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#31 panther4life

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

Thin line between love and hate...Giants let Sanchez go 9/11(81% completion rate) and 59 yards. thats 5.3 per attempt without Holmes in the lineup. They also got to abuse Wayne Hunter. We let him get 11/23 (61% completion rate) and 6.8 per attempt.

Cam also put us in a terrible position with his fumble and we held them to a field goal when they only had to go 12 yards.

We also had 2 3 and outs. While we did not like look a pro bowl defense by any means, I'm not upset about anything other than Munnerlyns penalties. We tried a new look with Kearse in at DT and it didn't help. Also wish Johnson could have gotten more pressure but whatever. Gonna re-watch later and have a better breakdown but no reason to upset right now imo. I'll definitely find more to nitpick when I go back and watch but at this point I'm not really that concerned.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:30 PM

Defense looks improved form last year. Not drastically but we don't need drastically. We just need adequate. Kuechly and Davis as third down LB look like an awesome combination at this point. Can't really judge the secondary since we played a lot of soft zones it appeared. But run defense looks ok. With both Beason and Keuchly on the field I can see it being really hard to run on us.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

They did a rather mediocre job against a team that can't score TDs. Our opponents should smell blood. Probably going to have to score a lot of points this year.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

Improved but one that will give up big chunks and make mental errors in the secondary

We need a more consistent push without having to blitz a million times (which seem to be picked up far too easily by offenses far too often)

I really hope we don't keep using Captain against #2s out there. I'm gonna be mad if come the Saints* or Falcons he's against the likes of Henderson & Julio Jones

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

thought they looked fine... what i expect from the panthers D in a preseason contest. not like we were going to be fielding a top 5 D this year. we will be winning with offense.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

We haven't turned things loose yet. We are still being vanilla to some degree. Lets wait until the regular season to see what happens. How many times do we need to say that this is preseason and doesn't count. No need to show teams what we will do until the season starts.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:34 PM

The jet oline was holding all.night. So had to judge the d line.

Our defense is getting better.

#38 2jakefansinva

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

Rex Ryan. Hate him or love him the guy is a master at D


it sure does help when one of your defenders last name is Island.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:41 PM

We haven't turned things loose yet. We are still being vanilla to some degree. Lets wait until the regular season to see what happens. How many times do we need to say that this is preseason and doesn't count. No need to show teams what we will do until the season starts.

couldn't agree more but atleast the defense looks like it will put up some resistance even if it doesn't always produce the results we want to see. IMO the d gradually improves as the season progresses provided we avoid injuries at key positions

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

Eh, it's preseason.

Kuechly's a beast though.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

The way some of you are talking, I guess after Thursday's game we had better have the authorities close off all the bridges.

We didn't look great, but not horrible either. We are still a work in progress. I am not as concerened with the secondary as some of you. I actually think Norman will be a boss once he begins to put it all together (which will come with a little experience). He'll be very serviceable after a few games (as right now he is just serviceable). By the second half of the season, I suspect we'll see his beastly potential really take off. Gamble just needs to get the cobwebs out and shake the rust off. We know he isn't garbage by any means. Our safeties are average, but we already knew that (Bacarri Rambo in 2013).

The only thing that really concerns me is our lack of a rush. It was kinda sad, but the Jets line isn't swiss cheese. I think that the lack of pressure up the middle will be there until we get someone (currently off the roster) who can naturally ramp it up, and this will probably have to be addressed in the draft. I believe that our LBs can compensate for a possible lack of legitimate run stoppers on the line.

Overall, I am more positive than I was a month ago. Kuechly is the real deal. Norman, Keiser and Alexander show promise. Moreover, the Beast looks to come back strong which will make a difference, and a healthy Davis provides a cherry on top of that icing on the cake. Will we be substantially better? Too early to tell. Will we stink up the field to the point where our offense can't compensate for defensive deficiencies? I just don't see it. Will we compete for championships with our defense playing at its current level? Don't think so. But, the sky isn't falling yet.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

run defense improved.

pass rush still doesn't exist.

secondary...the panthers don't have one.


U know who shows all their cards in the preseason? John Fox. How'd that work ou for him? It's the preseason. Talk to me in two weeks.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:54 PM

U know who shows all their cards in the preseason? John Fox. How'd that work ou for him? It's the preseason. Talk to me in two weeks.


Fox only had 2 cards.....you gotta take the field.

My only concern is that if you are going to be an aggressive blitzing D.....practicing aspects of it in the preseason isn't exactly showing your cards. Texans, Jets, Pitt, etc.....all work on getting after a QB in preseason. I don't feel we suddenly week 1 are going to throw the kitchen sink at an offense

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

Defense looked better.
-Capt need to be no.3 cb.
-Norman should be no.2 but is struggling.
-Hardy need to play DT. Keiser/Applewhite at the other end spot with Alexander rotating in.
-McDermott and RR needs to be more aggressive with blitzes and different kind of schemes once the Reg. season begins

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

defense looked fine on a very limited playbook.

I don't understand what has all your panties in a wad.


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