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What They’re Saying Around Carolina’s Camp: Aug. 2

[vc_row]Throughout training camp, BBR will highlight coverage from other outlets in Spartanburg covering the Panthers. If there’s something we don’t get to or you absolutely must read or see, you’ll find it here.We’ll also be sharing some resources with Jeremy Igo of Carolina Huddle, and his unique work will lead off these “Around Carolina’s Camp” segments.Today …

  • Has Devin Funchess been welcomed into Cam’s club?
  • Saturday’s pictorial recap

Elsewhere … has video of Ted Ginn and Chris Houston hurdling through the end reporter Bryan Strickland explains why Ryan Kalil is in high spirits for the season:

“Kalil begins training camp this year as the anchor of a sturdier ship.

‘I think we’re in a lot better place this year than we were last year,” Kalil said. “A lot of that has to do with experience.'”

As ESPN’s David Newton writes, the Panthers have no plans to change their identity any time soon:

“No doubt about it, the Panthers plan to run, whether it’s with one of their backs or quarterback Cam Newton.

Carolina’s 126.9 rushing yards per game over the past two seasons ranks fifth in the NFL. No quarterback has rushed for more yards than Newton the past four seasons.”

The Charlotte Observer’s Jonathan Jones details Newton’s unique leadership style:

“He has been the unquestioned leader of Carolina’s offense since Steve Smith’s departure, and he knows that’s part of being a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

He says he knows he has to be a leader. But if he’s going to be any kind of leader, it’ll be a fun one.”

Steve Reed on the Associated Press highlights the “other” part of the Panthers’ defense:

“The Panthers have finished in the top 10 in defense the last three seasons largely because of a strong — and deep — front seven that can get to the quarterback without having to overload on blitzes.

This offseason the front office looked to upgrade the back end.”


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