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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Fantasy Football is fun. The intense moments, thrilling wins, devastating losses, and tough decisions make for a interesting and multifaceted competition. It makes football more enjoyable to watch, it makes being a fan more involved, and it makes all the games matter. There's a reason it has become so popular and ubiquitous, and one rapidly growing aspect of the game that exemplifies all of these qualities is the "Shame Bet."
Sunday, July 27, 2014
|Every year it seems like the Carolina Panthers lose at least one guy for the year early in mini-camp. Last year around this time, it was LG Amini Silatolu. This year, it's rookie RB Tyler Gaffney.
Gaffney was drafted to compete with Kenjon Barner for snaps behind Jonathan Stewart and an aging DeAngelo Williams, but Gaffney isn't the only Carolina RB that's ailing.
Who is the other ailing RB you may ask? Do I really have to tell you?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
C3 held its first mock draft this past Tuesday. We learned some things you will want to know. If you didn’t get in this mock, keep checking in on the website. We’ll try to run at least once a week until the big draft. Yes, we’re talking about “practice.”
|Carolina is coming off one of its best seasons in history. Expectations are running high among Panthers fans for the 2014 season. So why am I miffed as I sit here typing this post? I suppose it is because of the vitriol spewing from fans and even players from other teams. Take this little quote from the Saints “other” tight end Benjamin Watson: “I will say this about our division, one team I’m not worried about is the Carolina Panthers.” This is a total slap in the face to Panthers fans and the entire Carolina organization.
Check out our podcast on the issue also! Keep reading while you listen.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
a day at the office. NFL teams are allowed to have 90 man rosters to start camp. The first cuts will occur on August 26, where the roster slims to 76. On August 31, Dave Gettleman will have to pull out the cleaver and hack the roster down to the final 53, leaving 37 guys unsure of their NFL futures.
|Friday (7/26), the Carolina Panthers host their annual Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium. As with most fan bases around the NFL, everyone is 0-0 right now and hope springs eternal. That is of course if you don’t listen to the media.
Next Friday (7/26), the Carolina Panthers host their annual Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium. As with most fan bases around the NFL, everyone is 0-0 right now and hope springs eternal. That is of course if you don’t listen to the media.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Panthers GM Dave Gettleman placed the franchise tag on Hardy in hopes on working on a long term deal, but the deadline passed as Hardy sat on the stand giving his testimony of the events that transpired that fateful early morning. Hardy is due $13.1 million this season so cutting him out right as a lot of fans are calling for is out of the question.
As NFL teams prepare for training camp that begins later this month, fans continue to speculate about offseason hype, frankly, because there’s nothing else. Fans and analysts are taking statistics from previous years and meshing them into some sort of equation that is suppose to determine the fate of the 2014 NFL season. Certain teams made big splashes during free agency, while others remained quiet until the draft. Some teams, like Cleveland, searched for that franchise quarterback, while others like Dallas tried to find ways to protect their franchise guy or give him more weapons.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|I've said David Gettleman, General Manager of the Carolina Panthers, doesn't look at the short term when making his decisions. He doesn't look at "just" this year OR next; he looks at the very long-term, multi-year picture.
He's a "forest" guy, not a "trees" guy like Marty Hurney was.
The reason is he "gets it" as far as the salary cap goes. He knows you have to take the very long-term view into account in order to keep a talented team on the field while not breaking the bank as his predecessor did and his penny-pinching ways have this organization pointing in the right direction after last year's 12-4 season.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Today we've learned that New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and the team came to terms on a contract worth $40 million over 4 years - or $10 million per season - with half that total coming guaranteed.
Graham just set a new benchmark for tight ends and people like Vernon Davis are smiling wide right about now.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Panther fans should be excited about this receiving core and the new additions. Avant, along with his sure handedness, brings experience. That experience involves playoff experience, something to help young Cam Newton grow and become the elite quarterback he is destined to be.
Other teams shouldn’t sleep on Avant, this guy is a tough, hard-nosed leader, and oh, don’t forget with amazing hands. Opposing teams shouldn’t sleep on Avant, and neither should Panther fans.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Panthers are going to have to have a wide receiver emerge from anonymity if 2014 is going to be special. David Gettleman says the answer is often on your roster, well he had better be right or this 2014 team could easily go 8-8. But I’m here to tell you that the answer is very likely on the roster and he was born on the Fourth of July in 1989. Marvin McNutt is who I like to be what Victor Cruz was to the Giants a few years back. This young man is 6’3, 195 lbs and is the all-time yardage leader for Iowa. He averaged 17 yards per reception and racked up 28 TDs in his college career. A man with that size and runs a 4.42 40 has the God-given ability to be special. Sometimes you just need a chance and this young man is going to get his.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
We hate to think of any NFL player being injured, let alone a serious one. When it's a player on your favorite team it seems ten times worse, and when it's a key player, it often is.
Look at what happened last year when the Green Bay Packers lost AR-12 for almost half the season when he broke his collarbone. They were quite beatable and if memory serves, went 2-5 during that stretch. It wasn't until Rodgers got back on the field and led a game-winning drive against Chicago to seal their division crown that they were back to their "old ways" once more.
As for the Carolina Panthers, I've made a short list of players that are the biggest keys to repeating the NFC South division crown....and the order might be a little surprising.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Dan writes for UK sports site, the Sports Breakfast. You can find his work also at http://danrawly19891.wordpress.com/
The Carolina Panthers offseason has been dominated with negative talk about their lack of a certified wide receiver, but what of the running backs? At one time, the Panthers running corps was a well oiled touchdown machine. However through a mixture of injury and offensive style changes, its numbers have dwindled slightly over the past few seasons. Could this season be the year they reaffirm their status as one of the best backfields in the NFL? I'm here to explain why it could just be.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
NFL Network's Dave Dameshek actually, finally made some sense for once and lifted himself out of the role I had slotted him into since I knew the man existed - that of the network's clown.
More on that in a moment.