Found January 24, 2012 on Bucs Beat:
PLAYERS: Ron Rivera
TEAMS: Carolina Panthers
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Bucs are in the process of narrowing their list of head-coach candidates to an unknown number of finalists, but Mike Sherman continues to be the only prospective hire known to be invited for a second interview. Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who is awaiting an outcome in Tampa Bay’s search because the team is considering his offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski, still wasn’t clear earlier today whether his trusted assistant is among the finalists. “I haven’t heard that,” Rivera said when asked whether Chudzinski was asked back for a second interview with Tampa Bay. But Rivera is hoping for a resolution – a quick one. “Believe me, I’d love to know just so we can go forward,” said Rivera, here in Mobile, Ala. for the Senior Bowl. “We’ve got a lot of things we have to do and we’ve kind of put (them) off during this whole period.” Rivera noted that his team’s offense would likely change without Chudzinski, a main reason he’d like some closure on the matter. Asked abo

Captain Munnerlyn "sick of" talk Panthers need a corner

MOBILE, Ala. – There was an impromptu defensive staff meeting for the Carolina Panthers today following the early Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, linebackers coach Warren Belin and new secondary coach Steve Wilks spent about 15 minutes visiting with cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who lives in Mobile in the offseason. It was Munnerlyn...

Offseason Taks for the Carolina Panthers

Well now that the season is over it’s time for Carolina to shift their focus to offseason needs. The Panthers are coming off of a much-improved 6-10 season, which saw them play extremely competitive and take the lead in 14 of 16 games. Through that process it was clear the Panthers had found their franchise quarterback in rookie Cam Newton, but there are still other missing pieces...

Cam Newton -- Off-Season Ballin' in Hotlanta with Rappers

Carolina Panthers stud Cam Newton celebrated the end of his kick-ass rookie season with a sick party with rappers Common and Young Jeezy ... and TMZ has the pics. Cam and Jeezy rolled into Club Reign in Atlanta Friday night for the party hosted by Common… Permalink

Newton replaces Manning on NFC Pro Bowl squad

Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl squad. Newton, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 draft, was the first alternate and replaces New York's Eli Manning on the team. The Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC championship to advance to Super Bowl XLVI. Newton completed 310 of 517 passes for 4,051 yards passing, the...

In depth: Carolina Panthers

Few 6-10 teams will finish a season with as much enthusiasm and excitement for the future as the Carolina Panthers. That’s because few teams have Cam Newton. The consensus 2011 Rookie of the Year threw for 4,000 yards and ran for 14 touchdowns during a season where he silenced doubters and burst upon the scene. The six win season is a four game improvement over 2010. And the Panthers’...

Panthers QB Newton to replace Manning in Pro Bowl

Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton will replace Eli Manning of the New York Giants in the upcoming Pro Bowl. The top overall pick of the 2011 draft, Newton completed 310 of 517 passes for 4,051 yards with 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions this season. Newton broke Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning's rookie passing mark of 3,379 yards, which was set...

Ex-Panther's private equity group buys Wild Wing Cafe

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Of course you want to see Jared Allen sing ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’

The NFL just completed a successful season that saw record-breaking ratings, and sold-out stadiums full of fans dressed in every type of NFL apparel. To thank fans for their patronage -- particularly after the lockout -- the NFL would like to sing you a song. Jared Allen gets a solo on the classic Bette Midler song, but don't look past the contributions of the Jaguars, 49ers...

Newton added to NFC Pro Bowl roster as Manning's replacement

Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for the Giants' Eli Manning, who will be playing in the Super Bowl.

Sherman meeting with Bucs owners today

Former Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman will have a second interview today with the Bucs, the Tampa Bay Times confirmed. The meeting is being conducted at a secret location outside of Tampa and Texas, where Sherman met with members of the Glazer family and general manager Mark Dominik a few weeks ago. Sherman is the only known candidate to be a finalist...
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