As the Las Vegas Raiders head to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers, fans are beginning to speculate on the outcome. I took an electronic trip behind enemy lines to find out what Raiders fans are saying about the Carolina Panthers. Here is a quick look into some of the intel I gathered.
Some Raider fans see a big victory in their future.
This SHOULD be a blowout they have a rookie HC from the college ranks and they have torn down their roster to start a rebuild.
I know this is the NFL and I’ll take a win regardless of the score but we need a a double digit win to start. Traveling to the east should be a non factor in week 1. Quote
If I had to make a short list of three teams I would like the Raiders to start the season off against – the Panthers would be on that list. Panthers are a team that has undergone a huge turnover and frankly are thin on talent.
Raiders should win this game easily.
I really can’t blame them. The Carolina Panthers have undergone at least twice as much change this offseason than any other franchise. If I was a fan of the Raiders I am sure I would be calling for a huge victory as well.
However, I don’t know that it will be anything but a close game. I feel both teams will play things pretty close to the vest as they get acclimated to the regular season. Mistakes and missteps will be plentiful across the NFL this Sunday, and teams may want to wade into the football pool slowly.
Some Raiders fans disrespect Teddy Bridgewater
Bridgewater is a back up caliber QB. He’s playing on a new team, with no preseason. He is good at 1 thing – throwing short passes.
Any decent NFL defense can stop a back up QB. I would expect that the Panthers should be expecting that the Raiders will stack the box on early downs often. Aside from fooling the Raiders defense with a few long passes in running situations, I don’t expect Bridgewater to challenge the Raiders pass defense very much – it should be ‘dink and dunk’ the Bridgewater specialty.
I don’t have a whole lot of respect for Bridgewater as a QB, he’s hasn’t done much. I rate him as about even with Glennon.
Bridgewater has been a bright spot for the Carolina Panthers this offseason. He is hugely underrated in this league because he hasn’t had much of a chance to prove his worth after his knee injury 5 years ago. The biggest opportunity he has had was last season where all he did was win.
Sure, sleep on Teddy if you must. But do so at your own risk.
P.S. – I’d rather have Teddy Bridgewater than Derek Carr, and it isn’t close.
Not all Raiders Fans are as optimistic
Wouldn’t be surprised if we lose. Got a lot of rookies in our secondary and this is the first taste of the NFL without practice games. They’ve been going up against a very inexperienced WR group in practice. Only Mullen out of the corners have any experience in the league starting and that’s half a season. If we had some experienced CBs I think they’d probably see a lot more action then expected.
A good point is brought up here. For the first time since I can remember the Carolina Panthers have a legitimate duo in DJ Moore and Robby Anderson. If offensive coordinator Joe Brady decides to show off his new toys early, it could catch the Raiders off guard. This may be the best chance the Carolina Panthers have in coming out with a victory.
You can discuss Sunday’s game right here with hundreds of Carolina Panthers fans.