Panthers' defense is blast from past

Carolina's dominant D reminiscent of unit that led Super Bowl run 10 years ago

Updated: November 18, 2013, 10:01 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A pair of explosive defensive ends who wreak havoc on quarterbacks. Quick, disruptive defensive tackles who are a blend of experience and youth. A middle linebacker arguably playing at a level higher than anybody else at his position. A secondary without any big-name stars.

This looks oh-so familiar.

"When we started out in 2003, we said we want to be the blueprint for what people in Carolina want their defense to look like, no matter who was the coach," former ...

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