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.
Injuries should not play a major part in the final meeting of the year between the Buccaneers and Panthers this Sunday at Bank of American Stadium as only one player is listed as out. However, the Buccaneers have a concern at guard with starter Jamon Meredith hobbled with an ankle injury.
Jeremy Bridges has yet to play a game this season but Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera believes he is exactly the right man to plug at least one hole in a porous offensive line. If the name sounds familiar, Bridges was a member of the Panthers from 2006-08 and if he is good to go, he could slide right in as a starter.
Cam Newton may have caught a break when he faces the Broncos this Sunday as starting cornerback Tracy Porter will miss his fourth straight game due to an illness. The Panthers may have to open up the playbook to keep pace with Denver QB Peyton Manning and Newton could take advantage of Porter’s absence.
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.
The Carolina Panthers flashed back to a year ago to do something had not done in 2012 and that was put together a complete game from start to finish. The Washington Redskins were flat and Ron Rivera’s team took advantage at every opportunity to pick up just their second win in eight tries.
Cam Newton wants to add a suggestion box somewhere at Bank of America Stadium so the powers that be will listen to some of his ideas. The best spot might be next to his locker where his teammates can suggest he stop complaining before everyone begins to tune him out.
I firmly believe the Panthers win over the Saints was one the team had to have. Many of you disagreed on air but my feelings were backed up in that locker room. Jordan Gross called it “a must win” because you cannot start 0-2 overall or 0-2 in your division and make the playoffs in 2012
The Drive Tuesday 8-28-12-Panthers offensive linemen Jordan Gross joins The Drive to talk about how the O-Line is coming together, if DE Thomas Kaiser will be making the 53 man roster, and we get his team that he wants to beat more than any other this year.
The Drive Wednesday 8-8-12- Jordan Gross and Ryan Kalil talk about the chemistry that is forming in camp, Ryan takes takes about his full page ad in the Charlotte Observer and they talk about Cam’s progress in his first camp.