“The player that has stepped up the most in my opinion is Luke Kuechly,” Newton said. “Luke has been around the ball and is playing at a high level like something I’ve never seen. I don’t want to jump out on a limb, but he’s the best I’ve ever been around.”
Pretty high praise from a guy who's been in the NFL for two years & played in the SEC.
I defend Cam, and agree you aren't hearing the same old poo out of trolls, but man you're really reaching when you say he inspired the defense.
Kuechly has much more to do with the defense, and leading it, than Cam has ever had.
When you have D tackles that at least always stonewall the offensive line, it really shows. Not only are teams being forced to run off tackle instead of up the gut, but they're freeing up the ends to finally make plays.
Absolutely love the makeup of the line right now. At the rate this goes, we might be able to draft a secondary player instead of a DT in the draft next year.
Offense players played great, defensive players played great. OC called a decent half compared to the first six games but failed to make 2nd half adjustments, DC called a decent half compared to the first six but COMPLETELY failed to make second half, and especially two minute, adjustments.
Coaching staff is bad, and this loss is on them. The players were going hard, but they don't call the plays.