Here's a list of OTs currently on the roster.....
Of course, most of these guys are just camp fodder, however unless the Panthers bring in some more guys through roster cuts and so forth (highly probable), we must find a diamond in the rough to be our LT. So out of these guys, who do yall think will win the spot for LT?
I've been looking at some youtube highlight vids to see who might be best for the job. I first looked to see if I could find anything on Bell, to see if he has the skill necessary to at least be average for us. I found this critique of his game...
Bell may have some strength, but his technique stinks. If he's falling back that far that tells me he doesn't trust his athleticism to handle a speed rusher. Speed rushers are more famous for playing on the RE, attacking the blindside of most QBs. With that said, there's no way I want Bell at Cam's blindside. In a perfect world, Bell would be a back up on this team.
So who's next? Nate Chandler perhaps? I couldn't find any good video on him, but we're all familiar with his performance as our starting G. He did a bang up job overall, nothing spectacular. During the preseason, he stood out a bit at the LT position. Even though he was playing against 3rd and 4th string guys, he fared well. He is better at the OT spot than working on the inside against bigger DTs. I'm interested in Nate at OT.
One guy I looked at that could be a dark horse, is Kevin Hughes. He seems to be athletic enough to handle the job. You would probably have to throw in a TE on his side if the opposition overloads there, but it seems Hughes specialty is locking on to his man and go pound for pound with him. Take a look at his work...
So out of this group, I'm looking for Nate Chandler or Kevin Hughes to take the LT spot. I'll be watching these guys during pre-season.
Edited by Matthias, 17 May 2014 - 06:37 PM.