Agent 89, now an analyst on the NFL Network, came on and predicted the 49ers to upset the Panthers today. To you, Smitty, I say IceUpSon. Here’s why I see good things coming today.
Most NFL games come down to QB play. I see Cam as ready and a full go and to play well. Folks worry about his lack of playing time in the pre-season. All I have to say to that is 2011 opener where Terry Bradshaw opened the season by saying he was shocked the Panthers took Cam #1 overall and he looked for him to struggle mightily. Then at half time, good ol’ Terry says “I love Cam Newton.” And Cam went on to a 400+ yard game. I look for a similar game today.
I do see good things happening today as I believe the Panthers’ offensive line has the ability to be a top 5 unit this season. Should they stay healthy, Cam and company should return to the swag-waving crew that the folks in Carolina love and opponents fear.
Two other players I also anticipate big days from are Christian McCaffrey and Julius Peppers. These are two players that add a little somethingsomething to the Panthers and I believe will be keys to the Panthers’ success in 2017. Here are some of Panther Nations’ tweets feeling the swagger heading into San Francisco:
So, to you, Agent 89: We love you, but Ice Up Son!