Found December 23, 2011 on Charlotte Observer:
PLAYERS: Ron Rivera
TEAMS: Carolina Panthers
With Josh Freeman back at quarterback after missing Tampa Bay's first game against the Panthers, coach Ron Rivera said it's likely to alter the Bucs' play-calling.

The Carolina Panthers lose CB Captain Munnerlyn for the rest of the year

The Panthers have placed 23-year old cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on the Injured Reserve List, ending his season due to a hamstring injury.  Munnerlyn played in 14 games for the Panthers last year and he had 58 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 tackle for a loss.  Munnerlyn has now played in 45 games in his first three years with the...

Munnerlyn wins Good Guy award

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn has been awarded the Tom Berry Good Guy award, the Professional Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday. Munnerlyn, a third-year cornerback from South Carolina, was a unanimous selection among media members who cover the Panthers on a regular basis. The award is named for Tom Berry, the longtime Panthers beat writer for the High Point...

Panthers' Senn has shot at regular starting LB gig

Jordan Senn is quietly making a name for himself with the Panthers despite not having the size, speed or quickness of most NFL linebackers. In fact, the fourth-year linebacker is playing so well in the first starting opportunity of his career that coach Ron Rivera said he's considering making him a full-time starter next season. ''He's become one of those guys where...

Maturing Newton looks to set record vs. Bucs

The last time Cam Newton faced the Buccaneers he ran his way into the NFL record books. This time he'll use his arm to do the same. The Panthers sensational rookie quarterback needs 18 yards passing Saturday against Tampa Bay to break Peyton Manning's rookie single-season record of 3,739 yards. But Newton said that record is not as important as closing the season with...

Behind Enemy Lines: Going Inside Reliant Stadium

Sunday I had the pleasure to attend the Panthers vs Texans games in Houston, TX at Reliant Stadium. Now I know it has been a few days, but I really wanted time to reflect on what I had experienced. While there I learned a few things, things about the Panthers and things about the Texans and their fans. Of course I was in the middle of a constant onslaught of trash talk for wearing...

Carolina Panthers (5-9) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)

The Panthers are rolling now as they have won three of their last four games.  Just three weeks ago, they thumped the Buccaneers 38-19 at Tampa.  The Buccaneers have lost 8 games in a row and they have not played a close game in the last 3 weeks.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Panthers have the ball:  The Panthers are going to likely run a balanced offense...

Panthers place starting CB Munnerlyn on injured reserve

The Panthers have placed starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve with a strained left hamstring.

Evolution of game and players' skill sets has Cam Newton closing in on passing marks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - At some point early in the first quarter on Saturday, Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton...

Panthers place CB Munnerlyn on injured reserve

The Panthers have placed starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve with a strained left hamstring.

Newton credits offensive linemen for helping him stay positive

Cam Newton has a tendency to sulk on the Panthers sideline, a trait that has led to some criticism. But a recent pep talk from two teammates has helped Newton realize that he needs to keep a more even keel.

Q & A: Buccaneers vs. Panthers

I had a chance to sit down with Cave Crave’s Joe Soriano, who also manages the brilliant baseball blog Call to the Pen, to talk about the Carolina Panthers and their matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The big story whenever you talk about the Carolina Panthers this year has been Cam Newton and how he has defied the odds of the No. 1 pick curse to actually be a reliable quarterback...
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