This Friday, August 8th, our Carolina Panthers take on the Buffalo Bills live from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina at 7:30pm. Football is upon us!
I will be watching our offensive tackles, particularly Bell and Chandler, closer than anyone else. Can they hold up and hold their own against the formidable defensive front in Buffalo?
How much does Cam play? Are there any obvious signs his ankle is bothering him or does he seem like his usual self? Does he ever take off and run?
How often do we run a two-tight end set? Cam benefitted greatly from his his rookie year. Can Dickson and Williams shoulder the load of a second pass-catching tight end?
Does Kelvin live up to the hype he has been generating in training camp? Outside of Cotchery, Avant, and Benjamin, who steps up and takes another step towards earning a roster spot. I'm looking at you Bersin.
Do Star/Short look to have taken the next step as a professional? If those two have improved significantly, this defense should be even better than last years.
Who shines in the secondary? Is Benwikere primed for a solid season for us? Has Melvin White continued to develop? Can we rely on Lester to step-in and contribute? Who impresses the most: Norman, Thomas, Byndom, or Dockery?
Who looks comfortable and has success catching punts and handling kick-off duties?