5 big observations from practice Day 7 at Panthers training camp
Carolina Panthers getting heated and physical
Things are obviously getting a little tenser at Carolina Panthers training camp. That’s what happens when the stakes are raised and you’re going up against the same opposition on a daily basis.
This was evident for a second-straight practice. It was especially chippy late in the session, which culminated in a scuffle between wide receiver Robby Anderson and second-year cornerback Troy Pride Jr.
Rookie running back Chuba Hubbard also ended up doing a lap for his involvement in the skirmish, which Matt Rhue addressed to the media in attendance post-practice.
"“Obviously, we want to be a disciplined team. My point was if someone does something to you and you need to turn around and fight, that’s a decision you’re making. And there’s going to be repercussions. So even if you’re completely justified, we’re not going to win a lot of games if everyone’s doing what they want to do. The way you win games is to do what the team needs. So if we’re going to take 15-yard penalties and be a penalized team, we’re not going to win games. If you’re going to fight, fight. But there’s going to be some repercussions, large or small.”"
Every action has a consequence. Something this young Panthers team is finding out pretty quickly.
This is exactly why teams have camp. To get these things eradicated from the mindset and ensure everybody is on the same page by the time Week 1 rolls around.