I know, the defense is awful. But....
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.