- Jul 8, 2000
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Ron Rivera declares Panthers offensive line a“It’s about as catastrophe as you can get,” Rivera said Monday, via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review.
But take a deep breath for a second, and let’s recap how the Panthers got to a spot where left guard Andrew Norwell was the only intended starter at his position by the end of the game.
Left tackle Michael Oher went on injured reserve after his concussions symptoms persisted after eight weeks. All-Pro Center Ryan Kalil was inactive because of a shoulder injury, and didn’t even make the trip meaning he won’t play Sunday at Seattle.
So as they’ve done previously this year, they moved right tackle Mike Remmers to left tackle, brought Daryl Williams off the bench to play right tackle and plugged center Gino Gradkowski in the middle.
But then Williams injured his knee, forcing Pro Bowl right guard Trai Turner to move to right tackle, with utility man Chris Scott plugging in his spot. Then Gradkowski aggravated his knee injury, forcing recent practice squad call-up Tyler Larsen into the middle.
All this, and they play at the Seahawks next, in primetime.