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Will our secondary hold up in the playoffs?

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Lewis is a hell of a pass rusher. Having him back with Brayton, Johnson, and Peppers on the line will make our secondary look a TON better. To the OP, yes. No one in the NFC save Arizona is going to make our secondary break a sweat.

Do you think we will be getting Lewis back for the next game? I haven't heard anything of late.

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The only starter missing will be Vincent, and Bridges will spell him just fine. :)

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Lewis is a hell of a pass rusher. Having him back with Brayton, Johnson, and Peppers on the line will make our secondary look a TON better. To the OP, yes. No one in the NFC save Arizona is going to make our secondary break a sweat.

Agree 100%. The teams that we will likely be facing are running teams.

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The secondary is a huge liability. Watch the saints game again. Sure Brees is a good QB but our secondary was just humiliated.

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The secondary is a huge liability. Watch the saints game again. Sure Brees is a good QB but our secondary was just humiliated.

Humiliated just like Atlanta, Chicago, GreenBay, Tampa, Minnesota, San Diego, Denver, etc... Greenbay supposedly has the best corners in the league, and they got shredded for 51 points and 323 yards.

Our secondary allowed New Orleans fewer points and fewer yards for the year than either of the other two NFC South teams. When NO played atlanta in N.O., Brees got 422 yards.

Most of our fans seem obsessed with the pass defense, but imo its still better than our run defense. We finished the year 16th in pass defense. While thats not good, its better than our run defense ranking. And considering that we will likely be facing teams that run the ball in the playoffs, run d is a much bigger concern. New York, Atlanta, and Minnesota are all top 5 in the NFL run offenses.

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yeah forget the secondary... look at the RB's in the NFC playoff. jacobs, westbrook, peterson and turner... everyone besides arizona has a top caliber back.

Lets hope kemo is back because stopping the run is gonna be the challenge.

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yeah forget the secondary... look at the RB's in the NFC playoff. jacobs, westbrook, peterson and turner... everyone besides arizona has a top caliber back.

Lets hope kemo is back because stopping the run is gonna be the challenge.

Good point. I remember all too well Turner tearing us up and I have to presume Atlanta will be moving on so we may be seeing them again.

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You know, it seems like an awful lot of Panther fans are forgetting how daunting our December schedule looked to us before it got here. How many people actually thought that the Panthers would go 3-1 during the toughest part of the schedule, much less do it without both of our starting DT's, which were perceived to be weak to start the season in the first place?

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You know, it seems like an awful lot of Panther fans are forgetting how daunting our December schedule looked to us before it got here. How many people actually thought that the Panthers would go 3-1 during the toughest part of the schedule, much less do it without both of our starting DT's, which were perceived to be weak to start the season in the first place?

I am very happy with 4-2 over our last 6 games. I didn't think we would win at Atlanta, and the NY game was iffy depending on how much the Giants had to play for.

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yeah, our defense had to go up against some of the best offenses so hopefully we are battle tested for the playoffs at least..

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Is there a secondary in the league that dropped more INT's than our boys in blue and black? Teaching these guys to catch a ball would do wonders for us.

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Is there a secondary in the league that dropped more INT's than our boys in blue and black? Teaching these guys to catch a ball would do wonders for us.

If they could catch, they would be receivers. :)

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