Opposing defenses haven’t respected Carolina’s downfield game because the Panthers don’t have a real deep-threat. Confident that the corners can keep receivers in front of them, safeties have been creeping up on the box and suffocating Carolina’s rushing attack. It’s something not lost on Carolina.Read More
With all the signings in-house recently in Charlotte, Ted Ginn Jr was a name that hadn't been muttered once and had fans worried. Ginn has now left Charlotte for a deal in New Orleans.
Ginn had taken to twitter on Wednesday with a post that could have, at the time, been taken as a happy post (new contract with Panthers), or an upset post (not enough money offered from Panthers). It now seems like the latter.
Ginn has been the Panthers only deep threat over the last few seasons. He left in '14 to chase money with the Cardinals, only to return a year later after a disappointing season ending in the playoffs with a loss to Carolina. He would then lead Carolina his first year back in receiving yards and touchdowns on the way to 15-1 and Super Bowl 50 after Kelvin Benjamin went down with an ACL tear in training camp.
The loss of Ginn leaves a pretty gaping hole in the need of speed at receiver for the Panthers. Ginn had been the only consistent deep threat. There's a chance they may want to give Damiere Byrd more opportunities going forward, but I would look for them to address this need some during free agency and possibly the draft as well. Cam Newton thrives on big plays and as of noon today, it just got tougher for now.
Written By Tripp Morgan
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Carolina's big-play threat Ted Ginn Jr. is set to hit free agency this offseason. While it's possible he re-signs on a team friendly deal, Ginn is also 31 and there may be a younger, better at his age, receiver in the market that Carolina could bring in.Read More
Every year we as fans look focus on the win loss record. We look for our break out stars and top-level performances at both the individual and the squad level. Theses are my 10 very reachable, but still, bold predictions for the Panthers this season! I will follow this up every 4 games to adjust my “bold tracker” on the season.Read More