Darnold said it’s natural for him and Mayfield to cheer for each other, as they have done so far. Mostly, they’re cheering for the offense as a whole.

But this competition has been utterly civil on every level.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Mayfield asked about trash-talking Shaq Thompson and Donte Jackson via text: “You don’t pick out the weak link, you go straight for the head.”

Says Shaq needs work on this part of the game, but Donte will keep the conversation going.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Mayfield also not touching Watson questions, says it’s “none of my business” since he game-plans against defense anyway. But his focus is on getting caught up to speed here.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Mayfield admits his grasp of the Panthers offense “isn’t second nature yet,” but that he feels more comfortable than last week, as you might imagine.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Rhule not commenting on the Watson suspension which would keep him out of their opener against the Browns, saying he’s not talking about someone on other teams.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Asked about OL reps, Rhule emphasizes they’re taking the long view, so don’t read too much into reps now.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Sam Darnold ran with the 1s today, Baker Mayfield with the 2s, and Matt Rhule said that’ll be flipped tomorrow — similar how the reps were split early last week.

— Augusta Stone (@augustalstone) August 1, 2022

Darnold with ones today, Mayfield with twos. Rhule said that would flip tomorrow, as they did last week. So Baker with the starters on Tuesday.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Rhule said Horn is dealing with a little soreness, and is mostly doing individual. This was the plan for him.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Then … Baker Mayfield short scoring toss to Rashard Higgins. Not surprisingly, that’s been Mayfield’s best connection so far in camp. https://t.co/2PH3i7d4GE

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 1, 2022

Baker Mayfield with a couple nice completions in a play-action period. First to Terrace Marshall and then to Stephen Sullivan.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 1, 2022

Jaycee on the bike now as he works his way back. This is expected. They’re not going to wear him out on day one.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Darnold up first with the ones in 9-on-7, along with the Christensen-Jordan left side of the line.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

Horn did some early drills, now watching as DBs go into drills with WRs. Obviously they’re gonna be cautious these first few days. https://t.co/mIycH96OlE

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 1, 2022

There will be pads on at Panthers practice today for the first time. Adjust expectations accordingly.

Also, you can read our takeaways from Week 1 here:https://t.co/SYT54eJM79

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 1, 2022

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