2011 Panthers Player Season Recap - S Charles Godfrey

First off let me start by introducing myself; my name is Carrington Caul and I am a 21 year old future journalist. Now that we got that out of the way; as my first post on CSR will be a review of the 2011 season of S Charles Godfrey.

Let's start with his 2011 Season Stats:

GP

Tack

Solo

Ast

Sack

FF

FR

Yds

Int

Yds

AVG

LNG

TD

PD

STF

STFYDS

KB

14

84

66

18

1.0

1

0

0

2

20

15

21

0

7

0

1

0

Even after missing a couple of games with injuries (9/25 Jacksonville, 12/24 Tampa Bay) Godfrey finished the season second on the team in tackles and also tying his career high he set in 2011 with 84. I thought Godfrey was often one of the bright spots of the defense that left me hoarse during most of the games that I watched this season.

With a 8 game home-away split this season Godfrey seemed to be more effective on the road than at home including his 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and both interceptions. October was his best month defensively, collecting one of his two interceptions and finishing the month with 32 tackles. The most he had compared to any other month.

Godfrey’s numbers against the NFC South foes really stuck out. Godfrey collected NO sacks, forced fumbles, or INT’s. Going against Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Josh Freeman the defense has to cause enough pressure where they can force them into making mistakes which is easier said than done.

We've got more plus Godfrey's season highlights after the jump...

Godfrey_drills_a_packer_medium

Season Highlights: .

  • At Chicago (10/2): Finished with a team-high nine solo tackles and also an INT.
  • At Detroit (11/20): Picked off Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the end zone to stop a potential scoring drive.
  • At Indianapolis (11/27): Blitz produced a six-yard sack of Colts quarterback Curtis Painter and forced fumble on the same play.
  • At Tampa Bay (12/4): Led the Panthers with 11 tackles.

2012 Contract Status: Godfrey is scheduled to make $700,000 in 2012 with a $5+ million option, making his cap hit around $6.9 Mill

Nicknames: Charles Godfrey currently doesn’t have a nickname so if you want to create one for him leave it in the comments below.

Conclusion: Godfrey is a solid option as a starting safety. I think he’s underrated at his position, yet I don’t see him reaching 100 tackles or ever seeing more than 5 INT’s a season but he can be good in coverage and always seems to get to the ball and plays the run well. Hopefully new Secondary coach Wilks can come and rejuvenate the secondary and bring an aggressive play style. Panthers finished 24th in stopping the pass meaning they were better than eight teams and four of them were playoff teams while two of them were Super Bowl Champs New York Giants and Super Bowl losers New England Patriots

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker