Kuechly Upholding Rookie Traditions at OTAs

May 12, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) stretches during the afternoon workout session at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

I always love to see the rookies upholding the Panther tradition of carrying the veterans' pads and helmets to and from practice, especially the first round picks like LB Luke Kuechly:

"It hasn't been too bad. It's my job," Kuechly said. "You've got to come in and you've got to take care of them...You've got to earn the respect. It's not like they're going to give it to you," Kuechly said. "For me it's just come out and learn as much as you can and watch as much as you can because all the guys that are in there right now know what they're doing."

He has the right attitude which is a big reason why he's in a Panther uniform right now. No sense of entitlement like some highly drafted rookies we've seen enter the NFL lately [cough] Dez Bryant! [cough]. Some of the other rookie traditions we should see this fall for those unfamiliar:

  • Rookies in costumes visiting kids in local hospitals
  • Rookies singing, dancing or entertaining in some fashion during team meals
  • Last day of camp at Wofford someone usually gets taped to a goal post.

My money is on Joe Adams getting taped this year. They usually pick a little guy but I have seen two taped together at one time as well. We shall keep an eye on all of this and post pictures if and when we get them so we can laugh at our future stars!

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