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May 21, 2014

Panthers OT Byron Bell showing off his footwork

For a guy whose footwork has been questioned, Carolina Panthers left tackle Byron Bell showed off some nimble moves Wednesday at Bank of America Stadium.

Bell wasn't hitting a sled or running through bag drills. The 6-5, 340-pounder was dancing in the locker room to George Clinton's 1982 funk classic "Atomic Dog" in a 15-second Instagram video posted by Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart.

Bell was stepping along with linebacker Jason Williams in the clip. Near the end of the video, Stewart says, "Check the footwork," an apparent reference to the drumbeat surrounding Bell since he was tabbed the heir apparent at left tackle following Jordan Gross' retirement in February.

Bell will compete with Nate Chandler, the defensive tackle-turned-offensive lineman, for the job protecting Cam Newton's blind side.

General manager Dave Gettleman recently said too much is made of what Gettleman called "classic left tackle feet."

Gettleman is a former scout who dives into film study while scouting draft and free agent prospects. Bell may have given Gettleman something else to check out.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on May 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM | Permalink


Footwork looks good enough to shut down those speed rushers off the edge!

Posted by: Frank | May 21, 2014 1:37:28 PM

I think the Panthers are going to be ok on the o-line. This David Foucault could turn into something - and i think the Panthers had him in mind when they drafted Ealy instead of Morgan Moses in the second round

Posted by: Dom | May 21, 2014 2:06:50 PM

i'm feeling good now. thanks Joe.

Posted by: tony clifton | May 21, 2014 2:21:19 PM

Quit fooling around before you tear an ACL big fella'!

Posted by: YeahRight | May 21, 2014 2:30:16 PM

If he were that good he'd started in front of Gross.... just saying....

Posted by: DB | May 21, 2014 2:46:57 PM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | May 21, 2014 4:27:12 PM

he should practice saying "look out Cam!" while dancing.

Posted by: tony clifton | May 21, 2014 4:38:06 PM

I guess Byron Bell is a member of the Fraternity Omega Psi Phi. This is one of their line dances.

Posted by: John Moore | May 21, 2014 7:27:41 PM

Yes, he is frat.

Posted by: CatFan | May 22, 2014 8:55:29 AM

DB-Dumbest statement I've seen on here in a while.

Posted by: Panthersfans | May 22, 2014 9:42:43 PM

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