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The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/25/16

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. Max Henson shares five break-out candidates for this season (Panthers.com) I’m telling y’all, Kony Ealy is going to have a monster season. Here’s a re-grade of the Panthers’ 2013 draft class (Jeremy Igo, Carolina Huddle) Looks like Dave did a pretty good job save for the Kugbila pick, and to be fair no one saw him being plagued by injuries. Cam Newton is a finalist for Best Male Athlete and Best NFL Player at the 2016...
Panthers Gab Jun 24, 2016

Did Cam Newton Try to Kick the Ball in SB 50?

  Voices cried out on condemning Cam Newton after the second, yes, second forced strip by the elusive Von Miller of the Denver Broncos.   Many cried out that QB Cam Newton should have gone after the football, specifically, diving on the ball.   However, the shot that was repeatedly shown during the game was […]
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 23, 2016

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 77 Days to Go

With only 77 days remaining until Panthers football, we take a look at our #77, DE Rakim Cox. The first day of Summer has come and gone, as has another round of summer workouts for the Panthers. We are down to 77 days left before Cam Newton and the Panthers take on Butt Fumble Mark Sanchez and the Denver Broncos to open the 2016 NFL season. The number 77 on the Panthers belongs to 2015 preseason darling DE Rakim Cox, so let’s take a look at him and where he might fit moving forward. Bio Height: 6’4” Weight: 275 College: Villanova Experience: 1 year Career Rakim Cox actually came into...
Patriots Gab Jun 23, 2016

Tom Brady nominated for ESPN’s Best Player

The Patriots four time Super Bowl Champion QB Tom Brady is up for ESPY’s NFL’s Best Player Award against Cam Newton, JJ Watt, Antonio Brown, and Julio Jones. ESPY’s 2016 will be live on July 13th on ABC at 8:00 pm EST and will be hosted by WWE superstar John Cena. You can check out the full nominations and nominees […]
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 23, 2016

What is the worst first round pick the Panthers have made?

We've decided the best pick, so now it's time for the worst. The first part of our eight-part series takes a look at the first round selections over the brief history of the Carolina Panthers franchise. Which one was the worst? That's up to you to decide! With the 2016 draft now behind us, and after deciding that Cam Newton is the best draft pick in franchise history, I feel it's time to look back and answer one more important question. What is the worst draft pick the Panthers have made? On the surface one would think this is easy. It's Rae Carruth, right? Well, to make this discussion...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 23, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/23/16

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. Four Charlotte natives are trying to make the Panthers’ 53-man roster this year (Bryan Strickland, Panthers.com) Brenton Bersin stands the best chance of the group. All he has done throughout OTAs is make plays, so if he can continue to do that he should solidify his roster spot in Spartanburg. David Newton shares what other NFC South folks think about Cam Newton (ESPN) This is second-hand information, but I’m somewhat...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 21, 2016

What is the best draft pick the Panthers have made?

We’ve voted on all seven rounds, so now it’s time to decide the best draft pick in franchise history. With the 2016 draft now behind us, I feel it's pertinent to take a look back into the history of Carolina's draft picks to answer one simple question. What is the best draft pick the Panthers have made? On the surface, the answer to this question may be simple. It has to be Cam Newton, right? He is our franchise quarterback and reigning NFL MVP, after all. I know you're probably saying that I'm crazy for even approaching this question with an answer that isn't Newton, but I've never...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 19, 2016

All In With Cam Newton: Episode 3 Review

Cam hung out with Alaysia and Jack, and helped them pursue their dreams. Alaysia Alaysia is a 10 year old girl who wants to be the first girl to play in the NFL. Her ultimate dream is to be drafted by the Seahawks. She is very athletic as she plays multiple sports and has a large assortment of medals and trophies from her various accomplishments. Cam shows up at her house and asks who her favorite team is, when she says it’s the Seahawks, Cam says “You know there’s a team in Charlotte, NC that’s pretty good.”, to which she replies “Um, you guys lost the Super Bowl!”. Well...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 19, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/19/16

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. Dave Gettleman is a tough negotiator (David Newton, ESPN) Surely he’s not going to let Kawann Short walk over a few million dollars, right? Right?! Greg Olsen is glad to see The Dab has died (Stephen Igoe, 247 Sports, via Black and Blue Review) We’ve seen the growth of Greg Olsen from “Third Leg” to “Old Greg” in just a few short years. Amazing, isn’t it? Auburn fans would like to name a street after Cam Newton...
Bucs Nation Jun 18, 2016

Daily Bucs Links: Adam Humphries rising up

Here's your open thread for today. 3 toots for Riverboat Ron, the best bargain in all of coaching! - SBNation.comThe Carolina Panthers made Ron Rivera one of the 10 highest paid coaches in the NFL, and it's still probably not enough for what he's done there. It’s baby season in the NFL - SBNation.comThere seems to be a baby boom during the NFL offseason. It doesn't matter if the Bills won the offseason, but at least Rex Ryan is winning vacation - SBNation.comIn other minicamp news, the Buccaneers defense is getting "less terrible," and is Cam Newton trying to play wide receiver? Ricky...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 17, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/17/16

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. Cam Newton says he hasn't peaked as a player (Max Henson, Panthers.com) Look out, NFL. Ace Boogie's coming for you! Ron Rivera signed a contract extension that makes him one of the NFL’s highest paid coaches (Joe Person, Charlotte Observer) It’s amazing how Rivera has gone from the guy most of us wanted fired to one of the best coaches in the NFL in such short notice. The Panthers are evolving as they begin life without...
Cam Newton, Panthers battling complacency after Super Bowl loss

Cam Newton, Panthers battling complacency after Super Bowl loss

Cam Newton isn't focused on this past February's Super Bowl — or the one that will be played next year in Houston, for that matter.
Fletcher Cox calls his new contract with Eagles “mind-blowing”

Fletcher Cox calls his new contract with Eagles “mind-blowing”

The Philadelphia Eagles and Cox agreed on a contract extension Monday night. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle spoke to reporters after signing the richest deal ever given to a defensive player in terms of guaranteed money.
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 15, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/15/16

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. Ron Rivera thinks Fletcher Cox's new six-year, $103 million extension could complicate negotiations with Kawann Short (David Newton, ESPN) Thanks a lot, Philly. Should we be concerned that Cam Newton doesn't look sharp during OTAs? (Joe Person, Charlotte Observer) tl;dr - No. Max Henson shares five observations from the first day of OTAs (Panthers.com) Gonna point y'all to #4 on that list. Damiere Byrd's one of the guys you...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 14, 2016

What is the best seventh round pick the Panthers have made?

The seventh installment of our eight-part series takes a look at the seventh round selections over the brief history of the Carolina Panthers franchise. Which one was the best? That's up to you to decide! With the 2016 draft now behind us, I feel it's pertinent to take a look back into the history of Carolina's draft picks to answer one simple question. What is the best draft pick the Panthers have made? On the surface, the answer to this question may be simple. It has to be Cam Newton, right? He is our franchise quarterback and reigning NFL MVP, after all. I know you're probably saying...

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