There is clearly little working in Carolina, which is why veteran linebacker Thomas Davis decided to take his own approach.
In the game Davis was talking about, New Orleans was up 21-6 at the half, but did punch in a fourth-quarter touchdown. It wouldn't be even close to some of the more egregious examples we've seen of late, but here's Davis to explain:
"They got a big lead on us and they were still dropping back trying to throw the ball deep," Davis said, via The Charlotte Observer. "That speaks volumes when you have a team down and it's late in the fourth quarter and you're still trying to throw the ball deep.
"That's their offense. That's their team. They can run it, do whatever they want to do. But that's a sign of disrespect."
But there is truly only one way to stop the trend, and Davis knows that. He just hopes bringing it up will add a little extra fuel.