No H-arm Done: The Silver Lining To Steve Smith’s Injury

June 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The news of Steve Smith’s broken arm, as bizarre as the circumstances were, has already started a cascade of dominoes falling as we approach training camp in scorching Spartanburg, SC. With every injury in football, more so for those that happen to a team’s franchise player, beat writers and fans alike raise the question of who the replacement will be.
Admittedly, wide receiver is a position at which the Carolina Panthers are not blessed with a great deal of experience. After the departure of the great Muhsin Muhammad, the young receivers on the team knew they had to raise their game in order to secure the #2 spot.
Smith’s injury opens the door for these young men to impress the coaches at training camp and go a long way to securing their spot as a reliable target on a team devoid of a true playmaker behind Steve Smith in the passing game.
The venue: Spartanburg, SC., where the heat is so intense it is almost tangible to the dry-mouthed players who hav...

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