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Panthers relying on veteran Cason to help shore up secondary

The Carolina Panthers are pinning their hopes for a starting cornerback on a player that was listed by a national media outlet as the fourth biggest draft bust in San Diego Chargers history. But head coach Ron Rivera and secondary and passing defensive coordinator Steve Wilks know all about Antoine Cason from having both coached him from 2008 through 2011, so there's a good chance...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers’ Graham Gano ranked 15th best kicker fantasy option

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gone Camping: Kelvin Benjamin feels better but Panthers rookies struggle

The Carolina Panthers have a break from Training Camp on Wednesday, which was well-deserved after a week of hard work. Let’s update you now on what took place on Tuesday, Day Five of camp: Been a tough start for half of the #Panthers rookie draft class: Kelvin Benjamin and Tre Boston hurt, Tyler Gaffney lost to the #Patriots. — Joe Person (@josephperson) July 29, 2014 The flip...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera ranked 19th best in NFL, full top-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2014: The coaches on the brink of breaking in

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Carolina Panthers

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Atlanta Falcons draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/07/25/analyzing-the-2011-draft-atlanta-falcons/ Next up in the NFC South is the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers owned the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. Coming off...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers lose their rookie running back for the year with knee injury

The sixth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers suffered a knee injury that requires surgery and will miss the season, coach Ron Rivera announced Saturday. The former Stanford back was expected to add youth to a veteran backfield. Gaffney (5-foot-11, 220) impressed in his senior season, rushing for 1,709 yards and 21 TDs. The post Panthers lose their rookie running back for the year...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: 'I can't stress enough that I'm not 100 percent yet'

Good news: Quarterback Cam Newton's surgically repaired ankle is getting better. Bad news (temporarily, anyway): He's not completely healthy and he wants to make that clear as the Panthers begin training camp. ''I can't stress enough that I'm not 100 percent yet,'' Newton said, according to the Associated Press, adding: ''It's just going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton has been cleared

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been cleared to practice after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. Gettleman: Cam Newton has been fully cleared. — Joe Person (@josephperson) July 24, 2014 Ron Rivera expects Cam Newton to participate fully unless there's a setback, which Rivera doesn't expect to happen. — Joe Person (@josephperson) July 24, 2014   var ACE_AR...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

At the beginning of the season, Ron Rivera looked like he wouldn’t make it to midseason before being fired in Carolina. At the end of the season, he was Coach of the Year. The Carolina Panthers were the feel good story of the year in the NFL and proved the former Chicago Bears star could take a team, build a solid defense, and have the offense play up to its counterpart’s standard...
Via Football Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers coach Ron Rivera emphasizes power of education to scholarship winners

At a celebratory dinner Friday evening, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera encouraged college-bound children of undocumented immigrants to take advantage of their education. “A lot of people tell you, ‘No, you can’t,’ ” Rivera said to the scholars. “I’m here to tell you, ‘Yes, you can.’ ” The dinner served as the kick-off for a weekend of events to honor...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: Offensive line

We continue our series previewing the major story lines at each position heading into Carolina Panthers training camp. After looking at the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, we round the week out with the hog mollies on the offensive line. Perhaps no other position is a greater cause for concern for Panthers fans than offensive tackle. The team’s greatest...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Preview: Carolina Panthers Edition

Editor’s note: Over the course of the summer, Next Impulse Sports will be releasing NFL team previews every Tuesday and Thursday. Check back on Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons Edition and access all NFL team previews here. Today: The Carolina Panthers Last Year: 12-4 (1st place in NFC South, lost in Divisional Round of playoffs) After winning a combined 15 games from 2010...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: Quarterbacks

Training camp is almost upon us (woo!!!) and as such, we are beginning our training camp positional previews for the Carolina Panthers. These posts will each give a brief overview of what story lines to look for at each position during training camp. We get things started off at the most important position in football — quarterback. There isn’t really an interesting competition...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera not ranked top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wait, reigning NFL Coach of the Year Ron Rivera isn’t a Top 10 coach?

Get ready to complain again Carolina Panthers fans. The national writers at cover32 have compiled a list of the Top 10 coaches in the NFL and Ron Rivera, the reigning NFL Coach of the Year, wasn’t on the list. He was left off in favor of guys like Bruce Arians, who has never made the playoffs for a team he’s coached for a full season, which many would question. To check out the...
Via cover32 - Panthers
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: Carolina Panthers

Pass/Run Splits Under Ron Rivera Last 3 Seasons: 2013: 473/483 2012: 490/462 2011: 519/445 Total: 1482/1390 (51.6%/48.4%) Projecting a 494/463 Split for 2014 Cam Rushes Last 3 Seasons: 2013: 111 2012: 127 2011: 126 Total: 364 (26.2%) Williams Numbers w/Stewart and Tolbert Last 2 Seasons (per game, 14 games) Rush: 8.86 (30.9%) Yards: 30.57 (3.45 [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, likability of Carolina Panthers, 10 best at every NFL position

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week: National Columns • Top 10 in 2014: The best inside linebackers in the NFL today (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the likability of every NFL franchise (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The wide receivers on the verge of breaking in (Nos. 11-20...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: How do Panthers get over unfinished business and win Super Bowl?

Many Carolina Panthers fans have spent the offseason wondering how the team can avoid taking a step back after 2013′s surprising 12-4 season. After all, the franchise has never produced back to back winning seasons. However, general manager Dave Gettleman believes the players have a different mindset, recently claiming they feel like they have “unfinished business.” With that...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Would Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera make for a better coordinator?

Every NFL head coach essentially takes the same path to their job. They work their way through the assistant coaching ranks, starting at the bottom of the totem poll, bouncing from place to place in order to move up the ladder, and finally landing a job as a coordinator. In that spot, they flourish, becoming an integral part of a team’s success. Because of that, a coach becomes...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin has Panthers’ brass excited

The Carolina Panthers lost the majority of their wide receiving corps this past offseason, and they are relying on young, unproven players to be the go to guys for quarterback Cam Newton. One of those young, unproven players is rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin was drafted with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and is already exciting the Panthers’ coaching...
Via Sports-Glory
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Defensive Backs Doing a Little Boxing at Practice?

It is not unusual for wide receivers and defensive backs to wear gloves when they play. They say it helps, and if it helps any coach will say do it--whatever it is (as long as it isn't illegal of course). However, in practice Wednesday the Carolina Panthers defensive backs were wearing a different sort of glove during practice--boxing gloves.Well--they are supposed to fight for...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera named as one of ten on the hot seat in 2014

The NFL season is upon us. Yes, it’s still six weeks until training camps get started. And sure, the regular-season opener isn’t for 84 days. But with voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamps underway, every team in the league has already started their preparation for 2014. That means coaching staffs have already begun evaluating talent, molding their roster, installing systems...
Via cover32 - Panthers
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera doesn’t want Cam Newton on the Madden cover

Cam Newton and Richard Sherman are the two finalists for the cover of Madden 2015 and if Carolina head coach Ron Rivera had his way, Sherman would be on the cover. According to John Breech of CBS Sports.com, Rivera has been voting for Sherman to spare Newton any chance of the “Madden Curse.” The so-called curse has claimed many victims of the players who have been put on the...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera Doesn’t Want Cam on ‘Madden NFL 15′ Cover

Every year EA Sports has fans vote to see who will be featured on their latest edition of the storied Madden football game, and this year’s finalists are Cam Newton and Richard Sherman. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is no fool—he’s hoping his quarterback finishes a distant second to Richard Sherman, even going so far as to vote for the Seattle defensive back instead of Cam...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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