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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...

Carolina Panthers Promote Mike Shula to OC, Fans Groan in Dismay
January 18th, 2013 at 9:06 PM
As it turns out, the Carolina Panthers didn't have to look far to find Rob Chudzinski's successor at offensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** The team promoted quarterbacks coach Mike Shula to the vacant position on Friday, according to the Charlotte Observer. The Panthers also promoted two other members of the coaching staff. Assistant receivers coach...

Carolina Panthers Narrow Offensive Coordinator Search to Three Candidates
January 17th, 2013 at 10:10 PM
According to a report by the Associated Press, the Carolina Panthers interviewed quarterbacks coach Mike Shula for the open offensive coordinator position on Wednesday. Shula will join Former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and current Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson as finalists for job, a source close to the...

Cleveland Browns Hire Carolina Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski as Head Coach
January 12th, 2013 at 6:05 AM
Rob Chudzinski has come full circle as an NFL coach. In 2004, the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator got his first opportunity in pro football when the Cleveland Browns hired him as tight ends coach. Nine years later, the man cordially known as "Chud" is back in Cleveland - this time as the...

Carolina Panthers Fire Three Position Coaches
January 8th, 2013 at 8:57 PM
While Ron Rivera was able to keep his job as Carolina Panthers head coach next season, not everyone on his staff will enjoy the same fate. Running backs coach John Settle, receivers coach Fred Graves and linebackers coach Warren Belin were all given their pink slips, the team announced on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera...

Breaking Down the Rivera Era: Despite Obvious Flaws, Carolina Panthers’ Coach Should Be Retained
January 3rd, 2013 at 7:25 PM
In the NFL, it's always best  to play your best football at the end of the season. But nobody told the Panthers that they still have to win some games at the beginning of the season, too. Carolina's two seasons under head coach Ron Rivera have been virtual mirror images of one...

Where Did It All Go Wrong? Examining the Ron Rivera Era
December 22nd, 2012 at 9:45 AM
In the NFL, it's always best  to play your best football at the end of the season. But nobody told the Panthers that they still have to win some games at the beginning of the season, too. Carolina's two seasons under head coach Ron Rivera have been virtual mirror images of each...

Carolina Panthers’ Loss to Dallas Cowboys Nail in Coffin for Ron Rivera
October 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 PM
Losers lose and winners win. When the chips are down, the best NFL teams find ways to win. They convert third downs when they have to. They make big stops on defense. They sustain drives late and protect a lead. The Carolina Panthers do none of those things.  Why? Because they are losers. This was...

Carolina Panthers Must Establish Ground Game to Be Successful
September 30th, 2012 at 7:05 AM
Expectations were high for the Carolina Panthers entering the 2012 season. Cam Newton had seemingly established himself as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks following his amazing rookie season. The defense was finally healthy. And if that wasn’t enough, center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer...

A Leap of Faith: Revisiting the Carolina Panthers’ Decision to Draft Cam Newton
July 4th, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Just two short years ago, the Carolina Panthers had one of the most abominable seasons in NFL history.  The Jimmy Clausen-led offense was the worst in the league by leaps and bounds. Carolina was so terrible that, on average, they lost by more points (13.3) than they scored (12.2). The Panthers...

Carolina Panthers Running Back Mike Tolbert: ‘I Am the Missing Piece’
June 6th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Mike Tolbert is a man on a mission. ***PHOTO1*** The bruising back signed a four-year deal with the Carolina Panthers this offseason after spending the last four seasons as a San Diego Charger. Tolbert, whose four-year contract is worth $10 million, took less money by choosing to join the Panthers instead of staying...

Carolina Panthers Legend Wideout Steve Smith Signed to Three-Year Extension
April 10th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
After the Panthers drafted him in the third-round of the 2001 draft, Steve Smith quickly blossomed into an NFL superstar and a fan favorite in Carolina  Smith, now 32, has spent his entire 11-year professional career in a Panther uniform, and will continue playing in Carolina colors through at least...

Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll: “Look Out” for Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
April 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 PM
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is officially on the Carolina Panthers bandwagon. After the Seahawks landed free agent Matt Flynn this offseason, Carroll will likely enter training camp with a quarterback controversy between Flynn and last year's starter, Tarvaris Jackson. ***PHOTO1*** Whoever Carroll decides to go with, he hopes his starting...

Carolina Panthers Sign RB Mike Tolbert to Four-Year Deal
March 19th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Carolina Panthers added another weapon to their already stellar backfield on Monday, signing free agent running back Mike Tolbert to a four-year deal. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tolbert, 26, is yet another player with ties to head coach Ron Rivera from his days as defensive...

Curt Menefee, Steve Mariucci Predict Big Things for Carolina Panthers Moving Forward
February 10th, 2012 at 8:42 PM
The Panthers finished with just a 6-10 record this season – not a mark that most would consider praiseworthy. However, when you consider all the circumstances including a short offseason, a plethora of injuries, a brand new coaching staff and a young quarterback, 6-10 isn’t bad – especially when you’re...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Greg Schiano as Head Coach Over Rob Chudzinski
January 27th, 2012 at 12:38 PM
The head coaching search for the Buccaneers is finally over. The Bucs hired Greg Schiano, who spent the last 11 seasons at Rutgers University, to right the ship in Tampa Bay. Schiano was chosen for the job over Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, among a few other candidates. This means...

Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski Now Being Pursued by NFC South Rival Buccaneers; Secondary Coach Ron Meeks Let Go
January 14th, 2012 at 4:07 PM
Just when the Carolina Panthers thought they would surely be with the services of Rob Chudzinski in 2012, another head coach-less team requests an interview with the Panthers' highly-touted offensive coordinator. This time its Carolina's NFC South Rival - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This news comes just days after the Jacksonville...

Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski Among Candidates for St. Louis Rams Head Coaching Position
January 12th, 2012 at 8:44 PM
While Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski will not be the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, the 43-year-old is at the top of the list of candidates for the recently vacated head-coaching position in St. Louis. According to sources, the Rams have received permission from the Panthers to...

Carolina Panthers: 2011 Season Offensive Report Card
January 7th, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Although the Panthers finished the season 6-10, their offense was one of the NFL's best with rookie sensation Cam Newton under center. Here's how they graded out in 2011: Quarterback ***PHOTO1*** The Panthers knew Cam Newton had the potential to be great when they drafted him number one overall in last year's...

What Carolina Panthers Fans Should Be Thankful For
November 25th, 2011 at 10:00 AM
As the country gathered around the dinner table to celebrate family and eat their weight in turkey, the Panthers were preparing for what should be the team’s easiest game of the year. On Sunday, the Panthers will face a winless Colts team in what has become a must-win game in...