Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Sometimes, life owns a sense of absurdity. Saturday night, it displayed a profound sense of poetry. On the night before Super Bowl 50, which could very well be Peyton Manning’s last NFL game, the man who won his only NFL title with Manning as his quarterback was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tony Dungy, who guided the Indianapolis Colts to their only Super Bowl championship...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Little-known receivers help Panthers get to Super Bowl

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Cam Newton throws passes to a bunch of no-name receivers. The Carolina Panthers have a group of wideouts who've embraced their roles, checked their egos and do whatever it takes to win. ''We know we suck,'' Corey ''Philly'' Brown said sarcastically. ''We're just going to continue to make plays and do what we've been doing all year.'' Brown, Jerricho Cotchery...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

'Keep pounding' has become a way of life for Panthers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ''Keep pounding.'' The words have become synonymous with the NFC champion Carolina Panthers. They're on the walls of the stadium's weight room, on the tunnel leading to the field and even stitched into the collar of every Panthers jersey. ''It's a way of life around here,'' said Panthers assistant defensive line coach Sam Mills III. Mills' father Sam, a Panthers...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers WR coach on doubters: ‘Pisses me off’

The common criticism of the Carolina Panthers is a star-less receiving corps, and position coach Ricky Proehl is sick of hearing it. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic notes the 17-year NFL veteran said losing No. 1 wideout Kelvin Benjamin undoubtedly hurt, but being called the offense’s weak link has motivated the Carolina receivers. Proehl said: “It pisses me off, I ain’t...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Proehl is pissed off the Panthers' receivers get disrespected

Carolina Panthers wide receivers coach and former NFL wide receiver Ricky Proehl can't stand it when he hears the Panthers' wide receiver corps pointed out as one of the team's biggest weaknesses.Proehl has been around the NFL as both a player and coach for 22 seasons, and he believes that although the Panthers' current stable of receivers may lack a true No. 1 guy, they make up...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Losing in the Super Bowl haunts some players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right. Ricky Proehl has been to four Super Bowls as a player, going 2-2. He won and lost with the Rams, lost with the Panthers, and got the second ring in his final NFL season, 2006 with Indianapolis. He's at the big game again as Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Coaching staff loving Devin Funchess' intelligence

Devin Funchess is ready to make an immediate impact for the Carolina Panthers, which is obvious due to his strong knowledge of the offense after such a short period of time. While Funchess may be a tall and athletic receiver, what apparently has the coaches equally excited is his intelligence. According to Max Henson of Panthers.com, Funchess already has a good knowledge of all...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers WR coach Ricky Proehl excited about the offensive weapons

To say that Ricky Proehl had a tough first two seasons as the wide receivers coach of the Carolina Panthers would be a bit of an understatement. Not only did his group of receivers in 2014 feature absolutely zero players who had ever caught a pass from Cam Newton, but the group was led by a rookie in Kelvin Benjamin and two veterans in Jason Avant and Jerricho Cotchery. What a difference...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Pre-Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

There used to be a time when the St. Louis Rams’ passing attack was one of the best in the league. Kurt Warner would sling rainbow passes downfield to Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, sometimes Ricky Proehl and Marshall Faulk. They would drive down the field, score a touchdown and repeat all afternoon. It was around that time Enron was still in business and everyone thought frosted...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Browns, Colts, Panthers, & Ravens

49ers An unnamed 49ers’ players tells Eric Branch that he believes the changes to their coaching staff will ultimately hurt the team. “Everyone will see soon enough,” said the player. Browns Mike Freeman reports that NFL teams are “genuinely stunned” by what’s happening in Cleveland. “Actually, there is a mix of stunned and pity,” Freeman writes. “Teams...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Get caught up on the Greatest Show on Turf reunion event

We’re just going to do this all with Tweets because the folks that were there did a great job of capturing the nostalgia, joy and overall good vibes of yesterday’s Greatest Show on Turf reunion. Members of then coaching staff and front office are up on stage first. Coach Vermeil and Coach Martz on the left. pic.twitter.com/eYZACJjPSk — Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) October...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote for Mike Jones’ “Tackle” in ESPN’s Most Memorable Play bracket

If you weren’t aware, ESPN is running a Most Memorable Play bracket this summer. Fans of each franchise first voted for which play in their franchise’s history would earn the right to be selected to the bracket. Rams fans overwhelmingly chose Mike Jones’ Super Bowl-preserving “Tackle” over other contenders, including Warner to Bruce in that same Super Bowl XXXIV and Ricky...
Via cover32 - Rams
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trophy envy: Why the Cardinals have become the team Kansas City has learned to hate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hate, the good kind, the old-fashioned kind, the powerful kind, is a layered beast. Over the last 20 years, a generation, the city of St. Louis has seen its pro sports franchises play in four World Series as well as -- even more galling to western Missouri's largest city, where football is king, queen and executioner -- two Super Bowls, winning one. The Rams luck...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trophy envy: Why the Cardinals have become the team Kansas City has learned to hate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hate, the good kind, the old-fashioned kind, the powerful kind, is a layered beast. Over the last 20 years, a generation, the city of St. Louis has seen its pro sports franchises play in four World Series as well as -- even more galling to western Missouri's largest city, where football is king, queen and executioner -- two Super Bowls, winning one. The Rams luck...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Fans Could Be in For a Treat During Training Camp

Training camp for fans serves two purposes: (1) give fans a behind the scenes look at their favorite team in action after months of no football and (2) a chance to interact with their gridiron heroes and get a few autographs if they're lucky.This year for fans of the Carolina Panthers it is going to be a little different this year, and not just different-good but different-awesome...
Via FatManWriting
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Cam Newton Is Cooler Than Colin Kaepernick

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Carolina Panthers this week along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Carolina Panthers -Cam Newton proved he has more style than Colin Kaepernick. (READ) -What will the Panthers do at wide receiver and tight end this offseason? (READ) -What has Panthers’ Super Bowl...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Where are they now? Playoff hero Ricky Proehl

Every once in a while this offseason, we’re going to examine where some old Rams are these days. Today, we’re going to look at what Ricky Proehl – he of the famous touchdown catch in the 1999 NFC Championship – is up to these days. And for that, I’ll direct you to cover32 Panthers, who wrote a great piece on what Proehl is up to these days in the North Carolina area (he...
Via cover32 - Rams
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? Super Bowl Hero Ricky Proehl

Snapshots always accompany moments that we now regard as legend. During the 1999 NFC Championship Game, the imagery provides a perfect prelude for the events to come. Kurt Warner under center, viewers unable to peer inside his facemask as he barks out instructions to his offensive unit. The anonymous Rams fan with the blue helmet with yellow stripes on top; face covering her mouth...
Via cover32 - Panthers
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals best team pick: Wide receiver

After looking through countless statistics of the wide receivers that have been drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, I just couldn’t pick a clear cut number one receiver from the group. Oh alright, I’ll pick one. Larry Fitzgerald is the best wide receiver ever drafted by the Cardinals. Period. Fitz is one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game, but it was much closer than...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Elijah Hood leads 22-player class at UNC

From now on, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora won't have to worry about having fewer scholarships to hand out. Fedora announced a class of 22 players Wednesday during signing day - the Tar Heels' last under NCAA sanctions that reduced the number of scholarships by 15 over three years. Fedora says the sanctions meant ''you can't make mistakes because it's affecting us depth-wise...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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