Break Out The Shovels

If you are a fan of the Carolina Panthers go ahead and break out your shovel because this team is six feet under.  The game against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football was a pathetic attempt to play the game.  Where do you start?  Do you throw all the dirt on the defense or the offense or the coaching or the…you get the idea.  Let’s start with the defense.

The Panthers defense is a shell of what it once was.  The only fire on the field last night was Jon Beason and Thomas Davis.  The rest of the defense might as well go ahead and stay at the house.  There is no passion or drive on the defensive side of the ball.  Julius Peppers is floating through the season, collecting his million-dollar-a-game check and pretending like he cares about the game of football.  After this season the Panthers need to go ahead and trade him to get any value out of him that is left.  Charles Godfrey looked disoriented and disengaged.  When he did finally tackle somebody it was after the whistle had blown and he was penalized.  Stupid!

The offense was a little better but not much.  Jake Delhomme threw some questionable passes.  Jeff Davidson, the offensive coordinator needs to realize that when running the ball gains you an average of six yards per carry you might want to consider giving the ball to Williams again and again and again.  Muhsin Muhammad didn’t look back for the ball when Delhomme passed it to him on a comeback route.  Steve Smith was double covered all night which leads to an interesting point.  If Smith is double covered that means somebody else is open.  DUHHHHH!!!

The coaching staff needs to be evaluated.  This team is playing like they have no respect for the coaching staff.  The fire is gone.  The tired “it is what it is” statements by John Fox are old and worn.  We need a fresh start.  I don’t care what it takes to get this team going again, but somebody needs to be fired.  What is really interesting is how the team is reflecting ownership and leadership of the organization.  The Richardson boys resign and the team goes into the crapper the same season.  This is not a coincidence.  Wake up people.  There are some major issues in the Panther organization.

Let’s bring in a head coach that has fire and resolve.  Look at what the 49ers and Jets are doing now that they have a coach who cares about winning and leadership.  Don’t get me wrong, John Fox is a great coach, but his time in the Carolinas is up.  The Panthers need a house cleaning from management all the way down to the janitor.  Enough said!

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  • Cats fan

    Defence only gave up 13 points. They played better in first half and did not takle well in second. They blitz in first and kept Dallas scoreless but went back to 4 man rush in the second and allowed Dallas to score. Offence was horrible except for 1 drive for 90 yards, that’s all.
    We need west coast offence and attaking defence.

  • Mike

    The Panthers are built to run, but they keep going away from that. When the Panthers run more than pass, they win. Running beats down the opposing teams’ defense, and keeps the Panthers’ defense fresh. If I was on the Panthers’ D, I’d be pissed off too. Whenever you stop the other teams’ offense, your offense either goes 3 and out, or turns the ball over. They say one bad apple spoils the bunch, what about 11 of them. This offense is poorly coached. They only get positive yards running to the right. Jordan Gross is normally getting his back bent, or getting knocked to his knees. John Fox, Jeff Davidson run a horrible scheme. It’s just too bad we have to wait until next year for change

  • the mayor

    We don’t need a west coast offense. That’s a throw a lot, run a little offense. Jake is bound to give the ball to the other team any and everytime he plays. Giving up 200+ yards rushing to a team whose starting RB is out is a TERRIBLE defense.they couldn’t tackle. The only reason it was a scoreless 1st half for the cowboys is bc the cowboys made stupid plays. Fire fox, hurney, trade peppers for a first rounder, draft a QB, release delhomme. And RUN THE BALL!!!

  • Brandon

    Amen Mayor!! Wake me up the day after the season ends so I can hear Cowher’s name announced as the new HC.