Geno Atkins facing the Panthers O-Line is a major matchup to watch The Panthers are reeling after facing a good offense and a competent defense last Sunday. The Bengals bring much of the same.Ryan Kalil/Panthers guards vs. Geno AtkinsWhile the Panthers tackles have been surprisingly good , the interior line has been suspect. And it doesn’t g ns can blow that up real quick. Newton has never done well against interior pressure (What quarterback does?), so these guards need to have a plan. Atkins could make running the ball inside and passing a major problem if not addressed accordingly.Devin Funchess vs. Dre KirkpatrickJarius Wright should be a factor in the slot, but the main issues in the passing game have come from the outside. From down to down, Cam Newton needs a consistent guy he can trust. That guy is supposed to be Funchess, but he dropped several passes last week. Wright can only do so much, and we are still waiting for a consistent performance from Torrey Smith. The only legit No. 1 wide receiver Carolina boasts is Funchess, and he will see a lot of Kirkpatrick.James Bradberry/Captain Munnerlyn vs. AJ GreenGreen is coming off a three touchdown performance Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey , and appears primed for another back breaker against a hurt Panthers secondary. However, the good news is Bradberry did a solid job against Julio Jones last week, holding him to 60 yards and no touchdowns. The bad news though is Green has started taking snaps from the slot, meaning he will face Munnerlyn at times. Munnerlyn claims to be ready, but this match-up from the get go appears to be very bad for Carolina. They need a plan for Green, otherwise he could take control.Mario Addison vs. Cordy GlennThe Panthers pass rush struggled mightily last week. Part of that had to do with how dominant the Falcons rushing game was, but the other factor was not winning one on one match-ups. Wes Horton was the only defensive lineman who made a play of note, and that won’t cut it this week. Julius Peppers still needs to get back to his 2017 self , and Marquise Haynes paired with Bryan Cox won’t be able to do much. Addison once again needs to show up, and put some pressure on Andy Dalton. The interior will give him one on one opportunities, this week he must capitalize if we want to see something better than last week’s dreadful performance. The Carolina Panthers have endured a lot of injuries on their offensive line so far this season, and are using the bye week to try and find more depth at the position. To that end, Marty Hurney appears to have called up his old buddy Brandon Beane up at Carolina North (the Buffalo Bills) and worked out a trade for G\T Marshall Newhouse.Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but we will update you when they are. Chances are it is another trade of the conditional late pick variety.UPDATE: The Panthers traded a conditional 2021 7th round draft pick, and have waived OT Corey Robinson to clear a roster spot. The waiver of Robinson reclaims the conditional 2020 7th round draft pick sent to the Detroit Lions.Newhouse has had a long NFL career spanning nine seasons and making around 70 starts across various teams. He was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round back in 2010 where he played out his rookie contract, then bounced around as a journeyman to the Bengals Authentic Taylor Moton Jersey , Giants, Raiders, and finally the Buffalo Bills.Newhouse has the ability to play at both tackle spots as well as both guard spots, giving him quite a bit of versatility. His time in Buffalo was pretty unremarkable however, and the general feeling amongst their fan base seems to be “don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”That said... John Matsko is currently on fire as far as turning lumps of clay into fine art, so let’s hope he can do it again, and the Panthers have added a decent depth piece to a front that needs it.
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