Found November 18, 2011 on
Inside The Panthers:
The chippiness that upset Panthers coach Ron Rivera at the end of last week's 30-3 loss to Tennessee has resulted in a number of fines, including three levied against his players.
Panthers offensive tackles Jordan Gross and Byron Bell and defensive end Charles Johnson each were fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness, according to the league office.
Bell was fined for grabbing the facemask of a Titans' defensive player who had beaten Bell around the edge. Gross and Johnson were docked for hitting an opponent in the face.
Gross' hit was in retaliation to Titans defensive end William Hayes knocking Panthers center Ryan Kalil down from behind.
Johnson shoved Tennessee offensive tackle David Stewart in the facemask after an incomplete third-down pass, drawing a flag that gave the Titans a first down.
Tennessee safety Michael Griffin was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness for striking an opponent late and in the head area with his helmet.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Carolina Panthers have won four games over the past two seasons but don't expect longtime general manager Marty Hurney to hit the panic button.
That's not his style.
Hurney has never been a proponent of signing big-name free agents as a quick fix.
Although he wouldn't rule out the Panthers adding a few pieces in free agency to complement the roster, Hurney says...
The Panthers will be missing one of their top receivers Sunday at Detroit after tight end Jeremy Shockey stayed in Charlotte with sore ribs, according to the team's Twitter feed.
Shockey, the Panthers' fifth-leading receiver with 24 catches for 311 yards and a touchdown, did not practice all week after taking a shot while blocking on the Panthers' first offensive play...
Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey didn't practice for the second straight day but isn't being ruled out to play in Sunday's game.
Coach Ron Rivera said he is "optimistic" that Shockey will be able to suit up against the Detroit Lions. Shockey will be assessed Friday morning.
Shockey, in his first season with the Panthers, has 24 catches for 311 yards...
The Panthers will try to rebound from a blowout loss at home without Jeremy Shockey. The team downgraded Shockey to out when they traveled to Carolina on Saturday. The former Giant and Saint has had a decent season with 311 yards through nine games. It appears that linebacker Dan Connor, who didn’t practice this week,…
(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is trying to build his team like the Detroit Lions in hope of reestablishing his team's success.
The key players on the Panthers' roster will remain largely intact through the 2012 season and, in many cases, longer than that. A position-by-position analysis by Observer columnist Scott Fowler:
Quarterbacks: The electrifying Cam Newton has made the team relevant again. He's signed through the 2014 season, but expect the Panthers to use all means at their disposal (franchise...
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) Another week, another injured linebacker for the Carolina Panthers.Middle linebacker Dan Connor was scheduled to get X-rays on his shoulder Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit, coach Ron Rivera said.
(Scott Fowler, email@example.com) When I watch the 2011 Carolina Panthers, I often am reminded of what this team was like nearly a decade ago. The pattern feels familiar.Do you remember? In 2001, the Panthers lost 15 games in a row. They weren't awful on offense. But they couldn't stop anyone, they had the wrong quarterback (rookie Chris Weinke) and they couldn...