Pro Football Focus, the statistical analysis giant that has found a way to quantify every step and misstep by every NFL player on every NFL play, recently ranked the Carolina Panthers secondary as the NFL's worst heading into 2016.Read More
Rookie Mini-Camp began today, and we are getting glimpses of the newest Carolina Panthers. Perhaps fans aren't as excited by this moment as usual because of Carolina's recent success, but there are guys in Panthers practice jerseys running around so you know there is some excitement in the air.
The Panther’s second round pick last year struggled at times last year, no one is disputing that. However, it seems that most writers are using adjectives such as: “disastrous, nightmare, disappointing, and even bust” to describe his rookie season. This has all come somewhat surprising to me, especially considering how strong he finished the season (3 sacks in the last 3 games). I’m a Panthers optimist, and can only take a few negative comments before I reach a breaking point. I reached that breaking point after reading an article by Bryan Knowles (Panther’s featured columnist on Bleacher Report); his article covered the Panthers remaining offseason priorities. In the “Who Provides the Pass Rush?” section, he mulled over who would step up in Hardy’s place. He mentioned Ealy only when saying he and Wes Horton didn't notably step up the pass rush, and to finally say Kony had something of a nightmare season.Read More
Grab the mic Panther fans and let the nation know! Open Mic is an open discussion thread. Just drop a comment in the comments section below. Respond to other fans, and as always #KeepPounding
Which rookie has had the greatest impact this season?
Seven have started, and more than that have played significant roles. Who has stood out the most? Is it just on the stat sheet, or are there other places you think that a particular rookie has impressed?