And he failed to do the exact things Coach Johnson said he needed to do: take advantage of knowing the snap count so you can initiate rather than react; stay low for leverage; and make the best possible first step.
I forget who interviewed him, sorry.
Looked like Icky Ekwonu had the worst day f the rooks, thankfully.
Won’t have full snap counts until the morning, but things that stood out live: Shepard and Sills played almost every snap, Bredeson 8 series/Ezeudu 4 series, ton of Holmes/Belton (dime), very little Calitro/McFadden (limited base), huge workloads for Ward and Lawrence
To me, it looked like a poorly coordinated run game. The Giants were at home, and getting off the ball very poorly. To the point above - the Panthers front 7 was playing downhill, initiating contact and beating our OL off the ball. Makes it really tough to run. You can tell they got chewed out about run D after last week.
However - that should never happen at home. When it does, the first place to look is C. Feliciano's a vet but he's an inexperienced C and may have some sort of tell the Panthers picked up on. It looked like CAR knew the snap count and we didn't.
Besides poor execution of OL:Barkley was awful again in pass blocking
He can not contain and maintain his pass blocking.It's the worst part of his game.
I will say Bellinger seems to be a plus in run game at least yesterday.
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