Found June 04, 2012 on
The Penalty Flag:
I was recently on the phone with my brother Will, discussing the upcoming football season and the potential break out teams in the NFL. We discussed schemes and coaches; stadium surfaces and fan bases. That led me to my sleeper pick of the NFC; the Carolina Panthers, led by Cam Newton, Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams. Will, being a Washington Redskins fan till the end, couldn't even argue with the logic I presented him.
Will and I both agreed there are two types of super human in the NFL; Sayains and Super Saiyans (ala Dragon Ball Z) and there are only two Super Saiyans in the league right now. One is Calvin Johnson, the brilliant wide reciever for the Detroit Lions and the other is the leader of the Panthers - from now until he likely retires. The difference between the two teams is simple; one Super Saiyan must have the ball thrown to him and the other throws the ball to his proven studs.
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Fifth-year running back Jonathan Stewart has told reporters that he is open to returning to the Carolina Panthers after this season. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Stewart finds himself on one of the deepest rosters of running backs in the NFL. Stewart is behind DeAngelo Williams on the depth chart and the Panthers signed free agent RB Mike Tolbert this offseason...
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Many assumed that Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart would be on the trading block after the team signed free agent bruiser Mike Tolbert to a four-year contract this offseason.
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