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ESPN: Sean McDermott, Master of Carolina Defense

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Linebacker Thomas Davis was explaining how he got two sacks in Sunday's 35-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, giving all the credit to Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for putting him in the right position.

"You don't have to say that because I'm standing here," shouted McDermott, about 15 feet away.

Thomas continued to wax eloquent on the 39-year-old coach as he dressed in the visitors locker room at the Minneapolis Metrodome.

"He's a defensive guru," he said.

"I heard that," McDermott said. "You don't have to say that, man."he Carolina defense among the NFL's elite.

Davis turned to his coach and replied, "Listen to me. I'm not saying this because you're right there."

 

And we were ready to run him out of town after the first year. Amazing what having productive players can do for your defense.

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I dont know how much is him, and how much is Rivera.
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Rivera is probably the best or at least top 2 defensive minds in the league. McDermott is a good coach. I love his energy and motivation. Dude really knows defense as well

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"You don't have to say that because I'm standing here," shouted McDermott, about 15 feet away.

 

MCDERMOTT THE GOD lol
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I dont know how much is him, and how much is Rivera.

 

Linebacker Thomas Davis was explaining how he got two sacks in Sunday's 35-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, giving all the credit to Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for putting him in the right position.

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You can't blame McDermott for the previous 2 seasons defensive woes. I mean the man was given Terrell McClain and Fua as his two DTs.
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I dont know how much is him, and how much is Rivera.


I remember munnerlyn saying somewhere(I think on the radio, not sure though) earlier this offseason that the scheming/game planning was pretty much all McDermott just like the past 2 seasons

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I hate the thought of losing McDermott in the event Rivera is fired at seasons end.

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Lol what was it we used to call him?  Sean McDumbass?  McDerp?  I honestly can't even remember.

 

Defense has come a loooong way since 2011.  Granted we had no LBers, no DTs, Hardy wasn't the Kraken yet, and no secondary outside of Gamble.

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Linebacker Thomas Davis was explaining how he got two sacks in Sunday's 35-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, giving all the credit to Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for putting him in the right position.

 

lol

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Rivera's last press conference he said himself that he tries not to speak in defensive meetings and tries to allow the coaches to talk through game plans on their own.  

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So many accolades for our defense is a good thing.  But I would like to wait and see how we do against some of the better offenses in the league before I am convinced.  If the saints and patriots torch us, then its much ado about nothing. 

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Rivera's last press conference he said himself that he tries not to speak in defensive meetings and tries to allow the coaches to talk through game plans on their own.


Then just wtf is it that rivera does lol
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Then just wtf is it that rivera does lol


I think he daydreams on the sideline about playing on the field again. Being one of the guys.
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McDermott got a raw deal in Philly.  He'll get some HC interviews if the defense keeps playing at the level they have been.

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Ron Rivera is the best defensive mind and/or DC in the NFL today. Regardless of what you think of him as a HC. The man is a phenomenal defensive coach.

Sean McDermott is a young, defensive coach prodigy and is quickly becoming one of the best DC's in the NFL. He may be a top 5 DC already. He was unfairly blamed for the mess in Philadelphia and spent his first few years here with major talent deficiencies at several positions. This year is the first time he's had the talent to show what he can do, and he is delivering.

Why people have been dead set on running this staff out of Carolina for almost 2 years is beyond me. Bring in a offensive minded guy and it may help Cam some, but the defense will suffer badly.

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If Rivera is fired at the end of the year and we end up bringing in a new HC, I hope Sean stays as DC

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With just a few exceptions, I've liked what McDermott has done with our defense since day 1.

 

Too many people here judged him unfairly because of how he left Philly. Then once our D began to come around last year, everyone wanted to give Rivera the credit. 

 

I think he has been severely underrated by many of our fans, and I'm glad he is getting a few accolades now.

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I actually think McD would make the best HC of the guys currently employed here. He's a fiery guy the players respect.
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I will really appreciate him when we stop giving up last minute drives.

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I will really appreciate him when we stop giving up last minute drives.


Yep, needs to stop missing tackles, blowing assignments and losing contain!
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Yep, needs to stop missing tackles, blowing assignments and losing contain!

 

AND calling prevent defense. Left that out

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I was one of the ones that hinted after year one that maybe we should look to make a change at DC, now like someone earlier said, if we change head coaches I kinda hope he gets a chance to remain DC.

To be fair, I think he has grown a lot himself as a coach the last two years.

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Bring in a offensive minded guy and it may help Cam some, but the defense will suffer badly.

 

there are way too many examples to bring up that refute this
 

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Lol what was it we used to call him? Sean McDumbass? McDerp? I honestly can't even remember.

Defense has come a loooong way since 2011. Granted we had no LBers, no DTs, Hardy wasn't the Kraken yet, and no secondary outside of Gamble.


So what ! Those are just excuses. No seriously we could have retooled the defense and they still could be playing like crap. It shows he is a talented coordinator if given the tools.

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