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Jan 14, 2021
Panthers expected to hire Scott Fitterer for general manager position

Panthers expected to hire Scott Fitterer for general manager position

Photo by Grant Halverson/ The search has finally concluded, and the Panthers have their man to lead the front office into the future. The Panthers are expected to hire Scott Fitterer to be their next general manager, following their parting of ways with long-time cap wizard and generational supreme talent evaluator Martin Hurney, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The #Panthers are expected to hire VP of Football Operations Scott Fitterer as their new GM, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. A late addition to their interview process, he made a quick...
Jan 14, 2021
Bank of America Stadium to be COVID-19 vaccination site

Bank of America Stadium to be COVID-19 vaccination site

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports David Tepper follows the lead of other major sports teams In a new partnership, Honeywell, Atrium Health, Tepper Sports & Entertainment, and Charlotte Motor Speedway have announced that they will work with the state of North Carolina to help administer one million COVID-19 vaccines to North Carolina residents. Tepper, for his part, is offering up Bank of America Stadium as one of the mass vaccination sites. Charlotte Motor Speedway and another unnamed as of yet site in Winston-Salem will also offer vaccinations. The new partnership will...
Jan 13, 2021
Updated: the Panthers have narrowed their GM search to four

Updated: the Panthers have narrowed their GM search to four

Photo by Grant Halverson/ These names are the team’s short list Updated: The team has announced Ryan Poles has also received a second interview. One of these four candidates will be the next General Manager of the Carolina Panthers. Three candidates for the Carolina Panthers General Manager position have been scheduled for a second interview. This likely indicates that the team has finished their first round of interviews, with that list topping out at a whopping 15 candidates. The next round consists so far of Adam Peters, Monti Ossenfort, and Scott Fitterer. The 3...
Jan 12, 2021
The General Manager search is progressing to a second round of interviews for some candidates

The General Manager search is progressing to a second round of interviews for some candidates

Photo by Grant Halverson/ These names form at least part of the team’s short list. Three candidates for the Carolina Panthers General Manager position have been scheduled for a second interview. This likely indicates that the team has finished their first round of interviews, with that list topping out at a whopping 15 candidates. The next round consists so far of Adam Peters, Monti Ossenfort, and Scott Fitterer. The 3 candidates identified as having 2nd interviews w Panthers - SF’s Adam Peters, TEN’s Monti Ossenfort and SEA’s Scott Fitterer - all w/ teams...
Jan 12, 2021
Final 2020 PFF ratings for all Panthers defensive players

Final 2020 PFF ratings for all Panthers defensive players

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Here’s how all of the key players stacked up from the Panthers 2020 defense. The good people at Pro Football Focus spend enormous amounts of time breaking down every player’s performance on every individual play throughout the season. In the end, players can then be given a final rating somewhere between zero (poor) and 100 (elite). If you want to learn more about their methodology, you can read PFF’s Player Grade overview. What I have always appreciated about PFF is that while no player evaluation system is perfect, at...
Jan 12, 2021
Final 2020 PFF ratings for all Panthers offensive players

Final 2020 PFF ratings for all Panthers offensive players

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Here’s how all of the key players stacked up from the Panthers 2020 offense. The good people at Pro Football Focus spend enormous amounts of time breaking down every player’s performance on every individual play throughout the season. In the end, players can then be given a final rating somewhere between zero (poor) and 100 (elite). If you want to learn more about their methodology, you can read PFF’s Player Grade overview. What I have always appreciated about PFF is that while no player evaluation system is perfect, at least PFF is...
Jan 11, 2021
An open letter to the NFL: Keep your hands off Joe Brady

An open letter to the NFL: Keep your hands off Joe Brady

Photo by Stephen Maturen/ He’s ours. Come back in a few years. To whom it may concern in the National Football League, Joe Brady is fresh off his first year as an offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. That season featured a 5-11 record in which the bulk of their lost games were by one possession. In other words, the offense for which he was responsible was incapable of scoring enough points to win games consistently. His previous jobs were as ‘passing coordinator’ for some college team for one year and as an unspecified offensive assistant...
Jan 11, 2021
Carolina Panthers staff will coach in the 2021 Senior Bowl

Carolina Panthers staff will coach in the 2021 Senior Bowl

Hopefully Rhule will learn to wear his mask properly (over both mouth AND nose) by the time practice starts. | Photo by Quinn Harris/ They will coach against the Miami Dolphins The Carolina Panthers have been selected as one of the coaching staffs for the 2021 Senior Bowl. Matt Rhule and his staff will be coaching against Brian Flores and his Miami Dolphins staff. #Panthers staff chosen to coach in 2021 @seniorbowl https://t.co/VAB0rDFgJ8— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 11, 2021 The opportunity to coach the Senior Bowl is offered to the most complete...
Jan 11, 2021
A mild take in advance of the Dwayne Haskins visit

A mild take in advance of the Dwayne Haskins visit

Photo by Will Newton/ Like it or not, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule believes in himself as a talent developer. A coach, if you will. Dwayne Haskins was a raw prospect coming out of college who looked like he could become an NFL quarterback. He then was fed to a meat grinder of coaches who are, to be polite, not known as talent developers and an organization that makes the news for scandal more often than football. Rhule working out Haskins is the right move. It has become clear that the Panthers are not sold on Teddy Bridgewater as the long term quarterback in...
Jan 10, 2021
Ed Dodds withdraws from consideration for Panthers general manager job

Ed Dodds withdraws from consideration for Panthers general manager job

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The Panthers interviewed Dodds last Wednesday for their vacant general manager position. The Panthers have one less name to consider for their vacant general manager position after Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds withdrew his name from consideration for the job, according to a report by Stephen Holder of The Athletic. Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds has withdrawn his name from the Carolina GM search, The Athletic has learned.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) January 10, 2021 The Panthers interviewed Dodds last...
Jan 10, 2021
NFL Wild Card Sunday open game thread

NFL Wild Card Sunday open game thread

Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via We have another Wild Card tripleheader to watch today. It’s Wild Card Sunday, or as the NFL is promoting it, Super Wild Card Sunday, and there are three games to watch and discuss today. AFC Tennessee Titans (4) vs Baltimore Ravens (5); ABC/ESPN, 1:05 p.m. ET NFC New Orleans Saints (2) vs Chicago Bears (7); CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime, 4:40 p.m. ETPittsburgh Steelers (3) vs Cleveland Browns (6); NBC, 8:15 p.m. ET Use this space to talk about the action as it unfolds. You know the drill. This is now an open...
Jan 9, 2021
NFL Wild Card Saturday open game thread

NFL Wild Card Saturday open game thread

Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig/ We have a Wild Card tripleheader to watch today. It’s Wild Card Saturday, or as the NFL is promoting it, Super Wild Card Saturday, and there are three games to watch and discuss today. AFC Buffalo Bills (2) vs Indianapolis Colts (7); CBS, 1:05 p.m. ET NFC Seattle Seahawks (3) vs Los Angeles Rams (6); FOX, 4:40 p.m. ETWashington Football Team (4) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5); NBC, 8:15 p.m. ET Use this space to talk about the action as it unfolds. You know the drill. This is now an open thread!
Jan 9, 2021
Panthers expected to meet with Dwayne Haskins on Monday

Panthers expected to meet with Dwayne Haskins on Monday

Photo by Will Newton/ The Panthers are potentially kicking the tires on a recently released starting quarterback. The Panthers are expected to meet with free agent quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Monday, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Former Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins is set to visit the #Panthers on Monday in a fact-finding mission for both sides… that could result in a signing. My story: https://t.co/iUfF3NBcvR— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2021 Haskins was drafted No. 15 overall by the Football Team in the 2019 NFL...
Jan 8, 2021
CSR Weekend Warriors: 1/8/21

CSR Weekend Warriors: 1/8/21

Here’s a fresh weekend open thread just for you. Feel free to use this thread to hang out over the weekend and chat about whatever you want (just make sure you follow the ToS ... the rules still apply here) with anyone who decides to stick around. This is now an open thread!
Jan 8, 2021
Pro Football Focus names two Panthers rookies to their All-Rookie team

Pro Football Focus names two Panthers rookies to their All-Rookie team

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports After initially being down on both these players, Pro Football Focus quickly became believers as they found experience and a groove. Pro Football Focus can be a divisive entity, and they certainly were around here early in the season when they weren’t giving these two guys a lot of love. But now, they have reversed that course, apologized, and seen the light on both Derrick Brown and Jeremy Chinn, who they’ve summarily added to their all-rookie team for 2020. PFF's 2020 All-Rookie Team QB: Justin HerbertRB: Jonathan TaylorWR:...