Panthers training camp 2018: 8 questions following day 3 of practice The Panthers began training camp on Thursday. So far Youth Jarius Wright Jersey , it’s consisted of the usual things: players arriving in style, fans waiting patiently for autographs, and of course, practice. But with three days of practice under wrap, there’s still plenty of questions to be answered. How will Taylor Moton perform at right tackle?Daryl Williams went down in Saturday’s practice with a right knee injury. Since getting drafted in 2017 as a second round pick, Taylor Moton hasn’t actually started any games. Without knowing the severity yet of Williams injury, this might be the season Moton has to step up. Will Curtis Samuel truly be ready for the regular season?It was reported before camp that Samuel would be placed on the non-football injury active list after aggravating his surgically repairedankle following an injury in his rookie season. Supposedly, the Panthers are just doing this as a precautionary. But who’s to know if Samuel will truly be healed by the regular season? And if so, where will he fall in the depth chart?Does Julius Peppers still have it in him?Like Samuel, Peppers was reported before camp that he also did not pass his physical. He began camp on the active/physically unable to perform list. He underwent labrum repair in February. Marty Hurney says he’s not worried about Peppers health. However, at 38, how sure can we be that he’ll remain healthy? And if so, how much momentum can he continue to bring?Why was Rasheed Wallace at Wofford College on Day 1, in a Kansas City Chiefs jersey?Just, why?How will Shaq Thompson fill the void of Thomas Davis?Although Thomas Davis is able to practice in training camp and play during preseason Stitched Jarius Wright Jersey , Eric Washington is still without the linebacker for the first quarter of the season for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. Shaq Thompson will step up and fill in for Davis’s absence. Thompson has been limited the past three season. Is he ready for a starting role?Is Cam Newton a leg, thigh, or wing guy?On the first day of camp, a fan brought Bojangles chicken for Cam Newton. He celebrated by carrying the box back to his squad. But did he eat the leg, thigh, or wing? You can tell a lot by what part of the chicken a guy chooses to eat. Is D.J. Moore really the real deal?You never know what to expect out of someone their rookie season. With that being said, Moore has had a pretty solid outing at training camp so far. On Day 3, he out-maneuvered Dontae Jackson on an out & up. Interested to see if this momentum keeps up. Who was the media person drinking beer? And what kind?I’m personally a Blue Moon girl. Mike Shula was the Panthers offensive coordinator for five wildly inconsistent seasons. Even after an 11-5 season and postseason berth, Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney saw it fit to set their offensive coordinator free to find greener pastures. It didn’t take long for Don Shula’s son to find work, as he was quickly snatched up by his old boss Dave Gettleman, now the general manager of the New York Giants. This may surprise you, but Mike Shula’s offense hasn’t been good this season. The Giants rank 25th in the NFL in yards per game and 29th in scoring. Eli Manning is in the twilight of his career, but this is an offense rife with weapons. An offense with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard out wide with Evan Engram at tight end and Saquon Barkley in the backfield shouldn’t be a bottom ten offense, no matter the quarterback. But here we are. The Panthers will welcome those struggling Giants into Bank of America with open arms after back to back games against potent offenses. Eric Washington’s defense has come back down to Earth after a stellar Week 1 performance, ceding at least 6.5 yards per play in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 6 and 7 of the 2014 season. A similar performance against this Giants team is simply unacceptable. To ensure that doesn’t happen Youth Dontari Poe Jersey , here’s what the Panthers need to do:Tackle Saquon Barkley. The rookie has been the only light able to escape the Giants black hole of an offense. I’ll let these Tweets explain it for me.The second Tweet doesn’t account for Week 4, but the point remains the same. Barkley is difficult to tackle, and he has explosive potential both as a runner and a receiver. Devote as much attention as possible to Odell Beckham Jr. Sterling Shepard is a good young wide receiver, but he’s not Beckham. Beckham is a threat to take a simple crossing route or quick slant to the house on every play. It hasn’t happened yet this season, but we know the potential is there. Thankfully the Giants have shown little interest in throwing the ball down the field (Eli’s 6.3 air yards per attempt is the sixth lowest mark in the league), so this is more about swarming to OBJ and making the tackle once he has the ball rather than accounting for him deep. Get close to Eli Manning so he’ll sack himself. Eli has been sacked 15 times this season, fourth most in the NFL. The reasons for that are twofold. One, the Giants have a leaky offensive line; Football Outsiders has them ranked as the seventh worst pass blocking offensive line in the league. Compounding that problem is Manning’s propensity to sack himself. He’s like an anti-Cam Newton. If he sees a defender shed a block or feels a defender’s hand on his shoulder pads, he collapses into a puddle. It’s a prime opportunity for Efe Obada to build off Week 3’s breakout performance and for Mario Addison to continue adding sacks to his tally.The Panthers defense should be able to handle the Giants offense with relative ease. Their are fearsome play makers littered throughout the offense, but offensive line, quarterback, and offensive coordinator problems are hamstringing that talent. The Panthers catch a break with Evan Engram out for the contest with a knee injury, which makes an already juicy match-up even more enticing.
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