“It’s hard to say I’m good with it. But it’s a part of football,” Munnerlyn told reporters from the Charlotte Observer Monday. “I know they need me on special teams. We don’t have a gunner that can run down the field and go out there and make a lot of plays. I’m rotating at corner, which I really don’t like. But I’ve got to do it.”
According to Pro Football Focus (a subscriber-only site), Munnerlyn is doing a little more than sharing. He's playing significantly less than rookie Josh Norman.
Norman has logged 73 snaps in coverage, while Munnerlyn has just 54. On the opposite side of the field, Chris Gamble—who no one will argue has a firm grasp on his starting role—has played 78 snaps in coverage.
Norman's been targeted nine times and given up eight receptions for 102 yards. Munnerlyn has been targeted eight times (in far fewer snaps) and given up six receptions for 47 yards.
Neither cornerback is showing great skills at keeping footballs away from receivers. Until one of them starts to shine, Munnerlyn better get happy with shared time.
Running back Michael Turner was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence early Tuesday morning, according to the Mike Morris of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The trio of running backs—DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert—costs the Panthers $89 million. Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer feels that's a great investment.
I had to share this cartoon by Steve Kelley of the Times-Picayune with you. Yes, the Saints defense is a bit broken right now.
According to Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo moved his normal press conference from Friday to Monday to get out in front of the defense bashing in New Orleans.
According to Dory LeBlanc of PewterReport.com, no one in the Buccaneers locker room Monday thought of Sunday's loss as a moral victory.
The Tampa Tribune ran an article by Roy Cummings about quarterback Josh Freeman's ability to hit the big play Sunday against New York.