Rookie makes freshman mistake

Panthers rookie guard Charles Dunne false started three teams in a single series last night in Carolina's preseason game against the Steelers, mistakes head coach John Fox attributed to his inexperience. "These are the kinds of growing pains a young player is going to go through," he said. "Although these were particularly egregious. I wouldn't call them rookie mistakes. Maybe freshman mistakes. But freshman in college, not in high school. They weren't that bad. I want him to start playing like a senior out there — high school or college; they don't make mistakes. Then the next step is playing like a veteran." Dunne, who was a three-year letter winner and team captain at Wisconsin, says he just misheard the snap count. "A few of the veterans did it, too."


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