Found October 27, 2012 on CJ Sports NASCAR Talk:
Panthers Dump Running Back Rotation, Name Jonathan Stewart Their Feature Back - Carolina head coach Ron Rivera elaborated on his backfield plans, making it clear that Week 8 starter Jonathan Stewart will get a chance to develop the “hot hand” in Carolina.  “I want to see one guy pound and get a rhythm, then see the other guy pound and get a rhythm,” Rivera said. “To me it’s hard for a back to get a rhythm when you’re coming out every other play.” Rivera expressed that DeAngelo Williams was out of the game plan altogether last week, but also told the veteran that “under the circumstances, we’re trying to do something right now … We want to find out who’s going to be hot and go with him.” In other words, it’s Stewart’s job to lose. Read More Here!

Jonathan Stewart Under The Friday Night Lights

I love Friday nights Juan… Fantasy owners have been waiting for one of the Panthers RBs to emerge and J-Stew should be the guy that Rivera gives the rock to.  Rivera confirmed that he wanted to get one RB in a rhythm instead of rotating all three guys in and out of the lineup.  It’s about time. Stewart is a top 5-10 talent at the RB slot, but the most carries he has received...

It’s time to trade for Jonathan Stewart

Despite a mere 142 rushing yards and 51 receiving yards the outlook for Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart is promising.. Probably not this week as Carolina has the misfortune of facing the Bears, but brighter days lie ahead.. Stewart dealt with a toe injury earlier in the season and has yet to touch the ball more than 13 times this season. Not to mention the struggles the...

Jonathan Stewart Officially Carolina's No. 1 RB

Carolina head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged Friday that Jonathan Stewart is officially the Panthers' starting running back.Fantasy Spin:Stewart hopped DeAngelo Williams on the depth chart last week against Dallas and it looks he'll continue to play with the starter distinction for the forseeable future. With that said, Stewart faces an uphill battle this week against the Bears.

Fantasy Football News Week Eight: Jonathan Stewart to start for Carolina Panthers

Last season, the Carolina Panthers fielded a very formidable rushing attack, aided in part by rookie QB Cam Newton. This season, Newton has struggled and his lack of performance on the field has affected the Panthers rushing game so far this season. The Panthers are a team in turmoil right now and as head coach Ron Rivera looks for answers, it appears that Jonathan Stewart will be...

Rivera 'not concerned' about job security

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's "not concerned" about his job security following Carolina's latest fourth quarter collapse. The Panthers blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears Sunday before losing 23-22 on a last-second field goal by Robbie Gould. It marked the fourth straight game Carolina (1-6) has lost after...

Rivera 'not concerned' about job after collapse

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's ''not concerned'' about his job security following Carolina's latest fourth quarter collapse. The Panthers blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears Sunday before losing 23-22 on a last-second field goal by Robbie Gould. It marked the fourth straight game Carolina (1-6) has lost after leading...

Panthers moving away from running back rotation

The Panthers are changing the way they utilize their high-priced tailbacks in hopes of igniting a stagnant running game. Carolina has a combined $79.5 million invested - including $43.5 million guaranteed - in their tailback tandem of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, yet quarterback Cam Newton is the team's leader rusher. Coach Ron Rivera said in an effort to shake things...

Panthers coaches, especially Rivera, on hot seat

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and his coaching staff are on the hot seat since general manager Marty Hurney was fired last week. reported Sunday that owner Jerry Richardson had reservations about Hurney's hiring of Rivera in 2011. After losing four straight and meeting with Richardson, Rivera knows he and his staff are being evaluated week-to-week. Rivera...

Steve Smith among heartsick Panthers that want change

The Carolina Panthers are on the fast track to becoming hopeless. Carolina has something of a dynamic foundation to build upon. None of that matters when, a team loses faith in its direction and its collective will to win. Please Click Here To Read This Story

Panther close but can't seal deal vs. Bears

The statistics tell a very different story from the final score. The stats say the Panthers were the much better team at Soldier Field. The final score says the Bears showed up just in time to steal one away from the desperate visitors 23-22 courtesy of Robbie Goulds 41-yard field goal as time expired. This wasnt the first such loss the Panthers have suffered on the road against...

Troubled Carolina Heads To Red Hot Chicago: Three Bold Predictions

Teams headed in opposite directions meet on the lakefront at Soldier Field on Sunday when the Carolina Panthers (1-5) tangle with the Chicago Bears (5-1). The Panthers are a week removed from having their general manager fired, while the Bears are sitting atop the standings of the NFC North by a game and half entering play on Sunday.Contract extension talks have been rumored around...
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