Actually we should be ashamed, losing to a team 5 time in a row with the same self destruction is not acceptable. If you want to be a champion in the NFL you don't fear anything and no task is to big in the moment. Next season better be ass whopin of lifetime in Seattle.
As an aside and not to start a thread and get this on Seattle's radar.
Dickson WILL be the X factor. I expect a lot of two te looks in the red zone. Let KB and or Dickson go up and get it. File this away.
We need to use more 2 TE set against their physical DBs and pound them inside with J-Stew. Install the run game and use playaction, inside crosses and short dump offs for long consuming drives. Slam it in or roll out with Cam for TDs.
Ok, this is really random but this thought randomly popped into my head when going to sleep last night. .. Let's say that the Carolina Panthers are in the super bowl this year... Would you rather face the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl XXXVIII rematch and get back at the Pats & Brady or would you rather face the Baltimore Ravens & Steve Smith who has done nothing but trash talk the Carolina Panthers organization since he left, and beat Smitty in the Super Bowl? Idk why I had this thought last night but it interested me to see what you guys think. I for one would like to face the Ravens, I just think it would be a great story & would be nice to stick it to Smith for all the trash talk about the Panthers organization since his release.
Patriots , and crush their dreams with Brady / Belechick era
Pinning your hopes on guys like that is often a huge risk (as this season illustrates).
This guy here............My friend just look at the 49rs and Aldon Smith situatio, who has multiple altercation and yet they are committed to him. Why, because he is a difference maker on the defense if you want to win. Hardy is even more important to us in 4-3 and we should reach cap friend multi-year deal.
It seems the word is out on the Panthers offense. Easily shut down with a 3-4 look.
Going back over the game, they are in a 3-4 maybe even the majority of the time. On the last two drives, they stayed in it for the entire time. Bruce Irvin was making Byron Bell look pretty terrible. Byron barely gets a hand on him before Irvin sacks Cam in the final possession.
It is a copy cat league folks. We will continue to see plenty of 3-4 even from base 4-3 defenses like Seattle for the rest of the season. Why? Because it works. The Panthers still have zero answers for it.
Why are we not using the 2 TE set with olsen, williams, & dickson. We need to throw more short and intermediate routes to have manageable 3r & 4th downs. We are also missing Tolbert's short-yardage and leadership.
Panthers average only 6 points in the first 3 quarters of play against 3-4 defenses. Average 17 points against 4-3 defenses in those quarters.
I have said since Pittsburgh that the 3-4 is the death of our offensive line. Some say that outlook is too simple. I am still convinced its not.
To beat a 3-4 defense you have to run the ball effectively early on to stop all the blitz & rushers they are sending..............We never really had a chance to establish a run game with early blowouts.............Ron Rivera needs to stop deferring the ball to 2nd half since the defense is no where near what it used to be...........The strength of the team is Cam & Offense and they need to set example for the games.
Roger Goodell is the only person who can activate Hardy. Could the team say FU Roger & give Hardy a uniform anyway? Sure, but they could also put a jersey on a penguin & run it on the field. Either way, same result. Get off the field or you forfeit. Besides, Hardy hasn't been in the facilities in 6 weeks. How effective do you really think he's gonna be right now?
With the way defense is playing right now I'll take Hardy in a heart beat............What is the worst that's going to happen ohhhh noooooooooooo we are at rock bottom defense wise.