Panthers Fall to Ravens 17-12 in Preseason Game 1

Here's my quick thoughts on this game and then my notes on what I saw during the game. Check back for more analysis tomorrow.

First, two players we were anticipating both gave us a good showing. On offense Jimmy Clausen played fairly well, going 8 for 15 and a bogus INT. He read the defense pretty well and made some decent throws under pressure. On defense DE Greg Hardy didn't disappoint either. He collected 5 tackles, 4 for a loss and 2 sacks. Plenty to be excited about for him as well.

Otherwise the good news is sparse at best.  Matt Moore looked okay, D-Will is in PB form and Jason Baker is dropping bombs inside the five. CB CJ Wilson recovered a fumble for a TD. The bad...I'll hold off on that for now. Let's hear it Panther fans...more after the jump...

Jaxon's game notes:

 

  • MM missed King on out slant
  • D-Will!!!23 yards
  • MM 2 miss fires, gets sacked
  • Defense bends on first drive, gave up passes for 1st downs but no pass rush; Brayton gets sack on 3rd down against Oher; FG 3-0
  • Brayton 2 sacks!! Ankle gets rolled!!! Oh no!
  • Gross 3 penalties; killed the drive; To the bench please?!
  • Jarrett gets nice 3rd down catch on 3rd and 15 (though called back by Gross)
  • Munnerlyn got owned for TD catch 0-10
  • Clausen has nice opening drive; gets FG 3-10
  • Norwood gets sack and strip! Just get him on the field!
  • Sutton looked great..right up until that goal line fumble. Can't have it T-Sut...But still, Sutton is player. Love his burst once he clears the line
  • Wilson nice play on ball though slightly weak throw by Bulger
  • Nice tip by Conner in coverage
  • Gruden in half-time piece from his Clausen QB school session: "...until your brain flies out of your head!". I loved that session for some reason. He said a lot of stuff Clausen needed to hear (though he may have already known it)
  • Robinson struggling at RG (per Gantt via Twitter) Makes sense since the Panthers seem to be giving up penetration up the middle
  • Hudson nice KO tackle
  • I like the way Clausen handled himself; he read the defense pretty well, always the hard part for rookie QBs
  • Hardy got a sack; wait make that two
  • Edwards looking shaky at PR
  • Nice punt coverage by Witherspoon and McClain; but then ST blows the next one
  • Cantwell looks shaky on scramble on 3rd down, throws pass behind receiver
  • Edwards drops pass after getting hit by Kerry Williams
  • Baker drops his second inside the 5 yd line
  • Just missed a safety; Neblett
  • Norwood nice coverage
  • Edwards two straight drops...he's certainly not going to be happy with his performance; don't fret yet Panther fans
  • Ivy gets a nice TFL - 4 minutes to go in game 12-17
  • Ivy again gets a TFL; Eric Moore playing well too
  • Cantwell gets sacked a couple times; didn't seem to have very good pocket presence
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