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July 30, 2012

Panthers get their licks in for the first time

   Monday night was rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly's first practice in pads as a Carolina Panther but he already knew what to expect Tuesday morning.

   "That's football now. You're going to wake up and feel stuff in your neck and your shoulders you haven't felt in a while," Kuechly said.

    The Panthers had another long evening workout Monday, watched by receiver Steve Smith and linebacker Thomas Davis, who were given the night off. Davis was off as a precautionary measure, head coach Ron Rivera said while Smith, a 12-year veteran, was given a breather.

   The only injury Monday night appeared to be rookie cornerback Josh Norman, who left the field with his left thigh wrapped. Head coach Ron Rivera said he was optimistic Norman's hamstring injury isn't serious.

   The Panthers will take a training camp break from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon then get back to hitting.

   The Panthers are gradually layering in more offense and defense each day. Unlike a year ago when it was a cram course due to the lockout, this is more leisurely but still with an element of urgency.

   There's plenty still to be determined. Rivera said there's open competition for placekicker and punter. Veteran Olindo Mare handled all the field goal attempts Monday night and didn't miss.

   Free agent Jared Green made an impression Monday night with a long pass reception and by chasing down linebacker Jon Beason after he intercepted a pass. Seyi Ajirotutu has also flashed in the early workouts as the Panthers begin sorting through their receiver options.



Posted by Observer Sports on July 30, 2012 at 08:51 PM | Permalink


Get with 2012..MANY more Tweets DURING practice please! Play by play over Twitter and I bet you double your followers...

Posted by: BigSouth | Jul 30, 2012 9:38:44 PM

The entire Panther playbook does not need to be published on Twitter. Go to practice if you want a play by play. Go to the games to see how well they run the plays in practice.

Posted by: Nosebleed fan | Jul 30, 2012 9:56:02 PM

Go Panthers!!! As fans, we need to show more support and faith at games. That means buy tickets, and don't allow opposing fans to dominate our stadium. When our defense is on the field be LOUD, not just on third downs (be loud every damn down), and for the love of god shut up when our offense is on the field. Don't leave the game early if our team is down, because they might make a comeback and could use our help by making noise. You paid for the ticket, might as well enjoy the entire game. As fans, lets do our part to support the team 100%. GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!

Posted by: PanthersFan | Jul 30, 2012 10:06:07 PM

Agreed Nosebleed fan. Big South, so Twitter is "2012" huh? I'm proud to be from the past, then. Seriously, I love the Panthers, but I don't need to be updated every time Cam Newton blows his nose any more than I need to tell all my "followers" about my latest bowel movement.

Posted by: DB | Jul 30, 2012 10:24:11 PM

DB and Nosebleed, you 2 are why other teams fans call Panther fans inbred. You make absolutely zero sense. Posting that Jimmy Clausen got picked off by Jon Beason or that Jared Green just got a long touchdown pass from Cam has zero correlation with our playbook.

Read a book or something, I'm surprised you two even know how to type. Or know what a computer is.

Posted by: Legend | Jul 30, 2012 11:03:46 PM

Reading comprehension is your friend, Legend. In no way did I say this blog post had any correlation with the Panther playbook. Neither did Nosebleed. The point being made was about the previous poster's comment on how we need constant live updates from Panther practice on Twitter. Which we don't. Posts like these from the Observes are good enough for me. But maybe you'd like to hear about what Jon Beason had for dinner?

Posted by: DB | Jul 30, 2012 11:26:26 PM

Guys seriously if you don't want the play by play, just skip reading it on here and/or on Twitter, the reporters are just doing their jobs by putting this stuff on here.

For those of us who live out of state, this is actually appreciated - I am in ATL and it is nothing but Falcons stuff here, so I enjoy these. And I do attend all the home games so I am fortunate to see it in action but it is nice to know how the roster is shaping up. along the way in camp.

Posted by: manu4t | Jul 31, 2012 9:14:59 AM

Otah on his way back! Great(sarcasm)!

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Posted by: Don | Aug 1, 2012 10:22:30 PM

Reading comprehension is your friend, legend. I never said this blog have any correlation leopard script. No bleeding from the nose.

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