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(Message started by: StegRock on Feb 9th, 2010, 6:15pm)

Title: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Feb 9th, 2010, 6:15pm
Peppers wants OUT... according to "The REAL Feed":

Julius Peppers of says he doesn't want long-term deal from Carolina Panthers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4899375&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines)
ESPN: NFL (09.02.2010 07:58)
Julius Peppers no longer wants a long-term contract with Carolina, saying the Panthers have ignored him this offseason.

Title: Re: Panthers Offseason Report
Post by StegRock on Feb 16th, 2010, 11:36pm
Panthers chockablock with free-agent goodies according to this LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":

Sporting News: Moore is NFL's top free-agent QB (http://blogs.charlotte.com/panthers/2010/02/four-panthers-make-top-65-free-agents-list-moore-is-top-quarterback.html)
Sports: NFL / Football -- Charlotte.com (16.02.2010 13:57)
(By Charles Chandler, Inside the NFL) The Panthers have four of the top 65 players eligible to become unrestricted or restricted free agents starting March 5, according to The Sporting News' "War Room" top 99 rankings. Defensive end Julius Peppers (unrestricted) is rated the No. 7 overall prospec...

Title: Re: Panthers Offseason Report
Post by DirkDiggler on Feb 18th, 2010, 6:17pm

on 02/16/10 at 23:36:34, StegRock wrote:
Panthers chockablock with free-agent goodies according to this LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":

Sporting News: Moore is NFL's top free-agent QB (http://blogs.charlotte.com/panthers/2010/02/four-panthers-make-top-65-free-agents-list-moore-is-top-quarterback.html)
Sports: NFL / Football -- Charlotte.com (16.02.2010 13:57)
(By Charles Chandler, Inside the NFL) The Panthers have four of the top 65 players eligible to become unrestricted or restricted free agents starting March 5, according to The Sporting News' "War Room" top 99 rankings. Defensive end Julius Peppers (unrestricted) is rated the No. 7 overall prospec...


And if Moore is the top of the free agent class, you know that the pickings is slim this offseason.  

I think you can expect a few QB trades this year, especially from the Eagles.  In addition, I expect you will see some of the RFAs receive offers......

Title: Re: Panthers Offseason Report
Post by StegRock on Mar 5th, 2010, 1:50pm
As this is probably significant news more so for keeper-leaguers with Matt Moore than Jake Delhomme, and, since the latter's prospects moving forward are probably not very good, I'm posting this on this thread.  BIG news... on "The REAL Feed"...  Delhomme released:

JAKE DELHOMME CUT BY CAROLINA (http://www.sportinglife.com/nfl/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=American_Football/10/03/05/manual_130635.html)
Sporting Life: NFL (05.03.2010 09:20)
Carolina cut Jake Delhomme just over a year after being handed a whopping $42.5 million deal.

Title: Re: Panthers Offseason Report
Post by DOLFAN on Jun 21st, 2010, 8:06pm
WELL, HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!

KNUCKLEHEAD, DUMBSHIT, BIGMOUTH, LOW TD PRODUCER, OVERRATED, COCKY, CRYBABY..." I want to only be a backup now for the rest of my career" Steve Smith has broken his arm.....BUT WAIT!!!!!! It did not happen at training camp...he hurt it playing ...get this::::::: a pickup game of FLAG FOOTBALL!!!YES>>>FAG FOOTBALL...errr...FLAG FOOTBALL.

What a fucking dumbass!!!!!
I guess that he felt the coaches weren't listening about him wanting to reduce his practice/playing time. We he definately made his point. Let's see....NO QB, NO #1 WR, NO DEFENSE. Hey at least they can run the ball with 2 top 10 RBs on their team.

2011....Can you say Bill Cowher?????????????? Good bye John Fox!!!!! Avoid all Carolina players except the RBS, or beware!!!!!

LMAO, this is all in fun, with a slow week of news, I'm just ranting.

Title: Re: Panthers Offseason Report
Post by StegRock on Jul 28th, 2010, 9:54am
Clauson gets his butt in...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":

Source: Jimmy Clausen, Carolina Panthers agree on four-year deal (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5416258&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines)
ESPN: NFL (28.07.2010 06:38)
The Panthers have reached an agreement with quarterback Jimmy Clausen on a four-year contract, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Title: Re: Panthers Offseason Report
Post by StegRock on Aug 16th, 2010, 2:19pm
Smith working his way back, but unlikely to see preseason action...  From "The REAL Feed":

Panthers' Smith activated from PUP list, practices (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/08/16/steve.smith.ap/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (16.08.2010 11:00)
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith has been activated off the physically unable to perform list and has caught live passes for the first time since breaking his left arm.

Title: Re: Panthers 2010 Report
Post by StegRock on Oct 31st, 2010, 4:55am
RB Williams OUT Week 8... according to "The REAL Feed":

Panthers RB Williams doesn't make trip to St. Louis (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81bba578/article/panthers-rb-williams-doesnt-make-trip-to-st-louis)
NFL.com (30.10.2010 17:56)
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngeloWilliams has not made the trip to St. Louis and will miss Sunday'sgame against the Rams with an injured foot.

Title: Re: Panthers 2010 Report
Post by StegRock on Nov 10th, 2010, 6:35pm
With Moore out, Clausen gets the nod... according to "The REAL Feed":

Rookie Clausen to start at QB for Panthers against Bucs (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81c024a5/article/out-of-options-clausen-to-start-at-qb-for-panthers-vs-bucs)
NFL.com (10.11.2010 15:33)
Jimmy Clausen will getanother chance behind center for the Carolina Panthers.

Title: Re: Panthers 2010 Report
Post by StegRock on Nov 17th, 2010, 6:20pm
DeAngelo Williams DONE for 2010... according to "The REAL Feed":

Injury-riddled Panthers place RB Williams on IR with foot sprain (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81c3019c/article/injuryriddled-panthers-place-rb-williams-on-ir-with-foot-sprain)
NFL.com (17.11.2010 14:38)
Things just keep getting worse for the woeful Carolina Panthers. The Panthers (1-8) placed running back DeAngelo Williams on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a mid-foot sprain the same day quarterback Jimmy Clausen sat out practice with a concussion.

Title: Re: Panthers 2010 Report
Post by StegRock on Nov 18th, 2010, 3:43pm
Are you seious?  Get this... from "The REAL Feed":

Panthers to start Brian St. Pierre at QB against Ravens (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/panthers/2010-11-18-brian-st-pierre-starting-quarterback_N.htm?csp=34sports&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomNfl-TopStories+%28Sports+-+NFL+-+Top+Stories%29)
USA TODAY: NFL (18.11.2010 13:34)
St. Pierre has thrown five passes in eight NFL seasons. He wasn't in a training camp this summer and as recent as last week was a stay-at-home ...

Title: Re: Panthers 2010 Report
Post by StegRock on Jan 11th, 2011, 1:47pm
Panthers get defensive-minded new head coach... according to "The REAL Feed":

Sources: Ron Rivera agrees to be Carolina Panthers' coach (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6011884&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines)
ESPN: NFL (11.01.2011 13:17)
Former San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has agreed to become the Carolina Panthers' next head coach, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Feb 23rd, 2011, 4:09pm
Defender tagged; hot-shot tailback likely hitting the road... according to "The REAL Feed":

Panthers put tag on Kalil; RB Williams likely gone (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/02/22/panthers.ap/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (22.02.2011 15:02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on two-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil, a move that will help keep the core of the offensive line intact but will also make two other key players unrestricted free agents.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Mar 9th, 2011, 2:17pm
Shockey wasn't available for long...  From "The REAL Feed":

PANTHERS IN FOR A SHOCKEY (http://www.sportinglife.com/nfl/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=American_Football/11/03/09/manual_103448.html&BID=3692)
Sporting Life: NFL (09.03.2011 13:46)
Two-time Super Bowl winner Jeremy Shockey has signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Jul 27th, 2011, 3:26pm
One high-end free-agent tailback staying put... according to "The REAL Feed":

Sources: Panthers, Williams agree to $43M deal (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6808629/carolina-panthers-deangelo-williams-agree-43m-deal-sources-say?campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines)
ESPN: NFL (27.07.2011 12:54)
The Carolina Panthers and running back DeAngelo Williams have reached agreement on a five-year, $43 million deal that includes $21 million in guaranteed money, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Jul 30th, 2011, 2:38pm
Newton in, and content... with opportunity to start and the "funding" he has received... according to "The REAL Feed":

Panthers sign Newton for $22M, 4 years (AP) (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-panthers-newtonsstart)
Yahoo! News: Democratic Party (30.07.2011 11:43)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Can Newton is happy with his contract, even though he got about $50 million less than last year's No. 1 pick in Sam Bradford. Newton signed a four-year, $22 million contract Friday night and was in camp to take part in Saturday's first workout. The deal was set by th...

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Jul 31st, 2011, 11:30pm
TE Olsen with new team...  From a LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":

Commentary: TE Olsen brings needed element to Panthers (http://www.thestate.com/2011/07/31/1918184/commentary-te-olsen-brings-needed.html#RSS=sports)
The State: Sports (31.07.2011 20:20)
The Carolina Panthers have had one consistent pass-catching threat at tight end during their 16-year history. Wesley Walls made the Pro Bowl every year, catching balls he had no business catching.It's early, but new Panthers tight end Greg Olsen reminds me a little of Walls.Olsen might not...

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on May 30th, 2012, 3:56pm
SOLD! This guy has the intangibles to succeed in the NFL, and fantasy footballers, especially deep-keeper and dynasty leaguers need to take note... From "The REAL Feed":

Newton: I was 'very immature,' and a 'bad teammate (http://tracking.si.com/2012/05/30/carolina-panthers-cam-newton-bad-teammate/?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (30.05.2012 10:56)

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Aug 11th, 2012, 9:58pm
Stewart in for the "long run" (double-entendre intended)... according to "The REAL Feed":

Panthers give Stewart five-year extension (http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=nfl/news/news.aspx?id=4520879)
The Sports Network: NFL (11.08.2012 19:33)

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Aug 28th, 2013, 2:42am
J. Stew out for the first third... according to "The REAL Feed":

Jonathan Stewart heads to Carolina Panthers' PUP list (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000234787/article/jonathan-stewart-heads-to-carolina-panthers-pup-list)
NFL.com (27.08.2013 17:20)
Jonathan Stewart's injured ankle has placed him on the Carolina Panthers' PUP list, knocking him out of action for the first six weeks of the season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Dec 9th, 2013, 2:19pm
RB Stewart incurs yet another setback...  This time it is a torn MCL... according to "The REAL Feed":

Report: Jonathan Stewart suffered serious knee injury (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000295517/article/report-jonathan-stewart-suffered-serious-knee-injury)
NFL.com (09.12.2013 10:51)
The Carolina Panthers are bracing for the loss of Jonathan Stewart after the running back reportedly suffered a serious right knee injury in Sunday night's loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Jul 26th, 2014, 5:55pm
This would not be worth mentioning if it were not a guy with an injury history like Stewart's, but it is...  From "The REAL Feed (http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/newsstand.htm)":

Panthers' Stewart not worried about latest injury (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/07/26/panthers-stewart-not-worried-about-latest-injury/13211443/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomnfl-topstories)
USA TODAY: NFL (26.07.2014 13:57)
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart isn't worried about latest injury keeping him out this season


Stewart may not be worried, but astute fantasy footballers should take note.  Keep DeAngelo Williams on your fantasy radar!

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by StegRock on Aug 19th, 2015, 10:57pm
Benjamin injury currently topping "The REAL Feed (http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/newsstand.htm)":

Kelvin Benjamin out for year with torn left ACL (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000512969/article/kelvin-benjamin-out-for-year-with-torn-left-acl)
NFL.com (19.08.2015 20:56)
Kelvin Benjamin suffered a left knee injury after Wednesday's practice and was diagnosed with a torn ACL, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by Stegfucius on Sep 19th, 2016, 9:44pm
Stewart out for a while with bum hammy, Whittaker/Artis-Payne [smiley=helmethead.gif] in... according to "The REAL Feed":

Panthers RB Stewart likely out 1-2 weeks (http://hosted.stats.com/fb/story.asp?i=20160919133505671729008)
The Sports Network: NFL  (19.09.2016 20:05)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) While Panthers coach Ron Rivera is awaiting the results of an MRI on running back Jonathan Stewart's right hamstring, Fozzy Whittaker is ready to roll for Carolina.Rivera said the initial indications on Stewart are not good.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by Stegfucius on Nov 4th, 2017, 2:23am
Just inquiring out loud here...

With Kelvin Benjamin (who is a legit #1) now gone, could Curtis Samuel and Devin Funchess (who I think is a #2-type guy, not a #1) be the next Steve Smith (a legit #1) and Muhsin Muhammed (a #2) for the Panthers??? Seems a reasonably strong possibility...  At least, according to what coach Rivera is saying, it seems like that is what he is envisioning.

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by DirkDiggler on Nov 4th, 2017, 3:57pm

on 11/04/17 at 02:23:59, Stegfucius wrote:
Just inquiring out loud here...

With Kelvin Benjamin (who is a legit #1) now gone, could Curtis Samuel and Devin Funchess (who I think is a #2-type guy, not a #1) be the next Steve Smith (a legit #1) and Muhsin Muhammed (a #2) for the Panthers??? Seems a reasonably strong possibility... At least, according to what coach Rivera is saying, it seems like that is what he is envisioning.


I think that is very positive thinking.    In regards to what Rivera is saying, he really can't say, "we're fucked".   He is putting a positive spin on it.   It doesn't help that Cam has not looked like himself this year at all.    The panthers offense has been painful to watch at times.   I would believe that Rivera was more confident in the two if Benjamin wasn't traded because of his contract situation and the opportunity to get something for him and get rid of his salary.   It reminds me of the panthers brilliant move of getting rid of Josh Norman.

With that being said, and not to overstate the obvious, but Samuel and Funchess certainly have a shot to prove themselves for the remainder of the year.  

Title: Re: Panthers Team Report
Post by Stegfucius on Nov 4th, 2017, 7:25pm
Reinstantiating Smith-Muhammed is wishful thinking, for sure...  However, Rivera presumably signed off on the Benjamin deal, so I do not think he thinks they are necessarily screwed.  I think they saw a redundancy, at least in style, with Benjamin and Funchess, instead of a complementarity.  Samuel and Funchess will complement each other better.  I think they want to give Newton, who indeed has had a poor season with the configuration heretofore, that speedy Steve Smith-type guy again, and that I would suggest is Samuel.  We shall see... [smiley=threed.gif]



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