Found December 02, 2011 on Charlotte Observer:
(By Joseph Person, Kealoha Pilares, the NFL's No. 2 kickoff returner after two long run-backs the past two weeks, missed his second consecutive practice Thursday and could miss Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Pilares "struggled a little bit" while trying to run Thursday, and will be re-evaluated today.

Steve Smith on Vinny, Jake and Cam

Yes, Steve Smith said this week that Cam Newton is the third-best quarterback he's played with, behind Jake Delhomme and Vinny Testaverde. No, Smith was not dissing Newton, the No. 1 overall pick whose arrival in Charlotte has helped rejuvenate Smith's career. Smith was merely giving props to guys who had long, productive careers. (Delhomme's was extended this week when...

5-11 linebacker takes big role amid injuries

(By Joseph Person, Carolina Panthers linebacker Jordan Senn has the same pre-game meal every Sunday – two filets, a bowl of walnuts, berries, green beans, a vegetable drink and a couple bottles of water.Once he gets to the stadium, Senn sets out his equipment and uniform at his locker stall in the same, orderly fashion – much to the amusement of...

Bucs vs. Panthers: Bucs Will Probably Lose

Remember how Derrick Brooks could tackle? That was awesome. I mean, isn’t that where we are now? I know, I haven’t been keeping up with my regular updates. Did you know that when you are studying for a master’s you have to do a lot of work? I didn’t either. But I do now! Anyway, the good news is that in my last wrap-up post following the Bucs-Saints game, I prepared all you...

Carolina Panthers (3-8) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)

The Panthers broke a three game losing streak last weekend when the won on the road, 27-19 against the Colts.  The Buccaneers have lost five games in a row, as they have been pretty lousy.  Here is a look at the matchups of what could be a very high scoring game this Sunday: When the Panthers have the ball:  The Panthers are starting to be more balanced offensively as of late...

Smith: Newton third-best Panthers QB with whom I've played

Steve Smith likes Cam Newton, but the rookie has some work to do before the star receiver will consider him a better Panthers QB than Jake Delhomme or even Vinny Testaverde.

Panthers prepping to face a QB named Josh on Sunday

The Panthers know they're going to face a Tampa Bay quarterback named Josh on Sunday. They're just not sure which one. Bucs starting quarterback Josh Freeman remains questionable due to a sore shoulder that has significantly limited his practice time this week. Most of the first-team reps in practice have been taken by Josh Johnson, who has not started an NFL game since 2009...

Carolina Panthers to win at Tampa Bay

(By Scott Fowler, The Creamsicles are back!Tampa Bay will wear its throwback Creamsicle orange uniforms Sunday when the Panthers play the Bucs in Tampa, harking back to those glorious days when the Bucs once lost 26 games in a row and head coach John McKay, when asked about his team's execution, quipped that he was in favor of it.

Panthers get a taste of Creamsicles at Tampa

   The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going old school for the Panthers visit on Sunday.    The Bucs will wear their orange throwback uniforms, a nod to the early days of a franchise that struggled to find its footing before eventually winning a Super Bowl in less garish uniforms.    Local fans won't get to see the throwbacks because the game is expected to be blacked out in...

Matchups: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(The Charlotte Observer) Carolina PanthersCoach: Ron Rivera

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib takes on a familiar foe in Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith

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