Carolina Panthers A Whole Different Animal For Denver’s Defense

November 9, 2012 9:30 AM

Carolina Panthers A Whole Different Animal For Denver’s Defense
By Rich Kurtzman

" Through their first eight games, the Broncos have faced a bevy of high-powered passing offenses. Of course, that’s the trend of the NFL in the 21st century, with the game being tilted in favor of the teams that pass proficiently. Denver’s defense has developed into a dominant unit as of late, but this week will be much different. That’s because Denver’s opponent this weekend, Carolina, is old-school in their approach.

The Panthers run the rock with reckless abandon, be it with a traditional tailback or with their quarterback, bruising opponents while imposing their physical will.

In Carolina, the offense begins with Cam Newton. The second-year quarterback not only passes the ball—sometimes very well—but he also easily leads the team in rushing. Newton is a new generation’s “Superman”, at 6’5” 245-pounds, he’s a load to try to take down, able to run over wannabe tacklers on a whim. He’s also quick as lightning, a smooth runner, gaining 347 yards and four touchdowns on the season. Newton is able to drop back and take off when he needs to, or run it in the option offense, which the Panthers call at times "

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