Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Panthers’

Marty Hurney on Christian McCaffrey contract: He’s a unique back

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Several running backs have signed sizable contract extensions in recent years and many of those backs have fallen short of expectations while playing out their new pacts. That didn’t stop the Panthers from moving forward with a new deal for Christian McCaffrey, however. McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the team in April and expressed confidence that things will work out better for him than some of the other backs.

The Patriots apparently reached out to Cam Newton after his release

Monday, June 1st, 2020

For the time being, the Patriots seem all-in on the quarterback combination of Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. But that doesn't mean earlier in the offseason they weren't exploring some alternative options. League sources told ESPN.com that the Patriots had "conversations" with Cam Newton early on in the offseason but nothing came of the communication.

Get ready for the reign of Pharoh (Cooper)!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

In 2018 the Panthers ranked 20th in the league at 6.7 yards per punt return. In 2019 they remained stuck at 20th at 6.8 yards per return. Not only has the punt returner position been below average for a couple of years now it has also been through a lot of turnover.

NFL Free Agents 2020: Latest on Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, Unsigned Players

Monday, June 1st, 2020

The calendar has turned to June, the NFL draft is a thing of the past and the start of free agency is roughly two-and-a-half months in the rearview mirror. Yet marquee players like Jadeveon Clowney and Cam Newton remain unsigned. In Newton's case, there's a fairly simple explanation.

Carolina Panthers’ all-time Mount Rushmore: 4 best players in franchise history

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Carolina wasted no time making a name for itself, setting the record for most wins by an expansion team in its 1995 inaugural season after going 7-9. They advanced to the NFC championship game the following season after winning the NFC Western division with a 12-4 record. Since its birth, Carolina has won six division championships, two conference titles and has made two Super Bowl appearances.

The Carolina Panthers’ Top 5 Rivals Of All Time, Ranked

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

The Carolina Panthers joined the NFL officially in 1995, and since the NFC club was established, it has developed several rivalries among other teams. Most notably, franchises Carolina faces twice a year in the same division. Besides the Panthers’ NFC South opponents, though, the Charlotte-based franchise still harbors a relationship with two other teams from the West Coast.

Panthers GM Reflects On The Timing Of Cam Newton’s Release

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney claims that once they made a decision on Cam Newton’s status with the team, they released him. Hurney was asked all kinds of questions about the status of the Panthers team in a 1-on-1 interview with Joseph Person of The Athletic. Hurney said they wanted to be fair to the player so once they made the decisions on Newton and Greg Olsen, they let the players know of their decision: “I’ve been asked that question before.

Ron Rivera chose Redskins because of young talent and string of great drafts

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

It might have come as a surprise to many back at the end of 2019 when Ron Rivera chose to accept a job with the Washington Redskins after getting fired by the Carolina Panthers. As one of the more respected coaches in the NFL, Rivera seemed to have a wide array of teams that would be willing to bring him in, had he waited to see which jobs were available.

Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Opponent Review: Carolina Panthers

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Raiders QB Derek Carr (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) The Las Vegas Raiders and Carolina Panthers both kick off respective new eras when they face each other to start the season. For the Silver and Black, they'll be ushering in a new brand of football under the Las Vegas moniker, while the Panthers will be in year one under a new head coach and a new quarterback under center. It comes as no surprise as to why Carolina is ushering in a new system in 2020.

Matt Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater brings out the best in people

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

One of the first big decisions the Panthers made after hiring head coach Matt Rhule was the decision to sign quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as a free agent. Bridgewater got a three-year deal in Carolina after spending the last two years as a backup in New Orleans. He got five starts last season while Drew Brees was injured and the Saints won all five of those games, which provided a strong sign that Bridgewater can still get the job done after his serious 2016 leg injury.