Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday he was impressed by the way Boulware immediately grasped the defense and took control.
“He’s tremendously smart and out there making calls guys usually don’t start to get until after the third or fourth installation,” Rivera said Friday. “We’ve only had one. He’s handling it very well. He’s a very vocal leader and that’s what you look for. No wonder he was part of a national championship team.”
Because he grew up about two hours from Charlotte, Boulware is actually a lifelong Panthers fan and is looking forward to learning from starting linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.
“I know Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis are better than me,” Boulware conceded. “It is what it is. I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to take their starting job because there is no way in hell I’m going to.
“But I’m going to be ready for any opportunity that comes up and try and contribute with whatever role that may be – special teams, being the tackling dummy – whatever it is, I’m just trying make the (53man roster).”
And the chip on his shoulder won’t weigh him down; it will just Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys fuel his competitive drive.
Ezekiel Elliott came in from Ohio State with the can’t-miss hype for the Cowboys, but it was Prescott, pressed into duty because of Tony Romo’s latest injury, providing the nice surprise as the franchise passer of present and future. He quickly developed from his days at Mississippi State.