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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.
"I'm not going to speak on something that was last year," Newton said, quickly dismissing the topic. "That was last year, and I'm going to keep it at that."
Newton said the Panthers have plenty enough incentive this week following their season-opening 16-10 loss Sunday to Tampa Bay.
The Panthers were fifth in the league in scoring last season averaging more than 25 points per game, so last week's dud was particularly difficult to swallow. Newton was 23 of 33 for 303 yards passing but was intercepted twice and the Panthers were held to 10 yards rushing, trying a franch...
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With an exciting first week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 2 fantasy football tight end rankings..1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Ho hum, another touchdown for Gronk to go along with six catches for 60 yards. Should feast on Arizona..2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Mr. 1-A had six catches for 85 yards and a score. Faces Carolina..3. Vernon...
I’ve written and re-written the intro for this week’s flex rankings at least twenty times now, and the best I can come up with is the very simple but truthful: week one did not disappoint.
Unless you were a Wes Welker owner.
Or Chris Johnson..
But, for the most part the NFL kickoff week provided us with plenty of breakout performances, confirmation of pre-draft fantasy...
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...
Drew Brees thinks New Orleans' usually prolific offense will return to normal soon, even without suspended coach Sean Payton.
The Saints quarterback remains confident that he and the rest of the unit are going to put up the type of numbers they have for most of the past six years - even if Payton's season-long bounty penalty keeps him from helping to correct mistakes made...
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...
Vilma, Goodell Agree To Meet -
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma has accepted an invitation to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the league office in New York sometime next week to discuss his discipline as the CBA process is reopened in the Saints’ ‘bounty’ case. “We have accepted Commissioner Goodell’s invitation to meet with him to share information and...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spent Monday afternoon having a ''very frank, very truthful'' meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about his suspension that was temporarily lifted.
Vilma was one of four players suspended by Goodell in the bounty scandal. But an appeals panel earlier this month said Goodell must clarify his rulings to ensure no...
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...
If and when Jonathan Vilma meets with Roger Goodell, the Saints linebacker should ask the commissioner a simple question:
What is more dangerous, a symbolic, thousand-dollar bounty system or the Baltimore Ravens opening the season playing four NFL games in 17 days?
The elimination of bounties will not stop one NFL defensive player from curb-stomping an opposing player if given...
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina PanthersNew Orleans: Well, the season without offensive guru Sean Payton didn’t start out as planned, as the Saints ended up getting run over by the RGIII hype train in their own backyard. Drew Brees started out slow, but ended up with his fairly standard good numbers as the Saints staged a furious comeback that fell just short.Now, Brees and the...
The four players who were suspended for their alleged role in the New Orleans Saints bounty program are scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, CBSSports.com reported on Wednesday. The four players - Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita - had their suspensions overturned on Friday by an appeals panel, allowing them to play for...
Anytime you give up 40 points to anyone, it's safe to assume the defensive grades won't be good. The major concerns after this week are a non existent pass rush and poor coverage. The really bothersome thing is that while I'm convinced the offensive woes can be cleaned up pretty quickly by eliminating penalties, I'm not sure the defensive problems have a quick...