The Panthers ranked at the bottom of the NFL on special teams in 2009. Perhaps 2010 will tell a different story. We can only hope.
Panthers’ punt return-man Captain Munnerlyn, seemed to make progress towards the end of the season, both as a return man and at the corner position. Of course my idea of progress, is in comparison to how well I would do.
I’m not trying to slight Munnerlyn, which is why I’ve been given the responsibility of a laptop and website, and not the decision of an athlete’s career.
I’m not going to single out Munnerlyn, either. Mike Goodson made a little progress towards the end of 2009, as well.
Both Munnerlyn and Goodson will both benefit from a full offseason of training and conditioning.
In the meantime, the Panthers made a move today, signing the New York Jets’ Wallace Wright .
Wright fits the Panthers’ criteria, though. He’s 26, and he excelled on special teams for the Jets.
He’s played in 53 games, started in one, contributed 70 tackles on special teams, while also recording eight catches for 108 yards.
In 2009, Wright ranked third with the Jets, recording 22 special teams tackles in 16 games, contributing to the Jets’ run to the AFC Championship appearance.
Wright, a native of Fayettville, NC, attended Pine Forest high School. He was also a walk-on at the University of North Carolina.
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