Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/29/12

The Carolina Panthers pass rush is anemic in 2012 and there is not much the Panthers can do about it. The Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was brought into Carolina as a Jim Johnson disciple to bring pass rush schemes that could bolster the defense of the Panthers. However 2011 came and the Panthers finished 25th in total sacks with only 31 and it is understandable. First year coaches tend to need a year to get acclimated with the new defensive players and the players have to get accustomed to the new schemes and concepts. It also doesn’t help a defensive coordinator like McDermott when he has to do all that with no offseason because of the lockout.… Read more

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