3:41 AM EST, Thu January 24, 2019
14 hours ago
Carolina Panthers sign Efe Obada to a one year contract

Carolina Panthers sign Efe Obada to a one year contract

Panthers retain one of their own at a position of need The Carolina Panthers have signed defensive end Efe Obada to a one year contract. This is probably the least surprising move the team will make all year. Obada is a young player who flashed talent at a position of need for the Panthers and he also happens to be from the UK, where the Panthers will be playing for the first time this season. The homecoming Can’t wait to see @EfeObadaUK play in London! Isn’t that right @OsiUmenyiora @Panthers pic.twitter.com/E8iWbaaHfI— NFL UK (@NFLUK) January 21, 2019 Obada wasn’t...
17 hours ago
The NFC South is becoming synonymous with choking in the postseason

The NFC South is becoming synonymous with choking in the postseason

The last four postseasons have brought some spectacular choke jobs: Super Bowl 50 (Panthers), 28-3 (Falcons), the Minneapolis Miracle (Saints) and now the Robey-Coleman game (Saints again). Over the last four years the NFC South’s Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints have been among the league’s better teams. The Panthers have gone 39-25, the Saints 38-26, and the Falcons 36-28 in the regular season since 2015 and each team has made the playoffs twice. Oh, I almost forgot, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are also a professional football team with a pirate ship in...
21 hours ago
The Scratching Post: 1/23/19

The Scratching Post: 1/23/19

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. Carolina Panthers: Senior Bowl 2019 prospects to know | Marcel Louis-Jacques, Charlotte ObserverThese prospects could establish themselves as bonafide targets for the Carolina Panthers during this week’s Senior Bowl. DE Zach Allen could be Carolina Panthers pass-rushing threat | Danny Jaillet, Cat CraveThe Carolina Panthers should keep an eye on Zach Allen at the Senior Bowl on Saturday. He could...
Jan 22, 2019
Cat Scratch Radio - Super Bowl LIII Preview Edition

Cat Scratch Radio - Super Bowl LIII Preview Edition

Join us at 10pm ET to talk all things Panthers and Super Bowl 53 Boy what a conference championship weekend. Certainly it was not without controversy right? Well we are here to talk about all that, the Super Bowl match up as well as any recent Panthers news. All Panthers fans welcome to call in and give your two cents. You’ll need a headset with a mic to talk (but not listen) if you don’t dial in via land line (see below). A cell phone will work but usually the quality of the call presents a problem. I believe you have to sign up for an account to use the chat feature. Otherwise you...
Jan 22, 2019
Patriots open as 2.5 point favorites over Rams in Super Bowl

Patriots open as 2.5 point favorites over Rams in Super Bowl

The smart money is to take Tom Brady and the Patriots now I expected the line to be six or seven points but was pleasantly surprised it is only two and a half points in favor of the Patriots. I’m through betting against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Yes I know they lost the Super Bowl to the Eagles last year. But they won the year before. My hope is that if Brady wins a fifth Super Bowl ring he will finally retire. He’s 42 years old for heaven’s sake, what more does he really need to accomplish? He’s now on his ninth Super Bowl in eighteen seasons. Even I am begrudgingly willing to...
Jan 22, 2019
Luke Kuechly is still elite, in case anyone has forgotten

Luke Kuechly is still elite, in case anyone has forgotten

The Panthers’ linebacker had another All-Pro season in 2018. Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly continued to display his brilliance throughout the 2018 NFL season. This past season could have been a lot uglier for Carolina if Kuechly didn’t continue to display his greatness. The first team All-Pro produced 130 combined tackles (20 of those were tackles for loss), two forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery, and one interception this past season. In 2018, Kuechly produced the eighth-most tackles out of any other defensive player in the league. That places him in the NFL’s top ten...
Jan 22, 2019
The Scratching Post: 1/22/19

The Scratching Post: 1/22/19

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. 7 free agent offensive line options for the Panthers in 2019 | Tim Weaver, PanthersWireThe Panthers have to reinforce their offensive line before they take the field again, otherwise another 7-9 season is certainly possible. 2018 Rewind: Curtis Samuel | Bryan Strickland, Panthers.comReceiver bounced back from a 2017 injury and an early-season medical scare to make a major impact. Greedy Williams...
Jan 21, 2019
Julius Peppers finishes third in Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge

Julius Peppers finishes third in Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge

The 17 year veteran is still in the running for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers finished third in the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge. Thank you to the fans who tweeted for Pep! @Juliuspeppers_ finished 3rd in the #WPMOY Charity Challenge!#KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/oHPb06dx8Z— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 21, 2019 The eighteen year veteran finished behind Kyle Rudolph and Robbie Gould. His third place standing earns him a $5,000 donation from Nationwide to the charity of his choosing. This...
Jan 21, 2019
Kawann Short added to Pro Bowl roster

Kawann Short added to Pro Bowl roster

The Carolina Panthers defensive tackle will take the place of Aaron Donald, who is on his way to the Super Bowl. Since the Los Angeles Rams glorious, and some might say controversial, victory over the New Orleans Saints transpired yesterday, Rams all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald will be unable to attend the 2019 Pro Bowl since he is headed to the Super Bowl instead. As a result, Kawann Short has been named to the Pro Bowl roster, and this will serve as a make up for his first selection back in 2015, where he couldn’t go because he was about to play in a Super Bowl of his...
Jan 21, 2019
Film room scouting report on Delaware safety Nasir Adderley

Film room scouting report on Delaware safety Nasir Adderley

Nasir Adderley is a potentially game changing safety. Should he be on the Panthers’ radar? As I begin my film scouting reports for the 2019 NFL Draft, I’m going to focus on doing reports on prospects that fit a need for the Panthers. Those positions include left tackle, interior offensive line, defensive line, and safety. Even if the Panthers re-sign Eric Reid, they have to upgrade the spot with a younger player. Rashaan Gaulden didn’t see many snaps in 2018, but I was never a huge fan of his potential coming out of Tennessee. At best, he becomes a core special teamer and a long term...
Jan 21, 2019
The Carolina Panthers are going to London

The Carolina Panthers are going to London

The Panthers are going to play a game outside the United States for the first time in team history. The NFL announced today that the Carolina Panthers are one of eight teams playing a game in London next season. They’ll be the designated road team against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2019 NFL London Games @Panthers vs @Buccaneers @ChicagoBears vs @Raiders @Bengals vs @RamsNFL @HoustonTexans vs @Jaguars Register your interest → https://t.co/6pgrXnWF8h #NFLUK pic.twitter.com/nvhiOdFmIT— NFL UK (@NFLUK) January 21, 2019 The Panthers have responded by updating...
Jan 21, 2019
You can enjoy that the Saints lost and think the refs screwed up

You can enjoy that the Saints lost and think the refs screwed up

Nobody likes to see the refs decide a game. Nobody likes to see the Saints win. There is a middle ground. The New Orleans Saints aren’t going to the Super Bowl. I love writing that sentence. While it would have been kind of nice to see Atlanta burned down by a horde of Southerners for once, nobody ultimately wanted to deal with another post-Super Bowl New Orleans fan-base again. Still, there is a huge asterisk next to this win by the Los Angeles Rams, as they benefited from one of the most blatant non-call fouls the League has ever seen. Sean Payton tells reporters that he just got off...
Jan 21, 2019
The Scratching Post: 1/21/19

The Scratching Post: 1/21/19

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. Can Jermaine Carter seize the opportunity? | Bryan Strickland, Panthers.comAn encouraging finish to his rookie year has the linebacker poised to compete for more snaps at a position undergoing changes in 2019. Cam Newton gets first tattoo, scoffs at claims of Panthers owner's prohibition | David Newton, ESPNCam Newton disputed a perception that former Panthers owner wouldn't allow him to get a...
Jan 20, 2019
NFL Championship Sunday open game thread

NFL Championship Sunday open game thread

The final four teams battle it out for the two spots in the Super Bowl today. It’s Championship Sunday, which means we’re one step closer to the Super Bowl. There are only four teams left, and as expected it’s the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in each conference squaring off for a shot at the big one. On today’s menu we have the Chiefs and Patriots squaring off in the AFC and the Saints facing the Rams in the NFC. I’m looking forward to a Chiefs-Rams Super Bowl myself. In particular, I hope the Rams beat the crap out of the Saints. (Sorry, not sorry.) Here’s a breakdown of the two...
Jan 20, 2019
The odds makers favor a Saints versus Chiefs Super Bowl

The odds makers favor a Saints versus Chiefs Super Bowl

The Rams are the more likely team to pull the upset. Yes Please! Both home teams are getting the usual three point advantage for being at home in two games that are too close to call. I like the Rams and the Chiefs myself...which means it will be the Saints versus the Patriots... My bad Falcons fans! Honestly if anyone is going to win a Super Bowl in Atlanta I want it to be the Panthers, not the Saints. One interesting point in the lines on Top Bet is this...they are exactly the same. Even the over/under and the money line is the same. So what does The Linebacker say? Glad...