Charles Chandler with Charlotte.com gave an earnest approach to predicting the Panthers defensive depth chart based on the draft and recent signings. His prediction makes me kind of wonder how long he has been watching these Panthers.
DT -- Maake Kemoeatu, Ian Scott, Nick Hayden
DT -- Damione Lewis, Darwin
DE -- Julius Peppers,
DE -- Charles Johnson, Tyler Brayton, Hilee Taylor
MLB -- Jon Beason, Dan Connor, Landon Johnson, Adam Seward
SLB -- Thomas Davis, Adam Seward, James Anderson, Tim Shaw
WLB -- Landon Johnson, Na'il Diggs, Dan Connor
CB -- Ken Lucas, Richard Marshall
CB -- Chris Gamble, Ricardo Colclough, Dante Wesley
SS -- Chris Harris, Nate Salley
FS -- Charles Godfrey, Terrence Holt
If there is one tag that fits Hurney and Fox it’s this: conservative.
They will always give the nod to the veteran player. For instance, I don’t think there is any way Charles Godfrey starts over Terrence Holt in game one. I also expect Na’il Diggs to start over Landon Johnson. Again it’s only because Fox is smart in giving the nod to the veteran player. He has the reputation of supporting veterans even though he may not have reason too. Many veterans have expressed this quality as a reason players like to play for John Fox. He is a players coach so to speak.