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Oct 14, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Football
Matthew Berry and Mark Dominik offer fantasy owners advice on how to value Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Doug Martin, and identify a couple of wide receivers on the rise.
Oct 13, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Football
Eric Karabell discusses a resurgent Cam Newton's effect on the Panthers' offense.
Cat Scratch Reader 1 hour ago

Monday Morning Optimist: Putting kitty to sleep

Anybody do anything fun on Sunday? I know I didn't. The Carolina Panthers are stuck in a land of crappy options. This team is learning in mid-October just how devastating the roster problems from May really are. Sunday was a complete and unmitigated disaster, and following the blowout loss to Green Bay we are approaching the time that heads might roll. At least the season won't be boring. Cam Newton played his worst game of the season on Sunday, and you know what? He still wasn't the problem. The box score is ugly, the film is uglier -- but a quarterback can't be expected to play behind an...

Packers' 'NASCAR package' wreaks havoc for Cam Newton

The obvious reason defensive coordinator Dom Capers wanted the sleekest group possible was to contain quarterback Cam Newton.
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 18, 2014

One play retrospective: Overtime 3rd & 6

What happened on Carolina's final offensive play of the Bengals game? After forcing Cincinnati to kick a field goal, Cam Newton and company drove down the field, crossing the Bengals 30-yard line in eight plays. Newton's legs were the primary chain-mover, picking up 29-yards on four carries in overtime. One Newton checkdown, and a Jerricho Cotchery drop later, the Panthers faced 3rd & 6 from the Bengals 23-yard line. Newton finds Kelvin Benjamin for a five-yard gain. The Panthers failed to convert. Carolina would ultimately tie the game on a Graham Gano field goal. What went wrong? Play...
Packers Gab Oct 17, 2014

Packers Panthers Preview

I hope you’re refreshed from the thrilling last game. This game could go down to the final seconds like the last game did. I’m not sure if I can take that.  Let’s hope it doesn’t. Here are three things that are the Packer’s keys to the game. Dom Capers vs. Cam Newton- So far this […]
Acme Packing Company Oct 17, 2014
Panthers vs. Packers: Q&A with Cat Scratch Reader

Panthers vs. Packers: Q&A with Cat Scratch Reader

James Dator of SB Nation's Carolina Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader answers out questions about Cam Newton, the Carolina defense, and what he expects from Panthers vs. Packers. On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers welcome the NFC South-leading Carolina Panthers to Lambeau Field. James Dator of Cat Scratch Reader was kind enough to answer some questions about the Panthers and provide insight into their strengths and weaknesses. APC: After some early season struggles, Cam Newton exploded last week for nearly 300 yards through the air and another 100 on the ground. What changed for Newton, and is...

Video: A youth football reunion for Morgan Burnett and Cam Newton

Green Bay --- The size and speed and athleticism of Cam Newton was noticeable to Morgan Burnett a long, long time ago. Both grew up in the Atlanta-area. Newton attended Westlake (Ga.) High School with Burnett at nearby North Clayton High.

Packers vs. Panthers: Five things to watch

1. Cam I am: Cam Newton, the top pick in the 2011 draft, is regarded by many as the NFL's top dual-threat quarterback. Newton ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds at the NFL combine back in 2011, has a cannon for an arm and can make every throw. He's playing with a new cast of receivers and a new left tackle, which has been an immense challenge. But Newton — the 2011 rookie of the year and a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback— is already a master of turning lemons into lemonade.

Packers preparing for 'special' Cam Newton, and more read option

Green Bay --- The Green Bay Packers were one of the first teams to learn Cam Newton was, indeed, for real. Week 2 of the 2011 season, in his second pro game, Newton threw for 432 yards, ran for another 53 and scored two total touchdowns. The Packers' defense more so survived than actually stopped Newton that day, even with three interceptions.
The Herald Oct 15, 2014

Burfict fined $25,000 for Newton, Olsen ankle twists

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Cam Newton and Greg Olsen, according to reports.

Reports: Burfict fined $25,000 for Newton, Olsen ankle twists

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Cam Newton and Greg Olsen during Carolina's 37-37 tie with Cincinnati last Sunday, according to multiple reports. Burfict twisted the ankles of Carolina's starting quarterback and tight end...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 15, 2014

Panthers Offensive Line Stepped Up... for a Week

Looking at Pro Football Focus Refo it appears our eyes did not deceive us Panther fans. The unbiased eye confirms what we saw unfold, the offensive line had a good day. Let's first start with the overall analysis, emphasis mine: Roland Bardon does this week's ReFo and takes a look at Cam Newton's emergence, Luke Kuechly's dominance , and Antoine Cason's worst game of the year.Offense The Panthers had 7 players grade out in the green with the best overall team grade of this year (+15.6). Both the run grade and run block grade were (+4.0). Darrin Reaves with 54 snaps, Fozzy Whittaker...

Fantasy Football Timeout: Some players not worth headache

Last season, I declared Cam Newton the Most Frustrating Player in Fantasy Football. Perhaps exasperating is the better term, but whatever words you use to describe him, they probably aren't consistently flattering.
ESPN Fantasy Football Oct 14, 2014

Fantasy Football - Value of Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Doug Martin

Matthew Berry and Mark Dominik offer fantasy owners advice on how to value Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Doug Martin, and identify a couple of wide receivers on the rise.
Charlotte Observer Oct 13, 2014
Did Carolina Panthers run Cam Newton too much? Mike Shula isn’t sure

Did Carolina Panthers run Cam Newton too much? Mike Shula isn’t sure

Quarterback Cam Newton rushed for 107 yards on a career-high 17 carries after having just 14 carries in his previous four games combined. Did the Panthers run him too much?
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 13, 2014

Monday Morning Optimist: 3-2-1... Panthers record!

I had the weirdest dream... That was not a football game. It might have resembled a football game, but it wasn't one. Yes, NFL stars moved a football around the gridiron and scored a whole bunch of points, but the 37-37 tie between the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals was an incomprehensible fever dream that occurred on a Sunday afternoon. Nothing makes sense, even 15 hours after the game went final. How the heck two defensive teams scored 37 points each is weird. How Cam Newton magically morphed into an iteration of his 2012 running form is beyond explanation. Finally, how the hell...

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