Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:52 AM
The year we went to the Superbowl our secondary was Deon Grant, Jarrod Cooper,Terry Cousins, Reggie Howard, Ricky Manning, Mike Minter, and Dante Wesley. We scored 20 points a game (15th) and allowed 19 (10th). Our expected wins were 7-8 games.
We primarily won on defense coupled with Jake coming up big in the fourth quarter. Exactly what we need this year. Defense and Cam coming up big in the fourth quarter. Our front 7 were dominant and could be again this year. Last year, for example Atlanta was an 8-8 team except for the 4th quarter heroics. It is time For Newton to step up and shine with the game on the line. It is year 3, it is his time. As he goes, so will the Panthers. He has enough weapons to win and his defense will keep them close. Remember Rivera as a D coordinator has never had a defense rated lower than 6 or 7th by his third year. This defense will be top 10. If we didn't play in the pass happy NFC South and face a number of teams with great passing games, it would be top 5 this year. But if we keep teams under 21 points we will be every game and win more than our share.