Not Panthers related, but PFF graded Hurts at 69.5 and Dak at 68.5 on Monday Night Football last night. Anyone that watched that game and has a half functioning brain watched Dak control that game for 60 minutes (other than the egregious fumble), while Hurts didn’t look like a serviceable NFL starter for most the game. Dak’s QB rating was 143.3 to Hurts 86.0. I’m not sure how that grading from PFF is defensible in any way.
A few notes through 2.
- Impressed with the PP, looks really solid.
- Andersen is the calmest goalie we’ve had back there since Ward. Can’t tell if he’s made a save or given up a goal because his demeanor is the same.
- A 4th line combo of Leivo, Stepan, Lorentz, and Martinook is going to be solid.
- Drury and Rees look like very solid future NHL players.
- Ian Cole is going to be a great acquisition and be the old vet of this defense that the guys can lean on.
The line up was:
KK - Trocheck - Turbo
Lorentz - Stepan - Leivo
Rees - Drury - Noesen
Miletic - Suzuki - Bokk
Cole - TDA
Lajoie - Keane
Gelinas - Sellgren