5 key observations from practice Day 8 at Panthers training camp
What were some key observations to take from practice Day 8 at Carolina Panthers training camp, the final session before Fan Fest?
It was a much more promising day at Carolina Panthers training camp on Wednesday, meaning hopes were high for a similar standard on Day 8. The tempo has increased significantly from the opening session, which will become more prevalent next week with scrimmages planned against the Indianapolis Colts before taking on Frank Reich’s men in the first preseason game on Sunday.
Perhaps having NFL referees in attendance gave Panthers training camp some additional focus. Undoubtedly welcome after the incident involving J.T. Ibe that eventually saw the safety cut for a hit on Keith Kirkwood.
Things did get a little chippy – most notably with Robby Anderson and Troy Pride Jr. – but going through camp with no scuffles of any kind would have been a big surprise.
Thursday’s practice was the final one before the eagerly anticipated Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium. Here are five key observations from Day 8.
Observation No. 1
The Carolina Panthers “DBO” sign becomes more prominent
Matt Rhule wasted no time in putting emphasis on a new sign introduced this week that enforces the need not to make mistakes.
The DBO – which stands for Don’t Beat Yourself – is become more prevalent over the last couple of practices and sees players take a lap to the sign for any false start made during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
Cam Erving has become pretty familiar with the sign – doing a couple of laps – with right tackle Taylor Moton also doing the same for a penalty. Something the defense is clearly getting a kick out off according to multiple media in attendance.