This Sunday fellow NFL cats, the Jaguars, make their 1-1 way to Bank of America Stadium. The 0-2 Panthers are favored to win this game and expectations for Cam and the Panthers offense are VERY high! … Especially since they are LAST in the NFC South Division rankings. I really believe 3rd time is the charm. (We’re GONNA WIN!) Steve Smith has to shake off his personal debacle from last Sunday. Legedu Naanee, I have no words for his performance (lack thereof), Jonathan Stewart has to be more utilized and the defense has to continue to make big plays. Meaning all the components of a winning team WILL have to work together. (Passing yards, Defense, Special Teams & RUSHING yards)
The Panthers will continue to lose games if their offensive strategy is to over utilize Newton’s passing ability. Last Sunday Green Bay was all over the pass game, hence the 3 interceptions. Stewart and Williams have to be an affective part of the game IF the Panthers want to be play-off contenders. Yea I said play-offs! Coach Rivera has to know that now is the time to perfect the offensive strategies. I gonna say it ‘til I’m Carolina Blue in the face -àRUN THE BALL BETTER!!!! Especially in the Re-Zone! The Panther are gonna have to balance all this passing with some solid runs. It’s been proven in seasons past so it can work now. Even better with the passing numbers the Panthers have put up in the first 2 weeks of the season. The passing game out numbers the running game exponentially. Stewart and Williams were and still are the key to the Panthers success.
I hate to get ahead of myself and claim victory before Sunday’s kick-off….so I will simply say that my faith in my team is very strong, but winning is a must. Cam’s 400+ yards will be old news if he can’t lead the Panthers to victory. So until next time Team Panthers are on the “Edge of Glory.”
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Written by DJella Gray
Football-Aholic, Team Panthers 4ever, Cheerleader 4 Life!