Found September 12, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Cam Newton downplayed the criticism he received last week from Panthers teammate Steve Smith, saying he and his Pro Bowl receiver are still ''on good terms.'' Smith told reporters he chided Newton on the sideline last Thursday night for sulking during the closing minutes of Carolina's 36-7 blowout loss to the Giants. Newton says he didn't read anything into that, saying he views the 12-year veteran receiver as ''a big brother'' who's always giving him advice on football and life. Newton believes it's ''bogus'' to single out one instance of Smith offering advice to him and make it a big deal. Newton says ''Steve Smith talks to me every day.'' Smith says in hindsight he probably should have kept what he said to Newton between the two of them.

Newton brushes off talk of revenge vs. Saints

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...

Steve Smith says football “isnt powder puff”

With the Carolina Panthers facing off against the New Orleans Saints this week, wide receiver Steve Smith has been asked about being targeted  by the Saints because of thei bounty scandal that’s been surrounding them.  He dodged pretty much all the questions but did give the local media an entertaining quote. Panthers wideout Steve Smith avoided most of the questions about the...

Steve Smith on Saints targeting him: “This isn’t powder puff”

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...

Steve Smith held out of practice again

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers ended up shutting down  wide receiver Steve Smith during today’s practice after his knee started getting sore.  They still expect him to play Sunday against the Saints. Ron Rivera says Panthers shut Steve Smith down today when his knee got sore. Still expects him to play. — Joe Person (@josephperson) September 13, 2012

Ron Rivera says Steve Smith will play this week

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.  

Tampa Bay Bucs rookie safety Mark Barron Laid Steve Smith Out

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Mark Barron absolutely decleated Carolina Panthers vet receiver Steve Smith Sunday. And while SS was waving fingers, reports had him staggering to the bench as... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Panthers look to duplicate RG3's effort vs. Saints

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. Saints...

Panthers WR Smith, RB Stewart questionable

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...

Carolina Panthers week 1 loss: cause for concern or aberration?

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: Most Loved and Hated Players

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...

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Week 2 NFL Preview

Chuck Cook/US Presswire 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...

Carolina Panthers: Three Things To Watch vs. Saints

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...

Saints-Panthers Preview

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...

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Three Bold Predictions

The Saints got flat out run over by rookie sensation RGIII last week.The Panthers couldn't move the ball against a suddenly stout Tampa Bay defense.One team is going to get redemption this week, so both teams are going to come out swinging.Carolina's leading rusher is Kealoha Pilares, a name no one expected.  He has five yards on one attempt against last year's worst...

Waiver Wire Pick Ups: Week 2

Waiver Wire Pick ups: Week 2 After a very exciting first week of fantasy football, a number of players have emerged with more fantasy value than most people thought they would have and could be worthy of adding to most fantasy rosters. Alex Smith, QB- Alex Smith has been a “game manager” for far too long for the 49ers. This past week against the highly touted Green Bay Packers...
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