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Official Panthers - Patriots Gameday Thread

Yesterday, 06:57 PM

I will be on a plane heading to Boston first thing in the morning, won't have time to post this then. As such, here is your gameday thread!

 

 

Who: Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots

 

Where: Gillette Stadium,  Foxboro, MA

 

When: Friday 7:30pm

 

The Huddle Chatroom will be online.

 

 

Follow @CarolinaHuddle for pregame tweets and tweets from the sidelines during the game.

 

 

 

Players to Watch:

 

Cam Newton - Ron Rivera has said he will play a full half. How will his ankle hold up?

Offensive Line - Chandler and Turner are out. Garry Williams and Chris Scott fill in. Expect a heavy dose of running all night long.

Reaves vs Whitaker - Which running back will claim a roster spot? I wouldn't mind the Panthers sitting Williams and Stewart the entire game, just let the young guys compete for the job.

Bene Benwikere - Bene got lead nickel snaps in practice, has Godfrey been supplanted?

 

 

I will have my usual exclusive photos and observations this weekend and on Monday.

 

 


Throwback Thursday.....

Yesterday, 04:39 PM

Lets hear your thoughts on this.

 

 

2007

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My last shot of Steve Smith as a Panther....

Yesterday, 04:00 PM

 

 

 

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WIll be strange shooting him in purple this year.


Possible DE Trade?

20 August 2014 - 08:25 AM

FACT : The Panthers have what probably is the deepest group of Defensive Ends in the entire NFL.

 

 

When NFL teams look for valuable trades, they first look to teams that have talent to spare in the position of need. We all know this, it is obvious. The Panthers have 3rd string defensive ends that would be definite second string or possibly even situational first string players around the NFL.

 

 

Here are the locks to make the team, in order of skill level:

 

Charles Johnson

Greg Hardy

Kony Ealy

Frank Alexander (after 4 game suspension)

Mario Addison

Wes Horton

 

Listed are 6 defensive ends that belong on NFL rosters. However, there is probably only room for 5 on the 53 man roster.

 

I smell a trade.

 

Gettleman just showed us last night with Kenjon Barner he has the inclination to get something for a player that would be otherwise cut. Smart, very smart.

 

So who is the odd man out?

 

Charles Johnson - nope

Greg Hardy - negative

Kony Ealy - not a chance

Frank Alexander.... maybe. Alexander has off field issues and was recently promoted by Ron Rivera as a "Camp MVP". All he needed was a dog or a little kid and he could have been on a morning car dealership commercial.

Mario Addison - Just signed an extension, unlikely

Wes Horton - hmmmmmmm

 

 

Wes Horton played 24 snaps against the Chiefs and did well. Rivera put him in with the first and second string. Odd for a guy that is not high on the depth chart.

 

Could it be that Gettleman and Rivera wanted scouts and GM's around the league to see Horton on film against legitimate offensive tackles? Very possible.

 

 

To summarize:

 

Lots of quality DE's.

Terrible OT depth.

Interesting playing time for Wes Horton....

 

 

Something may be going down.

 

 

 


Roster Projection - Preseason Week 3

20 August 2014 - 05:20 AM

It looks like I was wise to leave Kenjon Barner off of my roster last week. After speaking with Jonathan Jones on the Huddle Podcast last night, he almost has me convinced the Panthers keep Joe Webb, mainly as trade bait. Could be, but I'm not there yet.

 

 

QBs - 2

 

Cam Newton

Derek Anderson

 

No change here. Joe Webb could make the squad, but I still have doubts.

 

 

Recievers - 6

 

Kelvin Benjamin

Jericho Cotchery

Jason Avant

Brenton Bersin

Tavarres King

Philly Brown

 

No change here. Bersin solidified his position on Sunday night with a couple of great grabs, including a TD. Philly Brown is probably our new punt returner.

 

 

Tight Ends - 4

 

Greg Olsen

Ed Dickson

Richie Brockel

Brandon Williams

 

No change here. McNeil's is back at practice but will be one of the first cuts.

 

Running Backs - 4

 

Jonathan Stewart

Mike Tolbert

Deangelo Williams

Darrin Reaves

 

The Huddle is big on Fozzy Whitacker right now, and I am too, but I don't see him making the squad over Reaves just yet.

 

 

Offensive Line - 10

 

Nate Chandler

Trai Turner

Ryan Kalil

Amini Silatolu

Byron Bell

Garry Williams

Chris Scott

Brian Folkerts

Fernando Velasco

Andrew McDonald


No change here.... yet. Once other teams cuts happen there will be.

 

Defensive Line - 9

 

Charles Johnson

Star Lotulelei

Dwan Edwards

Greg Hardy

Kawaan Short

Colin Cole

Kony Ealy

Wes Horton

Mario Addison

 

I said last week that Wes Horton had been playing well, and low and behold he gets in reps with the first and second string. He looked solid again. Keep an eye on this kid.

 

Linebackers - 6

 

Luke Keuchly

Thomas Davis

AJ Klein

Chase Blackburn

Jason Williams

Ben Jacobs

 

No change, best in the NFL.....still.

 

Corners - 5

 

Antione Cason

Melvin White

Bene Benwikere

James Dockery

Josh Thomas

 

I now have Josh Thomas over Josh Norman. Norman's bone headed penalty drew the rage of coach Rivera. I like Josh Norman, but I feel like there is no more room in the Ron Rivera Doghouse for him. Sometimes players just can't get out of their own way. Norman can prove me wrong Friday night, and I hope he does.

 

 

Safeties - 4

 

Roman Harper

Thomas Decoud

Anderson Russell

Colin Jones

 

I now have Anderson Russell over Robert Lester. Lester has struggled as of late, but Russell is rising to the task. Keep a close eye on this competition Friday night. It is very fluid.

 

 

Place Kicker

Graham Gano

 

Punter

Brad Nortman

 

Long Snapper

JJ Jansen

 

Practice Squad

Marcus Lucas

Andrew Norwell

Carrington Byndom

 

Now that 10 players are allowed on the practice squad, I have a feeling a few more offensive line prospects from other teams may be on it.


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