No significant changes made in the off-season, besides Kuechly, who looks like a star in the making, but the lack of talent at the DT and DB positions are going to ultimately hinder our chances at winning the big prize...and I could even see it holding us down to a 7-9/8-8 season...
Now the ST coverage? I don't even want to get into that.
But I really see a long season of runs up the middle and deep passes in the 4th quarter that will hold this Panther team back.
Rivera and Hurney need to 100% focus on the D next offseason, bringing in vet. DB talent. I'm over waiting on 3rd round picks (Godfrey, etc) to "come around"... I mean let's face it Godfrey and Martin are just average at best. Not rocket science.
Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but I just don't see how one of the worst defenses in the NFL is all of a sudden going to turn on a switch. Yes Beason is coming back along with Ron Edwards and (maybe TD) but they can't carry this defense. Beason, Kuechly, Gamble, Anderson, Johnson, those are the only sure things on that D...too many holes...too many question marks...not enough talent....not enough depth... plain and simple.
Hopefully this reloaded Offense can just stay on the field and carry the team into the playoffs, where anything can happen at that point.
(this has nothing to do with our performance in our first preseason game)
/rant and GO PANTHERS!!!!
posts like.this in preseason just shows ya are over reacting, as are most other fans.