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TonyN

Member Since 26 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2014 06:31 PM
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Two games Zero giveaways...that won't continue, but...

14 September 2014 - 04:07 PM

This is a solid, well coached, fundamentally sound football team. 

 

On both sides of the ball.

 


Sold on the offensive line yet ?

09 September 2014 - 08:37 PM

Last season Panther running backs averaged 3.9 yards per rush attempt, while Cam Newton averaged 4.0 yards per designed rush attempt. 
 
Against the Bucs on Sunday, Carolina running backs averaged 3.4 yards per rush attempt. 
 
While this is a very small sample size and Lovie Smith's defense may end up being much improved over last season, this cannot be viewed as an auspicious start as far as run blocking is concerned. 
 
On the pass protection side of things, the Panthers only allowed 1 sack on 34 passing attempts against the Bucs, for a very, very good 2.9 sack %. 
 
Last season the Panthers had a very high 8.3 % sack percentage.
 
Detroit was average in rush defense last year, giving up 4.2 yards per rush attempt and downright poor in getting to the opposing QB, tallying only 33 total sacks and a poor 5.5% sack percentage. 
 
This sets up as an interesting matchup for the revamped Panthers offenisve line.
 
Sunday's game should shed some real light on where the revamped unit stands...

Since 2000, 24 teams have allowed 16 or fewer ppg...

27 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

All 24 of those teams made the playoffs...

 

14 played in their respective conference championship games...

 

7 made it to the Super Bowl...

 

5 won the Super Bowl

 

Last year your Carolina Panthers gave up 15.1 ppg.

 

Can Chico work his magic with a revamped secondary ???

 

If the Panthers are as good defensively as they were last year, you'll need to make playoff reservations...

 

And the Panthers have a punchers chance at a deep playoff run...


While Kelvin Benjamin has been anointed a "legitimate No. 1" after 1 preseason...

15 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

It appears that Steve Smith might still be able to play...

 

http://espn.go.com/b...=espnapi_public

 

And it doesn't appear that Brandon Lafail is doing too badly either.

 

http://www.bostonglo...Me0L/story.html

 

Ted Ginn has battled injuries in Phoenix, but everyone knows what you are getting with him--- a pure speed guy---a burner with limitations, but a legit deep threat who can stretch the defense.

 

Benjamin is going to have to be very, very, very productive as a rookie in order for the new group of wideouts to be better than last years group of solid, if unspectacular players.

 

It might be sobering to remember that only 7 rookie receivers in the last 20 years have gone for more than 1000 yards in their first NFL campaign. And none of them are in Benjamin's mold as a player. 

 

 

 

 


2013 Seahawks 9th best scoring defense all-time, 2013 Panthers 12th best all-time

27 March 2014 - 02:11 PM

http://www.footballp...in-nfl-history/

 

 

Meaningless stats ???

 

Of the top 20 teams listed, all 20 made the playoffs, 7 won the Super Bowl, 3 lost the Super Bowl and 12 made their respective conference championship games.


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