Jon Gruden says QB Cam Newton 'looks like Charles Oakley'

Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers may not get his fair share of love outside of Panther Nation, but he's now getting some from ESPN analyst Jon Gruden.  As David Newton of ESPN reports, the site had originally ranked Newton fifth out of five when evaluating him against Seattle's Russell Wilson, Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Washington...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr: Major piece to the Panthers puzzle

What a great move on the part of the Carolina Panthers signing veteran backup quarterback Derek Carr to a 2-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Doing so gives them a solid backup for Cam Newton. Anderson is a big quarterback with a big arm. He has been solid throughout his 11 year career. He was a sixth round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, playing for the Cleveland Browns...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign backup QB Derek Anderson to 2-year extension

The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, providing depth and experience behind Cam Newton. Financial terms of the deal were not announced Wednesday. Anderson joined Carolina as a free agent in 2011 but didn't see much action his first three seasons. He started two...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 things that represent the Panthers state of mind going into the final preseason game

  The third preseason game dress rehearsal is complete. After Tuesday, NFL rosters were cut down to 75 players which included a few tough decision cuts, and since there is only one game left in the preseason before the final 53 man roster is unveiled, teams are using this last chance to evaluate positional battles as well as get an idea for their team as a whole.   Here are three...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Rookie To Watch | Carolina Panthers

The Panthers Rookie to watch during the 2015 NFL Season is their second round choice, WR Devin Funchess.  Funchess was drafted to be the team’s no. 2 target next to Kelivn Benjamin.  Now that Benjamin is out for the season with an ACL injury, Funchess will be expected to take over as the no. 1 option in the passing game.  He is a big target with good speed and hands, but going...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton not lacking confidence in offense, even after slow start

The Carolina Panthers would have every right to be concerned about their offense after multiple slow starts during the 2015 preseason. Fortunately, quarterback Cam Newton isn't flinching when it comes to the confidence in this offense.When asked recently about the offense and his trust level heading into 2015 by David Newton of ESPN, the quarterback gave a quick response."Unbelievable...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers going for 3rd straight title in middling NFC South

Now that Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the first team since the NFC South was established in 2002 to repeat as division champs, they see little reason why they shouldn't win it again. After all, not a single team in the division finished above .500 last season. Going 7-8-1 was good enough for the Panthers to finish ahead of Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay, and it's...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints and the Sinister Six

December 30, 2012. That was the date on the calendar the last time the New Orleans Saints intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. And, no less, it came against the division rival Carolina Panthers in Week 17 of the regular season.For a reference of just how long ago that was Cam Newton was in the second year of his career and Jonathan Vilma was still the Saints’ starting...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three positive takeaways from Cincinnati Bengals first preseason game

Friday August 14th at 7:30 pm was the first preseason game for the Cincinnati Bengals and the first real indication to Bengals fans that football is back. There have been a lot of questions and suspicions about how this team would perform come game time. I think a lot of those were answered in the game on Friday night against the New York Giants. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Contenders...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Review – Part One

We’re halfway through the NFL preseason, and it has been one to forget for the Carolina Panthers. Injuries and poor play have been the major story-lines for the team thus far, but nothing negative comes without a silver lining. Despite all of this, there have been plenty of good things to come out of it so far. We’ll review both the bad and the good of the first half of Carolina’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly drag the Panthers back to the playoffs?

AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier fan bases Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this week in the preseason First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the playoffs Fantasy Preview: The top-30 TEs for 2015 Just how big of a Jenga piece is Kelvin Benjamin? Does pulling him out of the Panthers roster bring the whole team down? Are the playoffs now just...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam 1-on-1: Love me or hate me, here's why we'll win this year

Great leader, still too immature. Elite quarterback, a runner trying to be a thrower. His team wins, but is he a winner? Such is the life of Cam Newton. Entering his fifth season in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers quarterback is one of the most popular -- and most talked-about -- players in the league, and for a variety of reasons. Questions of his leadership still dog him, despite...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five fantasy football players who could ruin your team

Hot names don’t always lead to fantasy football championships. For those waiting for the of the preseason to finish out before drafting in your fantasy football league, here are five guys bound to bring your team down this season. Carlos Hyde, running back San Francisco 49ers Hyde faces a legitimate threat to his fantasy production with pass-catching running back Reggie Bush in...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Good Reasons The Carolina Panthers Will Miss The Playoffs

The Carolina Panthers looked great at the end of 2014, winning their last four games including three against key division opponents. They somehow managed to take the NFC South despite having a losing record and pulled off a crazy 26-17 wild-card win over the Arizona Cardinals - eventually losing in the divisional round to the Seahawks. Carolina would like to get that playoff push...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots In For Heavy Dose Of Stewart, Tolbert And Newton From Panthers

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton is most effecting on the boot actionThe last time Patriots' fans saw their team play the Carolina Panthers Aqib Talib and Steve Smith started a brawl, Panthers' linebacker Luke Kuelchy mugged Rob Gronkowski in the end zone on the same play that Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception.The end of that 2013 week 10 game wasn't even close to the end...
Via Foxborough Free Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' OC Mike Shula not concerned about Cam, offense starting slow

The Carolina Panthers haven't exactly started off their 2015 preseason with a bang. As David Newton of ESPN pointed out, the team has scored just seven points on their first seven series spread across two games. That's a pretty brutal way to start. One of the players who has gotten off the slowest start is quarterback Cam Newton, who was 1-for-6 passing for 15 yards to start in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

RANKINGS: Five most dangerous offensive players for 2015

Some NFL players are just flat out better than others, there is no easy way to say it.  Certain offensive players at the skilled positions are tough to guard, making them a match-up nightmare and dangerous to face. Here are the five most dangerous offensive players to play against for the 2015 season. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: This dual-threat quarterback is an animal for...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

'Life is good' for Suh and the Dolphins' defensive line

Life is good if you’re a member of the Miami Dolphins defense; particularly if you play on the Dolphins defensive line. The Dolphins wrapped up their joint practices with the Carolina Panthers in Spartanburg on Saturday night with a preseason loss. But the final score didn’t reflect the continued dominance of the line of scrimmage by the Dolphins defensive line. By the end...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Where to Draft Cam Newton

The loss of Kelvin Benjamin has plenty of fantasy owners scrambling to figure out if Cam Newton is still worth being your fantasy starting quarterback…it’s a great question. When you take a look at the group of wide-receivers on the Panthers roster it’s tough to picture Cam Newton being a top five pick. Basically Jerricho [&hellip The post Where to Draft Cam Newton appeared...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says he has 'full confidence' in Devin Funchess

The Carolina Panthers are moving on to life without wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the 2015 season. While there's still a few weeks to deal with the loss, the team is now focused on finding a way to replace his on-field production. While Carolina has plenty of intriguing weapons, none may be more intriguing than rookie WR Devin Funchess. Best of all, David Newton of ESPN reports...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South QB Rankings: Where Does Newton Rank?

  NFC South QB Ranking: 3 Read Full Rankings Here Cam Newton is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. However, Newton had an injury-plagued 2014 season, and he also didn’t perform well with a weak offensive line. Cam passed for 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 539 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Panthers have done a great in building the O-line and getting...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton taking Devin Funchess 'under my wing'

Kelvin Benjamin’s ACL injury means the Carolina Panthers are turning to second-round pick Devin Funchess to lead the wide receivers, and quarterback Cam Newton is determined to expedite the process. According to ESPN’s David Newton, the fifth-year gunslinger is trying to help Funchess progress quickly—once the rookie recovers from an injury, that is. “He has to learn...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Dolphins are playoff bound this season

While the Miami Dolphins are only approaching week 3 of the preseason the Dolphins are already looking like a playoff team. Ryan Tannehill Ryan Tannehill and the first string offense carved up the opposing defense for the second straight week. Tannehill has looked unstoppable in the first two weeks completing 6 of 7 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown week one against the...
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Loss of WR Benjamin Will Force Panther Offense to Adjust

When an NFL team loses a player to injury, especially a starter, the mantra is “next man up.” The Carolina Panthers’ narrative last week was much of the same after wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin sustained a torn left ACL. This is what head coach Ron Rivera had to say when asked if Carolina’s offensive approach now changes: Benjamin: “I don’t know if it changes that much...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from Panthers vs. Dolphins preseason matchup

The Carolina Panthers took on the Miami Dolphins yesterday in what was a very intense preseason game. Week 2 of practice games have come and gone for these two teams, but there is still plenty of work to do moving forward. Miami made quite a few offseason additions this past year in order to get back into contention for an AFC playoff position. Ndamukong Suh was their biggest signing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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