Hey there gang. After reading Jaxon's article: Panthers 2011 Midseason Review: Defense, and after spending some time evaluating our defense on film, I have come to formulate an opinion on the job that defensive coordinator Sean McDermott has done so far.
I won't share that opinion right now. The purpose of this fanpost is not to express an opinion, but rather to give CSR members a forum for talking about McDermott specifically, and the defense as a whole.
In general, I think the defense has not really been talked about enough. Neither has the special teams, but that's for another article. Maybe the defense gets pushed to the background because we want to talk about things that make us happy. Clearly those things would be Cam Newton, Steve Smith and the rest of the offense. But I feel like the defense is really the thing that is making us what we are, and that is a 2-6 ball club.