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One of the worst articles on the Panthers ever written.....

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#1 AKPantherFan


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:37 AM

According to Greg Rosenthal (sp?) we have a lot of issues, including DT, TE, and oh and by the way; Stewart is on the chopping block.....


ppppffffttt..... Dude should at least do a little research on the team before he starts to write....





Sorry if its a re-post...Didn't see it...



"NFL Total Access" has launched its "32 in 32" series, breaking down the biggest subplots of every NFL team as the 2013 season approaches. Around The League will follow along and offer our own take. Up next: The Carolina Panthers

1. It was revealed this week that running back Jonathan Stewart underwent surgeries on both ankles this offseason. (We previously only knew about one.) Listening to coach Ron Rivera this week, there was a sense Stewart might not be ready for camp. It's a shame Stewart never has fully lived up to his potential.




Following DeAngelo Williams' re-done contract and the drafting of Kenjon Barner, it's very possible Stewart won't be with the team next year. This group is wildly deep at running back with Mike Tolbert in the mix.

2. Look for more of a focus on the traditional running game this year. ESPN's Pat Yasinskas noted that the read-option has been far less of a focus in the offseason, which is no surprise with former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski now with the Cleveland Browns.



3. Cam Newton doesn't have enough weapons. Greg Olsen is a nice player, but he's not a top-10 tight end. Steve Smith is an outstanding starter, but he needs more help behind him. Brandon LaFell isn't developing into a quality No. 2 wide receiver, and the depth behind him is poor.

It's never a good sign when the coaching staff starts talking up Armanti Edwards as a realistic option at wide receiver or hope that Ted Ginn Jr. can be more than a specialist. From top to bottom, Newton's set of receiving weapons rate as below average. It's not a group that can consistently win one-on-one matchups. An injury to Smith would be devastating for this offense.

If Newton is going to take the next big step in his development, he'll have to make the other players around him better. 




4. Rivera's defense quietly improved from awful to average in his second year as head coach. There is a chance to make the leap to a top-10 unit this season because of their front seven. Few teams have a better set of pass rushers than Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy. A healthy Jon Beason (crossing fingers) paired with a maturing Luke Kuechly at linebacker could be scary. There still are questions at defensive tackle, but Rivera should be able to generate pressure and stop the run. That's good because ...



5. The secondary is as talent-poor as any group in the NFL. The most talented player at cornerback or safety in Carolina is ... Charles Godfrey? Not a lot of options


#2 Cary Kollins

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:41 AM


#3 Kuech the Sneak

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

This was posted before, but the Olsen comment makes me laugh. And it's funny how he says the defense can make the leap to a top 10 unit when they were ranked 10th last year

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:45 AM

I've been unimpressed by NFL.com/NFL Network this offseason. They're stooping to ESPN's level of knowledge about us.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

Oh a sports journalist talking out of his ass about the Panthers? Fascinating...

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:57 AM

If you entered the following tags in the search box, you would have easily found this already posted along with the other garbage from select "journalists"  from NFL.com / ESPN:











Bottom of my shoes


or any other variant or synonym of idiot

#7 L-TownCat


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:00 AM


#8 Frash Brastard

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

grrrr hate nfl articles durrrrr espn hate them hurrr

isn't this like the 3rd knee-jerk thread for this one article?

#9 AKPantherFan


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

My bad.... Delete it.....



#10 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:23 PM





the inferiority complex some of you possess is disturbing 

#11 SOJA


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:35 PM


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

How is this a bad article besides the fact that we have read this over and over. Seems Kinda spot on observation to me.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:09 PM



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

This is worse then when I get drunk and start talking about nonsense..

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Drunk all the time then, huh?

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