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Cat Scratch Reader Aug 20, 2016

Panthers 26 Titans 16: Some Polish, Some Rust

A recap of the Carolina Panthers second NFL preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. The first unit came out today and started quickly, as Cam Newton hit Kelvin Benjamin twice before Ted Ginn took his first catch 61 yards for a touchdown. Then, on the defense's first drive, Marcus Mariota hit rookie Tajae Sharpe on multiple occasions before being picked off by Bene Benwikere, who had himself quite a day in the slot. The two teams traded punts before Cam lead another scoring drive that was highlighted by a 36 yard catch and run by Fozzy Whittaker. The Panthers then shifted their first...
How the Broncos’ defense upended the NFL by moving past X’s and O’s to something more simple

How the Broncos’ defense upended the NFL by moving past X’s and O’s to something more simple

When the Denver defense lines up next month to open the season in a rematch against Carolina quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers, it will be trying to duplicate one of the most impressive playoff showings of all time, capped by a brilliant Super Bowl.
Cat Scratch Reader Aug 19, 2016

The 2016 Carolina Panthers are on the verge of history

Cam Newton is about to set the franchise record for consecutive winning seasons. Making history isn’t an entirely uncommon thing in a franchise as young the Carolina Panthers. John Kasay, the last Panther from our opening season, was cut during the tenure of our current Head Coach. We are still young, yet we are old enough that certain records and legends have begun to cement themselves into a lore and a personality that is coming to define our fan base. Players like Sam Mills, Steve Smith and Thomas Davis have set a standard for guys coming to this team to succeed in spite of...
Cat Scratch Reader Aug 18, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 8/18/16

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. The Panthers are working out former Giants OT Will Beatty (Joe Person, Charlotte Observer) I don't think it will be hard for him to earn a backup spot on the offensive line. Max Henson shares his ten takeaways from training camp (Panthers.com) I especially like his second point. I'm looking forward to seeing the rise of Devin Funchess this year. Cam Newton still hasn't watched film from the Super Bowl (Jenny Vrentas,...
Baltimore Sun Aug 16, 2016

Before preseason game, Panthers QB Cam Newton helped Baltimore's homeless

Cam Newton is quickly becoming the second-most popular starting NFL quarterback in Baltimore.
Panthers Gab Aug 15, 2016

Cam Newton in GQ Talks Race, Topic of Being Called a ‘Black Quarterback’

In a wide-ranging interview with GQ, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told the magazine he doesn’t think he is subjected to extra scrutiny because he is black, ESPN reports. “It’s not racism,” Newton told GQ. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” Newton has been critiqued for his playing style and demeanor on and off the field […]
Cat Scratch Reader Aug 12, 2016

Panthers 1st team offense looked ready for season

Here’s a deeper look into the Panthers 1st drive by the offense. QB Cam Newton and the rest of the 1st team starters were given one try to generate some offense and they didn’t disappoint. Newton lead a very Panther-like 14 play, 68 yard drive that chewed up some clock (6:32) and gave the Panthers a 3-0. Let’s be real, once in the red zone the Panthers played it conservative and were still a single stride away from a Ted Ginn TD. Here’s a look at the drive in detail with my comments in italics: 9-J.Tucker kicks 65 yards from BAL 35 to end zone, Touchback. 1-10-CAR 25(15:00)...
Cat Scratch Reader Aug 12, 2016

Monday Morning Optimist (Friday Edition): Panthers’ first team impressive, second team falls to Ravens

Despite a few rough spots, the Panthers have some positives to take away from last night’s loss to the Ravens. The Panthers opened the preseason with a Thursday evening tilt with the Baltimore Ravens, and it was evident from the start the main mission would be to shuffle the first team players to the side lines as soon as possible. The major guys—Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, etc.—were off the field after a single series. The opening series on both offense and defense were positive experiences for the Panthers, as Newton led the offense on a meticulous drive that ended with...
Baltimore Beatdown Aug 11, 2016

Ravens vs. Panthers final score: Three players whose stock decreased

After tonight it’s clear there are some Ravens struggling. There were many errors and not pointing out the bad would be biased. Darren Waller - You’re fighting for a spot anywhere on the team. You’re in the deepest tight end group in the NFL. You have a four game suspension. Dropping a pass into the arms of a linebacker who takes it back for a touchdown is the last thing you should do. People will point to how he ended up with the most receiving yards, but you can’t excuse the drop. If Cam Newton doesn’t march onto the field to celebrate and receive a penalty the game starts off...
CSN Baltimore Aug 11, 2016

Josh Norman leads pregame prayer, DBs chant before Redskins preseason opener

Josh Norman has only been with the Redskins a couple months, but as players waited in the tunnel before their preseason opener against the Falcons, it was
Baltimore Beatdown Aug 11, 2016

It’s gameday! Three things to watch for against the Panthers

I've started many of my articles with a variation of the phrase, ‘football is finally here’. But today, I can finally say, football is here. The Ravens will take on the Panthers tonight at M&T Bank Stadium in the first of four preseason games for the Ravens. Baltimore Beatdown’s Evan Mazza wrote about what players to watch for in this game earlier this week, here we are going to look at what match-ups to watch for. Cam Newton against the Ravens secondary This is, in my opinion, the biggest matchup to watch. While Newton will likely be on the field for only a possession or two at the...
Baltimore Sun Aug 10, 2016

Cam Newton expected to play vs. Ravens in Thursday's preseason opener

If fans in Baltimore who missed Cam Newton playing beach volleyball in the Inner Harbor want to get another glimpse of the reigning NFL MVP, they had better get to M&T Bank Stadium for the start of Thursday's 7:30 p.m. game between the Ravens and the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers.
Cat Scratch Reader Aug 10, 2016

Panthers at Ravens: Offensive Preview

It's back! Football is back everyone! Are you as excited as I am? Yes, it is only the preseason, but damned if it still isn't sweet to have football back. The summer months can be a real drag if you are not into baseball, so when August finally hits, you know it is close to live football action. For the Carolina Panthers, defending NFC Conference Champions, the road to a second straight Super Bowl appearance starts here. To quickly reminisce, it is still amazing to me how potent this offense was last year given the absence of WR Kelvin Benjamin. QB Cam Newton elevated not only his game, but...
Cat Scratch Reader Aug 6, 2016

Football Outsiders 2016 Almanac: Newton had a unique season

Football Outsiders has issued their annual almanac and is discusses what a unique season Cam Newton had as a season MVP. Purchase the 2016 Football Outsiders Almanac Since 1989, the first year in the DVOA database, the only players to be named NFL Most Valuable Player have been quarterbacks and running backs. None of them ever had a worse DVOA rating than Cam Newton did in 2015. In fact, none of them are even close (Table 1). Here's the table reference, but before you think this is about to be another slam piece on Cam, just wait. They explain it very...
Panthers Gab Aug 5, 2016

Michael Bennett Apologizes To Cam Newton For Brash Accusations

Cam Newton was very outspoken about the senseless nature of the incident at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston where nine people were shot and killed by a young white man. While he was not exactly thinking about the NFL spread when he visited the families of the victims, he sought to act as […]

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