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Game Recap – Giants 24 Panthers 17

The first preseason game has come and gone, and unfortunately the Panthers weren’t able to come out on top (not that the score really matters, but it would have been nice to come away with a win).

Here are just a few things I noticed in tonight’s game.

  1. The first team offense needs more reps. I know it was just the first game of the preseason and Smith and Stewart didn’t play, but they need more reps to solidify the offensive attack.
  2. The defense needs to learn how to stop the run. They didn’t do a great job at that tonight. Jacobs and Bradshaw ran at will against the first team defense – that’s not a good sign.
  3. Josh McCown needs to be the 4th QB on the depth chart – he looked brutal tonight, while Matt Moore and Hunter Cantwell had decent showings (considering the defense they were playing against).
  4. Mike Goodson needs to put some glue on his hands. Other than his penchant for coughing up the ball, he makes good cuts and looks good in open space – but holding on to the ball is vital.

Overall, I thought the Panthers played pretty decent football other than the turnovers and the first team’s inability to stop the run. (I know that sounds crazy, but there were some bright spots.) It was good to see some of the younger guys get playing time, and I’m sure we will learn more about them as the preseason continues.

I will break down this game in more depth over the next few days after I’ve had time to sit down and analyze everything, but at first glance the Panthers look like they are on the right track to a successful season.

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