SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Panthers head coach Ron Rivera preached about more intensity before practice Tuesday. These long days can drag on a bit at camp, but Carolina responded to the coach's challenge this morning.
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Said defensive end Greg Hardy, “You have to attack every day like it's a game, and that's how you come into the season ready.”
"I pulled three defensive tackles and three offensive guards out and let them compete, said head coach Ron Rivera. "It worked. I thought the guys had a nice practice today."
Rivera was most impressed with the defense that made several plays, capitalizing on what he didn’t think was a great day for Cam Newton. He pointed out Captain Munnerlyn who shined with a pick six.
"You know that’s typical captain. I liken him to a terrier going after a bone. He's going to do whatever he can to get it."
But all dogs, or Panthers need their rest, and this day off comes at a good time.
Said offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner, "We've had some good physical practice, so it's a good break to get your legs back and come back fresh."