We should know later today if the Carolina Panthers have decided to place Mike Goodson on IR, ending his season and effectively shutting him down following a typically minor hamstring injury. For Panthers fans the lack of seeing Goodson playing has been a rather frustrating one, especially based on his impressive performances last season in small amounts of time.
This season we've learned that the fastest way to get on the wrong side of this coaching staff is to make dumb mental mistakes, or turn the ball over- the latter of which Goodson has struggled with throughout his career. It's easy to forget about how much he puts the ball on the ground, but we're talking over 10 times more often than DeAngelo Williams does, this has made Goodson untrustworthy in the eyes of the coaches, but it's likely there's something more to it. It wasn't long ago Goodson's fumblitis was the source of good hearted ridicule in Panthers camp, but it seems to have morphed into something more.
I, for one thought that Goodson would have a far bigger role in the offense than he has, in a lot of ways I thought he could become our Darren Sproles, but to no avail. As it stands Goodson appears to be on his way out of 2011, and could be on his way out of the Panthers too.
What do you think Panthers fans? If the team puts Goodson on IR today is it a necessary evil, or a wasted opportunity?