Derek Anderson couldn’t get the job done last night filling in for an injured Cam Newton. (Getty Images)
– Bill Annechino
Before I get started on tackling this question, I want to say it was nice to see Roberto Aguayo get the game-winning field goal in the Monday Night game. This kid has been through hell since being a second round pick in this past year’s draft. He had a rough pre-season, and was 1/3 on the season coming into tonight’s game, also missing 2 kicks tonight. However, he rebounded and connected on the game-winner, and that’s the kick that matters tonight.
The real reason I am writing this column is to attempt to figure out if the Panthers are having a historically bad Super Bowl hangover. To do that, I am going to look at the last 10 Super Bowl losers, and their ensuing seasons. Continue reading
Who’s the real culprit for the Bills problems? Is GM Doug Whaley to blame? (Getty Images)
Jets @ Bills (Thursday):
So, by now everyone knows that the Bills’ insanely reactionary answer to Thursday night’s embarrassment was to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Many people have also (correctly) pointed out that it wasn’t Greg Roman’s offense that gave up 37 points and 500 yards. I’ve seen various reactions from the Bills’ Mafia calling for Rob or Rex Ryan’s head, but that really misses the bigger point: Doug Whaley is the worst GM in football. Continue reading
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~ Jim Bearor
It’s week 17 and the cream has risen to the top in the NFC. Unlike the AFC, which is made up of Tom Brady and five regular dudes, the NFC field has a “big three” that separate themselves from the others. The Cardinals, the Seahawks and the Panthers are the best teams in the NFC, and there’s a clear drop off after them.