Today the Carolina Panthers officially start their offseason workout schedule. Though today’s events are not exactly exciting, only voluntary exercises are starting today without the influence of Ron Rivera, Sean McDermott, or Mike Shula. It still is exciting to see the Panthers officially starting to build for the next season!
The workouts will consist of the players exercising with the Strength and Conditioning coaching staff headed up by Joe Kenn. Though the team was able to work out throughout the offseason, today marks the first time the team could work out as a team with the coaching staff available for the players various needs. This is the first time some of the players will be able to see each other in months, and I’m sure some of the new faces will right at home in the Panthers organization. Though this isn’t the first time that some of the Panthers will make an appearance at Bank of America stadium. Players like Jon Beason, Jordan Gross, and Ryan Kalil have been working tirelessly to get back into shape after their various injuries and surgeries they have experienced during last season.
Ryan Kalil had this to say about his injuries that left him sidelined for the majority of the season. “Everything has been going well. I’m on schedule. Fortunately for us we have a great support staff here with our trainers. They do a great job.”
According to the Panthers official site, Colin Cole has also been making a regular appearance at workouts prior to the ones starting today.
Dec 9, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera smiles while watching a replay during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
In other news, the Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has been selected, along with four other NFL head coaches to be a part of the Coaches Subcommittee of the NFL’s Competition Committee. This news was made official via the Panthers official Twitter account, stating, “Ron Rivera will have input in competitive issues & player safety as new appointee to Coaches Subcommittee of the NFL Competition Committee.” Rivera will join Leslie Frazier from Minnesota, Mike Smith from Atlanta, and Joe Philbin from Miami. The subcommittee has been formed to add some more perspective into the player’s safety, competitive issues, coaching and personnel development and technological innovations. The actual committee consists of John Madden, Andy Reid, John Harbaugh, and Tom Coughlin.
Though today’s news is not exactly exciting, I thought it was still worth mentioning.