Here's our first goal to go stand. It's a long post but to really get an appreciation for the entire D-line you have to see it in successive plays.
This first and goal. Carolina first tries to spread us out and run at Aldon. You don't see Brooks in the picture because they have twin receivers to the left. they're going to run a simple "97 power" the same play we busted out Frank's big gain on, but from a different formation.
Aldon hits the TE to slow him down a little on his crash block but maintains a good base with his feet. Look also at how wide of a base Dorsey plays with. He's sitting in a "squat" position - great NT technique.
The 2nd TE tries to block Aldon on a kickout but Aldon absolutely tosses him to the ground. This forces the pulling guard to picking up Aldon instead of getting upfield on a LB.
Aldon sets a hard edge by taking on the pulling guard with a lot of power. This free's up Willis to hit Tolbert head on.
Willis give Tolbert a big pop which knocks him into Dorsey who, along with Bowman finish him off. The Smiths and Willis made this play even though Dorsey and Bowman got credited for the tackle. Aldon did one heck of a job on this play.
On the next play Carolina tries a QB draw to the other side. Dorsey takes on the double team freeing Willis while McD recognizes the draw play and "flashes color" but doesn't disengage his man. This forces Newton back inside.
McD holds his spot while Dorsey's unselfish play allows both Justin Smith and Willis to come in and stop the play.
Newton is stopped for a short gain
On this play we have a goal line set with Tony Jerrod-Eddie playing the Nose and Dorsey playing a DT "3" technique. Carolina is going to drive a counter-dive. They crash the tackles in on the 3 techniques and the RB does a "counter" action in the backfield.
Look how low Dorsey fires out, Brooks jumps over the top(really taking himself out of the play...) and TJE fires out low too.
Dorsey stands there forming a wall and TJE keeps driving his feet. He didn't just fire out and stop, he kept his feet driving.
Bowman is fooled by the counter action.
TJE continues to fight and push and Dorsey still stands tall.
The red circle is the RB running into TJE who fought his way into the hole. If TJE isn't there you see how Bowman got out of position and the RB would've been able to dive over the line into the endzone. TJE made that play - that's a heck of a play.
I don't show the stop on Newton on 4th down cause there was nothing you didn't see or wasn't shown from the broadcast. I highlighted these because all the plays were made by guys who never got credit for them.