Greg Cosell: There’s Still Too Much Inconsistency In Cam’s Game
Greg Cosell, from NFL Matchup and our weekly film breakdwon guru, joined the show today instead of the customary Friday and breaks down some of the big plays from the Panthers game against Miami and looks ahead to the second matchup against the Buccaneers.
On the big plays to Mike Wallace: Munnerlyan was obviouosly the guy who got beat. The touchdown was off a play-action boot and he had his eyes in the backfield and because he had no help over the top, he can’t have his eyes in the backfield. On the second one, it was an out and up, and Munnerlyn jumped the out.
On other defensive mistakes: There will be other plays the Panthers coaches will be coaching this week. There was a play in the third quarter, where Robert Lester was too focused inside in a Cover 2 situation, where he’s the deep safety. Wallace ran vertically by him and Lester had no idea. Tannehill overthrew Wallace, but that easily could have been a long touchdown.
On the Panthers run game: They do some very cool things with Cam Newton, but sometimes I feel they as if they don’t have a run game identity. There’s a lot of different runs, but it doesn’t seem like they staples that they count on every week. The run game still feels like a week-to-week proposition.
On Cam: I still think he can be a much improved player. I still think, given his physical talent, he still has a pretty significant ways to go to really be an elite player on a week-to-week basis. There’s still too much inconsistency in his game. He’s clearly gotten better, but there still needs to be more development.
Cosell also talks about the team’s growth and improvement, Cam’s interception, the differences betweeen the college and pro passing game, game planning week-to-week, the struggles for RG3 and how the suspensions impact the Seahawks.