Biggest Concern For The 2010 Panthers: The Defensive Line

September 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was not that long ago that the Panthers dominate defensive line helped pave the way to Super Bowl XXXVIII.  With Julius Peppers leaving in free agency this year, the last remnants of that outstanding line is gone. 
The defensive line which used to be the biggest strength is now the biggest question mark for this 2010 Panther team.  For the Panthers to succeed this year they are going to need their young defensive lineman to step up. 
So far this preseason it looks like the D-line has taken that challenge and ran with it.  The Panthers have racked up 18 sacks in three games.  Obviously preseason is not the regular season, but it is still impressive that the Panthers lead the NFL in total defense and sacks so far this preseason.
The preseason is usually disregarded because offenses and defense are very vanilla.  There are no game plans, and teams are not intentionally trying to exploit your weaknesses, it is more about getting your s...

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