Driving through the Carolinas on a bright-blue, low-humidity day is about as good as it gets. I've made the drive a dozen times, usually on the way to Augusta National or Quail Hollow, but never to Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
Wofford has hosted the Carolina Panthers for training camp since 1995, and it's been a good match. Why Wofford? For starters, Panthers owner
Carolina has similar depth issues behind its starting offensive line, a unit that can't afford a catastrophic injury.
A year ago, Williams and Stewart combined to rush for 30 touchdowns and 2,351 yards. Their maturity -- and a powerful offensive line -- should lead to similar numbers in 2009.
"I've never had a problem sharing the load," Williams said. "If we keep winning, do it."
Remember the scene from Superman II, when the Man of Steel crumples
"Where I came from, we relied on guys that were undersized, could control the running game, quick playmakers," Meeks said. "A lot of the guys came in under weight. That's a good thing."
The Panthers shipped next year's first-round pick to San Francisco so they could draft defensive end
"That's why they felt he was worthy of taking him where they did," Meeks said of the organization's decision to draft the 6-1, 260-pound Brown 43rd overall. "He's a little bit in the same mold of [Colts DE]
The name is listed on Page 22 of the Carolina Panthers media guide, and so is his picture:
It's been four years since his father, the former Saints and Panthers linebacker