Getting tired of David Gettis threads yet? Well too bad if you are because he is really the hottest thing burning in Panther Land these days. He is earning every bit of his praise with his consistently good play. And, frankly, there is no reason to believe he will fall off. Joe Person says: "After another strong showing, David Gettis firmly in mix for Carolina Panthers’ No. 3 receiver spot".
“I’m very excited for David. He stepped up and played a very good football game, and I told the players I thought it was a very inspirational effort he gave,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “Some guys can learn from guys who are playing hard and doing their best to make this football team.”
Gettis, who turns 26 this month, has been the Panthers’ leading receiver in both of their exhibitions. He’s yet to catch a pass from Cam Newton, although that could change.
Asked if Gettis’ play was putting pressure on Hixon, Rivera said: “It’s putting a lot of pressure on a lot of guys.”
Let it also be known that Person also said that Hixon is "on the clock".
Like I basically said last week: You may be able to keep a job while on the mend, but you certainly can't win a job while on the bench. You certainly aren't going to win one with the likes of David Gettis showing the hunger and desire to do what it takes not only to land a roster spot, but win a starting spot.
Gettis is making a strong statement with his play. Read between the lines, and Rivera is making a strong statement also.