It seems the word is out on the Panthers offense. Easily shut down with a 3-4 look.
Going back over the game, they are in a 3-4 maybe even the majority of the time. On the last two drives, they stayed in it for the entire time. Bruce Irvin was making Byron Bell look pretty terrible. Byron barely gets a hand on him before Irvin sacks Cam in the final possession.
It is a copy cat league folks. We will continue to see plenty of 3-4 even from base 4-3 defenses like Seattle for the rest of the season. Why? Because it works. The Panthers still have zero answers for it.
Why are we not using the 2 TE set with olsen, williams, & dickson. We need to throw more short and intermediate routes to have manageable 3r & 4th downs. We are also missing Tolbert's short-yardage and leadership.
Panthers average only 6 points in the first 3 quarters of play against 3-4 defenses. Average 17 points against 4-3 defenses in those quarters.
I have said since Pittsburgh that the 3-4 is the death of our offensive line. Some say that outlook is too simple. I am still convinced its not.
To beat a 3-4 defense you have to run the ball effectively early on to stop all the blitz & rushers they are sending..............We never really had a chance to establish a run game with early blowouts.............Ron Rivera needs to stop deferring the ball to 2nd half since the defense is no where near what it used to be...........The strength of the team is Cam & Offense and they need to set example for the games.
Roger Goodell is the only person who can activate Hardy. Could the team say FU Roger & give Hardy a uniform anyway? Sure, but they could also put a jersey on a penguin & run it on the field. Either way, same result. Get off the field or you forfeit. Besides, Hardy hasn't been in the facilities in 6 weeks. How effective do you really think he's gonna be right now?
With the way defense is playing right now I'll take Hardy in a heart beat............What is the worst that's going to happen ohhhh noooooooooooo we are at rock bottom defense wise.
We're 3-3-1 and at the top of the division. Yes our defense sucks and getting blown out sucks but you still gotta have faith that these guys will get it together. Lets keep our heads up and keep pounding. If we support this team rather than ridicule them they'll notice. Keep pounding panther fans im a believer i believe we still got this.
I'm always positive and I believe we will come out on top but getting a beat down like this just make sooooooooooooooo fuccckingggg maaddd.................
Heard Troy Aikman while he was calling another game last week refer to that team's offense as "a big play offense with no big plays".
Couldn't help but think "Man, that's pretty much us too"
The Panthers do indeed run a 'big play' offense; specifically, a Coryell offense. For those who have heard that term thrown around here but aren't sure what it means, here's a basic primer:
The Coryell Offense (sometimes called Air Coryell) is based on vertical, downfield passing supplemented by a strong running game. The idea is to have a multidimensional attack so that the opposing defense can't concentrate on simply stopping one thing or covering one area of the field. It's considered a 'big play' offense, meaning that you might see three or four modest plays suddenly followed by a huge chuck down the field for a bunch of yards and maybe a score.
So what sorts of things do you need to make that kind of attack work?
- Deep threat receivers with great hands (helps a lot of they can block too)
- Solid pass catching tight ends and slot receivers to attack the middle
- A combination of power runningbacks and speed/pass catching backs
- An offensive line that's strong in both run and pass blocking
- A quarterback that can air it out and makes good decisions
So looking at that little grocery list, tell me what we have and what we lack.
Which of these aspects are we most set at, and which just aren't there at all?
We have: TEs, 1 Deep treat, RB combo,semi- OL, and a GOAT QB.
We need the interior OL to play better if Panthers are going to have any success in the run game . They have the talent and instincts to dominate at the line of scrimmage, just need to get the chemistry right!