The one thing that has Panthers’ fans scratching their heads after Carolina’s 23-6 win over Pittsburgh in their preseason finale, is why cornerback Josh Norman was even on the field.
During his first (and only) series, Norman took a blow to the head and later entered concussion protocol. A player usually needs 5 to 7 days to gain clearance to play. The Panthers play in 10 days. So, time is on Norman’s side.
When asked why Josh, the team’s best corner, was in the game to begin with, Ron Rivera said it was because the team was thin at the position.
“We’re thin at the position, so we had to play everybody at corner we had to,” Rivera said. “That was it.”
Norman sat two games last season with a concussion.
H/T: Charlotte Observer