Coordinators' Chat: Panthers lack of pass rush is a concern

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  • September 24, 2020
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But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Blitzing can be an effective way of getting to the quarterback, especially one who doesn’t have much experience like the Chargers rookie Justin Herbert, who the Panthers will face this weekend. But sending extra rushers can leave an eligible receiver uncovered.

“When you blitz, somebody’s band is going to strike up — either theirs or yours,” Snow said. “If you look at the pressure in the National Football League … a little less than three quarters (of sacks) are coming with a four-man rush and not the blitz. The ball’s coming out versus the blitz.

“We have to rush the passer with four, and that’s the key.”

Becoming an effective pass-rushing defense will take more than one player. Still, for now, end Brian Burns is one key to increasing pressure. He had 7.5 sacks as a

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