Category: ‘Special Teams’

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Secondary, Special Teams and Coaching
November 9th, 2013 at 8:10 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...

John Kasay Ends His Storied NFL Career with Carolina Panthers
May 10th, 2013 at 12:04 AM
To those outside the Panthers community, John Kasay was just a great NFL kicker. In the eyes of the Carolina faithful, the 43-year-old Athens, Georgia, native was much more. Kasay, a member of the team's inaugural roster, signed a one-day contract on Tuesday to officially retire with the Panthers. Why exactly is...

Kicked to the Curb: Carolina Panthers Waive K Justin Medlock, Sign Graham Gano
November 20th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
This just in: There has been another casualty of the Carolina Panthers' abysmal 2-8 season. In a move that not many saw coming, the Panthers waived kicker Justin Medlock on Tuesday and replaced him with free agent Graham Gano. Medlock, 29, missed his third consecutive field goal on Sunday - a 40-yard...

Consider the Evidence: Carolina Panthers Special Teams Will Be Key to Success in 2012
September 2nd, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Any NFL coach will tell you that you can’t win a Super Bowl without stellar special teams play. Special teams dictate field position, swing momentum and can often be the difference between winning and losing. Just ask the Panthers. Ron Rivera’s team was absolutely atrocious on special teams last season, and it cost...

Carolina Panthers Special Teams News: It’s Young Guns Vs. Veterans as Kicking Competition Heats Up
August 21st, 2012 at 10:38 PM
The Panthers were downright awful on special teams last season. Consequently, head coach Ron Rivera has made it a priority to get better in this crucial phase of the game in 2012. In addition to shoring up special teams coverage, the Panthers have created an open competition at the kicker...