Can the Secondary Succeed? – Carolina Panthers Position Preview

An elite front seven already pushes the Carolina Panthers Defense into a very good position among NFL teams.  Add in a good secondary, and you’ve got a Top-3 unit.  But does the personnel at Cornerback and Safety have what it takes? Cornerback Projected Starters: Josh Norman, Charles Tillman Backups: Bene Benwikere, Melvin White Safety Projected Starters: Roman Harper, Kurt Coleman...
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu, Kwon Alexander drawing early raves at NFL camps: Jeff Duncan's Dis & Dat

Roman Harper says Roger Goodell "crippled" Saints with Bounty-gate sanctions
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August 04, 2015

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Safeties

#1 New Orleans The Saints boast some unusual depth at safety. Rob Ryan likes it that way. Jairus Byrd came to New Orleans as a highly sought, ball hawking safety, who looks to regain that title as the entire defense was amiss last year. With the corner position addressed, Byrd should be free to play on instincts. Kenny Vacarro was blunt towards the end of last year, saying that...
Via The Saints Nation
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers' secondary eager to break out of front 7's shadow

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers' secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season. They may finally have the personnel to do that. The Panthers have finished in the top 10 in defense the last three seasons largely because of a strong - and deep - front seven that can get to the quarterback without having to overload...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: The 2015 secondary will be elite

For the past few years, the Carolina Panthers’ defense has been regarded as one of the best in the NFL. The team’s defense should continue their streak of excellence in 2015. Nevertheless, the defense struggled with inconsistency and missed tackles during the 2014 season. The linebacker corps is the stalwart of the entire unit. And though last season’s defensive line failed...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints draft class ranked in top five of the past 10 years?

Since he’s been with the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton has had a thing for finding talented players in and after the NFL draft. According to NFL media editor Jim Reineking, Payton’s first draft with the Saints had the third best draft class of any team over the past 10 years. The 2006 Saints draft class saw the addition of players like Reggie Bush, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Panthers Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Roman Harper’s Slick Panthers-Themed Lamborghini

One has to wonder just how many accidents this would cause on the open road. Talk about taking your eyes off the road to look at something beautiful. And no, I am not talking about Carrie Underwood. Carolina Panthers safety Roman Harper just gave the world a view of his matte-black team-themed Lamborghini. Matte black lambo with Carolina blue details is wet
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t expect the Saints to draft a character red flag, ever

Lots of chatter recently I’ve seen online (and on twitter) center around the question of whether or not the Saints would take guys like LB Randy Gregory, CB Marcus Peters and WR Dorial Green-Beckham. If you’ve never heard of these players, they’re all three considered some of the best prospects at their position but their stock in the draft has dropped due to off the field...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Shopping for Offense, Part II

Even with a healthier salary cap situation, everything won’t necessarily work out for general manager Dave Gettleman and the Panthers. Carolina, obviously, won’t be the only team shopping for talent.Unfortunately, they can always run into that one kid at the toy store. That one kid that’s quicker to the punch and grabs the last of the coveted toy you persistently begged your...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive resurgence keys playoff-bound Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers are back in the playoffs, thanks in large part to the resurgence of their defense. The Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 34-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, a win punctuated by a pair of interception returns for touchdowns by safeties Roman Harper and Tre Boston. They'll host the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in an NFC...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Crumble at Home to Panthers: Three Things We Learned

Following a 34-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons season has finally come to an end. And with the loss the career of Mike Smith as the team’s head coach may too have come to an end.A game that was a “must win” for both sides turned out to be as big a blowout as any game that has been played in the NFL this season. The winner goes on to the playoffs...
Via Football Nation
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers crush Falcons 34-3, roll into playoffs as NFC South champs

ATLANTA -- Roman Harper and Tre Boston returned interceptions for touchdowns as Carolina's defense led the Panthers to a 34-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday to win the NFC South. Carolina (7-8-1) will host a wild-card playoff game next week. The Panthers have won four straight, but still are the first team to enter the playoffs with a losing record since 2010, when Seattle...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers crush Falcons 34-3, roll into playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) Roman Harper and Tre Boston returned interceptions for touchdowns as Carolina's defense led the Panthers to a 34-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday to win the NFC South. Carolina (7-8-1) will host a wild-card playoff game next week. The Panthers have won four straight, but still are the first team to enter the playoffs with a losing record since 2010, when...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Playoff-Bound After Blowing Out Atlanta

Newton and the Panthers' determined play clinched a second straight NFC South title with a 34-3 win over Atlanta.The crushing effort on both sides of the ball mirrored how the Panthers (7-8-1) played three weeks ago in New Orleans when they started their four-game winning to earn the playoff bid from Atlanta (6-10).Carolina has won back-to-back NFC South titles for the first time...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Vaccaro: 2014′s enigma

I can’t count how many times I have seen fans this year (myself included at times) wonder aloud (or on twitter) what exactly is wrong with our star rookie from last year. How has Kenny Vaccaro gone from the hard hitting dynamo we drafted last year whose instinctive play-making and tenacity made him an instant fan favorite, to Roman Harper with slightly better coverage skills and...
Via The Saints Nation
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons And Panthers Get Into Huge Fight

Some tensions boiled over in the Atlanta Falcons-Carolina Panthers game and a huge fight erupted on the field. A penalty by Roman Harper sparked the fight and Devin Hester, Harry Douglas and Josh Norman really got it going. [SB Nation] The post Falcons And Panthers Get Into Huge Fight appeared first on Diehardsport.
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Hurdles Defender, Leaves TV Screen Picture

Jimmy Graham is 6’7″ 265 lbs, but that didn’t stop him from leaping over the 6’1″ Roman Harper. Just an absolutely incredibly athletic play. Just Jimmy Graham jumping over players. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 31, 2014 [Bleacher Report] The post Jimmy Graham Hurdles Defender, Leaves TV Screen Picture appeared first on Diehardsport.
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Game: Jimmy Graham hurdles old friend

There was an extra bit of emotion between the Saints and their division rivals on Thursday night as they lined up opposite their long-time safety Roman Harper. And Jimmy Graham didn’t wait long to say hello. Graham turned a reception into an athletic spectacle (as he does so often) and this time Harper was on the the wrong end of it: RT @nfl: Jimmy Graham treating defenders like...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Jimmy Graham Jumps Over Roman Harper to Make Awesome Play

Watch: Jimmy Graham Jumps Over Roman Harper to Make Awesome Play This was an awesome play by New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, as he jumps over the Carolina Panthers’ safety Roman Harper to continue his run with the ball. Harper isn’t exactly short either at 6′-1″ however, Graham … The post Watch: Jimmy Graham Jumps Over Roman Harper to Make Awesome Play appeared...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Players to watch in NFL Week 1

Week one is upon us football fans. We have done enough to appease the football gods this off season and we have been rewarded with a new season. With that said, there are a few players to specifically keep your eye on in week one. Whether it’s a match up that they take advantage of, or a defense that doesn’t see them coming, there are always players who have huge days on the...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to Atlanta Falcons hate week: part two

For anyone (somehow) not in the know yet, this is the best week of the year to hate the Atlanta Falcons Hate Week.  Saints fans, share your distaste for the dirty birds and their fans on social media with the hashtag “#FalconsHateWeek”.  While we have a passive dislike of the Atlanta team year-round, the next few days leading up to opening day in the Georgia Dome are dedicated...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Benjamin shines again, Harper returns as Panthers top Steelers

The Carolina Panthers played their fourth and final game of preseason Thursday night, as they traveled to Pittsburgh, where they won 10-0 at Heinz Field. Here are four observations from the game: 1. Kelvin Benjamin Is Going To Be A Star The rookie wide receiver continues to impress, regardless of who is throwing the ball. Against the Steelers, the Panthers had backup Derek Anderson...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Primer: Preseason Week 4 vs. Pittsburgh

Preseason Week 1: Carolina Panthers (1-2) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)Thursday, August 28th, 2014Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PATime: 7:30 PM ETTV: Local listings (NFL Network replay on Friday at 8 PM, Sunday at 1 PM)Weather: (Mostly Sunny) 71° F with 0% chance of rain and 4 MPH winds at kickoffLast Week’s Results:Carolina: Loss at New England (30-7)Pittsburgh: Loss at Philadelphia...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says ‘there’s no doubt’ he’ll start Week 1

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Wednesday that “there’s no doubt” he will be starting when the Panthers open the regular season on September 7 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton suffered a rib injury in the team’s Week 3 preseason game against the New England Patriots on August 22. “My body feels better. It’s been a great process,” Newton said. “There...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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