Gamble, who became the Panthers' all-time interception leader in 2011 with an impressive bounce-back season, believes the defense will bounce back collectively in 2012 after ranking in the bottom 10 of the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns allowed.
He's played in 119 games over his eight NFL seasons, more than the six other corners on the 90-man roster combined. While the other six have 11 interceptions between them, Gamble has 27, surpassing the previous franchise record of 25 by Eric Davis with three last season.
Gamble didn't have any interceptions in 2010, the only time that's happened in his career. The new coaching staff, however, put immense faith in Gamble last season by consistently putting him on the opponent's top receiver. He responded by holding the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson in check.
"Josh has a lot of learning to do, and I'm going to be there to help him and keep him on his feet," Gamble said. "He's always around the ball. He's tall, kind of like me, and I can see some physicality in him. He's an athlete."
"Brandon is doing well out there technique-wise. He's making plays, just doing his thing. Everybody is doing well in the secondary."