Some interesting tweets out of Steve Reed today (which will be the only source of what I will be talking about), which negate some previous thoughts some of us had. Let's look at what's being said...
Ron Rivera said he still hasn't decided who will start at QB on Saturday.
Many people thought, because of a depth chart released earlier in the week (Did Reed make that Depth Chart? I'm unclear if it was released by the Panther organization), that Jimmy Clausen would be starting against the Giants. This is not the case. This shows that the QB position is close, and that though Newton might have talents beyond Clausen's, that Clausen is showing improvement from last year.
I would like to think that a few players would get upset if Newton does not start (a certain WR especially), but perhaps Clausen is the safe choice in ranking-meaningless preseason games.
(Following picture too great to not put in; though I truly hope Clausen can back up the team for a year or two, then trade off and be better somewhere else.)
WLB Thomas Davis missed Wednesday morning’s practice because he’s having his foot looked at by doctors, according to coach Ron Rivera.
Rivera said it’s unclear when the injury occurred.
The Panthers just gave Davis a five-year contract extension. Davis has missed the last 24 games with torn ACLs in the knee, but Rivera said this isn’t a knee issue.
In other news RG Geoff Schwartz could miss some practice time while waiting for inflammation in his hip to go down. He has a shot on Tuesday to help. Doctors determined there was no structural problem, but he will need some rest. Mackenzy Bernadeau will be working at his spot with the first team.
Oh boy. Not much more to be said here.
Armanti Edwards said the Panthers have five plays in for him at QB, but more will come as the season progresses.
Unleash the Tater package. I think this is some great, great news. This is going to be a COMPLETELY different offense from any other we've had in Charlotte. I'd love to see them try out all sorts of gadgets immediately, in the first and second preseason games, just to get the mistakes out of the system. Try anything, try everything. Then, go vanilla game 3 and 4, while practicing and perfecting (as near to perfection as the Panthers can get) the plays Chud will be setting in the game-time playbook.