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How Much Does The Defense Change Under Coach Wilks?

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Man Strength    59

I'll be happy if it means fewer LB A-gap blitzes. IMHO, when it doesn't work it leaves us wide open to attack 

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Man Strength    59
42 minutes ago, sanjay_rajput said:

Secondary is going play similar to Broncos defense with the CBs playing more man. 

Linebackers should utilized more in coverage instead of blitz. 

DL stopping the run 1st, getting to the QB 2nd. 


All this will equate to an elite defense with a lot of turnovers. 

Mix of Seattle / Broncos defense

Where did you read/hear this? 

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Soul Rebel    882

I'd like to see more of a 4-2-5 look and utilize Shaq more. With our two rangy corners and now a nickel that is one of the best in the slot, as well as bringing pressure, I think we can disguise a lot of our looks.  With LBs like Luke, TD, and Shaq, I think we can let Thompson be our wildcard rover.  God forbid we land Adams/Hooker/Melinfonwu in the draft.... game over. 

I'd like to see Wilks better utilize our strengths, not bend as much and force offenses to make mistakes, rather than waiting on them to come to us. We have the personnel, speed and athleticism to dictate more.... I feel like McD didn't maximize our potential. 

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sanjay_rajput    1,992
50 minutes ago, Man Strength said:

Where did you read/hear this? 

Just going by players skill set and coaches interview. 

 

One reason Josh Norman was let go  was due to lack of top end speed. The reason we drafted Bradberry early on that most expected was not only instincts but the size to go with speed. 

More man means Safety will be able to roam more free.

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CarolinaNCSU    5,198

I just pray to see less and less of the cushion we give teams in zone.  Let our DBs play up more this year...enough giving teams a 7-8 yard pass all day long. 

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Man Strength    59
14 minutes ago, sanjay_rajput said:

Just going by players skill set and coaches interview. 

 

One reason Josh Norman was let go  was due to lack of top end speed. The reason we drafted Bradberry early on that most expected was not only instincts but the size to go with speed. 

More man means Safety will be able to roam more free.

Has nothing to do with change from McDermott to Wilks?

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Marguide    3,297

Off topic a bit, but man, this defense is stacked with really good players even before we add anything in the draft.

It would be nice to get Adams or Thomas, but otherwise, I wouldn't care if the only thing we added on defense was a developmental DE. 

It's time to stack the offense accordingly.

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panthers15    9

Imagine utilizing a cover 1 look, with the defense moving all around pre-snap to disguise coverage. (This is not a 3-4, just designed to show creative scheme.

                 Coleman                                    

                                   Thompson

Bradberry                                        Worley

        Addison   Kuechly  Davis  Peppers

                   Butler    Star    K.K.

 

all QBs would be worried about Addison and Peppers off the edge, Luke and TD with their double A gap look, and Shaq as your box safety.

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10 hours ago, CarolinaNCSU said:

I just pray to see less and less of the cushion we give teams in zone.  Let our DBs play up more this year...enough giving teams a 7-8 yard pass all day long. 

Yes that really pisses me off when we do that and give Brees or Ryan an easy ass completion. I've been preaching this forever. And no more sitting back in a zone on 3rd and 15 and only rushing 4. We need to be blitzing there and playing press man or playing up man coverage. Let's not give the QB any damn time to figure it out. He's got 15 yards to go, of we blitz a little bit he'll only have about 1.5 seconds to make a decision. With man coverage that's harder to do than zone where you see the holes. 

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imminent rogaine    2,545
16 hours ago, billionairemonk said:

Captain Munnerlyn did an interview on Sirius/XM last week and they asked him this question. He said he didn't expect there to be much difference; but he did say that Wilks does like blitzing the nickel corner, something Munnerlyn was obviously excited about.  

That is a good move. As far as nickels go, I think Munnerlyn is ELITE when it comes to playing around the line - blitzing, run stopping. The deeper he has to go in coverage, the more of a liability he is.


I was thinking about Wilkes the other day. How much input do you think he had with personnel decisions we are seeing on D, especially Munnerlyn? Knowing Captain very well, and hearing that blitzing him is in the plans, I feel like Wilkes was probably lobbying hard to pick him up.

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Mr. Scot    34,530

Wilks having worked under Lovie Smith could mean more Cover 2 than before. That's a possibility at least, though the Panthers certainly used Cover 2 at least somewhat under McDermott also.

That said, Wilks' primary defensive mentor has actually been Ron Rivera. And while Rivera also worked under Smith (more so than Wilks did) it's well known that Rivera's preferred defensive scheme is the Jim Johnson Zone Blitz.

Other background: McDermott was a safety when he played and was a DB Coach prior to becoming a coordinator.. Wilks also comes from a defrnsive back/secondary coaching background, so we're not switching gears from a linebacker coach or something other. He and McDermott followed relatively similar paths in the NFL

So overall, yeah, it may not change much at all.

We'll see.

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juliosantos    1,081

More aggressive,  no more soft coverage but i doubt we are going to be as good blitzing wise that was seans specialty. 

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panthers55    5,145
21 hours ago, Saca312 said:

I'm just praying this is the end of the "ooh we have a 1 point lead prevent D" McDermott and Rivera seemed to love. 

 

21 hours ago, enikville said:

I hate to say it but, probably not too much of a difference. My hope is that he is a little more aggressive than McDermott.

I expect we will be more aggressive in some areas and less in others.

I expect us to play more man underneath and either cover 2 or cover 1. This is generally considered more aggressive than playing a soft zone and keeping everything underneath which is exactly what a prevent defense does.

On the other hand I expect Wilks to use less blitzing and more of a tradition 4-3 defensive scheme which is less aggressive but also.less risky. McDermott was more of a high risk high reward kind of coach. I also expect Wilks to be less rigid and more flexible than McDermott.

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