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Where were the adjustments???

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Hello everyone...read this thing all the time, but this is my first post.

My question is, where were all the defensive adjustments last night? One thing the Panthers have really excelled at this season is making the necessary defensive adjustments throughout the game. Take the Denver game for instance, early on Cutler had all day to complete passes and was picking them apart...all of a sudden the second half, Cutler couldn't connect on anything and was getting pressured and sacked. Look at the season, they fell behind early in many games, but the defensive adjustments allowed them to hold teams so that they could catch up and win from behind.

Late in the game last night, it was 3rd and 4 and the Giants were lined up in shotgun formation, AGAIN. Even John Madden said, "this could be run", and sure enough, Ward ran up the middle for another 20+ yd gain. I couldn't believe how they ran the same play over and over and the Panthers never adjusted...it's what lost them the game (defensively anyway).

Anyway, I am excited about the playoffs, but last night showed me our defense has a long way to go to be championship caliber.

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They were on top of at least a couple of those runs from shotgun. On the rest of them, the d-line was just dominated. Not having Kemo really made a difference.

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I'm kinda surprised our team didn't do any shotgun draws ourselves...

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