Former Jets quarterback Sam Darnold had his first motion for the Panthers in a 20-3 preseason loss to the Ravens in Charlotte, N.C.
Darnold, who solely dealt with Carolina’s first drive, began on the Baltimore 33 after Derrick Brown tipped Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley’s cross on the line of scrimmage and Haason Reddick grabbed the simple interception.
However after a 16-yard completion from Darnold to former Jets teammate Robby Anderson and a 9-yard run by Chuba Hubbard, the Panthers drive rapidly stalled. With a first-and-goal on the Ravens 6, Darnold threw one cross away whereas underneath strain and the Ravens stuffed three Hubbard operating performs to take over on downs.
“We simply had been going to run our base stuff,” Panthers coach Matt Rhule mentioned. “We didn’t have our goal-line packages on the market and all of these little issues.”
Darnold mentioned that didn’t matter.
“We must always have the ability to rating with our base performs,” Darnold mentioned. “We must always have punched it in.”
The Panthers didn’t play operating again Christian McCaffrey, who has 29 touchdowns speeding in 51 video games.
Darnold mentioned it was good to get his toes moist in a sport and hopes to play extra in Carolina’s third preseason sport.
“We simply need to proceed to construct off that first drive — clearly rating touchdowns — however simply proceed to see operation, getting out and in of the huddle and making the suitable checks and everybody being collectively after which punching it into the top zone,” Darnold mentioned.