Panthers Should Dominate Saints - or Else

Panthers Should Dominate Saints - or Else

The New Orleans Saints are 0-2. The Carolina Panthers are 2-0. It's a home game for Carolina, but without their #1 WR in Kelvin Benjamin. The Saints are without Drew Brees. Still no Luke this week due to his concussion, but A.J. Klein filled the bill well last week in reserve - at least the Panthers have both breadth AND depth at linebacker, the deepest position group on the entire team. The Saints no longer have Jimmy Graham OR Kenny Stills, and Mark Ingram is going to face a very, very stout Panthers defense...a legitimate top-five unit. The Saints rank 24th in overall defense.

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Panthers Face Early Test Versus Houston

Panthers Face Early Test Versus Houston

When the schedule came out this spring, fans of the Carolina Panthers generally saw an easy September, a harder middle of the season, with things unwinding a bit easier again down the stretch. What nobody considered was going into battle without the team's best player - middle linebacker Luke Kuechly.

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Which Linebackers will Make the Final Roster

Which Linebackers will Make the Final Roster

The term, “embarrassment of riches,” doesn't even begin to describe how loaded the Panther’s linebacking corp is as a whole. The group has many of the key components that make up a special unit; there is star power, athleticism, smarts, cohesion, and most importantly depth. Over the next few weeks, Ron Rivera and Co. will begin to thin out the team and try to keep the 53 best football players on the roster. This will be no easy task, hours and hours will be spent in front of game tape and whiteboards in their attempt of choosing the best players for the team. Six linebackers made the final cut last year; and with more depth and competition, could we see that number rise? Let’s find out.

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Gettleman Keeping the Machine Oiled with Shaq Thompson Selection

Gettleman Keeping the Machine Oiled with Shaq Thompson Selection

Okay folks, raise your hand if you had Shaq Thompson penciled in at #25. Raise your hand if you saw him there in ANY mock draft. Raise your hand if you saw him in the first ROUND of ANY mock draft. Now you see why I'm no fan of "mock drafts."

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