the team stability and personality since 2007."There isn’t a whole lot to say about Ryan Kalil that you can’t get just from listening to him talk. He was a steady and zany presence in the Panthers’ locker room for 12 years. Like Julius Peppers before him Christian McCaffrey Jersey Super Bowl , Kalil will leaves the Panthers with a legacy that will remain unrivaled for generations.We can talk all day about his five Pro Bowl selections or his two first team All-Pro selections, but that doesn’t really get to the core of Kalil’s career in the NFL. He played 148 games. His time spanned snapping to Jake Delhomme, a who’s who of ‘that guy’ quarterbacks in 2010, and the first eight years of Cam Newton.Outside of longevity, it can be hard to quantify the career of an offensive lineman. If they lasted awhile then they were probably good Christian McCaffrey Jersey For Sale , but there is no stat for ‘sacks not surrendered’ or ‘yards before contact allowed.’ That is regrettable as we say goodbye to a sure-fire Hall of Honor player for the Carolina Panthers. Instead we’ll have to remember him as much by the noise he made off the field as by the noise he made on it. A quiet, uninspired man wouldn’t have taken out a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer guaranteeing his team and the city a Super Bowl. Neither does he wear a full bear costume while giving an interview on the NFL Network. Kalil is a man who loved his team and wanted little more than to win with them. He wore that love out loud and his teammates responded to that.For as much as writing these always feels like eulogizing the living, saying good bye to Ryan Kalil as a Panther feels like we are saying goodbye to somebody who has unfinished business. This isn’t like seeing off Julius Peppers, a legend who will probably fade into memory and out of the focus of cameras faster than Bigfoot. Kalil’s a legend in his own right, but a quiet and staid retirement aren’t likely in his future. He’s already out there pitching movies and writing books. His retirement also isn’t going to look like that of long time teammate Jordan Gross. I bet he will work in or around the landscape of Panthers or NFL media again Christian McCaffrey Jersey On Sale , but I don’t expect to see him pop up, less three thousand pounds, on the sidelines anytime soon.I’m guessing his retirement is going to walk a unique path, something distinctly Ryan Kalil. That his plans haven’t been announced, if they have even been fully made Christian McCaffrey Jersey Sale , is unsurprising. Still, not knowing where to look for him next feels almost as disconcerting as not knowing who is going to start at center for the Panthers for the next 12 years. We’ll hopefully find out more about both before the 2019 season kicks off. The Panthers defense played like garbage today. There’s no nice way to say it. That’s the bottom line of how today’s 31-24 loss to the Falcons went. If the Panthers’ defense played a semi-competent game, the Panthers would be 2-0 right now. It’s unfortunate that it ended up this way, because the offense played well enough to win. It just wasn’t meant to be, it seems.Let’s dive into the winners and losers from today’s action.WinnersCam Newton: Newton had a great game today if you account for the fact that his receivers let him down multiple times by dropping perfectly thrown passes. He finished the day 32-of-45 passing for 335 yards with three touchdowns and one interception (that totally wasn’t his fault Replica Christian McCaffrey Jersey , but we’ll get to that later). Considering 14 of those receptions and 102 of those yards came from Christian McCaffrey, you can see that Newton would have probably left Atlanta with a win if his receivers would have been able to produce for him.Christian McCaffrey: As I mentioned previously, McCaffrey hauled in 14 receptions for 102 yards today and was a key factor in the Panthers moving the ball on offense. He lined up all over the field and made quality plays to keep the chains moving throughout the afternoon. It’s unfortunate that hardly anyone else stepped up, but if the Panthers can keep using McCaffrey like they did against the Falcons the offense has the potential to be dangerous this season.Jarius Wright: Wright grabbed five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown this afternoon, and he also picked up several key first downs for the Panthers to keep the chains moving. He is a key asset on third down and is one of the best free agent pickups the Panthers have made in a long time. The Panthers finally have their “go-to guy” on third down Stitched Christian McCaffrey Jersey , and that will benefit the offense as the season progresses.D.J. Moore: Moore took his first career reception and turned it into an electrifying 51-yard touchdown reception that pulled the Panthers to within one score late in the fourth quarter. He almost hauled in the game-tying touchdown as time expired as well, but it just wasn’t meant to be. At any rate, we saw good things from Moore today and should continue to see them as he gets familiar with the speed of the NFL.Graham Gano: He buried a 54-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Yeah, that’s good enough to make the winner’s column today. Let that marinate for a few minutes.