Film Room: The Falcons Defense

By John Ellis

Well, it’s no secret: the Atlanta Falcons have lost their way a bit here in 2019.  Despite an early home win against the Philadelphia Eagles, the former NFC champions from 2016 stumbled into a chasm of darkness defensively after losing the anchor of their secondary, safety Keanu Neal. Since then, Atlanta has struggled  with multiple…

Film Room: Falcons Offense

By John Ellis

Winning in the division. It’s everything in the NFL. The Panthers have struggled within the NFC South. It’s no secret around these parts. In fact, Carolina has failed to post a winning record within the division since 2015. When it comes to the Atlanta Falcons, the Panthers have not won a game against their I-85…

Pre Game Notes: Panthers vs Packers

By John Ellis

Follow the Formula Carolina has won five games with Kyle Allen under center this year. The common thread with each of the wins? Sustaining a competitive balance for the first 30 minutes. The formula is very simple: lean heavily upon your strengths (zone blocking, 12 personnel, 5-7 runs for McCaffrey per quarter). Green Bay doesn’t…

Pre Game Notes: Titans at Panthers

By John Ellis

It’s officially Fall. The temps are ideal. The clocks have fallen back. And, just like clockwork, another season for the Carolina Panthers has reached its halfway point. The Tennessee Titans are in Charlotte today. They bring with them a punishing style of offense, a fervent dedication to running the football, a physical, run-suffocating defensive ,…

Pre Game Notes: Panthers at Texans

By John Ellis

After climbing out of an 0-2 hole last week in Arizona, The Carolina Panthers travel west once again to take on the formidable Houston Texans. This marks the first meeting between the two teams since early 2015, when Carolina put together a win behind the arm and legs of Cam Newton.  Here are a few…