The Carolina Panthers began their Off-season Training Activities (OTA’s) Wednesday morning in
Here’s what John Fox had to say about the value of OTA’s :
"It gives us a chance to be on the field, coaching and getting to find out about our players," head coach John Fox said on May 13. "That can't be in pads, but (the summer school sessions) do help prepare you for training camp."
Sounds exciting. Hey John, how’s that offensive line adjusting to the changes? How’d Jarrett do in the classroom drills? (Silence) Ok…tell me about Jake’s elbow yet again.
Sounds great, Jake should be ready to go in July. I've stopped worrying about it. Hey Marty, any more roster changes coming up?
Delhomme participated in team drills on the opening day of the team's optional workouts. Delhomme threw about 40 passes, up from the 34 he threw in individual drills during April's minicamp.
The Panthers are "standing pat," according to Hurney, on making any roster moves now. Hurney said the team isn’t interested in defensive end Erasmus James, who was recently cut by the Minnesota Vikings. James, 25, is a former first-round pick whose career has been marred by injuries. -- David Scott
Hurney may not make any changes soon but I can’t imagine there won't be additional moves leading up to TC.
At 25 somebody will take a chance on Erasmus James if he can prove he’s healthy. I agree though he’s not a fit for the Panthers at this point. You never know though, if no one else can get the job done he could end up a Panther later.
It is still early in OTA’s so I will restrain from further critique as more tasty information may be forthcoming. I obviously get frustrated with the lack of more ‘behind the scenes’, juicy information about these team activities. I’m not asking for new plays, formations or blitz packages. I would be happy with comments about team chemistry, player conditioning and depth chart changes. It’s too early to expect much but come on, Panther fans are dying for any glimmer of a pending playoff run. We want to believe very badly that things will come together this season that could be magical but so much hinges on a lot of assumptions. We need details!…please.