iknowcool Posted September 4, 2019 Share Posted September 4, 2019 (edited) 4 DAYS AWAY This is the biggest home opener on our end that I can remember. The defending NFC Champions are in town for their first game since the Super Bowl against the Panthers and we have so much on the line on our end. Will Newton and Turner work as well as they did last year prior to Newton's injury? Will the revamped offensive line (adding Paradis and the return of Williams) be able to slow down the league's best defensive player? How will our secondary, with Jackson and Reid having a year in the system under their belt, perform against the Rams scary group of receivers (Cooks, Kupp, Woods)? Will the Panthers receivers live up to the hype against two really good corners? Our most improved unit has probably been the front seven. Last year, we struggled to stop the run and get pressure under Washington. This year, Rivera (formerly one of the NFL's best defensive coordinators) is taking over play-calling and for the first time as coach, will have us lining up in the 3-4. We added Gerald McCoy in the offseason to team-up with Short and Poe. Them alongside Love is one of the strongest defensive lines. Thompson is transitioning to ILB, which should be a better fit for him. We added Burns and Irvin, and Haynes will now be playing his natural spot at 3-4 OLB. Talent-wise, this is a top five front seven. Will they play like that? I'm excited for this season. This is a really, really talented team. We were 6-2 last year before Newton's injury and even then, the majority of our losses came down to 4-5 point margins. We just need this offense to stay on schedule. Edited September 4, 2019 by iknowcool Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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