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Foxhole: Walk-through


Comments from Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox following the team's training camp practice.

On who will not travel to Baltimore: Thomas Davis (PUP - knee), Aaron Francisco (hamstring), Chris Gamble (knee), Mike Goodson (ankle), Trent Guy (hamstring), Charly Martin (finger), Jeff Otah (PUP - knee), Jordan Senn (shoulder), Steve Smith (PUP - arm), Jonathan Stewart (PUP - foot), and Garry Williams (shoulder).

On if he expects to play the starters for one quarter against Baltimore: Yes.

On the quarterback rotation: We'll play that as it goes.

On if all four quarterbacks will play: We'll do our best to get all four of them in.

On the value of playing four good defenses during the preseason in preparation for the regular season: I think it's good. You only get to do this once a year, the whole training camp thing. Then you play a season and then you have a long offseason. So every year, you are trying to get game modes. You draw different types of teams in preseason, and they all have got a matchup that's pretty good. It could be offense; it could be defense; it could be the passing game; it could be the running game. But some area of their team is pretty good because it's the National Football League. Each one of them is different.

On if the preseason games take on more importance this year than in years past because the team is so young: As far as getting looks at guys playing NFL football, yeah. There are probably about 20-some guys I've never seen take a snap in NFL football. There are some of those guys every year. You figure your draft class, and we just have a few more this year.

On what has stood out about defensive tackle Derek Landri during training camp: His execution. He does right; he's in the right place. He's executing his job.

On Landri's work ethic: He's got a good, hard work ethic. He works hard. He's relentless to the ball. He's a dependable, accountable guy.

On rookie wide receiver David Gettis: He's a guy that was a little bit inexperienced, even at the college level. But he's got excellent talent as far as height, weight, speed. He played in an offense where they didn't throw the ball quite as much as some teams. But I've seen a steady improvement in him throughout this camp. For a guy that hasn't been involved in a pro passing offense up to this point and maybe didn't have a lot of playing time as a college player, he's gotten a lot better in a short time.

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