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Preseason Primer - Texans at Panthers
Saturday August 11
Bank of America Stadium
Last game Dec18, 2011 Panthers won easily 28-13
Things to watch:
Captain Munnerlyn: Much like Chris Gamble last off season, taking a lot of heat from fans on poor play. Gamble stepped up, will Captain?
Amini Silatolu: Currently the only starting rookie on the depth chart (Although I suspect Luke Kuechly will start come game time). It is possible he could single handedly improve our run game a great deal.
Armanti Edwards: Having the best camp of his career. Will it translate when it counts, or is he a practice player?
Joe Adams: Could overtake Armanti's punt return duties quickly with a couple of good runbacks.
Battle of Kickers: If Mare misses field goals he may not make it through the preseason. Panthers have been impressed with Medlock.
Defensive Tackles: Starting jobs here are still up for grabs. McClain and Edwards are listed as the starters, but that may not be the case come the regular season.
The home crowd: Following the largest fan fest turnout since 1996, will Bank of America stadium be rocking in the preseason?
Panthers Depth Chart as of 8/8 WR Steve Smith David Gettis Seyi Ajirotutu Darvin Adams LT Jordan Gross Garry Williams Lee Ziemba LG Amini Silatolu Jeff Byers Roger Allen Will Blackwell C Ryan Kalil Mike Pollak Zack Williams RG Geoff Hangartner Bryant Browning RT Byron Bell Bruce Campbell Matt Reynolds TE Greg Olsen Gary Barnidge Ben Hartsock Richie Brockel WR Brandon LaFell Armanti Edwards Kealoha Pilares Rico Wallace QB Cam Newton Derek Anderson Jimmy Clausen FB Mike Tolbert Richie Brockel RB DeAngelo Williams Jonathan Stewart Josh Vaughan Tauren Poole LDE Greg Hardy Eric Norwood Frank Alexander Thomas Keiser DT Terrell McClain Andre Neblett Ogemdi Nwagbuo Nate Chandler NT Ron Edwards Sione Fua Frank Kearse RDE Charles Johnson Antwan Applewhite Ryan Van Bergen SLB James Anderson Jason Williams MLB Jon Beason Jason Phillips Kenny Onatolu David Nixon WLB Thomas Davis Luke Kuechly Jason Phillips Kion Wilson LCB Chris Gamble Darius Butler Brandon Hogan Josh Thomas RCB Captain Munnerlyn R.J. Stanford Josh Norman Nate Ness SS Charles Godfrey Jonathan Nelson Reggie Smith D.J. Campbell FS Sherrod Martin Haruki Nakamura Jordan Pugh
Texans Depth chart as of 8/8 WR1 Andre Johnson Keshawn Martin Lestar Jean Juaquin Iglesias
Jerrell Jackson LT Duane Brown Andrew Gardner Nathan Menkin LG Wade Smith Kasey Studdard Cody White C Chris Myers Ben Jones Cody Wallace Thomas Austin RG Antoine Caldwell Brandon Brooks Shelley Smith RT Rashad Butler Derek Newton Nick Mondek TE Owen Daniels Garrett Graham Logan Brock Phillip Supernaw WR2 Kevin Walter Bryant Johnson DeVier Posey Jeff Maehl
Mario Louis QB Matt Schaub T.J. Yates John Beck Case Keenum RB Arian Foster Ben Tate Justin Forsett Jonathan Grimes
Davin Meggett FB James Casey Derrell Smith Moran Norris DE J.J. Watt Tim Jamison Mitch King David Hunter DT Shaun Cody Earl Mitchell Ra'Shon Harris Hebron Fangupo DE Antonio Smith Jared Crick Keith Browner SLB Brooks Reed Bryan Braman Jesse Nading D.J. Bryant ILB Brian Cushing Mister Alexander Keyaron Fox Greg Williams ILB Bradie James Tim Dobbins Shawn Loiseau Darryl Sharpton WLB Connor Barwin Whitney Mercilus Rennie Moore Delano Johnson LCB Kareem Jackson Alan Ball Sherrick McManis Brandon Harris RCB Johnathan Joseph Brice McCain Roc Carmichael Torri Williams SS Danieal Manning Quintin Demps Eddie Pleasant FS Glover Quin Troy Nolan Shiloh Keo
What are Texans fans saying?
The worst thing is when Cam just runs 10 yards and lays down so we got like no hits on him at all. It's hard to stop that when you cannot hit him. The way you stop a running QB is to make him scared to run it a lot.
Upsets will happen, no doubt, but losses to the Panthers & Colts was inexcusable IMO. Cam is a very good qb, but good teams put bad teams away regardless of officials making a couple of bad calls. Don't leave it in the officials hands & there won't be an issue. Just saying...