Time To Put a CAP in The Panthers

Time To Put a CAP in The Panthers

Carolina Panthers football has always been about two things:  Running the ball and about a ferocious defense.  If the Panthers are to make a deep run in the playoffs this year, they have to have both of these going for them.  The defense is playing well and its success depends on overall health and specifically on Luke Kuechley’s return.  So this article is going to take a look at the run game.

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NFL Comparisons: Fournette, Stewart, and Bo Jackson

NFL Comparisons: Fournette, Stewart, and Bo Jackson

The comparison has been around probably since Leonard Fournette was in the 8th grade and flattened a SENIOR defensive back in high school. The DB's name? Tyrann Mathieu. It looks like Bo Jackson v. 2.0 has finally manifested himself as we enter the final week before the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Leonard Fournette Will Visit Panthers Next Week.

The Panthers will meet with top running back prospect Leonard Fournette out of LSU next week. 

Things started stirring on Wednesday when neither head coach Ron Rivera or Dave Gettleman showed up at LSU's pro day. It seems now that's because they knew they would be bringing him to Charlotte to meet. Running backs coach Jim Skipper and offensive coordinator Mike Shula both made the trip to Louisiana for the pro day.

Fournette made another impression when he weighed in at 228 pounds, down from 250 at the combine and back to his college playing weight. When asked about the weight at the combine, Fournette said it was "water weight" and he would be losing it. Fournette commented on this to Charlotte Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue later.

“I think some (teams) wanted to see if I could get down to that size. I think it was a plus for me. ... I might be 250 playing, so I just wanted to show them that I can do what I need to do to get my business in order.” 

It seems the closer the draft gets, the chances of Fournette being around at eight are getting slimmer to many. Carolina has stated all off season that they want to be able to run Cam less to help preserve him for the long haul. Jonathan Stewart's recent one-year extension was more of a cap space move than anything else and Fournette could be a bruising replacement when Stewart is gone. But then again.

Then with all of this you have the Christian McCaffrey rumors at an all-time high and he could be a big help in "evolving" the offense and be a key weapon to Cam Newton as well. Buckle up Panthers fans, the next few weeks are going to be interesting.

Written By Tripp Morgan

Follow @TrippMorgan6 and @Cat_Chronicles for the latest news and updates surrounding the Carolina Panthers.

Article photo by Jesse Fraetis.

 


 

Panthers Running Towards 7-0

Panthers Running Towards 7-0

The Carolina Panthers are 6-0 for the first time in franchise history coming off clipping the wings of the endangered species that are Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles, and it came from the dominating run game that now ranks first in the NFL.

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Panthers Should Dominate Saints - or Else

Panthers Should Dominate Saints - or Else

The New Orleans Saints are 0-2. The Carolina Panthers are 2-0. It's a home game for Carolina, but without their #1 WR in Kelvin Benjamin. The Saints are without Drew Brees. Still no Luke this week due to his concussion, but A.J. Klein filled the bill well last week in reserve - at least the Panthers have both breadth AND depth at linebacker, the deepest position group on the entire team. The Saints no longer have Jimmy Graham OR Kenny Stills, and Mark Ingram is going to face a very, very stout Panthers defense...a legitimate top-five unit. The Saints rank 24th in overall defense.

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Bold Predictions for Carolina Panthers in 2015

Bold Predictions for Carolina Panthers in 2015

Every year we as fans look focus on the win loss record. We look for our break out stars and top-level performances at both the individual and the squad level. Theses are my 10 very reachable, but still, bold predictions for the Panthers this season! I will follow this up every 4 games to adjust my “bold tracker” on the season.  

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The Panther's Future at Halfback

The Panther's Future at Halfback

Ever since Jonathan Stewart entered the NFL in 2008 and partnered up with franchise great DeAngelo Williams, the Panther’s backfield has been primarily a two back system. The tandem went on to reach heights never before seen among NFL record books in 2009, and officially earned the “Double Trouble” title. The pair’s great play led to lucrative contracts, part of which has cash strapped the salary cap to this very date. This past offseason saw the departure of DeAngelo Williams, and the bell cow label put on Stewart. We also welcomed a new bruiser in the form of Auburn star, Cameron Artis-Payne. It would seem the Panther’s finally have a new group of backs, a group that should provide stability and familiarity for years to come. Or maybe not.   

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5 Bold Predictions for the Upcoming Season

5 Bold Predictions for the Upcoming Season

It’s that time of the year again; the part of the offseason where you are so football depraved, you can not help but ponder how your favorite team will play come opening day. To satiate my hunger for Panther’s football, and hopefully some of your hankerings for opinion based knowledge. I will forecast several possible scenarios for the 2015-16 season. Even though these are bold predictions, I do expect all of them to come to fruition, but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't pan out.

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Why Cameron Artis-Payne Could End Up the Most Valuable 2015 Draft Pick

Why Cameron Artis-Payne Could End Up the Most Valuable 2015 Draft Pick

With the 2015 NFL Draft now closed for another year, most of us now are left debating on a player or players that Dave Gettleman and the Carolina Panthers decided to select and give our 2 cent's worth on if it was the right move or the wrong one at the time. I want to focus a little on our last draft selection this year, and why this new Panther might end up being the biggest contributor for us from the draft class of 2015.

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Does Gettleman have Todd Gurley in the Crosshairs?

Does Gettleman have Todd Gurley in the Crosshairs?

Speculation has been widespread in recent weeks regarding the possibility of the Carolina Panthers drafting Georgia running back Todd Gurley in the first round. Since others have so much to say about it, I thought I'd add my own two cents worth and attempt to quantify their chances of winding up with him in the 2015 NFL draft.

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Why The RB Position Is Higher On Carolina’s Draft Board Than We May Think

Why The RB Position Is Higher On Carolina’s Draft Board Than We May Think

With free agency in the full swing, Panthers fans are scouring over the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Websites, and now Snapchat looking for who the team has met with or interested in signing. While my eyes relentlessly gazed down through Tweet after Tweet trying to pick up on those nuggets, a certain Tweet stopped my insanity in it’s tracks for it was something I had waited to catch to help justify a suspicion of mine.

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Smash Without Dash

Smash Without Dash

The Carolina Panthers have two starting running backs currently on their roster with DeAngelo Williams, and Jonathan Stewart. In seven seasons they have rushed for a combined total of 10,453 yards, scored 72 rushing touchdowns, and have cost the Panthers millions.

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