Panthers New Deep Threat: Tiquan Underwood

June 29th, 2014

UnderwoodJust 10 Sundays from today is the opening real-football show of the Lovie Smith regime, the season-opener at home against the Carolina Panthers.

Joe is salivating, and Joe is also smiling when he thinks of the gutted and revamped Panthers wide receiver corps.

Is it possible that the Panthers will look to the stretch the field consistently with Bucs castoff Tiquan Underwood? The answer is yes.

Joe recommends this solid Underwood feature by Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer

His struggles continued with Matt Blanchard, who again tried Underwood deep downfield and the ball went through his hands. Underwood eventually caught two passes near the end of practice.

“When you’re playing with new quarterbacks and receivers, we’re all feeling each other out,” said Underwood, who said he had tweaked his hamstring but should be 100 percent by training camp. “By the time training camp gets here we’re all familiar with each other. Those passes you don’t hit in (organized team activities), hopefully you’re hitting in training camp, the preseason and then the season.”

Coach Ron Rivera said Underwood has a legitimate opportunity with the Panthers as a receiver and on special teams.

Rivera likes his deep-threat abilities, and he believes Underwood has learned from each of his eight cuts.

Joe’s hoping Cam Newton won’t have his A-game going from the opening whistle of opening day. With a crew of new receivers, changes to his offensive line, all under the sweltering Tampa heat, and a new-look Bucs defense to figure out, Newton shouldn’t have his best game lighting it up to the likes of Underwood.

Now will that mysterious Bucs offense be able to move the football against Carolina? That would be on early Christmas present.

 

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/06/18/3517124/after-8-cuts-in-5-years-panthers.html#storylink=cpy

 

32 Responses to “Panthers New Deep Threat: Tiquan Underwood”

  1. Matt Says:

    *one early christmas present.
    Also bear in mind that not all of your readers share your religion…

    One does not need to be Christian to receive a Christmas present. Our country has declared the day a national holiday. –Joe

  2. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    Hahahahaha!!!! Thanks for the Sunday morning laugh Joe!!!

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    With that hairdo Underwood should be wearing his underroos.

  4. OB Says:

    Joe

    July 25th can’t get soon enough.

    Is he saying he is dropping passes because he is not used to catching them with his hands yet and this is compounded by a new QB throwing? This is funny.

  5. Couch Fan Says:

    Dear Sweet Baby Jesus,

    Please let Tiquan start for the Panthers Sept 7. If only for that one game.

    Amen.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Doesn’t know how to catch a soft spiral after fielding the cannon shots last year!!!

  7. blackmagic00 Says:

    Man they’re desperate at wide out. This is really awesome.

  8. AJ Says:

    I know Lovie has plenty of experience from his Dungy days here in Tampa. On how to bottle up a QB like Newton. Those Bucs D use to pound the snot out of Vick and the Falcons. And I can see the same for how we will handle the stinkin’ Panthers. And wipe that perpetual grin off of Newton’s face.

  9. Tnew Says:

    Last season with the previous receiving corps and a solid running game the panthers had the 26th ranked nfl offense. What does that say about newton?

  10. mpmalloy Says:

    I think that before the game the Hawk should trot over
    to the Panthers sideline and scream “THIS IS TAMPA!”
    at Underwuss. Then push him in the shoulder and jog back
    to the Tampa sideline.

  11. buc4lyfe Says:

    If he burns our defense at all even if it’s the first game of the season all is lost or leonard Johnson is on the field

  12. Harry Says:

    For those of you who say we should not question the likes of Lovie or Schiano or Licht, etc, LOOK at what the Panthers GM did this offseason. They don’t have one WR on the roster that caught a pass for them last year; that is just unbelievable! And their Oline is very questionable. I know the Panthers D will be there, but their O could be simply awful – I predict last place for them in the NFC South.

    If we can score a little on them, we should start the season with a nice “W”

  13. biff barker Says:

    AJ, Brooks knocked Vick near unconscious when he caught him flush sneaking through the hole. Vick needed smelling salts. Loved when Sim used to say “I’m faster” and chase him all over the field.
    The Brooks hit on Vick was second best only to when Lynch nailed Barry Sims. So bone crushing you heard in up top. It was the last game at the Old Sombrero.
    Time for some punishing TB D to create some new memories.

  14. b.Bruce Says:

    I will be there to see our new Buccaneersrs dominate the Panthers.our D will contain Newton like we used to contain Vick.we will be making splash plays all over the field turning the ball over and scoring on defense.our offense will be surprisingly awesome, the Panthers won’t see any of it coming.I will be there what other Bucs fans will.Tampaaaaaaaaaaa

  15. b.Bruce Says:

    I love it the Bird barker, I hope to see friends like you at the stadium and not these hating ass homers.Tampa Bay 2014 Super Bowl champs

  16. b.Bruce Says:

    Buff barker my bad on the name

  17. Mort Says:

    He is fast, but he’s not a great WR. He’s gotta hold onto some passes. Also I love how Carolina thinks he can play Special Teams (lolz) when he hasn’t in his career been helpful to a special teams unit.

    Fortunately they have no starters, so it couldn’t hurt to bring him in, right?

    I mean their WR corps is worse than last year. They lost Steve Smith, remember?

    Their offense should be absolutely putrid.

  18. MrGone Says:

    Baaaaaaayyyyyyy!

  19. Snook Says:

    Bwaaahahahahaha!!

    Good aone, Panthers. Your WR corp is in bad shape.

    See you tools in September.

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Matt Says
    *one early christmas present.
    Also bear in mind that not all of your readers share your religion

    Last I checked, Freedom of Religion did not mean preventing other people from practicing itof talking about it. Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression.

    Not Freedom from Hearing or Reading.

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Underwood is trying to make the team. He WILL NOT be anything more than a 5th stringer or camp meet.

    As to Newton, their overall offensive unit sucked, but his numbers did not.

    Not that I care to speak up for the guy. I hope the Panther, Saints and FALCONS SUCK.

  22. Faust Says:

    @ Matt who cares about your PC BS. Go back to whatever communist s**%#€£^ you came from.

  23. TBUCSFAN Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai – You have that correct! The Constitution clearly reads as…Freedom, “Of,” Religion. Not Freedom, “From”, Religion.

    Joe – Here is to all of us having an early Christmas gift. GO BUC!

  24. bucray1 Says:

    hey matt , this country was founded by people with a strong Christian faith. if you are offended by this , you are in the wrong place. if you want the 82% of this country to respect your beliefs ( if they are indeed different) , then you MUST respect ours. thank you joe for jumping on that , but the fact that it is a national holiday is secondary from the true nature of the holiday. thanks again joe.

  25. Hawk Says:

    His struggles continued with Matt Blanchard, who again tried Underwood deep downfield and the ball went through his hands. Underwood eventually caught two passes near the end of practice.

    “When you’re playing with new quarterbacks and receivers, we’re all feeling each other out,” said Underwood, who said he had tweaked his hamstring but should be 100 percent by training camp.

    ROTFLMAO!!!!! He has been in EIGHT camps! That means he has been thrown to by, at least, EIGHT different QBs. When is he going to find one that throws a Nerf ball so he can catch it? Better yet, he needs a velcro glove. And since when is the hamstring connected to the hands?
    If he ends up being one of their starting receivers, it is going to be a nail-biting season for Panther fans.
    SMH & snickering softly.

  26. Buc89 Says:

    Matt quit being an overly sensitive crybaby.

    On another note, this article just reminds me of how underwood wasn’t even on the team. Then Mike Williams goes down and underwood becomes the starting No.2 receiver? WTF greg schiano?? If you like underwood, why not keep him as no.3 or no.4 receiver? Our no.2 goes down and you look to underwood?? The guy you cut? What a dumbass schiano was, on numerous levels

  27. Lion Says:

    @Matt

    “*one early christmas present.
    Also bear in mind that not all of your readers share your religion…”

    Comments like this make me sick. Grow up and be a man and stop whining like a little baby. If that really offends you then I am willing to be that you live an extremely pathetic life.

  28. Lion Says:

    The Panthers have some serious problems at wide receiver and let’s face it their running game isn’t what it used to be. I honestly don’t see the Panthers winning more than 6 or 7 games with that offense. Cam won’t be able to work his magic with no one to throw to and the running will be stuffed due to teams stacking 8 defenders in the box.

  29. BoJim Says:

    I for one will miss his hair.

  30. buccnstopit Says:

    BoJim-

    Pop in a Kid N Play House Party VHS and relive it.

  31. BoJim Says:

    buccnstopit Said:

    “BoJim-

    Pop in a Kid N Play House Party VHS and relive it.”
    _____________________________________________

    lol. True dat.

  32. Mike J Says:

    In reference to the tangent the comments have created–I tell a Jewish pal of mine just to celebrate Christmas in its original form, i.e., Saturnalia.

 
 

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