It’s week two of the regular season and the Carolina Panthers have a perfect record so far. That’s the good news. The bad news Youth James Bradberry Jersey , is the offensive line is completely decimated by injury, Greg Olsen re-injured his foot, and there is a major hurricane named Florence barreling toward North and South Carolina with the potential to make water polo the only sport anyone can even consider playing in Charlotte. In other words...Regardless of all of this, the Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons have a game to play this Sunday, one that is thankfully scheduled to be played under the roof at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Georgia. I would take this opportunity to make a joke about Chic-Fil-A not being available, but at least the people of Atlanta will probably possess the capacity to make other chicken this weekend, unlike us.Both teams come in with their fair share of injuries. with the Atlanta Falcons losing Keanu Neal and Deion Jones to season ending injuries to match the Panthers losing Greg Olsen and Daryl Williams. The net result is going to be banged up defense versus a banged up offense, and this could potentially be a lower scoring game than the two sides are used to in these yearly contests. In the end Stitched James Bradberry Jersey , I think it is going to boil down to which team can ultimately buy their quarterback enough time, and while that would seem to favor Atlanta, there could be a lot more broken coverages to exploit for Cam Newton rather than Matt Ryan. I expect a close contest, and hopefully I’ll be able to watch it.With that final thought in mind, I figured with most of our audience under threat of this hurricane, this would be a good week to roll out a non-perishable treat that you can make regardless of having power or not. You can go ahead and make this now while you do, but you could even make this with the help of a simple gas stove or outdoor grill.Loaded Rice Krispie Treatshttps://insidebrucrewlife.com/monster-cookie-rice-krispie-treats/The recipe this week is courtesy of insidebrucrewlife.com, and in the interest of not robbing them of clicks Youth Vernon Butler Jersey , I’d say visit the above link and check it out there. All of you reading in the Carolinas, stay safe out there, we at Cat Scratch Reader hope all of you pull through this storm with all friends, family, and property intact. Always...KEEP POUNDING. This column was started with the intent of highlighting the worst kind of coaching that has haunted Ron Rivera’s tenure with the Carolina Panthers: the aggressively conservative decision making masked as “playing not to lose.” The Panthers’ Week 2 loss to the Falcons actually featured the opposite to that, so today we salute Rivera for making the right decisions — even if they weren’t enough in the end. All we’ve ever asked is that he try.Last year, in a Week 3 loss to the Saints, the Panthers lined up Michael Palardy to punt the ball on a 4th and 5 from the Saints’ 35 yard line. At the time Stitched Vernon Butler Jersey , the Panthers were trailing by 18 points. We started this column this year because I am, apparently, still mad about that play and the similar decisions that Rivera has made in similar situations before and since — in spite of his once-earned reputation as a “riverboat gambler.”The Panthers found themselves in two situations on Sunday where the safe bet would have been on another Palardy punt. Instead, Rivera made the wise choice both times and kept his team competitive in what would turn out to be a close game.On the opening drive, Cam Newton and the offense stalled out. Graham Gano was sent out to kick a field goal on a 4th and 3 from the Falcons’ 36 yard line. Technically, a field goal is the safe call there. A more aggressive coach might have called on the best short yardage back in the league, Newton, to get those three yards and keep the drive alive. Bet let’s give credit where it is due for clearing the bar set last season: the Panthers didn’t punt. Huzzah.Early in the second quarter Youth Taylor Moton Jersey , the Panthers were stopped to set up a 4th and 4 from the Falcons’ 33 yard line. This time they went for it and Newton performed his standard magic to convert the first down. This is the much discussed play that saw Damontae Kazee ejected from the game for one of the dirtiest and dumbest hits I’ve ever witnessed. This play also set up the Panthers first touchdown of the game.What was the difference in those two, largely identical downs and distances on essentially the same part of the field? I don’t know. I can’t tell you if there was a consistent decision making process that ended the one drive in a field goal attempt and let the other stay alive for a touchdown. I can tell you that I was happy to see the Panthers consistently not punt in those situations. I don’t know what it is supposed to look like when a turtle comes out of its shell, but I can tell you that kind of naked certainly suited Rivera on Sunday. The Panthers ultimately lost that game by a single touchdown. This week’s post-game analysis would have been decidedly less optimistic without the 10 points they earned by trying to win the game in the first half. Kudos, Ron, and keep it up. I’d love to cancel this column.
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