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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney on Monday following a disappointing 1-5 start to the 2012 season.
Hurney, who held the general manager position since 2002, saw everything unravel quickly and unexpectedly over the past two-and-a-half seasons.
From 2002-2009, the John Fox-led Panthers made the playoffs three times (2003, 2005, 2008), advanced to two NFC Championship games (2003, 2005) and one Super Bowl (2003).
However, in 2010, Hurney came under scrutiny when the team finished 2-14 with then-rookie Jimmy Clausen under center. John Fox left for Denver at the end of the season, but Hurney, to the surprise of many, was retained for the 2011 season.
Enter Cam Newton and Ron Rivera.
Hurney's seat cooled a little bit after Cam Newton's phenomenal rookie season, even though the Panthers finished with a modest 6-10 record.
However, the Panthers had much higher expectations this season. "Rebuilding mode" and "moral...
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Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon believes race is a factor for all the criticism Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton receives. Newton disagrees.
"I haven't heard anything he said. But obviously Warren is a person I go to for guidance and leadership on the field and off the field.
When it comes to (racism) I don't think there is any at all." Said Newton...
Panthers nation has been in a constant panic this week.
First, it was another disconcerting press conference for their franchise quarterback, Cam Newton, after the Panthers suffered their fourth consecutive loss against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.
Then, Monday, things became even more hectic when Marty Hurney was abruptly fired less than halfway through his 11th season as...
The Carolina Panthers appear to be trending downward again after picking up a bag full of hope in the 2011-2012 season. No less than three of their major pieces are done for the year.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason has been placed on injured reserve with knee and shoulder issues. Beason will have surgery next week on his left knee. The Panthers have claimed cornerback James Dockery off waivers from Cleveland to replace Beason on the roster. Dockery joined the Panthers at practice. These are...
Cam Newton is going through some growing pains in his second year as an NFL quarterback.
Yes I know it seems like the struggles are in reverse, as he had plenty of success as a rookie, and now is finding things difficult.
Cameron like many other quarterbacks has a mentor, or someone he feels he can relate to.
During Newton pre-draft training, and possibly before, Newton struck...
Several coaches and players agree with ousted general manager Marty Hurney's assessment that there's a leadership void in the Panthers locker room.
After being fired Monday Hurney suggested more players need to ''step and up and say enough is enough'' when it comes to losing games.
He said leadership in any NFL locker room is critical - and the young Panthers...
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is going through a “sophomore slump.” Coming off a spectacular rookie season in which he threw for 4,051 yards, 21 passing touchdowns, ran for 14 more, 84.5 QB rating, and named offensive rookie of the year, expectations were high for Newton and the Panthers. However, with the Panthers sitting... read moreThe post Criticism of Cam Newton...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Carolina Panthers have had a disappointed season thus far.
Now, head coach Ron Rivera has made changes to their offensive line. Offensive Lineman Byron Bell has been moved back to right tackle.
On Sunday, he started at right guard against the Dallas Cowboys. Garry Williams took Bell’s right tackle...
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.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said he will hire a consultant to help the team find the right person to replace fired general manager Marty Hurney, according to a Charlotte Observer report. The consultant will "examine the football operations," attend practices, and watch film, according to the report. The consultant will likely bring a number of prospective...
Former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kris Jenkins has a very strong opinion of Cam Newton. Jenkins believes Newton is a “pr**ck,” but he means it in the best way possible.
During the Week 7 edition of CBS Local Sports’ “Cover 3″ segment, where experts discuss three different topics for two minutes each, Jenkins was asked to discuss whether or not Newton should be benched...
For a team that has lost two of its best players to injury, linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble, it would be expected to struggle defensively.
Through their first six games of the season, the Carolina Panthers‘ defense is allowing over 360 total yards and giving up 24 points per game. While not the best numbers in the league, it is an improvement over last year...
Former Carolina Panthers Defensive Lineman Michael Rucker joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss Cam Newton's behavior.