4 things P.J. Walker must show at Colts in preseason Week 1

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P.J. Walker must recognize pressure and react

If there was one major flaw in P.J. Walker’s game that could pose the biggest concern, it’s processing opposing defensive schemes and recognizing pressure coming his way.

Simply put, things need to get better for the player to shine with the Carolina Panthers. And as stated previously, Walker has the athleticism to make things happen when things don’t go according to plan.

Making good decisions and knowing your side adjustments is what separates the good quarterbacks from the great. Now is the time to see major developments in this area of Walker’s game during his second season with the franchise.

Walker doesn’t have to be Peyton Manning at the line of scrimmage.

But recognizing where pressure is coming from and reacting quickly is all the Panthers are probably looking for from their backup in his first preseason game this summer.

Getting some solid reps into Walker over the first two weeks of preseason would be a wise move by Carolina. This is a good time for the player to build confidence, further familiarize himself with Joe Brady’s scheme, and get on the same page with every available weapon for good measure in the event he’s thrown into the lineup once again this time around.

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Walker is in a prime spot. But Will Grier won’t be going down without a fight and the decision could come down to just who shows more in these warmup games.