4 Carolina Panthers critical to improvements in Week 12 vs. Broncos

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Jaycee Horn – Carolina Panthers CB

Probably the most shocking thing in a season filled with them is the propensity of Russell Wilson to throw the deep ball into double and even triple coverage. A tendency that has ended poorly far more often than positively for a stuttering Denver Broncos team.

However, it doesn’t mean that the Carolina Panthers can sit idly by and let the former Pro Bowl quarterback keep attempting those throws. Because eventually someone will get beat down the sideline and even the best cornerbacks surrender a catch from time to time.

Enter Jaycee Horn, the promising young corner that has demonstrated lockdown potential since entering the league. Potential to the tune of a league-best yard-per-reception mark this season.

Taking away that deep threat and punishing the staggeringly poor decision-making that Wilson has shown at points this year is the surest recipe for success. It’s one that deserves all of the attention at practice. One that Horn is primed to provide and is sure to be salivating at the chance to prove he is one of the league’s best at the position.

The future of the Panthers’ secondary is going to need to become the present in Week 12 if the team wants to keep this game close against the increasing gunslinger tendencies of Wilson. Horn will also look to show out in the presence of Patrick Surtain II, another young stud taken one position behind the former South Carolina standout in 2021.