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The Panthers' corners will have to continue their current level of good play, and the pass rush will have to hold up its end of the bargain to get Wentz off his spot.The second reason I'm worried is the Fletcher Cox effect. Even with the offensive line playing well right now —having successfully neutralized Geno Atkins in Week 3— the Panthers will be in trouble. A better interior line than this one (that featured Andrew Norwell last year) could not stop Cox. Pressure in Cam Newton's face has proven to be far more detrimental in the past than edge pressure. That isn't even accounting for all of the Eagles' talent on the edge of their defensive line.The final reason I don't like this matchup is the presence of a talented and involved tight end. Zach Ertz is a big part of the Eagles' offense, and so far this year the Panthers have struggled to defend other tight ends like Austin Hooper in Atlanta and Tyler Eifert in Cincinnati. Ertz is a step above those two. The Panthers will need to focus a lot of attention on him to neutralize that threat.However, despite the reasons above I fully believe this Carolina Panthers team is capable of winning against anyone. If both sides of the ball play up to standard http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/torrey-smith-jersey-authentic" rel="nofollow">Womens Torrey Smith Jersey , they can win, but it will definitely be a tight contest to the end.I'm officially missing former Panthers backup QB Derek Anderson This is the first time in the last seven years the Panthers have started training camp without backup quarterback Derek Anderson. Anderson was a good security blanket. He was professional, experienced, and generally competent. But he's 35 now and the team decided to move on. Enter Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke, two quarterbacks whose combined NFL stats total one completion for 10 yards. Reports from Monday's practice included notes that Gilbert and Heinicke were throwing interceptions by the truck load. That ain't good, people. Having absolutely no proven depth behind Cam Newton should be a bigger red flag than it is right now. While Cam has been remarkably durable throughout his career, his injuries have been mounting in recent years. Since 2014 he's had injuries to his ankle http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/shaq-thompson-jersey-authentic" rel="nofollow">Womens Shaq Thompson Jersey , ribs, knee, shoulder, and head (concussion). We also need to mention the lower back fractures from his 2014 car accident. While Cam rarely misses games and often plays banged-up, the Panthers need a better contingency plan than Gilbert or Heinicke if the former MVP misses a couple of games this year. In scanning around the NFC South, most of the Panthers divisional rivals have followed the Derek Anderson model with experienced vets at backup QB. The Falcons have Matt Schaub. The Saints have Tom Savage (and TAYSOM HILL!!!). The Buccaneers have Ryan FItzpatrick who may come in handy in light of Jameis Winston's suspension. Schaub, Savage http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/dontari-poe-jersey-authentic" rel="nofollow">Womens Dontari Poe Jersey , and Fitzpatrick aren't going to win a team a Super Bowl. There are reasons why they are former starters and not current starters. You can throw Derek Anderson in with this group. While these types of backup veteran quarterbacks aren't sexy, at least they've been huddles where teammates are looking to them for leadership. They've read defenses at the line of scrimmage and called audibles. They've seen blitz packages. They've thrown touchdowns. They've actually won some NFL games (and lost their fair share, too.) With all due respect to Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke, they've done nothing. They are totally unproven. While I hope they both turn out to be successful prospects, it's awfully risky for the Panthers to roll the dice with either of them if Cam goes down for any reason this year. While Derek Anderson wasn't spectacular, at least he was experienced. On the downside, Anderson did have a $2.2 million cap hit last year and cap space is at a premium right now in Carolina. Gilbert's salary is $550 http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/greg-van-roten-jersey-authentic" rel="nofollow">Womens Greg Van Roten Jersey ,000 and Heinicke's is $705,000, per Spotrac, but you get what you pay for. I hope I'm being an alarmist. I hope Cam is fully healthy all year. I hope the backup quarterbacksjust hold clipboards all season until we are demolishing the Saints at halftime in Week 17 and pull all of our starters. But if Cam misses a couple of key games, how much confidence do you have in Garrett Gilbert of Taylor Heinicke pulling out a win? When questions like that swirl around in my head, I really start to miss Derek Anderson.