Who is Jeff Davidson? A moron. The offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers (yes, I’m a Panthers fan… bring on the boos) who has to be probably the most idiotic play caller in the history of football.
Hear me out. Yesterday in Carolina’s loss to the New York Giants (who are supposed to suck, and will suck), the Panthers walked into the locker rooms at half-time up 16-14 after a 19 yard pass to Steve Smith with 7 seconds left. It was awesome.
That’s pretty much where the greatness ended, and Carolina’s red zone offense turned into Tom Coughlin’s skin: a big sloppy mushy pale-colored mistake.
Let me read you the result of each drive the Panthers had after halftime. Fumble, Punt, Intercepted Pass, Intercepted Pass, Fumble, Punt.
Most notably in the 4th quarter, Jeff Davidson kept calling PASS after PASS even after it’s continuing unsuccessful results. One drive, with 14 minutes left in the 4th quarter, Davidson calls 14 pass plays in a row. FOURTEEN!! We managed to get a 1st and goal on the 4 yard line and instead of using our 2 incredibly talented running backs, Davidson calls 4 pass plays which results in a interception, no points.
The next two possessions…. a pick and a fumble whilst trying to throw. Neither drive lasted longer than 2 plays each.
I’m not gonna defend Jake Delhomme, I simply can’t, but I remember two years ago in the NFC Championship game where Jake threw 5 picks after an insane run of 40+ pass attempts and <10 rushing attempts after being down 1 TD to the Cardinals. Don't send Matt Moore down the same sad road.
You have 2 of the elite running backs in the game on your team and don’t put the ball in their hands ONCE on the 4 yard line? 2 years ago we were 12-4 with an almost identical roster. We were 4-1 with Matt Moore in the last 5 games of the season last year. Stick to what works. Stick to what has worked. Run the ball.
Even the commentators were clowning Davidson’s ass during the game. Time to give ol’ dirty John Fox the responsibilities.