I watched a lot if big 10 football last tear and saw the incredible potential of kk. He was just inconsistent. I am happy the panthers are getting that consistency out of him.
i noticed the same thing.
2 things going on...
too much weight
too many snaps
both were corrected.
one thing that has surprised me about both guys is how good they are in the things that were considered their weaknesses.
star was supposed to be great against the run (he is) but in pass rushing was a bit weaker (it's not, tho). kk was supposed to be great at getting to the passer (he is), but almost a liability against the run (he ain't, tho).
we have ourselves one great combo with a great complementary cast in cole and dwan (if dwan can get back on the field).
i love that with basically a blink of an eye we went from the interior of that DL being one of the weaker in the league to being one of the best.
in fact i live the turnaround on both sides of the ball over the years. 2010 we had one of the weakest offenses ever in the game to one of the best in 2011 (tho we're just now starting to get that back in that groove). in 2011 we went from being the worst D in the league to now one of the top three in the league.
i love it.
now the game day coaching is catching up to the talent and i've got to say i'm impressed.