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December 05, 2010

Well, that was different

    Well, that was fun while it lasted for the Panthers.

    The Seahawks woke from a ridiculous slumber, blasting back with three touchdowns in short order to take a 24-14 lead in the third quarter.

    The Panthers had dominated the first half, but the Seahawks came screaing back with three scores in 4:35 worth of game time.

    They scored first on a nine-play, 96-yard drive to open the second half. Then came Lofa Tatupu's interception return for a score. Then a 84-yard punt return by Leon Washington set up a Marshawn Lynch touchdown.

    It was a remarkable turn of events, as the Seahawks looked flat-line and their fans were giving them the business.

    The Panthers now can't get out of their own way. Even when Mike Goodson took a kickoff back to the end zone, a pair of flags nullified the chance to grab some momentum back. 

 
-- Darin Gantt

 

Posted by Observer Sports on December 5, 2010 at 06:37 PM | Permalink

Comments

Well, they activated Armanti, but it'd be nice if they'd at least let him in the game... with the way the offense has utterly collapsed, it could only help. This is just pathetic.

Posted by: appstategrad2008 | Dec 5, 2010 6:55:45 PM

It's hard to believe these guys are being paid millions to this on the field. Pathetic is not a strong enough word.

Posted by: Kenny | Dec 5, 2010 7:04:04 PM

The panthers are a joke. The players are undisciplined because of subpar coaching, the owner is cheap, and the draft choices from the ladt few are questionable to say the least.

Posted by: Ted | Dec 5, 2010 7:11:26 PM

They will have first choice in next years draft, although they will probably trade it away like they love to do.

Posted by: Ted | Dec 5, 2010 7:13:43 PM

Are there any rumors circulating about who the next head coach will be? Has Bill Cowher's name been mentioned?

Posted by: Ted | Dec 5, 2010 7:15:52 PM

"Check-down" Clausen needs to take a few chances. I know he can throw more than five yards, I've seen him launch that ball at least twenty yards out of bounds a dozen times today.

Posted by: jeff | Dec 5, 2010 7:16:12 PM

But for David Carr handing them a win the panthers would go down as the worst team in NFL history.

Posted by: Ike | Dec 5, 2010 7:18:02 PM

I will so glade tosee this season over. Today was another chance for that staff to prove how they can't adjust at the half.

Posted by: Black Kat | Dec 5, 2010 7:21:56 PM

Give Jimmy Clausen a condom, because he has no protection.

Posted by: madman | Dec 5, 2010 7:22:09 PM

It's not about the protection, It's all about reading defence and understanding what they are trying to do. Part of the problem is Jimmy and part is the play calling.

Posted by: Black Kat | Dec 5, 2010 7:25:03 PM

31 unanswered points, huh? Nice work, Panthers. And to think I thought they might actually win when they were up 14-0. This is painful.

Posted by: Panther Dan | Dec 5, 2010 7:26:59 PM

Amen to giving Edwards a shot. Heck, you've got him, use him instead of bringing in all these people from the back 40.

And Clausen? He's a coward and a quitter. Wouldn't have helped in the long run, but he probably could have at least knocked Tatupu out of bounds, but Clausen quit on the play. Now Jason Baker? THERE'S a football player. No quit in him.

Posted by: Rugbyrabbit | Dec 5, 2010 7:29:23 PM

Darin, I'm not sure how you call leading 14-3 a "dominating" first half. "Dominating" would have to include at least 1 TD pass, a feat Clausen hasn't accomplished in his last 147 passing attempts and only 1 TD in a 166 attempts this season. His paltry 5.3 yards per completion is indicative of his poor field vision, poor decision making and mainly his lack of mobility. Is anyone else sick of seeing him roll out only to throw the ball in the stands when he gets a little pressure??? Until Armanti gets a chance, this team will continue to struggle offensively. He would turn those throw aways into big gains...both running and throwing!! PLAY ARMANTI!!!

Posted by: eman | Dec 5, 2010 7:41:52 PM

If I may say one thing about the panthers, our line play is not up to NFL caliber. I think before we start chasing clausen out of town we need to get some new cogs in our offensive line. If you can remember the years where our offensive line was solid jake had time to make throws(be it good or bad) and when that line started to deteriorate Jake got real skittish and more quick bad throws started coming out. This season the line allows at most 1.5-2 seconds to throw and minus about 1 second for "play fakes" and the fact there are always 8 man fronts...i don't see anyway a rookie qb could succeed in this system..draft aj green and veteran ol, and dt that can jam the line and you would see a major improvement..just my opinion

Posted by: marvin | Dec 5, 2010 9:40:29 PM

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