Losses are necessary. This is the highest level of the sport in the world, every team is capable of beating every team. A blowout in week 3 is something that this team can benefit from tremendously in Week 13.
Looking at film from a day like this will prevent all sorts of mistakes for the future because we DO have a great coaching staff. I have big time confidence in the mistakes that RR, McDermott, Proehl, Jim Skipper, Ken Dorsey, Eric Washington, and others will be able to correct because of this game.
The typical Charlotte sports fan TAKES FOR GRANTED what we have.
6'5" 250 lb. QB? They act like they can just trash him and that he can't leave here, literally, in 365 days.
I had to come share that though because I just got in an argument with a co-worker and it just fuging pisses me off how ungrateful people are to have the superstar that we have.
So what if he does a fuging pose? It's entertainment. They're trying to sell tickets and create a brand..we may be a bunch of old farts (well I'm getting there) but the kids love it.
In closing, I challange all of us huddlers to stick it to any Panthers fan that says a foul word about our QB, not just arguing his talent, but reminding them of the STAR that we have and the PLATFORM that it gives the city.
Because this talent:
Doesn't come around every day. I think the biggest issue is most Charlotte area sports fans assume that it does.
Oh how times change. It seemed that it was just yesterday that Penn State fans everywhere were shaking in their boots over the thought of having a player with three career catches as the number one option from the wide receiver spot. Well, 177 catches, 2,379 yards, and 17 touchdowns later, we say goodbye to one of the greatest wide receivers to ever wear the Penn State uniform. From providing stability for his quarterback, to supplying fans with eternal joy, Allen Robinson was truly one of the most memorable players to wear the blue and white.
We'll start with the positives. Robinson brings to the table a nice big frame who can reach the ball at its highest point as well as anybody in the game. The former standout high school basketball player knows how to get up in the air on the court as well as on the field. He was never one who had trouble fighting off blockers on the line, and runs his routes well to create separation. He has a sometimes inexplicably impressive ability to make plays after the catch, as he does a fantastic job of setting up his blockers and using subtle but effective juke moves in space. He very rarely gets taken down for a short loss. His leaping abilities should lead him to be a reliable red zone target in the NFL.
There aren't many downsides to Robinson's game. The obvious one that is immediately pointed out by his detractors is the fact that he is not a burner. Which is true. Robinson will never be one who simply bursts down the sidelines or outruns any cornerback foolish enough to cover him. He simply doesn't have that kind of speed. However as I mentioned earlier, that is not his game. While the term "game speed" can sometimes be overblown, Robinson embodies the idea pretty well. He won't run straight past faster corners and safeties, but he will allow his blockers to do their jobs and find open space for himself.
This guy is really starting to grow on me. Great size, he's great in the open field with his cuts, not necessarily his breakaway speed. Although, he does have some fuel in the tank. He's fast for 6'3 210.
This is the one part of the article that interests me, though:
In the end, if he is put in the right situation, Allen Robinson will become a very productive number two receiver in the NFL, with the ability to be the main guy should be he put in that situation at some point down the line.