Godfrey has always been and will be better than Mitchell this year and beyond. Sometimes you guys are blinded by the shiney new toy or cap hits. Godfrey is like Gamble, better than he is given credit for and hated by the fan base for no reason.
They were a 3 and 11 and a 4th and 6... Really guys??? come on, there is a point where you have to be smart. Tough game but the Saints were the better team tonight. Panthers just need to regroup and come back strong next week.
?? there is literally a handful of people here who think that we are going to lose and none of those people will be swayed by anything anyone says.
the majority of people in here feel good about our chances and many of those think that we'll win (tho to that handful of scared chickens will say that we think that we are guaranteed a blowout just to make their option seem more "realistic").
there are two threads in here started by the more negative and pessimistic posters (who call themselves "realistic") which, if you can read the threads, you can see that the percentage of people who prescribe to that weak PoV consists pretty much of the people who make those threads up.
the panthers are winning. their wins are legitimate wins. the bad teams they are destroying and they just had a convincing and hard fought win against a really good team in their home stadium.
anyone with a functioning brain can see that this game coming up is between two very good teams and know that the panthers have a really good shot at winning, and probably should win. they know that the pats and their QB aren't playing at the level we are used to them playing. they know that the panthers defense is real and dominant and the offense has been getting the job done and, if the trend of the last couple years continues, the offense is just starting to find their groove and play their best ball of the season.
there is a lot of faith in this team right now and even in rivera. with the exception of the most narrowheaded of folks, rivera has done what was needed to get those wins. he's now managing the game in a way that will bring about more wins than losses and brings about the type wins we've been seeing.
most of us have bought in because we've seen with our own eyes that the panthers are playing the best ball that they've played in a decade.
if it were just panther fans talking about how well the panthers are doing and talking playoffs as they are, then the pessimists might have a leg to stand on about how we are overrating the panthers, but that isn't the case. people league wide are realizing what we are in here...that the panthers are real and one of the best teams in the league this year (which is the ONLY year that matters).
Hey I'm down with that, but gotta fight the negetive nancies man.
The problem is, and homers just don't want it To be true, is that Newton had the vision of a blind cave bat. On a 3rd down sack by dansby, the whole middle of the field was wide open and Lafell came streaking across it, but Cams eyes never even budged from the primary receiver who took a decade to get open. The play ended with lafell telling cam, "hey I was wide the frick open. Look for me bra". The truth until Cam learns to go through his reads in an efficient manner, he will be an average qb at best.
This is a trying time. A time of full of desperate feelings. A time of bewilderment, shame, anger, and disappointment. We have watched as defeat has painfully and pitifully pulled the glory of victory from our paws not once, but twice. We have have seen the snare of death reach out and touch our men of battle, decimating our second line of defense. Our leader has fallen pray to poor protection, hindering our offensive production to near uselessness, which in turn has hindered our beliefs in our strategic minds. Ay, these are trying times indeed.
Alas, now we find ourselves at the crossroads; and as we ponder on the weeks past; the bewilderment, the shame, the anger, the disappointment, the despair... We find ourselves with a choice. Quit now and be defeated like spoiled child getting whipped; Or act like men and rise above the occasion. I for one am not ready to declare defeat. I am not ready forfeit victory.
This is a 16 week war of attrition; a lengthy challenge of skill, discipline, heart, will, and commitment, and whilst' we have lost the first 2 battles, gentlemen, we can... no, we will rise again. I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the game plans are made right, as they are now being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our home field, to ride out the storm of week 3, and to outlive the pain of 0-3, another near defeat, and more questions of our leadership.
Men and Women, get ready, this week the season really starts... and I'll be watching with great expectations. For the greatest of us all will lead us to victory.