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  1. Sam. No question. He really did put the team on his back. Haason Reddick. Stablizing force on the D and for the team when things got very tough. You could see his leadership & maturity and hear it in his post-game presser. Huge plays. Not sure we would have won without him on the field. Just something about him. Wow. DJ Moore. All the man does is make clutch catches, especially on 3rd down. Such a weapon. Shout outs to the guys who stepped up. Tremble, Erikson, Chuba, Royce. And to Zane for making all the kicks, including some touchbacks. They were needed. For awhile the kicking was the margin of difference. Gave just enough cushion while we were reeling until the offense settled down again.
  2. I didn't make predictions for either Jets or Saints games, so in order to stick with what's working, I'll refrain.
  3. Absolutely. That Baldy clip 2 days ago showed just how great the coverage was and how it allowed the rush to totally stymie Jameis.
  4. I unsubscribed from Gamepass this season since I'm Stateside and don't need it to watch Panthers games. As far as I know the only All 22 that's available to folks right now is if you use a VPN and access international gamepass, but I haven't tried... Just seeing chatter about it on Twitter.
  5. That reminds me, I saw a stat today that Panthers are the only team in the league to never play from behind this season. And the only team to keep opponents scoreless in the first half!
  6. Too bad. We can only play the schedule we're given. Not our fault if it's "easy"
  7. I can look that up later tonight if no one beats me to it. I'm about to sign off for a bit, but will be back on around 9 pm.
  8. And some of these guys have years of experience running it under Snow at Temple & Baylor. I know we all groan and joke a bit about Rhule's love for his former players, but I think we're beginning to see why he did it... Anyone have a handy breakdown of how many Temple / Baylor players we have on offense vs. defense on the current roster? I can look later, but want to catch up on some other things first.
  9. Horn & Bouye were a serious upgrade to our secondary for sure. But I think adding DaQuan was equally huge. He appears to be a big part of the reason why we've all of a sudden finally improved against the run after just STINKING in that for a few seasons.
  10. Yeah, I think I saw that too. Basically talked about using one of our D line guys like you would use a pulling guard on the O line....
  11. I hear you... and my history with the Panthers makes me cringe and prepare for the fall when we start getting hyped.... But still, gotta say, it's so fun this week to see heads exploding. You can practically see the reactions live as people look at the defensive stats. "Like WTH?!!!! Panthers are leading in EVERY MAJOR defensive stat? #1 in DVOA? How the H is this happening??!!!" So many analysts (not to mention opposing Offensive Coordinators) are now scrambling to try and figure out what is going on!! I'm here for the ride! Hope it's a long one all the way to the playoffs....!
  12. I'd love to find data on how often teams are in 3rd & long, and what the conversion % is. I did some searching today, but I've not (yet) been able to find any site that provides data for the NFL on 3rd down by distance, e.g. to calculate how good teams are at converting 3rd & longs. If anyone has any leads on where to find that data, I'd love to know. I did find an article / site that tracked that for college football: https://staturdays.com/2021/01/14/comparing-third-down-conversion-rate-by-distance-to-go/ In 2020, the average college team converted 3rd & 7 / 3rd & 8 about 36% of the time, and 3rd & 9 or 3rd & 10 about 31% of the time. So far Panthers are converting 3rd and long (7 yards and longer) about 18% of the time. But it was widely uneven (0% Jets) (33% Saints). Panthers Defense is holding opposing defenses to 26% average conversion rate on 3rd & long. (38% Jets, 22% Saints).
  13. Still thinking about 3rd down conversions today... and I got to wondering whether there was any site that tracked how often teams face 3rd down on offense. (3rd down attempts as % of all plays on offense). I didn't find one.... but with a little cutting and pasting from various sites, I was able to cobble a table together. Here's the result: I see an opportunity!!! Houston has faced 3rd down on 26% of its plays.... should give Panthers D a chance to make some plays! I've not (yet) been able to find any site that provides data on 3rd down by distance, e.g. to calculate how good teams are at converting 3rd & longs. If anyone has any leads on where to find that data, I'd love to know. I did find an article / site that tracked that for college football: https://staturdays.com/2021/01/14/comparing-third-down-conversion-rate-by-distance-to-go/ In 2020, the average college team converted 3rd & 7 / 3rd & 8 about 36% of the time, and 3rd & 9 or 3rd & 10 about 31% of the time. So far Panthers are converting 3rd and long (7 yards and longer) about 18% of the time. But it was wildly uneven (0% Jets) (33% Saints). Panthers Defense is holding opposing defenses to 26% average conversion rate on 3rd & long. (38% Jets, 22% Saints).
  14. Baldy's got another breakdown today focused on Joe Brady getting our receivers isolated. Enjoy!
  15. The fun stats keep piling up. Funny how that happens when your team is winning! I looked up how each of those teams did: 2006 Ravens 13-3 2002 Chargers 8-8 2008 Ravens 11-5 2006 Chargers 14-2 2000 Saints 10-6 Pretty nice company! Looks like having a smothering defense at the start of the season makes full season success much more probable.
  16. Been chatting with a few folks on Twitter tonight about this topic and I was asked about our success rate in converting 3rd downs on running plays versus passing. Good question, and something I'd been meaning to track. Here's how it stands after weeks 1 & 2: Passing 9-22 41% Rushing 3-8 38% Then I was asked about our success on running on 3rd/4th & Short RUSHING plays, given that we all know the struggles we've faced on the goal line to get 1-2 yards to punch it into the end zone. Here are all the 3rd/4th and short rushing plays so far: So from Opponents 6 or closer we're 0/3 so far on rushing plays. On passing plays from the 6 or closer, we're 1/3 (DJ's touchdown).
  17. This has got to be terrifying for any opposing QB to watch.... Here are all the Panthers' sacks in week 1 & week 2. Relentless!
  18. I definitely was grumbling about Shaq, and to some extent about Donte too. Convinced we were way too thin at linebacker. Very much underwhelmed by the trade for Darnold. So.... so far, I'm being proven wrong on all 3 points, and I hope the team continues to blow away all my doubts.
  19. MY WORD! Here is a compilation of all Panthers sacks so far. Got to be terrifying for any opposing QB to watch this!
  20. Folks on Twitter are discovering Carolina's Defense and the number of fun clips is multiplying, Here's another great one! (Appreciate John posting so many of these!)
  21. Just calculated the average distance of opponents 3rd/4th down attempts. Basically for both teams it was 3rd & 8 Jets: 7.8 yards to go Saints 8.3 yards to go For Panthers, by contrast, our offense has done a much better job of keeping the 3rd downs maneageable. Average yards to go on 3rd/4th downs: versus Jets 4.6 yard versus Saints 5.6 yards
  22. Here's the overview of opponents' performance in converting 3rd & 4th downs. (Note: The "made" attempts at right include any attempts where 1st downs were granted because of CAR penalties. The "failed" numbers at the right include several 3rd / 4th attempts nullified by opponents' penalties. So the numbers on the right don't match the official game book stats where the penalties are ruled no play.) And here is the running total for Weeks 1 & 2: Some observations: 1) Panthers are doing a great job in keeping defenses of 3rd/4th and long. Basically 60% of all conversion attempts are in the 3rd & long category (I'll have exact yard averages per game later... the Saints had a number of WAY long attempts well beyond 3rd & long). By contrast, only 40% of Panthers 3rd down attempts so far have been 3rd & long. So well done! 2) I love that we're not just stopping 3rd & longs, but also stuffing opponents in 2/3 of all their short yardage attempts. (By contrast Panthers are making close to 50% of their short 3rd down attempts). And allowing 0 conversions on middle distance attempts. So very nice! 3) We may worry about Panthers' Defense having let up in the 2nd half of games (especially versus the Jets), but it hasn't shown up in the 3rd down conversion stats. Panthers are equally successful in stopping conversions in both halves, for the most part.
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