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Old 10-31-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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I realize Carolina doesn't have a lot of offensive firepower, but our D was nearly dominant in this game. They played really well against GB too IMO.

Is our D finally turning the corner and getting back to last year's form?
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:38 AM   #2
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We are certainly making the most of the opportunities for turnovers

On Corey whites pick, he lost his man in coverage and the receiver batted it straight up into the air for him, still I'll take a lucky pick any day

P-rob has been playing so much better in nickel situations, he made several very good plays on the ball tonight

Our D line is playing better but I still need to see more push up the middle, Akiem Hicks has been underwhelming most of the year

Hats off to the D today though, they were lights out
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I realize Carolina doesn't have a lot of offensive firepower, but our D was nearly dominant in this game. They played really well against GB too IMO.

Is our D finally turning the corner and getting back to last year's form?

Bout damn time.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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Defensive line is getting pressure. Secondary seems a lot more comfortable in the scheme. Lofton tackles anything that moves. I like what I see.

Statistically, this game should put us somewhere in the middle of the pack. To be ranked 17th or 18th in the league in defense is amazing considering how bad everything started off.
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I've asked for consistency and they are one game away from making me believe it's working
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The D is looking better!!
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They played much better. Let us not forget that Scam Newton was off and had several opportunities that with better throws would have made this game a much harder win.
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The D looked great, and really kept us in the game. Remember that it was zero-zero for 28 minutes.

Yes the D played well, but the truth is Carolina O is god-awful. Dropped passes, constant overthrows and bad reads by Newton, and that makeshift line could make anyone look good. Their receivers are terrible- Benjamin targeted 10 times and 2 receptions.

Hopefully we carry confidence and momentum thru the end of the year
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The D looked great, and really kept us in the game. Remember that it was zero-zero for 28 minutes.

Yes the D played well, but the truth is Carolina O is god-awful. Dropped passes, constant overthrows and bad reads by Newton, and that makeshift line could make anyone look good. Their receivers are terrible- Benjamin targeted 10 times and 2 receptions.

Hopefully we carry confidence and momentum thru the end of the year
Yep, we merely did what we were supposed to do.

They were under-manned, but we were coming off of an emotional Sunday Night game and playing on the road Thursday night against a heated rival.

I don't think the players are reading too much into this victory. They know the circumstances both good and bad.
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Its a lot better than playing down to your competition. Thats what they did the first 5 or so games. The bye week did them well. Whatever they're doing differently, its working. If they can win out on this home game streak then we know they're for real. Then do it again in Pittsburgh. If so, playoffs will be fun to watch.
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