Originally posted on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 12/2/11
The Panthers know they're going to face a Tampa Bay quarterback named Josh on Sunday. They're just not sure which one. Bucs starting quarterback Josh Freeman remains questionable due to a sore shoulder that has significantly limited his practice time this week. Most of the first-team reps in practice have been taken by Josh Johnson, who has not started an NFL game since 2009. "It's forced us as coaches to do a little bit more work than we normally would but that's all part of the game," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "If we get Josh Freeman, I think we're ready. If we get Josh Johnson, we're ready as well. It's really about what they do. They're a pro-style running game. They've got a running back (LeGerrette Blount) who deserves to carry the ball 25-30 times. We just have to make sure we're good tacklers." -- Ron Green Jr.
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