For weeks, we've moaned about the Panthers offensive line. After Carolina's most recent loss to the Vikings, our criticism zeroed in on the offensive tackles, Michael Oher specifically. I've been one of these critical voices, using Oher's underwhelming play in my continued quest to defend Cam Newton.Read More
The NFL draft is around ten days away and it is time for us Panther fans to speak out. In this article I will list 2-5 available players per offensive position grouping (excluding TE and QB) at pick #25 based on Drafttek’s latest mock draft, plus a few that could be at the backend of round one come draft day. In case you didn’t know, C3’s very own “Mel Mayock” (@PantherDrafter) does the picks and write-ups for the Panthers on Drafttek; it is definitely worth a look if you haven't already done so. After viewing the players listed, you may vote on the poll. On April 24th, Part 2 of this article focusing on defensive options at #25 will be posted. The offensive and defensive poll winners will be featured in Part 3 with a more in depth evaluation and a final poll on April 28th, on day 1 of the draft (April 30th) the winner will be revealed. So let’s see who Panther Nation wants as our future star!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
So there really are two choices for the Panthers at LT: Sign a veteran Free Agent this off-season or draft one early this May. There are a few Free Agent Left Tackles but they one I would want is King Dunlap out of San Diego. Dude is a monster at 6'9 322 lbs. And he's good too, as he only gave up three sacks in 645 pass plays in 2014. But, he will cost more that the Dollar Store and do the Panthers want to spend that much on one guy? I bet he commands $7M or so. Though good, he's only played one full season without missing time so I don't see the $10M contract.
The other option is to put your trust in a rookie. The Falcons found out how rough that is as their rookie last year (Jake Matthews) ranked dead last in the league after being picked fifth overall. That is the Falcons fifth pick did worse than our Byron Bell. So do we trust someone at Pick 25? Like say one of these guys that our writer JP talked about yesterday? You tell me Panther Nation, King Dunlap or Ereck Flowers? Your alternative is Byron Bell, so speak up or forever hold your peace. Leave your thoughts and we'll tweet them out.