A quick look at Carolina's first practice Monday:
There was shade, there was a breeze, life was good. There wasn't shade on the field. There was shade on the side, where the media stood. It can't always be about the players.
Almost saw a fight. Rashawn Jackson, a rookie fullback out of Virginia, and Sean Ware, a rookie linebacker out of New Hampshire, pushed and shoved during a scrimmage and then -- and then it ended. The altercation is believed to be the first in Panther history that involved a player from New Hampshire.
Marcus Hudson, the new special teams specialist, sprinted to prevent a punt from bouncing into the end zone. He grabbed the ball in stride at the goal line and flipped it behind him. He turned to Wallace Wright, who trailed him on the play. Did he save it?
Not quite. The ball appeared to touch the goal line. Next time.
On successive plays, Jimmy Clausen hit Dante Rosario for a touchdown and then looked off running back Dantrell Savage in the flat and hit him in stride along the right side line.
On interesting matchup: DeAngelo Williams, who had split wide, working against Jon Beason. But the quarterback went elsewhere.
Prettiest pass of the day might have been Hunter Cantwell hitting rookie Brandon LaFell over the middle for a TD.