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For a team that has lost two of its best players to injury, linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble, it would be expected to struggle defensively.
Through their first six games of the season, the Carolina Panthers‘ defense is allowing over 360 total yards and giving up 24 points per game. While not the best numbers in the league, it is an improvement over last year where they gave up over 370 yards and 27 points per game.
The Panthers took a step at upgrading their defense in this past years’ draft, selecting middle linebacker Luke Kuechly out of Boston College with the ninth overall pick. Kuechly has lived up to expectations this season, holding down the middle linebacker position and leading the team with 51 tackles.
He started the season on the weak-side before the injury to Beason moved him to his natural position inside. His anticipation and knowledge of the game is more similar to a seasoned veteran than a rookie and he has an uncanny nose for the football.
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Panthers nation has been in a constant panic this week.
First, it was another disconcerting press conference for their franchise quarterback, Cam Newton, after the Panthers suffered their fourth consecutive loss against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.
Then, Monday, things became even more hectic when Marty Hurney was abruptly fired less than halfway through his 11th season as...
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney on Monday following a disappointing 1-5 start to the 2012 season.
Hurney, who held the general manager position since 2002, saw everything unravel quickly and unexpectedly over the past two-and-a-half seasons.
From 2002-2009, the John Fox-led Panthers made the playoffs three times (2003, 2005, 2008),...
Panthers Dump Running Back Rotation, Name Jonathan Stewart Their Feature Back -
Carolina head coach Ron Rivera elaborated on his backfield plans, making it clear that Week 8 starter Jonathan Stewart will get a chance to develop the “hot hand” in Carolina. “I want to see one guy pound and get a rhythm, then see the other guy pound and get a rhythm,” Rivera said. “To me...
Panthers offensive lineman Lee Ziemba has been suspended for four games after testing positive for a banned stimulant, Ziemba said Saturday in a statement released by his agent.
Ziemba, who is on injured reserve following surgery in August, said he never knowingly ingested a performance-enhancing substance but he's decided not to appeal the suspension and will begin serving...
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams could be dealt before next week's trading deadline. SOURCE: Michael Lombardi, NFL NetworkFantasy Spin:Williams is expendable now that Jonathan Stewart has emerged as the team's every down back. The Panthers certainly wouldn't mind getting rid of his awful contract either (five years, $43 million). With that said, no deal is imminent...
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Fantasy owners have been waiting for one of the Panthers RBs to emerge and J-Stew should be the guy that Rivera gives the rock to. Rivera confirmed that he wanted to get one RB in a rhythm instead of rotating all three guys in and out of the lineup. It’s about time.
Stewart is a top 5-10 talent at the RB slot, but the most carries he has received...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Carolina Panthers have had a disappointed season thus far.
Now, head coach Ron Rivera has made changes to their offensive line. Offensive Lineman Byron Bell has been moved back to right tackle.
On Sunday, he started at right guard against the Dallas Cowboys. Garry Williams took Bell’s right tackle...
Carolina head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged Friday that Jonathan Stewart is officially the Panthers' starting running back.Fantasy Spin:Stewart hopped DeAngelo Williams on the depth chart last week against Dallas and it looks he'll continue to play with the starter distinction for the forseeable future. With that said, Stewart faces an uphill battle this week against the Bears.
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will make his second consecutive start Sunday against Chicago, although coach Ron Rivera plans to get DeAngelo Williams more work than a week ago.
Rivera said he wants his backs to get in more of a rhythm, rather than substituting them every play or every couple of plays like the Panthers have done since Stewart arrived in 2008 to form the...
The Carolina Panthers appear to be trending downward again after picking up a bag full of hope in the 2011-2012 season. No less than three of their major pieces are done for the year.
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Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network believes that the Panthers should be willing and prepared to trade RB DeAngelo Williams before the trade deadline.
Lombardi mentions that the Panthers, after getting off to a 1-5 start, should start thinking ahead for next season.
With Tuesdays deadline approaching, the Panthers have an opportunity to trade for draft picks while getting rid...
Carolina Panthers (1-5) at Chicago Bears (5-1) I normally hate laying more than a touchdown, but I like the Bears this week for several reasons. The first reason is simply that I think they’re the best team in the league in this wide open NFL (the undefeated Falcons have played a cupcake schedule and won [...]
The Carolina Panthers (1-5) and the Chicago Bears (5-1) will meet for the eighth time ever on Sunday afternoon.
The Bears lead the all-time series 4-3. Last season, the Panthers came to Soldier Field and fell short 34-29, but gave the Bears everything they had.
The Bears will don their alternate jerseys on Sunday that honor the 1940's "Monsters of the Midway."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason has been placed on injured reserve with knee and shoulder issues. Beason will have surgery next week on his left knee. The Panthers have claimed cornerback James Dockery off waivers from Cleveland to replace Beason on the roster. Dockery joined the Panthers at practice. These are...