Byron Bell talks about taking over for Jordan Gross, what he says to his doubters, and how he has grown as a leader.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While he’s not quite ready to name starters, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how his offensive line has progressed following an offseason of change.
The Panthers lost four offensive linemen from last year’s roster to retirement, including longtime left tackle Jordan Gross.
Former Panther and now radio analyst Jordan Gross joined the guys for this take on the current offensive line situation, how the offense will compare to last season, and the future of the This Is Gross Podcast that he does.
My wife tells me I spend way too much time thinking about sports. Well much of that is specifically spent on thinking about the Carolina Panthers. Here are a few of my May thoughts as I try to make it the next two months before training camp.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they’ve extended contract tenders to restricted free agent tackle Byron Bell and exclusive rights free agent guard Chris Scott, two starters from last year’s team.
Defense has not been a trademark of the 2012 Raiders, having given up 402 points in 14 games, so it will be no surprise if they add to that inflated number this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour has somehow stayed on the active roster all season, despite missing the last six contests, and he will be out again when his team tries to slow down the recharged Panthers.
The Panthers are 1-6 but you cannot blame defensive end Dwan Edwards who has been everything – and more – since being picked up before the start of the season. Having already set a personal best in sacks, Edwards is just one behind team leader Charles Johnson in that department.
One team could get their season back on track but the Cowboys have some significant injuries to their offense and special teams. The Panthers are hurting too, but after week off they are focused and ready to go.
Running back Jonathan Stewart returns to the Panthers lineup but will the running back help DeAngelo Williams establish a running game good enough so quarterback Cam Newton can open up the playbook? Even if all things go well, the Atlanta Falcons are still a force to be reckoned with in the NFC South not to mention the National Football League.
Yesterday seemed like a normal Monday. The slow, dragging morning, the stark pain of waking up and returning to work, and the long drawn-out afternoon until it’s finally time to go home and unwind. Well, yesterday the Carolina Panthers added a little extra incentive to get home faster and read up on all the news. The Panthers, who have never been a team to make too many off-season trades and acquisitions, made not one but two trades yesterday.