Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Looking at Panthers' depth chart
By Pat Yasinskas
Here’s a new one. The Carolina Panthers just released their “unofficial’’ depth chart for Sunday’s game at Arizona and they’re listing two starters at tight end and no fullback.
Is the media relations staff really giving away the formation for the first play of the Ron Rivera era? I doubt it.
But the Panthers are listing both Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey as starting tight ends. There’s no starting fullback listed and running back DeAngelo Williams is listed as Carolina’s lone starter in the backfield. For the record, whenever the Panthers do use a fullback, it will be Jerome Felton, who was brought in to replace Tony Fiammetta.
Some other items of interest on Carolina’s depth chart.
- Yes, Cam Newton is listed as the starting quarterback. We just had to say it. Again, this depth chart is unofficial, but Jimmy Clausen is listed as the No. 2 quarterback and Derek Anderson as No. 3.
- Mackenzy Bernadeau is listed as the starter at right guard. Yeah, like that’s going to happen. The Panthers went out and grabbed veterans Max Jean-Gilles and Geoff Hangartner after injuries wiped out this position. It’s likely one of them will start.
- Brandon LaFell is listed as the starting receiver opposite Steve Smith. That’s what the Panthers would like to happen, but nobody knows for sure if LaFell is ready to be a starter.
- Terrell McClain and Sione Fua, a pair of rookies, are listed as the starters at defensive tackle.