Carolina may have lost their preseason opener (22-19) to the Baltimore Ravens, we now have some real football to dissect in hopes of getting a better understanding of how Carolina’s roster will progress and their 2016 outlook. It’s early and the sample size is small, but it’s something.Read More
The Carolina Panthers should have a stifling defense once again this year, so when I began to think about positions that might be a bit shaky this season, I was surprised to acknowledge that four of those six are on the defensive side of the ball!Read More
Nothing gets me more excited then the NFL Draft and everything leading up to it. Whether it be the prospect of big time playmakers on the board or exciting backyard players ready to make an impact on their hometown teams, the draft is a great event. In the months leading up to the draft, expectations and predictions run wild for most people. It seems that every pick, even seventh rounders, can be pro bowl players as long as they are drafted by your favorite team. Can that sixth round receiver who never topped a 1000 yards in college really be expected to perennially post outstanding numbers at the next level?Read More
A season like this is probably most important from an evaluating talent standpoint. If it wasn’t for the historically bad condition of the NFC South, that’s all the season would be good for at this point. Carolina is carefully looking at who they have, who we need to keep, and where they should be playing! Let me start by saying you will see some people missing from this list… I don't think I need to tell you what we have in Cam, KB, Star, Shorts or LUKE!! Carolina will be evaluating the young guys who are fighting hard to carve out space on what will likely be a very fluid Panthers roster.Read More
better every year and he did just that when he totaled 5 INTs last year for the Tarheels. He won’t start this year but will get playing time and look for him to be the long term answer at Safety to pair with Robert Lester. He brings a swagger and hard-hitting mentality that was vacated when Mike Mitchell went to the Steelers for a big payday. But Boston is a smarter version of Mitchell. In fact he scored a QB-like 21 on his Wonderlic test and I don’t see him making the bone-headed penalties that Mitchell was famous for. Considering the DraftTek.com Big Board had him pegged as the #232 player, I think we could have gotten him a little later on. I like the pick but I was Desir(ing) someone else.
The Professor”- Uno, dos, Tre el Boston! Need trumped value here clearly. After losing Mike Mitchell and Captain Munnerlyn to free agency, the Panthers became thin in the secondary. Cutting the deck thin to win, only works in cards. A thin secondary, which was really a hidden vulnerability for the Panthers anyway, doesn’t get Ws. Nope, it blows them in the waning moments, ie. Buffalo and the playoff loss to San Francisco.