Panthers WR Torrey Smith provides value on and off the field
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The Panthers can benefit from veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith on and off the field. Since the Saints picked up Ted Ginn Jr. in free agency C.J. Anderson Jersey , the Panthers have needed a deep threat. Smith is slotted to be that guy.Carolina acquired Smith in the offseason from Philadelphia in exchange for Daryl Worley. Over the years, Smith has established himself as a potent deep threat. In 2015 while playing with the 49ers, he led the league with yards per receptions. Last year with the Eagles, things were relatively quiet for the 29-year-old during the regular season. He only caught 36 passes for 430 yards. However, during the Eagles journey to the Super Bowl, productivity picked up for Smith. In the postseason, he totaled 13 catches, including 5 receptions for 49 yards in the Super Bowl. It’s still too early to know what’s in store for Smith with plays so limited during the preseason. Things seem to be going on the upside though with Smith catching deep passes from Cam Newton in practice.With the regular season still a little over two weeks away, Smith is making his impact off the field as well. Last week Wes Horton Jersey , following final training camp, Smith stayed behind to sign autographs instead of going home. Amongst the crowd was a part of the AMIKids White Pines organization, a youth rehabilitation program. Smith decided to take the group onto the field to sign more autographs, give away his football gear, and to share the story of his upbringing. Smith has also been an advocate of the Players Coalition latest justice campaign, Schools Not Prisons. A few weeks ago, Smith, along with Captain Munnerlyn and Mike Adams, wore shirts under their pads that read Cheap Luke Kuechly Jersey , “#SchoolsNotPrisons.” He’s spoken his support on players such as Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Smith isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Although the issues can be controversial, he isn’t afraid to express himself.Smith exemplifies himself in a classy manner. He knows he’s a vet and that many players will listen to him. Smith doesn’t conflict with his stances, instead, he just simply spreads his message in a positive way. Smith is only influencing the community and players around him and Panthers fans should be proud to have someone like him representing the organization. The Panthers beat an undefeated Bengals squad and showed us just how good they can be. Here’s the guys who shined (and a few that didn’t).WinnersCam Newton15/24, 150 yards and two passing touchdowns coupled with 10 carries for 36 yards and two rushing touchdowns. It is amazing that analysts and experts still doubt Cam Newton. He is the engine to this offense, and Norv Turner has gone all in on letting Cam be Cam. You can’t really doubt a guy responsible for 24 of your 31 points in a win. Cam had a few off throws as we should expect at this point, but he made receivers prone to drops look really good today.Christian McCafferyAfter a heavy dose of CMC in the passing game over the first two weeks, the Panthers decided to give him the lion’s share of the rushing offense. The result? 28 carries for 184 yards and 6.6 yards per carry. Deuce Deuce showed just why he was a top 10 pick today, running the ball down the Bengals throats as the game plan dictated. A guy who can go over 100 yards rushing or receiving in any given game is dangerous Cheap Christian McCaffrey Jersey , and will be a great pairing with Cam over the next few years. Also, major props to a banged up offensive line who paved the way for his performance.Efe ObadaA man once relegated to essentially a free spot on the practice squad, Obada came out in his first NFL action with the Panthers and played the game of his life. He logged a sack, a pass deflection (which could have easily been ruled a strip sack), and a miraculous interception off a batted pass. The staff here at CSR scratched our heads as to why he was active over Marquise Haynes, and Obada kindly shoved that crow right down our throats.Donte JacksonThis kid is an animal. He picked off two passes, had a few nice breakups, and hit like he was 20 pounds heavier at times. Between chasing down sweeps and running step for step with John Ross, we see why he was a hyped second round pick. I really like his swagger Cheap Kawann Short Jersey , and he’s one of few corners who can actually crash down and make a play on an underneath route despite this 10 yard cushion the defense seems hell bent on playing.James BradberryBradberry was expected to once again cover an elite receiver today. And despite Green having to leave with a groin injury, while he was in Bradberry managed to limit his effectiveness. Green logged five catches for 58 yards, which is far better than any of us expected going against Bradberry. While he isn’t a shutdown corner by any means right now, but allowing the catch and minimizing the YAC on elite receivers is a major plus for a secondary that still needs work on the back end.
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