Panthers HC Ron Rivera said the absence of star running back Jonathan Stewart hurt the Panthers’ run game, which tied a franchise-low with 10 rushing yards against the Bucs.
The team did not practice Monday, but Rivera said he and his staff will continue monitoring Stewart this week.
“He’s getting his treatment. We’ll see how he is,” Rivera said. “We’d like to get him on the field as soon as we can. He’s a big part of what we want to do as an offense. Without him, obviously we struggled.”
Balderdash. Certainly Stewart is important, but he doesn't have anything to do with very capable DeAngelo Williams rushing six times for -1 yards against the Buccaneers. Clearly something was wrong with the Carolina running game on Sunday.