Grill Bill: Sitting starters against the Saints?

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Welcome to Grill Bill, the Lightning Round Edition …

@dchk1301 Which starters will play, and how much? Could we see major starters pulled at halftime?

I'm assuming it’ll look like a first or second preseason game. But it’s a lot harder to sit starters when you have just 46 bodies on game day versus the 90-man roster in the preseason. So there may only be about a half dozen guys who get pulled after the first or second quarter.

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@DaveEnna Will McCaffrey get his 75 yards Sunday?

He's 75 from hitting 2,000 all-purpose yards for the season. To get there, I'd think he needs to get it done early. Yet considering how much he means to the offense, sure, he could do it in a couple of drives.

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@jcyankeefan Do you think we have more of a need on the Defensive or Offensive line?

Yes.

More specifically, the biggest need for each is a stout inside blocker on the O-line and, clearly, a pass rusher on the D-line.

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@mikeginclt Is Daryl Williams the starter at RT next year with Moton at LT?

I could see that.

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Website submission from Jay in Charlotte: Please ask Ron at his next press conference when the front four doesn't get pressure on the quarterback, why he doesn't blitz more. I'm tired just like every Panther fan of seeing these quarterbacks get comfortable back there every Sunday and picking our secondary apart. I'm tired of being predictable, I'm not saying blitz on every down just be more unpredictable! Thanks for your time.

According to Sportradar, the Panthers have blitzed on 35.3 percent of pass plays this season. That's the fourth-highest percentage in the NFL behind the Steelers, Ravens, and ironically enough, Steve Wilks’ Cardinals.

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@SmallTownR1OT What's on Bill's grill? And any exciting plans for this upcoming offseason for you?

Have a dentist appointment scheduled for sometime in January.

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Website submission from Craig in Statesville, NC: I have a question, how do guys that are on IR affect our salary cap number?

They count against the cap just as much as they would if they were on the active roster.

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@belkbowl Who’s going to win the Belk Bowl?

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@Panthers Are you still playing Christmas music in the office?

The wizard behind the curtain who’s asking this is the same person who criticized me for playing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the “Home Alone” soundtrack last week. Now let me ask you, the readers: Who should really be questioned in this situation?

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@benbyler Has there been any talk in the organization of trying to move Funch to TE and would Funch consider such a move? One of Cam’s best years was when he had Shockey/Olsen on the field at the same time. (Funch/Thomas).

No.

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@PanthersFanAfr What do you consider the most memorable moment of the season?

The comeback in Philly.

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@ByyToro are you going to miss us bill?

Miss who?

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@ThatScottyGuy If train A leaves Cleveland traveling East at 50 mph and train B leaves Cincinnati traveling East at 70 mph what time will it be when you answer this question?

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