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ICYMI: The best of Week 1 on CSR We’re getting close

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ICYMI: The best of Week 1 on CSR We’re getting close Da'Norris Searcy Jersey , y’all. That long-running, not-particularly-inspiring-at-every-turn countdown series we’ve been running? It hits zero tomorrow because the Panthers hit the Cowboys tomorrow. Real, regular season professional football is back. Here is a list of articles on Cat Scratch Reader you may have missed last week that you ought to read to be prepared for Week 1 and the whole season to boot.The Panthers have finalized their 2018 practice squadYou don’t have to care about this for much longer Michael Palardy Jersey , but take a look and we’ll keep you updated on any changes. Chances are at least one of these guys will have to fill in for an injured player later in the year. You also never know who might step up and earn their place.Efe Obada makes 53-man rosterThere are still reasons to feel good about the Panthers’ offensive lineCurtis Samuel has ‘small procedure to fix irregular heartbeat’Who will be the Panthers 2018 breakout star?Made from Scratch: Panthers vs. CowboysThere you have it folks: some good news; some bad news; some hope; and some snacks.In case you missed the whole week, you can check out all of our coverage and previews for Week 1 against the cowboys here. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco started the game by completing five of his first six passes leading to a touchdown anda seven point Ravens lead. For Panthers fans it seemed all too easy. Little did we know it would not be nearly so easy for Flacco and the Ravens the rest of the afternoon. The Panthers secondary played a huge role in the win.Pro Football Focus summarizes the play of the secondary in their weekly insights:Snead caught only five of eleven targets as he was blanketed by James Bradberry. Flacco would only complete 17 more passes the entire game even in a game where they were trailing for most of it. One other note is that both sacks by the Panthers (Reid, Jackson) were the result of blitzes by the secondary. So in summary the secondary registered two interceptions Cheap Shaq Thompson Jersey , two sacks, 23 tackles and held Flacco to a 56.8 quarterback rating.The secondary wasn’t the only ones playing well in pass coverage. The Panthers linebackers also contributed.I am very happy to be wrong in my prediction for this game. I didn’t imagine it would be the secondary that would essentially be the difference on the defensive side of the ball. This game gives me hope the defense is good enough to limit the explosive offenses we have remaining on the schedule. How about you?

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