A.M.'s Camp Blog: 8-15

The Panthers, unable to score an offensive TD in their preseason opener, bagged plenty of them in practice on Sunday. Matt Moore got the job done with this arm and his legs, while a fresh set of legs lined up behind him in the backfield. Also, a few defenders earned glowing praise from the coaches.

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One star player sat out and others stepped up to fill the void during a hot, muggy return to the practice fields on Sunday.


DeAngelo Williams was not at practice Sunday, so most of the first-team reps went to returning star Jonathan Stewart. He ran at full speed during non-contact scrimmages but sat out during full-contact drills.

Kenny Moore delivered the circus catch of the day with a turnaround, one-handed catch on a ball from Matt Moore.

Moore also served a scoring strike to Dwayne Jarrett in the corner of the end zone. Moore found paydirt himself during goal-line scrimmages as he faked a hand-off and scrambled to the left corner of the end zone, causing an uproar on the sideline.

Continuing from Saturday's practice, Noah Franklin again had trouble snapping the ball during scrimmages. C.J. Davis took over at center with the second team.

Dantrell Savage weaved through the defense en route to an impressive 40-yard touchdown run, causing a big celebration on the sidelines. He scored another TD during goal-line scrimmages.

Oliver Young made a great grab on a ball from Hunter Cantwell for a touchdown.


Hilee Taylor showed great athleticism when he dropped back in coverage and broke up a Jimmy Clausen pass.

C.J. Wilson was in usual form as he chalked up the only interception of the day on a ball from Clausen.

Robert McClain turned heads with a thunderous hit on Armanti Edwards during the full-contact scrimmage. Edwards was also kept in check by Captain Munnerlyn, who was congratulated for his superior defense.

Richard Marshall broke up several passes throughout the day, namely an athletic, leaping denial of a pass from Moore to Wallace Wright.


"Nice push-off, 81." – CB Brian Witherspoon to Kenny Moore during one-on-one passing drills.

"That's how you play right there, McClain. Good work." – Secondary coach Ron Milus to Robert McClain during drills.

"If you do too much dancing before you break for the end zone, time's gonna be up!" – Receivers coach Tyke Tolbert to Dexter Jackson during goal-line drills.

Cat Quicks

Aaron Francisco, Thomas Davis, Mike Goodson and Jeff Otah all worked on strength and conditioning drills on the sidelines. Charly Martin was back running through plays with the receivers, but still has a cast on his hand that keeps him from catching any balls.

Despite the absence of Williams, the running back corps was impressive. The Panthers are deep and talented at this position.

Coaches are still changing up the group of first team receivers, but Jarrett has been the most prolific receiver over the past few practices.

Greg Hardy is building much hype among the fans for his athleticism and potential. While he recorded no sacks on Sunday, he was still very productive in the absence of Tyler Brayton, who was missing from practice again.

Which young D-linemen should Carolina roll with? Discuss in the message boards.

Alex Montgomery is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Professional Writing. He has worked for the Western Carolinian and The Kernersville News and currently resides in Kernersville, NC.

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