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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...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers RB Brandon Wegher Probably Going To Be Odd Man Out

In a perfect world, if you played well during the preseason you should have a better than average shot at making the roster, but that is not the case for Carolina Panthers rookie running back Brandon Wegher.  The undrafted back from Morningside College made a fantastic run for a touchdown after catching a pass from Joe Webb against Buffalo. He also had two touchdown runs against...
Via FatManWriting
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 players you need to be watching when the Carolina Panthers take on the Patriots

Flashback a year ago now. The Panthers traveled to Foxborough as the road team in the third preseason game of the year facing off against Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The 30-7 loss in which Carolina didn’t score until less than 2 minutes left in the game and were outgained in yardage 405-271 is one Panthers fans would like to forget. An unproductive offense...
Via cover32
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

As expected, Panthers to replace Kelvin Benjamin with committee

While the Carolina Panthers are in the process of attempting to figure out how to replace wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, offensive coordinator Mike Shula knows it won't be a one-man job.When Benjamin went down with a torn ACL during training camp, it sent shockwaves through the organization. It's hard to replace any player on an active roster, but losing your No. 1 receiver is just...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tolbert on Deflategate: 'What is that? I have no idea what it is'

The topic of 'Deflategate' is probably one that won't be going away for a long, long time. Apparently, though, David Newton of ESPN reports that one Carolina Panther has no idea what that whole thing even is.When asked about the topic, it was fullback Mike Tolbert, who gave a priceless response.“What is that? I have no idea what it is," Tolbert replied to ESPN. “Does that have...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours 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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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

The 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 of the ill feelings, but time, as they say, heals all wounds...
Via Foxboro Blog
22 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

NFL training camps around the country and wrapping up, and its time for teams to begin the trim down to the final 53. The 2015 Carolina Panthers are sure to have some tough choices to make, chiefly at the wide receiver position after recent training camp injuries. Now, it is time for us to recap what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly during the Panthers preseason. THE GOOD...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Shula: It may take 'committee' to replace Benjamin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula isn't dwelling over the loss of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season. While Shula says it's a major loss, he points out the Panthers still have plenty of offensive talent even with Benjamin sidelined with a torn ACL in his left knee. Shula said the Panthers will likely replace Benjamin's production at...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tight end Greg Olsen set to be the focal point of Carolina's offense

When the Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL, all eyes turned to the rest of the wide receivers to find his replacement. While it's unknown which receiver will step up, one thing to bet on is that tight end Greg Olsen will become the focus in the passing game. As David Newton of ESPN pointed out, even offensive coordinator Mike Shula knows all eyes...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Carolina Panthers need to start doing right now

Halfway through the preseason, teams now have a better understanding at the positional depth on their roster. Athletes who aren’t  guaranteed a spot are working harder than ever to showcase their talent and while the games technically still don’t count,  winning still remains important. Here are three key things the Panthers must start doing immediately in order to improve...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Place DE Frank Alexander On I.R. After Clearing Waivers

The Carolina Panthers have placed DE Frank Alexander on season-ending injured reserve after he cleared waivers on Tuesday. Alexander suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during Saturday’s preseason game and was later waived/injured in an attempt to get him on the injured reserve list. Alexander, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2012. He ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivera expects Panthers DT Lotulelei back for regular season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to be back on the field for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The former first-round draft pick has missed most of training camp and both preseason games with a stress reaction in his right foot. For now, he remains in a boot and continues to...
Via AP on Fox
2 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...
Via No Coast Bias
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Kony Ealy knows he needs to be an every-down player for Carolina

The Carolina Panthers got some brutal news when they found out that defensive end Frank Alexander would miss all of 2015 with a torn Achilles. While that's a brutal blow for Alexander, it also means that the pressure is on for second-year rusher Kony Ealy.As Ealy told David Newton of ESPN, he knows that he needs to become an every-down player for the Panthers.“They need me...
Via Fox Sports
3 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...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bridgewater on Charles Johnson: “He’s going to be big for us”

Mike Wallace is the most recognizable Minnesota Vikings receiver, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater believes a little-known target out of Grand Valley State is going to make a big impact. Charles Johnson, who tallied four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, received a healthy bit of praise from Bridgewater....
Via Sportsnaut
3 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...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Waive Alexander Following Season-Ending Injury

As announced by the team on Monday afteroon, the Carolina Panthers waived/injured defensive end Frank Alexander. Alexander tore his right Achilles tendon in the first quarter of the Panthers’ preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. He was subsequently ruled out for the 2015 season.If Alexander is not claimed by another organization, he will revert to Carolina’s...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carolina Panthers lose Frank Alexander to torn Achilles

The Carolina Panthers just can't seem to catch a break this offseason. After the team lost Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL, they received some brutal news on Saturday night. According to a tweet from Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, defensive end Frank Alexander will be out for the year after suffering a torn Achilles. As Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report reminds us, Alexander...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Football By Football
3 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...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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