Carolina Panthers: Key takeaways from exciting Fan Fest
Some veterans take the night off
Kevon Seymour, Donte Jackson, and Luke Kuechly were among players who did not play in the practice on Friday. Although that may sound worrisome to some, all three suffered injuries at one point during the beginning of training camp.
This is a smart move on the part of the team. Making sure that everyone is healthy before the start of the regular season is imperative. Obviously, freak injuries and accidents happen over the course of the preseason. The nature of football calls for it. However, if you can keep your stars out of harm’s way like the Panthers did on Friday, then it should be done. Save the veterans for when the real fun begins.
Last year, I felt as though the Carolina Panthers ran some veterans into the ground during the preseason. It was evident during the end of the regular season that they were just out of gas. Hopefully, fatigue stays at a minimum this season. Obviously, the players are going to get tired. If they can be fresh for as long as possible, that would be ideal. This is going to be a big season for the Carolina Panthers. They certainly need their battle-tested veterans to be a part of it.