Mon. Sep 21st, 2020

Most under-the-radar training camp standout? 

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Most under-the-radar training camp standout? 

@Rdub24 _How is Chris Hogan doing in the offense? Haven’t heard anything about him all camp.

But isn’t that what Hogan does? He’s not a guy you’ll hear a lot about because that’s not his role. He was solid and dependable at camp. Which leads to …


@ATh2o88 Outside of Samuel and Moore Who is winning the #3 WR spot out of Wright, Smith, and Hogan?

It doesn’t matter who’s 1, 2, 3 – maybe 5 or 6 since those are deeper roster spots – but trying to figure out some sort of order is silly for an offense that hopes to spread the ball to as many targets as possible.


@nctroutslayer Our secondary was suspect last year. Your true feelings on it going into this season please.

On paper, the starting lineup looks better than it did a year ago. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned about depth.

At cornerback, Kevon Seymour started off camp strong, but he’s missed two weeks with a hamstring injury. Ross Cockrell has shown surprising versatility, and Javien Elliott could be an answer for the small nickel package, but things could get tricky if something happens to James Bradberry or Donte Jackson.

It’s a similar situation at safety. Rashaan Gaulden appears more comfortable at big nickel, so keeping Eric Reid and Tre Boston healthy could be vital.


Website submission from Andy in Sunrise, FL: Is it better to mash toppings into a burger (cheese, bacon, onions etc) or place them on top after grilling them?

I’m out for that mashing stuff. It grosses me out.


Website submission from Phil in Aberdeen, NC: Is it just me or has the larger football media ignored my Panthers?

Unless you sign an Odell Beckham Jr. or Antonio Brown, national media isn’t going to go gaga in the offseason over a team that finished under .500.

Rivera has used the word “relevant” for years now in the context of you’ll be relevant if you win games. Do that and get more headlines, airtime and reasons to be flexed into primetime.

Talking heads and predictions in the summer are fun but little more than filler to get us to, you know, actual games.


Website submission from Ray in Tega Cay, SC: Who are the four Super Bowl winners on the Panthers that Coach Rivera had stand up in team meeting in Training Camp Confidential #1? Can you include the team they won with?

There were actually five guys standing:

  • Hogan (2016 and 2018 Patriots)
  • Torrey Smith (2017 Eagles)
  • Bruce Irvin (2013 Seahawks)
  • Matt Paradis (2015 Broncos)

And Lorenzo Doss, who also won a ring with the 2015 Broncos after he made six appearances in the regular season.


@KiefW _Have any non-panthers you would want to do cart talk with?

That’s a long list, but here are three for starters: Jimmy Buffett, Usain Bolt, Quentin Tarantino.

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