Which Carolina Panthers news stories are hitting the headlines as Thanksgiving Day festivities get set to begin across the country?
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. There isn't a lot to be thankful for where the Carolina Panthers are concerned this season, but take this time to enjoy your families and watch some (hopefully) competitive football today before attention turns to Week 12's tough-looking test against rookie quarterback Will Levis and the Tennessee Titans.
Until then, the stories causing debate include Austin Corbett's bitter blow, Bryce Young's mentality, Frank Reich on the prospect of sitting his prized possession, and the David Tepper problem explored.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Carolina Panthers OL Austin Corbett's resolve
Just a few games after returning from a torn ACL, the Carolina Panthers were dealt another blow when starting right guard Austin Corbett was placed on season-ending injured/reserve - this time with an MCL tear. Something that piles additional pressure on an offensive line going through significant complications currently.
When speaking after the news was confirmed, Corbett seemed determined to come through this latest setback via Carolina's website. The former second-round selection out of Nevada also conceded so much change along the protection isn't exactly ideal.
"It's just as unfortunate as football is with injuries and just instability; you just try to really shrink the problem and just find that peace in the details of things. Every single time you go out and you're watching the film, you just try to make sure you're finding that routine every single week and just trying to create stability where you can, because change is tough and especially as an offensive line, it's hard to have that unity when you're rotating and so you just got to make it work."- Austin Corbett via Panthers.com
The Panthers just have to get on with it, play the bad hand they've been dealt, and hope those lower down the pecking order can somehow maximize their upcoming opportunities. Based on what's unfolded up to now, that seems unlikely.