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Cam Newton is the unquestioned leader of the Carolina Panthers, and with that leadership comes an occasional bold prediction.
Newton and the Panthers are finally feeling confident about themselves, and according to Pro Football Talk, Newton “feels the Panthers are a playoff contender.”
“I really do believe it,” Newton said. ”I’m not just saying anything because fans want to hear it. I’m not saying just anything because it is good for my health. And I won’t say anything that comes through my teeth that I really don’t believe in. I believe in my players. I believe in my offensive line that they are going to give me time to be successful. And I believe that I have enough weapons at the wide receiver position that they are going to catch the football. There’s no question about it in my mind. I have an unbelievable running back corps.”
Can the Panthers contend for a playoff spot?
Yes. But they will need the Saints or Falcons to slide back a bit, and probably need to win th
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The Carolina Panthers possess a plethora of talent on their roster. There’s no question that Ron Rivera’s up-and-coming club can compete with the top teams in the league heading into the upcoming 2013 NFL regular season. However, the Panthers have yet to prove that they can put it all together and perform at a high level for a full season and the team didn’t add very many...
CHARLOTTE -- Here are four observations from the Panthers' 25-10 win over the Steelers on Thursday night, leaving them at 3-1 to finish the preseason.
1. Ginn continues to prove his worth
The Panthers' one-year, 1.1 million deal with Ted Ginn Jr. continues to look like the bargain of the offseason for them. A week after the special teams ace returned a punt 74 yards to...
If you have to choose between the defense or the offense of your favorite team being on the same page during the preseason, you would probably go with the defense. While Panthers fans have been pleasantly surprised to see the defense capitalize on their opportunities, they have to be concerned with how the offense has had a difficult time getting down the field. From upper management...
WR Domenik Hixon, DT Colin Cole, ILB Chase Blackburn, CB D.J. Moore, CB Drayton Florence, S Michael Mitchell, KR Ted Ginn, DT Star Lotulelei (draft), DT Kawann Short (draft), G Edmnd Kugbila (draft), ILB A.J. Klein (draft), RB Kenjon Barner (draft)
WR Louis Murphy, C Mike Pollak, DE/OLB Antwan Applewhite, DT Ron Edwards, DT Andre Neblett...
Sure the last game of the preseason is dull and boring with most fans generally having more interest in “Matlock” re-runs. However, the game is vital to some players who are trying to find their way on to a final roster spot.
Earlier in the week I had wrote about Domenik Hixon making his preseason debut for the Panthers this week and him fighting for a final roster spot...
Ted Ginn Jr. is making a home for himself in Carolina.
The 28-year-old Ginn is proving he still has something left in the tank, catching five passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 25-10 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
In a game void of star power, Derek Anderson completed 10 of 15 passes for 220 yards, including...
Everyone agrees: the Carolina Panthers’ most pressing needs are secondary and defensive tackle. However, secondary far outpaces defensive tackle as an immediate need. Carolina already has two nice defensive ends, serviceable Dwan Edwards at tackle, and two Pro Bowlers and the 2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year filling out the linebacking corps. Unfortunately, they will […]The...
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart, who is recovering from surgery on both ankles, will start the season on the PUP list.Fantasy Spin:DeAngelo Williams figures to get the bulk of the workload with Stewart sidelined, though Mike Tolbert will likely steal the goal line opportunities.
The Panthers have been talking with defensive end Greg Hardy and his representatives about possibly getting a long-term deal done before the start of the season according to a league source.
Hardy coming off a breakthrough season in 2012 is set to make $1.35million this season in the final year of his rookie deal.
Drew Rosenhaus Hardy’s agent approached Panthers’ officials...
Carolina enters its fourth week of preseason, and so far they are looking like contenders in the NFC South. The third preseason game is designed to be an example of a team's regular season ability. Last Thursday's game vs. Baltimore was defined by Carolina's defense.The Panthers ranked No. 18 in overall defense last year with plenty of injuries and growing pains to overcome...