Training Camp 101: What to know for Panthers Camp 2021

— Get there early, but be patient: Stretching is serious business. This spring, they practiced how they’ll stretch in camp. It’s a whole thing. And it takes time. It’s obviously for a good reason, but it’s a pretty substantial chunk of the day at the beginning of practice, devoted to what looks like a combination of yoga and phys-ed calisthenics.

— Watch the big guys: It’s easy to get caught watching the ball. That’s what the television will show you. But the real action is in the trenches. One-on-ones between the linemen are some of the best action of camp (the Julius Peppers-Jordan Gross battles were legendary), if you know what to look for. It’s going to look like the defense wins almost every snap, but the drills are structured in a way in which the defense has every advantage. Still, with the Panthers trying to settle on offensive line combinations, seeing how those guys hold up against Brian Burns and Haason Reddick and Derrick Brown will be fascinating.

— Turning up the pressure: The quarterbacks are still off-limits to contact, but the speed will definitely turn up a notch during camp. Keep an eye on how Sam Darnold handles the pressure, and how quickly he gets the ball out.

— Pick up the pace: Speaking of quick, the Panthers have a number of guys on the roster with track-star speed. Rookie running back Chuba Hubbard was a top youth…

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