Carolina Panthers Retrospective

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08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

Giants: Offense was Ranked 7th and their Defense was Ranked 5th
Fins: Offense was Ranked 12th and their Defense was Ranked 15
Ravens: Offense was ranked 18th(offense looks improved)Defense was Ranked 2nd
Steelers: Offense was ranked 22nd and their Defense was Ranked 1st

These stats don't make me feel any better, but it does put a couple of things in perspective. 

1st.  We must have had one of the toughest preseason schedules in the NFL.  We face the #1, #2 and #5 defenses from last year and the Fins were a servicable 15th in defense.  If we can learn a lot from facing these guys it can only make us stronger because we have to face 7 of the top 10 defenses from last year, which would be 3-6, and 8-10.

2nd.  Our 1st team defense face 2 of the top 5 power running offenses from last year and looked bad, but if that is as bad as it gets, I can live with it because we have the ability top fix the D-line with a solid DT and the D-line has come along. 

Just some thoughts on our preseason.  Its not like we were playing the Raiders, chiefs and Lions.  Get this the combined record last year was of the teams we played in the preseason was: 56-18


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Re: 08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

The preseason opponent really means little as only the third game was close to a real game.  But how the players perform do and that has been unimpressive.  But then again we have been missing a lot of pieces so only time will tell.  let's hope everyone that can back it back does before week one.

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Re: 08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

Fingers crossed.


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Re: 08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

talbot wrote:

Its not like we were playing the Raiders, chiefs and Lions.  Get this the combined record last year was of the teams we played in the preseason was: 56-18
We played the teams that you have to beat if you wanna go deep into the playoffs. & with the way our shcedule is, we're gonna be playing these kinda teams all year long. It could be worse & we coulda lost to nobodys, IE: Raiders, Chiefs, and Lions. But the ones we played are the teams that will be competeing in January. I know it's the preseason and blah, blah, blah. But it would have been nice to have won atleast 1.

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Re: 08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

Great points...if Car. just gets after it and tackles better and does so consistently...it will be back-to-back winning record, south titles,and playoffs years all in one this yr!!!!


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Re: 08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

I know we played backups on those teams, but the reason those guys are so good is becasue their backups come in and step up.  Some of those backups were playing in the regular season due to inj and they still had top defenses.  All I was saying is that at least we know what we have to be and beat in order to make it to the top.  I don't think we are as far from being there as it appears.  Just need to sure up the tackling and get some Turnovers for the offense to capitalize on.


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Re: 08 Offensive and Defensive Rankings

You make a good argument, but there is still no excuse for the way our team carried themselves this preseason.  We just looked flat and passionless.  Maybe we will get things together wk 1 and come out with a little fire.  Even if we play a solid game and keep it close I will be satisfied, but I would much rather open with a victory.

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