The Carolina Panthers will enter the 2019 season with a number of roster holes to fill and finding a defensive end who can get to the quarterback will be among the most urgent. Julius Peppers is 38 and Father Time will catch up at some point. Wes Horton was largely invisible this year. Efe Obada is promising but raw. Thankfully 2019 Dennis Daley Jersey , the Panthers will still have Mario Addison, a player who over the last three seasons has established himself was one of the NFL’s most consistently effective sack artists. But despite his effective play, Addison remains one of the league’s most underrated and underappreciated players. Addison’s sick statsMario’s 29.5 sacks between 2016 and 2018 ranks No. 10 in the NFL. This puts Addison above more nationally celebrated players like Joey Bosa (28.5), Geno Atkins (28.0), Jason Pierre-Paul (28.0), Cameron Wake (28.0), Everson Griffen (26.0), and Demarcus Lawrence (26.0). Each of these players have been Pro Bowlers at least once in their careers while Mario Addison has never earned that recognition. One of the reasons why Addison tends to fly under the national radar is because he is almost boringly consistent. Over the last three years his season sack totals have been 9.5 in 2016, 11.0 in 2017, and 9.0 in 2018. While he’s never had the eye-popping 14 sack type of a season to generate national buzz, he’s been consistently solid year after year. Only seven players registered at least 9.0 sacks in each of the last three seasons: Mario Addison, Von Miller, Khalil Mack, Geno Atkins Dennis Daley Carolina Panthers Jersey , Ryan Kerrigan, Chandler Jones, and Frank Clark. Where’s the love?Despite his consistently strong play over the last three years Addison still flies under the national radar. Remember, he’s an eight-year veteran who has played in seven playoff games between 2013 and 2017, including Super Bowl 50. He’s a teammate of Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly and plays for a franchise that normally appears in a couple of nationally televised games each year.One way to evaluate the national attention a player gets is to simply look at the number of Twitter followers he has. When compared to the “9.0 sacks club” listed above, Addison’s 19,600 Twitter followers are dwarfed by his peers such as Von Miller (444k followers), Khalil Mack (228k), Chandler Jones (225k), Ryan Kerrigan (131k), Geno Atkins (100k), and even Frank Clark (48k).Yes, Frank Clark has more than twice as many Twitter followers as Mario Addison.Don’t be surprised if Mario reaches double digits in sacks in 2019. He will be entering the final season of his 3-year, $22.5 million deal and a dominant campaign will only help with free agency looming. Hopefully the defense around Super Mario will be improved next year (more pressure up front Cheap Dennis Daley Jersey , better secondary behind), freeing him up to keep punishing opposing quarterbacks. As Panthers fans we know we’ve got one of the NFL’s better pass rushers in Mario Addison. Let’s hope a dominant 2019 helps the rest of the world figure it out as well. Sunday was a true test of the resolve of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. A first half onslaught resulted in 35 points for the home team while the defense held the league’s highest grossing offense to just 14. A 21 point halftime lead is typically insurmountable, and the by-the-book approach is often to play it safe and try to grind out the final 30 minutes of the game. It’s what we’ve come to expect out of the Panthers, and it typically results in floundered leads and heart wrenching finishes. Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost went that route, but it wasn’t by design, as is often the case. The Panthers went three and out on their first two drives of the second half, but neither of those drives were of the run-run-run-punt variety. The Panthers attempted to attack the Buccaneers vulnerable secondary through the air. Unfortunately the offensive line couldn’t hold up and gave up back breaking sacks on both drives. On the Panthers third drive of the second half, they reached Buccaneers territory and were eventually faced with a 4th and inches situation. They attempted a sneak, but the play was called back due to a Carolina penalty. Faced with 4th and 5 late in the third quarter, it would have been easy for Ron Rivera to punt and hope that his team could slow down the now surging Buccaneers offense. Instead, he showed the trust he has in this team. He let the offense try to pick up the five yards. They didn’t, but the message was loud and clear. On the other side of the ball, the Buccaneers were able to get into a rhythm and starting churning out yards and reaching pay dirt, but it wasn’t because of ‘prevent defense.’ While there were instances of soft coverage during Sunday’s game Womens Curtis Samuel Jersey , for the most part defensive coordinator Eric Washington was willing to let his players make plays. He called blitzes and had his corners playing press coverage at different times throughout the half. That aggressiveness eventually helped get the Panthers defense off the field late in the fourth quarter with the Buccaneers driving. A sudden rush towards the line of scrimmage by the Panthers linebackers made the Buccaneers offensive line flinch before the snap, prompting a false start penalty and pushing the offense back to a 3rd and 12 that they couldn’t convert. After the ensuing change of possession, the Panthers offense took the field with 4:52 remaining and a two touchdown lead. Past trends would suggest that this drive would go run, run, run, punt. Actuality would say that the Panthers would come out in the shotgun and attempt to pick up the first down through the air. A Christian McCaffrey run on first down was followed by a completion to Greg Olsen and a pass attempt to D.J. Moore that fell incomplete. The Panthers tried to put the game away right then and there. It didn’t work, but it gave the Panthers a better chance at success than three straight runs would have.Ron Rivera and the rest of the coaching staff are starting to empower their players, and the players are responding with energized performances. Over the last three weeks, the offense is fifth in the league in yards per play and the defense is tenth in yards per play allowed despite playing some high powered offenses. Making bold decisions instills confidence in a team, and recent bold decisions by the Panthers coaching staff have coincided with the Panthers playing with a swagger reminiscent of 2015’s magical season.