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Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 53 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 53 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 53 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at linebacker Ben Jacobs. Ben Jacobs, Linebacker Bio Height: 6’4” Weight: 240 lbs Age: 30 College: Fresno State NFL Experience: 6 years Jacobs was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Browns in 2011 and bounced around between their practice squad and 53-man roster before being picked up by...

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The case for limiting Christian McCaffrey’s rushing attempts

The case for limiting Christian McCaffrey’s rushing attempts

It’s time to think long-term about the Panthers dual-threat terror. There have been several offseason reports that Christian McCaffrey could see significantly more carries in 2018 than the 117 he recorded as a rookie last year. Coach Rivera is on record saying CMC could possibly exceed 200 carries. I really hope that doesn’t happen. The case for limiting McCaffrey’s rushes comes down to one word: Longevity. Running the ball takes a significant toll on a player’s body. Defensive linemen are huge. Linebackers smash rushers like heat-seeking missiles. Per injury data tracked by Pro...
Cat Scratch Reader 3 hours ago
Panthers make some coaching and organizational changes

Panthers make some coaching and organizational changes

The Panthers have made some moves, including figuring out what to do about recently resigned Curtis Fuller. Curtis Fuller, the Panthers defensive backs coach, stepped down amidst allegations of workplace misconduct. The Panthers didn’t have an answer to replacing him, until now. Richard Rodgers, former special teams coordinator turned assistant coach, has stepped in alongside Jeff Imamura to fill the void. Rodgers has been around for awhile and knows the system, so this is a decent short term fix for the position coaching vacancy. In addition, Mark Carrier has went from director of player...
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Chris Manhertz to begin training camp on PUP list following ankle surgery

Chris Manhertz to begin training camp on PUP list following ankle surgery

Manhertz suffered a similar injury to Greg Olsen’s from last season. According to a report from Joe Person at the Charlotte Observer, Carolina Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list following ankle surgery earlier in the summer. Carolina Panthers backup tight end Chris Manhertz will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list with the same injury that sidelined starting tight end Greg Olsen for much of the 2017 season. Manhertz underwent surgery this summer after sustaining a Jones fracture in his left...
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Panthers played at the NFL’s slowest pace last season

Panthers played at the NFL’s slowest pace last season

A piece of news that shocks no one, the Panthers ranked 32nd in pace according to Football Outsiders. According to Football Outsiders’ pace statistics, the Carolina Panthers ran the league’s slowest offense in 2017. The 29.35 seconds they averaged between plays was over a second and a half longer than the league average. There are two numbers that stand out in this chart- the Panthers’ pace in the second half and their pace when trailing by at least a touchdown. The Panthers are the slowest team in the league in both of these circumstances. The slow pace of the second half coincides...
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It’s time for the Panthers to upgrade their uniforms

It’s time for the Panthers to upgrade their uniforms

Here are some suggestions for David Tepper’s biggest decision since buying the franchise. When the Panthers updated their uniforms in 2012, they made a few subtle changes to the logo, word font and shade of blue, and a lot of fans were disappointed at the meager effort to bring the franchise out of the firm grasp of 1973. But hey, at least we didn’t make our jerseys look like a big ass alarm clock, right? Charles McDonald from SB Nation spoke with artist Nate James about which uniforms in the NFL could use an upgrade, and James broke down the uniforms into three categories: Outdated...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 17, 2018
Assessing the Panthers individual season prop bets

Assessing the Panthers individual season prop bets

Two Panthers have season long prop bets. Here’s my take on them. Betonline.ag has the following prop bets for Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey’s season performance. Carolina Panthers Cam Newton Passing Yards: Over/Under 3,450 Touchdown Passes: Over/Under 23 Interceptions: Over/Under 16.5 I like the over on the 3,450 yards the best of these three, then the over on the touchdown passes. I think Norv Turner will improve the Panthers passing numbers and we know Newton can throw for 4,000 yards if he has the receivers and the time to throw. He’s exceeded that number in four of his...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 17, 2018
Draft Q&A with Testudo Times on first round pick DJ Moore

Draft Q&A with Testudo Times on first round pick DJ Moore

We spoke with SB Nation’s University of Maryland blog about the Carolina Panthers new wide receiver’s college career Thomas Kendziora of Testudo Times was kind enough to speak with us about DJ Moore and his time at the University of Maryland. We’ve all heard Steve Smith’s thoughts on the rookie wide receiver. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop from somebody who covered his college career. Cat Scratch Reader: Let’s get the big one out of the way first. Even Steve Smith is saying that DJ Moore is the next Steve Smith. What do you think of that comparison? Did you get to...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 17, 2018
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 54 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 54 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. With 54 days until the the Panthers opener that means we are here to discuss LB Shaq Thompson. Shaq Thompson LB, No. 54 Height: 6’0” Weight: 230 lbs Age: 24 Born: 4/21/1994 Sacramento, CA College: Washington Experience: 4th season High School: Grant Union HS [Sacramento, CA] Thompson is penciled in yet again as the starter next to Pro Bowlers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis. Thompson has all the physical...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 17, 2018
The Scratching Post: 7/17/18

The Scratching Post: 7/17/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. C-Mac, Lil Cap, Clutchery: How Cam Newton creates nicknames | David Newton, ESPNThe QB's versatility extends off the field, where he channels pop culture with a mind that "goes 100 miles an hour" to craft catchy monikers. Carolina Panthers running backs: Analysis, predictions | Jourdan Rodrigue, Charlotte ObserverA position analysis of the Carolina Panthers’ running backs ahead of 2018 training...
ClutchPoints Jul 16, 2018
Panthers WR D.J. Moore ‘more than ready to contribute’ during the offseason

Panthers WR D.J. Moore ‘more than ready to contribute’ during the offseason

In the first round of this year’s NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers made a move to add another threat in the passing game for Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton to throw to next season with the selection of former Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore. The rookie is expected to take up a significant role in […] The post Panthers WR D.J. Moore ‘more than ready to contribute’ during the offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 16, 2018
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 55 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 55 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 56 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at linebacker David Mayo. David Mayo, Linebacker Bio Height: 6’2” Weight: 245 lbs Age: 24 College: Texas State NFL Experience: 4 years Mayo, like Jermaine Carter and former Panther AJ Klein, was a 5th round pick who the Panthers selected to back up their stable of first round talents at...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 16, 2018
The Scratching Post: 7/16/18

The Scratching Post: 7/16/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Three Questions: Running Backs | Bryan Strickland, Panthers.comChristian McCaffrey has a new backfield mate; will he have a new role? Carolina Panthers: What will new owner David Tepper change? | Scott Fowler, Charlotte ObserverCarolina Panthers owner David Tepper is poised for change: Possibilities include MLS, gambling and high school football at Bank of America Stadium; new SC practice fields;...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 15, 2018
Cam Newton rated least consistent passing QB in NFL

Cam Newton rated least consistent passing QB in NFL

This gives you an idea of the task before new Panthers OC Norv Turner A new NFL.com Photo Essay lists the five most consistent and 5 most least consistent QB’s in the NFL by passer rating. Note that in the head line for this piece I added in the word ‘passing’ QB rather than leave it general as the anonymous author did. It’s a valid change because the only measure used in the ‘analysis’ is QB passer rating. So obviously passer rating isn’t everything considering the Panthers went 11-5 last season. Cam Newton has a 61-47-1 record as a starting QB in the NFL. He also has a 3-4...
Cat Scratch Reader Jul 15, 2018
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 56 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 56 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 56 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at linebacker Jermaine Carter. Jermaine Carter, Linebacker Bio Height: 6’0” Weight: 225 lbs Age: 23 College: Maryland NFL Experience: Rookie Jermaine Carter is the most recent in a series of linebackers that the Panthers have drafted in the 5th round. He follows in the successful — as far as...

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