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Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will make his second consecutive start Sunday against Chicago, although coach Ron Rivera plans to get DeAngelo Williams more work than a week ago.
Rivera said he wants his backs to get in more of a rhythm, rather than substituting them every play or every couple of plays like the Panthers have done since Stewart arrived in 2008 to form the so-called Double Trouble rushing tandem.
The message being we want to pound the ballwell, not really pound itbut we want one guy to develop a rhythm, Rivera said. And then when he gets hot, ride him.
On the injury front, DE Antwan Applewhite (knee) is out for the game, and second-year DE Thomas Keiser is doubtful with issues with both of his elbows.
Starting DE Charles Johnson (hip) was limited during Friday's practice, but is listed as probable. DT Dwan Edwards (hand), TE Ben Hartsock (calf) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (leg) are all probable, as well. Source: Charlotte Observer Attached Thumbnails
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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...
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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...
Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart received 17 carries to DeAngelo Williams' 11 Sunday against the Bears but didn't do anything with them. Stewart only ran for 42 yards.Fantasy Spin:Stewart has been promoted to starter as the Panthers attempt to establish a more traditional power running game but couldn't find any room to run Sunday. He's still the Carolina running...
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...
The Carolina Panthers are shifting from their zone-read package to a power running game, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Two-thirds of the Panthers runs have come out of the shotgun this year, and subsequently they are ranked 13th in rushing in the league, after ranking 2nd in 2011. According to beat writer Joseph Person, the zone-read will not be completely abandoned by Carolina...
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 head coach Ron Rivera says that running back Jonathan Stewart will get the start this week against the Bears. There have been some reports that the Panthers want … Continue reading »
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...
Running back Jonathan Stewart will start for the Carolina Panthers against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. DeAngelo Williams, who has started five of the team's first six games, had just five carries in last week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. "The message being we want to pound the ball - well, not really pound it - but we want one guy to develop a rhythm," head...
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and his coaching staff are on the hot seat since general manager Marty Hurney was fired last week. ESPN.com 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...
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 general manager Marty Hurney was fired Monday after the team's fourth straight defeat and one of the reasons is that he hired Ron Rivera as head coach in 2011, which league sources say was against the reservations of owner Jerry Richardson, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
Rivera knows his job status is being evaluated week-to-week.
The entire staff fears their own...
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...
Defensive end Charles Johnson injured his hip Thursday during practice, but head coach Ron Rivera doesn't believe the injury to his $72 million end is serious.
Rivera was unsure how Johnson sustained the injury--a sharp below, a hip pointer or a strange twist--but it wasn't worth letting Johnson practice fully the rest of the day.
"We slowed him down a little bit...
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...