Josh Norman, the rookie cornerback out of Coastal Carolina, lined up with the starters Tuesday at Carolina's practice. Captain Munnerlyn, who has been the starter opposite Chris Gamble, moved to the nickel.
His instincts and cover skills are impressive. He intercepted four passes. After one pick, he ran past the offense, which was standing in a line at midfield, and spun the ball like Steve Smith.
--- Bovada released its NFL MVP odds. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the favorite at 11-2. Tim Tebow is 100-1.
Cam Newton and two other quarterbacks, Tony Romo and Matt Ryan, are tied for 11th at 22-1.
--- Who reaches up with one hand and makes a catch without even considering breaking stride? Greg Olsen.
-- Which quarterback runs with glee and abandon? You got it. Derek Anderson. He scrambles up the middle, cuts left and slides out of bounds before mean defenders can get him. In a high voice he yells, "Ha! Ha! Ha!" And he jogs in a happy little circle.
-- Offense and defense are officially sick of each other. Louis Murphy beats two defenders to grab a pass before stepping out of bounds and spikes the ball as if he won something.
-- Restaurants have a catch of the day and so do I.
Today's winner is Lamont Bryant. Pass goes to left corner of the end zone and Bryant, a 6-5 rookie out of Morgan State, reaches over 5-10 Darius Butler and grabs the ball. Butler emphatically waves his arms, indicating Bryant was out of bounds. Looked good to me. And to Steve Smith. "Nice catch, Lamont," Smith says.
Cam Newton is on the cover of the GQ Magazine that will be sold in Charlotte. Be interesting to see fans -- for whom dressing up is deciding which Panther jersey or T-shirt to wear -- line up to buy the men's fashion magazine.