Carolina Panthers Twenty Bracket Round 3 Part 2

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Feb 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Chicago Bears coach John Fox speaks at a press conference during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports


1 Seed JOHN FOX over 4 Seed Julius Peppers

Coach Fox and his mentality were instrumental in the success of the 2000s Panthers. His vision of run first teams supported by great defenses were ideas that he brought over from his time as an assistant with the New York Giants. His finger prints are everywhere. Peppers had a great career but even he was only a cog in a much bigger defensive machine

3 Seed JAKE DELHOMME over 2 Seed Jordan Gross

Delhomme against the guy who protected his blind side? Guess it really is better to be the quarterback after all. The up and downs of the Panthers had a lot to with the health of Delhomme. I still wonder what might have happened if he had not needed Tommy John surgery. It was just said that his last impression was that playoff game against the Cardinals. The Panthers really did not do anything else until the rise of Newton.