5 big observations from practice Day 2 at Panthers training camp

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Evan Cooper working Carolina Panthers CBs hard

One notable takeaway from the first two days of Carolina Panthers training camp is the work being put in by cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper to progress a talented secondary. Big things are expected of this group following some notable additions this offseason and it’s clear they are going to be put through the wringer before competitive action gets underway in Week 1 against the New York Jets.

Cooper is well respected both within the Panthers and across the league. Judging by his initial time on the field, the coach hasn’t been afraid to let people know what they’re doing wrong and how things can improve from a technical standpoint.

It’s a tough-love approach, to a certain extent. But Cooper’s communication has been first-class according to multiple reports, which indicates whatever messages he’s trying to send, they are getting across.

This will stand the secondary in good stead as they look to become a real force next season. The trio of Jaycee Horn, Donte Jackson, and A.J. Bouye could be a highly productive trio, with some promising youngsters such as Stantley Thomas-Oliver, Keith Taylor Jr., and Troy Pride Jr. also set to form part of the rotation.

Cooper will be tasked with getting them up to speed and in top shape. And he’s off to a good start.