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Luke Kuechly Dominating

Oct 15 2013 06:07 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
In only 21 games played, Luke Kuechly has already become the best middle linebacker the Panthers have ever had. Actually, he is the second best player at his position they Panthers have ever had, right behind Steve Smith.

That is a heavy statement, given the proud history of MLB's like Dan Morgan and Jon Beason, both excellent players in their own right. Kuechly is a more talented and more complete player than either of them.

Its not his speed, size, or tackling ability that sets him apart. But instead, its his nose. Luke has a nose for the football like i have never seen in a Panthers uniform.

As a sideline photographer, this makes my life pretty easy when shooting the defense. Getting a good shot is fairly simple. Focus on Kuechly and follow him. Chances are he will be in on the play for that snap or at the very least indicate for me where the action will be. Thanks for making it easy, Luke.

The only knock on Kuechly last season was his pedestrian pass coverage. This season he has focused in on that and currently has the highest ranking on PFF of any inside linebacker. New England's Brandon Spikes is listed in second place.

Kuechly leads the Panthers defense with 48 stops.

In Kuechly the Panthers have Urlacher 2.0. A stud linebacker who dominates in all aspects of the game and has stayed completely healthy while doing so.

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We're very fortunate to have Luke. He keeps opposing offenses in check and our lady's panties soaked.

 

The only knock on Kuechly last season was his pedestrian pass coverage. This season he has focused in on that and currently has the highest ranking on PFF of any inside linebacker. New England's Brandon Spikes is listed in second place.

 

 

Wait, do you mean he has the highest pass coverage rating of any inside linebacker?  Just curious because I know he's PFF's overall highest rated inside linebacker and didn't know if that's what you meant.

 

Either way Luke is a fuging boss.

The D Line is assisting him this year and he is taking full advantage of it.  TD is having a good year also.  Agreed that he has "it" as a LB.  Consistently sniffing out plays is as you mention, something that sets him apart.

So glad the Bucs took Barron.
Moronic thing to think about. But if Luck would've come out we would've never had Luke.

In only 21 games played, Luke Kuechly has already become the best middle linebacker the Panthers have ever had. Actually, he is the second best player at his position they Panthers have ever had, right behind Steve Smith.

 

 

I think 21 games is too early to put him ahead of Peppers in that regard.  Peppers was a 5 time Pro-Bowler, 4 time All-Pro, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and won a NFC Defensive Player of the Year amongst other things.  Do I think Keuchly can surpass him?  Absolutely.  But I would say until he gets some more games under his belt he is behind Smith and Peppers.

Mancrush

what scares me is this time next year we should be in talks with Luke to extend his contract, and he will be deserving of the highest paid player of any defensive player in the league. Make it happen DG.

Moronic thing to think about. But if Luck would've come out we would've never had Luke.


Why is that?

Moronic thing to think about. But if Luck would've come out we would've never had Luke.


Nor Cam.

what scares me is this time next year we should be in talks with Luke to extend his contract, and he will be deserving of the highest paid player of any defensive player in the league. Make it happen DG.

 

No.

 

LBer's don't get paid like DE's or even top DT's.

So what Kuechly has is a nose for the football eh.  I had my nose on a football once.  Hurt like hell.  From then on I learned to use my hands to catch it not my nose.

Sooooo .... when are you going to hook him up with a kitten?  They must be asking.

 

I still think Jake had him beat as a favorite with the ladies. 

Finally got around to getting a Luke Kuechly jersey!

 

Love him as our Middle Linebacker

Let's not forget Thomas Davis, if Kuelchy is one of the best if not the best MLB.

Davis is one of the best OLB and i will not be surprised if both are visiting Hawai..

 

Dumb question, but would you gives give up Luke and Cam for Luck?

For TD to be having such a phenomenal year, it is a testament to Luke that he is still the topic of conversation. 

Dumb question, but would you gives give up Luke and Cam for Luck?

 

Hell to the no

what scares me is this time next year we should be in talks with Luke to extend his contract, and he will be deserving of the highest paid player of any defensive player in the league. Make it happen DG.

 

Uh ...no.  Absolutely no need to extend him early.  Don't think we even can until his 4th year anyway.

I like to think of Luke as what a healthy Dan Morgan could have been.

 

(but he may legitimately be better)

when luke stood up ap at the los i freaked. not many people can do that to AP.

 

he made him his bitch

In only 21 games played, Luke Kuechly has already become the best middle linebacker the Panthers have ever had. Actually, he is the second best player at his position they Panthers have ever had, right behind Steve Smith.

 

 

 

I wouldn't put Luke Kuechly ahead of Julius Peppers in that aspect just yet. 1. Smith 2. Peppers 3. Kuechly

Dumb question, but would you gives give up Luke and Cam for Luck?

 

I'm sorry, but that is one of the most idiotic things I've ever read on the Huddle.

 

And believe me, that's an achievement.

Luke is clearly the smartest player on the Panthers when you watch him in interviews.  His play shows it.  He's like a Peyton Manning on defense.  He's a once-in-a-lifetime combination of physical talent and mental ability.  It's rare that guys get both of those strengths equally.  Let's just hope he can stay healthy.  

Dumb question, but would you gives give up Luke and Cam for Luck?

 

Last night's MNF game past your bedtime huh?