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Arguably the most loved player for the Carolina Panthers is quarterback Cam Newton. I say arguably simply because there is the grizzled veteran wide receiver Steve Smith or running back(s) DeAngelo Williams and/or Jonathan Stewart.Heck, I would even say that the brazen predictions of center Ryan Kalil at least earn him honorable mention status amongst the Panther faithful. I mean how can you not like an outspoken center that predicts they will win the Super Bowl? Any one of these players could easily be the patriarch of this team and the Panther faithful would eagerly follow.Sadly for the Panther fans, the tool shed is short a few pieces to fully propagate a bountiful garden along with a few more seeds that are needed in order for them to reach the "promised land". However, the foundation is there, the soil is rich and the coaching staff is just beginning to understand what they have at the helm of this team.Once offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski develops a system that ...
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I was listening to the Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco show on ESPN Radio Tuesday as the two hosts were rehashing the first week of NFL action. At the time I tuned in, they were discussing which teams they view differently based on their performance in Week 1.
Naturally, the Carolina Panthers came up.
After considering them a contender for an NFC playoff spot prior to the...
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was seen walking around with a knee brace on Wednesday. Head coach Ron Rivera says he’ll be playing this week no matter what.
Rivera said Steve Smith would play Sunday “without a doubt.”
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 12, 2012
Smith is a tough player and I’m sure the only he doesn’t play is if his leg has to be amputated.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has any resentment toward the New Orleans Saints he isn't making it public.
Newton downplayed being one of a handful of quarterbacks the NFL said was at the center of the Saints' bounty scandal. He will face New Orleans on Sunday in Charlotte for the first time since the NFL levied fines and suspensions against the Saints...
After week one of the NFL, it’s easy to overreact. All we know about the NFL season happened on Sunday, and opinions are running through our heads faster than Usain Bolt being chased by a cheetah. It’s easy to get carried away in what our eyes saw on Sunday, even if it contradicts everything we’ve believed since February. Everyone’s guilty of it, some more than others. But...
The Carolina Panthers have officially listed running back Jonathan Stewart and wide receiver Steve Smith as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Saints.
WR Steve Smith, RB Jonathan Stewart listed as questionable for Sunday’s game: pnth.rs/NsIhNq
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 14, 2012
Smith has battled a knee injury all week and Stewart has worked his way...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects wide receiver Steve Smith and running back Jonathan Stewart will play Sunday against New Orleans, although both are listed as questionable on Carolina's injury report.
Both practiced on a limited basis.
Smith has been wearing a brace this week in practice because of soreness in his right knee. However, Rivera...
While everyone has compared RG3 to Cam Newton over the past year, Head Coach Ron Rivera let the Charlotte Observer know about how he felt about the two players.
“I think their styles are similar only to certain degrees, certain aspects of the game,” Rivera said, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. ”I think after that it’s a lot more different...
I'm sure you haven't forgotten (and if you have, the national media will remind you) that the Saints had a bounty program implemented in previous seasons on certain quarterbacks to get them to play harder and in some cases, dirtier.There were many quarterbacks on their list to go after, one of them named Cam Newton. Last year the Panthers lost to the Saints in Week 5 of...
When asked today if he thought Saints defenders would target him this week, Carolina’s Steve Smith told reporters “this isn’t powderpuff” (Credit: AP Photo)
Shortly following the breaking of the Saints Bounty-gate scandal, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith came forward and said he knew the Saints were dirty because a Saints player had once taken a cheap shot at...
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Most people would have bet the house that DeAngelo Williams and Cam Newton would have combined for more than three yards!
However, Newton and Williams only ran it 11 times for three yards and it was painful to watch as the Tampa Bay Bucs absolutely dominated them up front.
The New Orleans Saints were obliterated up front as well, running for just 32 yards...
Still stinging from the thrashing they took from Robert Griffin III, the New Orleans Saints have turned to their attention toward defending another dual threat quarterback in Carolina's Cam Newton.
Like Griffin Newton is capable of breaking down a defense with his feet as well as his arm, and presents many of the same challenges for the Saints the Washington rookie did.
Another weekend, another chance for me to praise a franchise I could care less about if they were to remove one single player. That’s right, TSHQ, as you should know by now my Cam Newton love knows zero bounds. Since the first time I saw him dominate at Auburn I became a fan. Guy just does it all. After Week 1′s embarassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Newton is going to...
Looking to put an offseason of turmoil behind them, the New Orleans Saints instead invited more scrutiny by losing to a team led by a Heisman Trophy-winning, dual-threat rookie quarterback.
They never had that problem against Cam Newton last year.
The Saints hope to avoid becoming the only NFC South team without a victory Sunday when they visit Newton and the Carolina Panthers...