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  1. The best Cam Newton article this side of Nolan Nawrocki

    She needs some of these:
  2. Barnwell: Carolina isn't a good matchup for Denver

    Haha, this is the Panthers defense. The Panthers offense gets to practice vs the perfect defense designed to stop them.
  3. Barnwell: Carolina isn't a good matchup for Denver

    Basically, the people who actually know football (Greg Cosell, Brian Billick, Bill Barnwell, etc.) are telling it like it is. The "analysts" andformer playerson ESPN, NFL Network, etc. are repeating the same uninformed/misleading talking points to generate hype, which is understandable.
  4. Bill Barnwell wrote a comprehensive article looking at all the various mismatches between the Panthers and the Broncos. Barnwell also goes into detail about the mismatch between the Panthers defense vs the Broncos offense.The Broncos have the 23rd ranked pass protection and 21st ranked run blocking (per PFF).Basically, our DTs have the potential to dominate.
  5. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    From Pete Carroll: Now, go ahead and do what you usually do when you'reprovenwrong, change the topic.
  6. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    You pick and choose facts to fit your nice little convenient narrative. If something doesn't fit, you ignore it or change the topic lol. Why do you purposely choose to ignore our 31-0 thrashing of the Seahawks (before we went conservative burn the clock mode) and our 49-15 thrashing of the Cardinals (when we stayed aggressive). Who cares about the regular season, even if you think we had a weak schedule. The most recent games against the best competition (2 teams who are probably better than the Broncos) are better examples to analyze.
  7. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    What an underestimating statement. The point is that the defense doesn't know who has the football and that makes them hesitate.Plus, they have to account for one of the best running QBs in the history of the NFL. This was against the #6 run defense by the way. Responding " sometimes an RB runs forward,sometimes the QB runs forward" to those videos sounds idiotic. "The first thing that jumps out when you watch Carolina is how diverse the Panthers' run game is. A lot of it is a small selection of concepts (inside zone, power, and counter) with different wrinkles that don't really affect the offensive line (inverted veer is blocked like QB power, but there's a jet sweep read attached; they'll block inside zone, butCam Newtonwill have a triple option). But even acknowledging that they have a few base plays, they still break out enough plays outside of those concepts (I saw trap and a buck sweep that immediately come to mind) that you have a lot to prepare for. And that's just what they ran in one game where they were up by three scores from about the second quarter on." There's a reason we have rushed for 100+ yards in like 30 straight games.
  8. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    Seahawks were 1st in run defense when we played them in the divisional round. Panthers ran for 144 yards. Our running game is non-traditional. It's extremely unique, multidimensional, and dynamic. Coupled with the 6th ranked run blocking (per PFF) and the threat of Cam's downfield strikes, we can impose our will with our smashmouth running game on anyone, including Denver. Denver has only faced 2 top 10 rushing teams and got gashed by both: 113 rushing yards give up vs Vikings and 140, 102 rushing yards in 2 games vs Chiefs.
  9. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    It's more that Wade Phillips current defense is built and schemed to handle statue pocket passers in a high volume passing offense and just a complementary running game. We're the complete opposite. We're a smashmouth offense (with the 2nd best O-line by PFF)predicated on a deceptive running game to set up the play action pass. Broncos shutting down Brady but allowing Luck to putup 27 and Ben R. to putup 34 on the Broncos is evidence of that. The Broncos only played 2 top 10 rushing offenses and got gashed by both.I'm confident we're going to counter their over-aggressive scheme with our running game. The media is doing their best to hype up the Broncos defense. It's really good but maybe equal if not slightly better than the Seahawks. Playing against the Seahawks has prepared the offense to play vs the Broncos defense. I don't think it will be a low scoring slugfest because our offense is so dynamic and is clicking right now. But, even if it is, we still have an excellent chance to pull away because their offense vs our defense is a huge mismatch. Our interior pressure will give a 39 year old Manning all sorts of problems. In a slugfest, the Broncos defense would wear down with our punishing running game and TOP advantage in the 2nd half, allowing us to pull away.
  10. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    It's #1 in yards allowed. Points per game is a better indicator. By your logic, theSeahawks should have given us fits, but they didn't. The Seahawks were ranked #1 in ppg defense, Denver's 4th. The Seahawks ranked #1 in run defense, Denver's 3rd. The Panthers offense scored 24 points in the 1st half before going into run the clock conservative mode, which Rivera learned from and changed in the Cardinals game. Our deceptive running game will give the Broncos over-aggressive defense fits, neutralizing their pass rush and setting up some nice play-action downfield. The Broncos are not built to handle our offense, they're built for high volume passing offenses like the Patriots.
  11. Interesting comments from Bronco CB Harris

    Denver has built their defense to beat their nemesis in the AFC, Tom Brady. Denver's defense is built to defend a high volume passing offense with a statue QB and a complementary running game. Furthermore, Denver's pass defense is a bit stronger than their run defense. The problem for Denver is that we're the polar opposite of the Patriots. We're a big, smashmouth, physical team that runs the ball over 50% of the time to set up the play-action pass. The Panthers faced the #1 run defense in the Seahawks twice and absolutely imposed their will on them. Our deceptive, multidimensional running game will have Denver's defenders guessing and in hesitation. Add in Cam Newton's elusiveness, running ability, and downfield passing threat and there are mismatches to exploit. Denver had trouble with Alex Smith (Chiefs scored 24 and 29), Andrew Luck (Colts scored 27), and Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers scored 34 on them). Panthers offense is much better than those 3 teams, and we actually have the O-line to match up against their D-line (their biggest strength).
  12. What Broncos Fans Are Saying

    You keep repeating this point without backing it up. So, missing one player Mathieu makes their defense depleted? Didn't they annihilate the Packers and hold them to 8 points with that "depleted" defense? By your logic, the Panthers defense was "depleted" as well, missing Tillman, Benwikere, Jared Allen, and Thomas Davis for a half. But yet, they held the #1 yards/game offense to 15 points. I'd argue the Steelers were much more "depleted": missing the best WR (who had 186 yards/2 TDs vs the Broncos), missing Bell and Williams at RB. When Steelers had Brown and Williams, they put up 34 on the Broncos.
  13. Why Dave Gettleman isn't GM of the Giants

    Dave Gettleman is afootball genius.His combination of experience, wisdom, intuition, patience, and smart leadership is exceptional. Addthat with his winning philosophies (hog mollies, big men allow you to compete, BPA draft strategy, etc.) and Gettleman really is one of a kind. Finding guys like Norwell, Remmers, Oher, Ginn, Coleman, etc. for bargain bin prices gives the Panthers such a leg up over the rest of the league, especially with the salary cap designed to create parity. No team in the NFL has the combination of key pieces the Panthers have. Gettleman's ability to scout and evaluate talent. Rivera's ability to motivate and develop players Cam's skill-set and intangibles at the most important position onoffense Luke's skill-set and intangibles at the most important position on defense (at least for 4-3 teams) I'm excited for the next decade of Panthers football.
  14. Broncos fans: "Look what we did to Tom Brady."

    Dave Gettleman is masterful at finding hidden gems out of nowhere to build depth, so the dropoff betweenplayers like Bene Benwikere (average by PFF stats) and Cortland Finnegan is barely noticeable, especially with a plug and play zone scheme and elite players at LB, CB, D-line. Tillman was hobbled the whole 2nd half of the season and has contributed more with leadership this season, so Robert McClain is actually a physical upgrade over him, just not as experienced. So, if the Panthers would've had a harder schedule, then they would have gone 13-3 instead of 15-1, and they would have most likely beaten the Falcons the 2nd time (beat them 38-0 the first time)because they wouldn't be playing the motivated Falcons, hungry for revenge, with a gigantic undefeated target on their backs. The schedule arguments, although annoying, were somewhat legitimate before the playoffs because we had not gotten past the divisional round before this year. Being up 31-0 vs the 2 time NFC defending champion Seahawks (who have the #1 defense in ppg not the Broncos) and beating the 13-3 Cardinals 49-15 obliterated any skepticism about our schedule. Using your logic, the Broncos would be the "best of the -not as good as you think" out of the AFC. They beat a depleted Steelers team only by 7 points at home. If Antonio Brown played, the Steelers would have likely won. He had 186 yards and 2 TDs with the Steelers putting up 32 points the first time they played the Broncos.
  15. Broncos fans: "Look what we did to Tom Brady."

    Which 3? I only know one difference maker they were missing: Tyrann. That's beside the point really. At this point of the season, no team is going to be healthy. It's a war of attrition in the NFL. It's also notable that the Broncos played the Steelers without Antonio Brown, hands down the best WR in the NFL, without Le'Veon Bell, Deangelo Williams, and a hurt Ben Roethlisberger. Additionally, the Patriots were without 3 starting offensive linemen.