People would love to get over this. The problem I have is that the media has decided to devote 90% of it's air time to defending the Patriots and less then 5% on talking about how far the Panthers have come. It's frustrating that all of our success is overshadowed by this play.
That is why I find it necessary to constantly defend this play.
I'm the opposite. I love it. First, it's hilarious and bordering on cosmic justice for the Patriots of all teams to have a huge beef with an officiating crew after a big loss. Second, no amount of bitching in the world will remove the W. We're 7-3 no matter how many people in Boston and the sports media weep blood and mewl their displeasure over the Internet/TV/radio. Lastly, we stay fired up and feeling disrespected. You know how pissed off you feel about how the game is being spun and portrayed? Imagine if you actually played your ass off and were hearing all this bullshit.
Want to point out that deep ball to Smith in the first (where Talib got the flag) where Cam actually lobbed it instead of trying to laser it through Talib's head. That right there shows you he's working on his touch passes some and it's nice to see.
Honorable mention to CJ for forcing his way back onto the field in a brace/splint for the last series.. and making an impact. CJ, you're a fuging monster and we appreciate you giving everything you could to help us win.
I just can't believe we beat the Patriots with our punt returner playing QB.
There were a few classy Pats fans who showed up tonight - good game you all. Brought our defense back down to earth.
To that cowardly vagina Lowell: we just beat you worthless fugs with you guys playing to injure and the refs doing everything they could to lend a helping hand to Brady. And we did it during primetime you worthless bitch,
Cam can and should be playing better. He had a poor game and if we had lost everyone would be talking about it.
You guys defend him no matter what and it gets old. Even Cam knows he needs to be better. These kind of mistakes in the post season will lose the game easy. Yes he made some good plays but a number one overall pick should be after three years. He has been playing poorly the past couple games and what I'd really like to see is him play how he did when he first started winning several games ago; throwing the check downs, making smart plays and taking what the defense gives him.
Without the drops he'd have been around 60% and over 200 yards against a beastly defense. Also, this is after a bad start in which all the usual dipshit trolls resurfaced with the usual "derp there goes the game derp fug you cam derp" trash posts. He was money on 3rd and recovered after a bad start which is major progress and a welcome sight if you're not a shitposter who is still gazing fixedly at their Andrew Luck Stanford poster over the bed.
Look so many of you panicking in a game that the Panthers have the lead. This is the REAL NFL, especially a divisional game. The Panthers just gotta man up and handle their business. I'm sure many of you complaining, were the ones who thought this would be a Panther blow out.
To be fair, for us it's usually a choice of "win a blowout" vs "lose the close one". Not a lot of middle ground.
Those that think we vastly overpaid for CJ fall into 2 categories:
1) People that really don't have a full appreciation for the overall play of DE's, focusing strictly on sacks
2) People that don't know the market value of premier DE's.
Sure, maybe we could have shaved a million a year off his contract, but it's not like very good DE's are falling off trees, and the good ones cost money. After QB and maybe LT, it is arguably the most important position on the field.
3) People who were butthurt that their UNC DE crush was easily replaced the instant he left
4) People who don't realize how much he would have helped the Falcons (his home town team)
5) People that expect every Carolina player to take a dollar over the league minimum out of loyalty
Johnson has earned/been worth every fuging cent of his contract to date.
It's as much about how we are beating them and the way he is mercilessly attacking.
He hasn't looked complacent on a 2 score lead yet... which is awesome.
This needs to be repeated in about 4 other threads.
If we were squeaking by the bad teams I'd think we were frauds. We're curb-stomping them and hanging 30+ left and right. We're handling our business instead of playing down to the competition. I don't think we're SB contenders or anything, but we could definitely make a wildcard if we keep it up.