Keys to Panthers game
Panthers offense- Shotgun draw option mainly designed to slow down the pass rush. Defense has to stay home and get good push at the line. There's a power sweep that is gonna need safety support keying in on the pulling guard. Against a four man rush qb will often look the opposite way of his first read which gives the appearance of a second read. Defense must expect the ball to go to opposite side of initial look. Against show blitz qb will look for man to man isolation deep sideline route or run if not contained. Inside opponents five yard line they tend to qb draw strong side with hb lead block, hb draw middle, or quick pass to outside isolation.
Panthers defense- In base 4-3 inebackers over play the run, but regain ground quickly, this makes them succeptible to big formation play action with man to man on outside and tight end in the seams, or misdirection running. When the defense is spread out in nickels and dimes they have a difficult time stopping the run. The linebackers also get a lot of depth when spread out which makes them vulnerable to screens and draws. By getting depth while spread out it makes it difficult to attack the seams down field. To attack downfield it is better suited with big formations and play action.
Contain Cam Newton by making him move around in the back field and out of the O-line's field of awareness. Punish Newton on any runs he makes. Stop Williams. Play disciplined football on the defense.
Offense. Get ahead and then soften them up with a bit of running from Brown and hopefully Wilson.
Be disciplined in maintaining their gap integrity, keep Cam contained and make sure you put a lick on him every chance you get!
Sounds like a plan to me.
Originally Posted by Rat_bastich
Unfortunately, it's easier said than done. We know most likely it will be a nail biter and I'll probably be calling the doctor come Friday for some blood pressure pills.
Originally Posted by BurnerNYG
Definitely keep Cam contained. Also, we can't miss any tackles especially if he gets to the outside.