This is the Depth Chart for Panthers if we took up a 3-4 formation right now and all our players were healthy.
LDE: Tyler Brayton, Charles Johnson
NT: Maake Kemoeatu, Damione Lewis, J'Vonne Parker, Darwin Walker
RDE: Julius Peppers, Hilee Taylor
SLB: Na'il Diggs, Landon Johnson
SMLB: Jon Beason, Adam Seward
WMLB: Dan Connor, Adam Seward
WLB: Thomas Davis, Landon Johnson
LCB: Chris Gamble, Richard Marshall
RCB: Ken Lucas, Richard Marshall
SS: Chris Harris, Quinton Teal
FS: Charles Godfrey, Nate Salley
This is just the Depth Chart starters and their immediate backups. Emphasizing a strong linebacker core, it might be a better defense next year than if we had a 4-3, especially if we lose Julius Peppers.
Just a little nudge nudge for the fans out there. This may actually be a good idea. With all the defensive coaches we lost this week, anything is possible.