i thought towards the end of last year that we should have a coach in charge of managing the game instead of rivera. let rivera do the monday - saturday and someone that knows what he's doing run the game. still don't think it would be a bad idea.
That would be an assistant head coach who manages the week.
If your head coach isn't up to the task on gamedays.... well...
The Seahawks had 3 turnovers last year, one returned for a touchdown. So 7 of your 12 points was gift wrapped to you.
Cam Newton and the offense had an awesome 190 yards of offense filled with Sacks.
Steven Smith was shut down (4 catches, 40 yards) by sherm..
Russell Wilson was on training wheels and the Seahawks were having a hard time scoring touchdowns.
Russell Wilson has had a full training camp free of restrictions and has built chemistry with his teammates. Cam still pouts when things don't go his way.
The Panthers still don't have any complementary help of smith on the outside. (Seahawks will put eight in a box and dare Smith to throw as another poster suggested). SInce nothing has changed how in the world will the Panthers even move the ball? Btw your guard situation is in flux ... With the Seahawks speed and a crowded box there will be nowhere to run for your running backs or Newton.
Wilson will eat your secondary up. The Panthers can't stop the pass and Hardy will go against Okung (who was an all pro bowler last year).
I do like Luke. I think he will cause some problems in the running game but while he is chasing Lynch or Wilson he won't be covering receivers as well. If the Hawks have any running game this will be a blow out. Our line is healthy and will resume practicing. Our pass rush is a work in progress but Cam will not get the luxury of sitting in the pocket because he will be blitzed and your receivers will be forced to make plays. Not a good recipe for a win but hey it is week 1 and crazy things happen during the first week.
The Panthers offense was in dissaray the entire first half of the season, it didn't have much to do with the Seahawks.
We are hoping our new OC will learn from that and simplify the gameplan and just let our guys go out there and play football.