December 11, 2011
VIDEO: Lessons learned in loss to Falcons
Reporter Joseph Person recaps Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, in which the Carolina Panthers gave up a 16-point third-quarter lead. What lessons can be learned?
Posted by Observer Sports on December 11, 2011 at 08:31 PM | Permalink
I guess since Greg Olsen didn't bash Mare for missing another FG and helping with another loss that Greg must not mind losing. Actually, the truth is probably more like Greg and many of the other Panther players hate losing just as much as Cam, but have learned to take a loss like men instead of like little boy blue.
Posted by: Meano | Dec 11, 2011 8:57:06 PM
This team learned it's lessons weeks ago and nothing can be done to fix it until the off season! The day you learn to take a loss is the day you become a loser!
Posted by: joe cool | Dec 11, 2011 9:57:35 PM
I would say the Mare experiment has failed, the guy has been totally unreliable when it matters the most, he's had a nice career but he's making Rivera and Hurney look a bit silly at this point.
I don't blame Rivera for releasing Kasey, even under the new rules, Kasey would have struggled to get touchbacks.
Newton is a rookie, he reminded us of it today, it's easy to forget because he makes such amazing plays, he will be fine and win many games.
I also want to just point out that DT Shirley played better today than Fua and McClain have played all year. Too bad Shirley wasn't on the team sooner.
Posted by: Kenny | Dec 12, 2011 12:21:16 AM
GO HOT LANTA ... oh yea baby ...
GREAT WIN FALCS. OH HELL YES !!!!
BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THAT PUZZYCAT AZZ !!!!
MATT AND CO. IN THE SUPER BOWL?
Get over it you chump losers. Havent you already been advised by Qb Housepet Eye of Newt in a national interview that YOU are the "tarnished" ( rolfflmfao )loserz and he is unattached from you loserz as a winner even when the team getz their azz stomped as they alwayz do?
And dont even think Texas wont open a big ole can of whoopazz on you chump loserz with the "winner" Qb.
SUCK IT UP TWINKZ -- Only 3 MORE Ls to go.
ps GO TEBOW GO FOX -- who wins in the ends?
Posted by: cowboy4life | Dec 12, 2011 6:00:01 AM
Again, at what point does Hurney take the fall. If this is a league based on "W and L," there is no way he should keep his job after this season (he should have been shown the door after last year).
This roster from 25-53 is the worst in football. Hurney loves to brag about a team that is drafted, the only problem with that theory is that you must actually be able to draft good players. Guys like Byron Bell, Jordan Pugh, Sherrod Martin(when was the last time you heard his name), and Bernadeau have no business playing at this level.
Hurney is the kind of guy that when something good happens he will take the credit for it, but why will he not stand up and admit that is nothing more than a beat writer and not a GM?
Posted by: Steven | Dec 12, 2011 8:51:25 AM
steven you have got to be kidding....
bell was UNDRAFTED. he WOULDN'T be playing if otah and schwartz were healthy. pugh and martin have made huge plays for us over the past 2 or 3 years, you're just emotional after they played poorly. godfrey looked just as bad a few years ago and look at him now.
bernadeau also wouldn't be playing if it weren't for injuries.
hurney has drafted better than just about any GM in the league. he hasn't had luck of lately with some gambles like mare or edwards or brown but those are the misses whereas he hit it big with guys like smith, delhomme, williams, stewart, gross, khalil, munnerlyn, anderson, johnson, hardy, godfrey, and it looks like pilares might be a playmaker in the long run. i can't wait to see what he looks like after an offseason working as a receiver and return man.
you have to give credit where credit is due....hurney has consistently delivered GREAT (not good) drafts. some moves like drafting otah hurt us in the long run, but made us contenders in 2008. you just can't blame him that we missed so many key guys for the entire year. everybody has injuries but they aren't usually so many so early. we lost gettis, davis, beason, edwards, schwartz, otah, and barnridge before the season really got going. that's 6 starters and a key special teams guy. and THEN we started getting the usual injuries throughout the season everybody experiences like gaither, conner, dbacks missing games, now the rookie DTS are out, etc. etc. etc.
hurney borderline deserves a statue out front of the stadium. when are panther fans as a whole going to learn the grass is not always greener.
Posted by: charlottean | Dec 12, 2011 12:22:02 PM
Looks to me like our superstar took a dive. I don't know if it was a bookee payoff or orders from the front office, but anyone who couldn't see the difference between the 1st half and the 2nd half has crack pipe smoke in their eyes. Heck, I thought cam got news of a family members passing while in the locker room during halftime.
Posted by: stork302 | Dec 12, 2011 12:35:04 PM
If those drafts are so great, why have the teams been so terrible? Look at the records both short term and long term, because thats all that matters. He has not drafted well and that is backed up by the record.
Posted by: Steven | Dec 12, 2011 12:49:56 PM
Face it Cam is just not that great ,sure runs for TD's and GREAT vs BAD teams or teams missing there starting QB. The teams Carolina has beaten are.
1.Jax-Rookie qb with no playmakers other tham MJD ,and barely won at home!
2.Redskins! need i say more!
3.Colts NO Manning = NO cred for that
4.Tampa NO Freeman = Same as #3
What it boils down to is Cams turn-overs at BAD times ,and TERRIBLE coaching and drafting. The team played better without the 2 DT's we drafted ,and Hogan out again BIG suprise there. You could've took UDFA's and had a better draft.
Posted by: Rae Carruth | Dec 12, 2011 12:52:49 PM
dude the teams have not been that bad. last year's team was bad because we had jimmy clausen playing quarterback and we let EVERYBODY go before the season.
this year we have been RIGHT THERE every single game and we have rookie QB and rookie coach and are missing something like 7 or 8 starters. it's expected guys will go down but to have 6 starters go down weeks 1-2....that'sa death sentence to any team. always is. nfl is more about survival than talent. ask the colts, bears, texans, raiders, etc.
not to mention hurney's draft picks and signings got us to where a lot of teams never go. the W/L record since hurney has been here: 77-80. and he inherited a 1-15 team. for perspective, the lions are 56-112 over the same stretch and they've had plenty of top 10/top 5 picks. explain to me how your argument makes any sense?
we have consistently found NFL starters outside of the first round and NEVER missed in the first round. munnerlyn? schwartz? charles johnson? charles godfrey? greg hardy? fua, mclain, james anderson, travelle wharton, all of those guys 3rd round and back.
and then you have the will witherspoons and jeff kings and ricky manning jrs and richard marshalls and julius peppers, etc. who were not only starters here but starters elsewhere afterwards.
stats say hurney has drafted very well in comparison to counterparts.
Posted by: charlottean | Dec 12, 2011 4:26:20 PM
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