Panthers Will Use Mike Tolbert As A Fullback


Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera did his best to clear up the rumors that RB Mike Tolbert could be used as a running back next season.

“Everybody keeps saying he’s a tailback. But he’s a fullback to us,” said Rivera, via the Charlotte Observer. “Because again, we saw how we had used him in San Diego. We just thought this is a guy we’d love to have. … If you can put an athletic, play-making fullback there, I think it helps you.”

Much of the speculation was come after their decision to trade Mike Goodson to the Raiders, but Tolbert has played fullback in year’s past so I can see why they would like to have a deceptive player lined up as a blocker. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart will go back to being a time share for next season, but Stewart will be a free agent in 2013 so it will be interesting to see how things play out.


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