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This is the official podcast for the Roaring Riot! During the regular season each podcast looks at all of the latest Panthers news, reviews the latest game, hands out the Game Ball and Towel of Shame “Awards” and looks ahead to upcoming games.

The podcast feature members and leaders of Roaring Riot chapters around the country as well as former Panthers players as well as well-known sports writers, fellow podcasters and Panthers fans.

The Roaring Riot Podcast is hosted by Keith Hall, Drew MacDonald and Jayme Thysell of the Capital Riot in Washington, D.C. and Ashlyn Rizzo of the BeanTown Riot in Boston, MA.

Please note: We are currently in the offseason so we are recording every few weeks. Our production schedule will ramp up as we get closer to training camp and the preseason.

Want to be on the podcast? Hit us up through the contact form at the bottom!

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Hurricane Irma’s impact is being felt widespread across the Caribbean, the state of Florida and beyond. There are many in need, and a lot of ways to help.

Carolina Panther’s linebacker and Miami native, Jeremy Cash, has partnered with the Roaring Riot Podcast to help highlight a special group that is in desperate need of funding and support. The Zoological Wildlife Foundation of Miami.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Podcast 11/16/2017: Panthers hang 45 on the ‘fins, BYE week ahoy!

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

November 16, 2017: The Panthers swagger into the BYE week at 7-3 after dominating Miami on Monday Night Football. Franchise records were set and Cam was named NFC offensive player of the week! Sadly, we have lost Curtis Samuel for the season. Greg Olsen is doing good things with Levine Children’s Hospital. And how did we do on our game planning against Miami? Who takes home game balls and TOS awards? And what to watch during the BYE? This and much more in this episode!

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Podcast 11/7/17: Panthers defeat the Falcons! Dolphins Preview, a Riverboat Ron sighting, and Do The Julio!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017:  Your Carolina Panthers improve to 6-3 while holding onto the 5th playoff spot! The Falcons came to town, and the Pamother’s (with some help from the Roaring Riot) gave them the business – and without Kelvin Benjamin. Typical of our impeccable timing, KB13 was traded to Buffalo after we recorded our podcast…

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Podcast 10/30/17: Panthers win over the Bucs! Falcons Preview, Sky Words for Schula, and TOS to a team owner!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017:  For two weeks in a row the Panther’s score was 17-3 but this time in their favor as the defense had their way with Tampa.  The Cats improve to 5-3 with Luke Kuechly making his return from the concussion protocol. AND we got news that Greg Olsen is eligible to return to…

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Podcast 10/24/17: Bears review, Bucs Preview, and was it 3 plays or 50 plays?

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017:  The Panthers struggled on the road in Chicago like a lost falcon in the New England fog.  The team made some roster moves in preparation for a divisional match-up with the Bucs: Kaelin Clay is back with the squad and Graham Gano’s knee injury is prompting some kicker try-outs. As always, we’re going…

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Riot Rewind

The Riot Rewind is a brief look back at Panthers news from the previous week. Like the News Blitz (below) all Rewind descriptions link to sources. To submit a story to the Rewind or have a comment please use the contact form below.

Riot Rewind week ending 11/3/2017

November 3, 2017

Unless you have been living under a rock you are aware that the Panthers sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo this week in exchange for a late 3rd and 7th round pick in the 2018 draft.

It is said that the trade occurred less than hour before the Wednesday deadline. Benjamin joins former Panthers players Mike Tolbert and Joe Webb among others as well as former defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

Benjamin was inactive in the Bills’ Thursday night loss to the Jets.

The Panthers brought back wide receiver Brenton Bersin to fill the vacancy left by the Benjamin trade.

Thomas Davis was fined $48,620 for his hit on Tampa Bay wide receiver Adam Humphries last week. Davis took to Instagram to show his dissatisfaction with the fine stating that “Not a single part of this play was dirty! I love playing this game but if this was illegal then it’s time for me to retire!”

Davis will be appealing the ruling.

One week after bringing in former Panther who was traded to the Bills then back to the Panthers Kaelin Clay – who handled punt returns against Tampa last week, Ron Rivera states that running back Christian McCaffrey will be sharing punt return duties with Clay. Rivera had originally commented that Clay would take over punt return duties due to McCaffrey’s already full plate.

Center Ryan Kalil has been ruled out for Sunday with soreness continuing in his neck. Guard Trai Turner is listed as questionable but is expected to play. Running back Fozzy Whittaker is also questionable.

Also, Greg Olsen was eligible to return to practice this week after suffering a broken foot against the Bills. He expects to return to playing after the BYE week when the Panthers visit the Jets.


This Sunday the Panthers will host the team that blew a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl. This is also our “homecoming weekend” where Panthers fans from all chapters inside and outside the Carolinas will come together for a weekend filled with events!

Saturday afternoon from Noon until 4 stop by NoDa Brewing’s North Tryon Street location to grab a brew and show your Roaring Riot membership card and get a special tallboy can koozie! And have some Roaring Riot Rye Pale Ale while you’re there!

Then Saturday night from 7-10PM it’s the Homecoming Party at the WFNZ Dog House at the corner of Mint and Morehead Streets. Attendees have a chance to win two tickets to the game in the Roaring Riot section as well as two pregame field passes!

Of course on Sunday it’s Tailgate with a Purpose from 10AM until 12:30PM and we will be bringing out a special treat for this one – Southern Science is going to be providing their award-winning BBQ! Don’t miss this!

And of course if you can’t make it you can watch the game with any of our 36 chapters across the country!

Now, here are a couple of can’t-miss stories from the week:

Riot Report

Josh Klein writes that The Falcons-Panthers Matchup Hinges At The Center

Also don’t miss Vincent Richardson’s Point/Counterpoint: Was Trading Kelvin Benjamin The Right Move?

You’re all caught up on all of the Panthers news for the week!

The Panthers will be in Blue as they host the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. Kickoff is at 1PM. The forecast is calling for Sunday looks to be sunny with a high of 74°.

If you can’t enough Panthers podcasts check out our other podcasts: It Is What It Is with Zack and Josh discussing the Benjamin trade, some Tampa talk and why you certainly have the right to freak out about the trade, but maybe you shouldn’t.

Also the Blue Goose Cast where the KB-Signal is sent up for an emergency pod to discuss the trade of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Josh Klein joins Colin to discuss the value of KB and whether the offense is worse or better. Plus more!

Follow us on Twitter at RRiotPodcast, on Facebook at and on Instagram at RoaringRiotPodcast.

We will have a full podcast on Monday with a full game review, a look at other and we will look ahead to the Monday Night Football matchup between the Panthers and the Dolphins!

Previous Riot Rewinds

Riot Rewind week ending 11/3/2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unless you have been living under a rock you are aware that the Panthers sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo this week in exchange for a late 3rd and…

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Riot Rewind week ending 10/27/2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

News broke late Friday afternoon that Luke Kuechly has been cleared to play on Sunday. After meeting with an independent doctor Friday afternoon Kuechly has been released from the NFL’s…

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Riot Rewind week ending 10/20/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you missed our Tuesday podcast it was chock full of Panthers news and discussion. We covered the loss to the Eagles, looked ahead to this Sunday’s matchup against Chicago…

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Riot Rewind: Oct. 13, 2017: Eagles Recap

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Panthers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football by a score of 28 to 23. The Eagles defense dominated the Panthers throughout the game frustrating Jonathan Stewart…

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Riot Rewind week ending 10/6/2017: Pre-Lions news, “It’s Funny.”

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the week ending October 6th, 2017, Jayme here with a look at Panthers news and stories to get you ready for the game Sunday. === The Riot Rewind is…

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Riot Rewind week ending 9/29/2017: Patriots, Protests, Beantown Takeover

By Roaring Riot Podcast | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the week ending September 29th, 2017, Keith here with a look at Panthers news, the Roaring Riot Beantown takeover and touch on a couple of interesting stories to get…

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Riot Rewind 9/22/17: Olsen, Cruisin’ with Cam, Clay from @BlueGooseCast and Saints Talk

By Roaring Riot Podcast | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the week ending September 22nd, 2017. The Roaring Riot Podcast has partnered with Panthers Linebacker Jeremy Cash to help animals in Miami impacted by Hurricane Irma. Please visit…

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Riot Rewind: Roster Cuts

By Roaring Riot Podcast | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The fourth and final preseason game for the Panthers is in the books with the Steelers walking away with a last-minute scoring touchdown with seconds on the clock, defeating the…

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Riot Rewind: Week ending August 11, 2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, Lineback/Safety Jeremy Cash put a low hit on Christian McCaffrey and was removed from practice. On Tuesday the Panthers waived Safety Dean Marlowe after suffering an injury during…

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Riot Rewind Week Ending 7/28: Training Camp, Injuries, Former Panthers Drama

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday it was announced that interim General Manager Marty Hurney fired long-time director of pro personnel Mark Knocz. Knocz was promoted to that position in May by recently-fired General…

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News Blitz

News Blitzes are 3-4 minute mini-episodes where we cover late-breaking Panthers news and highlight Panthers coverage on several reputable web sites. All Podcast descriptions have links to sources in the description. To submit a story to the News Blitz please use the contact form below.

News Blitz: 9/2/2017 – The Final 53

September 2, 2017

The Panthers trimmed their roster to 53 today with several key players being cut from the team.

Among the significant cuts: Punter Andy Lee, Quarterback and Special Teams ace Joe Webb and local favorites Austin Duke and Ben Boulware.

Brenton Bersin was sent to Injured Reserve.

It is the first time the team has gone with only two quarterbacks since the 2013 season.

At running back in addition to Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey the Panthers kept Fozzy Whittaker, Cameron Artis-Payne and rookie draft pick Alex Armah.

At Wide Receiver rookie Curtis Samuel made the cut as well as Russell Shepard, Damiere Byrd and Kaelin Clay.

Drew: This just in…. Panthers traded WR Kaylen Clay to the Buffalo Bill per Adam Shefter

Other players to make the team: Rookie Taylor Moton and Greg Van Roten on the offensive line.

Jeremy Cash, Jared Norris and Ben Jacobs at linebacker.

Rookie Corn Elder and Cole Luke made the team at Cornerback.

As mentioned earlier, Andy Lee was waived making Mike Palardy the Panthers’ punter.

Interestingly enough the Panthers are keeping two kickers on the 53-man roster – for the moment. Reports have come in that the team is receiving interest in both kickers. As of the 4PM Saturday deadline, both Graham Gano and Harrison Butker are still with the Panthers.

Other significant moves throughout the league:

The Broncos have cut Safety TJ Ward. The current roster has only Colin Jones as backup at the Safety position. Ward would add needed depth and bring veteran experience to the Panthers’ secondary which currently lists only 3 players at the Safety spot.

Ashlyn: The Bengals have traded Former Panther cornerback Bene Benwikere was traded to Dallas Cowboys

Now, where’s what everyone is writing about around the web.

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Panthers reportedly showing interest in TJ Ward

Read the full roster breakdown at

We will have a full podcast next week where we will preview the first regular season game against the 49ers. Kickoff is at 4:25PM on Sunday September 10th.


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