The Panthers do not have a major require to fill at defensive tackle, but evidently they think Gerald McCoy is also talented to pass up. 

Gerald McCoy has terrorized the Panthers’ offensive line through the entirety of his profession with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Evidently officials in Carolina have observed adequate. Now they want to bring McCoy in to enable their defense run roughshod more than the NFC South.

McCoy is now scheduled to check out the Panthers this week. That news will come as a blow to the Browns and Ravens. Each franchises hosted the disruptive defensive lineman instantly in the aftermath of his Tampa Bay release. Every single group hoped they could ink McCoy to a contract prior to he left town. The revelation that he’s going to take one more check out will not be received properly in either Cleveland or Baltimore.

McCoy surely has the talent to enable Ron Rivera’s defense, but he’s not a clear match with the personnel at present employed by Carolina. The group is in the midst of transitioning from a traditional four-three defense to a far more many three-four appear. At initial glance, McCoy does not look like a player who can enable the group make that switch.

The Panthers deserve credit for taking a run at McCoy regardless of his lack of an apparent match. It would be simple for basic manager Marty Hurney and his front workplace to sit back and see how factors shake out when the preseason genuinely gets going. Alternatively, they’re attempting to amass as a great deal talent as probable to enable sharpen the teeth of their defensive front.

If McCoy does finish up calling Charlotte property, he’ll possibly play various positions for Rivera and his coaching employees. He played practically exclusively at defensive tackle through his time with the Buccaneers, but he lacks the size to play as a nose tackle in a 3-man front. That spot will be largely occupied by Dontari Poe. McCoy may possibly get some snaps as his backup, but that is not the function the Panthers are focused on.

They see genuine prospective in McCoy as a player who can each rush the passer and hold up against the run as a defensive finish in a three-four alignment. Ironically, the coaches in Tampa Bay weren’t overly optimistic about his capacity to make that transition. The Panthers’ coaches clearly consider his ability at creating plays in the opposing backfield can enable their defense in all phases of the game.

Subsequent: Ravens require to outbid the Browns for Gerald McCoy

The genuine query concerning McCoy’s absolutely free agency is which group will in the end supply him the most revenue to sign the dotted line. It is unlikely that any of the 3 teams on the player’s existing list will break the bank for his solutions. That signifies the Panthers have a shot to swoop in and add a dynamic player to their defensive line.