Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Future of the Funchise

Veteran corners make impression with Panthers

Recommended Posts

 

By Joseph Person

[email protected]

Posted: Thursday, May. 23, 2013

The Panthers' newest cornerbacks introduced themselves to quarterback Cam Newton during a team passing drill Thursday.

Veteran Drayton Florence ran under a deep throw to wideout Brandon LaFell to intercept Newton, and nickel back D.J. Moore nearly had a pick on Newton's next throw. Moore, who signed with Carolina after four years in Chicago, cut in front of recently acquired wideout Domenik Hixon and got his hands on Newton's pass, but couldn't hold on.

Many critics and fans shrugged when the Panthers signed Florence and Moore to one-year deals during the offseason, and wondered why the team didn't take a defensive back in the draft.

But Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes Florence, 32 and in his 11th season, and Moore, 26, can help the Panthers' trio of young corners – Josh Norman, Josh Thomas and James Dockery.

More than Florence's interception Thursday, Rivera was most excited about hearing Florence tell one of the young corners what route to look for based on a receiver's alignment.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/23/4060308/veteran-corners-make-impression.html#storylink=rss#storylink=cpy

 

 

Doing my Nannerpuss impression for a little bit.

  • Pie 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




top dawg    8,649

"Veteran Drayton Florence ran under a deep throw to wideout Brandon LaFell to intercept Newton..."

 

 

The glass is either half full or half empty.

 

 

Sorry, I can't help it---even if it is the offseason.

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's nice to see Florence being semi productive. He's been a pretty solid corner for his entire career (excluding last year), but I don't see a reason why he can't revert back to his day's when he was with the Bills.

  • Pie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
top dawg    8,649

He's never thrown it to Ginn or Hixon.

It'll be okay guys.

 

Problem is that he was throwing it to LaFell...

 

 

 

 

But it's the OTAs. Cam has to knock the rust off. "It'll be okay..."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TheRed    17,989

Anyone who makes any kind of real judgements from OTA's is a waste of oxygen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Taro ∆    75

Problem is that he was throwing it to LaFell...

But it's the OTAs. Cam has to knock the rust off. "It'll be okay..."

Wait are you being cereal?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zod    14,969

As a reminder, every QB throws a ton of INT's in OTA's and minicamp.

  • Pie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chef17    105

It's nice to see Florence being semi productive. He's been a pretty solid corner for his entire career (excluding last year), but I don't see a reason why he can't revert back to his day's when he was with the Bills.

 

He re-signed with the Bills in 2011 then was released the following year so I would think he has been regressing the past couple years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×