In what inspires DEFCON five levels of panic for Carolina Panthers fans, former defensive lineman turned offensive guard Nate Chandler will likely be the starting right tackle for Carolina in 2014. There’s even some talk that he may start at left tackle and Byron Bell may stay at right tackle, as they’ve been alternating so far in minicamps. While that seems unlikely, it’s clear that Chandler is going to have a big impact on how well this upcoming season goes for the Panthers. He recently spoke to the Charlotte Observer about his biggest challenge.
“It’s getting the plays right and having perfect technique, and at the same time making each other better,” said Chandler. “Me and Byron, we don’t look at it as ‘you’re going to play this position, I’m going to play that position.’ We just go out there and try and be the best we can be each and every day.”
Considering he was still a defensive lineman just over a year ago, getting the technique right is a valid concern for Chandler. How do you feel about him being the Panthers’ starting right tackle? Let us know in the comments!