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November 24, 2012

Garry Williams to get the start at right guard vs. Eagles

After four less-than-successful weeks with Jeff Byers starting at right guard, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday the team will start Garry Williams for Monday night's game against Philadelphia.

Williams relieved Byers early in last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, and he will get his second start at right guard this season and third overall this year.

Recently acquired guard Jeremy Bridges will be Williams' immediate backup while Byers will be the third option at right guard.

The offensive line has been fluid since Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil went out for the season with a broken foot in Week 5. In the past four weeks, quarterback Cam Newton has been sacked 11 times, including a season-high seven against Denver.

--Jonathan Jones


Posted by Observer Sports on November 24, 2012 at 01:15 PM | Permalink


Yawn...Yawn. With a 2-8 record does it even matter? I mean at this point the waterboy could play right guard.This team has been a huge dissappointment for this city. RG3, ANDREW LUCK AND RUSSEL WILSON ALL HAVE BETTER RECORDS THAN NEWTON HAS THIS YEAR AND EVEN LAST YEAR.NEWTON HAS NEVER HAD A WINNING RECORD IN THE NFL!

Posted by: KENJ | Nov 24, 2012 2:13:13 PM

In case you haven't noticed the Newton hating stopped last year, find someone new to hate, you're just making yourself look silly.

Posted by: Kenny | Nov 24, 2012 2:41:26 PM

Better yet, find another team to pull for. Any fan with football sense knows that it's not all about a record. Didn't Cam just beat RG3??? Yes the QB is the most important position, but he can't do it alone.

Posted by: Ronnie | Nov 24, 2012 3:39:05 PM

Garry Williams is starting? He should have been released a month ago! He is horrible!

Posted by: joe cool | Nov 24, 2012 4:35:54 PM

Kenj, you're an idiot. Go watch something else.

Posted by: John | Nov 24, 2012 5:07:14 PM

When Bridges gets in football shape he will start. Hurney made some stupid decisions. Instead of signing Stew and Tolbert he should have resigned Wharton and/or signed another veteran right guard/tackle. An offense is only as good as it's offensive line (Bears and Eagles are examples of putting the money in the wrong positions). You can have pro bowl caliber players at QB, WR, TE, and RB but if you have a bad OL it won't matter.

Posted by: Michael | Nov 25, 2012 7:41:01 AM

The panthers o-line should be watching the Bucs-Falcons game and look at all the time they give their QB Freeman to throw.

Posted by: Jack | Nov 25, 2012 2:00:23 PM

Here's one to think about. Start Derek Anderson at QB, but leave Cam in as a running back since he seems to be the best rusher on this team anyway.

Posted by: Joeh | Nov 26, 2012 7:08:00 PM

Any team that loses the opening coin toss 11 straight times is just plain snake bit.

Posted by: Joeh | Nov 26, 2012 8:49:00 PM

I agree Cam should be a running back--he would really be great. He needs to stop wanting to be Michael Vick or Superman and be a real famous RB.

Posted by: Jim1 | Nov 27, 2012 1:15:05 PM

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