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Carolina Panthers Strategy and Personnel 2008-10-30


Carolina Panthers Strategy and Personnel 2008-10-30
The Panthers normally keep four receivers active on game day. Three are Steve Smith, Muhsin Muhammad and Mark Jones, the return man and No. 4 receiver. The other receiver (the No. 3 guy) will either be Dwayne Jarrett or D.J. Hackett depending on which way coach John Fox wants to go.


Jarrett has played well in Hackett's absence, but Hackett should be ready to go after the bye week. That means, if Fox sticks with his current game day plan, either Jarrett or Hackett will be inactive heading forward.

Jarrett was that guy for most of the first half of the season before Hackett's injury gave him a chance to get on the field. Jarrett has taken advantage of that and played well, coming up with two big catches in Sunday's win over Arizona.

"I just don't want to commit to anything yet because I don't know the answer yet," Fox said of the team's No. 3 receiver spot. "We will play the best 46 guys on game day."

When asked if Jarrett has closed the gap on Hackett, who started the season as the No. 3 receiver, Fox said, "He's definitely gotten better. I don't know about gaps, but Dwayne Jarrett needs to be concerned with Dwayne Jarrett and that's all.

"That is what is going to be the best for him. That is the way I like it. He has definitely improved. We have seen it in practice and you saw some signs of that yesterday with two very big plays and good catches."

PLAYER NOTES

--DE Julius Peppers leads the team in sacks at the midway point of the season with four.

--QB Jake Delhomme has been solid throughout the first half of the season and his elbow has been a non-issue as expected.

--RB DeAngelo Williams appears to have a stranglehold on the starting running back job. It was expected that rookie Jonathan Stewart would eventually take over that job, but Williams has really looked good in recent weeks, especially this past Sunday against Arizona when he ran for 108 yards on 17 carries.

--DT Maake Kemoeatu continues to lead Carolina's run defense.

--CB Ken Lucas and the Panthers dropped from fourth to ninth in pass defense after surrendering 381 yards to Kurt Warner last week.

INJURY IMPACT: Look for the Panthers to get all five starting offensive linemen back on the field next week in time for Oakland. Right tackle Jeff Otah has missed four games and center Ryan Kalil three with high ankle sprains, but they should be just about ready to go. Wide receiver D.J. Hackett (knee) should also be just about ready to go.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: October 30, 2008

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