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Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Carolina Panthers
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Some people are fans of the Carolina Panthers. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Carolina Panthers. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.Read more...Share Tweet
Not much precedent for notable August QB tradesprofootballtalk.com 14 minutes agoWith the top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, immediately installed as starters for their respective teams, it’s easy to assume that there’s been outside interest in young quarterbacks already on those rosters, Mike Gl…Share Tweet
Saints spending one-fifth of their cap space on players not on the teamprofootballtalk.com 36 minutes agoEvery NFL team has some dead money on its salary cap, money that is allocated to a certain player who’s no longer on the team. But no team is allocating cap space like the Saints. In New Orleans, 20 percent of the cap is dead money, according to Spotrac…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoThe Texans will be without their starting left tackle for their third preseason game of the year. Coach Bill O’Brien said Friday that Duane Brown has a hand injury that will keep him out of Sunday’s matchup with the Saints. O’Brien said, via Tania Gangu…Share Tweet
Mike Evans: I could play on hamstring, but no reason to risk itprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoThe Buccaneers shut wide receiver Mike Evans down for the rest of the preseason this week because of the hamstring injury he suffered in last week’s game, but Evans isn’t showing much concern that the injury will impact him once the regular season gets …Share Tweet
Kuechly says Moss is “always talking about” a return to the NFLprofootballtalk.com 8 hours agoAt a time when it’s not clear how serious former NFL receiver Randy Moss is about a return to football, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says Randy has developed a habit of talking about a comeback. “He was at Cam [Newton]’s kickball tournament this sum…Share Tweet
Leslie Frazier is totally cool with his boss taking over his jobprofootballtalk.com 9 hours agoLovie Smith hasn’t said much about his himself, but Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he was fine with his head coach taking over defensive play-calling duties. Smith made the change this offseason, cutting the coordinator out of the …Share TweetExperience, knowledge of scheme give Rex Grossman edge for backup roleShare Tweet
Panthers' preseason star Brandon Wegher still a long shotESPN.com 23 hours agoPanthers' preseason star Brandon Wegher still a long shotShare Tweet
Rich McKay reinstated as head of NFL competition committeeNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Falcons president Rich McKay on Wednesday and has reinstated McKay as the head of the league’s competition committee, effective immediately. McKay was suspended from the competition committee as part of the team’s…Share TweetFalcons coach Dan Quinn says rookie Tevin Coleman set for debutShare TweetIf you think Panthers' Cam Newton has struggled, check out Tom Brady's statsShare Tweet
Ron Rivera: We won’t use more read-option with Benjamin outThe Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL, which leaves them with a receiving corps that’s short on players they know they can count on beyond tight end Greg Olsen. One way to combat that shortage would be to put the ball in quarterb…Share Tweet
Arthur Blank to hire a CEO to run businesses, including FalconsArthur Blank has always been a hands-on owner, from his days pushing then-quarterback Michael Vick’s wheelchair around. But the soon-t0-turn 73-year-old told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was ready to take a step back from his day-to-day responsib…Share Tweet
Russell Shepard making most of opportunity for BucsRussell Shepard making most of opportunity for BucsShare Tweet
League reminds teams of rule against artificial crowd noiseAs the low hum of #DeflateGate continues to permeate the NFL, the league office has issued a reminder to all teams that relates to another of the 2015 offseason controversies: The Falcons’ use of artificial crowd noise in 2013 and 2014. The connection b…Share TweetIn each of his two career preseason games, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has scored a touchdown by diving head first into the end zone. He also has resisted sliding when not running for the goal line. The Buccaneers want him to be more careful w…Share TweetConnor Barth’s unemployment didn’t even last all of Wednesday. The Bucs are bringing back the veteran kicker to compete with Patrick Murray over the next week. Barth kicked for the Bucs from 2009-12, was hurt in 2013 and was cut in the preseason last ye…Share TweetWhen the New Orleans Saints cut pass rusher Junior Galette due to off-field issues, the Washington Redskins took the gamble and signed him to get after the quarterback, no matter the bad public relations. Now Washington won't even get that benefit from …Share TweetThe right elbow soreness that’s been plaguing Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel this summer will likely leave him on the sideline when the team plays the Buccaneers on Saturday. That was the word from coach Mike Pettine on Wednesday afternoon. Manziel h…Share TweetJonathan Martin hadn’t said anything about his departure from the Panthers and the NFL, and little about his days with the Dolphins since he was in the middle of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal. But the former Dolphins and 49ers tackle wrote a hea…Share TweetThe Texans won’t play linebacker Jadeveon Clowney against the Saints this week as they continue to manage his return from microfracture surgery, but the team has seen enough progress to feel good about his chances of being in the lineup when the regular…Share TweetBucs running back Doug Martin is asking — and asking nicely — people to forget his “Muscle Hamster” nickname. When someone who works on the official NFL Twitter account attached a Martin highlight from Monday night’s preseason game vs. the Bengals and w…Share Tweet
Panthers' coordinator Mike Shula not worried about slow starts or Cam NewtonESPN.com Aug 26 (2 days ago)Panthers' coordinator Mike Shula not worried about slow starts or Cam NewtonShare Tweet
Falcons rookie Vic Beasley knows he doesn't have it all figured out yetESPN.com Aug 26 (2 days ago)Falcons rookie Vic Beasley knows he doesn't have it all figured out yetShare Tweet
New Orleans continues to reinvent itselfAug 28Wright Thompson joins SportsCenter to discuss his ESPN The Magazine piece on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Leaving after Katrina was 'blessing' for Cyril LemonAug 27The life his family built in Texas after evacuating New Orleans allowed Cyril Lemon to return 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, as an undrafted rookie guard for the Saints.
Falcons rookie RB Coleman set to make debutAug 27Falcons coach Dan Quinn says rookie RB Tevin Coleman, who strained his hamstring the first week of camp, should be available to play against the Miami Dolphins Saturday.
Martin's possibilities for 2015Aug 27ESPN's John Clayton breaks down Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's chances of succeeding in 2015.
Tom Brady hurting only himself with Deflategate defianceJul 30The more Tom Brady fights to clear his name, the more damage he's doing to his reputation, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
The MMQB MailbagJul 22Today is a good day for logic around the NFL. Because: • The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday signed the second pick in the draft, quarterback Marcus Mariota, meaning that five days before the first practice of the NFL preseason, all 32 first-round picks hav…
Let's Go CampingJul 20Time for the 2015 Training Camp Primer. Everything you need to know about the NFL’s 32 training camps, with some fun on the side. Clip and save. First things first, though. It was a notable Saturday evening for the Favre family. Not only did the famous …
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