Five Pessimistic Views of the Carolina Panthers 2016 Season

Now that we have taken a look at reality in the previous installment, let’s look at some highly pessimistic, sky is falling, worst-case scenarios about the team moving forward. Although I consider myself a realist, it would be really really easy to look at the 2016 Carolina Panthers season with nothing but pessimistic views for now and toward the future. In this article, we are...
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Panthers struggling run defense looks to shut down Gordon

SAN DIEGO (5-7) at CAROLINA (4-8) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Panthers by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 7-5, Carolina 3-8-1 SERIES RECORD -Panthers lead 4-1 LAST MEETING -Panthers beat Chargers 31-10, Dec. 16, 2012 LAST WEEK - Chargers lost to Buccaneers 28-21; Panthers lost to Seahawks 50-7 AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 22, Panthers No. 26 CHARGERS OFFENSE...
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Opposing View: Panthers vs. Chargers

San Diego head coach Mike McCoy, quarterback Philip Rivers discuss Week 14 matchup against Carolina.
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Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want ''chaos'' setting in with his football team. Rivera opened his press conference Wednesday with a stern statement, hoping it will put to rest his much-publicized decision to not start Newton in a game the Panthers lost 40-7 to the Seahawks. ''I am...
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Panthers LB Luke Kuechly returns to practice

The last time we saw Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly on the football field, he was visibly emotional after suffering yet another concussion. It came against the New Orleans Saints back in Week 11 and was just a gut-wrenching scene. Even with his team pretty much out of playoff contention, Kuechly has decided to give it a go as the season draws to a conclusion. He has...
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Greg Olsen nominated for NFL Man of the Year

Tight end Greg Olsen is once again the Panthers' nominee for prestigious honor that recognizes work in the community and on the field.
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You Can’t Dress Up the Panthers’ 4-8 Record

Do you remember the last time the Panthers played in Seattle? It was last October, still early enough in the 2015 season that no one was sure if the Panthers were for real. They went into CenturyLink Field having lost four straight to the NFC-standard Seahawks. Then, Cam Newton delivered a thrilling comeback, rallying his team to a win with two 80-yard touchdown drives in the fourth...
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Video shows moment Newton was informed of benching?

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was benched for the first play of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, and it would appear he was not pleased when head coach Ron Rivera gave him the bad news. TMZ obtained a video that supposedly shows the moment when Rivera informed Newton that he was being disciplined for violating the team’s dress code. The exchange happened...
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Cam Newton explains why he did not wear a tie

You are not living in a fantasy world — Cam Newton really was disciplined for not wearing a tie to the Carolina Panthers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Newton confirmed after the game that he committed a dress code violation and was benched for the team’s first series against Seattle. He was asked about the matter after the game and shared what happened. ...
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Cam Newton didn't start vs. Seahawks, reportedly for disciplinary reasons

The Carolina Panthers threw an interception on their first pass play, but it wasn’t Cam Newton who threw it. The reigning NFL MVP was on the sideline for the Panthers’ first possession, replaced by Derek Anderson.According to the Panthers team radio crew, Newton was not in the starting lineup due to disciplinary reasons. NBC reported after halftime that Newton was benched because...
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3 days ago

Cam Newton benched for dress code violation

They may need to change his nickname from “Riverboat Ron” to “Discipline Ron” after what happened on Sunday night. Despite being healthy, Cam Newton was benched for Carolina’s first offensive play of the game against Seattle for what was initially described as disciplinary reasons. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told NBC’s Michele Tafoya that Newton was disciplined...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Earl Thomas destroys Kelvin Benjamin with big hit

Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is known to lower the boom on opposing receivers attempting to catch passes over the middle of the field. Thomas has great closing speed and covers a lot of ground, and Kelvin Benjamin learned that lesson in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game. The Panthers were faced with a third-and-long situation, and Cam Newton threw a pass intended for...
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Richard Sherman says ‘karma’ reason for Cam Newton, Panthers’ struggles

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman provided an interesting take on Wednesday as to why the Carolina Panthers have had a fall from grace after being named NFC champions last season. With Seattle set to square off against the Panthers in a title game rematch on Sunday night, it’s clear that the Seahawks haven’t forgotten what happened during and after that game. Remember, Newton...
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Three reasons to keep watching the Carolina Panthers this year

The Carolina Panthers’ season is over; they won’t be competing in the 2016 playoffs. Even the most optimistic fan must admit that. On Sunday against the Raiders, the team found yet another way to show just enough talent and skill to compete with a terrific opponent and still lose in crushing, heartbreaking fashion. Just because Carolina won’t be playing in January doesn’t...
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Panthers place C Ryan Kalil, C Gene Gradkowski on IR

In a massive blow for a floundering Carolina Panthers squad, elite All-Pro center Ryan Kalil has been placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2016 season per the Carolina Panthers official website. To make matters worse for a beaten and battered Cam Newton, backup center Gene Gradkowski has also been placed on injured reserve. Gradkowski had filled in admirably for Kalil...
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Carolina Panthers fail to complete comeback, lose 35-32

The Carolina Panthers almost pulled off the win in Oakland after being down 17 points at the half. The Oakland Raiders opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Seth Roberts. On the next drive, Carolina responded with a three-yard Cam Newton touchdown run to tie it up at seven. On their next drive, the Raiders were able to score again...
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Why the Carolina Panthers’ west coast trip is make or break time

The Raiders and the Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers’ next two opponents, will be the team’s most difficult opponents of the year. The Panthers will play at Oakland and at Seattle against the leaders of the West division in the AFC and NFC, respectively. At 4-6, Carolina has found its groove somewhat in recent games, going 3-1 in its last four contests after starting the season...
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