Carolina Panthers Analysis And Predictions: Why So Erratic?

August 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Three preseason games completed. Three games, and the Carolina Panthers defense leads the league in total sacks at 18 and in total yards allowed at 184.7.
This shouldn't be happening. The defense was supposed to be its major weakness. Julius Peppers leaving, culling the team of veteran, albeit, average players, and without Jake Delhomme, the offense would be a wreck as well (maybe it still is).
All of these actions spelled doom for Carolina. An era was coming to an end. It was time to endure a long term "rebuilding process."
There was supposed to be no hope for the Panthers in the short term. New Orleans NFC South reign is underway as they are the current champs. Atlanta is on the rise. Carolina could finish behind Tampa Bay.
At least that's how the overwhelming sentiment from Charlotte writers and columnists as well as the national sports media has been since the end of last year's 8-8 season.
One nationally published article claimed that the Panthers, with th...

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