Found October 25, 2013 on The Farm Club:
When Carolina fell 22-6 to the Cardinals a couple of weeks back, there was legitimate discussion from talking heads about Cam’s future with the team. Time is a funny thing, because all that talk has gone out the window, and rightfully so. He has the franchise over .500 for the first time in 70 games. Since that loss, Cam has completed 58 of 75 attempts for 667 yards and six touchdowns with zero turnovers. He has also rushed for 106 yards and added two touchdowns on the ground too. Now at 4-3, Cam and the Panthers face possible league-wide relevance if they can defeat the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. The Locksmith – Reviewing The Keys To The Game Carolina Must Protect Cam: So, he was forced to take 3 sacks for 26 yards. He was flushed out of the pocket on multiple occasions, and got hit a lot. In the postgame he credited his offensive line for their outstanding play, but that’s just a quarterback praising what’s around him. Bottom line, it’s still not good enough. Cam was quick with his reads, for the most part tonight, and was able to get the ball out the majority of the time. The key to those sacks is Cam electing to take them instead of throwing the ball into danger. This key broke. Receivers Must Make Plays Off Revis Island: After some early zone looks from the Tampa defense, Revis was parked on the right side of the field most of the game. He was credited with 2 passes defended, and didn’t record a tackle all night. So what does that mean for the key itself?  Cam was 23 of 32 passing attempts on Thursday night. Factor in the two Revis breakups, and at least 3 drops from DeAngelo Williams,Brandon LaFell, and Ted Ginn and you have a lot of opportunities for players to make plays. Cam’s 23 pass completions were to nine different receivers resulting in two passing touchdowns. This key worked. Mike Glennon Must Be Pressured: Glennon attempted 51 passes, compared to 11 attempts from his backfield. He only completed 30 of those attempts for 275, and most of those came in garbage time where the Panther defense was bringing little pressure. All in all, Glennon was forced to move around a lot and was sacked 3 times. A dink and dunk passer by nature, there was little time for him to find the deep routes. This key worked. Players of the Game Cam Newton: His statline was highlighted earlier but let’s go over it again for emphasis. He was 23 for 32, 221 yards, 2 touchdowns. He also had 11 rushes for 50 yards and a score. ESPN gave him a QBR of 86.4, his 3rd straight game with at least an 85.3 rating, the only quarterback to do that this year. It’s that damn Cam Newton, he’s so hot right now. Thomas Davis: This article is very offensive minded, but what’s being taken for granted is what the defense has accomplished the entire season. They have not allowed a touchdown in the first half all season. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN. THEY HAVE FAILED TO ALLOW A TOUCHDOWN IN THE FIRST HALF IN ALL SEVEN GAMES. That’s special. Today Thomas had 8 tackles, 2 of them for loss, and 2 nice passes defended, including a crucial one to force a Bucs field goal in the first instead of a 1st and goal situation. Congrats on reaching the end of this article. Enjoy this GIF of Cam Newton getting freaked out by the Buccaneers cannon firing. Up 31-13, there wasn’t much for him to worry about at this point. The Panthers are 4-3 and it feels so good, enjoy it y’all!   The post Carolina Panthers: Cam Sinks Bucs In A Thursday Night Thumping appeared first on The Farm Club.

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