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October 31, 2010

Through three: Nothing to see here

    Not much of interest happened in the third quarter, and it's still 10-3 Rams.

    The Panthers had moments of near-competence on offense, as they began running a little better.

    But mostly, this one's being defined by what's not happening in the passing game. Matt Moore's struggling to find anything downfield, while Rams rookie Sam Bradford has been content to plink away at the Panthers a little at a time.

    The most exciting play of the quarter was the final one, as Captain Munnerlyn ripped off a 31-yard punt return to give the Panthers good field position to start the final period.

    They'll need it.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on October 31, 2010 at 03:04 PM | Permalink


When oh when is Matt Moore going to throw a third down pass beyond the marker??? He's killing us with that.

Posted by: Bob | Oct 31, 2010 3:09:58 PM

It's sad to say, but the Panthers are really terrible this year. Just watching them give away to long passes. Including the one that just got them a touchdown. 3rd and 18 and you give them a touchdown... Terrible!

Posted by: Adrian | Oct 31, 2010 3:15:44 PM

Matt Moore is not the problem!!! Steve Smith with all that mouth and he's missing key passes and fumbling! He no longer can produce!

Posted by: Ryan | Oct 31, 2010 3:23:26 PM

hey gantt....stewart looks awesome...we dont need DWill??? learn something about football before u write an ill timed article

Posted by: mike | Oct 31, 2010 3:57:45 PM

Isn't it funny when the team is trailing, Fox goes from conservative to aggressive in garbage time.

Meeks is an idiot, why not blitz on 3rd and 18 that gave up a touchdown? This front 4 isn't like the Colts or Giants. So why continue to not blitz when you should?

Can't wait until the season is over, hopefully with an offensive minded head coach. The Offense should be better, along having an aggressive defensive coordinator, who loves to blitz when he should.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:00:32 PM

"Steve Smith with all that mouth and he's missing key passes and fumbling! He no longer can produce"?

Really? How about you blame the whole coaching staff with this vanilla playbook, going conservative mostly throughout the game?

Until trailing late in the game, to play catch up. With the Oline constantly blocking 8 to 9 guys majority of run plays. The running game will continue to be non-existent, balance is key.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:04:11 PM

Blame Jerry. He sentenced us fans to this crap. The worst thing is he won't come forward and tell the truth. He hid behind the youth movement from day one, and won't say it is what it is. It would be easier to tolerate if he would just tell the truth and apologize.

Posted by: I wantJake | Oct 31, 2010 7:09:33 PM

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