Just as I expected, the inexperience of the Panthers hurt them more than it paid off. They came into the game talking smack and trying to be the tough guys. They tried to intimidate a team that is tougher than them, can trash talk better than them, and most importantly, has already been there and has much more experience on them. By the end of the game, they looked defeated and beat - the same guys that wanted to act all hard and tough ended up in the locker room boo-hooing a stream when the game was over.
I'm not sure how anybody can come away with this game more impressed with Cam and I like the guy. He isn't a leader yet and still has a lot of growing up to do. Look at his body language by the 4th quarter - he checked out, quit, and looked beat. Just sat there sulking and pouting, didn't bother to fire up his teammates when there was still plenty of time left to make it a game. It's pretty pathetic when the so called leader shuts down and gives up before the game is over. Cam's sideline behavior needs to change.
Also, can't believe I'm saying this but Skip and Stephen A. are on the money. Kap's super man move was definitely the psychological shift in the game. Cam was sizzling in the 1st half but after Kap directly challenged him, he (as well as the rest of the Panthers) shrunk. Kap definitely got in their heads. Good job Kap!
[ Edited by NeonNiner on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:31 AM ]