Mac Attack 04/23/13:Carolina Panther Jordan Gross joined the guys to discuss the draft on Thursday, the upcoming season, his future as a Panther, and his great kickball charity event this Saturday.
This week on WFNZ’s “The Drive,” Marc James and Taylor Zarzour talked with co-host Steve Smith and Panthers LT Jordan Gross about the upcoming NFL Draft and how QB Cam Newton will improve his leadership skills in his third season.
Panther’s Jordan Gross: “For The Panthers To Be Good Long Term We Need 1 Or 2 More Tackles Right Now”
The Drive Wednesday 4-17-13 – Jordan Gross the Pro Bowl lineman for the Carolina Panthers joins the guys live from Time Warner Cable Arena to talk about the outlook for the Panthers this off-season, the restructuring of Jordan’s contract, plus we take your phone calls and questions for Jordan.
Colin Hoggard from the Mac Attack joins Lewis to talk about the Panthers off season. They discuss the Dave Gettleman hire, draft needs, Jordan Gross and Ron Rivera. It’s an important time for Panthers. Find out what steps Lewis and Colin think Dave Gettleman should make to bring playoff football back to Carolina.
Mac Attack 1/16/13: Carolina Panther Jordan Gross joined Mac to discuss his take on the season, Ron Rivera being retained, and the team going forward
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.
Maybe it is a case of losing teams not getting any respect, but it is hard to believe that the Panthers did not have anyone good enough to be selected to the Pro Bowl. It has been three years since that happened although there is still a possibility that one or more could get in as alternates with Luke Kuechly’s name at the top of the list.
Defense has not been a trademark of the 2012 Raiders, having given up 402 points in 14 games, so it will be no surprise if they add to that inflated number this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour has somehow stayed on the active roster all season, despite missing the last six contests, and he will be out again when his team tries to slow down the recharged Panthers.
The Panthers have had their fair share of injuries this season, so once again they have to reach into their bag of reserves and pluck out second-year tackle Sione Fua to take over for Ron Edwards, who is gone for the season with a dislocated elbow. Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams is getting the reps while Jonathan Stewart nurses his second high ankle injury of the year.
If the Panthers are to get their third win of the season this may be the weekend to do it even though they will be playing on the road. The Eagles are arguably the worst team in the league and things don’t get any better for them with two of their offensive stars sitting this one out.