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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
The Carolina Panthers rolled over for the Miami Dolphins, losing by a field goal in the fourth quarter, making it a 27-24 victory for the Dolphins. Steve Smith had a great day with three touchdown passes from Jake Delhomme. But they still could not hold back Miami in the fourth, with Lance Schulters intercepting the ball with 2 minutes to go, setting up Olindo Mare for the winning field goal—it was a very exciting two minutes for the Dolphins.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Carolina Panthers beat the New England Patriots 27-17. Who knew the Panthers could come in to this game looking for respect after losing to the New Orleans Saints on their opening day? For a team to come in and score in every quarter, it makes it hard for the other team to have a chance. The next game for the Carolina Panthers is against Miami Dolphins in
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Carolina Panthers hosting the New Orleans Saints and losing 23-20. Some people were saying, how can the New Orleans Saints keep their mind on this season after what happened to the Saints’ home town of New Orleans? After seeing the game on Sunday--their mind and their heart was all in the game! This is only the beginning for the New Orleans Saints; they face a very long season ahead of them. The Saints’ next game will be against the New York Giants on Monday night football. This will be a tough game but the Saints have the talent and half the nation cheering for them this season, and I’m one of them. It’s got to be tough not playing at home and always on the road. That is what I call heart. If you would like to make a donation, please visit http://www.redcross.org/.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
The good news is that Davis is back and ready for action. After what seemed to be like a career ending surgery, Davis's progress is putting smiles on the faces of his coaches. Davis as of now is working on his cuts which are something he was very good at. Hopefully he will be back in full force.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Davis redshirted in 2001 and started four games at safety as a redshirt freshman in 2002 before taking over as a fulltime starting OLB for the Bulldogs as a sophomore in 2003. He had a breakout season in 2003 with 138 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and one interception. As a senior in 2004, Davis was moved back to the DS position and earned 1st team All-American and 1st team All-SEC. He missed one game (Kentucky) due to injury in 2004 but still led the Bulldogs with 81 total tackles and finished with five TFL, three sacks and one INT. Davis is a 'tweener DS/OLB prospect that could play either position in the NFL. The way it looks now, after showing up at the combine at 230 pounds and running the 40-yard dash in the high 4.6's, Davis is headed the OLB route.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Carolina has traded punter Todd Sauerbrun to Denver in exchange for punter Jason Baker and the Broncos 2006 seventh-round draft choice. Sauerbrun spent four years with the Panthers and ranks as the team's career leader in gross average and punts inside the 20. Baker, a four-year NFL veteran, compiled a 38.8 gross average and 31.6 net average in 2004 while playing for Kansas City, Indianapolis and Denver.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
The coaching staff was very pleased with the performance of WR Drew Carter, who missed last season with a knee injury. Carter has good size and speed and could improve the depth at that position. The team may still be in the market for a receiver with experience, but Carter looks like a strong candidate to be a fourth or fifth receiver. . . .
Rookie Evan Mathis is going to get a chance to compete with Tutan Reyes for the starting RG job. Mathis worked behind Reyes at minicamp. But he seemed to pick up the offense quickly and could be a legitimate challenger by training camp because he has more athleticism than Reyes. . . .
Tom Rouen has the edge over Steve Cheek in the battle for the punter job. Cheek missed the minicamp with a leg injury. Rouen has average leg strength, but the coaching staff likes his consistency and ability to punt directionally.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Carter originates from Ohio State. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a summer session and was not able to come off of the IL until recently.
"The thing about it that people forget is that torn ACLs don't really take your speed away. Speed doesn't come from your knees. It comes from your hamstrings. It comes from your quads, your hips. So basically, my speed never went away. It was just a matter of getting my knee strong."
- Drew Carter
Thursday, April 28, 2005
The selections of OLB Thomas Davis, RB Eric Shelton and DT Atiyyah Ellison could mark the beginning of a subtle overhaul. The team said it will wait to decide where to play Davis, a safety in college, but it's most likely he'll move to linebacker. That could be a sign SLB Mark Fields won't be back. Davis' experience in coverage makes him a good candidate for the strong side, and his athleticism and speed likely will allow him to move to the top of the depth chart. The addition of Shelton makes it clear the team isn't sure how well RB Stephen Davis will recover from knee surgery. The plan is to use Shelton behind DeShaun Foster, but Shelton, a power runner, is likely to get plenty of carries because Foster is a speed back and the team doesn't want to overwork him. Ellison is a bit of a project. The plan is to have him ready to start in 2006, in case DT Brentson Buckner retires. The team used three picks to add depth to the middle of the offensive line. Evan Mathis, the top pick of the three, can play both guard and center.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The Panthers have agreed to terms with seven undrafted college free agents, including South Carolina linebacker Marcus Lawrence and Purdue wide receiver Taylor Stubblefield (right). Lawrence collected 156 tackles in two seasons for the Gamecocks, while Stubblefield ranks as the NCAA Division I-A all-time leading receiver. Carolina has also signed veteran free agent wide receiver Eugene Baker.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Carolina Panthers linebackers coach Sam Mills, who had been diagnosed with intestinal cancer in August 2003, passed away Monday morning. He was 45. Mills played 12 seasons in the NFL, the first nine with New Orleans and the last three with Carolina. After retiring following the 1997 campaign, Mills joined the Panthers coaching staff in 1998 and had been the team's linebackers coach since 1999.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Right now, the Panthers are setting up for a Caravan tour to roll across Carolinas. The caravan is carrying members of the team, the TopCats, and Sir Purr across the state in an effort to forward fan participation.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
WR Steve Smith is expected to be cleared to take part in the minicamp in late April after missing almost all of last season with a broken ankle. There's always concern about a speed receiver coming off that kind of injury, but Smith has worked hard in his rehab, and he should come back strong. Smith is at his best when he feels he has something to prove, and the chance to show he's as good as ever gives him plenty of motivation. With Muhsin Muhammad gone, Smith will be more important than ever to the offense. Keary Colbert will start on the other side, and he's still a work in progress. Smith is QB Jake Delhomme's favorite target, and he'll get plenty of opportunities. Even with that heavy load, the team would like to use Smith in the return game because he's the most explosive player on the roster.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
"It's difficult to come from another team and have to learn the new terminology and plays. To be able to stay at left guard, at least initially, will make the learning process for me that much quicker. There's nothing technique-wise that I'm going to have to work on. It's all about learning the terminology and jelling with these guys. Later on, if I do have to make a switch, it's something I'll be able to do, but initially I'm glad I can stay at the same spot from a learning standpoint."
- Mike Wahle
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
On the same day that the Carolina Panthers started getting ready for the 2005 season with the beginning of their offseason strength and conditioning program, other preparations for the new year also took place with the selection of the 2005 TopCats. The squad features 35 members who range in age from 18-36 and whose careers are in a variety of professions, including banking, engineering and teaching.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
"Moose has passed the torch. With him passing it to me, I'm going to accept it. That's part of the business. You have to step up, and I'm willing to and I'm going to. There isn't any added pressure. I'm just going to play. That's what I like doing anyway."
- Steve Smith
On top of all this pressure that Smith believes to be non-existent, he has the reality of whether he is completely healed or not. Smith has received a ‘thumbs up’ from the doctors after healing a broken leg. This is still different than facing the line on the field.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
With a successful rehabilitation behind him, Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is facing another big task. Former teammate Muhsin Muhammad signed with Chicago two weeks ago, making Smith the primary receiver in Carolina. That reality was a little shocking to Smith at first, but now that he has had time to digest it, he says he is ready to tackle it head on.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Hankton joined the Panthers during 2000 as a free agent, after having his start with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998. He officially began his football career at Trinity College. After six years in the NFL, Hankton is stacking up very nice stats with the Panthers.
- 66 special teams tackles
- 73 games with one start
- 17 catches for 236 yards
Thursday, March 03, 2005
The team has needs at RT, RG, RB, WR, FS and DT, but it will use the early part of free agency to address some of those spots. Whatever needs aren't filled will become the focus of the draft. But it's a safe bet the team will draft at least one offensive lineman to groom for the future, and there's a good chance a running back will be selected. Tackles Alex Barron (Florida State) and Oklahoma's Jamall Brown would be good fits on the right side if they last until the 14th pick. The team has concerns about DeShaun Foster's durability and Stephen Davis' ability to make a full recovery from microfracture surgery. The team isn't likely to spend big money on a running back in free agency, but it could address the position in the second or third rounds of the draft.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Former backup quarterback for the Saints, Delhomme is on his sixth season. He has proved an important asset to the Panther offense. Right now, his record is as shows: 3886 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
Defensive end Mike Rucker should be getting back to stacking up his sacks. Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins has been out for most of the season with an injury. Being next in line beside Rucker, this has provided a lack of blocking prowess. Jenkins comes back in soon and this will not be as much of a factor. This has been the first season in a while that Rucker has not come above double digits.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
From the official site of the Carolina Panthers
The Committee of 101 announced today the award winners of the 35th Annual NFL 101 Awards, the nation's only awards event dedicated exclusively to the National Football League. One of the six recipients was Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, who won NFC Defensive Player of the Year.
Peppers posted 11 sacks in 2004, bringing his three-year total to 30. He intercepted two passes, one 46 yards for a touchdown and another 97 yards. Peppers scored another touchdown on a fumble return, and forced four fumbles.
Other winners were: Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts (AFC Offensive Player of the Year), Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles (NFC Offensivle Player of the Year), Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens (AFC Defensive Player of the Year), Marty Schottenheimer of the San Diego Chargers (AFC Coach of the Year) and Jim Mora, Jr. of the Atlanta Falcons (NFC Coach of the Year).
"While the NFL has many individual players and coaches who turn in magnificent performances each year, the six recipients of the 2004 awards stood out among the very best," said Bill Nelson, Chairman of the Committee of 101. "We're thrilled to celebrate the return of two multi-year winners. We're also anxious to introduce four new NFL personalities to the 101 Awards Club, which we feel is the finest sports awards event of its kind in the nation."
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Everyone wonders what happen to the Panthers, why didn't they make it to the playoffs? They almost did, but does any one remember in game one of this past 2004 season for the Carolina Panthers.
Well in case you forgot, Steve Smith broke his fibula against the Green Bay Packers. I feel that his abesence has played a big part in the Panthers 7-9 season.
Notes on Smith
The first time in the preseason game he scored on a 52-yard reverse against Jacksonville.
The first time he in a regular season game he returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown.
The first time in a postseason game, he came one yard shy of a touchdown after a 70-yard reception, and the following game he scored the winnning touchdown in OT.
The first time in a Super he scored the Panthers' franchise touchdown.