Aug 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) looks to pass the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Bank of America Stadium.The Panthers defeated the Dolphins 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
If you don't have HBO or if you missed the initial airing of the Panthers episode of Hard Knocks last night I have a recap for you below. The Dolphins game with the Panthers did not come up in the episode until around the 30-35 minute mark.
Here's a summary though I have more detail below. It started with some clips on the Panthers defensive line dominating certain Dolphins players on their offensive line. It then put a spotlight on a couple Dolphin players who needed to have a good game and showed some clips. It finished with the locker room speech after the game and obviously the Dolphin coaches were not happy with the result. I was just about to turn it off when the show turned to telling the QBs that they had made a decision on the starting QB competition and given Matt Moore is a former Panther I decided to include my thoughts from that.
Here's the detail:
- It started with a clip of Thomas Keiser getting a sack and then Applewhite and then later Alexander. Though it looked like Ricky Incognito was to blame for one the focus of the segment was on RT Jonathan martin getting run over. The clips are very damning as Martin does get abused. They include some sideline comments from coaches saying '71 again!' and Martin getting scolded upon return to the sideline
- The then move to Charles Johnson and his hit on Tanneyhill, who is then shown on the bench afterward. Tanneyhill turns to the guy next to him and says [smiling] "I guess that was Welcome to the NFL! He got me right in the chest..Ouch". Tanneyhill took it in good humor and didn;t seem fazed by the hit though he admitted it was a good one.