Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is coming off his second 100-yard rushing game of the season last weekend against St. Louis, and at least one Carolina defender says the Panthers have to make Wilson pay a price when he leaves the pocket.
Defensive end Wes Horton says the Panthers need to "take a shot" at Wilson when he takes off running.
"He's pretty much like a running back back there with the way he can scramble. So we've just got to plaster him and, in some cases, take a shot," Horton said Thursday.
"If you see him in space, you run full speed at him, get your hands on him and try to take him down. We know he's elusive and we know he's going to try to shake and spin and do all those things we've seen on tape."
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera has watched teams take shots on his quarterback when Cam Newton runs, so he's all for his defense getting after Wilson. But Rivera says Wilson knows how to avoid a hit.
"He played baseball, so he knows how to slide," Rivera said.