The Carolina Panthers have long been an under-used madden team.   With offensive tools like Jonathan Stewart, Deangelo Williams, Steve Smith and a good offensive line, the defense is always guessing.   Do madden gamers choose to use other teams because of a sub par defense?

On the other side of the ball they have a great front 7 lead by superstars like Julius Peppers and John Beason. The secondary is a little thin but when you can control the game with 2 great running backs, an offensive line, and one of the best wide receivers in the game, you shouldn’t need to have an amazing defense. 

With all that talent, I decided to give them a try in practice mode.  I was casually labbing a few plays with the Carolina Panthers and a new playbook when I realized how good of a running team the Panthers are in Madden 10.  I had not used Deangelo Williams all year, instead I had always used the Jacksonville Jaguars with Maurice Jones-Drew.  Below is a youtube video of the first running play I labbed.  

Deangelo Williams shows why he is one of the best running backs in the league: