Steve Smith will likely eclipse Muhsin Muhammad's all time receiver record early this year. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
While I was perusing the Carolina Panthers all time records I noticed that we have a chance for three of our players to take significant places in team history, and all three are likely to happen this year.
So, for a little pre-season fun I'd like you all to guess which game and quarter the following records will be broken during the 2011 season. If you don't think the player will hit that mark you can also say 'they wont make it'. As always we'll give some kudos and a shout out to those who get the closest to the mark for these records.
After the jump we'll look at the players and the records in depth
Steve Smith needs 372 yards to eclipse Muhsin Muhammad as the Panthers' all time leading receiver
- This one should happen in the first third of the season as Smitty rightfully takes his place as the all time leading receiver for the Carolina Panthers. Yes, the offensive system will take some getting used to, but at this point his biggest enemy is the QB play and if Cam Newton can keep up his deep pass accuracy then this one should happen sooner, rather than later.
When will Steve Smith break the record? (Game and quarter)
Chris Gamble needs 2 INTs to best Eric Davis as the Panthers' all time leader in interceptions
- Gamble has been sidelined with an illness thus far in training camp, but there's little doubt he'll be the #1 CB when the season opens. That being said, Gamble didn't manage a single INT in 2010 despite starting 10 games... this one is anyone's guess.
When will Chris Gamble break the record? (Game and quarter)
- Stewart has made a big impact in a short time for the Carolina Panthers and needs just 598 yards to make Double Trouble #1 and #2 on the all time list. Depending on how the carries as split Stewart should get this in 2011 also, but it's tough to know when
When will Jonathan Stewart move into #2? (Game and quarter)
Have fun folks... let the guessing begin!