Panthers Weakened By Injuries

November 29th, 2013

Carolina sack leader Charles Johnson (8.5 sacks), who threw Mike Glennon to the ground twice last month, has been ruled out for Sunday’s Bucs-Panthers game with a knee injury, per the Charlotte Observer.

Hooray! DeAngelo Williams also could be out. Williams had eight carries for 43 yards in the last Bucs-Panthers game.

Williams suffered a deep thigh contusion against Miami and has not practiced all week. He’s listed as questionable on the Panthers’ injury report along with linebacker Chase Blackburn, running back Jonathan Stewart and fullback Mike Tolbert.

The Bucs are entering a hornets’ nest in Carolina, but this news could lessen the swarm a bit. Now if the Bucs can just get Darrelle Revis back, to add to the returns of Mason Foster and Dashon Goldson — and contain Cam Newton.

22 Responses to “Panthers Weakened By Injuries”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    This is good news for us, it gives us a better chance to win. That last part is key, we need to contain Cam. I don’t think that will be possible if we run a lot of stunts, so hopefully the coaching staff recognizes this and keeps the DE’s on the perimeters. I like our chances if we force Cam to become a pocket passer. if we do that, stop their running game, and run the ball effectively we have a good shot at winning this game.

  2. Andrew 1 Says:

    it will also be interesting to see how the Panthers Defense decides to play Glennon. If they stack the box to stop the run, or go blitz heavy, the onus will be on Glennon to exploit that and win the game. I think this game will go along way in determining what we have at QB.

  3. Bobby Says:

    @Andrew 1… It’s nice to see Glennon maturing. I went back and was reading comments from right after the draft and you were one of the ones who thought it was a good pick. I’m posting my initial comments below.
    All the naysayers are believers now…well, except absolute hard heads like Bonzai.

    It’s going to be fun to watch Glennon develop. He has that intelligence that overcomes a lot of physical shortcomings. I just like his decision making and he takes what the defense will give him. Glad we have him.

    April 27th

    “Wow! I just watched some more highlights of this kid. His receivers just absolutely sucked. They dropped so many passes. He played under 7 different offensive line combinations his senior year and still put up huge numbers. I really like this kid. Freeman better step up his game because this kid has all the tools to take his job. He goes through his progressions so quickly. Always under pressure but never stares down a receiver. I like that.”

  4. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Bobby

    you are spot on with your comments about Glennon, and yes I was one of the few people who liked the pick. if my memory serves me I think I said it was one of our best picks in the draft, and I still feel that way. The reason why I felt that way is because I watched him in college and came away very impressed. He is doing a nice Job so far and hopefully he can keep it up.

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I would be a happy Bucs fan if I saw Adrian Clayborn come around the side and body slam Cam Newton like he did Matt Ryan his rookie year. Sadly, I bet Roger Goodell will have his boys watching for a hit like that from the Bucs and will gladly throw a yellow hankie. Oh and also, that hit Mark Barron put on Smith last year, the hit everyone was raving about (in a good way)? Yeah, I bet they throw a flag for that too nowadays. If Cam Newton decides to use his legs and gets into the secondary I guarantee you that Dashon Goldson will get another idiotic suspenson for tackling him.

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I want to play their best to see where we stand. Only cowards want to play a depleted team just to get an unearned W. Man up already.

  7. Fritz50 Says:

    We play who we play, what we ‘want’ makes no difference.

  8. Bobby Says:

    @Andrew 1…..yeah, I remember being initially upset with the pick but then I went and looked at his college film and came away very impressed. Totally changed my outlook. The thing about Glennon that is different than RGIII is that RGIII depended on his legs and when those got taken away it made him less of a threat. I put Glennon more in the vein of Peyton Manning, not very mobile but good, quick, smart decisions and strong arm that compensates for lack of scrambling ability. He’s nowhere near Manning right now. Manning threw 26 TD’s his rookie year BUT he also threw 28 picks and his completion % was 56.7. There’s just something about Glennon that reminds me of Brady, Manning, and the QB’s who just have that leadership quality to them. They just find a way to get the job done.

  9. Bobby Says:

    Joe, I cannot figure out your filters. I made a comment about Glennon that just disappeared and when I tried to resubmit it said ‘duplicate comment’. I erased one line and re-posted and it disappeared again. There was nothing that was in any way worth of being censored. What should we do to avoid this???

  10. []_[]Buc Says:

    April 30th by me

    “Freeman either proves that he can get past the JekyllHyde Act or he’s gone and we start the Glennon Era..”

    “This should speak volumes to the Free homers in denial.
    You say Free isn’t accountable for anything at all, there’s always an excuse???
    Clearly the FO thinks otherwise ;)”

    YUP 😀 lol

  11. You Go Joe Says:

    At the same time that argument of not a healthy team goes so far. We complain when we win or lose so we are playing the panthers no matter what and they will be playing us.

    Shouldn’t they say the same since we have a depleted RB?

  12. Architek Says:

    I loved the pick as well – as I said I see him as a young Brady – the organization will determine how successful he will be.

    Beat the kittens by any means healthy or injuries

  13. Bobby Says:

    What…and we aren’t beat up????! No Mike Will, No Nicks, No Martin, No James, maybe no Revis, no Josh Freeman (I’m kidding! I’m kidding!)

  14. Architek Says:

    Bobby you should watch that my friend – people will slam you for mentioning that name around here.

  15. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ []_[] Bucs

    yep. really everybody who knew Freeman was not the answer deserves credit. as for me, with how much I supported that guy, I’m still eating crow.

    @ Bobby


  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Even if the Bucs DO beat the Panthers this Sunday, sadly there will still be some Buc “fans” on this site knocking the win and a 4 game streak.

    I fully expect the Bucs to lose this game. However if they pull off the win, then screw all the fire Schiano crowd the rest of the way. Same goes for Glennon too. If he plays well…again and the Bucs win this game. Screw all the “fans” that say Glennon is merely just a decent backup.

    Do you got that negative Nancys?

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Architek Says:
    November 29th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    “Bobby you should watch that my friend – people will slam you for mentioning that name around here.”

    LOL yah Bobby don’t mention the other F word.

  18. Nick2 Says:

    Go back and read, right after everyone was saying we were screwed without Freeman I was saying I had a hunch Glennon was good. All you have to do is go and look at his highlight film at N.C. State and you can see it and thats what I did. His highlight film is filled with laser passes right on the money. Something Free never had. Now that I said that I pray he is mature enough to handle the Panthers pass rush because you KNOW they will stuff the box against Glennon. Its his time to shine and win a game all by himself. Then he will truly be a good quiarterback in his first year. I agree this game will go a long way in seeing what we have.

  19. Bobby Says:

    I’m not viewing this as a game that determines Glennon’s future value or ability to win against tough defenses. Even great QB’s struggle against tough defenses. The O-line has to do it’s job and they really didn’t against Detroit in the run game but then Detroit is just ridiculous against the run. But, like the Bucs last year, you’re number 1 against the run you probably suck against the pass and the Lions do. The Panthers are more balanced. This should be a battle and I look for a close game. If we can contain Cam then I believe we win. His legs are what beat us last game. Glennon needs to make quick decisions and find the open man. We should be fine. If Revis plays I feel a lot better.

  20. Architek Says:


    The OLine will determine the outcome of this contest. If Tampa can run the ball and setup the play action the weak secondary of Carolina will be exposed. That’s only if the refs call or explain blatant PIs calls. LOLOLOL

    I expect bucs win 27-23

    Glennon 18 – 25, 243 yds, 2 TDS, 0 ints
    VJax gets even and the defense sacks Scam Newton 3 times 2 Int (Banks & David)

  21. Splengo Says:

    Bucs win Sunday! Bucs 21, Panthers 17

  22. flmike...knows why Says:

    Had a discussion with one of our fantasy guys on Wednesday, I think we can run on these guys, they have a top 5 run d, but I think they’re going to be preoccupied with Glennon and our pass game, the way our line has been pass blocking we should be okay there, it just picking our times to run wisely, watch them, they’re gonna blitz a lot, which allows for a lot of screens & quick slants but also the under appreciated delayed draw, I love that run play.