The Carolina Panthers (3-2) resumed practice today in preparation for their Oct 17 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Absent from practice today, however, was running back Christian McCaffrey. Shaq Thompson was on site but did not participate along with linebacker Kamal Martin. But Cam Erving, who has now returned to full participation after a bout with a neck injury, remained upbeat about McCaffrey's return as well as the offensive line's remedies to mend the issues that ha
From the time his plane his landed around noon on Thursday, Stephon Gilmore was engulfed in the process of becoming a Carolina Panther. A trade with his former team the New England Patriot sent Gilmore to the queen city in exchange for a future sixth-round pick. The deal showed the team's willingness to make deals that could help them win right away but it also showcased the savvy skills of general manager Scott Fitterer who happens to live just a few doors down from Gilmore.
After losing rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn during the matchup with Houston to a broken foot that needed surgery and an unknown timetable to heal, the Panthers were forced to rely on the next-man-up philosophy to fill a void that would clearly take maximum effort from the depth chart. When the Panthers faced off against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, it was clear that it might be later than sooner for the group to get in sink and be able to reach the same effectiveness. The t
The Carolina Panthers went into their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday as the top rated defense in the NFL. But on Monday, after facing Dallas' two-headed rushing attack featuring Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, Matt Rhule as well as his most dominant defenders understood there was significant work to be done. "It's kind of a pick your poison deal," Rhule said referring to the Cowboys offense. "I had no issue with our player's effort." Rhule and Panthers' lineba
The Carolina Panthers top ranked defense fell short of the performances it turned in over first three games of the season. The offense struggled to create consistent momentum throughout the game, particularly in the third quarter, which, combined with lack of the defense being able to fluster Dak Prescott or stop the Dallas rushing attack, led to a 36-38 loss to the Cowboys. The Cowboys' offense rushed for 245 yards while the defense complimented the effort with five sacks. A