Players should be able to show off their personalities after scoring a touchdown, but sometimes the league sees certain celebrations as excessive. In this case, Chinn's celebration was seen as unnecessary.
As it turns out, Jeremy Chinn isn’t the only Panthers player whose wallet is a little lighter after last week’s loss to the Vikings. In addition to Chinn’s $5,606 fine for dunking after his first touchdown, two other Carolina players have been fined by the league for unnecessary roughness penalties against Minnesota.
Despite the blunders against Minnesota this past week, the Panthers’ defense has been trending in the right direction. The pass rush is picking up, the run defense is steadily improving and Jermey Chinn is a serious defensive rookie of the year candidate.
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Jeremy Chinn looks like the runaway favorite to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Chinn was the third pick by the Panthers in this year’s draft and his accomplishments have somewhat overshadowed the work that Carolina’s first choice has done.
The Carolina Panthers are finally on their bye week. If you’re like us, you’ll probably be spending most of the weekend watching football, anyway. As it happens, there are several juicy matchups around the NFL in Week 13.
Kickers are nothing if not streaky. At the moment, Joey Slye seems to be in a bit of a rut. In Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, the Panthers’ kicker missed what would have been a game-winning 54-yard field goal, bringing his percentage for the season down to 77.4%.
For the last couple of seasons, All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey has been the undisputed best player on the Carolina Panthers’ roster. This year, McCaffrey has missed nine games due to injury, opening the door for another young standout to claim that title.
The Carolina Panthers are finally on their bye week. At 4-8, they’re out of the playoff picture and have to start thinking about next season. Certain individuals will be under a lot of pressure during this last month to show improvement and secure their future with the franchise.
Teddy Bridgewater’s current contract with the Carolina Panthers is the definition of a bridge QB deal. Hell, it’s in his name. While Bridgewater has had some sharp games so far in 2020, his relatively low ceiling has also been apparent of late and he’s lost his last six starts.
Don’t expect the Panthers to put up many points this weekend. Finally, thankfully, the Carolina Panthers have reached the bye week. Other years we would have bemoaned this late of a bye week, wondering why we couldn’t be blessed with a bye while Christian McCaffrey was injured early on in the year.
The Carolina Panthers’ defense is missing former middle linebacker Luke Kuechly. It doesn’t hurt to still have him in the building, though. After retiring in January, Kuechly became a pro scout for Carolina.
The Carolina Panthers have played 12 games this season. At 4-8, they’re not as bad as some people thought they would be coming into this year. Clearly, they still have a lot of room to develop, though.
The rookie has risen from long shot to in contention for the prestigious award. Certainly by now you’ve seen Panthers rookie safety/linebacker Jeremy Chinn’s back-to-back fumble recoveries for touchdowns in the Panthers’ unfortunate loss to the Vikings this past Sunday.