--Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner said he
wants no part of picking up an additional role on offense as a receiver who
catches passes similar to what Tampa Bay defensive tackle Warren Sapp did last
week against Atlanta.
But Buckner said fellow defensive lineman Julius Peppers would be great in that role given his athletic ability. Peppers is not
only an outstanding pass rusher, but also played college basketball for North Carolina.
"Julius is one of those new-age athletes and can
play anywhere on the field," said Buckner. "I mean what defensive back
is going to jump over a 6-foot-7, 280-pound wide receiver like him? He could do
that because he is so athletic."
--This week's game against the Falcons begins at 4:15
p.m. after being changed from the originally scheduled 1 p.m. start. The change
was made to accommodate television.
BY THE NUMBERS: 6 -- Consecutive losses to the Falcons.