What were some key observations from the eagerly anticipated Back Together Saturday held by the Carolina Panthers at Gibbs Stadium?
Although the Carolina Panthers were forced to move their Back Together Saturday practice session to the morning, there was still a vibrant atmosphere at Gibbs Stadium with plenty of fans in attendance.
It’s been a fascinating start to the team’s training camp so far with a plethora of storylines to keep an eye on. The Panthers have their work cut out trying to make progress on a tough-looking schedule in 2022, but everyone seems to be buying in once again to achieve or perhaps even exceed expectations when the time comes.
For Matt Rhule, it’s also been a period of growth this offseason. The head coach looks fresh and fully focused on improving, but just how much the staff can accomplish in the next few weeks will play a significant role in Carolina’s potential improvements next time around.
Without further ado, here are four key observations from the Panthers’ annual Back Together Saturday festivities.
Key Observation No. 1
Carolina Panthers royalty in attendance
The next generation of Carolina Panthers players got the chance to showcase their skills in front of some legendary figures throughout franchise history. Steve Smith was in attendance working for the NFL Network, with two other iconic figures also making the trip down to Spartanburg to mark the occasion.
Ferocious former linebacker Thomas Davis was invited to run the rule over the current crop. The Panthers also welcomed Wesley Walls – a Hall of Honor tight end – to practice with open arms, which was something that didn’t go unnoticed by the players following in their footsteps.