Notebook: Captain Munnerlyn gets Carolina Panthers off to quick start
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 21, 2013
When Carolina drafted cornerback Captain Munnerlyn in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, the Panthers were coming off a 12-4 regular season and a playoff berth. Munnerlyn was fired up. Munnerlyn had his most significant play of the season Sunday. On St. Captain Munnerlyn intercepted a Sam Bradford pass and took it 45 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, giving to give Carolina a 7-0 lead after 21 seconds. Quintin Mikell made that play,” Munnerlyn said. Mikell pressured Bradford and hit the quarterback’s arm, resulting in a wobbly floater that Munnerlyn had to come back to. “I can’t take credit for it. The Panthers have lost plenty of times against seemingly overmatched opponents before, and the Bucs are going to win one at some point. “You go out there, you try to set the tone early as a defense when you get the opportunity to take it first, and at least force a three-and-out.