Tuesday, September 29, 2009

5 things I didn't like about Panthers' loss to Dallas

There was a lot not to like in the Panthers' 21-7 loss to Dallas, which dropped them to 0-3 at Cowboys Stadium Monday night. But here are 5 of my pet peeves after the game and also here's a link to my postgame column in which I call for the Panthers to bench Jake Delhomme in favor of Matt Moore for Week 4 (I doubt the Panthers will ever do something as radical as that, but that doesn't mean they're right). Anyway, onto the 5 things I didn't like:

1) Panthers' third-down efficiency. They were 1-for-8 on offense, which is one reason they didn't get a first down for the first 24 minutes of the second half (and possessed the ball less than 23 minutes).

2) Julius Peppers. I'll keep saying it over and over again this year until it's not true -- that game was just not worth a million dollars.

3) The "17 to 89" connection. There was a time then Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith used to seem to read each other's minds on the field. Smith would break off a route. Delhomme would read it. Boom -- a freelance play, a huge gain. Smith used to attribute this to the fact both were naturally impatient and thus adjusted in the same way.

But this time, when Smith ran a bad route on a slant pass, Delhomme got picked off and had the ball returned 27 yards by Cowboy Terence Newman for the game-clinching TD. Here's what Newman said about the play by the way: "It was a lucky play on my part, basically. I was just trying to get a jam on him. I got a good hand on him and he tried to re-direct, and I don't know if it was a called slant [it was], but that's what the quarterback threw."

4) Panthers' rushing game on offense. Carolina only had 73 yards rushing against a Dallas team that had struggled mightily against the run for much of the first 2 weeks. That, in turn, led to a lot of Delhomme's problems -- he's just not nearly as good without a strong rushing game.

5) Panthers' rush defense. Give the defense lots of credit for pitching a shutout in the first half -- and for bringing more linebacker pressure to disrupt Tony Romo's timing. But then Dallas just wore the Panthers down in the second half and really should have scored more -- the Cowboys averaged 6.6 yards per carry (32 rushes, 212 yards). Nasty stuff. Still, the defense gave up only one touchdown in this game, and that realistically could have been good enough to win.

But it wasn't. As usual.

81 comments:

egolfcheckout said...

Matt Moore went 2-1 against three playoff teams a few years ago. Can we not at least see what he has? Other QBs who did jack nothing who became something in the NFL:

Tom Brady
Kurt Warner
Tony Romo
Matt Hasselbeck
Drew Brees
Shaun Hill
Kyle Orton

John Donaldson said...

Scott as you would know...I have always stuck with the Panther's and always will. However I do have a new outlook on it. In the past 15 years I have drank over 2,400 beers watching them play. It's nothing but a slow death.

Kelly said...

Drew Brees was a pretty damn good college quarterback.

Anonymous said...

Give the defense credit? You've got to be kidding me? Did we watch the same game? Dallas beat themselves in the first half and when the made the corrections they beat the Panthers like a drum. Embarrassing! Julius Peppers, 1 tackle? Worth a million!

davidw762B said...

I have watched this team for 15 years, and this is only the second time I've been truly and utterly confused by its direction. Forget the Seifert/Weinke year for a moment. This is just embarrassing. Analysts always say, "John Fox just doesn't run 3 and 4 wide receiver sets". It's because Delhomme can't check off more than Smith in a 2 WR set! I'm beyond sick of the "Jake gives our team the best chance to win" line. Watch Moore in his limited action against the Eagles. Look beyond some of the shaky decisions and you have a QB who can, at the very least, pick out the open man after a 7 step drop. Give the guy a chance. We're floundering with Jake at QB. And we're wasting the prime years of a first ballot hall of famer. Who cares about their chemistry over the last 5 years. Get over it. It's a telegraphed love affair that's run its course. Delhomme gives us the best chance to defect as a fanbase. No other team would stick with him this long. Just like no other team would have believed in Peppers for this long. Anyone who watched the Colts/Cardinals game would see 2 DE's who wanted blood. Freeney and Mathis were inches from Warner on every play. Literally. Fox's adherence to his "gameplan" is, at this point, pathetic. And we should have learned the lesson from the Foster over Williams scenario long ago. Alas, we'll find reason to grasp at a glimmer of hope when they win 2 out of the next 3 against subpar opponents. Just remain calm, and know what's at the core of this team. Inbred mediocrity, and a stubborness that will get us nowhere. Make a change now, and at least get the fanbase rallied around the future.

Anonymous said...

Now will you people believe me,it's time for a new coaching staff after this year,it's O-V-E-R !

Anonymous said...

Jerry Richardson needs to get on the phone with Bill Cowher ASAP. I also think that when Fox goes he can take Jake,Julius, and Jeff Davidson with him. The play-calling was awful most of the time and the defense fell for the draw play all night. We suck I hate to say but the Panthers might finish worse than the Buccaneers. :(

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Andre said...

Jake Delhomme is not the Panther's problem. They have had the same problems for the last three seasons. If the other team manages to stop their run game, their only receiver threat is Steve Smith and when he gets covered their offense comes to a grinding halt. They have never managed to come up with a game plan against this scenario, and this season it's been happening more often.

Anonymous said...

Why did the Panthers quit blitzing in the second half? During the scoring drives, it was the same old conservative crap. Meeks dialed up the blitz again when down 13-7, but, Don't Look Ethel, it was too late.

Anonymous said...

Folks... the Panthers are not that good a team... period. Don't blame the coaching staff. They do not throw picks, they do not run the wrong routes...

Anonymous said...

Give the defense credit? Are you kidding me? The only credit they get is to make a training video on how to miss tackles. Jake is not the problem. Jake is part of the problem. I keep hearing the defense is hurt and I know Kemo and Harris are out - all I hear is they got lots of inexperienced players - who's fault is that? $40 million tied up in two players (Jake and Pepperless) that have come no way close to being worth any of it, and that leaves you room to get nothing else...and no first rounder coming up next year to boot. This team needs an overhaul. Even John Fox says everyone is a nobody until you give them a chance. Bench Jake, trade Julius, get a new offensive coordinator, teach the defense to tackle, and somebody please drive to Raleigh and find Cowher.

Ry said...

I'm no Jake fan and I think we should have been planning for life without him long before this situation where we have NOBODY working to take that spot in the future.

BUT, this loss sits on the shoulders of the coaches. They get a F for the game. We were running for great yardage in the first half, I think we ran the ball twice in the 3rd quarter and one was on a 3rd and long draw. We were stopping Romo with blitzes and different looks and our D looked to drop into prevent for the second half. And Peppers was a complete no-show, can we yank the Franchise tag now? (I know we can't). We need to pull a Belichick and trade Pep for whatever we can get, even if its a pick in 2011.

Anonymous said...

Fox did it again last night! Clapping right along with the Cowboys after Jake threw the pic that
resulted in a Cowboys TD! What a moron! This guy does this ALL the time!

Anonymous said...

pep is at hope at this moment looking at his bank account on line,he could care less if they win or lose a million a game!!geesh!!Fox doesn't give a sh** either,just collect the money,if he get's fired,he doesn't care,he is set for life!! the $$ has ruined this team!!a very lazy team!!

Anonymous said...

Jeff Garcia is up in Philly wanting to LEAD any team please go get him....

Anonymous said...

For the first time in my 48 years on this earth I am ashamed that my last name is Richardson. The product that this so called buisness man is putting out to the thousands of loyal fans is second rate at best. Must other buisness would be out of buisness if this was the quality of thier work. Mr. Richardson should take a clue from his two sons and retire(fire) his self! Lets also Get rid of Jake, Julis, S. Smith and the rest of this sorry coaching staff!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Delhomme is not the issue. You have a team that abandons the run game when they lose the lead. Two interceptions were not on Jake. Those were directly on Moose and Smith. Delhomme had the same passer rating as Romo.. but he managed to win.. with a good run game and an attacking defense... something we didn't have in the second half. Hmmm... but yes.. it must be ALL Jake's fault.

Anonymous said...

Coach Fox must have given another one of his effective half time speeches! This is a very weak coaching staff

Anonymous said...

If John Fox has half a brain, which he doesnt, he will give Moore his chance. Good call on this Scott, and hopefully Richardson will get rid of Fox at the end of the season along with the rest of the drones he has dressed out on the sidelines with him. The coaching and leadership in this organization has stunk for a long time, we are paying the price now.

Anonymous said...

COWBOYS WIN :). I love it. I get to come here and watch people cry in cereal. Charlotte does not deserve a team with fans like the ones I watch post here. lol, Only reason I read is for the laughs. Panther fans are the laughing stock of the NFL. Enjoy your miserable season :)

Anonymous said...

John Fox and Marty Hurney made their bed with Jake Delhomme and now every Panther fan must lie in this stink. Jake no longer should be an NFL starting quarterback. The interceptions may not have been his fault last night but the overthrows, underthrows, and lack of pocket awareness was ALL on him.

I knew last summer when Fox and Hurney (like jilted school girls) refused to let Peppers leave, traded away this year's 1st round pick, AND signed Jake to that ridiculous extension that this team was history. I hope they enjoy the unemployment line together.

William said...

FInally, someone else who sees that Peppers is a big part of the problem. $1000000 a game is too much for ONE SACK AND 9 TACKLES ON THE YEAR!!!

get the hell outta here you are going to bankrupt the franchise you lollygagger. oh, and the bobcats need a PF

Anonymous said...

hey anonymous cowboys fan, guess what loser, you're bunch of nobodies will be in the same place at the end of the year, sitting home watching the playoffs, so go smoke that for a while!

Anonymous said...

Um... Scott, you do realize that Deangelo Williams averaged almost 6 yards a carry last night right? Oh yeah, he also had 11 carries. So for you to say the rushing game was ineffective is almost as much of a joke as the fact that Jeff Davidson still has a job...

Shinn said...

A really frustrating game to watch. Jake has been playing poorly and it is time to bench him if for not other reason than to cool him off. But you guys want to sit here and say Peppers makes $1mil a game, he doesn't care. Granted his play hasn't been stellar by any means, but he is a competitor. They all are. You think they are happy after last night? That game was winnable until that last interception was thrown. A few minor adjustments and we win that game. But for you guys to sit here and call yoursel fans? That is the truly pathetic aspect of the team that needs to go. It's sad that so much of your life revolves around the success of our football team. It's not like this is UNC basketball or something.

ramblinwreck said...

One of the common threads in all the games has been a very poor offensive line. This could be an it-is-what-it-is thing but given that don't expect this Panthers team to win with line play like we have seen of late.

Scott, Fox isn't going to bench Delhomme in favor of Matt Moore or anyone else at this juncture. We will come off the bye-week to play 3 weak teams in must-win games. We will be favored in all 3 (or should). Jake will be at the helm to lead his team back to a .500 record. If he doesn't then it is time to bench him because then we will know that Jake is done as a Panther QB.

I laugh at all these people clamoring for Bill Cowher like he is some kind of savior or something. Unless Bill Cowher is going to play on the offensive line we don't need him. Just because the guy lives in Raleigh he is the answer to all our woes? Actually if you really really want a great coach, I would give Fox Sports a call to see if Jimmy Johnson is available. The guy has forgotten more football than Cowher has ever known. You won't get him but it is worth a try or at least way before Cowher is worth a try.

Jon Gruden last night sounded as if he had won a Panther fan in the booth contest. The coach was just dreadful. He was gushing so much about the Panthers that he almost had me thinking Carolina was a great team. Please, Jon, the Carolina job isn't even open. Yet. The bad thing is that Gruden is a better coach than announcer/analyst which really says all you need to know about his analyst future.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Scott but you can't make stuff up. Dallas held the Giants to 97 yards rushing in week 2. That's why Eli had to win it thru the air. Jake is no Eli but you're a freakin eggo waffle. Jake didn't lose that game, they all lost it. The coach's and the D scheme are mostly to blame.

JayDub said...

Can anyone tell me why Kenneth Moore isn't our #3 reviever yet. I haven't seen him miss a catch yet and he is very shifty. Shifty is exactly what you want in a slot reciever. He should be our #2 guy next year if Moose is slowing down.

Anonymous said...

Panther fans are as pathetic as their city. How glad I was when I could transfer the heck out of loserville. Players are probably thinking the same thing!

Anonymous said...

J Peppers, ever heard of JR Reid, X-Hornet player. Great collegiate player that never made in the pros. To much money made him lazy, and FAT.

autohardware said...

Folks, Jake is not going anywhere. His new contract is proof of that.

Domikin said...

"Jerry Richardson needs to get on the phone with Bill Cowher ASAP. I also think that when Fox goes he can take Jake,Julius, and Jeff Davidson with him. The play-calling was awful most of the time and the defense fell for the draw play all night."

About sums it up. The coaching has been absolute crap all year. No halftime adjustments...and come on, getting outcoached by Wade Phillips????

JT said...

Run the damn ball already!! A combined 14 carries for Double Trouble is not going to win football games! I'm sick of watching Jake drop back or play action deep when we have potent weapons in the backfield. Davidson needs to get his head out of the sand and use them!

Anonymous said...

6 things I didn't like: 3 fair catches and 3 touch backs> 6 total chances to advance the ball and improve field postion. Avg. field postion was our 15 yd. line (+ or -). Our two biggest weapons were on the bench all night. (Casey & Lloyd)

Anonymous said...

I like how people say the coaching staff isn't to blame. Just look at what our lovely coaching staff has accomplished lately. They resign Jake to a huge contract after he singlehandedly blows the Arizona game, then instead of looking for another quarterback in the draft or free agency to compete with Delhomme we sign AJ Feely who will never be good. Then istead of shipping off Peppers for draft picks that could've been used on the QB of the future we give the joker a million bucks a game to stand around and do squat, the trade away this years first round pick (which looks like its gonna be a pretty high one if we keep it up) so that we can move up in the SECOND round to draft a defensive end even though we kept Peppers anyway. Now we're out a first round pick which means if we end up looking to the draft to save our QB woes we'll be doing so in the second round and beyond. That is of course unless Fox and friends decide to keep playing that joke of a player that is Delhomme.

Anonymous said...

Furthermore, if these kick retuners
won't do it on their own, NFL should change the rule! In the CFL, the two most exciting plays are the kick-off and punt returns.
Reason? On kick-offs the kicking team scores a point if the receiving team does not run it out on the end zone. On punts, no fair catch with a 5 yard halo.

Anonymous said...

This game was lost on two great punts by Jason Baker . Both punts if covered decently should have put the Cowboys inside their 20 yard line . The problem was poor punt coverage and tackling which gave the Cowboys field position at the 50 yard line on one , and at the 42 on the next . On both punt returns I could feel the Cowboys' and their fans' momentum spiking , which ultimately changed the game .

Anonymous said...

One completed pass to Dante Rosario that led to one touchdown - that's about all there was to like about last night's game vs Dallas. What I like even LESS this morning is another key Panther "falling on the sword" for the loss - - like Smith's the ONLY ONE on the team who made mistakes that led to the third loss of the regular season.
Jerry Richardson had his heart replaced only to see the new one be ripped apart by feuding/dueling sons and a team that lacks one altogether.

Anonymous said...

I would think that if you are compiling a list of 5 things you don't ;like, that they should actually be true...

>>4) Panthers' rushing game on offense. Carolina only had 73 yards rushing against a Dallas team that had struggled mightily against the run for much of the first 2 weeks. That, in turn, led to a lot of Delhomme's problems -- he's just not nearly as good without a strong rushing game.

The Cowboys haven't struggled against the run at all. The fact that Carolina couldn't run shouldn't have been a surprise--it should have been expected. Stopping the run is what the Cowboys D generally does best.

Just listing this without knowing this basic fact makes your whole post seem pretty idiotic, Scott.

Just saying...

Anonymous said...

Let's face it...both teams suck.

Anonymous said...

JULIUS. Can't spell it without putting the I before US.

Anonymous said...

The Panthers are a joke. I only watch the Panthers now to see how bad they get beat. I laugh my ass off everytime I see Jake and the kitties try to win a game. Last night on MNF the Cowboys gave the game to the Panthers on a plater. Guess what happens Jake throws a INT. LOL same Panthers and they suck.Things will never change because the buddy system is in place. Richardson likes John Fox and they both will never get rid of Delhomme. This is the reason Richardson's sons resigned from the team. Richardson thinks its still the 03-04 season and the Panthers still have a shot at the Super Bowl. Wake up Jerry this is 2009 and your team still sucks! I quit being a Panthers fan long ago when I realized the Panthers will always suck. Who can forget the dismal Dan Henning era offense? The Carolina Panthers are a disgrace to the state of North Carolina. I believe that if Richardson doesn't rebuild this team they will lose their franchise. It happened to the Hornets and it most certainly will happen to the Panthers. All you Panthers fans out there need to find a real team to root for. Please leave the state of NC Panthers. Your team stinks Richardson.

Anonymous said...

Panthers fans are stupid. Your burning hope of a winning season amuses me. If Panthers fans really wanted a better team they would quit buying tickets. Why buy tickets for games you know are going to suck. Why keep letting Richardson take your money while you get pissed at sorry games. The Panthers need to be rebuilt from the ground up. They need a entire new organization. Until then your team will still suck. These band-aid fixes of put Matt Moore in or lets get new coordinators is not going to work. Richardson + Fox + Delhomme = FAIL. Simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Wow i love how all of you are not only bashing the Panthers, but the city of Charlotte. Real classy, this is a blog for the Panthers please go jerk it to Tony Romo (he's single now you know). As for the Panthers, they are not the laughing the stock of the NFL considering we finished second in the NFC last year, maybe if we had been 0-16 last year and 1-2 this year we would be, but were not. Here's the good news: Excluding the Philly game, the Panthers have been in both the Atlanta and Cowboys game and could have won both of them. More good news is finally everyone realizes that there needs to be a couple of big changes ie quarterback and trading Peppers, and now possibly a new coaching staff. The Panthers have so many talented players, I honestly believe they are very close to being a dominant franchise for many years to come. We are one of the youngest teams in the NFL. Are we disappointed with how this season started? Yes, but is it over ? Far from it

Anonymous said...

"The Panthers have so many talented players, I honestly believe they are very close to being a dominant franchise for many years to come."

Are you serious? Get off the John Fox crack pipe your team sucks. All your players suck too.

You panthers fans need to quit letting Richardson rape you for your hard earned money every Sunday. Quit buying tickets, quit supporting this sorry organization. Demand a real team.

The Panthers suck and could probably be beat by some college teams.

Cmo said...

Julia Poopers can't get to the quarterback because his skirt gets him all bound up.

John Donaldson said...

Hey, am I wrong or was Peppers on the sidelines most of the 4th qtr? Did Meeks have his fill of him for the game?

phatcat said...

The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Gang, I don't like being 0-3 any more than the rest of you. The season is 16 games long. Granted, there are concerns. When we run the ball well, we win or have a chance to win. The defense has yet to play a complete game. I was not overwhelmed by the Meeks hire. The O-line isn't protecting or opening the holes needed to give Jake time or the backs room to run. Our third down efficiency is lacking. The other team's third down efficiency is alarmingly good. This team is built to win a lot of 3 and 4 point games which means we have an equally stromg posibility of losing those close games. There is work to be done. The problems don't end with Jake or Fox. Those guys are winners. Either of them can play for me any day of the week.

Don't forget, we have the second toughest schedule. We are playing good teams. They practice too.

Check the schedule. We have Washington, @ Tampa Bay, Buffalo, @ Arizona, and @ N.O. the next five games. We'll be 4-4 at mid-season. Lose more than one of those and I'll buy a hardhat because the sky will be falling.

The second half we have Atlanta, Miami, @ Jets, and Tampa Bay. Probably 3-1.

We finish with @ New England, Minnesota, @ NY Giants, and N.O. Those are four tough finishing holes. Win two. We're 9-7 and in the playoffs. Win 1. We're on the edge.

You heard it here first. 0-3? It is what it is. But, it ain't over until it's over.

Anonymous said...

That GD Jake Delhomme is to blame for all this! They should bench his ass immediately. Figures that all the rednecks want to keep him and kill the damn season. Typical Charlotte trash.

Anonymous said...

It's over for the Panthers. What a disgrace. Delhomme should leave the state!

Anonymous said...

This article was well writte by Mr. Fowler. All those bastards over on the main page are just mad as living hell about the Panthers killing themselves last night. What a total embarrassment. Thank God I can tell people that I'm not from here and the Panthers are a laughing stock.

Anonymous said...

All our players suck hahahahahah
Wow thats funny because Jon Beason was top three in tackles as a rookie, Steve Smith is still a top five reciever, Deangelo Williams is easily one of the most explosive backs in the league, Thomas Davis is a rising star, Chris Harris is a solid strong safety that has a nack for causing fumbles, our entire o-line is full of talent, and Jonathan Stewart is a definite stud. Funny how you think I'm on John Fox's crackpipe because I don't like John Fox, never really have. So you can hate all you want on the Panthers because even when the chips are down I'm still a fan. Screw you and your terrible ideas, if no one bought tickets and went to the games then there would be no team. If you don't like the Panthers then don't comment on this blog, like I said earlier go wank it to whoever won last week.

Anonymous said...

What a damn joke. Steve Smith should be ashamed too. Even the commentators on TV were predicting his every move! Guess they didn't realize Delhomme would keep throwing the ball to the wrong team. Maybe he's getting confused about the uniform colors!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Something has got to change. How can they play uninspired football on MNF? I bet that over paid Peppers goes in to the locker room at the half and puts on his ipod goes off in to his own world. Get rid of him, he's a drag. This team has tons of talent, and we've got to remember that this is an odd year where lots of key players get hurt. Lets hope the bye week allows for the team to get back on the same page.

Anonymous said...

You sorry little fool. We can comment any damn where we want because we are mad as hell at the Panthers! Hell no I don't like them and I can say it as much as I want to. It's a blog, you idiot. Plus, go bury your head in shame defending such mess as they showed in that game last night. Those clowns should just go back out to the Epitcenter and get good and loaded and get in more trouble with the law. They're better at that crap anyway!

Vikram said...

I wrote this last month. It seems I wasn't too far off. I even predicted an exact score (just flipped between the Philly and the Atlanta games). Should I try my luck in Vegas?

http://scottfowlerobs.blogspot.com/2009/08/is-panthers-sky-falling.html

Vikram said...
My Predictions (6-10)

Week 1: vs Philadelphia Eagles (L 14-21)
Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons (L 10-38)
Week 3: at Dallas Cowboys (L 10-20)
Week 4: Bye
Week 5: vs Washington Redskins (W 24-16)
Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (W 23-14)
Week 7: vs Buffalo Bills (W 21-10)
Week 8: at Arizona Cardinals (L 24-31)
Week 9: at New Orleans Saints (L 20-23)
Week 10: vs Atlanta Falcons (L 21-26)
Week 11: vs Miami Dolphins (W 27-20)
Week 12: at New York Jets (W 21-18)
Week 13: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (W 30-16)
Week 14: at New England Patriots (L 10-35)
Week 15: vs Minnesota Vikings (L 16-24)
week 16: at New York Giants (L 14-28)
Week 17: vs New Orleans Saints (L 20-27)

Pick 6 said...

without a shadow of a doubt Jake Delhomme is finished as a NFL quarterback. He has never been a good quarterback but all of his strengths combined can't overcome his deficiencies any longer. It is time for a change and try to get Matt Moore some experience for the new coaching staff next season. If they don't hire a new staff this is one 10 year PSL owner who won't be around anymore. I speak with my hard earned dollars as all of you should.

Crohnkiller said...

Hey anonymous Cowboys fan..I can't WAIT until my Eagles play you. Keep playing the way your team is playing. Its gonna be a long year to be a Cowboys fan. WOW..You guys beat the pathetic Panthers and Tampa Bay..Tough games there..See ya soon. Not an anonymous Eagles fan...

Crohnkiller said...

phatcat..sorry man, you must a different Panthers. THIS team is not beating a weak Buffalo team, NO or Arizona. They will be 3 - 7 by the end of the games you listed. The 2nd toughest schedule is the excuse, then this team has no rights to be in the playoffs. GOOD teams win , no matter who they are playing, they find a way to win..This team is wrong in so many ways, but then you have fans who cry, but they did such and such last year. Guess what?? That was LAST YEAR..This is a new year and things have fallen apart for this team starting with the horrendous showing against Philly. Next year is not showing much promise with not many draft picks. Then they have Julius Peppers who WILL be gone which may be a good thing as he takes a lot of plays off..Delhomme is and always will be garbage. His good luck charm in Steve Smith isn't helping him out anymore and it shows. But if you want to think they will be at 8 - 8, keep dreaming, it's what Panthers fans do...

Anonymous said...

They went 12-4 last year and were second best in the NFC, we lost two close games, and you tell me to bury my head in shame. What kind of a fan are you? You are "mad as hell at the Panthers" yet are not a Panthers fan? And I remember the first time I heard curse words too...."damn"... the fact is your probably some stupid 55 year old redneck whose has nothing better to do than talk junk on blogs, I made my original comment and you procedeed to disagree with the utmost ungraceful attitude. Oh and by the way that "mess" last night, obviously wasn't considering we were winning at half time, and one terrible penalty call againt Moose changed the game. The cowboys played just as sloppy as the Panthers and simply got lucky. So no I don't think I'll go bury my head, but continue to talk good about the Panthers, because it is a blog "you idiot". By the way if you respond to this it proves my point that you have absolutely no life. I get back on to read other people's insight on the Panthers, since your not a fan you obviously have no reason to get back on other than to prove how much of a worthless piece you are. The Saints had a couple of terrible years after there NFC Championship run, now all of a sudden there gods? Haha its funny how short-lived some people's memmories are, Go Panthers.

Crohnkiller said...

12 - 4 WAS LAST YEAR!!!! According to my picture, I am not a 55 year old red neck, but a 35 year old Philadelphian that moved to the Charlotte area with a bag full of money. Yes, I am a Philly fan. New Orleans did have bad years, but they did some things different. They moved on. I don't think they are the gods of the NFL, I just think they will crush this underachieving Panthers team. they were winning but then they stopped trying. They stopped running and relied on Jake's arm..wooops...Also the Moose call was a good call. He had his arms all over the defender way past the 5 yard mark. It was about 12 yards out..Apparently you need the NFL rulebook

Anonymous said...

wow you are more of douchebag than i thought you made an account hahahahahahahahahah oh my you have absolutely no life, Im not going to even bother getting back on here to argue with you anymore, your obviously obsessed with something that means absolutely nothing in life!! Hahah your pathetic, a "35" year old who talks shit to a 16 year old wow grow the fuck up

Anonymous said...

Jake fumbles if another player touches him, he rarely throws the ball away to avoid loss of yards, and he never gets beyond his second passing option. This is nothing new. Jake's always been reckless with the ball.

Jake was lucky until the last four games -- but his luck has just about run out. The only "good" game of the four, he was fortunate he didn't get intercepted at least a couple more times.

Last night's announcers and some of you say Moose was at fault last night for one of the interceptions, but why was the pass short in the first place? Jake -- tick, tick, tick ...

Sayanora!

Anonymous said...

"All our players suck hahahahahah
Wow thats funny because Jon Beason was top three in tackles as a rookie, Steve Smith is still a top five reciever, Deangelo Williams is easily one of the most explosive backs in the league, Thomas Davis is a rising star, Chris Harris is a solid strong safety that has a nack for causing fumbles, our entire o-line is full of talent, and Jonathan Stewart is a definite stud. Funny how you think I'm on John Fox's crackpipe because I don't like John Fox, never really have. So you can hate all you want on the Panthers because even when the chips are down I'm still a fan. Screw you and your terrible ideas, if no one bought tickets and went to the games then there would be no team. If you don't like the Panthers then don't comment on this blog, like I said earlier go wank it to whoever won last week."

You pathetic little man. You must be a real fag to tell another guy to wank it. I bet you beat off to football. If your team has good players why do you keep losing?! All you Panther fans are so freaking stupid. Thats right boy keep smoking that John Fox crack pipe and let Richardson take your money. You are the definition of a sucker. So screw you and your sorry ass Carolina Kittens. I will continue to come on this board and talk crap about your sorry ass team every week. The Panthers and all their stupid fans have kept me laughing all day.

Anonymous said...

So here's where we are. I have tried to be a Panthers fan, as hard as I possibly can. Having moved here from a city with a real team and real fanbase, it's frustrating, and I've lost my ability to support them anymore.

I've dealt with Kyle Orton, and Rex Grossman, and losses, and blowouts, and futility. But they at least tried. Julius Peppers is a joke, Jake Delhomme would be the second best quarterback at my family Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl, and Steve Smith takes every other play off to flex his muscles and bitch to the corner covering him about how good he is. That's not how you win games, hell, that's not even how you win fans.

I've reached my point, and I'm done. I will not give the Panthers another dime of my money until they play a new quarterback, fire John Fox and Jake Delhomme, announce they're cutting Peppers loose and trading Steve Smith. They don't need one marquis player, they need to trade Pepp and Steve for the best, pro bowl, safety, cover corner, linebacker, and two best offensive guards in the NFL, and use the rest of the money they save to buy John Fox out of their contract. When you decide to hire real management to take this thing in the right direction, call me.

Anonymous said...

Fowler, You are wrong again about Jake. That article you wrote saying Jake should be benched for Mat Moore, Feeley or whoever is on the roster is wrong. We don't have anybody better than Jake. That is the problem. Instead of trying to come to your senses now what you should have done is wrote columns during the offseason stating that we should have definitely got a quaterback to replace Jake after the Arizona game.It's too late now.

rakeback said...

Jake has not played well the past 4 or 5 games, but he isnt getting much help from his teammates either. Sadly, he is still the best option at qb even though he is losing and turning the ball over 3 or 4 times per game.

Anonymous said...

These little goddamn teenagers need to have their asses handed to them for getting on here and talking such trash like that bastard 16 year old. Figures some waste of life like that would defend the Panthers. Charlotte education shines dim!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, now a 16 year old is on here and is gay bashing by using the 'f' word. What a shame his mother doesn't know.

Anonymous said...

That damned Fox should get Delhomme and get the hell out of here. They have betrayed us. We are betrayed.

Anonymous said...

I am completely convinced that if panthers run wild cat on every offensive play with dwill a qb stew as rb and have just TEs and extra linemen to block, no recivers just run baby forget the pass just smash mouth. Tell the opposing teams we will run and keep running. We all know the season is a wash. Lets practice for a new coach and a stronger running game for next season. we know we dont have the first pick, but we have the most of the rest. That will be enough to win next season and build on that.

Anonymous said...

FOX AND DELHOME ARE NOT THE REAL PROBLEM. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET COWHER AND A NEW QB AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS?

THE PROBLEM IS A PRE SEASON COCKY BUNCH OF OVERPAID MEDIOCRES AND TOO MUCH HYPE. PEPPERS WAS A DISTRACTION AND EVERYBODY TOOK SMITH FOR GRANTED WHEN HE WASNT REALLY THAT GREAT INCLUDING MOOSE. BEASON IS OVERATED AS HELL. WHAT A JOKE. PLAY THE PENN STATE ROOKIE.

ITS A CHARLOTTE PROBLEM TOO. ONE OF THE TOP 2 BANKS GOT BOUGHT AND THE OTHER ONE IS ON THE CARPET PLUS THE ECONOMY SUX WITH THE TURMOIL OF A NEW PREZ.

LETS FACE IT. THEY ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO TAKE OUT CHARLOTTE AND THE RED STATE REPUBLICAN SOUTH FOR THAT MATTER WITH THE CHICAGO GANGSTERS IN OFFICE. CHARLOTTE IS IN OBAMA AND COS CROSSHAIRS AS JUST A NASCAR BACKWATER REDNECK SOUTHERN CITY THEY CAN USE AND ABUSE.

WACHOVIA SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAVED BUT AND GIVEN HELP AND BOA HAS BEEN MADE TO LOOK LIKE $HIT.

ITS A CONSPIRACY WE TELL YA !!!!! THEY ARE TAKING OUT CHARLOTTE AND THE SOUTH AND ALL ITS BANKS AND THE PANTHERS ARE FALLING WITH IT AS THEY TRY TO RESSURECT THE NORTH.

U CANT SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES?

Anonymous said...

NO, ASS, THE ECONOMY SUX BECAUSE OF THE LAST BASTARD THAT WAS PRESIDENT. THE ONLY TURMOIL IS CLEANING THE DAMN CRAP UP AND GETTTING BLAMED FOR THE BLOODY PROBLEMS OF THE REPUBLICANS. GEORGE BUSH CAN ROT IN HELL FOR WHAT HE DID TO US.

Crohnkiller said...

You are a Republican idiot. The reason the economy sucks is Mr Bush stupid. The Panthers are doing a fine job of dismantling themselves fine without any conspiracy from the whitehouse, idiot. I guess its true what they say about southerners...Stupid is as stupid does..Also this is a football blog. If you want to talk Republicans and Democrats, go to Fox. They love Conservative retards like yourself...

Anonymous said...

There does seem to be some weird correlation between the Panthers and the downfall of Charlottes economy or at least it seems that way.
A lot of bumpkin liberal Democrat redneck trailor inbred trash will denounce reality when in fact there does seem to be a lot of heavy systemic internal pressure on the city right now that could be contributing to the dismal performance of not just the Panthers but we saw the same thing with the Bobcats earlier and the economics.

Obama and his Chicago cronies who are now incredibly using the presidential office to waste tax money in Copenhagen to get the Olympics are certainly not helping cities like Charlotte yet pour trillions of TARP or bailout funds into NYC cos like AIG, Detroit and many others.

There is definitely an anti-south bias at work although trying to connect the dots with the poor pro sports teams may seem a subjective stretch it is still interesting for those who think outside the box and not so narrow minded.

Its been a bad year for this city across the board in every entity for whatever reasons and there has only been negativism from DC with no assistance as we continue to watch Bank Of America whose name is on the stadium slammed and investigated and ripped to shreds by the Fed with lawsuits galore filed from many states up north.
Yes, there seems to be a strong bias to destroy a great once higly properous growing new south city the past year or so.
Very strange indeed and we cant be naive. If it walks and quacks like a duck ... call a spade a spade ...

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. What a South Charlotte racist! Probabaly another one of those soccer moms breeding more hatred and anti-gay, anti-black, and anti-Democratic offspring. This woman is the part of Charlotte that is embarrassing and probably is why we can't succeed. Guess they never heard of the Emancipation Proclamation. I know - it didn't get too much publicity in these here parts! WOW. God Bless President Obama. The good thing is, I'm sure he can't stand the pittiful Panthers any damn way. Over and out!

Anonymous said...

DOES WRITING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS HELP PROVE MY POINT!!!!??????

MrBernz said...

"Anonymous said...
You sorry little fool. We can comment any damn where we want because we are mad as hell at the Panthers! Hell no I don't like them and I can say it as much as I want to."
Hey dummy if you dont like the Panthers, why are you "mad as hell"? your entire comment showed your stupidity, chew on that dummy.

Anonymous said...

Chew this you Ballantyn whore. I'm worse than mad at those sorry bastard Panthers. I am not a fan. The only fools now are the bleeding fans you pig bladder!

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS! This just in...

The Carolina Panthers suck for life.
Witnesses say the Panthers are the worst football team ever. We have word that the Panthers are changing their name to the Carolina Kittens.

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