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Ron Rivera is the worst coach in the world...he gets no credit for the tremendous defensive improvement...LOL...Rivera is a hell of a good defensive coach....if he gets fired by Carolina he will be hired as a DC somewhere overnight...and be a head coach again very soon and probably a successful one. People say he is not a good leader or motivator...but I saw a 1-5 team go into Chicago and play hard, motivated football. Rivera has made one glaring mistake that probably will cost him his job: trying to design an offense around Cam Newton instead of playing bread and butter football and developing his young QB just like any other young QB, warts and all. Yesterday was a good first step forward. Very little option, more power sets and Newton really seemed to stick in the pocket. He needs to work on his accuracy on short and medium routes big time....you know...those pesky little routes that don't look spectacular but get first downs...because 3rd and medium distance and Red Zone are this team's Achilles Heel. They are dead last in the NFL in 3rd down conversions which puts even more pressure on the young defense...but they are holding up well...

So you think he motivated the players, and not the fact that our GM got fired?

Oh and he's so good of a defensive coach that he forgot to get out of fuging COVER 4 THE ENTIRE LAST SERIES?!?!

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defense could be even better with a little help form the O.

The offense got the lead yesterday what did the defense do? What did the defense do against atl with 50 seconds to go with atl pinned at the one yard line? Yea this defense is good.......until the game is on the line. Thank god drew Brees gave us that gift or we would be 0-7

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The offense got the lead yesterday what did the defense do? What did the defense do against atl with 50 seconds to go with atl pinned at the one yard line? Yea this defense is good.......until the game is on the line. Thank god drew Brees gave us that gift or we would be 0-7

dude, come on. You really want to go there?

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So you think he motivated the players, and not the fact that our GM got fired?

Oh and he's so good of a defensive coach that he forgot to get out of fuging COVER 4 THE ENTIRE LAST SERIES?!?!

The Panthers have played hard all year. There has not been an ounce of quit to this team.

The defense held the Bears to 210 tatal yards and 16 points. Trying to pin this loss on the defense or the DC is just hilarious.

Ron Rivera is a good enough DC to coach the Bears in a Superbowl with Rex Grossman at quarterback...

As for the final drive...sorry...ultimately the players have to make plays. Cap is P.O.'d because Rivera mad him look stupid on the sideline...And guess what...even a good defense has trouble stopping a good quarterback with plenty of time on the clock and timeouts remaining from getting in field goal position. That is what happens when you settle for 5 field goals because of your offense's inability to convert in the Red Zone.

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I am loving this defense as well. And I think it will only get better next season. We will have a Top 5 pick, with no offensive players really worth a Top 5 pick (other than OT Luke Joeckel)..

Here is the current Top 6 projection that are potential targets: (not including Barkley and Geno Smith)

1. Johnathan Hankins - DT - OSU

2. Star Lotulelei - DT - Utah

3. Luke Joeckel - OT - TAMU

4. Dee Milliner - CB - Bama

5. Barkevious Mingo - OLB - LSU

6. Sam Montgomery - DE - LSU

So basically this draft is defense rich and top heavy. I suppose we could draft Jordan Gross' replacement.. Joeckel is a stud pass blocker.

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I am loving this defense as well. And I think it will only get better next season. We will have a Top 5 pick, with no offensive players really worth a Top 5 pick (other than OT Luke Joeckel)..

Here is the current Top 6 projection that are potential targets: (not including Barkley and Geno Smith)

1. Johnathan Hankins - DT - OSU

2. Star Lotulelei - DT - Utah

3. Luke Joeckel - OT - TAMU

4. Dee Milliner - CB - Bama

5. Barkevious Mingo - OLB - LSU

6. Sam Montgomery - DE - LSU

So basically this draft is defense rich and top heavy. I suppose we could draft Jordan Gross' replacement.. Joeckel is a stud pass blocker.

Not a huge college fan, since I am a UNCC grad. Could you inform me how good those 2 DT prospects were. Are they regarded as high as recent prospect Suh and McCoy? Thanks

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dude, come on. You really want to go there?

It's simple and plain the offense got the lead. Good defense gets stops when they need them ours doesn't

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Not a huge college fan, since I am a UNCC grad. Could you inform me how good those 2 DT prospects were. Are they regarded as high as recent prospect Suh and McCoy? Thanks

Star is compared to Haloti Ngata a lot.. brute strength and very quick for being a huge man. He shows flashes of pass rushing similar to Suh.. as he just throws people aside with ease on many occasion. But not very consistent in his pass rush.

Hankins is 6'4" 335lbs.. but nimble as a ballerina. He plays DE for OSU.. that shows you how quick and athletic he is for a big man.. and best of all, he has GREAT stamina. He plays in 90% of OSU's defensive plays. Great against the run, and very good against the pass. Consistently stands up double teams. He could play NT and athletic/quick enough to play 3tech or even 5tech.

He is basically a better version of Dontari Poe.. and played against better competition, with a better motor and stamina.

Both DTs are projected easy Top 5 picks. I have seen Hankins projected #1 prospect in the draft regardless of position on many websites.

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Before the season started, if I told you we'd have the 15th ranked defense halfway through the year what would you think our record would be? sigh.

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It's simple and plain the offense got the lead. Good defense gets stops when they need them ours doesn't

I sorry, I didn't know it was that simple. What the fu*k was I thinking!

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I think the biggest thing that has helped this defense is the addition of Dwan and the return of Ron Edwards. Now CJ and Hardy have two huge guys who eat up a lot of space, which has helped the pass rush tenfold. We still need legit safety play, and our corners without Gamble have struggled at times, but the defensive line and linebackers have really stepped it up.

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We may have made the playoffs last year with this defense

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