Where to begin? First of all congrats to the Cardinals on a hell of a game. I can honestly say I did not see this coming. Not that I didn't think they could beat us, but not this way. The Panthers were averaging 30+ points every game the last month and a bit. They could score anyway imaginable. I had some doubts, but if they lost it was going to be 35-28 or something.
They were outcoached plain and simple. I am taking this loss pretty well. I am shocked, but I am actually doing alright. I think the FOX announcers were dead wrong with their analysis. The Panthers run game wasn't stopped. They just had to dump it in the late second half. The Panthers could have run all over them if they wanted to, and did during the opening series, but they were down too much too early.
Jake just choked. And everyone can trash him, but he has been a big game quarterback his entire career. He went shot for shot with Brady in the Super Bowl. He has been clutch when it counts, but tonight he just choked. His passes were awful. He flat out fvcking sucked.
As bad as the Cardinals won, I am not sold on them. They don't have a run game no matter what people say. They just figured out how to get 5 yards when the defense has 5 DBs on the field. And this isn't sour grapes, I swear, I am not sold on them. This was just the worst possible game at the worst time from a good team. The Panthers can't play down by this much. They only carry 3 receivers. They need to establish the run, and pound the ball.
Man Jake was bad. What's so frustrating is how easy it was in the opening drive. That is how it should have been all game. Just an awful game.
Oh well, I really thought this might be the year. I just didn't see this ass kicking coming. They had no answer for Larry Fitzgerald. He is outstanding. I'm rambling...I just can't believe this.
But again congrats to the Cardinals. You deserve this.
Edited by devilsrule33, 11 January 2009 - 11:43 AM.