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#3009624 Andy Dalton's reaction to knowing he has to face the Panthers D.

Posted by SgtJoo on 11 October 2014 - 01:36 AM

Cinci has given up what, one sack?


Don't think he's afraid of our D-list D-line

#3007222 Hornets vs. 76ers Game Thread

Posted by SgtJoo on 09 October 2014 - 11:54 AM


#3006716 Really good film breakdown of Luke

Posted by SgtJoo on 08 October 2014 - 11:38 PM

The most impressive aspect of Kuechly's game is how quickly and correctly he reads the plays. He beats blockers not by "stacking and shedding" (though he can), he just sees the play as it happens and then gets to spots before the assigned blockers can get there. In this way, he is reminscent of Chris Spielman, playing as if he had a copy of the playbook. Play 11 is a nice example, he attacks the gap before the Center #64 Brian de la Puente can get in position to block him GFY . Play 13 is a nice one also; he reacts quickly, attacks the gap, and avoids the block of RG #75 Kyle Long. GFY 
He has surprising sideline-to-sideline chase speed. He tracks guys down or hustles after them on down-the-sideline plays like a madman. I'm sure Kuechly has very good speed, but on some of these plays he looks like the fastest man on the field. The reason is his understanding of the opposing offense; he is expecting and reacting to the play so very quickly that he gets 1 or 2 steps towards the play before anyone else. Some players have very good footspeed (ie., 40 yard times), but it doesn't show on the field. They "play slow" or they "don't play to their 40". This is generally because they take false steps, misread their keys, or take too long to read a fake/misdirection.
Kuechly is the opposite; he's getting a jump on the play. Play 6 is a great example. Even before the play, he's recognizing the WR screen potential. The play is a fake inside handoff and as Cutler pulls the ball out, Kuechly is already fully sprinting towards Alshon Jeffrey before the ball leaves Cutler's hand. This is when Football IQ and physical skills meet. GFY . For an example of the opposite, watch any Raiders' game and focus on #56 Miles Burris. (I like Burris. I really do; he's an all-out, try-hard player and I appreciate him leaving it all out on the field. But he's limited physically and his reactions are a bit slow.)
Screen plays against him are so tough. He reads them so well and he's so nimble and strong in space that it's hard to get on him and maintain a block. Play 2 is a nice example as he fights thru both blockers to make the tackle GFY
He is so strong and sound that he doesn't miss tackles. Vice grip arms help also. The wya he goes from full-speed chase to breaking down and tackling is amazing. Play 5 is a great example. Matt Forte may have been able to juke a mortal LB, but Kuechly simply crushes him in the back GFY .






I'm not OP btw. Just felt like sharing the really good writeup.

#3004408 DeCoud will be on Jim Rome's radio show today

Posted by SgtJoo on 07 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

Haven't seen it posted but dockery resigned





#3003135 Stats and Superlatives: Panthers Vs. Bears

Posted by SgtJoo on 06 October 2014 - 05:03 PM

The Panthers:
  • Have forced 10 turnovers in their three wins. They have no takeaways in their two losses.
  • Won their seventh straight game decided by seven or fewer points.
  • Have won nine of their last 10 regular-season home games.
  • Gave up just 26 rushing yards in the second half.
  • Were 3-for-3 in the red zone after coming into the game with the worst red zone conversation rate in the league.
  • Were called for a season-low three penalties.
  • G Trai Turner got his first NFL start. Fernando Velasco, who had started the first four games at right guard, did not play.
  • LB Luke Kuechly, who led the Panthers with 15 tackles, has double-digit tackles in his last four games. His 11 solo tackles ties a career high (vs. Atlanta on 12/9/12; vs. SF on 11/10/13).


Hit the link, way more interesting stats than I can list here.




For some reason it's making me blindly (naïvely?) optimistic for the rest of the season.


That is if we can continue to play like we did in the 2nd half.

#3000904 PIE and for all the doubters GTFO!

Posted by SgtJoo on 05 October 2014 - 04:22 PM

Wait, are we allowed to double dip between the two pie threads?


Posted by SgtJoo on 05 October 2014 - 03:44 PM


#2998930 All three of our TOs

Posted by SgtJoo on 05 October 2014 - 01:46 PM

1 no, not even. He was on bodies.


2 Nope.


3. Lol no.

#2998612 Official Panthers - Bears Gameday Thread

Posted by SgtJoo on 05 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

Seriously. I saw the delay of game live

#2994014 Kelvin Benjamin named NFL Offensive Rookie for September

Posted by SgtJoo on 02 October 2014 - 09:11 AM


#2987136 If I am Cam's agent this offseason

Posted by SgtJoo on 29 September 2014 - 03:17 AM


#2987130 A bad week for our NFC South rivals

Posted by SgtJoo on 29 September 2014 - 03:10 AM


#2977788 ESPN Predictions

Posted by SgtJoo on 25 September 2014 - 12:59 PM




Can I break out "under the radar" again?

#2975772 Panthers injuries, Steve Smith, Cam's Attire, Football Movies

Posted by SgtJoo on 24 September 2014 - 12:43 AM

That Nat King Cole is dope.


Made me look up the full thing on YouTube.


Solid as always, the foursome was a treat. Kroeger and Jones are surprisingly cool.

#2974088 remind me when we can finally move on from D-Will and J-Stew?

Posted by SgtJoo on 22 September 2014 - 08:51 PM

How about a logical answer instead of a bunch of smartass/stupid posts?


After the 2016-17 season if you don't want to eat a poo ton of dead money.