Panthers Players Eyeballing Richard Sherman as Free Agency Approaches

Panthers Players Eyeballing Richard Sherman as Free Agency Approaches

Today's news of Richard Sherman's release coincided with an Instagram post by Thomas Davis of the two together. Panthers fans saw this as Thomas Davis courting the All-Pro cornerback, similar to how TD and CJ appealed to Julius Peppers last season.

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Panthers Practice in Pads for First Time in 2017

Panthers Practice in Pads for First Time in 2017

The Panthers put the pads on for the first time today. After yesterday's big media day, where Newton described trying to stop him from running was like trying to stop a lion from roaring and Thomas Davis reminded that his business took place on the field not in the front office, the guys were surely ready to get the pads on and let out a little aggression.

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Charles Johnson and Thomas Davis Prepare for Alamo-like Last Stand

Charles Johnson and Thomas Davis Prepare for Alamo-like Last Stand

With the opportunity of chasing dollars in free agency or retiring, Charles Johnson chose to return to the Carolina Panthers in hopes of securing Carolina’s first Super Bowl Championship. Johnson revealed that his 2-yr/9 million dollar contract his final stand, and he will put his blood and sweat into the next two years in hopes of bringing the Lombardi to Charlotte. His message was optimistic and sentimental.

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Thomas Davis Called Panther Girl Gang Founder

Thomas Davis Called Panther Girl Gang Founder

If you roll with C3, you've heard of the Girl Gang. It's a group of hardcore female Panther fans that will take you to task when it comes to the Carolina Panthers and football. C3 has had the pleasure of developing some important friendships with this special group of Panther fans. 

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Carolina Pit Bull, Thomas Davis, Should Be a Go for the Super Bowl

Carolina Pit Bull, Thomas Davis, Should Be a Go for the Super Bowl

Perhaps Carolina's biggest leader on and off the field broke his forearm in the NFC Championship.  He was having a monster game, sniffing out runs and levying devastating tackles, when he went down wincing in pain. Clutching his arm on one knee, it was clear the injury was severe.  X-rays revealed that Davis suffered a break. 

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Which Linebackers will Make the Final Roster

Which Linebackers will Make the Final Roster

The term, “embarrassment of riches,” doesn't even begin to describe how loaded the Panther’s linebacking corp is as a whole. The group has many of the key components that make up a special unit; there is star power, athleticism, smarts, cohesion, and most importantly depth. Over the next few weeks, Ron Rivera and Co. will begin to thin out the team and try to keep the 53 best football players on the roster. This will be no easy task, hours and hours will be spent in front of game tape and whiteboards in their attempt of choosing the best players for the team. Six linebackers made the final cut last year; and with more depth and competition, could we see that number rise? Let’s find out.

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Panthers are Big on Coverage, Small on Hitting

Panthers are Big on Coverage, Small on Hitting

I was looking back at Luke Kuechly’s progression in pass coverage throughout the course of his career, and something struck me; a bunch of Panther’s players are great in coverage. Then as I was weighing each Panther’s players ability to lock down a receiving target, something else occurred to me; there aren’t that many big hitters on the team. Certainly this is no fluke, so I decided to research this topic further.

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Shaq Thompson's Critics Need to Re-Think the Game

Shaq Thompson's Critics Need to Re-Think the Game

Although the NFL Draft is barely a speck on the horizon in the rear-view mirror now, I sill hear grumblings about his being too small to play as a linebacker, or how he's not great in deep coverage as a safety, or labeling him as a dreaded "Tweener." All these folks need to take their 20th-Century thinking into the 21st Century, and the picture should be a lot more clear. To borrow a phrase, this isn't your Father's National Football League. Since I am 48 years old, well, it isn't my college NFL, either. 

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Panthers snubbed or honored in Pro Bowl?

Panthers snubbed or honored in Pro Bowl?

Grab the mic Panther fans and let the nation know!  Open Mic is an open discussion thread. Just drop a comment in the comments section below.  Respond to other fans, and as always #KeepPounding.

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