Well damn, how else is MadHatter going to post now?
I didn't consider that an insult but I don't make the calls here. However, MadHatter – while being a friend of the Huddle and therefore probably granted a much longer leash than nearly anyone else – has insulted more posters than just about anyone I've seen in the past couple years. If I were to say half of what he's said to me in a current thread I'd be banned for a long time, but part of running this place is you have the right to pick who gets kicked and who doesn't.
I rarely post in game threads, so if it's worse there I just don't see it.
I think the players know about the struggles we've had in these spots and it's starting to build on them. Think of Clemsoning or Clevelanding. Byron Bell doesn't give a crap about the specifics of Jake Delhomme vs. Tony Romo in 2006, but he does know that the Panthers struggle in games like this. It starts to snowball mentally. Next time the Panthers are on Sunday Night Football or the playoffs, you had better believe this 1-6 thing will be weighing on them.
Bell could just block it out of his mind, but, you know, he can't block anything.
I've seen PFFL's retarded yards-per-snap method of explaining how a 275-yard, TD, no-turnover game by Cam in a win was terrible, I've seen TRD slurp Matt Moore so hard he's still got semen residue on his face, and I've seen Fiz's movie trailer.
But never have I seen someone blame a player's pre-snap energy for his team's lack of success in a game. There's always something new here.
It's much more complicated than that. This is the same O-line that did better with Anderson back there.
I will keep saying it. Go look at Anderson's pre-snap energy/theatrics during that game. He was as lively and "in command" as Peyton Manning is every game. I said after that week that I hope Cam took note.
The line did better as a unit in that game because they were properly energized. Cam's style is more inward, and thinking about what he needs to do. He tries to be too calm, and he's putting people to sleep, the line included. It ends up being every man for himself based on what's happening before the snap.
Most of you will never get this. Ask Frank Garcia about how a QB's pre-snap energy affects the whole offense and see what he says.
All comes down to 2 things. Oh and the OL played better last week with Cam there. They called more quick hits with DA. Our OL is not even a top-three OL in the SEC, let alone the NFL. Can't win games or keep anyone healthy by running it or slow-developing pass plays.
Pre-snap energy means approximately 0.00000000000001%. Lack of talent on the OL and playcalling that doesn't fit our few strengths on offense account for the rest.
Our OL continues to fail Cam on a consistent basis. We have absolutely no semblance of a running game. Our offense is Cam, Olsen and KB. Cam had more tools and better protection as a rookie than he does now. And yet people place more blame on him. Blame Gettleman for not getting some other OL, blame Shula, but I don't see a point to blame Cam at all.