Mike Goodson taking the ball on a hand-off.
During the Panthers team practices practically the only thing that can be heard is whistles and horns echoing off the field, or in some cases the coaches getting on the players during drills.
Last Tuesday morning was the exception, it was a awesome play by rookie Mike Goodson. Goodson left most of the players in awe with his speed. It was not a technical move he just stepped to the right followed by a quick cut up the field. But his speed on the play was the Panthers were looking for when they drafted him in the fourth round.
"He's got some jets, I know that," said quarterback Jake Delhomme
Goodson's speed has been on display since the Panthers' summer-school sessions opened last week. But this cut and run was as impressive a moment as you'll find in a practice where pads are absent, tackling is forbidden, contact is non-existent and instruction, rather than performance, is the highest priority.