Benjamin Fired Up in First Start with Newton
Though he didn’t match the spectacular grab he pulled in against the Bills last week, first-round receiver Kelvin Benjamin showed on just two plays the sort of skills that could see him make an immediate impact. Benjamin’s biggest attributes are his size and strength which he put to good use last night beating a physical corner in Steve Smith on in-breaking routes for each of his catches. The opportunities will be there for Benjamin to contribute and he has certainly shown the ability in the first two weeks of preseason to make plays against man coverage. His apparent strength on post and dig routes fits well with Cam Newton’s passing profile from last year and Panthers fans will be eager to see these two form a productive pairing right away.
Yea fug you Steve Smith for trading yourself to the Chiefs to try and sabotage our plans