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Coming up Clutch: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Flipping Script in Close Games
December 27th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
With Sunday's 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers clinched the fifth playoff berth in franchise history, and first since 2008. The excitement surrounding the team, which has won 10 of 11 games heading into Week 17, is at an all-time high. With a victory against the Falcons...

A Panthers 101 Get Well Soon Card to Steve Smith
December 25th, 2013 at 6:07 AM
I was on hand at Bank of America Stadium for the Carolina Panthers' thrilling 17-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. There was a collective gasp when Steve Smith went down with a knee injury in the first quarter. Nobody knew exactly what the extent of the injury was,...

Carolina Panthers’ Jordan Gross Delivers with ‘This is Gross’ Podcast
November 13th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the NFL, quarterbacks tend to get all the publicity while offensive linemen, although equally important to the team, are placed under a proverbial rock.  Carolina Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross has begun to lift this proverbial rock with his new podcast titled "This is Gross."  Each show, which features a...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Running Backs
November 8th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 is doling out midseason grades for each...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
November 7th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 will be dishing out its midseason report...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Offensive Line
November 5th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 is doling out midseason grades for each position...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Quarterback
November 4th, 2013 at 9:25 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 is doling out midseason grades for each position...

Injury Update: Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart Expected to Make Season Debut Vs. Atlanta Falcons
November 1st, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is expected to make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Stewart, who underwent surgery on both ankles during the offseason, hasn't suited up in almost a year. But the sixth-year pro told reporters he feels good after practicing in full pads on...

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton – Hype or Hope?
October 10th, 2013 at 6:15 PM
As the Carolina Panthers have stumbled to a 1-3 start for the third consecutive season, the majority of fans and pundits are pointing the finger at head coach Ron Rivera and his staff. There's no denying that coaching deficiencies are a major reason for the team's current - and past -...

Carolina Panthers Rookie RB Kenjon Barner Primed for NFL Debut
October 5th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Signs are pointing toward Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner making his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Ron Rivera is optimistic about Barner's chances of suiting up. The Panthers head coach says he plans to use the former Oregon...

NFL Fines Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton $10K for Helmet Violation
October 1st, 2013 at 9:44 PM
The NFL fined Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $10,000 this week for wearing unapproved Under Armour visor clips on his helmet. Until last week, the third-year quarterback had donned the logo on his helmet since his rookie season - a total of 35 games - without incident. League policy states that: "No invisible...

Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner Returns to Practice, Eyes Week 5 Comeback
September 25th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
After missing the first three regular-season games, Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner returned to practice on Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer.    The former Oregon standout has been recovering from a foot sprain he suffered against the Ravens in the third preseason game, but told reporters he's on...

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams Credits Hot Start to Rob Chudzinski’s Exit
September 25th, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, who is third in the NFL with 294 rushing yards through three games, is off to a great start in 2013. Williams credits the uptick in production to the departure of former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who was hired as head coach of the Cleveland...

Should Johnny Manziel Take Cam Newton’s Advice?
August 13th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stormed onto the scene last season, wowing spectators and rattling opposing defenses with his elusive and improvisational style of play. He became a national sensation last November after his dazzling performance powered the Aggies to a 29-24 upset over top-ranked Alabama. Just two days after his 20th...

Can Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Finally Become a Leader?
August 5th, 2013 at 9:04 PM
You'd be hard pressed to find a player, coach, fan or media member that doesn't acknowledge Cam Newton's talent. But talent has never been the issue with the Panthers quarterback. Carolina's decision to select Newton with the first-overall pick in the 2011 draft was controversial for psychological reasons. While at the University...

Caught Off Guard: Carolina Panthers Stun Veteran Lineman Geoff Hangartner with Abrupt Release
August 1st, 2013 at 6:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Carolina Panthers released Geoff Hangartner on Thursday, vacating the starting right guard position. The veteran lineman's release came as a shock to most, but none more so than Hangartner himself. "I was definitely surprised," Hangartner told the Charlotte Observer in a phone interview. "I knew there was competition in camp and...

Carolina Panthers’ Steve Smith Sounds Off About Retirement, Life After Football
June 18th, 2013 at 7:02 AM
Tom Sorensen from the Charlotte Observer wrote a great piece Saturday about Steve Smith, the most decorated player in Carolina Panthers history. The article touches on the ups and downs of Smith's 13-year tenure with the Panthers, but predominantly focuses on the 34-year-old's plans after football. At the end of May,...

Ron Rivera Calls Armanti Edwards ‘Most Improved’ at Carolina Panthers Minicamp
June 16th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
The unheralded Armanti Edwards has seemingly been on the cusp of making the roster since the Carolina Panthers drafted him three years ago. While the odds are steep for the fourth-year pro, he greatly helped his cause by capturing the attention of Ron Rivera during minicamp. In fact, the Panthers head coach was...

Carolina Panthers’ Steve Smith: Hall of Famer?
June 13th, 2013 at 9:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Carolina Panthers wideout Steve Smith still believes there is plenty of gas left in his tank. The 13-year veteran told the Associated Press on Thursday he wants to play "15 or 16 years" in the NFL. If all goes according to plan, this would keep the Panthers' all-time leading receiver...

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Wants to Become Team Captain
June 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Although he's become infamous for his signature 'Superman' touchdown celebration, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hopes to one day put a 'C' - not an 'S' - on his chest. “I recognize – and everyone knows around the league – when you’re a team captain that’s not just a patch on...