Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Panthers’

Chris Hogan says Cam Newton and Tom Brady are ‘totally different players’ when it comes to practice

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

After three seasons and two Super Bowl championships with the New England Patriots, wide receiver Chris Hogan headed south to the Carolina Panthers with a one-year deal this offseason. That move means Hogan will no longer be catching passes from Tom Brady, but the 30-year-old receiver is already drawing a parallel with Cam Newton, according to ESPN. Chris Hogan compares Cam Newton and Tom Brady Taking part in the longstanding tradition of former Patriots pass-catchers having to compare their new quarterback to Brady, Hogan was at least willing to admit the obvious.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Friday, June 14th, 2019

It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, ''This one's for John!'' following the franchise's first Super Bowl championship, a 31-24 win over Green Bay in San Diego after Elway helicoptered his way into NFL immortality in his fourth shot at a title. Elway called it the greatest moment of his Hall of Fame career, and he was determined to return the favor after rejoining his beloved Broncos as Bowlen's general manager and vice president of football operations in 2011.

Luke Kuechly on new Panthers scheme: It’s just football

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Luke Kuechly has made a lot of tackles playing middle linebacker for the Panthers over the last seven seasons, but his attempt to add to those totals this season will see him taking on a slightly different role on defense. The Panthers have been open about their plans to incorporate more 3-4 looks in 2019 and those looks will call for Kuechly to align differently while potentially facing more uncovered blockers than he has in the past. If Kuechly's play also turns out to be the same as it's been in the past, the change in scheme should have a good chance of being successful.

Panthers want Cam Newton “as efficient as possible”

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is throwing again after having right shoulder surgery and head coach Ron Rivera said on Tuesday that the team has been working to tweak Newton's mechanics after “everything fall by the wayside” when he was hurt last season. Quarterbacks coach Scott Turner spoke about those tweaks on Wednesday. Turner said he wasn't sure if mechanics had a role in Newton's injury, but noted that it's impossible for quarterbacks to avoid wear and tear on their throwing shoulders while saying the team was working to find ways to help Newton limit it as much as he can.

Todd Gurley says he feels fine and Rams expect him to be ready for training camp

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley is feeling good. Gurley spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since April at the Los Angeles Rams' mandatory three-day minicamp. Gurley, who participated in an individual training program for his knee during organized team activities, continued to do workouts separate from the team Tuesday.

Panthers to livestream Cam Newton minicamp throws

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was unhappy that someone filmed Cam Newton throwing at the team facility recently, but no one from the team will be able to complain about coverage of this week's minicamp. The team has announced plans to livestream all of Newton's throws on various outlets as they work to show that all is well with the quarterback after he had shoulder surgery in January. The team built up anticipation for Newton's minicamp work with a video featuring Newton's response to anyone doubting he can make it back.

2019 Panthers fantasy preview: Cam Newton’s health will dictate much in Carolina

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Carolina Panthers provided both fantasy happiness and fantasy heartbreak in 2018. The happiness belonged to all those who drafted Christian McCaffrey in the second round and received a career-year — and high-first-round value — in return. The heartbreak, however, was delivered by Cam Newton, who went from a great start to the season to a gut-wrenching end, thanks to limitations brought on by a shoulder ailment.

Cam Newton will throw at Panthers minicamp

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

No snooping will be needed this week to know whether Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is throwing footballs. According to Panthers.com, Newton will throw during quarterback drills at the team's mandatory minicamp, with a limited number of throws aimed at stationary targets. “It's still unclear when Newton will start participating in team drills,” Max Henson of Panthers.com writes.

Panthers add All-Pro Gerald McCoy to bolster D-line

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

All it took for the Carolina Panthers to land All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a one-year deal worth up to $10.25 million - and a vegan lunch with some future teammates. When some of Carolina's core players heard general manager Marty Hurney was considering signing the free agent defensive tackle, they organized a lunch at a local vegan restaurant during McCoy's visit to Charlotte last week knowing the 31-year-old McCoy had given up eating meat five months ago. Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen, Kawann Short, Shaq Thompson, Trai Turner and Christian McCaffrey all attended the lunch, hoping to convince their former division rival to sign with Carolina rather than the Baltimore Ravens or Cleveland Browns, the other two teams who were courting the six-time Pro Bowler.

Never shy, Browns’ Baker Mayfield sounds off on Gerald McCoy and Duke Johnson

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

In his relatively brief time in the national spotlight, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has shown he's not one to hold his tongue. He has an ongoing beef with FS1 host Colin Cowherd, he flamed his former head coach, Hue Jackson, last year, and he even has thoughts on academic rankings like valedictorian. On Tuesday, he sounded off on a current teammate and an almost-teammate.