September 26, 2010
Almost over: Bengals 20, Panthers 7
When you're this young, you have no margin of error.
You definitely can't commit four turnovers and expect to win.
The Bengals are going to slide out of here with at least a 20-7 win (we're at the 2:00 warning), after the Panthers failed to finish a few drives that had moments of clarity.
An interception by Jimmy Clausen and three fumbles (Clausen, Mike Goodson and Jonathan Stewart) derailed any chance the Panthers had to get back into a game the Bengals were trying to let them back into.
The problems are similar to the previous games (they now have 12 turnovers in three games). The defense played well at times, but they were being asked to do too much for too long.
-- Darin Gantt
Posted by Observer Sports on September 26, 2010 at 03:54 PM | Permalink
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Posted by: Falana | Sep 26, 2010 4:11:36 PM
nasty game. defence was good, for how long they had to be out there. Jeff Davidson has got to go. Please. Go.
Posted by: dusty | Sep 26, 2010 4:12:02 PM
Yup. Fox and Davidson - goodbye. These schemes just don't work. And then throw a bunch of kids out there - formula for disaster. Feel bad for the veterans. Clausen will be good once he has a better offence to work with. Panthers will be lucky to get 2-14 this year. Oh well.
Posted by: Wayne D | Sep 26, 2010 4:16:37 PM
It just amazes me how the coaching staff had so many different play calls and formations for Jimmy Clausen. Matt Moore is the man! They didn't give him a chance to succeed. It was run, run, pass. With Clausen at least he got to pass SEVERAL times on first down in the first and second half. Those guys did Moore absolutey wrong! We could have had Tom Brady the first 2 games and he would have failed in out system with the plays they was calling for Matt Moore.
Posted by: Ryan | Sep 26, 2010 4:20:10 PM
Matt Moore sucks. Get over it.
Posted by: Gamble20 | Sep 26, 2010 4:29:16 PM
The '76 Bucs would beat the Panthers. Believe me, I know. I sat through the 0-26 record for the Bucs in '76-'77
Posted by: BL | Sep 26, 2010 4:30:18 PM
Matt Moore does NOT suck. He could be a productive QB on a real NFL offense. Even Manning or Brady would have a lot of trouble with this cast. Too bad for Moore - he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But Clausen's in there now, and he's good enough that unless he gets injured, Moore won't get another chance. That's the way it goes. Maybe the Browns will be happy to snap up Moore next year.
Posted by: Wayne D | Sep 26, 2010 4:35:26 PM
I agree Matt Moore could have been a very productive NFL QB. They mad him fail which is very sad. Some individuals don't realize how strong Moore arm really is. I have no problem with Clausen but his arm is no where near the strength of Matt Moore. They should have let Moore pass on first down and 2nd like they did Clausen.
Posted by: Ryan | Sep 26, 2010 4:44:45 PM
The Panthers could possibly win a game with against a team that has clinched a playoff spot and is resting its starters, BUT who wants to loose to an 0-12 or an 0-13 team???
Posted by: sirpurr | Sep 26, 2010 4:48:15 PM
Posted by: fred | Sep 26, 2010 4:49:27 PM
This is the worst gameplanning I have ever seen in this stadium and that is saying something. It is clear this coaching staff could care less about winning. Mr. Richardson please do what you should have done a few years ago and fire Fox. He is now officially the worst coach in the league. If he doesn't care enough to at least try then kick him out. Today was pathetic
Posted by: manu4t | Sep 26, 2010 4:51:24 PM
Panthers SUCK! How bout' them FALCONS!!!
Posted by: Hahaa | Sep 26, 2010 4:54:36 PM
Imagine how much better the Panthers would have done if the coaching staff had called more blitzes during the first half. Or if Clausen had had more than five pass attempts before halftime. Or if Fox had challenged the Owens fumble. They probably would have won it. This team can win. Gettis looked good. Clausen looked alright, even good at times. Goodson look great except for the fumble. I think they might be grooming him to replace Williams, whom they'll probably let walk/trade after franchising. This defense can be a top five defense with more aggressive play calling.
Posted by: Steve | Sep 26, 2010 5:00:31 PM
Perfect season coming. 0 - 16!
Posted by: Jim | Sep 26, 2010 5:06:28 PM
JERRY RICHARDSON, YOU NEED TO SEE THE WIZARD FOR ANOTHER TRANSPLANT. YOU RECENTLY HAD A HEART TRANSPLANT HOW ABOUT A BRAIN TRANSPLANT NEXT? HAVEN'T YOU COME TO TERMS WITH THE FINALITY OF YOUR OWN LIFE YET? WE (THE HUMAN RACE) ARE JUST PASSING THROUGH THIS LIFE SO WHY IN THE HELL ARE ARE YOU MAKING THIS SO PAINFUL ON US THE FANS! SELL YOUR LAME ASS TEAM TO SOMEONE THAT WILL SPEND THE MONEY THAT IS NECESSARY TO BE ABLE TO PUT A BETTER PRODUCT OUT ON THE FIELD.
Posted by: mike | Sep 26, 2010 5:54:39 PM
It is disappointing that we were ill prepared by preseason coverage to believe in ANYTHING this team can do. They are more prepared to go 0-16 than 4-12. It's alarming how few playmakers we have and how badly suited we are to contribute to anything other than the opposing team's win column. Seriously, who is Dwayne Jarrett? Who is Armanti Edwards? And, what in the hell happened to Jordan "Flase Start" Gross? We are terrible.
Posted by: Mark | Sep 26, 2010 6:46:29 PM
It's time to trade Steve Smith to a contender, and get a draft pick or 2 in return. Smith is quickly running out of time, and he's been wasted on this popgun offense for too long. Let the guy go and have a chance for some success before he starts heading down that hill. The Panthers are obviously already at the bottom of the hill, and it'll be too late for Smith before they start climbing back up. Both sides would benefit - maybe the next Panthers regime could pick up the ever-elusive next great WR from the draft pick they get in exchange.
Posted by: Wayne D | Sep 26, 2010 6:56:06 PM
Why do the Panthers run the same 6 plays all game? How do you not get your best player (Steve Smith) involved until the 4th quarter? Not only can our receivers not catch the ball, but our defense thumbed 3 interceptions...Our OL might has well have been selling popcorn...does anybody on this team have talent besides 28, 34, 52, and 89?
Posted by: Bobscat | Sep 26, 2010 7:08:29 PM
It truly is time for Fox to go. Davidson and Fox should be fired or told to resign this week. Show the fans that you care and get rid of them. These young guys have no chance with them at the helm. Its pathetic! Turnovers and penalties killed us. Thats bad coaching! Those are fundamental things. I can handle loosing but not in this manner. Its an awful product that theyre putting out there. its truly disapointing....
Posted by: Randy | Sep 26, 2010 8:00:45 PM
Four interceptions slipped through the defenders' hands, one of which would have resulted in a touchdown. We had two picks against Palmer but gave the ball right back to them on one occassion. Over all, the defense played ok but stayed on the field way too long.
Jeff Davidson has to go, NOW! John Fox, this is your last year here so why are you being so conservative? Let's see if you have any talent in your youth movement!!! Call some more aggressive offensive plays!!!
Posted by: Freddy Potter | Sep 26, 2010 8:18:38 PM
Fire Fox and Davidson tomorrow, let Meeks be interim HC for the remainder of the year, and have anyone else be OC, or even have the QB's call their own plays.
Posted by: Phil | Sep 26, 2010 8:31:57 PM
Horrible...simply horrible. We saw it coming after preseason game one. I am unsure what the coaches and the owner are trying to accomplish but it is not winning. My Panthers are painful to watch and I do not think we have had any positives in the first 3 games. Currently, I don't think we could beat the Bills and am pretty sure we are the worst team in the entire league.
This is sickening...hopefully we can get things turned around.
Posted by: Cat | Sep 26, 2010 8:48:20 PM
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