4 silver linings from the Panthers’ loss vs. the Eagles in Week 5

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Although Jeremy Chinn could have done better when Jalen Hurts began working the run-pass option in the second half, his performance overall was very encouraging. The 2020 second-round pick was everywhere on the field and came up with some big stops in coverage along the way, which is an area of his game that is progressing all the time.

Not having Juston Burris alongside him against the Philadelphia Eagles was a blow. Something that Hurts exploited with one big deep ball to Quez Watkins that shifted momentum in Philadelphia’s favor.

Much has been made about the Carolina Panthers’ decision to move Chinn back to the position where he starred in college at Southern Illinois. It’s had mixed success so far, with some wanting him to make a return to outside linebacker and be around the football consistently.

That isn’t going to happen, at least for now.

And certainly, not while Burris is still on the reserve/injured list.

Besides, defensive coordinator Phil Snow is bringing Chinn down to the line of scrimmage plenty. Something we saw once again in Week 5 as the player turned in arguably his best performance of the season.