I love KB and the physicality he brings to the receiving game. He is a warrior on the field that intimidated DBs last season. He will be back next season and he'll likely be better from it, because the young man has a work ethic. But let's be honest. This receiving corp lacked speed last season. Cam was constantly throwing into tight windows and taking sacks while waiting on routes to develop, granted Bell, Amini and Chandler played a role in that as well. There is competition in this WR corp that is faster than Smitty in his prime! Can we finally get Cam some YAC this year? Shula will need to run more rub routes and double moves to get guys open quicker. But the speed some of these guys have make them more dangerous than KB in the open field. Shula's just gonna have to help get them open.
Exactly! I don't think the Panthers were that low in pass rankings though, but you know who probably was - the Super Bowl winners - Seattle Seahawks. They led the league in rushing and had one of the highest positive turnover margins in recent history. Pretty sure they had the fewest pass attempts as well. So, the oline and dline must remain healthy this season to win with this formula. KK and Star have become so much more important now.
I actually still have his jersey. Never thought we'd let him go. He was one of the more violent hitters in the game, regardless of position. When he popped Brandon Jacobs, I ran outside yelling for 5 minutes. Neighbors probably thought about calling the cops.