That leaves Ward to simulate what not one, but two dynamic players bring to the table for a Panthers offense that's found a rhythm. He won't suit up Thursday, though. All Ward is able to do now is go flat out in practice and hope that it's making his teammates better.
"Whenever the ball touches my hands, I try to score," Ward said. "You're trying to make guys miss if you're in the backfield running the ball or you're catching it running routes. You're just trying to score.
"That's what the other guys are doing on other teams. They're trying to score every time they get the ball, so that's the best thing is just going full speed and going hard."