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Will our secondary hold up in the playoffs?


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#16 John Kasay

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:57 AM

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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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:13 AM

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.

#18 Jrock88

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:54 AM

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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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:23 PM

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.

#20 monstercat

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:34 PM

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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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:49 PM

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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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:12 PM

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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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:31 PM

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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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:23 PM

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. :)

#25 2plankingpanther

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

I can almost put $ down that we play the cards!Our secondary is not very good and I remember how tough it was to play the cards and they are looking for revenge too.I hope our secondary,whole D for that matter,wakes up,meanwhile I will be praying to the football gods that the vikes win!

#26 2plankingpanther

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

And if for sure we play the cards,I hope the weather is cold and messy!

#27 Snake

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

Agreed. I don't feel our pass rush has been up to norm this year and it has put a lot of pressure on the secondary. Here is to hoping that is fixed come the divisional round in a week or so.



Our Pass rush is above avg if we know we can stop the run. The last two weeks in the season our DTs got NO push what so ever on pass or run plays.


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