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Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin needs to have breakout 2017

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kelvin “Twinkle Toes” Benjamin? Could be.

When you think of Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the first thing that probably pops into your head is his size. In particular, his weight. It seems Kelvin’s conditioning has dominated the conversation for weeks now. But what if in all the hysteria, we are missing a bigger story. A story that could benefit […] The post Kelvin “Twinkle Toes” Benjamin? Could...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Mocking the Depth: Post Draft Wide Receivers

A look at the state of the Carolina Panthers receiving group following the 2017 NFL Draft. The one position that saw the most turnover for the Panthers during the 2017 offseason was the wide receiver group. Between Ted Ginn and Philly Brown (two of the top three receivers during the Panthers 2015 Super Bowl run) heading for less blue pastures and the drafting of two running back...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 day ago

Ron Rivera isn’t buying into talk about Kelvin Benjamin’s weight

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has come under fire recently after some unflattering pictures of him at OTAs made the rounds. Long story short, Benjamin looks a bit out of shape heading into the summer. We covered the story here, and Four Verticals pointed out some video that shows how big Benjamin is right now: Benjamin’s coach, Ron Rivera, says this isn’t a...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Can they reclaim the NFC South in 2017?

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Ron Rivera: “Unfair” to make too much out of Kelvin Benjamin’s weight

When wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin arrived at the Panthers’ offseason workouts this year, coach Ron Rivera thought he was carrying too much weight and went public with his desire to see the wideout slim down. Rivera has since said that Benjamin has been working hard as he tries to comply with the coach’s wishes, but…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Carolina Panthers Roster Projection – OTAs Edition

Now that the Carolina Panthers are well into their offseason workouts, I thought I would take a moment and run down my thoughts on the roster. The following reflects the Panthers personnel as it is today. Of course, many things could change between now and September. And yes, there will be revisions made to this […] The post Carolina Panthers Roster Projection – OTAs Edition...
Via Carolina Huddle
2 days ago

Carolina Panthers OTA Photos and Observations

Week one of the Carolina Panthers OTA sessions has come and gone. Here is what you need to know from Thursday’s session that was open to the media. Yes, Cam Newton was in attendance, but his official activity was limited to light drills and rehab. Unofficially, Newton was the cheerleader for the Carolina Panther offense. […] The post Carolina Panthers OTA Photos and Observations...
Via Carolina Huddle
3 days ago

Concussions won’t change the way Luke Kuechly plays

Despite suffering concussions the last couple of seasons, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly won’t change the way he approaches the game.“You play the game and don’t think about getting hurt because that slows you down and increases the likelihood of getting hurt,” he said, per David Newton of ESPN. “I don’t think about it. You just go out there and play. You’ve...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera rips ‘unfair’ criticism of Kelvin Benjamin's weight

One of the more prevalent storylines coming out of the Carolina Panthers’ offseason program has been the shape of receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Or rather, that he’s not in good shape at all.Head coach Ron Rivera got this particular ball rolling last month when he mentioned he was “concerned” that Benjamin showed up to offseason workouts out of shape.Then a short video of Benjamin...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers OTA Observations: Day 3

Week one of OTAs wrapped up with the opening stages of the kicking competition.
Via panthers.com
3 days ago

Kelvin Benjamin looks overweight and slow during drill

It is no secret that Kelvin Benjamin has struggled with conditioning issues throughout his NFL career, and it appears the star receiver has a long way to go before he is considered in shape for the 2017 season.With the Panthers having begun organized team activities this week, team reporter Bill Voth shared a video on Tuesday of Benjamin running a route. It was not pretty. While...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers’ Mike Shula has his hands full this offseason

I guess you could argue that there are guys in the Panthers’ organization that have had busy schedules this offseason like the front office, draft prospects, and team scouts, and rightfully so. Moving forward, one man will be responsible for reutilizing an entire offense in order for Carolina’s top two picks (Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel) to make a huge impact in their...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Addressing the Carolina Panthers Existing Weaknesses

Just this week Gil Brandt of nfl.com listed Carolina as a team with a top five offseason in the league. While this praise can excite Panther fans, it’s important to keep in mind that every team in the NFL is happy with their offseason. This notion tends to often be forgotten. What will matter at the end of the day is how the Panthers perform come September. Will they return to...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Boulware loves Lunchables and now has an unlimited supply of them

There is something comforting about ripping open a package of Lunchables, especially for those of us who grew up having them packed in our lunches at school. I was never one of those kids, so I was envious of the kid at the table who got to dig in on whatever ensemble was packed in that yellow package. The combination of meat, cheese and crackers along with a cookie or candy bar...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers TE Greg Olsen raises $100,000 for breast cancer research

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his mother teamed up this weekend to raise $100,000 for breast cancer research. The pair hosted the first annual Speak PINK event at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte.The event drew 250 people and was hosted by Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. The presence of Olsen’s mother is especially awesome. She’s a 17-year survivor of breast cancer...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton’s birthday remix shows he's living life to the fullest

Thursday marks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s birthday, and he’s doing it up in grand style. Newton posted a video to his Instagram account showing off all the fun things he is doing with friends to celebrate his birthday, and yes, he is living a good life.In the video shared on Instagram, Newton is seen at a club, on a boat, riding one of those water-propelled jetpacks...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin working hard to lose weight

The Panthers would like to see a breakout season from Kelvin Benjamin, and he’s been hard at work making sure that the wrong numbers don’t break out.After expressing concern about the wide receiver’s weight earlier in the offseason, Panthers coach Ron Rivera told The Charlotte Observer that he’s pleased with Benjamin’s effort to get in shape.“He’s worked very hard when...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers OL Michael Oher allegedly assaulted an Uber driver

Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Michael Oher has been accused of assaulting an Uber driver, according to a report by WSOC-TV in Charlotte. Oher — the subject of the 2009 film The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock — and the driver got into an argument during a ride last month in Nashville, according to a police report. The driver said after he put his hand in Oher’s face, Oher...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Oher accused of assaulting Uber driver

Michael Oher has a court matter to deal with as he has been accused of assaulting an Uber driver, according to a report.WSOC-TV says Oher has been accused of assaulting an Uber driver in Nashville, Tenn., on April 14.The two were headed to downtown Nashville and apparently had an issue. Per WSOC, “the driver said he put his hand on Oher’s face and then Oher knocked him to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers want Cam Newton to play more like Tom Brady

The Carolina Panthers used their first two picks of the 2017 NFL Draft on running backs who specialize in the passing game, which means they must be looking to tweak their offense. And if you’re going to change things up, you might as well try to be more like Tom Brady.By selecting Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 overall and then picking versatile former Ohio State running back Curtis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Do The Carolina Panthers Go After the Draft?

The NFL draft wrapped up today, and the Carolina Panthers finished with spending a sixth round draft pick on full back Alex Armah. Then picking place kicker Harrison Butker with their last pick in the draft in the seventh round.  Some were surprised the Panthers didn’t opt to get a safety or tight end with their last pick. Yet, the Panthers had already drafted defensive back Corn...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers draft Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFL just two years ago, but last year was rough. Their offense completely fell off the map, with Cam Newton struggling under pressure. Carolina knew that they had to do something in the 2017 NFL Draft and they feel like they have accomplished that with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Last season at Stanford, McCaffrey...
Via This Given Sunday
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss
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