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Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 11 days to go .

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There are just 11 days until the Panthers kick off the 2018 regular season. Today’s player is wide receiver Torrey Smith.Torrey Smith [url=http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-dontari-poe-jersey]Color Rush Dontari Poe Jersey[/url] , Wide receiverBioHeight: 6’0”Weight: 205 lbsAge: 29College: MarylandNFL Experience: 8 yearsSmith came to Carolina in a trade that sent cornerback Darryl Worley to the Eagles. Since his arrival, Smith has made an impression for two different reasons: making plays in practice and being out spoken on issues about which he is passionate.He was acquired by the Panthers for much the same reasons as new teammate Jarius Wright. Since then, he has stepped up in training camp and earned the No. 2 receiver spot. Both Smith and Wright provide a boost of speed and a solid veteran presence in the wide receiver’s room. Smith had a bit of a down year last year, numbers wise, with an Eagles offense that was happy to spread the ball around, but don’t let that fool you. He is only 29 and not too far removed from his days as a top wide out in Baltimore. There is no guarantee that he will hold on to the starting job opposite Devin Funchess for the whole season, but he has shown the skill for it in the past and — for now — it is his job to lose.Off the field is a much easier story to tell, if new owner David Tepper doesn’t batten down the hatches on his team’s public communications the way his predecessor did. Smith is trying to move the player’s movements for social justice from protests on the field towards actions in the community through his work with the Player’s Coalition. He has also taken the time to explain the simple difference between protesting during the national anthem and protesting the national anthem. A clear and passionate voice speaking to common issues is exactly what sports should elevate. Torrey Smith is that. I [url=http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-cam-newton-jersey]Youth Cam Newton Jersey[/url] , for one, am hoping that he plays well enough this year on the football field to merit keeping his voice in the Carolinas for years to come. We all know the Panthers need to upgrade the left tackle and defensive end positions heading into 2019. Mike Adams and Eric Reid are going to be free agents, so both safety positions need to get addressed. Carolina could also add some quality and depth at cornerback as well. But you already know about those roster gaps. I’m here to add another one: Punt returner!Yes, I just said punt returner. Just humor me on this one, okay? The Panthers’ weak return game has bugged me for the past couple of seasons and I’m probably not alone in feeling this way. Now is as good of a time as any to get this off my chest. The Panthers return game has been objectively bad over the last two seasons. With data taken from ESPN, Carolina’s average of 6.9 yards per punt return in 2017 and 2018 is among the bottom of the NFL:Worst yards per punt return, 2017-2018RankTeamReturnsYardsYards/ReturnRankTeamReturnsYardsYards/ReturnTo put that in context, five teams have averaged over 10 yards per return over the last two seasons - the Cleveland Browns (10.7) [url=http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-mike-adams-jersey]http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-mike-adams-jersey[/url] , Pittsburgh Steelers (10.6), Washington (10.5), Houston Texans (10.5), and Arizona Cardinals (10.1). On average, the better punt returning teams have given their offenses an extra three-plus yards of starting field position than the Panthers over the last two years. That’s not necessarily going to be the difference between winning and losing most weeks, but according to the cliche police football is “a game of inches” and every yard helps. Part of the problem is the Panthers have cycled through a number of different returners since Ted Ginn’s departure after the 2016 season. Since then following players have all returned punts for Carolina: Christian McCaffrey (22), Kaelin Clay (17), Damiere Byrd (12) [url=http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-shaq-thompson-jersey]Color Rush Shaq Thompson Jersey[/url] , Kenjon Barner (7), and D.J. Moore (6). That’s five different returners over the last 32 games. CMC’s too valuable now to return punts and D.J. Moore is probably in the same boat. Kaelin Clay’s gone. Byrd and Barner will be free agents. So what’s the solution?As for me, I’m hoping “Byrd is the word” in 2019. He’s a restricted free agent and was performing well before going on injured reserve in late November.I’d expect the Panthers bring him back next year. In his brief 17-game career Byrd has returned 12 punts for 113 yards, or a healthy 9.4 yards per attempt. It’s a small sample size but he has definitely shown potential. If it’s not Byrd next year then brace yourselves for the third straight season of rotating returners and more of the same sub-par results.
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