He’s taught me ways to handle guys like him

“In the NFL, it’s been a little different, because you go against bigger guys with more moves,” Fournette said. “The funniest thing is when I had to go against Calais Campbell one time. It was like fighting Goliath.”

While Fournette is looking to stand all against all the defenses he’ll encounter as a rookie, he sees all the other talented backs in the 2017 draft class more as inspiration than competition as he tries to stand out with his own powerful style.

“You look at Dalvin Cook as a great talent who can do everything. Christian McCaffrey is a little different in what makes him special.,” Fournette said. “it will be interesting to see how we all do.”

As for his personal goals in the future, Fournette is — as expected — thinking very big as a rookie.

“The only things I want to do are win the rushing title and the Super Bowl,” Fournette said. “That’s it.”

For what it’s worth, the trade-off the NFL wanted last time the labor agreement was up for grabs in 2011 — an 18-game regular season — is not being pushed this time. Or so Goodell has said. At the Super Bowl in February, at another fan forum, he answered a question about adding two games with: “Will it get discussed? Possibly. I don’t see a big movement that way, though.’’

According to CNN, he then acknowledged three players joining him at the forum — Eli Manning, Larry Fitzgerald and Greg Olson — and said, “Certainly, I’ve got three ‘No’ votes here.” All three NHL Cheap Jerseys had, to NFL Jerseys Free Shipping put it mildly, expressed their disinterest in playing two more games.

Panthers pack six jerseys for Cam Newton to take to Super Bowl

“If we’re rained on pregame, we’d switch them after pregame for the first half,” Miles said Friday. “And then if it rained in the first half we’d switch them at halftime for the second half.”

Miles admittedly was disappointed the jerseys are black. The Panthers have a career record of 5-0 in the playoffs at home in white and 0-2 in the black.

As the designated home team, the AFC champion Denver Broncos had the option. They chose white.

“They wore their colors all in their home playoff games,” Miles said of Denver. “Our white thing is a home superstition. It’s kind of weird they’re preventing us from wearing white.”

It was weird until Miles was reminded the Broncos are 0-4 in Super Bowls wearing orange jerseys. He still was disappointed.

“The last two [playoff games] in black we got our butts kicked,” he quipped.

Miles has had a busy week. It began with getting a truckload of equipment — blocking sleds, weights, etc. — out Tuesday for the cross-country drive. The truck is expected to arrive Saturday. The rest will be shipped on the chartered plane that leaves Sunday.

Even though the game is in Santa Clara, California, Miles packed winter wear and raincoats. The equipment manager for the San Francisco 49ers “told me it rains every two out of three days.”

“I have a winter trunk packed, too,” Miles said. “We’re prepared. We’re not going to be packed for Minnesota cold, but I have the nice baseball jackets packed.”

Without having taken a single snap in the NFL, former first-round pick Kevin White is already being compared to seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson.

“Kevin White was one of the better receivers I’ve seen coming out,” Chicago Bears receivers coach Curtis Johnson said Friday. “He reminded me of some of the guys I had in Miami. He reminded me of Andre Johnson. He’s very similar to him.

Undrafted Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker has a fallback plan in case he fails to make it in the NFL.

“Infectious disease [doctor],” Braunecker said on Sunday. “I’d like to be more research based. It’s what I love. It’s my passion.”