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New Extra Point Rule Could Give Panthers Big Advantage

On Tuesday, the NFL announced the immediate implementation of a revised extra point rule. Team owners, on a 30-2 vote, approved the Competition Committee’s proposal to alter the nature of plays following touchdowns. According to the change, extra point attempts will now be kicked from the 15-yard line—an increase of approximately 13 yards from previous seasons. Two-point attempts...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendall Jenner At Apple Store, Gronk’s Girlfriend Response & Snowball Fight At Neyland

  Warriors at Cavs, anyone? 8 EST on TNT. Or you can sleep through Nebraska-Ohio State on ESPN. Or maybe you want to see if things get heated between Vandy and Tennessee on ESPN2. You also get first round coverage of the Honda Classic on the Golf Channel starting at 2 EST. Haven’t been gambling lately? This is a good night to start getting ready for the college basketball tournament...
Via Busted Coverage
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Proposed new Carolina Panthers helmet is absolutely awesome

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Carolina Panthers. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is classic. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Proposed new Carolina Panthers helmet is absolutely...
Via cover32 - Panthers
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fullback Mike Tolbert wants the Carolina Panthers to bring back Ted Ginn Jr.

Ted Ginn Jr. had a quality season with the Carolina Panthers in 2013. He played in all 16 games and caught five touchdown passes on top of some solid kick returning… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the offseason commences Free Agency Preview: The top 10 offensive linemen on the market in 2015 Yesterday the Arizona Cardinals released him in order to...
Via cover32 - Panthers
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Carolina Panthers Season Evaluations: Running Back

With the increasing shift in the modern NFL to offenses geared toward the pass, the Carolina Panthers remain predicated on an old school style football. The team wants to run the ball effectively to control time of possession and limit the opponent’s chances to score on its vaunted defense. This strategy worked perfectly in 2013, as the Panthers rode the legs of Cam Newton, DeAngelo...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Size, speed and power make Seahawks' Chancellor a standout

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The text messages still haven't stopped lighting up Kam Chancellor's cellphone. That Chancellor is getting this much attention shouldn't come as a surprise. It's not every day a 6-foot-3, 232-pound strong safety hurdles an entire offensive line - twice. ''He's such a unique guy for us,'' Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said. ''We wouldn't have enough time...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers' playoff run proved a fool's errand by Seattle shellacking

The Panthers didn't just lose to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, they were unceremoniously dumped from the playoffs by 14 points. The 31-17 score wasn't quite indicative of how this divisional-round contest played out, however. Seattle played well and truly put a hurting on Carolina, especially in the fourth quarter. But the Panthers had trouble getting out of their own way at...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Divisional round picks: Can the Carolina Panthers upset the Seattle Seahawks?

Here are my picks for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend. Baltimore Ravens over New England Patriots This is the most intriguing matchup of the weekend, and honestly knowing the history of this series I would not call this pick an upset. These two will meet for the fourth time in the playoffs since 2009, with the Ravens owning a 2-1 advantage so far, all meetings...
Via cover32 - Panthers
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Star Carolina Panthers defensive lineman will miss the rest of the playoffs

The brightest star on the Carolina Panthers’ defensive line won’t be able to play against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. According to a report by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has a fractured foot and will miss the rest of the playoffs: #Panthers DT Star Lotulelei has fractured his foot, source said. He’s out for the playoffs. — Ian Rapoport...
Via cover32 - Panthers
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Tolbert calls Carolina Panthers’ odds against Seattle Seahawks disrespectful

Not many people are picking the Carolina Panthers on the road against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, and for good reason. The defending Super bowl champions are favored by 11 points at CenturyLink Field. However, some people think that number is too high, and fullback Mike Tolbert thinks it’s flat out disrespectful to the Panthers: Being 11-point underdogs to #Seahawks is ...
Via cover32
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers' Mike Tolbert: Some players 'wanted Seattle'

The Panthers may have stumbled in the regular season, but they aren't short on confidence now. Some players are looking forward to playing the defending champion Seahawks on Saturday, too. "There's some guys in here that actually wanted to play Seattle," Tolbert said. "As a competitor, you want to beat the best. They're king of the hill." Carolina became the first NFL team to go...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals held to record-low 77 yards in ugly playoff loss

Aren’t you glad that’s over? The Carolina Panther defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 in the first of four NFL Wild Card games this weekend. And it was likely one of the ugliest postseason games in the history of the league. Arizona’s 77 total yards represented the fewest in the history of the playoffs. Ryan Lindley finished the evening 16-of-28 passing for 82 yards with...
Via Sportsnaut
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

PREVIEW: Arizona Cardinals Battle Carolina Panthers in Wild Card Round

Yes, Jim Mora. We’re talking about the playoffs. The road to Super Bowl XLIX begins today with the Wild Card Weekend and the first game of the docket is the (11-5) Arizona Cardinals at the NFC South Champion Carolina Panthers (7-8-1). The game is on ESPN and kickoff is at 2:20 here in Phoenix. Let’s take a look at the key storylines and matchups in this game. 1. How will the...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Report: Mike Tolbert, Charles Johnson, Star Lotulelei

The 3-7-1 Panthers face the Minnesota Vikings today, as they fight for a playoff spot in the NFC South. They'll do this with RB/FB Mike Tolbert (knee) potentially returning, albeit without star defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (ankle) and maybe fellow lineman Charles Johnson (illness) #455934444 / gettyimages.com RB/FB Mike Tolbert practiced in full all week and is set to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Vikings look to keep Panthers down

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer already is taking questions on whether he plans to coach the rest of 2014 with an eye on next season. Despite having an even worse record than the Vikings, the Carolina Panthers are still in the mix for a second straight division title. Carolina turned around its season with a victory in Minnesota last year, and it will look to do the same in 2014 by ending...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Vikings look to keep Panthers down

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer already is taking questions on whether he plans to coach the rest of 2014 with an eye on next season. Despite having an even worse record than the Vikings, the Carolina Panthers are still in the mix for a second straight division title. Carolina turned around its season with a victory in Minnesota last year, and it will look to do the same in 2014 by ending...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers-Vikings Preview

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer already is taking questions on whether he plans to coach the rest of 2014 with an eye on next season. Despite having an even worse record than the Vikings, the Carolina Panthers are still in the mix for a second straight division title. Carolina turned around its season with a victory in Minnesota last year, and it will look to do the same in 2014 by ending...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers-Vikings Capsule

CAROLINA (3-7-1) at MINNESOTA (4-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Vikings by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 5-6, Minnesota 6-5 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 6-5 LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Vikings 35-10, Oct. 13, 2013 LAST WEEK - Panthers had bye, lost to Falcons 19-17 on Nov. 16; Vikings lost to Packers 24-21 AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 26, Vikings No. 24 PANTHERS OFFENSE...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers activate Mike Tolbert, place Nate Chandler on IR

getty images The Panthers have activated running back Mike Tolbert from injured reserve. Tolbert will be ready to return to the field in Week 13 after the Panthers bye week. The return of Tolbert will further muddy the already crowded Panthers backfield with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both healthy. He had been out with a hairline fracture in his left leg. In three games...
Via Tireball.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Activate FB Mike Tolbert From I.R. & Place OT Nate Chandler On I.R.

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they have activated FB Mike Tolbert from short-term injured reserve and placed OT Nate Chandler on season-ending I.R. The #Panthers have placed OT Nate Chandler on IR with a knee injury and activated FB Mike Tolbert from the IR/designated for return list. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 18, 2014 HC Ron Rivera said on Monday...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers expect fullback Mike Tolbert back for next game

  Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects 2013 Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert to play in the team's next game Nov. 30 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers (3-7-1) have a bye this week. Tolbert has spent the last eight games on the injured reserve/designated to return list with a hairline fracture in his left leg, but is eligible to return against the Vikings. Rivera says...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivera says Tolbert expected back after bye week

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects 2013 Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert to play in the team's next game Nov. 30 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers (3-7-1) have a bye this week. Tolbert has spent the last eight games on the injured reserve/designated to return list with a hairline fracture in his left leg, but is eligible to return against the...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update-DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart

The Carolina Panthers have been hit by injuries at running back early this season, with DeAngelo Williams (thigh) sitting out Week 3 and Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Mike Tolbert (leg) coming out of the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers banged up. #455161472 / gettyimages.com Williams returned to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, which has him on track to return to action on Sunday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 4 picks for Carolina Panthers & more

Here are my picks for the Carolina Panthers and all the Week 4 games: Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers The Panthers had so many running backs in the preseason they traded Kenjon Barner to Philadelphia for a bag of footballs. Now, Mike Tolbert is out and DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are nursing injuries and/or will be out. Now Fozzy Whitaker, who played his way onto...
Via cover32 - Panthers
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers razor thin at running back position after losing two to injury

Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers is turning into a disaster for the Carolina Panthers. Not only did they give up 28 points in the second half, but it looks like they’ve lost two key players in the backfield. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart were injured: Panthers FB Mike Tolbert has hairline fracture in leg; RB Jonathan Stewart...
Via cover32 - Panthers
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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