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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is on the hot seat entering Week 13

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Drew Brees Brees now has to be a road warrior At some point, someone is going to have to explain...
Via cover32 - Panthers
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Benjamin says rookie wall won't stop him

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin says he has no plans on slowing down after needing just 11 games to establish new franchise rookie records for receptions, yards receiving and touchdowns in a season. So pardon the big man if he scoffs at the idea of hitting the so-called rookie wall. Benjamin laughs and says ''it better be a pretty tall wall.'' The physically...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rivera: Panthers have new life after last weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he feels like his team has new life following losses by the Falcons and Saints this past weekend. The Panthers (3-7-1) are now in control their own playoff destiny - if they win their final five games they will repeat as NFC South champions. However, that will require a major turnaround from Carolina, which hasn't shown the ability...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton’s very compelling newest quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Panthers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton’s third annual ‘Thanksgiving Jam’ feeds 800 underprivileged kids (video)

Even though the season for the Carolina Panthers (3-7-1) hasn’t gone exactly as planned, Cam Newton continued his stellar work related to community outreach by hosting the third edition of an extra-special event during the week of Thanksgiving. “Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam” on Tuesday night welcomed 800 underprivileged to an event featuring a good meal and...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers fan burns his own team on Twitter in epic fashion

The Carolina Panthers are one of the NFL’s biggest disappointments this season. After Cam Newton took a big leap forward in 2013, the front office robbed him of his receivers and the offense has taken a considerable step back. That and losing defensive end Greg Hardy to his legal troubles has turned the Panthers into a shell of their former selves. Last season at this time Carolina...
Via cover32 - Panthers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FCS Playoff Schedule is here; Here are all the games

The FCS playoffs are here and we brought the schedule to all our readers. First round, Nov. 29 Fordham vs. Sacred Heart, 12 p.m., ESPN3 Eastern Kentucky vs. Indiana State, 1 p.m., ESPN3 Richmond vs. Morgan State, 1 p.m., ESPN3 Sam Houston State vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2 p.m., ESPN3 Montana vs. San Diego, 4 p.m., […] The post FCS Playoff Schedule is here; Here are all the games...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Philly Brown Be Carolina's New Ted Ginn?

Transitions, particularly in the job department, often generate some critical comparisons—warranted or not. After all, it’s understandably natural to question change.When one employee has been unseated or has chosen a different path, can his or her successor sufficiently fill the vacated position? Will the new hire match up or even come close to what was previously there?For...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Terrible division only hope for terrible play

The 2014 season clearly hasn’t gone the way the Carolina Panthers envisioned it. However, there is hope, and that hope may lie in abysmal play of NFC South. The NFL’s worst division has combined for 13 wins, and is only one of two divisions without at least 20 combined wins (AFC South has 14 wins). The Carolina Panthers season woes have been well documented this year, ranging...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Panthers Have a Gem in Josh Norman?

If you’re a cornerback in today’s National Football League, you have to reek of confidence. You must carry yourself with an adequate amount of tenacity, courage and poise—among other traits—to succeed on this particular level of ball.Just take a glance at what is widely considered to be the position’s upper class—Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson, Joe...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers That Need to Step Up Now and Beyond

1. Byron Bell (or a replacement left tackle)Cam Newton has been sacked 32 times this season and the tackles have been the weak link on that line. Ryan Kalil has been a rock inside and missing Amini Silatolu for a chunk of the year has not helped. But if the offensive tackles don’t protect Newton from taking so many hits we will continue to see Newton on the injury report week in...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers worked out WR Austin Pettis

Today the Carolina Panthers worked out several wide receivers. This comes a day after the team released Jason Avant for speaking his mind. The team had Tysson Poots and Austin Pettis were both in town. Pettis could be a very solid signing for the Panthers. @CarPanthersNews: The Panthers worked out WR Austin Pettis today. Pettis […] The post Panthers worked out WR Austin Pettis...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Avant released two days after criticizing Panthers coaches

Jason Avant was released by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, two days after he criticized the coaches for their mentality at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Panthers got the ball with 2:08 left in the game down 19-17 to the Falcons. They drove to the Atlanta 28 and kicker Graham...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Hardy 'probably' won't play for Panthers this year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's ''probably'' given up hope of Greg Hardy playing this season following the NFL's decision Tuesday to suspend Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the year. Peterson pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault for injuries to his 4-year-old son. Hardy, a Pro Bowl defensive end, was placed on...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Avant cut after critiquing Panthers’ play-calling

The Carolina Panthers apparently have seen — and heard — enough of Jason Avant. Avant’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, sent out a cryptic tweet on Tuesday, implying the veteran receiver has been given his walking papers. Much better things ahead and role for Jason Avant. Definitely deserves better. — Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) November 18, 2014   FOX Sports...
Via Helmet2Helmet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Report: Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams, Jerricho Cotchery

After going 3-2 in their first five games, the Carolina Panthers have been not won a single game since week five. Fortunately for Carolina, WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) and starting running backs DeAngelo Williams (foot) and Jonathan Stewart (ankle) are listed as probable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.  According to the Carolina Panther's team injury report, 13 players...
Via NFL Injury Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthersquarterback Cam Newton said on Wednesday that he's playing hurt despite earlier comments by head coach Ron Rivera, reports Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. Elsewhere, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart have been officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. #458775968 / gettyimages.comRivera said that Newton was...
Via NFL Injury Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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