The Drive Thursday 11-1-12-Mike Tolbert running back for the Carolina Panthers talks with The Drive about RGIII’s comments about not being compared to Cam Newton, if Cam Newton is the leader this team needs, and if he sees his reduction in touches is what he expected.
It was hard to believe the Panthers team that took the field on Sunday was 1-5 because they gave the Chicago Bears and their quarterback Jay Cutler fits throughout. But the Monsters of the Midway prevailed on a last second field goal which handed Carolina their fifth straight loss dropping them even further into the cellar of the NFC South Division.
Marty Hurney is not the only thing wrong with this team!
This was not the way to make a first impression. Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers let a banged up New York Giants team walk all over them on their own home turf in their first appearance on Thursday Night Football.
When the Panthers have an effective running game they are hard to beat, and they proved it against the Saints. DeAngelo Williams got his sidekick, Jonathan Stewart, back in the lineup and the duo combined for 120 of Carolina’s 219 yards on the ground helping QB Cam Newton knock off the New Orleans Saints to even their record at 1-1.
Earlier this summer Panthers center Ryan Kalil bought an ad in the paper stating that he thought the Panthers could make it to the Super Bowl. Obviously with Kalil doing his best Don Draper impersonation, this fired up the fans of the team with thoughts of returning to the big game almost a decade after the Panthers’ first appearance in a Super Bowl. Well, there is one way and one way only for Carolina to get Super Bowl bound, and that is to make the playoffs. So how do the Panthers make the playoffs?
The Drive Wednesday 8-8-12-The two running backs join Taylor and Marc to talk about Tolberts decision to come to Carolina, the difference between this years team and last years, and how the two running backs feel about the defense coming together.
A little bit of a stir was caused this week when wide receiver Plaxico Burress said that he would be interested in playing with the Carolina Panthers. It seems like every off-season a free agent in the wide receiver pool emerges as a name of interest for the Panthers, and why should this year be any different. With that being said, let’s look at some of the Panthers’ possible post-draft moves.
This past Tuesday the NFL unveiled the new Nike uniforms for all 32 teams. Most all looked about the same, except for the Seattle Seahawks and our own Carolina Panthers. The new logo is featured, as well as the words, “Keep Pounding” embroidered in the neck line. It was great to see the new look, but what I kept wondering was whether we would see Stewart on a number 28 Panthers jersey this season.
Mac Attack 3/30: The Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person calls in to talk about the Panthers free agency moves so far, if Jonathan Stewart could be traded, and why the offense is a bigger priority then most people think.