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How "Linsanity" can come to Carolina: The hidden gems on our bench

If you have watched anything ESPN related lately, you have seen how "Linsanity" has dominated the headlines. It really shows you the void left in the sporting world as a result of the football season ending. Despite the over-exposure, I must admit that it is a pretty cool story because it is the story of an underdog. Jeremy Lin is a guy who was buried on the bench and made the most of a single opportunity. This no name guy is coming out torching teams and producing wins when the "superstars" on the team could not do it. His rise to success got me thinking, is there anyone buried on the Panther's bench that would take the world by storm if just given an opportunity? To me that person is our very own flying Hawaiian, say aloha again to Kealoha Pilares.

Kealoha Pilares 1st Preseason NFL Touchdown (via planetxseo)



Kealoha Pilares - First NFL Touchdown - 101 Yard Kickoff Return (via xMcBeastie)


I admittedly don't have a lot to go on. Most everyone remembers the touchdown he scored down the sideline during the preseason. I know it was the preseason, but the glimpse was enough for me to want to see more. His running style has a sense of aggressiveness, agility, and speed that strikes you as soon you see it. We've seen some promising things athletically from him in the return game as well, similar to how another special Panther receiver started his career. The issue however is just not only in him being buried on the WR depth chart, but also the fact that we use a lot of 2 TE sets. This obviously has limited our use of three and four receiver sets where we could get him on the field. He paid his dues riding the pine his rookie season. It may be a while before we see him, but I just have a feeling that if he ever gets an opportunity, he could set the league on fire. But as always, what I really want to know is: What do you guys and gals think?

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