Found September 16, 2013 on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network:
PLAYERS: Ron Rivera
TEAMS: Carolina Panthers
Last year the cacophony was deafening as Carolina Panthers fans clamored for head coach Ron Rivera to be fired. Fans of rival teams joined in the chorus, insisting Rivera was not head coach material. I fought them. I debated them. I said he took over a 2-14 team. I said that the numerous late-game losses […]The post I was wrong: A fan’s take on Ron Rivera by Robert J. Russ appeared first on Water Cooler Sports.

Cam Newton is our Week 2 start of the week

Cam Newton vs. Buffalo - After a disappointing preseason the Carolina Panthers mustered just seven points in their opener at home last week. It is hard to get behind Mike Shula’s offense and while we’re just one week in, those who paid a high price for Cam Newton on draft day are starting to sweat it a bit. This week their fears will be erased. While the stat line was ugly,...

Carolina Panthers (0-2) lose at Buffalo: What they’re saying

The track record for 0-2 teams making the playoffs since 2008 may tell the Carolina Panthers their season is over. But let’s hold off on that. The NFL is full of 1-1 teams right now, including San Francisco, Green Bay and the Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens. What is telling is that the Panthers continue to lose games they should win. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron...

Steve Smith Thinks Cam Newton & Young Panthers Players are Pressing

Ever since Cam Newton has taken over for the Panthers they have had bad starts to the season. They normally pick it up toward the end of the season, but by then it is too late. This year it hasn’t been any different and Steve Smith has a theory on it. “What the current issue is, you have a young player pressing,” Smith said. “And what do I mean by pressing? You know when...

Panthers lose starting FS Godfrey for season

The Panthers have announced that free safety Charles Godfrey has torn his right Achilles tendon and is out for the season. Team spokesman Charlie Dayton made the announcement Monday shortly after coach Ron Rivera's press conference. Godfrey sustained the injury during the second half of Carolina's 24-23 loss to Buffalo while breaking up a pass to Bills wide receiver Stevie...

Panthers: Safety Charles Godfrey out for season with Achilles

The season of Carolina Panthers safety Charles Godfrey is over. Godfrey, 27, tore his right Achilles’ tendon in the Panthers loss to the Bills on Sunday. The Panthers will have to patch together their secondary with D.J. Moore and Colin Jones next to Mike Mitchell. The Achilles tear should force Godfrey to renegotiate his $5 million base salary for the 2014 season. Godfrey has...

Carolina Panthers Week 2 Injury Report: Kenjon Barner, James Dockery OUT

The Carolina Panthers suffered a devastating 12-7 loss in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.  Not only did the Panthers lose the game but they also lost starting right guard Garry Williams for the season with a torn ACL.  Williams' injury led to the Panthers moving Travelle Wharton over to the RG position and recently activated left guard Amini Silatolu will move in to...

Panthers Lose S Charles Godfrey For The Season

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Panthers S Charles Godfrey has a torn Achilles tendon and will be out for the remainder of the season. HC Ron Rivera confirmed that Godfrey is expected to miss the season. Godfrey, 27, suffered the injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Bills after he attempted to breakup a pass in the end-zone. Carolina was already limited...

Josh Norman Dealing with Sprained MCL

Carolina DB Josh Norman has a sprained MCL, according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:Add him to the list of injured Panthers pass defenders. Its a long list with Charles Godfrey out for the season and both Quintin Mikell and D.J. Moore hurting. The Giants should have a field day in Week 3.

Panthers lose Charles Godfrey to a torn Achilles

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the Panthers have lost safety Charles Godfrey to a torn ACL. Blow to Carolina: Panthers S Charles Godfrey tore his Achilles and is out for the year. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Panthers lose Charles Godfrey to a torn Achilles appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Panthers safety Charles Godfrey likely done for season

After starting safeties Charles Godfrey and Quintin Mikell limped through the visitors locker room on crutches each with his right foot in a protective boot defensive back D.J. Moore walked in with his left knee in a brace. The Panthers lost three starting defensive backs in Sunday’s 24-23 loss to Buffalo but Moore was thought to be one of the healthy ones. It turned out Moore...

Firing Ron Rivera would be a huge mistake

The Carolina Panthers are 0-2 and off to another slow start, but there is no reason to ask for Ron Rivera’s head on a silver platter. As the title of the article suggests, firing Rivera at the end of 2013 would be a huge mistake that the Panthers should avoid making. Ron Rivera was brought in during the 2011 off-season and took over a 2-14 team that had the first overall pick which...

Panthers G Silatolu to start against Bills

Carolina Panthers left guard Amini Silatolu will start against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after missing the opener with a hamstring injury. Silatolu's returns provides the Panthers a boost after right guard Gary Williams sustained a season-ending left knee injury in a 12-7 loss to Seattle last weekend. Chris Scott started in place of Williams against Buffalo. For the Bills...

The Bait and Switch Week 3: Who to Trade and Trade For

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Steve Smith Wants World to Know, He Doesn’t Run in Kerry Rhodes’ Circle (Audio)

Call me crazy, but I don’t think Steve Smith runs in Kerry Rhodes’ circle. Call me crazy again, but I don’t think Steve Smith wants Kerry Rhodes on the Panthers. H/T Deadspin
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