Ron Rivera Noncommittal On Panthers LB Jon Beason Starting Again

Discussion in 'Carolina Panthers' started by SRW, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    The Carolina Panthers' defensive turnaround last season coincided with Luke Kuechly replacing veteran Jon Beason at middle linebacker.

    When the Panthers blew out the New York Giants behind a shutdown performance from their defensive front seven in Week 3, Beason was on the field for just one snap.

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal this week when asked if Beason would get his weakside linebacker job back from Chase Blackburn.

    "We'll have to see. We've got two days of practice this week and then a whole week to get ready for Arizona," Rivera said Monday, via the Charlotte Observer. "Again, as we go through this, we're going to put the people on the field that give us the best opportunity to win football games."

    Beason started all 64 games while earning three Pro Bowl nods for Carolina from 2007 to 2010, but he has played just seven games since tearing his Achilles tendon in the 2011 season opener.

    The 28-year-old still is regaining confidence in the surgically-repaired knee that limited him in training camp.

  2. Starkiller501

    Starkiller501 Starter

    Jeez, we're about to get rid of ANOTHER great Defensive player
  3. FdMstng99

    FdMstng99 Man of Steel

    He just can't stay healthy.
  4. Starkiller501

    Starkiller501 Starter

    Then why do we still have Tommy Davis?
  5. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    rumor is that the giants are close to trading a pick for him
  6. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    That's been floating around for a couple days now...
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Pending a physical reports are he'll be a Bengal.
  8. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    a bengal? :scratch: hmmm, interesting
  9. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Thought the same...


    Unless La Canfora made a mistake?