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November 07, 2009

Injury update; Beason excited about opportunity Saints' game provides

-- Four injured Panthers didn't make the trip to New Orleans for Sunday's game against the Saints. No surprises here: FB Brad Hoover (ankle), WR Muhsin Muhammad (knee), tight end Dante Rosario (knee) and free safety Charles Godfrey (ankle).

-- In his latest blog entry, Panthers linebacker Jon Beason sounded excited about the possibilities that a win over New Orleans could create for his team.

"After all we’ve been through, starting out 0-3, then winning 3 of 4, the crazy thing is the season is still young," Beason wrote. "If we beat New Orleans we’re 2-1 in the division and they’re 2-1 in the division. That’s what it all boils down to."

Beason went on to sing the praises of Saints quarterback Drew Brees and their running game, but also pointed how much hope he and the Panthers are finding in this game, following last week's impressive win at Arizona.

"We can go from everyone saying the Panthers are out of it, they’re not going to win anything, to being the most talked about 4-4 team in the NFL," Beason wrote. "I like the sound of that."

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on November 7, 2009 at 07:29 PM | Permalink


Make it happen Beason. Glad Sherrod Martin is back in.

Posted by: Hoopsfan | Nov 7, 2009 7:43:35 PM

Looks like we might Tony Fiamatta make the trip. We need a fullback, 4sho !

Posted by: nasty 704 | Nov 7, 2009 7:52:57 PM

It's all hype until kickoff, but sure hope the Cats can pull it off...Fear the Cat!

Posted by: Panther Dan | Nov 7, 2009 8:06:20 PM

LETS GET THIS BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A NEW SEASON BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: cppro | Nov 7, 2009 8:17:31 PM

If the Panthers defense can continue to play as well as its had over the past 5 games and they don't turn the ball over, they should be able to at least keep it close. Whether or not they can run the ball effectively will be the difference as to whether they'll be able to pull out the W. GO PANTHERS!

Posted by: Reid | Nov 7, 2009 9:51:17 PM

I am just glad the true PantherS Fans showed up today on this post instead of all those so-called fans who just get on here and complain about how we are going to get killed. Let's have some optimism guys. If we win this game then we will have beat 2 contenders and turned our season all around. Go Cats!!

Posted by: CatzFan | Nov 7, 2009 9:59:36 PM

Arizona had the #1 Run defence Saints dont have that. Esentially this is not the best def we have come across. Open the stables and let the run game out. Jake is only going to be a compliment if he sticks with the short passing game to Smith. Smith is like another RB once he has the ball. The real game is going to be on the def side. Although I think the def has been upgraded with Martin in at saftey. We will need that kind of ball hawking with Breez.

Posted by: MBPantfan | Nov 7, 2009 10:51:00 PM

Wow did I screw up that spelling

Posted by: MBPantfan | Nov 7, 2009 10:52:01 PM

So am I the only one going to mention the fact that Jake Delhomme has NEVER lost in the Superdome as a starter?

This is the upset special ... BELIEVE THAT!

Posted by: Shane | Nov 8, 2009 6:53:04 AM

Wouldn't it be some spit to beat the Saints in their place to get to .500? Using Fox's score-keeping, that would mean a 1-3 first quarter of the season followed by a 3-1 second quarter...if this team can follow that up with two more 3-1 quarters, I'm thinking the playoffs would still be a certainty at 11-5.

And I'd venture a guess that nobody would want to see this team catch fire down the stretch. Can you feel it in the air? If the Cats knock off New Orleans, you will!

Posted by: Scott | Nov 8, 2009 7:34:39 AM

1. Can we run on them?--check
2. Can we throw on them--thats up to Delhomme and Jarrett
3. Can they run on us--some, but TD will shut down Reggie
4. Can they throw on us--not if we relenlessly blitz and rattle Breez.

Prediction--Panthers 28 Aints 24

Posted by: OBX | Nov 8, 2009 8:09:19 AM

I agree with your checklist OBX. Unfortunately, #4 would be unusual to see. We rarely blitz and it's hard to rattle Brees even when you do.

Posted by: Drew | Nov 8, 2009 8:14:52 AM

Requested time off from work?-check
Cooler full of beer?-check
Sporting Panther Pride from head to toe?-check
Extremely excited, can't wait till 4:05 kickoff, hopeful, optimistic, believing in an 11-5 or 10-6 season with no question? Double check!!!!!!!!!!
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!! Man I love everyone on here talking good talk. Can't wait to see the play calling. Were sure to bring out some big guns today and some different calls just like the nicely executed smoke fake to Smitty last week. GO PANTHERS!!!!

Posted by: mr.garcia | Nov 8, 2009 9:25:56 AM

There will be opportunities in the passing game for the rest of the season. If we can connect some downfield then we can beat anyone.

Posted by: Mikey | Nov 8, 2009 9:27:21 AM

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