roster as we countdown the days left until the season opener. This day will be a little different since there is no 79 on the team." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesCat Scratch Reader homepageHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityFollow Cat Scratch Reader online:Follow Cat Scratch Reader on TwitterFollow Cat Scratch Reader on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchCat Scratch Reader main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 Training CampCSR Film RoomPanthers 2019 season opener countdown: 79 days to goNew Luke Kuechly Jersey 2019 ,1commentLet’s check out number 79 on the Panthers roster as we countdown the days left until the season opener. This day will be a little different since there is no 79 on the team.EDTWe’re 79 days away from the Carolina Panthers 2019 season opener, and since there is no one wearing number 79 on the roster, today is going to be a make-up day for Gerald McCoy, since we had already given Kyle Love his due, and the two players switched numbers afterwards.Gerald McCoy Blue Ryan Kalil Jersey , Defensive TackleBioHeight: 6’4”Weight: 300 lbsAge: 31 yearsCollege: OklahomaNFL experience: 10 yearsGerald McCoy is without question the Carolina Panthers biggest free agent acquisition of the 2019 off-season, and that is saying a lot given how many moves Marty Hurney made to maintain and upgrade this roster. Players of McCoy’s caliber simply do not come available very often. It was a wise move to throw all the team’s force into making sure he would land here, where paired with Kawann Short, he will be primed to wreck opposing offensive lines. Even now at 31 years old, there is no reason to believe that the dominant interior defender can’t have a career best year playing on a unit with so many good pieces around him Ryan Kalil Jersey 2019 , unlike anything he ever had in Tampa Bay.McCoy adds even more versatility to the Panthers defensive front. He can play a traditional 1-tech when they go with their standard 4-3 look, or can kick out to end along with Kawann Short in a 3-4 look while Dontari Poe plays at nose. Rest assured that in either alignment, that combination will create a lot of strain on opposing fronts, as picking and choosing who to block one on one is going to keep offensive coordinators up at night. With his addition, the Panthers defense has gone from ho-hum and in transition 2019 Trai Turner Jersey , to potentially one of the most exciting units in the league for this upcoming season. As of this posting, the second hour of is re-airing on NBC Sports Radio, and the third hour of is re-airing on NBCSN. If you’ve already seen or heard the show, here’s something you haven’t seen or heard today.It’s Thursday’s PFTOT, the post- discussion that is taped immediately after ends. (More accurately Blue Trai Turner Jersey , immediately after Simms returns from the bathroom, where he goes so that he can avoid participation in the PFTOT planning session.)Today’s PFTOT has five topics: (1) should the Cardinals just keep Josh Rosen, even if they pick Kyler Murray?; (2) should the Panthers reduce Christian McCaffrey‘s workload?; (3) how difficult is it to project performance as a passer at the college level to the NFL?; (4) the implosion go the AAF spawning multiple lawsuits; and (5) Nick Bosa‘s explanation as to why he stopped tweeting about the President.Check it out in the attached video. Or listen to the full thing via the PFTPM podcast, which now includes every episode of PFTOT as a separate file.