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Cam Newton: We could easily be 2-0

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Posted: 9/21/2013 6:40 AM

Cam Newton: We could easily be 2-0 


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posted sep 20, 2013


The New York Giants crushed the Carolina Panthers when the two sides met in 2012, but quarterback Cam Newton is determined not to let history repeat itself.

Cam Newton may be on his way to becoming one of the NFL’s great quarterbacks. Last season, he threw for 3,869 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for another 741 yards and eight touchdowns. Perhaps more importantly, he led the Panthers to win in each of their last four games of 2012, two of which were against divisional opponents.

Newton’s growth and the way that Carolina ended last season were both reasons for optimism coming into 2013. However, the last time the Giants saw the Panthers, it was Week 3 of last season and Carolina looked like anything but a playoff contender. New York won 36-7 in a game that was an embarrassment for Newton and his teammates.

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Posted: 9/21/2013 8:01 AM

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Could be, but we aren't. We're 0-2, about to be 1-2 and in the brink of another wasted season.

I'm tired of moral victories, I want the wins that get you to the playoffs.

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. "

Galileo
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Posted: 9/21/2013 9:06 AM

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I agree JOAT, they have been saying "we are this close" for the past 2 seasons. They are 1-9 the past 2 years in games decided by 7 points or less. I'm afraid it is more of the tip of the iceberg then this small hump, because they have made no progress at all of getting over it.
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Posted: 9/21/2013 11:50 AM

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yea i agree i'm sick of almost winning because almost isn't good enough anymore so to be honest I think if we lose at least a coach or two should be fired
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Posted: 9/22/2013 10:30 AM

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This is the first Panthers game in a while that I wasn't super excited about.  Its going to be a long season.
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Posted: 9/22/2013 10:42 AM

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We aren't a good football team because AT OUR CORE, we don't know what it takes to win. We have to let that sink in for a sec.

The fact we don't get blown out every week isn't saying much. MOST teams don't get blown out each week. It's the NFL, everyone is a professional. The fact that we lose close games so often says that it's not some ridiculous lack of talent issue.

The issue is that an NFL game is not played the exact same way from beginning to end. There is the initial gameplan and feeling out process. Then there is acknowledgement of what your opponents are doing. Then the halftime adjustment. The biggest change is after halftime and the last 9-10 minutes of the game. It becomes a possession and success game. Move chains, put the ball in the endzone. Our coaches don't know how to make that kind of change. We don't put our best players in a position to make plays then. We try to hold. The last 2 minutes of the game the opponent will play completely differently in order to score or keep a lead. We don't change anything.

It's more about coaching at those changing points than at any other point in the game. So Rivera doesn't get a D because we're close. The game moves autonomously through any success he has during them. When it comes to any point in the game where the coaching truly matters and has a major effect, he is an F and absolutely horrible.

So in my book, we're not really CLOSE to winning. We're failing at any point when things matter. CONSISTENTLY. That's why our record in close games is so consistent.

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Posted: 9/22/2013 11:03 AM

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I knew we were in trouble after week 1 when the players seemed to be happy with hanging with the seahawks. After the past few seasons I say there are NO moral victories and I definitely don't believe in momentum being carried over from one season to the next lol
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Posted: 9/22/2013 12:33 PM

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QCHeel wrote: We aren't a good football team because AT OUR CORE, we don't know what it takes to win. We have to let that sink in for a sec.

The fact we don't get blown out every week isn't saying much. MOST teams don't get blown out each week. It's the NFL, everyone is a professional. The fact that we lose close games so often says that it's not some ridiculous lack of talent issue.

The issue is that an NFL game is not played the exact same way from beginning to end. There is the initial gameplan and feeling out process. Then there is acknowledgement of what your opponents are doing. Then the halftime adjustment. The biggest change is after halftime and the last 9-10 minutes of the game. It becomes a possession and success game. Move chains, put the ball in the endzone. Our coaches don't know how to make that kind of change. We don't put our best players in a position to make plays then. We try to hold. The last 2 minutes of the game the opponent will play completely differently in order to score or keep a lead. We don't change anything.

It's more about coaching at those changing points than at any other point in the game. So Rivera doesn't get a D because we're close. The game moves autonomously through any success he has during them. When it comes to any point in the game where the coaching truly matters and has a major effect, he is an F and absolutely horrible.

So in my book, we're not really CLOSE to winning. We're failing at any point when things matter. CONSISTENTLY. That's why our record in close games is so consistent.
couldn't agree more with this.  i've been saying for a while that this whole team needs an attitude adjustment at the most fundamental of levels---deep down, in their chests.  some of the guys on this squad seem scared to make the big play and, to me, it all starts with the lead man.  this team is coached by a guy that is afraid to make the big calls in crunch time.  other teams coaches understand that and exploit our weaknesses even more.
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