Oct 24, 2010; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver David Gettis (12) in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium. Panthers won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

The Long Awaited Return of David Gettis


This Monday, David Gettis will be able to participate in a full practice, a feat that he hasn’t accomplished since last season’s training camp. David Gettis has been out for fourteen months with a tear in his left anterior cruciate ligament. Because of this injury Gettis was ineligible to play the entirety of the 2011 season, and the first five and a few more games of this season. The Official Carolina Panthers website reported that, “Once Gettis practices; the Panthers have three weeks to decide whether to place him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the season.”

To me this news is very exciting, and should be to any Panther fan out there. If you don’t remember David Gettis, he was a very productive wide receiver, who last played on the field in 2010. He was drafted as the 198thpick in the 2010 draft out of Baylor. He ended the season as a starter, the second wide reciever under our then, and current number one receiver, Steve Smith. He ended the season with thirty seven receptions for five hundred and eight yards. He also caught three touchdowns during that season, which lead the team that year.

Nov, 21, 2010; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver David Gettis (12) scores on a 88 yard touchdown play in the 4th quarter. The Ravens defeated the Panthers 37-13 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

If you remember, 2010 was the year when the Panthers transitioned between Jimmy Clausen and Matt Moore as our starting Quarterback, so those are very impressive stats for a rookie on a team with terrible Quarterback play.

David Gettis will be more than welcome in our already stellar receiving unit which boasts big names like Steve Smith, Greg Olsen, and Brandon LaFell. I’ll leave this piece with a quote that came from an interview with Gettis from the official Panthers site, “I’ve done a lot of game-type situations, running routes where you feel like you’re actually in the game. Obviously, that’s not actually a game. It’s going to be different when you’re actually out there for real, but I think I’m going to be fine.” To me, that’s the best news I’ve heard during this seemingly long bye week.

I acquired Gettis’s stats from http://www.nfl.com/player/davidgettis/497290/profile

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  • pantherINSIDER

    Excited about his return !!!

    I just dont want to lose murphy though, Cam never looks for murphy, tha dude is a baller! !

    • Trevor

      the real problem is we need a receiver who can fly. Smith is quick but safeties can keep up with him long enough for cam to be pressured, and same goes with the other receivers. What the panthers really need is a mike Wallace speed receiver

  • Mike Sizzy

    I think they still gonna suck add another player aint got nuttin to do with play calling Murphy and Pilares are good targets as well but becuz of bad play calling they don’t get a chance to shine. Hope we figured it out over the bye week

    • pantherINSIDER

      They need to go back to a two tightend set and lose that read option garbage!

      So clear to everyone but the coaching staff .

      Murphy and edwards and pilares taking turns in the slot,
      and goodness sake bust that 90 million dollar backfield up !

      Coaching is gonna have to do a about face for me to get back on the rivera wagon! !

  • Tony Cardwell

    @1bd2d6213347f34187554a9626409f75:disqus
    I feel the same way about the play calling. I hate that they have surrounded Cam with recievers who can make plays but they dont use them. I’m actually writing an article about called Ron Rivera and the case of the unused recieving unit, check it out when it gets published. But having Gettis back is still exciting to me.