RB Mike Tolbert - Carolina Panthers
|5-9, 243||Born: 11-23-1985||College: Coastal Carolina||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 11 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 1 rec)
Besides spelling Jonathan Stewart in the latter stages of a game Carolina controlled for the majority, Mike Tolbert managed to get into the end zone on a quick pass off play action. Tolbert sneaked into the right flat and Newton needed only drop off a quick ball in his direction for the score.
2015 Week 10 vs TEN (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
The bruising back converted on a dive play early, getting the necessary yardage after showing good patience to let the blocks develop. Later, Tolbert showed good awareness to make himself available as a check down in the left flat after spotting that the safety in coverage against him had bailed. Tolbert missed a key pass block in the second half that resulted in a sack and appeared to be scolded by Newton afterwards. A late goal-line carry was stuffed by the Titans and resulted in a loss.
2015 Week 9 vs GB (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Primarily used as a blocking back in this game, Mike Tolbert only carried the football a couple of times, with both efforts being stopped short by a stingy Green Bay rush defense that surrendered little to the Panthers.
2015 Week 8 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 40 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert made a splash play on a simple check down pass from Newton, who brilliantly kept the play alive with subtle moves in the pocket. Tolbert, in to pass protect on the play, flaired out into the left flat and made himself available. Newton floated a nice pass to him and the hulking full-back did the rest, trundling down the sideline for a 40-yard gain.
2015 Week 7 vs PHI (3 / 16 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)
Mike Tolbert showed his versatility and value to this offense with a two-touchdown performance against the Eagles. It was in the red zone that the Panthers called his number, and he duly delivered, converting on a 1-yard plunge and a pass into the flat. The latter was the most impressive of Tolbert's work, however, as he shook off an initial tackle attempt, juked inside and bulldozed his way into the end zone. The Eagles will be disappointed with their attempts to make a play, but Tolbert's desire was obvious. Spelling Jonathan Stewart - when he wasn't lead blocking for his backfield compatriot - Tolbert showed good burst and got what was blocked for him, including a nice burst of pace around left tackle.
2015 Week 6 vs SEA (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert was again the designated short yardage back, although he was brought in on a couple of plays to spell Jonathan Stewart as well. Tolbert managed to bull forward for a first down on an inside give on 3rd-and-2, but came up short on his next attempt.
2015 Week 4 vs TB (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
In a game that offered few opportunities, Mike Tolbert was handed an early red zone carry that came up a few yards short of pay dirt, but otherwise played a complementary role in a straightforward victory for the Panthers.
2015 Week 3 vs NO (5 / 16 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert continues to show what a versatile weapon he can be for this offense. Utilized as a true full-back, a pass catcher, a tail back and more, Tolbert is a jack of all trades. Tolbert was the first option behind Jonathan Stewart in the red zone, and came close to breaking one or two carries for a touchdown in that area of the field. A no-nonsense north and south runner, Tolbert punished Saints defenders at the end of his carries. He showed soft hands and a nice move on a screen pass. With this performance, he staked a claim for more playing time.
2015 Week 2 vs HOU (5 / 31 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
A leaner Mike Tolbert looked mean against a fearsome Texans front seven, contributing to the offense's effort with some bullish carries and catches. Tolbert continues to surprise defenders with his suddenness and pace as a ball carrier. He showed excellent patience and vision to bounce a run outside right tackle, giving the defenders in pursuit a little shoulder fake before beating them to the sideline. Trusted as a pass blocker, Tolbert was a fixture of the Panthers' game plan against a Texans pass rush that provided plenty of resistance.
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