For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the Panthers will close out the season against the division rival Saints, and the only thing on the line for either club is to finish on a positive note. Carolina desperately wants to surpass last year’s win total while New Orleans, disappointed that they will miss the postseason for the first time since 2008, is looking to go 8-8.
Despite their win over the Redskins, the Panthers took their lumps last Sunday which included kick return specialist Kealoha Pilares being lost for the season. Once again it is next man up and this time it is David Gettis who will see his first regular season action since 2010.
Yesterday seemed like a normal Monday. The slow, dragging morning, the stark pain of waking up and returning to work, and the long drawn-out afternoon until it’s finally time to go home and unwind. Well, yesterday the Carolina Panthers added a little extra incentive to get home faster and read up on all the news. The Panthers, who have never been a team to make too many off-season trades and acquisitions, made not one but two trades yesterday.
A little bit of a stir was caused this week when wide receiver Plaxico Burress said that he would be interested in playing with the Carolina Panthers. It seems like every off-season a free agent in the wide receiver pool emerges as a name of interest for the Panthers, and why should this year be any different. With that being said, let’s look at some of the Panthers’ possible post-draft moves.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2012 NFL Draft, let’s try to answer the 5 most important questions surrounding this years new talent.
Mac Attack 4/30: Ourlads.com NFL scout calls in to talk about the Panthers draft choices, how he would deal with Beason and Kuechly’s positions, how effective Joe Adams will be as a punt returner, and if Armanti Edwards will make the 53 man roster.