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pantherking15

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  1. From Pete Carroll: Now, go ahead and do what you usually do when you're proven wrong, change the topic.
  2. You pick and choose facts to fit your nice little convenient narrative. If something doesn't fit, you ignore it or change the topic lol. Why do you purposely choose to ignore our 31-0 thrashing of the Seahawks (before we went conservative burn the clock mode) and our 49-15 thrashing of the Cardinals (when we stayed aggressive). Who cares about the regular season, even if you think we had a weak schedule. The most recent games against the best competition (2 teams who are probably better than the Broncos) are better examples to analyze.
  3. What an underestimating statement. The point is that the defense doesn't know who has the football and that makes them hesitate. Plus, they have to account for one of the best running QBs in the history of the NFL. This was against the #6 run defense by the way. Responding " sometimes an RB runs forward,sometimes the QB runs forward" to those videos sounds idiotic. "The first thing that jumps out when you watch Carolina is how diverse the Panthers' run game is. A lot of it is a small selection of concepts (inside zone, power, and counter) with different wrinkles that don't really affect the offensive line (inverted veer is blocked like QB power, but there's a jet sweep read attached; they'll block inside zone, butCam Newton will have a triple option). But even acknowledging that they have a few base plays, they still break out enough plays outside of those concepts (I saw trap and a buck sweep that immediately come to mind) that you have a lot to prepare for. And that's just what they ran in one game where they were up by three scores from about the second quarter on." http://www.footballoutsiders.com/word-muth/2016/word-muth-panthers-run-game There's a reason we have rushed for 100+ yards in like 30 straight games.
  4. Seahawks were 1st in run defense when we played them in the divisional round. Panthers ran for 144 yards. Our running game is non-traditional. It's extremely unique, multidimensional, and dynamic. Coupled with the 6th ranked run blocking (per PFF) and the threat of Cam's downfield strikes, we can impose our will with our smashmouth running game on anyone, including Denver. Denver has only faced 2 top 10 rushing teams and got gashed by both: 113 rushing yards give up vs Vikings and 140, 102 rushing yards in 2 games vs Chiefs.
  5. It's more that Wade Phillips current defense is built and schemed to handle statue pocket passers in a high volume passing offense and just a complementary running game. We're the complete opposite. We're a smashmouth offense (with the 2nd best O-line by PFF) predicated on a deceptive running game to set up the play action pass. Broncos shutting down Brady but allowing Luck to put up 27 and Ben R. to put up 34 on the Broncos is evidence of that. The Broncos only played 2 top 10 rushing offenses and got gashed by both. I'm confident we're going to counter their over-aggressive scheme with our running game. The media is doing their best to hype up the Broncos defense. It's really good but maybe equal if not slightly better than the Seahawks. Playing against the Seahawks has prepared the offense to play vs the Broncos defense. I don't think it will be a low scoring slugfest because our offense is so dynamic and is clicking right now. But, even if it is, we still have an excellent chance to pull away because their offense vs our defense is a huge mismatch. Our interior pressure will give a 39 year old Manning all sorts of problems. In a slugfest, the Broncos defense would wear down with our punishing running game and TOP advantage in the 2nd half, allowing us to pull away.
  6. It's #1 in yards allowed. Points per game is a better indicator. By your logic, the Seahawks should have given us fits, but they didn't. The Seahawks were ranked #1 in ppg defense, Denver's 4th. The Seahawks ranked #1 in run defense, Denver's 3rd. The Panthers offense scored 24 points in the 1st half before going into run the clock conservative mode, which Rivera learned from and changed in the Cardinals game. Our deceptive running game will give the Broncos over-aggressive defense fits, neutralizing their pass rush and setting up some nice play-action downfield. The Broncos are not built to handle our offense, they're built for high volume passing offenses like the Patriots.
  7. You keep repeating this point without backing it up. So, missing one player Mathieu makes their defense depleted? Didn't they annihilate the Packers and hold them to 8 points with that "depleted" defense? By your logic, the Panthers defense was "depleted" as well, missing Tillman, Benwikere, Jared Allen, and Thomas Davis for a half. But yet, they held the #1 yards/game offense to 15 points. I'd argue the Steelers were much more "depleted": missing the best WR (who had 186 yards/2 TDs vs the Broncos), missing Bell and Williams at RB. When Steelers had Brown and Williams, they put up 34 on the Broncos.
  8. That nullifed pick 6 single handedly changed this game. The Packers went from being down 14-0 to down 7-3. If that play stood, this game is probably a repeat of the first game.
  9. haha, everyone criticizing lacy, and then he makes a huge play.
  10. Even though the Packers offense has only put up 6 points, they've done a great job hogging the ball and dominating TOP, which is a huge help to their defense. It's crazy how they've limited the Cardinals to 75 yards of offense in the 1st half.
  11. I think people are being way too harsh on Aaron Rodgers. He's doing a great job working with what he has. If they go into the half down 7-6, that's great, considering they're without their top 4 WRs.
  12. Seahawks fans are getting desperate. This is pathetic. http://www.fieldgulls.com/2016/1/2/10701790/cam-newton-mvp-carson-palmer-better-tom-brady-too Do these guys realize all those fancy metrics don't account for context, like the offensive scheme and the offensive talent. Yes, Wilson is a very accurate passer, but his ridiculously high completion % is hugely attributed to the West Coast offensive scheme the Seahawks run and a very sure-handed WR corps. Seahawks fans are using a list of metrics no one cares about, like DYAR/completion %/QBR, to argue for someone other than Cam. Hello, TDs are what actually wins you games and Cam has 45 total TDs, is leading the #1 scoring offense, and has led his team to a 15-1 record. I'm just glad since Brady and Palmer both lost, there's not even a debate and it basically forces the MVP voters to vote for Cam whether they like him or not.
  13. The Giants defense is too bad to even give Eli/Beckham a chance to win. IMO, it's the Eagles. They've got the weapons and O-line to contest against Seattle. More importantly, they have the front 7 to disrupt Wilson. I also think Maxwell would want to play well against his previous team. If the Eagles beat the Cardinals, they will roll into the playoffs with some serious momentum. Remember this Eagles team somehow beat the Patriots in New England.
  14. How long will the Vikings defense hang tough? Their 3 best players on D aren't playing: Joseph, Barr, or Smith. So far, so good.
  15. Where are the screen passes to RBs or bubble screen passes to WRs. Every other team uses them a ton every game, except us. They would be a great counter against the heavy blitzing.
  16. Additionally, I love our version of the ball control offense with the no huddle. Keeps Cam in rhythm and allows him plenty of time to survey the defense, audible to the best play, and set the protections or run blocking just right.
  17. Respect to Tony Dungy though. He has consistently stuck up for us.
  18. Apparently, Mychal Kendricks says he's playing tonight. But, Eagles fans are saying they're most likely going to rotate him in, as he's coming off a sore hamstring. Anyone have an update on if Demeco Ryans is playing? Edit: Update on SNF pre-game, Demeco Ryans inactive, Mychal Kendricks and Riley Cooper active.
  19. It is a concern, but I'm not worried about it because we have Luke back. Without Luke, guys were badly out of position, there was minimal communication, and we barely countered any of the Saints last second shifts. Also, McCown has been in Payton's system forever and knows that offense back and forth. Meanwhile, Bradford is looking very rusty and the timing/quick decision-making just isn't there, which is what makes the quick passing offense work.
  20. Star/KK have the biggest mis-match against the Eagles interior OL, which has been very suspect thus far. If our DTs dominate this game, we will shut down the Eagles inside run game and force Bradford to check the ball down a ton despite the Eagles having elite OTs. Luke/TD will clean that up and force punts, allowing us to dominate TOP which will wear down the Eagles talented front 7.
  21. Two key strategies for offensive success IMO: 1) The Seahawks will be without Jordan Hill, their stud DT. So, we need to run J-Stew up the middle relentlessly. Do not rely on the read option run game vs the Seahawks. They're way too good and fast at defending it. 2) Get Ted Ginn lots of touches in the short and intermediate passing game as well as a few timely deep shots off play-action. Ted Ginn has elite speed and will be a mismatch all over the field. I really liked Shula calling a crossing pattern for him in the Bucs game. We need more of that.
  22. Remember though that Hardy was on a franchise tag 1 year contract. If we would have signed Hardy long term to a CJ-type contract, we would have to let Norman go after this year.
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