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Cam Newton, entering his third year as the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback, has been named as one of six team captains for this season. Head coach Ron Rivera announced the captains prior to Thursday’s practice.
Cam Newton shown here warming up at the Panthers’ training camp earlier this summer, has been named as one of the six captains for the Carolina Panther 2013 squad
In addition to Newton, the other five captains are reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year LB Luke Kuechly, LB Thomas Davis, WR Steve Smith, LT Jordan Gross and C Ryan Kalil.
Newton’s captainship reflects on how the 2011 No. 1 overall draft choice has grown over the offseason. He came to camp with a more serious attitude and showed a lot of leadership qualities. Kuechly, who led the league in tackles last season, is the defensive player everyone follows and gravitates towards. Davis, Smith, Gross and Kalil are the veterans who are showing the way for all players. Gross, Smith and Davis were captains last season as well.
The Panthers open the 2013 season Sunday at home against the Seattle Seahawks.
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The Carolina Panthers hit the ground running against a team that some experts say could win it all come February. In a critical year for Ron Rivera and Co., Carolina must get off to a good start: something the team hasn’t done under Rivera in his two years with the team.
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Cam Newton hasn’t been in the NFL long but he knows the importance of being voted a team captain by your peers. This is what he said about it during training camp:
“I recognize, and everyone knows around the league, when you’re a team captain, that’s not just a patch on the jersey,” Newton said. “You’re holding yourself to a higher standard with being accountable....
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The Carolina Panthers have let wide receiver David Gettis go with an injury settlement.
Gettis, 26, was a sixth round pick of the Panthers in 2010.
Ravens WR LaQuan Williams and Panthers WR David Gettis were waived off IR with injury settlements.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 6, 2013
Gettis caught 37 passes in 2010 and added three touchdowns. He has not caught a pass...
Every week in the NFL beat writers for every team are included in a conference call with the opposing team’s coach and one of their players. The Carolina Panthers play the Seattle Seahawks opening weekend, and veteran wide receiver Steve Smith was the Panther selected to answer questions from the Seattle media. Some of his remarks didn’t paint a friendly picture of new Browns...
After two years of serving as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski is now the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. But Panthers leading receiver Steve Smith says his goal of being the head guy was obtained at the expense of the Panthers offense.
H/T: The Charlotte Observer
“The prior offensive coordinator really was positioning himself to just apply for that...
The indication that Jonathan Stewart was going to start the season the PUP list opened the door for rookie running back Kenjon Barner to steal some reps from veteran DeAngelo Williams. Unfortunately for Barner, he may have to wait until at least Week 2. According to Steve Reed, Barner is still out and most likely will be inactive for Week 1.
RB Kenjon Barner still out. Looking...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith expects more from Carolina's offense now that former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is no longer calling the plays.
Carolina's offense struggled last year, including during a 16-12 loss to Seattle in October, something Smith blames on Chudzinski. The Panthers' offense managed...
On Thursday, September 5th, the 2013-14 NFL Season kicks off. I cannot tell you how I happy I am to write those words, considering the roller coaster NFL off-season that has just been completed.
The Seattle Seahawks are ready to build on the success of 2012. Their opponents, the Carolina are also looking to build after a strong second half.
On Sunday the two teams meet at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. for a Week 1 match-up. Coverage of this game will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET.
The visiting Seattle Seahawks are a 3.5 point favorite against the Carolina...
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Oh sweet 6 pound, 7 ounce baby Jesus. The NFL and our Seahawks 2013 championship season has finally come!
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I have taken some huge hits from readers on this site about my thoughts of Seattle and an assignment I did on why the Seahawks won’t make the playoffs this season.Just so everyone knows, a writer can be wrong every now and then. This may be one of those cases.The Seahawks look primed to give San Francisco, Atlanta, Green Bay and New Orleans a true run for their money.As Seattle...