Sunday, September 13, 2009

#Panthers 1st drive full of surprises -- Panthers lead #Eagles 7-0

Carolina looked better on its first drive than it did for almost all of that 0-4 preseason -- and definitely different. Among the surprises on the 13-play, 70-yard drive:

-- The Panthers ran the "Wildcat" formation once, with Steve Smith taking the snap rather than DeAngelo Williams.

-- After going for it on fourth down an NFL-low eight times in 2008, John Fox made a nice call on fourth-and-1 from the 2 on Carolina's first drive. Jonathan Stewart got the ball and scraped out a yard-and-a-half for the first down.

-- Carolina burned two of its timeouts on the drive.

-- The Panthers got two straight false-start penalties, changing a first-and-goal from the half-yard line to a first-and-goal from the 10 1/2.

-- And then, after both those penalties, DeAngelo changed direction, sprinted to the end zone's left corner and scored from 11 yards out. Carolina 7, Philadelphia 0.

7 comments:

James said...

this is assanine. Why do we have to watch Delhomme botch our chances of winning games. It is absurd. BENCH HIM

Anonymous said...

He has no time to throw the ball. The line can't even run block anymore (since that first drive). But i guess matt moore or josh mccown is more than capable of doing a better job. gimme a break. what a joke

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of seeing this year after year. DelHommy MUST have scandalist pics of Fox. I just don't understand why he's still here...

Anonymous said...

this is the biggest , most worthless, waste of time joke that i have ever seen take the football field. To all of you people that kept saying wait until the season starts, WELL HERE YOU GO. Same old S@#* different season. I've got news for you, if the panthers don't find a quarterback who can somehow throw the ball to one of his own players (MY GOD WOULDN'T THAT BE A COMPLETE MIRACLE) and they won't, then this season is over now. This game was over at 10-3. John fox should be fired tomorrow, and he was only about 8 months too late on taking delhomme out of a game. This is what they get for keeping delhomme, signing peppers to 1yr. 16 million dollar contract, and not making a run at matt cassell. Enjoy the season it's gonna be a long one.

Anonymous said...

My bad correction this game was over at 10-7.

Anonymous said...

Hey Scott!
Why don't you move to a football city??

Anonymous said...

Delhomme & Eagles Slaughter Panthers!!! I think we need a quarterback!
PS: To John "Fieldgoal" Fox: Those
3 points before halftime were really important?...NOT!!!