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Thoughts on player performances on Sunday

20 September 2014 - 02:56 AM

Will Stewart break 100 yards?

Does Cam rush for his first TD of the year?

Does Addison have another multi sack game?

Who scores the first TD for the Panthers?

Amount of rushing yards our defense allows?

Does Gano push another band member?

Gotta love that this guy is on our team

20 September 2014 - 02:44 AM



Its easy to see why he's a leader.  Very humble but very direct and intelligent.  I wonder how much Davis has helped Kuechly's development and vice-versa.  Keep pounding Thomas.

I just watched the Detroit game again, some things of note

18 September 2014 - 12:34 AM

There were a lot of no-call "block in the back" penalties that occurred against us, mainly when we punted but some on run plays. Not sure if refs are not seeing them or it's just not something refs call anymore. Also, Detroit's lone TD had a celebration in the end zone where the ball was used as a prop (cradled it to sleep like a baby and kissed it good night, or so it appeared), isn't that a penalty?

Speaking of punting, our punt coverage unit needs a lot of work.

I thought it was a fineable offense to "point" but I've seen a lot of players do it throughout the first two weeks.

Crowd noise levels suck, as usual.

Detroit had opportunities to score a lot of points against us early and would have changed a lot of what they did near the end of the game if the score had been closer. Seemed that Detroit started losing the game with dropped passes and failure to adjust and around the 2 minute warning in the first half Stafford started forcing it to CJ for most of the rest of the game and missed a lot of open receivers (at least more open than CJ was).

Likewise, we shot ourselves in the foot so many times (and dropped balls)with costly penalties. Hopefully we reduce those numbers.

Too many injuries around the league. Not sure if it's lack of offseason practices or conditioning or what. Paraphrasing from Ronde early in the game, "Carolina has so many talented RBs they can have an injury there and be just fine," so we proceed to drop like flies.

KB is going to do great things for us. made some crucial plays, including blocking for first down runs, and he's doing it as a rookie and without too much practice with Cam this offseason.

Megatron's dropped TD pass was really an incomplete pass, gotta maintain possession throughout the catch while falling to the ground. Sorry Lions fans.

I'll clarify first that I know next to nothing when it comes to film study or play calling. With that said...
We didn't run too many 2TE sets but we had huge completions out of a lot of them. Interestingly, there were plenty of times when Dickson and/or Olsen were split out as wideouts which showed me that the Shula was looking for mismatches and seemed to be calling good plays given that Detroit was loading the box almost the entire game.

The reason I was looking at TE sets was in preparation for Pittsburgh. We'll be facing a 3-4 defense. I feel as though one of the best ways to defend against a blitzing D like theirs might be to go 2 TE for extra blockers, whether for run or pass, and we seemed to excel in that regard during the Detroit game.

TL;DR: We came, we saw, we conquered.

Sorry for the wall of text

I want to have a positive atmosphere around here for fans to go and cheer up

17 September 2014 - 08:01 PM

We have the best start to a season since 2008

We're undefeated and two games up on that team from the urine hole of the world

We have, IMO, the best defense in the league

Our new WRs are gelling with Newton and our offense is better than anyone expected

We have the Luke-ness monster and Superman for the next 5-6 years after contract talks

We're about to curb stomp the Steelers on primetime

We'll be 3-0 with eyes on a deep playoff run

What a great time to be a Panther fan! Post your happy thoughts for our team.

Apparently the Steelers don't practice tackling

17 September 2014 - 12:10 AM

and so far this year they look horrible at it.




From the video:

“I think the more that you play, the more you are in positions on footballs and you are approaching the ball inside out, you learn to maintain that consistency, or you learn to chew up the free grass associated with a guy who has to cover great distances. All of those things can be done in a practice setting without actually tackling, and we have been emphasizing that. We’ll continue and we’ll expect the tackling to improve because of it.

“It’s just about improving on a day to day basis and some fundamental things individually and collectively.”



And from on of the comments on the page:

If you listen to "Pittsburgh Live" w/ Wolfley & Labs, the female reporter/host mentioned that Mike Mitchell even said that this was the 1st time he has seen a lack of tackling in mini camps & practices.



So I hope that they continue to have a horrible defense that can't tackle or stop the run.  We might have a game where DLo or Stew gets a 100+yd day.



Also, looks like they're RT Marcus Gilbert is hated by their fanbase and Tomlin said he's not in danger of losing his job even though he's given up 4 sacks this year. I'm sure this has been mentioned, though, in other threads.

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