That Buffalo package with Jones in was a big reason for the defensive turn around. Its far from a gimmick.
Maybe but he was essentially playing a hybrid safety, linebacker, nickel role. I don't think they want him matched up on receivers. They used that buffalo package to mask the fact that they really didnt have a solid nickel corner.
I like jones and he has a role to play but a true corner at the nickel would help.
Kurt Warner had a nice piece on NFL Network in talking about Cam in how he rarely resets his feet. IF he starts out to the left and then comes back to the right for a throw his feet don't move with him and causes him to miss high and wide. Watch it today, because Cam's accuracy will be key.
I think the question about how cam plays after things go bad during the game is key. You know Seattle will make a big play on defense at some point, and it will be up to cam to overcome that and continue to play good football.
Because it's been shown in the NFL that a good defense travels. This defense went into ATL and NO and basically shut down their offenses. That's the reason every analyst is saying the game depends on which Cam shows up because it's a given the defense will ball out.
Exactly, I'm not worried about the defense. I'm worried about the offensive performance and if we couldn't score points against them at home how are we gonna do it on the road in the playoffs?
Isn't it interesting that we beat our chest at how close these games have been and each one has been at home? This is going to be an entirely different atmosphere on the road and in the playoffs. We can't be close, we have to be perfect.
I hate to say this but this one is all on cam. He will either be the reason we lose or the reason we win. He has to play a great game and if he does I think that we could definitely shock the sports world, but would still be an underdog in any game we play in these playoffs.
I was looking around on CBS sports and found an article with divisional round picks. My eyes went immediately to our matchup and I thought that I should share this exert:
In the most recent game between these two teams, Carolina almost came out on top. Back in October, the Seahawks needed a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with 47 seconds left to beat the Panthers 13-9.
I'm not sure why I brought that game up though because that's not the same Seahawks team the Panthers will see on Saturday.
Going into the October game, the Seahawks were 3-3, on a two game losing streak, had just traded Percy Harvin and had to travel cross-country to Charlotte for a 10 a.m. PT kickoff. Everything was stacked against the Seahawks and they still won.
I thought it was funny to see someone mention that the Seahawks have actually changed as well, along with the venue. While its been well documented over the last week that things have changed dramatically with the Panthers (almost to the extent of a fan base that is used to losing and desperately wants to make themselves feel like this time will be different) no one seems interested in actually talking about the Seahawks. And while I don't think things were "stacked against" Seattle in the last meeting he does make good points about the Harvin trade, they're current state, and the location of the game, which are huge, I think we should all be a little more realistic about what could potentially happen this weekend. The Seahawks are on a 6 game winning streak, are home in the playoffs where they were 2-0 last season in the playoffs, and have pro bowler Bobby Wagner back in the lineup.
Cam will have to play his best game of the season and the team will have to be flawless in every phase to come out with a victory. We can absolutely do those things much like we did against New England on monday night football last season, but thats a big IF considering where we will be playing and the experience of the Seattle players. I am all up for optimism but I'm also realize that this team has overachieved a bit this season and I know this game is going to be extremely tough.
Not trying to cause arguments but just wanted to inject a little rationality and reality into the convo for the upcoming matchup. We can definitely win this game, but we have to play so much better on offense than we have.
If the panthers would invest in more south Carolina/Clemson players it would help.
True story: I live in Columbia and was in a local academy sports when I saw a bunch of NFL jerseys. I walked over to see if they had cam or Luke and when I got there I vomited in my mouth bc all they had were houston Texans jerseys. I don't have to tell you which Houston Texan it was but here's a hint, it wasn't watt.
What's with the luck hate? Why? It makes my head hurt that you guys are so obsessed with how "average" you think luck is. He's a better passer than cam and understands the game better. End of story. But who cares, cam is cam, and he's ours.