He gave Panthers fans hope, if only for a minute. After a turbulent final month of 2020, Teddy Bridgewater no longer represents stability for a franchise suddenly in search of accelerated success. By: John Ellis – @OnePantherPlace Months into his … Continue reading A Tale of Two Teddys
In news first reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Carolina Panthers are expected to hire former Texans assistant Sean Ryan as their new quarterbacks coach. Ryan, who spent the last two seasons in the same capacity with the Lions, will … Continue reading Elementary, my dear Watson: Panthers hire former Texans QB coach Sean Ryan for the same role
After the most expansive candidate search in franchise history, the Carolina Panthers are expected to hire Seahawks VP of player personnel Scott Fitterer to fill their GM vacancy, per NFL Media/NFL.com. Fitterer, 47, has been with the Seahawks since 2001–Mike … Continue reading Panthers expected to hire Seahawks exec Scott Fitterer as general manager
According to NFL Research, the Carolina Panthers are the first team in league history to use all seven drafts picks on defenders. New Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow, who spent time with head coach Matt Rhule at both Temple and … Continue reading Let it Snow: Panthers haul in an all-defensive draft for their new DC.
Well, it’s over. As T.S. Eliot once wrote: this is the way it ends, with “a whimper, not with a bang.” Cameron Jerrell Newton, the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, was released by the Panthers on a … Continue reading For Cam Newton and Carolina, it’s over. With a whimper.
The Panthers traveled a unique path to find their new head coach. Up next: the arduous, meticulous task of constructing an entirely new coaching staff. When former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera signed on with the Redskins last week, he … Continue reading Rhule is Carolina’s guy. Now, who are Rhule’s guys?
Cam Newton is fine.￼ ￼ Do I have a source on it? No, I don’t￼. But I do have an expectation about it. And that seems to be an acceptable bar of confirmation for certain highly-compensated national reporters￼. I generally … Continue reading The Cam Conundrum: What to make of what you don’t understand
Throughout the week, we will continue to update this thread on Twitter with complete analysis from the entire game. To get you started, here is our breakdown from some of the key events over the first 15 minutes between the … Continue reading Film Room: Saints/Panthers: First Quarter
For Carolina, winning in New Orleans is not an impossibility. The Atlanta Falcons proved that a couple weeks ago against the Saints. Here’s a closer look in today’s Film Room. Continue reading Film Room: How Atlanta bullied New Orleans
I realize we’re going back in time a little bit here, but this was less than a year ago. There’s been some personnel turnover on both rosters, but this gives you a general idea of what the Saints still want … Continue reading Film Room: Saints/Panthers MNF Battle, 2018
Well, it’s no secret: the Atlanta Falcons have lost their way a bit here in 2019. Despite an early home win against the Philadelphia Eagles, the former NFC champions from 2016 stumbled into a chasm of darkness defensively after losing … Continue reading Film Room: The Falcons Defense
Winning in the division. It’s everything in the NFL. The Panthers have struggled within the NFC South. It’s no secret around these parts. In fact, Carolina has failed to post a winning record within the division since 2015. When it … Continue reading Film Room: Falcons Offense
Follow the Formula Carolina has won five games with Kyle Allen under center this year. The common thread with each of the wins? Sustaining a competitive balance for the first 30 minutes. The formula is very simple: lean heavily upon … Continue reading Pre Game Notes: Panthers vs Packers
It’s officially Fall. The temps are ideal. The clocks have fallen back. And, just like clockwork, another season for the Carolina Panthers has reached its halfway point. The Tennessee Titans are in Charlotte today. They bring with them a punishing … Continue reading Pre Game Notes: Titans at Panthers
After climbing out of an 0-2 hole last week in Arizona, The Carolina Panthers travel west once again to take on the formidable Houston Texans. This marks the first meeting between the two teams since early 2015, when Carolina put … Continue reading Pre Game Notes: Panthers at Texans
Deshaun Watson is simply overwhelmingly impressive. We could use a lot of superlatives and words here, but we’re just going to let the film do most of the talking. I will say this: the Carolina Panthers face their toughest quarterback … Continue reading Film Room: Watson Makes It All Look Elementary
Panthers rookie EDGE Christian Miller brought home a pair of sacks on Sunday against Arizona. Panthers DT Dontari Poe once again made his under-appreciated impact felt. Let’s check the film: Film Room: A little nugget here to get you … Continue reading Film Room: Poe & Miller
Football is a funny game. Once upon a time, Kyle Allen was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the country. He never got drafted. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has been on record regarding Allen’s mental toughness. He likes … Continue reading Kyle Allen Senses Pressure, Doesn’t Fall Victim To It
All week, the narrative in Carolina has revolved around the quarterback situation. Specifically, the short-term health of Cam Newton, clouded by acres of speculation regarding his long-term status as the team’s franchise quarterback. To quote the great Warner Wolf: “nobody … Continue reading Pregame Notes: Panthers at Cardinals
Opening day: Never easy. Always unpredictable. With a 30-27 loss in their home opener to the Los Angeles Rams, the Panthers squandered multiple opportunities through a series of unforced errors and a shade of bad luck. Carolina has now dropped … Continue reading Game Notes: Rams 30, Panthers 27
Pre-Game Notes: Rams at Panthers I’m intrigued by the matchup of Panthers nickel corner Javien Elliot and the rotation of slot receivers for the Rams. Presumably, WR Cooper Kupp will see the majority of slot reps out of 11 personnel. … Continue reading Pre-Game Notes and Predictions: Rams at Panthers
Earlier this week, the OPP Film Room examined the Rams’ third-down offense, highlighting some of their highs and lows from Super Bowl 53. It’s time to take a closer look at the other side of the ball. What do the … Continue reading Film Room: The Rams Defense
Much was made of Sean McVay’s offense as his Los Angeles Rams prepared to take on Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53. The main question: could the Patriots’ veteran secondary lock down—or even slow down—the Rams wideouts. … Continue reading Film Room: Rams 3rd Down Offense
Well, it’s here. The fourth preseason game. Feeling a little preseason fatigue? You may be in luck soon. According to multiple reports, the league is considering a change in scheduling, including a shortened preseason and an extended playoffs, which would … Continue reading Pregame Notes: Steelers at Panthers
Cam Newton. Andrew Luck. It’s a shame they only met once. Saturday night, multiple reports across the wire confirmed the Colts all-pro signal caller—the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft—intends to retire from football prior to the 2019 … Continue reading One Panther Rewind: Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton – 2015
Well, let’s do this. It was an ugly night in Foxborough. Cam Newton’s foot was the primary casualty. According to multiple reports, it appears to be a foot sprain, and GM Marty Hurney says he is cautiously optimistic Newton will … Continue reading The Game Notes: Patriots 10, Panthers 3
This is it. Exhibition game number three: the “Super Bowl of the Preseason”, you could say. Jokes aside, this game will be a great test for Ron Rivera and the 2019 Carolina Panthers. The Patriots, who will once again contend … Continue reading Panthers at Patriots: The OPP Pre-Game Six Pack
The Carolina Panthers closed Training Camp 2019–perhaps the final session ever at Wofford College–with a wide spectrum of emotions. Though the atmosphere among fans and players was largely festive and celebratory, questions loom for the Panthers over several key positions. … Continue reading It’s Buffalo. It’s Carolina. It’s All Week. Let’s Discuss It.
SPARTANBURG–A familiar, borderline-familial pair of interconference foes met up Tuesday at Wofford College as the Bills and Panthers reunited for an entertaining morning session. This was an opportunity for former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, now the head coach in … Continue reading Family Reunion: Bills. Panthers. Day One
Grier in the headlights. The Panthers website described Will Grier’s performance as “efficient”. He tossed up a 63.8 passer rating against third and fourth stringers–rife with vanilla, preseason defensive coverages. That is not efficient. I liked the 20-yard scramble – … Continue reading The Game Notes: Panthers 23, Bears 13.
Breathe easy fans, for your long national nightmare ends tonight at 8 p.m. Football is back. The Carolina Panthers, coming off a fine fortnight of training camp execution, are in the Windy City this evening for a preseason premiere against … Continue reading Panthers at Bears: The OPP Pre-Game Six Pack
Time for a quick look back at some of our best shots from Carolina Panthers Training Camp–Tuesday August 6. (Photos by John Ellis) Continue reading OPP Pix: Another Look from Tuesday’s Panthers Practice Session.
Here is a collection of our best shots from Tuesday morning’s Carolina Panthers practice. (Photos by John Ellis) Continue reading OnePantherPlace Pix: 8/6 Practice
SPARTANBURG – Another week of training camp at Wofford College is in the books as the Carolina Panthers turn their attention to Thursday’s preseason opener at Chicago. Notable from head coach Ron Rivera’s press conference on Tuesday: quarterback Cam Newton … Continue reading OnePantherPlace Camp Observations: On to Chicago
Here are our best shots from Monday’s practice session for the Carolina Panthers at Wofford College. (Photos by John Ellis) Continue reading OnePantherPlace Pix: Monday 8/5
A look back at some moments from Sunday’s practice session for the Carolina Panthers. (Photos by John Ellis) Continue reading Pix Gallery: Sunday’s Session
In their first practice since returning from Charlotte, a rare late afternoon affair at Wofford College welcomed the intriguing 2019 Carolina Panthers back to the upstate for another week of training camp. There were some interesting moments, good and bad, … Continue reading Panthers Camp Observations: Sunday’s Practice Session
Sometimes, you can go home. This week, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney looked back to a Dave Gettleman draft pick to help solidify a perpetually tenuous free safety situation. Sixth-year veteran Tre Boston has agreed to a one-year deal with … Continue reading OnePanther Rewind: Tre Boston is The Gambler
In grand style, another year’s in the books for Carolina Panthers Fan Fest. Despite an unpromising forecast early on with light showers, the weather cooperated for fans and (and the media) tonight at Bank of America Stadium. Here are a … Continue reading Fanfest Wrap: Four Quick Observations
It’s Part 2 of our chat with former #Panthers and #Eagles tight end Luther Broughton. He shares some pretty amazing stories from his time in Carolina, including some funny and insightful tidbits on George Seifert–a man who loves a nice hot pancake. We also get Luther’s thoughts on the state of football today, concussions, and how his body and mind feel today after absorbing the rigors of pro football. It’s a bite-size edition of OnePantherPodcast. Share. Subscribe. Enjoy! Continue reading OnePantherPodcast, E2: “Seifert’s Pancakes”
Third year WR Curtis Samuel looks the part. There has always been tremendous potential in the Ohio State product’s game, potential that seems to be transitioning into a reality for 2019. Samuel has been near perfect this weekend. Much sharper … Continue reading John’s Camp Observations: Three Days In
Much like the mental pictures forged from those playful summer days on an old childhood street, memories of the once bustling Thieves Avenue grow more distant with each passing season. The 2015 Carolina Panthers secondary was a uniquely adroit unit—a … Continue reading Thieves No More: Where Did Those Takeaways Go?
Our First Rodeo. John Fox would always tell the media, when asked about an experienced opponent: “Hey, this isn’t his first rodeo.” Well, this is ours. Hi, I’m John. I’m your host for One Panther Podcast. Each Monday evening, we … Continue reading One Panther Podcast: Episode 1
Four years ago, the Carolina Panthers entered their 21st season in a spot of bother. The abrupt loss of second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn left ACL in training camp left a void many pundits saw as too … Continue reading One Panther Preview: The Pass Catchers
Episode One: Camp Preview/Our Story/Obscure Panthers History. We’ll chat with former #Panthers and #Eagles TE Luther Broughton, re: Cam/Norv/TE’s and more. If you’re a Panthers fan, try our product. Premieres 7/22. #KeepPounding #Panthers #NFL #podcasts More details to follow later … Continue reading One Panther Podcast premieres 7/22
It had been a long wait. Excruciatingly long. The Carolina Panthers were back in the NFL Playoffs after a seven-year drought which included a 15-game losing streak, no winning seasons, and pair of coaching changes. Ironically, the Cowboys were in … Continue reading One Panther Rewind: The Perfect Game
Today’s edition of One Panther Rewind takes us back to the 2003 NFC Divisional Round—a surreal 15 minutes (and change) of football. Continue reading One Panther Rewind: Two Surreal Overtimes
That June-lull? All behind us now. One Panther Place will soon begin to roll out a variety of new features and segments, aimed at stimulating your need for Panthers content. A weekly podcast will commence in mid-July. The focus: past/present/future. … Continue reading It’s July. Football month. OPP is here for it.