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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...

Carolina Panthers Sign Kicker Justin Medlock to Three-Year Contract
March 7th, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Kicker Justin Medlock was signed to a three-year contract by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. Medlock will compete with Olindo Mare for the starting job. ***PHOTO1*** According to the NFLPA webisite, Medlock will earn the league minimum salary or $390,000 in 2012, with base salaries of $480,000 and $570,000 for 2013 and...

Carolina Panthers: 2011 Season Special Teams Report Card
January 9th, 2012 at 2:45 PM
Field Goal Kicking ***PHOTO1*** Awful. Awful. Awful. Olindo Mare missed two chip shot field goals at key times in close games. In Week 8 against Minnesota, Mare missed a 31-yarder late that would have sent the game to overtime. In Week 14 against Atlanta,  Mare again missed a crucial fourth quarter...

Carolina Panthers Add Kicker Ada Kunalic, Place Jason Phillips on Injured Reserve
December 13th, 2011 at 8:48 PM
The Carolina Panthers added kicker Ada Kunalic to the roster on Tuesday, just two days after Olindo Mare missed his second chip-shot, fourth quarter field goal. Kunalic was undrafted out of Nebraska and attended Panthers training camp in the summer. To make room for Kunalic, linebacker Jason Phillips was placed on...

Rant of an Angry Carolina Panthers Fan
December 12th, 2011 at 9:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** If you're a Carolina Panthers fan, it was the same story on a different day. The Panthers managed to get a huge lead  -- only to lose it inexplicably in the second half. The first and second quarters were beautiful. After falling behind 7-0, the offense began moving in rhythm like a well-oiled...

Carolina Panthers Squeak by Winless Indianapolis Colts for First Road Victory
November 27th, 2011 at 6:15 PM
Cam Newton passed for 208 yards, DeAngelo Williams scored twice, and Sherrod Martin had a late interception to help the Panthers defeat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, 27-19. ***PHOTO1*** Carolina (3-8) earned their first road victory in two seasons against the struggling Colts (0-11) in a back-and-forth game in which the Panthers...

Carolina Panthers’ Special Teams Takes a Step in the Right Direction
November 22nd, 2011 at 9:08 PM
In one of the bright spots in last Sunday's game against the Lions, the Carolina Panthers did something that they haven't done in eight years; return a kickoff for a touchdown. I almost had to rub my eyes and make sure that I really did see Kealoha Pilares return a Jason...

Carolina Panthers Dreadful in Second Half, Lose Another Winnable Game to Detroit Lions, 49-35
November 20th, 2011 at 4:34 PM
It was a tale of two halves. The Panthers put together a brilliant first half, leading the Detroit Lions 27-14 at the break. Then, inexplicably, they played one of the worst halves of football I've ever witnessed in the third and fourth quarters, especially on defense. The Panthers were outscored...

Tennessee Titans Demolish Hapless Carolina Panthers, 30-3
November 13th, 2011 at 7:33 PM
Conventional wisdom would indicate that having two weeks to prepare for a game would give you a better chance to win than just having one. This clearly wasn't the case on Sunday when the Carolina Panthers were dismantled by the Tennessee Titans, 30-3. ***PHOTO1*** The Panthers were coming out of a...

Carolina Panthers Regrettably Developing a Losing Culture
November 3rd, 2011 at 8:15 AM
I sat there in horror for a good 15 minutes after I watched Olindo Mare's 31-yard field goal sail wide left in the fourth quarter of the Panthers 24-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. This botched field goal not only ruined their shot at winning the game, but for all...

Penalties, Turnovers, Missed Field Goal Keep Carolina Panthers Out of Win Column Against Minnesota Vikings
October 30th, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Cam Newton, as expected, continued his prolific rookie season Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The 22-year old phenom passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns to go along with a team-high 53 yards rushing. Steve Smith also continued his remarkable season with another 100-yard performance to go along with a touchdown...

Coaching Blunders Lead to Another Heartbreaking Loss for Carolina Panthers
October 9th, 2011 at 6:26 PM
The Carolina Panthers found themselves in the game in a first half that was dominated by the Saints. Cam Newton’s first pass was picked off by Patrick Robinson and returned to the three-yard line. The Saints were able to punch the ball into the end zone with a short Drew...

Carolina Panthers Need to Capitalize on Scoring Chances in the Red Zone
September 20th, 2011 at 7:50 PM
If you asked most football fans before the game, they would probably have told you that the Carolina Panthers, last year's worst NFL team, had no chance to beat the Green Bay Packers, last year's Super Bowl champions. But, the shocking truth is that the Panthers had plenty of chances...

Carolina Panthers Have Good Players to Lose
August 30th, 2011 at 3:54 PM
The Carolina Panthers have had a lackluster preseason thus far highlighted by sloppy play and inexperience. What the Panthers hope to accomplish this year is simple; be better than last year. After going 2-14, the Panthers are ready to be contenders again.   The Panthers brought in solid veterans this year...