Originally posted by WildBill:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
I believe it was verified that in the games Cam Newton and the Panthers won? Cam had modest stats... and in the games they lost, he threw for gaudy stats? Why? because the D sucked and they needed him to force passes downfield for large yardage, no? So, how many games did our D suck and force our QB to throw for large yardage?
... yeah, maybe vs the Eagles... and he sorta did. Had around 200 yds passing in just that 2nd half, no?
Stats not withstanding, wouldn't it be better if the O could score also as well as having a good D. To score more points, you need to cross the enemies territory and get into the endzone. Not being to able to move the ball and relying on filed goals makes it harder for a team and puts you on thin ice. You move the ball a little but can't get enough to score a TD, The other sideonly needs to score 1 TD and they win the game. Give me 2 TDs over four FGs. As it means you crossed the field ate up the clock and gives your D more to work with.
Well, there is desperation in coming back from large deficits, and then there is playing to your strengths in close games.
In a year 1 WCO with no offseason and no quality targets aside from VD and Crabtree (both who didn't know much of the system)... our strengths were clear. Lean on the D, STs, and run game.
Don't know why this is so hard for some to grasp. It has been said repeatedly. Do my words not ring true for you?