The Carolina Panthers know they're going into this week...

Rock Hill Herald - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers know they're going into this week's game without their big dog, but wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said Thursday he's not intimidated by playing his "puppies" either.

With star wideout Steve Smith expected to miss several weeks with a high ankle sprain, the Panthers are down to Tuesday pickup David Clowney and three rookies: David Gettis, Brandon LaFell and Armanti Edwards.

There hasn't been a rookie quarterback to start with two rookie wideouts since 1999, but Tolbert said he's encouraged enough by the progress of his young corps to think they're capable of good things.

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