Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:00 PM
Sadly, what many here and the experts fail to realize is that this league is cyclical. This is a passing league now, but very well may be a running league in 3-5 years. Teams adjust and the smart ones do it early.
The way I see it, the Carolina Panthers are building an offense that will be able to exploit a strong pass defense. A defense that is solid against the pass will need to field a group of guys that are quick and in most instances smaller/more adaptable to covering tight ends and slot receivers.
Meanwhile, we are building an offense that can pound that type of team into the ground and control clock, thus doing two things: Physically wearing that type of defense out, while also playing a type of defense against the other offense by keeping that pass happy offense off the field and disrupting rythmn and flow.
Not to mention, our passing game is already pretty good and we can play that type of game as well.