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December 08, 2013

Frank Alexander among Panthers' inactives


There were no real surprises on the Panthers' inactive list for tonight's game against the Saints.

Second-year defensive end Frank Alexander was bumped to make room for Charles Johnson, who missed the past two games with a sprained knee.

Special teams mainstay Jordan Senn also was among the inactives. Senn pulled his hamstring last week against Tampa Bay and was listed as doubtful.

Second-year cornerback Josh Norman is inactive after playing special teams last week against the Bucs. The rest of the Panthers' inactives are running back Kenjon Barner, injured guard Chris Scott and wide receivers Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on December 8, 2013 at 07:08 PM | Permalink


Total embarrasment on national tv yes wev..e laid an egg. I cannot believe no adjustments at half time and no offense just goes to show team was poorly prepaired for the biggest game of the season. Maybe a wild card but what if we land in seattle or NO?

Posted by: anonymous | Dec 8, 2013 11:05:34 PM

We should of at least of been in this game. No excuse what so ever.

Posted by: Anonymous | Dec 8, 2013 11:12:23 PM

Remember Rivera to every problem there's a solution... Can't wait till you diagnosis the film on this game and find out what could of been done to keep us in the game, to little to late... Still think your a hell of a coach tho. Will see how you rally the troops and rebound next week....

Posted by: Joe | Dec 8, 2013 11:19:00 PM

I understand we can't win them all but damn, were where the adjustments after we couldn't get into the end zone twice in the 1st.

Posted by: anonymous | Dec 8, 2013 11:31:49 PM

embarrassing says it all.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Dec 8, 2013 11:45:50 PM

No I dont think we will win the rematch ,the way we played we looked terrible and we did show up on either side of the ball. Just cant figure how the coaches missed this one that bad and on top of it could not make no adjustments to get use back in this game. Honestly it was over after the 1st quarter. The rematch Ill say we will put up a better fight but we will be underdogs again even at home, Cant get over how unprepaired we looked in prime time and blown out in front of everyone.

Posted by: anonymous | Dec 9, 2013 4:51:10 AM

Ok Panther fans, lets get over that lost. We have to look to the future, it's coming on the 22nd. We are not going to let the Saints come to our home turf and take advantage of us. Ok, we lost, we know someone has to win, someone has to lose. Pay back time, we will win the next three games. So Cam made some mistakes, where was the O? Where was the D? I said before, no one man can win a game alone, you have got to have TEAM work. We've come a long ways since last year. It seems as though, if Cam doesn't run we don WIN. So who called the plays in that game? Riverboat Ron. Come on guys(Panther Team) hold your heads up and march right in there and TAKE CHARGE from here on. GO PANTHERS.

Posted by: BRENDA | Dec 9, 2013 10:05:31 AM

that wasn't embarrassing at all. The saints do that to EVERYONE at home. they are the league's greatest flag football team since the rams teams from the faulk/warner/holt/bruce days.

they don't do that on the road as seattle showed. we came out with the right game plan and just didn't execute in red zone unfortunately. we score 2 touchdowns instead of field goals, it becomes a clock management game. instead, we get behind 14-6 and you can't beat the saints in new orleans from behind. you just can't. nothing embarrassing at all.

that hit on stewart's knee looked awful. almost identical to gronk's. That might be it for dude. Davis was able to keep coming back from the same injuriy, but stewarts got 2 bad ankles and now a knee. that might be it. absolutely devastating hit. hopefully i'm wrong, and he's back in training camp next year 100%, but i doubt it.

williams ran the ball fine, he should have gotten more carries. tough to do when you're down, I know......but he could have gashed them a few times and we had a chance. that whole "you have to pass when you're down" mentality is why teams hardly ever mount comebacks. just leads to sacks and interceptions and 3 and outs. 14 point leads become 28 point leads real fast that way.

pass interference calls were inconsistent throughout the game, but the game was decided outside of that. had absolutely no bearing on the outcome. sproles opened it up damn near on his own with 2 big plays.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 9, 2013 10:27:50 AM

embarrassing and they should feel embarrased.
Close game fair enough.
Cannot pinpoint even a couple of things executed bad... it was bad all the way around.
They can do that to everyone else, not this team. Thats why they should feel embarrased
There were 3 very profound plays last night that needs to open eyes of Shula and Rivera... 3 runs back to back to back. 2 Cam under center and one in shotgun. 2 Cam at center 5 and 6 yard run. Cam shotgun run 1 yd. Until Cam can accept ball from center and be comfortable this offense will struggle. I understand the pressure he was getting but this was right after half and then back to shotgun. We can not run the ball effeciently outnof shotgun. Not against better teams.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Dec 9, 2013 10:52:34 AM

it was the saints in new orleans. look up their w/l and point differential at home over the last 6 years excluding last year with the coach out.

seattle would have gotten the business in new orleans all the same. that's the biggest thing we lack compared to other contenders.......we lack home field advantage. our fans are way too fairweather. we get down a score or 2 and they are out of the game.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 10, 2013 11:57:40 AM

I talking about this from a superbowl point. Im not blowing sunshine up their asses and cause they won 8 straight if it would have been closer fine.
Take fairweather fan and shovenit up ur a.... I have been on hee with u in offseason talking about how of good of a team this is.
When my daughter goes to.school.and has 8 straight good days of conduct and come home with a bad day when knowing good and well she can do better, so i just say great job on the past 8 days NO!. You go over what youcan do to get better.
Just because im disappointed in our play and didnt like some of what i saw doesnt mean im gonna say too bad we,ll getem next time. I wasnt coached that way and many others out there were not. Im sure Rivera goes in at halftime and says.. oh schucks guys we've played well up.unitl tonight
Dont call me that FING fan im one of the only real diehard fans Bobcats/panthers in this area.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Dec 11, 2013 1:52:42 PM

Forgive grammer and writing fing pissed off about game still and some ahole calls me fairweather fan cause im not super positive about an azz kicking.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Dec 11, 2013 1:55:14 PM

Charlottean forgive me I missread what you was saying, You are correct about homefield. I read it as well.... as you see. You calling me that bad name.
Sorry again.
I get your point about in New Orleans. Just seemed similiar to Airizona could have played much better.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Dec 11, 2013 2:30:33 PM

sorry agaIn

Posted by: 10-4!! | Dec 11, 2013 5:07:34 PM

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