Found October 22, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
A glance at the stat sheet suggests Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had the worst game of his 22-game NFL career Sunday against St. Louis. Last year’s tackles leader and the reigning defensive rookie of the year Kuechly had three tackles zero sacks and one pass defensed. Of course the game was more than numbers. And Monday defensive coordinator Sean McDermott praised his middle linebacker’s play saying the Rams’ offensewas so occupied with not getting beaten by Kuechly that it opened opportunities for other players. Early in the game linebackers coach Al Holcomb noticed the St. Louis offensive linemen were getting to the second level of the defense quicker than what the defensive coaching staff had seen on tape. “It’s like if we’re on a tandem or combo block” McDermott said Monday “and one of us has to get to the second level to block a guy they’re going fast right now as opposed to waiting and then trying to make a one-on-one block at the first level. And that’s where...
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