There are two obvious high points and two obvious low points in the first half of the Carolina Panthers’ 2013 season.
“Star,” he said.
Star Lotulelei was outstanding in camp and still is. The rookie defensive tackle offers a force and a presence that complements Carolina’s outside rush. It’s not outrageous to envision him as defensive rookie of the year.
Why was the loss a high point?
Newton never complained about his protection and never lost his poise. He was knocked down. He’d get back up. When he did, he didn’t whine or point or allow his shoulders to slump. He just played. That’s what leaders do.