Monday, August 29, 2011

On cuts and the Carolina Panthers' offensive line

The Panthers start trimming the roster this week, ultimately getting down to 53 players shortly after their final preseason game Thursday at home against Pittsburgh. (The Panthers have until Saturday to make the cuts, although they may well do some of them Friday).

Here's beat writer Joe Person's take on what the final cuts will look like.

My most recent Panthers' column focused on the offensive line -- reputed to be a strength but instead a weakness in the past two preseason games.

For the story, I interviewed center Ryan Kalil and tackle Jeff Otah, who hasn't played in a real game since Dec. 2009 but is expected (maybe) back this week. I also asked a question or two of left tackle Jordan Gross and coach Ron Rivera in a group interview setting. No one had a definite answer as to what was wrong, but they all know it's got to be fixed, and quick.

Meanwhile, it's a busy week for Bank of America Stadium, which hosts a Panthers game Thursday night and then South Carolina vs. East Carolina on Saturday night.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You really an idiot like they say. Just what is your agenda and why?

Anonymous said...

Anon: please get back on your meds.

Anonymous said...

huh?

Anonymous said...

The OL is the best part of the team by far with the RBs.

Anonymous said...

George Seifert and Chris Weinke are going to be laughing all year while watching the Panthers go winless with peanut haid scam newton at qb

Anonymous said...

anywon who say cam is not gon be the best is only hateing him becase hes black

lambonis said...

Time will tell if Cam pans out, don't turn this into a race thing. The man holds the most important job in all of professional sports, if he succeeds, which being a Panther fan, I hope he does, then he succeeds. If he fails, it won't be because he's black. Only 32 men in the world get to call themselves a starting QB in the NFL, which is a pretty hard feat in my book. It takes a special person to be one of those 32, it's not for everyone. Turning it into a race thing, along with all the misspelling and jibberish that you just typed up makes you sound like a complete fool.

Anonymous said...

Newton blows like Irene. No good.

Anonymous said...

good grief...can we all just give Cam a chance to play through a few games? I remember how bad Elway looked his first year or two...and the offensive line is the most over-rated portion of our team. by FAR.

Anonymous said...

Note to Cam-

When you make a bad play, AGAIN, STOP WITH THE JOOYUS PEPPERS GRIN. -- It is retarded looking.

When you sit on the bench, STOP putting that towel over your head, it looks like an empty cotton sack that needs filling.

On the plus side, thanks for not dressiing like a thug after games when being interviewed. It helps us overlook your incessanr apologies for 3rd and longs.