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  1. Finnegan will start off as a nickel CB

    Finnegan will be on the #3/4 WR. He has the speed and  ability to cover over the middle. I am not worried. I was more worried with Colin Jones staying in at the nickel or dime position. Colin Jones is good at ST, blitzing, run defense and intermediate zone coverage. Teams will attack him all the time he is on the field with speed in man to man situations. The rest of the defense is too strong. OCs want to stay away from Norman, Kuechly, Davis, and Tillman in short coverage. They are hesitant to go deep if they can not get behind Coleman. They do not have enough time with the pass rush to get it deep over the safeties. So, they have to go misdirection, crossing routes man to man against Colin Jones, and try to break a screen.
  2. Last man standing pie!!!!

  3. And for those of you talking about Stewart being 3rd in the NFL in rushing. You do realize he has a game over most of the other RBs. They still play on Sunday and Monday. He could easily be out of the top 10 come Tuesday. All that matters on offense is first downs and touchdowns per drive. Everything else is just tactical moves to keep the defense on their toes. When your QB is your main weapon on the ground to keep the chains moving and scoring TDs, you are not a ground and pound grind it out running team. The only teams in the NFL that are ground and pound teams are the Seahawks, Vikings, Bills, Bucs, and Rams - although the Rams are just plain bad on offense.
  4. This is not an old school grind it out running game the Panthers have. They do not depend on the RBs to keep the drives going with first downs. They depend on the RBs to challenge a defense and keep them honest to open up the run options and play fakes. This is what opens up the intermediate zones in the passing game. Yes, Stewart is productive. No, Stewart does not carry the offense. No, Stewart does not keep the chains moving with first downs. He helps to set it all up. The Panthers are not relying on the running game to carry the offense to victory. If they were the Panthers would be score 10 to 17 points a game.  
  5. Cam's runs are mainly off the pass plays.They only call designed running plays for Cam 3 to 5 times a game. Yes Cam is a large part of the running game, but he is not the main component of a "grind it out running game". Cam's running game is more like a west coast offense QB infused with a power option.
  6. This is correct. The Panthers are not a grind it out running offense. If you take a close look the Panthers are actually running a hybrid west coast offense influenced by the run option. On 1st and 2nd down the Panthers will mix in the run. On 3rd and 4th downs, Cam will use the run option or choose to pass the ball. The Panthers have been in 3rd/4th and short 36 times this season. They have passed the ball 16 times. Cam has run with the ball 14 times (8 were called run plays). RBs carry the ball 6 times (17%).  As for the Panthers first downs, they have passed for 60% of them. The RBs only account for 22% of all first downs. To compare: Seahawks 32% / Vikings 36% / Rams 31% / Bucs 29% / Bills 29% / Cardinals 25% The Panthers rank behind all of them. A traditional grind it out running team would be 30-40% first downs with their running backs. The Panthers make you respect their running game, and then use deception with the play action/run option to carve a defense up with the short to intermediate passing game. This offense looks a lot like the early days of the Bill Walsh led offenses in the early 80s pre Jerry Rice and the Mike Holmgren offenses of the mid to late 90s. The stat lines and play percentages are very similar. They just worked in the read option/QB power instead of the standard play action roll out.
  7. I do not see the Dolphins comparison. Not many similarities outside of trying to go undefeated. This team resembles the 1981 49ers. A team that no one had any expectations for rising up to dominate the league. A revolutionary offensive system taking root after a few years of development. A system defenses had significant trouble reading and playing against. Most importantly, two young leaders who were the best at their respective positions at the early stages of their careers. A young QB and young defensive leader who every teammate believed in every play of the game. Their teammates would follow their lead and TRUST that the system would succeed week in and week out. There was no doubt. Having those two young leaders becoming the best at their respective positions was the key to a decade of dominance. It is rare to have the HC, QB, and defensive leader all early in their career dominating and leading with such confidence at their respective positions. Every Panther fan needs to enjoy it and respect it.
  8. I keep thinking... what team is comparable to the 2015 Panthers? The closest I came was the early 80s 49ers.  You had Montana the happy go lucky competitive offensive leader. Ronnie Lott the serious defensive leader/motivator who was smarter than just about every QB he faced. I can not help but see the similarities of two young leaders on opposite sides of the ball growing together with their young head coach. The Panthers seemingly have a very similar personality as the early 80s 49ers. When KB returns to form I believe the Panthers will be comparable to the late 80s 49ers with a young Jerry Rice. Of course, there are technical differences, but I believe this is the most comparable team to the Panthers. The Panthers seem to have the ever elusive formula for a dynasty in the modern era. Enjoy it because this achievement is close to impossible. Then again 19-0 is close to impossible, but the Panthers seem to be on the verge of achieving what many view as the impossible. The Panthers have the team character/philosophy to ignore the typical pressure and let downs that we are all conditioned to see from modern day teams. The Panthers are truly a throwback.
  9. Colin Jones in the slot...

    Kurt Coleman in the zone with the receiver in front of him... great. Kurt Coleman has let receivers get behind him, and has had trouble staying with them in man coverage. Same with Harper. As long as you have CBs and LBs who can go man to man with receivers, you can hide the deficiencies of the man coverage by the safeties. There is a difference between man and zone. Cannot ignore one because they are great at the other.
  10. Colin Jones in the slot...

    If all the Panthers need is a dime back this late in the season, how about Marrio Norman? Josh Norman's brother.
  11. Panthers Work Out Cortland Finnegan

    That is the big nickel package that Shaq has played in. I have a feeling the Panthers need a dime as they will see teams continually spread them out to get one on one match ups with their 4th and 5th receiver. Not so much the nickel. Teams are going to force the Panthers to spread out with 4 to 5 receivers and roll the dice on a big play. The Panthers have made it difficult, but they can be beat with the slot going out and up the sideline. Luke, Davis, Jones, and Shaq have all been beat with that route. Not sure why they do not go to Teddy Williams. Here is an idea. Sign Carrington Byndom back from the Cardinals PS and put him on the active roster. Not only do you get a CB who can cover and special teams player who knows our system and communication, but you get a head start on everything he has learned from them over the past month.
  12. Colin Jones in the slot...

    The weaknesses every team will pick on are AJ Klein, Roman Harper, Kurt Coleman, Tre Boston, and Colin Jones in man to man coverage. Also, have the issue of speed receivers getting behind the safeties. Luckily QBs do not get much time to stand in pocket and take a deep shot with accuracy. If an offense cannot establish the run between the tackles or run with their QB for big gains, then their only hope is to send out 5 receivers with a pick on a DB and toss it up deep over the safeties. Hope that you make it more than you turn the ball over. Anything lobbed up to a spot under the safeties will have a high chance of resulting in an interception. Have to gamble against the Panthers D to win.