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Stop the presses: Panthers defense starts slow

Martellus Bennett, Michael Pope AP

The Panthers might want to ditch the decaf.

Another slow start means another early deficit, for a team that only starts playing defense after they’re down a touchdown.

In the opener, the Buccaneers went 80 yards on 13 plays to score first. The Saints needed just 11 plays to get their 80 and a touchdown.

The Giants needed a mere eight snaps, before Martellus Bennett’s touchdown grab. They don’t look like a team missing their starting running back and two of their top three receivers.

The Panthers are trying to run, with Newton and with DeAngelo Williams taking snaps out of the Wildcat, but had to punt it away on their first crack at it.

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6 Responses to “Stop the presses: Panthers defense starts slow”
  1. geewhiz23 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:10 PM

    The only thing slower than the Panthers tonight is NFL Mobile on VRZ. Seriously, people do give you money for this service… shouldn’t timeout/crash every 5 mins. But seriously, Panthers do look pretty terrible.

  2. pnut87 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:16 PM

    I think Bradshaw just lost his job…

  3. therealtrenches says: Sep 20, 2012 9:25 PM

    Sean McDermott is stealing money from the NFL.

  4. losangeleschargers17 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:29 PM

    Looks like chargers are gonna go 3-0. Suck on that joetoronto

  5. thehighhat says: Sep 20, 2012 9:38 PM

    What defense? Jon Beason: Mr All-Hype.

  6. fjackie says: Sep 20, 2012 9:40 PM

    How does Marty Hurney still have a job?

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