CHARLOTTE NC - AUGUST 28: Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans looses the ball as he is sacked by Everette Brown #91 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 28 2010 in Charlotte North Carolina. (Photo by Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images)
I'm not sure we answered all of our questions with the offense with this game but overall it was a better showing. We did answer some other questions though; in particular the return games looked much better. If we still had any concerns about the defense then those were answered tonight. The Panther defense swarmed the Titans including rushing champ Chris Johnson.
Here's my quick hits:
The defense produced 6 sacks and looks like they will have no problem getting a rush on the passer
Goodson might have saved his job with a 91 yd KO TD return; he also carried the ball 4 times for 30 yds
It might be time to be concerned about our offensive line. The penalties are killing drives, both false starts and holding.
CB Brian Witherspoon, who was brought in to help on ST, had two INT's and showed some real ball-hawk skills
Matt Moore finished 18 for 33 for 190 yards; not a bad stat line but he only put up 6 points. Though he played better its still not good enough I think. I'm worried he's staring down his receiver too much and could lead to some picks if he isn't careful with his placement
DE Greg Hardy continued his good work with a sack and was constantly harassing the Titan QB's. He also stood up well in the running game.
- I really like Trent Guy returns kicks though you won't see it in the stat book. He had a nice return nullified with a penalty
- The receivers looked better as Moore threw the ball to 10 different players; the rookies LaFell and Edwards played better; the leading receivers with 3 catches were Edwards, Rosario, and Gettis
- DE Charles Johnson is ready to be a beast! He had two sacks and looked unstoppable at times...more after the jump...
More analysis is to come. So let's hear it from you Panther fans. Happy with this performance?