|New Panther Michael Oher|
|Oher as a Raven|
General Manager Dave Gettleman and the rest of the Panthers front office and staff see a huge potential for Oher. Gettleman said, "We feel very strongly that he can be an answer for us." It appears that the team has acquired quite a gift that shores up a huge gap left by the departure of Bell. Most of the other offensive linemen are returners, including longtime veteran C Ryan Kalil. While some feel this to be a weak spot on the team, it appears that the returners have chemistry, and also welcome the addition of the 6'4" 315 lb. Oher to the lineup. In addition to him, the Panthers also traded up to acquire tackle Daryl Williams from Oklahoma in the 4th round of the draft.
|Michael Oher and his 'mom'|
|Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"|
Michael Oher will be out to get his career back on track, being on his third team in three years, having been cut by both Baltimore and Tennessee. His job will be to duplicate his character's movie role, when he protects QB Cam Newton's blind side during each game. The Panthers are betting on him to come through for them in a big way. Hopefully, that will result in a low sack total and a successful season for the Carolina Panthers.