Found August 03, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Carolina Panthers surprised a lot of teams due to the leadership of 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year, quarterback Cam Newton. Newton shaped the defensive-minded Panthers into an unlikely offensive force despite having a 6-10 record. Can lightning strike twice for Newton, as he gets into his sophomore season as an NFL starter? Here are three questions heading into training camp. How can you sustain Newton? The last time the NFC South has seen such a running force from the position was former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, now currently with the Philadelphia Eagles. Newton set the single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 14 while amassing 706 rushing yards. Newton's arm is as dangerous as his legs. While Vick's tenure with the Falcons was marred with criticism from his lack of passing accuracy, Newton set the NFL record for most passing yards by a rookie with 4,051. He also achieved a 21:17 touchdown-to-interception ratio and made th...

Carolina Panthers: 53-Man Roster Predictions

The Carolina Panthers' roster for the 2012 season does not officially have to be cut down to 53 players until August 31, but it’s never too early to take a crack at how that roster will shape up.   Quarterbacks: Cam Newton, Derek Anderson, Jimmy Clausen Running Backs: DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Tauren Poole Fullbacks: Mike Tolbert, Richie Brockel Wide receivers...

Panthers' Rivera: Davis' knee fine after tests

Coach Ron Rivera says he's ''relieved'' that medical tests on Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis' right knee were negative. Rivera says an MRI on Thursday revealed no damage and that Davis has a strained right calf. Davis will not participate in Saturday's Fan Fest back in Charlotte but could return to practice next week. He hasn't practiced since...

Nakamura: Panthers just need a taste

Safety Haruki Nakamura believes Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers have all of the ingredients to be a perennial playoff team. They just need a taste of it first.

KSK 2012 NFL Prekkake: Carolina Panthers

via The Onion The Panthers won four of their final six games after starting 2-8, leading some to say the Panthers have MOMENTUM and THEY TURNED THE CORNER. Except for two of those wins came against the Buccaneers and another against the Colts, so maybe not. Carolina also gave up 30 points or more in half their games last season, so probably good that they went defense in the draft...

Panthers terminate Otah's contract

The Jeff Otah era is over in Carolina. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney announced the team had terminated the contract of the offensive tackle, a former first-round draft pick, after he failed a physical.

Kicking competition in full swing

The Carolina Panthers will enter the preseason with their kicker and punter positions both up in the air. That's an oddity around here. For the better part of 18 years the Panthers have enjoyed incredible stability with kicker John Kasay and punters Jason Baker and Todd Sauerbrun.

Davis' knee fine after tests

Coach Ron Rivera says he's ''relieved'' that medical tests on Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis' right knee were negative.

Newton gets cheers at Fan Fest

Cam Newton got a chance to show off for the fans a little at the Carolina Panthers Fan Fest on Saturday. However, coach Ron Rivera said there was a bigger message for the Panthers during the annual fan appreciation day. ''The fans showed us they have expectations,'' Rivera said after Saturday's two-hour practice. ''That gave us a little bit of energy...

Carolina Panthers: 2012 Schedule Analysis

Carolina Panthers 2012 Regular Season Schedule Day Date Opponent Location Time Prediction Sun. Sept. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium 4:15 p.m. WIN Sun. Sept. 16 vs. New Orleans Saints Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. LOSS Thu. Sept. 20 vs. New York Giants Bank of America Stadium 8:20 p.m. WIN Sun. Sept. 30 at Atlanta Falcons ...

NFL Power Rankings: Cam Newton vs. Robert Griffin III

The evolution of the quarterback has been on going for many years. The NFL is opening up and becoming a passing league, trying to shape not only a quarterback that can pass effectively but can also run the ball consistently.  It seems that every year there is a quarterback that is more than just a quarterback. They are a genuine athlete that changes the game with more than just...

Nepotism: Is it all bad? Dad?

The Panthers have training camp in full swing, and we’re sort of covering it over at, but training camp doesn’t lead to many stories, other than that whole Jeff Otah deal.  Well the Bobcats have training camp coming up too, which will be less hurried and lockouty this year.  The only interesting thing so [...]

What is the Best Division in the NFL

Written By: Kyle Newton (@KNewt22) This debate rages on every year, which division is king of the NFL?  Several divisions have a legitimate case every year to be crowned the best, but which one really is better than the rest.  You can go through and eliminate several that are just simply at the bottom of the pack, the AFC South and AFC West are easily at the bottom of the AFC...
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