CHARLOTTE- On a hot Wednesday morning at Panthers minicamp, things got a little extra heated between Derek Anderson and Captain Munnerlyn.
The Panthers were working on teams drills that pitted the offense versus the defense, when Anderson was greeted by Munnerlyn a little harder than expected. The players had to be separated by teammates, and Anderson said after practice that the Munnerlyn's aggression was unnecessary.
"I got a job to do and probably shouldn't let those little things get to me, but I'm a competitor. I'm going to compete and fight and get this team better," Anderson said.
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The interaction came late into the Panthers two hour practice, on a day filled with high tempers and an injured Cam Newton trying to make his voice heard from the sidelines.
"We're not going to come out here and just let them push us around every day. This is kind of what it gets to. The defense is always going to be a little bit heavy offense just because of the way they play and install things and they're reacting to things we do and we have a little bit more of a learning curve. But we're getting better, as far as tempo and intensity at practice was good," Anderson explained.
Thomas Davis was pleased with the effort at practice today too, and said even though it's only minicamp these things happen.
"When you got one of the shortest guys on the field and one of the tallest guys going against each other things happen. They worked it out. DA and Captain they're veterans in this game and they did what veterans do. They went to the sidelines, they talked things out, and we're good to go," Davis said.
Anderson confirmed the two players hashed things out, and said things "are good" now.