One year ago, Cam Newton stood on top of the world. He was cruising to his first NFL MVP award. The entire nation was mimicking his signature celebration, the dab. The Carolina Panthers were ripping their way through the postseason en route to Super Bowl 50. Things could not have been going much better. But a lot can change in a year (aside from the fact everyone's still dabbing...
Cam Newton: Built to Lead The Carolina Panthers QB faces his toughest off-season yet. And he has more to do than ever before: overseeing his foundation, coaching young players and caring for his newborn son. But he's already launched headlong into the work. Find out why friends are saying "we're going to find the best of Cam Newton in the next couple of years." Quarterback...
We polled the CSR membership three times during the season.to access their approval of head coach Ron Rivera's job performance. Through 8 games they gave him a pass...but it didn't last. After a 1-3 start fans were reeling but they still had hope things could turn around. Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Approval Poll - Cat Scratch Reader As it turns out this season has...
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Panthers.com looks back at key moments and numbers from 2016 and looks ahead to the offseason and beyond.
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Wrestling icon Ric Flair, a native of Charlotte, put on some Atlanta Falcons gear and delivered a motivational PSA ahead of Atlanta's NFC Championship game against the Packers.It's not the first time Flair's hyped up a team before a key playoff game. He showed up at the 2015 NBA Finals in a Cleveland Cavaliers-themed robe, and the year before he gave the 49ers a pep talk prior to...
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To get his Atlanta Falcons fired up before their NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, WWE Hall of Famer and 16-time world champion Ric Flair gave a pep talk to the team in a Facebook video. It wasn’t on the level of elbow dropping a book or stripping down to his boxers in the middle of a wrestling ring but it was a decent promo. The issue is that Flair lives in...
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What a difference a year makes. Heading into the 2016 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers were coming off a historic season that set the franchise record for wins in a year. The team had made it all the way to Super Bowl 50 before losing to the Denver Broncos. That squad possessed the top-ranked offense and the defense with the most take-aways in the NFL. The year also included an...
Panthers guard will replace Washington's Brandon Scherff, who is unable to participate due to injury.
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was at the center of plenty of critical plays involving blows to the head, questionable officiating and more during the 2016 season. Watching from afar, the concerns for Newton’s health hit home for another former Auburn Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson. Jackson created a stir last fall when he said in late September he would probably...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl has resigned from the Carolina Panthers so he can spend more time watching his sons play college football. Proehl's son Austin is a wide receiver at North Carolina. His other son Blake recently committed to play football at East Carolina. Proehl joined the Panthers as an offensive assistant in 2011 and was promoted to wide...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ron Rivera announced he has promoted Steve Wilks as the Panthers new defensive coordinator. Wilks has served as the Panthers defensive backs coach since 2012 and was given the additional title of assistant head coach by Rivera in 2015. He replaces Sean McDermott, who was hired as the Buffalo Bills head coach earlier this week. Wilks previously worked as a...
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The Buffalo Bills may be close to making a head coaching hire. The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci reports that the Bills are “zeroed in” on Sean McDermott as their next head coach. He says the two sides could have something finalized in the next day or so. #Bills are zeroed in on Sean McDermott as their next HC. Could have something finalized in the next day or so. — Vic...
The Carolina Panthers didn’t have much to get excited about this season. After a Super Bowl appearance in early 2016 and lofty expectations coming into this year, they finished with a disappointing record of 6-10. Despite all of the disappointments, Panthers fans have never given up on their team. That proved to be true in a recent social media challenge that went viral in just...
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had some strong words to describe the impact Odell Beckham Jr. has on his team when tantrums become a central issue. On more than one occasion this year, Beckham blew up emotionally, hurting his team in the process. It’s been a while since that happened, as the receiver found a way out of his emotional doldrums after a perilous start...
Cam Newton mentioned a few weeks ago he was planning to do something special for his son Chosen’s first birthday. On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback delivered on that plan. Newton penned a heartfelt letter to Chosen, whose birthday is Dec. 24, and read it aloud in a touching video posted on Twitter by The Players’ Tribune. The footage opens with video of Newton...
Former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak shocked the football world by announcing his resignation from the team after just two seasons. It was a stunning development for those not in tune with the happenings behind the scenes in Denver. Though, as we’ve learned since, Kubiak’s health issues made it a no-brainer for the Super Bowl-winning head coach. His exit from Denver...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers need to evolve as an offense and find new and different ways to use versatile quarterback Cam Newton following a disappointing 6-10 season. Newton struggled in 2016, one year after being named the league's MVP. He threw just 19 touchdown passes - after tossing 35 in 2015 - and had 14 interceptions and a league-low 52.9 completion...
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With Steve Smith confirming his retirement, it makes sense for him to ink a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers and retire as a member of the team that drafted him. Just don’t ask Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman about it. Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk captured the exchange: When asked during a season wrap-up press conference if he’d sign the former Ravens wideout to...
Ask the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take home-field advantage a bit too far. The Panthers took a one-point loss on the road against the Buccaneers to close the season and came away with two key complaints about Tampa Bay’s video boards. Kicker Graham Gano, who missed three of his four attempts, talked about how the video board showed a live shot of himself, while...
Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano missed three of his four field goal attempts in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Did the stadium video board operator have something to do with that? After the game, Gano complained about the Bucs showing live footage of his kicks on the video board behind the goal posts he was kicking. The board displayed a solid red background when...
The Carolina Panthers did not have anything to play for in this game as they had already been eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the season. However, the Panthers still were looking to end the season on a high note and to gain some momentum for next year. The Panthers were unable to do that and lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 17-16. Here’s how. The Carolina defense...
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