Ted Ginn Jr.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
Two winning streaks went up against each other on Sunday, and one of them had to come to an end. When all was said and done, it was the longer win streak of the Carolina Panthers that carried on and the three-game streak of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came crashing to an end.
Ted Ginn Jr. is rejuvenating his career with the Carolina Panthers.
The Carolina Panthers had an impressive win on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, and while both sides of the field played exceptionally, it was the offense’s great defensive plays that was on showcase in the Dome.
The Last Word 3-27-2013 – James Dator, editor of SB Nation’s Cat Scratch Reader, joins Lewis to discuss the Panthers’ recent free agent signings and look ahead to the draft. How will D.J. Moore and Drayton Florence fit in the secondary? Will Ted Ginn improve the Panther’s underperforming special teams unit? Who would be an ideal fit in the draft?