The Panthers offensive line played great against the Patriots

#1 von zhangzk ( gelöscht ) , 15.03.2019 04:39

When I wrote earlier in the week about the injury to Matt Kalil being the best worst thing that could happen to the future of the offensive line , I didn’t expect to see the kind of immediate results I saw last night against the New England Patriots. I thought I might get a few glimmers of hope from guys like Taylor Moton, Jeremiah Sirles, Greg Van Roten, and even Blaine Clausell... but I didn’t expect for Cam Newton to walk away without being sacked a single time, and only pressured maybe once or twice.While the New England Patriots might not be a defensive line that causes your average offensive coach to lose a ton of sleep, the same would certainly be said about the Panthers offensive line coming into this contest. You’d expect a guy like Taylor Moton who didn’t get significant minutes last year, and has changed positions three times this preseason alone to have more growing pains... but he didn’t. Moton continued to show excellent technique like he has all preseason. He’s a patient blocker with a very good feel of where he is on the field Color Rush Christian McCaffrey Jersey , he keeps a nice wide sturdy base, and he beats you with leverage and strength. He excels in an area that Matt Kalil has shown to struggle, which is being too upright, or over-committing to the outside speed rush. He showed a lot of people last night his NFL ceiling might be a lot higher than originally expected.Also deserving of praise is Greg Van Roten, yet another guy who didn’t have significant minutes last year but is making the most of his current opportunity. Runs off the left side tonight were very strong with him and Moton leading the way, and while there were a couple minor errors on the handling of some defensive line stunts, i was impressed to see them hold the line without a ton of help from a tight end or fullback (in several cases).Finally Youth DJ Moore Jersey , we got a short look at Jeremiah Sirles as the right tackle before he left with a pulled hamstring, and then Blaine Clausell who replaced him. While I’d say both of them struggled a bit to find push in the running game, there was even less pressure off the right side in this game than there was the left.The result is, maybe the Panthers line isn’t the nuclear disaster we thought it was. Certainly we can’t afford to lose anyone else, or we’ll be signing guys off the street, but like I said before, we are learning a lot about what our younger guys are capable of. That is going to be really important as we try to survive the first few weeks of the season while guys get healthy Color Rush Dontari Poe Jersey , and vital knowledge come contract negotiation time after we win the Super Bowl. Stay tuned Panthers fans, this exciting season has only just begun. The Fitzmagic is back.Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced on Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback against the Panthers in Carolina this week. Fitzpatrick, who started the first four games of the season, replaced Jameis Winston in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.Winston threw four interceptions, including one that Jessie Bates returned for a touchdown to put the Bengals up 34-19 late in the third quarter. Fitzpatrick led three scoring drives that forced a tie before the Bengals drove for a game-winning field goal at the final whistle.Koetter said the Bucs are “just looking at this week” when asked about the permanence of this change and that Winston could wind up back in the lineup this season, but it is hard to see much of a future for him in Tampa beyond this year given the way things have played out this season.As bad as Sunday was, it probably wouldn’t have led to a change if the Buccaneers still saw him as a franchise quarterback. If they don’t Youth Cam Newton Jersey , they have to consider the risk that comes with playing him as an injury that keeps Winston from passing a physical early next year would force them to guarantee him more than $20 million in 2019.What kind of future Koetter and General Manager Jason Licht have is another question the Bucs are going to have to answer sooner rather than later, so there’s much to sort out in Tampa between now and the end of the season.



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