What To Watch For: Panthers vs. Chiefs Preseason Game #2
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Ron Rivera has called this the “dress rehearsal” preseason game. If that ends up being the case, it means they will game plan and the starters will play into the 3rd quarter.
Here is a list of who needs to do well in order for me to feel sane on Monday.
- Bell and Chandler need to pass the test. They will be attempting to block some of the best edge rushers in football in Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. And the 3-4 Defenses have given the Panthers fits in the past.
- Godfrey needs to step up. It seems like the Panthers want him to win the nickel corner job because of his experience. But, I have doubts about his ability to play that position. I need to see more out of him in coverage this week.
- Cam to Benjamin. We have heard about the connection between Cam and his schmoo. I want to see it for myself.
- Return Game. Football Outsiders ranks the KC special teams as the best in the NFL last year. Big test for a shaky return game.
- Defensive Line Depth. The 2nd wave of Defensive Linemen were great last week. Short, Ealy, Addison and Horton all made plays. Frank Alexander has had a great camp. These guys need to bring it Sunday night.