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Why Brian Burns Thinks He and the Carolina Panthers Defense Can Be Dominant This Year

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of The Charlotte Observer. The author of this post is Jonathan M. Alexander.


    For many Panthers fans, Brian Burns not making the Pro Bowl last season felt like a snub.

    The defensive end's stats were among the best during the first half of the 2020 season.

    But as the year wore on, and teams began to notice Burns on film, he saw more double teams come his way. He finished with 58 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles.

    With new acquisitions to the Panthers' defensive line, Burns believes the double teams will be fewer this season, which should allow him to have success.

    The defensive line got the biggest upgrade this past offseason. The Panthers signed former Arizona Cardinals edge rushers Haason Reddick, who had 12.5 sacks in 2020. They also signed veteran and former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle DaQuan Jones.
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