The most obvious problem we had was tackling. Seriously thought at times that they could just run non stop for 5 yard gains each play. How we won the game with such a low score is beyond me. I guess they shot themselves in the foot more than we did
Just wanted to comment about NE's defensive gameplan. I didnt hear but the tail end of Rivera's comments on Panther talk but he said something about NE commited to stopping the run by loading the box with 8 all game and held back one safety for mostly man coverage. You guys act like our RBs should put up epic rushing stats every game. We were still very effective this game. 8 for 11 on third down conversions?? Thats awesome, and 6 first downs (out of 20) were made on running plays. Guys need to lay off somewhat. The reason, imo, that Williams and Stewart are good still is because they've basically been worked half as much as AP, Gore, Lynch, etc. Think Morris, Stacy, or Lacy will be as good in 4 years as they are now?
Edit: But, I do agree they are being overpaid, which is no one's fault that is currently affiliated with the team other than JR.
Just like Cowgirl fans, boasting about Super Bowl wins, even though they've done absolutely nothing in our entire existence. Only thing Dallas has done is have refs screw us over to give them wins (happened in 2007 and last year's game)
Just got back from the second Panthers game I've ever been too. Quite frankly I was a little disappointed in the turn out. It seemed no more than 2/3 full and there seemed to be a good size Rams can base there. I know this is the norm and that it would be different if we were a perennial playoff team. Just wish people were more loyal I guess.
Perhaps Smitty shouldn't have helped out in this play?
I know this video is of a real game and Cam was in practice, but this is part of the game and Cam is giving it his all. As others have pointed out, you can get injured doing pretty much anything so what does it friggin matter?
P.S. - How do you embed youtube vids, the embed code given on youtube didnt work
I don't get the whole greed thing, as if the owners are the only people profiting from an 18 game schedule?
1. We, as fans, get two extra weeks of real football. I mean if you don't want to see more games then why are you watching any at all? Do you just wait until the post season starts and then start watching like most NBA fans do?
2. The players already play 20 games (not counting postseason) so cutting 2 preseason and adding 2 regular season games will mean more chances to show what they are worth for bigger contracts in future seasons.
3. Larger roster size gives "scrubs" the chance to show themselves due to injuries to the starters in front of them or just to make the roster which means they get paid.
4. TV/radio networks would most likely benefit from 2 extra games through advertising (unless they're in Jax, TB, Det, Buf, etc.)
So, its not about the owners since they'll actually be paying more money in contracts and if the league was smart, they'd increase benefits to retired players since the extra 2 games a year will obviously take a toll on most NFL players. What greed are you referring to?