One step forward, two steps back. That is the mantra of this year's Carolina Panthers, who showed progress on offense but fell apart on defense in losing to the Tampa Bay Bucs, 31-16. Here is a look at what worked, what didn't and what's next for John Fox's squad.
November 15, 2010
Panthers fans didn't have to wait long to see the 2010 draft class in action. Several rookies have been forced into prominent roles with mixed results in the first five weeks. Panther Insider's Alex Montgomery breaks down each rookie's performance and assigns him a grade for his showing to date.
October 20, 2010
Sixth-round pick Jordan Pugh hopes to carve out a niche in Carolina by playing well in sub packages and dominating on special teams. Will he find an unlikely stumbling block in between his ears? As Texas A&M defensive backs coach Charles McMillian reveals to Panther Insider, Pugh may be "too analytical."
July 4, 2010
All Jordan Pugh wanted was a chance to compete in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers gave him that opportunity when they picked him in the sixth round of this year's draft, then made it more enticing by trading away veteran Chris Harris. As Pugh explains to Panther Insider, he is ready to seize the moment.
July 1, 2010
Is it a physical thing? Does the young Aggie defense wear down? Does the opposing coaching staff figure out what Joe Kines is doing defensively and A&M can't adjust to the opposition's changes? Is it a maturity issue where the young freshmen lose focus during the game, and/or get discouraged when miscues and turnovers put A&M in a hole? Websider's David Sandhop grades the Aggie defense against OU.
November 17, 2009
Other than Jorvorskie Lane's move to fullback, the position swap in the secondary between Jordan Pugh and Jordan Peterson might be the biggest position mix up since Mike Sherman's arrival. Aggie Websider's Dallas Shipp sits down with the duo about the move.
August 15, 2008