Carolina Panthers retool offensive line in preparation for the Chicago Bears

"And ill be waiting for you, Shooter, in the parking lot!" - Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Plug = pulled.

As the Carolina Panthers brace themselves to face of the league's most talented pass rushes, Ron Rivera has retooled the offensive line after a performance last week that caused Cam Newton to be hurried for much of the day.

The plug has been pulled on the Garry Williams experiment, with Byron Bell kicking outside again and starting at right tackle, this from Joe Person. Playing Bell at right guard was an somewhat-expected failure. In watching him play he extends too much, and plays too upright to be a long-term offensive guard, but has the necessary skill to play offensive tackle.

Rotoworld have taken Person's report one step further, saying that the Panthers practiced yesterday with Jeff Byers at right guard, removing Garry Williams from the starting lineup. It's here where one becomes easily frustrated. In Spartanburg we all noticed that Williams looked the weakest of the offensive linemen, in turn it was a surprise when he made the 53, and shocking when he was given the starting nod at right tackle.

At least they're trying something different-- time will tell whether it makes any impact.

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