For most of us, our mouths are watering for training camp to get underway. For the next 41 days however, there will be very little news coming from the Carolina Panthers, as Wednesday was closing day of spring workouts or OTA’s.
To quote a line from a good song by The Steve Miller Band: “Time keeps on slippin’, into the future.”
But the time is drawing closer, with every passing day.
At the conclusion of OTA’s, many questions still remain unanswered.
Matt Moore looked shaky at times during practices, but he’s confident in his ability to fend off rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen.
Perhaps the biggest question will be at the linebacker position, with the loss of Thomas Davis, who re-injured the same ACL he had repaired during the offseason.
The Panthers have contemplated making a big change at the position, playing Jon Beason at the WIL position, and putting third-year veteran Dan Connor at middle linebacker.
Their other option would be to keep Beason at MIKE and play Jamar Williams at WIL.
Either way, I feel fairly comfortable given the amount of time between now and the regular season, to get figure out a solution to that question.
One position that has received very little discussion, is at fullback. I oft wonder if most fans realize that the Panthers have not one, but two fullbacks on the roster.
No, one is not named Brad Hoover. However, there is a lot of promise being shown by both second-year man Tony Fiammetta, and undrafted rookie signee, Rashawn Jackson.
Jackson had a couple hiccups while attending the University of Virginia, but seems to have his mind in a better state, thus he was working hard during OTA’s, to hopefully remain on the roster come September 12 of the regular season.