FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency.
Now his quarterback is Tom Brady.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Greg Cosell, executive producer of NFL Matchup , joins the boys to break down some Panthers tape. Cosell immediately declares he doesn’t talk about penalties/no calls.
The Carolina Panthers have been trying to prove to the world that they aren’t just lucky and can hang with the big boys in the NFL. A close win over the San Francisco 49ers last week helped some, but a victory over the New England Patriots sealed it.
The Carolina Panthers have some really good things going this season, and it appears as if things could get even better. The team is ranked high in just about every statistical category on both sides of the ball. Well, except for passing yards and things could become very scary if that gets rolling.
As the time comes for the Thursday night game against the desperate Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Carolina Panthers are traveling with a rather healthy squad. There have hardly any players ruled out and things are going in the right direction for the team to climb above .500 for the first time in years.
The Carolina Panthers have gotten up to .500, and are quietly making a lot of noise in the NFL. Yes, they are doing it all without a lot of notice, but teams will have to sit up and soon realize that the Panthers are no longer a team to push aside without much concern.
The Panthers are leaning just how valuable wide receiver Brandon LaFell is to their offense — and not just when he’s catching the football.
Cam Newton sacked seven times, picked off three more as Panthers offense and defense sputter to a 1-3 record.
The Bills have five players out including some key backups while the Panthers look ready to play.