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Let's Talk Passing Defense

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If you are talking about a Meeks defense then possibly true. If you are talking about the Panthers then definitely not true. Jenkins was a beast against the run. And Trgo's defenses were pretty stout against the run.

Sorry, should have clarified. Was talking about Meeks in Indy.

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I think this is the fastest secondary we've ever had in the history of the Panthers franchise. That might translate into the highest number of interceptions in Panther history this season.

In 2005 we had 23 INTs using Cover-2, which favors the CBs.

Gamble - 7

Lucas - 6

McCree - 3

Spoon - 2

Wallace - 2

Minter - 1

We must have fire zone blitzed a lot for Wallace to have 2 picks. If I remember correctly, Minter had a chance for a lot more INTs than just the 1 got.

In 2001 we had 24 INTS, with Doug Evans racking up 8 of them.

26 INTS in 2004, but Smith broke his ankle in the first game against the Packers. If this team want the INT record, then they will need to beat the 04' teams 26 picks.

Here's how things look in 10':

Godfrey - 4

Marshall - 1

Pugh - 1

Anderson - 1

Brown - 1

Johnson - 1 (lol)

Captain - 1

So 10 picks for 2010 with Godrey going crazy. Expect Martin to get a lot of picks as the season moves along because our Tampa-2 favors the safety in pass coverage (they have less ground to cover compared to Cover-2.)

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We also have the best opposing QB rating in the league, 65.7. That's amazing considering we are 27th in sacks (9).

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If we can get the right coaching staff in offseason and develop our rookies, along with D-Lo, Goodson, and Stewart we could have a potentially high-scoring offense. If we can shore up the problems on the defensive line we could have all the ingredients to a true consistent contender. Just depends on if the new coach can figure out how to properly use them.

I agree. While it's still too early to get excited, I can't help but feel like a shroud of darkness lifted off of our offense this past weekend.

I can finally see some good potential there. We just may have some guys that can do something with that ball when it's in the air.

I really can't wait until this weekend to see if we can see more of that. Who says the season is over? I'm actually pretty stoked about the upcoming game. This season is turning out to be one of the most entertaining to follow despite our team having nothing to do with playoffs or Superbowl talk.

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considering the state of the front four not being particularly good, what meeks has done with the back seven especially the secondary is extraordinary

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If you are talking about a Meeks defense then possibly true. If you are talking about the Panthers then definitely not true. Jenkins was a beast against the run. And Trgo's defenses were pretty stout against the run.

I miss Jenkins. You're right, he really was a beast, even though he seemed to be very injury prone. He played with heart, and as we all know, he wasn't exactly the quiet type. But I liked that about him......not that I can relate to that or anything;)

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It's amazing how much QBs just avoid Gamble.

I know. It's amazing how underrated Gamble is sometimes.

I wish our pass rush and run d was better, but with how much time our d has been on the field, I've been generally impressed with them.

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A good pass D ranking would be much more impressive if we were having a winning season. A good pass D ranking for a loosing team usually means opponents are simply running the ball more to kill the clock.

Given our scoring over the last 6 weeks I'm inclined to believe we fall into the latter.

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Although we haven't been getting sacks, we've forced a lot of inaccurate throws with pressure.. and that's even more deadly than a sack. eventually teams will start taking the sacks if we begin to capitalize on turnovers. We can't have another game like chicago where we get 4 INTs and don't really get anywhere with it.

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Nice first post. :)

I'm batting something like 0 for 1,400 for good posts. This guy does it on his first one.

Overachieving Dickhead.

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I'm batting something like 0 for 1,400 for good posts. This guy does it on his first one.

Overachieving Dickhead.

Haha I was just on NFL.com lookin at stats and noticed our rankings and felt like sharing. I always knew our Pass D was all right but didnt realize it had given up so few yards.

In a season with so many negatives its nice to see one positive. Granted we haven't played against that many good QBs so far, so I'm still anxious to see what our DBs can do against the likes of Flacco, Ryan, Bradford, and Roethlisberger.

This is a John Fox team though, we'll get several picks against the better QBs before Delhomme comes in and lights us up.

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