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#3093303 Rivera's Blunder - Illustrated

Posted by Fan01 on 17 November 2014 - 12:58 PM

Any pictures of Olsen's reaction?  Or any other team members when they saw we were going for the field goal.


I'm a Panther homer but a realist. I always try to look at the game with a eye towards the glass being half full.


Bottom line is that if the coaching staff has lost me then they've probably lost everyone.  And after that crap yesterday I am finished with this coaching staff.  Done.  Out.


It's not a matter of if Rivera and co. get fired, it's a matter of when and I just hope we haven't wasted the best years of Cam's career wading through this crap.  Our whole room watching the game was so excited.  Seeing Cam going off.  Actually going deep.  Acting and playing like we were the better team.  This only happened when we didn't have a choice. 


Then as soon as we had a shot at winning everything slammed on brakes.  That's the most angry I've been during a game in a long time.  I knew he was going to miss that field goal just because we ran 3 straight times with so much time left.  I did think that Gano was going to save us with that 64 yarder but it was not to be.


I do wonder what happened exactly after that fight.  I could actually see the "fug it" in Cam's eyes before the two touchdown.  I said to a buddy.  Cam's getting ready to go off.  He's had it.  I wonder if it was just his play?  Did Shula open the play book?  Did Cam start calling his own plays?  It was such a drastic change on offense.  I don't know that I've ever seen a team look so different from the first 3 quarter to the 4th.  It looked like a completely different offense.


Jezus, I can't keep talking about this.  I'm going to give myself a stroke I'm so pissed.

#3084696 Breaking down that 4th & 1 play..

Posted by Fan01 on 12 November 2014 - 08:01 PM

Why over think it?  


QB sneak your 6'5" 250 lb qb.


Give it to Stewart who has been dragging people and running over people every time he gets the ball since he returned.

Run behind Norwell.  That dude is going to be a monster.  He get fantastic push in the run game.  


Run Cam with everyone spread out like that.

#3072588 Hornets Vs Hawks Game Thread

Posted by Fan01 on 07 November 2014 - 10:55 PM

The Hornets are only six games in and have already entertained and excited me more than the entire existence of the Bobcats.  Great win tonight.  


I loved:


Zeller hitting those 20 footers and beasting on defense. 

MKG making me laugh at the women's reaction in the first row when he walked to the bench with that busted nose.  

Big Al playing like Big Al.  I love that old school basketball.

Steve Clifford.  It's nice to be one of those teams to have a fantastic coach.


I wanted Lance from the start.  I love his antics and I love his play on the court.  We need that fire.  The way he leapt on the table at the end at me grinning from ear to ear.


Reporter (after the game winning shot): Hey, Lance?  Do you think your team mates trust you?


Lance:  They do now.


#3063642 Jerry Richardson

Posted by Fan01 on 02 November 2014 - 06:34 AM

Sometimes I think I should put everyone on ignore except Mr. Scot.

#3060853 Norwell video

Posted by Fan01 on 31 October 2014 - 11:27 AM

Yes, it certainly was.... but at this point I am just shocked when our line does something it is designed to do!


Agreed.  The biggest problem is that 3 our of the 5 guys starting can not be trusted to block anyone one on one.  Chandler did on that play very well but I've seen him whiff on so many blocks, it's not even funny.  Kalil is easily good enough and I think Norwell can be trusted even though there is a limited sample size. 


Everyone else needs help so someone is always getting beat or pushed back.

#3060817 Norwell video

Posted by Fan01 on 31 October 2014 - 11:18 AM

Looks to me like that's by design.  You see Kalil shade the inside shoulder so Norwell can take the center/right and help out Foucault.  It's like a moving wall with parts that shift towards where the defensive linemen are going.


Chandler handles his man one on one very well.  Fernando gets pushing right into Cam's lap.


All that being said I really love Norwell and do think he and Turner are our best guards and bode well for the future.

#3060786 If you were in control of this team, what would you do right now?

Posted by Fan01 on 31 October 2014 - 11:09 AM

Get Bell back and help him like we were helping the LT last night. 

Get Turner back.  Velasco was getting trucked a few times last night too.

Hell, put Foucault as a TE and line him up every play beside Chandler or Bell.  We go with 6 linemen (5 and one as a TE) on every play.


Run the crap out of the ball, heavy play action.  Have a lot of short pass plays and checkdowns.  The only time Cam should have the ball in his hand for more than 2 seconds is 1 out of every 10 plays when we use the play action.


The main things we need is more protection and a gameplan that gets rid of the ball very quickly.  That will ease pressure on the o-line and help Cam.


Run the dang hurry-up more often.  Cam needs to go with his instincts and play loose.  Hurry up doesn't allow him time to overthink crap.


Oh yea, and fire Shula.  Even if he's not the problem (which he is) it to the point now that everyone thinking he's the problem (including probably some of the players) is becoming another problem. The perception is that he is a horrible play caller and can not take advantage of Cam's talent.  That perception will hurt us just as bad as it also being a fact.

#3060727 Who should I BELIEVE?

Posted by Fan01 on 31 October 2014 - 10:43 AM

Bunch of crap.


When is the last time a team with a hot pro bowl QB early in his career decided to "go in another direction."


Even if management had their doubts, he's too good a player to not build around the next 7-8 years.  Because if you dump him it'll take at least that long if not longer to get another superstar QB.  Twenty years in the league and he's our first one.


Grading him behind that O-line?  Quit peeing on me and telling me it's raining.

#3052890 David Foucault Starting at Left Tackle

Posted by Fan01 on 29 October 2014 - 11:49 AM

People remember the dozen or so times Bell has screwed up but he's started every game this season and played almost every snap.  He held up very well for 90% of those plays.  He doesn't get beat every time he lines up.  He's not nearly as bad as people think.  He's played well enough for us to win some games.


I'm not saying he's a great LT but he's no where near as bad as everyone makes him out to be.


I really hope Faucault excels and does a great job but an undrafted rookie who was playing in Canada last year does not feel me with great joy. 


I'm much rather have Bell starting.

#3048290 What do you see.....

Posted by Fan01 on 27 October 2014 - 10:15 AM

He got beat by a sweet inside swim move by a really fast, strong dude.


Bell simply cannot deal with speed rushes. 

#3048188 Tre Boston ?

Posted by Fan01 on 27 October 2014 - 09:38 AM

Luke didn't blitz on that play.  In fact, no one blitzed on that play.  We rushed four.


To my eyes from the couch and not knowing what exactly our defense was called to do on that play here's my two cents.


Luke and  TD dropped back into a shallow zone underneath.  Boston was either playing the TE man to man or he was playing zone and the TE came into his zone. 


In any event, the TE runs straight up the seam.  Boston's first step is back and to the outside.  The TE runs just inside of him.  Wilson makes a perfect pass.  Boston has his hand right in there but the pass is perfect.  Boston can't knock the pass down and Harper can't get over in time before the TE gets into the endzone.


So, where did this play go wrong?


Did TD not get deep enough?  The RB flared out and he stopped going back when he saw him.  Did that draw him forward to give the throw more space?


Did Boston take a wrong step to the outside or was he supposed to do that if he was playing zone?  Or was the play setup for over the top help and he was supposed to play the way he did but Harper was out of position?


Did everyone do their job correctly but Russell Wilson made a perfect throw?


#3045420 Players played their guts out

Posted by Fan01 on 26 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

Oline run blocked really way.  We had a pretty decent run game but they could not hold up for very long on pass protection.  Seattle got a ton of pressure on Cam and in case anyone forgot Seattle has a pretty good secondary.  Cam had to hold on to the ball a number of times leading to negative plays.



#3005515 Stephen A on First Take

Posted by Fan01 on 08 October 2014 - 12:00 PM

ESPN thought process on what they say.

1. Will what they say be popular or controversial in large markets?

2. Can we profit from it?

3. What should we have for lunch?

4. Is what we say accurate.


No way they think or care about number 4.


I love how all players are always evaluated as individuals in a team game.

#3004833 The guys at Black and Blue Review are as horrified by this NFLN piece as I am

Posted by Fan01 on 07 October 2014 - 07:50 PM

Cam is very confident.  He portrays himself as Superman and holds himself to that standard.  He knows how good he is but wants to be the greatest ever and isn't shy about saying so.


The media can't stand that and know that the bigger someone is the better the story will be when they bring them crashing down.  The better a player you are the more humble you have to be or the the worse the media is going to come after you.  All they care about is what will make the best story and usually that's a major star being knocked down a few pegs.  They'll take any chance they get to create that story.


When Cam wins a few playoff games they'll get on board because Cam overcoming his bad attitude and humbling himself to win will be the easier story to generate.

#3002406 Cam thrives in the No huddle

Posted by Fan01 on 06 October 2014 - 09:54 AM

I've always thought Cam is a much more instinctual player.  The less he has to think the better.  That's not an insult to Cam.  I play a lot of golf and the thing that messes me up the most is not getting out of my own way.  If I have time to think about how I'm going to mess up a shot there a much bigger chance I'm going to mess up that shot. 


The no-huddle allows Cam to just play football and doesn't give him time to analyze or worry or over think a situation. 

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