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Cat Scratch Reader 3 hours ago

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 74 Days to Go

Mike Remmers represent the number 74 as we reach the 74th day until the season kicks off. 74 days until Panthers football, so let's celebrate by talking about #74, OT Mike Remmers Bio Height: 6'5" Weight: 310 lbs Age: 27 College: Oregon State Experience: 4 years Career The Panthers acquired Mike Remmers back in 2014 after signing him off the St. Louis Rams practice squad in late October amidst a rash of injuries and ineffectiveness that hit the right tackle position pretty hard. After Nate Chandler (remember him?) went down to a season ending injury, Mike Remmers started the last 5 games of...
Cat Scratch Reader 5 hours ago

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/26/16

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 ranks 3rd among current NFL coaches for best playing career (Kevin Seifert, ESPN) The two coaches who ranked higher than Rivera are Todd Bowles (2nd) and Jack Del Rio (1st). Del Rio is the only NFL coach to be named to the Pro Bowl, so that makes sense. Also included in this list is an amazing photo of John Fox (ranked 19th). Greg Olsen sold his 1969 Camaro for $100,000 to raise money for charity (Bill Voth, Black...
Cat Scratch Reader 21 hours ago

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 75 Days to Go

CSR continues it's Carolina Panthers roster countdown with defensive end Larry Webster DE Larry Webster Bio Height: 6'6" Weight: 275 lbs Age: 26 College: Bloomsburg Experience: 2 years Webster is a former fourth round pick for the Lions, who ended up on the Panthers roster in January after Detroit decided to place him on the practice squad. Unfortunately, as many Panthers fans know you can lose draft picks that way, and Carolina jumped on the opportunity. Now, Webster will get a chance to work his way into a loaded rotation. He hasn't seen any action in the NFL yet, and coming out of...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 25, 2016

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...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 24, 2016

Panthers Set Training Camp Schedule

The dates for the Panthers annual sweat-fest at Wofford College have been set. The Panthers have set the dates and events for their annual training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Stay tuned for details on our annual meet up. 2016 CAROLINA PANTHERS TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE Thursday July 28 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Gibbs Stadium - Kick Off Party Friday July 29 3:10-5:10 p.m. Saturday July 30 9:25-11:30 a.m. Sunday July 31 9:25-11:30 a.m. Monday August 1 9:25-11:30 a.m. Tuesday August 2 No Practice Wednesday August 3 9:25-11:30 a.m. Thursday August 4 9:25-11:30 a.m....
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 24, 2016

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 76 Days to Go

We continue our Carolina Panthers daily roster countdown with defensive tackle Robert Thomas. DT Robert Thomas Height: 6'3" Weight: 325 lbs Age: 25 College: Arkansas Experience: 2 years The Panthers snuck this move in during the NFL draft, grabbing Thomas off of waivers after being waived by the Miami Dolphins. Thomas saw stints on the Redskins' and Patriots' practice squads before finding himself on the Dolphins active roster late in 2015. In his NFL debut, Thomas dislocated his elbow and was placed on IR. Thomas unfortunately was waived shortly before the NFL draft following the 2015...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 24, 2016

What Would You Rename the Carolina Panthers?

If you were the man in charge of naming the team back in the early 1990s, what would you have picked? It seems hard to fathom now, but our Carolina Panthers could have been named just about anything. Ages ago, Jerry Richardson's son, Mark Richardson, was asked why they decided to name the team what they did, and his response was: "It's a name our family thought signifies what we thought a team should be—powerful, sleek and strong." in other words, it doesn't rally have anything to do with the Carolina region. In fact, according to most maps, the Carolinas are pretty far away from the...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 24, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/24/16

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. Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross and Geoff Hangartner co-wrote a book for NFL rookies (Jonathan Jones, Charlotte Observer) Should be an entertaining read. The link to the story includes a link to pre-order the book on Amazon if you’re inclined to do so. It’s possible the Panthers were thinking of losing Kawann Short to free agency when they drafted Vernon Butler (Bill Voth, Black and Blue Review) Just pay the man, Dave. He’s...
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

Super Bowl 50 Flashback: Pass Rush Edition

I'm looking back at SB50 for the first time in hopes of finding optimism for 2015. After getting only a single sack in the first half the Panthers defense really brought the pressure, in particular from the edges. One of the few posts I wrote after the SB loss was congratulating DE Kony Ealy for a great game. Looking back at those key plays now I'm struck with the speed off the edge  Ealy displayed on the games biggest stage. This first GIF Ealy gets the sack from the right side by making the RT look like he was stuck in cement. The Broncos chose to double team Kawann...
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...
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 22, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Flashback: Philly Brown Edition

I'm think I can finally talk freely about Super Bowl 50. At least from the standpoint of pulling something positive going into the 2016 season. Reviewing Philly Brown's SB50 performance gives me some optimism for the WRs in 2016. Brown practically earned a roster spot with four catches for a team leading 80 yards. Here's a couple catches from Brown for you to chew on. The knock on Brown in the past was he is a 'body' catcher, that he has a hard time catching just with his hands. Well this is definitely a hands catch while also high pointing the ball. In double coverage no...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 22, 2016

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 78 Days to go

With 78 days to go until the revenge match against the Broncos that does NOT bring us to T Nate Chandler. In stead we find 2nd year T Donald Hawkins. There are only 78 days until Panthers football, so let's celebrate by talking about #78, OT Donald Hawkins. Bio Height: 6' 4" Weight: 310 Age: 24 College: Texas Hometown: Tunica, MS Experience: 2 years Career Hawkins has spent time on the practice squads of the Eagles, Browns, Cowboys and most recently the Dolphins. In most cases a player like Hawkisn has about a 5% chance of making the roster but that is not the case at the moment. He is...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 22, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/22/16

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. Thomas Davis won the 2016 PFWA Good Guy Award (Panthers.com) Congrats to Thomas Davis! It’s great that he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves for all he does both on and off the field. Jeremy Cash is facing a tough road as he transitions to linebacker (Jon Stout, WRAL.com) Cash is one of the two high-priority UDFAs and I think he’s going to make the 53-man roster, if for no other reason than his ability to...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 21, 2016

Kalil does Comics

Ryan Kalil, a modern day renaissance bear. When people think about football and football players they don’t usually think about notoriously nonathletic aspects of culture like writing or comic books. Josh Norman has made his Batman jokes and Super Cam goes without questioning, but the influence of the comic book industry has usually been a one way street. That rule doesn’t apply to Ryan Kalil, the Pro Bowl Center who likes to go his own way. So it’s no surprise that aside from his many on the field talents, Ryan has added comic book contributor to his resume which has also...
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 21, 2016

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 79 days to go

With 79 days to go until the Panthers season opener, we take a look at #79 Chris Scott. We’ve got a mere 79 days to go before the Panthers’ season opener. So in honor of the #79, we’ll be looking at the Panthers #79, guard Chris Scott. Bio Height: 6’4” Weight: 340 pounds Age: 28 Experience: 5 years College: Tennessee More About Him Chris Scott has seemingly been on the roster bubble since his first arrival in Carolina in 2013. After being drafted by the Steelers in the 5th round of the 2010 draft, Scott played in just 2 games before his release in October of 2011. He then...
Cat Scratch Reader Jun 21, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 6/21/16

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 pleased with how the offseason has progressed (Max Henson, Panthers.com) I think most of us are. With the exception of the Josh Norman fiasco, everything has worked out great for the Panthers up to this point. Josh Norman thanks Panthers fans in Observer Ad (Bill Voth, Black and Blue Review) Classy move by Norman. Best of luck in Washington. David Newton shares his first 53-man roster prediction (ESPN) I...

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