You have to hand it to the Panthers for figuring out who is to blame for their latest defeat. It wasn’t the offense for failing to get a first down late in the game and it surely wasn’t the fault of the defense that could not stop the Buccaneers not once but three straight times late in the game. That honor went to Justin Medlock, who had the unmitigated gall to miss a field goal with 2:42 left – in the FIRST half.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2 11-14-12: Panthers owner Jerry Richardson released a statement on Sunday talking about his “desire” to keep the franchise in Carolina. Here’s what he really meant and what he should have said.
You have to admire the chutzpah of officials from the city that lost the NFL Rams in 1994. That franchise moved because they could not secure a new stadium and now, with no plans to build a one, Los Angeles has targeted the Panthers as their team of the future. Is owner Jerry Richardson listening? That is the $80 million question.
Ron Rivera has drawn his share of criticism, but how much of it is really deserved? With a little luck, the Panthers could be 4-4 and few would be looking for an exit strategy for the head coach. Maybe the media should cut him some slack and give him a chance to succeed in Charlotte.
Marty Hurney is not the only thing wrong with this team!
For Cam Newton it might have been the first day of the rest of his football life following a calm and somewhat candid conversation with the media after practice on Wednesday. While not being able erase those rather forgettable postgame press conferences,he did come off as someone who might be learning from his mistakes.
Cam Newton wants to add a suggestion box somewhere at Bank of America Stadium so the powers that be will listen to some of his ideas. The best spot might be next to his locker where his teammates can suggest he stop complaining before everyone begins to tune him out.
Years from now few people will remember who brought tight end Greg Olsen to Charlotte to play for the Panthers. The new father of twins should be around for a number of years but the man who was instrumental in his acquisition will be watching him from afar.
Many Carolina Panthers fans got their wish today when the Cats fired longtime GM Marty Hurney. Hurney was in his 11th season as the team’s GM and the direction of the organization hasn’t been a good one.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marty Hurney was fired Monday as general manager of the Carolina Panthers one day after star quarterback Cam Newton expressed his frustration with a 1-5 start. The Panthers have the worst […]