O-Line Gets ChallengedOctober 23rd, 2013
The Panthers are very cocky when it comes to their No. 2-ranked defense. This story in the Charlotte Observer clearly gives that feel.
Combine that with the Panthers facing the Bucs’ ugly offense, it’s a mix that has Carolina licking its chops.
“Those guys up front, they hunt. That’s what they’ve been doing since Day 1,” cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. “So if (Bucs wideouts) Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams want to do all those deep routes, they probably won’t have time with our defensive line.”
So there’s a punk Panthers cornerback all but saying the Bucs’ offensive line is going to struggle if Mike Glennon tries to throw a deep pass.
It’s really time for the Bucs’ O-line to bring their A-games. Joe realizes Davin Joseph is on the down side of his career, or just isn’t healthy, but the other guys have to step up. With a rookie running back and a rookie quarterback, Thursday’s success likely rides on a strong game from that unit.