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Carolina Panthers offense: preseason takeaways

With the dress rehearsal now in the books, the Carolina Panthers have just one preseason game left before they set their sights on their impending war with the Denver Broncos on Thursday, September 8th. This game screams bad blood, considering the last time both of these teams did battle, one of them walked away as Super Bowl champions. Every year, preseason outcomes need to be taken...
Via EndZoneScore
17 minutes ago

Panthers' Ron Rivera: Panthers are 'right where they need to be'

This seems a surprising statement given how the first team offense played the night before. Rivera actually isn't upset about the level of play or the loss and here's why: Rivera disappointed, but not upset over Panthers loss | WCNC.com "We were in position to make plays, that is the best thing about it" Rivera said "Its not like we weren’t there, its not like we were getting...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 hour ago

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 12 Days to Go

With only 12 days until the start of Panthers football, let’s look at #12, WR Miles Shuler. There are only 12 days left until the Panthers kick off the 2016 season in the Mile High City. To celebrate, let’s take a closer look at one of the rookies trying to find a spot somewhere on the Panthers’ roster, WR Miles Shuler. Bio Height: 5’10” Weight: 175 lbs Age: 22 Hometown...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
8 hours ago

Patriots 19 Panthers 17: Panthers Player of the Game fanpoll

Cast your vote for the best Panthers player performance in the preseason loss to the Patriots. Here's your options, starting with some of the usual suspects. I then later move to the bubble players that made an impact on the third team. LB Thomas Davis Davis was typical Davis, all over the place. He made plays in coverage, in the flat and blitzing the QB. He certainly had more...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
11 hours ago

Panthers QB Newton shrugs off bad series against Patriots in preseason

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers put together a terrible offensive performance on Friday night against the New England Patriots, but the reigning MVP isn’t too concerned about it. Playing deep into the third quarter, Newton never got into a rhythm, never found his comfort zone and looked altogether disheveled. He finished with a final line that would make Geno Smith blush...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says Carolina Panthers “will be better”

After a disappointing night for the entire Carolina Panthers offense, Cam Newton took a moment to speak frankly about the team’s (and his own) performance. The underlying message was clear. “We will be better.” “Well, we took our turns making mistakes and any time that happens, you know you’re going to get those kind of […] The post Cam Newton says Carolina Panthers “will...
Via Carolina Huddle
15 hours ago

Rivera disappointed, but not upset in Carolina Panthers loss

You might think that Carolina Panthers head coach would be upset over the performance of his team Friday night against the New England Patriots. You might think that, but you would be wrong. Instead, Rivera described his feeling as disappointment. There is a huge difference between “upset” and “disappointed” for a head coach, and it […] The post Rivera disappointed, but...
Via Carolina Huddle
15 hours ago

Five Standouts: Panthers vs. Patriots

Linebacker duo looked to be in midseason form, while a pair of offensive reserves put their best foot forward.
Via panthers.com
22 hours ago

Game Quotes: Panthers vs. Patriots

See what several players had to say inside the locker room after the 19-17 preseason defeat against New England.
Via panthers.com
23 hours ago

Recap: Patriots 19, Panthers 17

Carolina out of sync against New England, suffering defeat in third preseason game at Bank of America Stadium.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Mike Scifres hurt, Panthers could be in punter market (if they weren’t)

At a time when other teams are looking for things like quarterbacks, the Panthers have what can fairly be considered a first-world problem. But it looks like they’re going to need to find a punter. Their competition for the job has been less-than-inspired to begin with, and now they may have an injured one. Veteran…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Report: Donte Whitner to visit Panthers

The Carolina Panthers could be close to adding a former Pro Bowl safety to their young secondary. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Panthers are hosting veteran safety Donte Whitner for a workout on Friday. Source: Former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner is flying to Carolina tomorrow for a workout with the #Panthers. Could be a big-time addition — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four tough games that will measure the Carolina Panthers resilience

In 2015, the Carolina Panthers came out of nowhere and took the league by storm. Led by league MVP, Cam Newton, and defensive captain Luke Kuechly, the Panthers rallied to a 14-0 start in the regular season before ultimately falling to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The team took many strides towards achieving elite status, both in their conference, and in the league as a whole...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivera confident DT Kawann Short will get long-term deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says defensive tackle Kawann Short is ''too important a player'' for the Panthers not to sign him to a long-term contract. Short has one year remaining on his rookie deal. He's outperformed his current contract, recording 11 sacks last season while being named NFC Player of the Month twice. Rivera said Wednesday that ''somewhere along the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damiere Byrd looks ready to crack Carolina Panthers roster

Only 53 of the 90 players that are still considered Carolina Panthers going into Friday’s preseason game against New England will make the opening day roster. Of the many inevitable positional battles that take place on a roster as deep as Carolina’s, the wide receiver battle has some interesting storylines. Like any other position, there are the locks. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers No. 2 WR Funchess gives Newton another big target

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton breaks into a smile, barely able to control his enthusiasm when thinking about the prospect of wide receiver Devin Funchess lining up opposite Kelvin Benjamin this season. Newton, the league's MVP, may never have to worry about overthrowing another target again given the receiving corps the Panthers have assembled. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers DE Kony Ealy looks to build off stellar Super Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers third-year defensive end Kony Ealy is looking to parlay a huge performance in the Super Bowl into a super season in 2016. Had the Panthers defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, there's a strong chance Ealy would have been named the game's MVP. He was a terror on defense, sacking Peyton Manning three times and forcing two turnovers...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play Tic-tac-toe on Twitter during weather delay

How would you spend the time waiting during a weather delay during a football game? Get some refreshments, check on the other games going on, look for some shelter if you’re at the game, etc. Playing Tic-tac-toe is not usually one of the items at the top of the list, but for the incredibly creative Twitter account for the Carolina Panthers, whatever seems unlikely always comes...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Carolina Panthers

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Carolina Panthers, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. Although the list is short considering the team originated in 1995, we have identified 8 (with one repeat). How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2016 preview: Will the Panthers rise again?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Carolina Panthers 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that again hopes to have one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2016, despite losing a key player. Before we look ahead...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton buys homeless man food in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did a pretty awesome thing recently, and if you like random acts of kindness, you’ll love hearing about it. Newton was reportedly eating dinner with his teammates in Baltimore the day before the team’s preseason game against the Ravens, when he departed from the restaurant with two bags full of food in his hand. But the food wasn’t for...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Carolina Panthers players could have breakout seasons in 2016?

Last season, the Carolina Panthers were arguably one of the most elite teams in the NFL. Led by Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team exemplified a true balance between a potent offense and a lights-out defense. Their success was largely due in part to young players making a name for themselves. For Kawann Short, Josh Norman, and Trai Turner, the 2015 season was their chance to burst...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Criticism directed at me ‘not racism’

Despite his tremendous success, both at the college and professional levels, Cam Newton remains one of the more criticized NFL players around the league. He’s been criticized for what he wears off the field, how he plays on it and especially for how he chooses to celebrate his success as well as lament his failure. Many have suggested he is subject to extra scrutiny because...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin struggling with conditioning in camp

The Carolina Panthers are hoping their passing offense gets a major boost with the return of Kelvin Benjamin this year, but the star wide receiver has some work to do in the conditioning department first. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Sunday that Benjamin has been getting winded after running deep routes. ESPN’s David Newton shared a photo of Benjamin on a knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens stop play to watch Baltimore native Phelps win gold

When Michael Phelps won Olympic gold medal No. 22, there was no shortage of eyes on the race. In Baltimore, the competition received special attention during a preseason NFL game. Phelps, who was born and raised in Baltimore, swam in the 200m individual medley final on Thursday. The race was taking place in Brazil at the same time as the preseason game between the Ravens and Panthers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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