- The Panthers top run stuffer DT Ma’ake Kemoeatu was lost for the season when he tore his Achilles tendon in early August.
- Even with Kemoeatu playing in 2008, the Panthers defense surrendered 120 rushing yards per game.
- 3 of the 4 DTs on the Panther roster have 1 year or less NFL experience.
- Sure it was only preseason but the Panthers surrendered an average of 134 rushing yards per game (4.5 YPC average).
But this post is probably all for naught since I am counting on pass-happy Reid to run the ball. But maybe, just maybe, the combination of a healthy B-West, rookie stud McCoy, a true FB in Weaver, and a mammoth rebuilt OL will make this season rush-happy Reid. Maybe the pass preference went with the lost 75 pounds!