Ron Rivera says Ted Ginn ‘has been very special’ for Panthers

Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Panthers defeated the Vikings 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

While with the San Francisco 49ers, wide receiver Ted Ginn found his receiving duties slip away as he became primarily a returner. As a free agent this offseason, he signed with the Carolina Panthers and has become one of quarterback Cam Newton’s favorite targets. Ginn has caught 20 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns.

The touchdown mark ties a career high and his 17.9 yards per reception would be a career high. It is also 4.6 yards more than his career average. Needless to say, Ginn has been a great player for the Panthers.

“We had no idea Ted Ginn was going to be the type of player he has been,” Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said, via the Charlotte Observer. “We knew he had potential and we knew he had ability. But he’s been very special for us.”

Ginn has helped the Panthers stretch defenses and score quickly.

“We want to get it into the end zone as fast as we can,” Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. “But we’ll take it any which way we can.”

Topics: Carolina Panthers, Ted Ginn

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  • ahrcshaw

    Ted Ginn dropped a big gainer in the last game because he did not try to catch it with his hands. Being a receiver and a put returner he knows better, I hope this was a one time experience for him as a Panther. In Ginn’s defense every receiver on the team has dropped at least one pass and some of the best receivers have dropped a lot. No question Ginn has been an asset to the Panthers and Cam is beginning to use other receivers a lot more, which is good for the players and the team. As long as the Panthers keep playing like they have been they will do great and so will the receivers. Go Panthers.

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