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Cameron Artis-Payne Impresses

May 10 2015 05:15 AM Jeremy Igo
Coming into rookie camp I was admittedly fairly unfamiliar with Cameron Artis-Payne, one of the fifth round selections by the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Draft. I had read a bit about him in the media and saw things that called him a "bowling ball" and compared him to Mike Tolbert. So when I arrived at camp, I was shocked to find out that he was none of those things.    In fact, who I saw was a player that more closely resembles the previous owner of the Panthers #34 jersey, Deange...

Rookie Camp MVP - Damiere Byrd

May 09 2015 02:01 PM Jeremy Igo
Yesterday I told you how Damiere Byrd (UDFA WR-USC) stood out to me during his first practice. That kind of quickness is hard to ignore.    Well, today, Damiere solidified my notions as he put on a clinic of sorts. During the final team drills after the installations, Byrd made play after play. More plays, in fact, than Devin Funchess made. On one long pass, Byrd was knocked down and landed awkwardly on his rear (players were not in pads). He limped to the sideline, and concerns ove...

Rookie Camp - Day 1 Wrapup

May 08 2015 06:30 PM Jeremy Igo
Here are some general thoughts and musings on how day one of the Carolina Panthers 2015 rookie camp went down in no particular order...     Yes, Devin Funchess appears to be worth that first round grade Dave Gettleman tagged him at. I understand why people want to compare him to Kelvin, but when they see him on the field they won't ever again. He is much more of an athlete than Kelvin is. I don't mean that as a knock on Kelvin at all. Benjamin uses his size and length as his main we...

First Look - Devin Funchess

May 08 2015 11:40 AM Jeremy Igo
Today I had the opportunity to get a look at the newest Panthers wide receiver, second rounder Devin Funchess, at Panthers rookie camp.   Devin strolled into his first practice as a NFL player like he had been there before, having some fun with NC State guard Zach Allen.       Lots of comparisons will be made between Kelvin Benjamin and Funchess this season, but right away it was clear to me these are two completely different receivers. Funchess is much more fluid in his...

Huddle Podcast - Special Guest Bene Benwikere

May 05 2015 08:06 PM Jeremy Igo
This week on the Huddle Podcast, Sammi and I sit down with Carolina Panthers corner Bene Benwikere for a full hour of talk.   This obviously is a must listen. Bene gives us a ton of insight into himself and into the Panthers as well.      MP3 Download -> Click Here     iTunes -> Click Here     Or Listen here on the Huddle....    

2015 Carolina Panthers Draft - Watercooler Review

May 03 2015 07:19 AM Jeremy Igo
Another Carolina Panthers draft weekend has come and gone, and there is much to be discussed. I realize not everyone spends their weekend watching the draft, so here are the important beats for you in case you are cornered at the office watercooler by folks wanting your opinion on the draft.      View image | gettyimages.com   Round 1 - Shaq Thompson - LB - Washington   The Panthers selected a linebacker in round 1? Yes, yes they did, and here is why...   Last se...