Riot Rewind

The Riot Rewind is produced each Friday. It is a 5-minute (or so) summary of Panthers news and stories you have missed during the week.

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 practice at Fan Fest on Friday night.

On Wednesday the Panthers opened the preseason with a win over the Houston Texans 27-17. Highlights from the game include a jumping touchdown by Kelvin Benjamin, the debut of Christian McCaffrey, a more stable offensive line, an aggressive defensive line and the emergence of Damiere Byrd.

Defensive Tackle Vernon Butler went down during the game. Though the injury looked bad an MRI shows there are no torn ligaments in his knee so it can be considered a sprain. Optimistic predictions for Butler’s return are 2 to 3 weeks with some even more optimistic saying 1 week. Jeremy Igo at Carolina Huddle is a little more realistic predicting Butler’s return around week 3 against the New Orleans Saints on September 24th, though he could be eligible to return earlier against San Francisco or Buffalo but, as Igo writes, why risk further injury?

The preseason isn’t fairing well for some former Panthers. With the Vikings Mike Remmers put on a poor performance that gave way to an early quarterback sack. With the Saints Ted Ginn dropped a catch in the end zone and Mike Tolbert failed to convert on 3rd-and-1.

On Friday Bryan Strickland at Panthers.com reported that Curtis Samuel’s minor strain on his hamstring is keeping him away from practice. There is no timeline for Samuel to return to the field.

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Here are the can’t miss Panthers stories from around the web:

Riot Report:

Carolina Panthers Training Camp Position Battles: Preseason Week 1 Update

Carolina Huddle:

Is Christian McCaffrey the real deal?

The Panthers travel to Nashville for the second pre-season game to face the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is at 3PM on Saturday August 19th. The Rocket City Roaring Riot from Huntsville, Alabama will be hosting a pre-game tailgate party. We will have all of the details on our next full podcast later next week.

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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 Manager Dave Gettleman.  Knocz had been with the Panthers organization since 1994 when he started in the ticket office as an intern, later to be hired on in the football operations department.

On Tuesday as players arrived at training camp in Spartanburg it was announced that DE Ryan Delaire and WR Charles Johnson were released from the team. Delaire failed his physical while Johnson was waived/injured after knee surgery. The Panthers added former Packers and Seahawks Center Greg Van Roten.

Rookie Curtis Samuel arrived at training camp in an unconventional fashion: he was dropped off by his mom.

Training Camp officially kicked off Wednesday in Spartanburg!

Coach Ron Rivera remarked that Cam Newton looked a bit rusty but quickly returned to form as be began throwing for the first time since his shoulder surgery earlier this year.

Get used to hearing “Cam to McCaffrey” as several plays involved Cam and CMC.

On Thursday

Amini Silatolu was spotted working out with the second team at the left tackle position. Silatolu was drafted by the Panthers in the second round in 2012. He started as right guard in 15 games of the 2012 season and did not play last season. He was re-signed by the Panthers earlier this season.

On Friday

After what started as a relatively quiet and uneventful camp, the first fight broke out between offensive lineman Dan France and Safety Dezmen Southward. The skirmish was quickly broken up.

Also on Friday two cornerbacks missed practice: Captain Munnerlyn was limited to the stationary bike.

Bill Voth of the Panthers reports rookie Corn Elder underwent an MRI in Charlotte on Thursday which showed a stress fracture of his patella. Elder is considered week to week at this point but Erik Sommers writes for Cat Scratch Reader that this injury is rare and slow to heal so Elder could expect to land on Injured Reserve.

Sommers also reports that at Punter Andy Lee holds the favorite over Michael Palardy and Kelvin Benjamin dropped a couple of catchable passes.

Curtis Samuel sat out with a hamstring injury as did Ryan Kalil who is still recovering from a shoulder injury from last season.

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Here are the can’t miss Panthers stories from around the web:

Riot Report:

The Riot Report is getting into full swing as Josh Klein reports on training camp and also has an article that Cam Newton is ready to win. Sean Mauk writes about A. Duke in the Queen’s City (as in, Austin Duke) and don’t miss Jesse Fraetis’ photo gallery from training camp.

Training camp reports are regularly published at the Riot Report.

NFL.com has their ranking of the 400 current NFL players with 16 Carolina Panthers players making the list. Charles Johnson, Andrew Norwell, Mario Addison, Shaq Thompson and Jonathan Stewart ranked in between 301 and 387. In the 200’s are Kurt Coleman, Julius Peppers, Kelvin Benjamin, Star Lotulelei and Trai Turner. Cam Newton ranked at number 162. In the top of the ranking are Kawann Short, Ryan Kalil, Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen with Luke Kuechly coming in at number 4.

At USA Today Panthers Wire

The Panthers offense is ranked 12th in the NFL by ESPN.

Also, Tim Weaver reports Former Panther and current New England Patriot Kony Ealy is making waves in New England – and not the good kind. Ealy missed the first day of training camp Thursday and it had nothing to do with injury. When pressed about his absence Ealy said, “You have to ask Coach Bill (Belichick). Me and him had something going on.”

Weaver notes that Belichick is well known for his zero-tolerance attitude toward players who violate the slightest team code and that this may put Ealy on thin ice.

Former GM Dave Gettleman traded Ealy to the Patriots earlier this season after which Ealy threw a bit of shade at his former team stating how much better New England is than the Panthers.

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Riot Rewind week ending 7/21/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Drew here with a look at Panthers news headlines for the week ending July 14th, 2017.

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Here is a quick recap of this week’s Panthers news:

What last weekend appeared to be a mundane week for the Panthers was anything but when Monday general manager Dave Gettleman was relieved of his duties. Jerry Richardson made the announcement via Panthers.com.

The Roaring Riot Podcast was released on Tuesday where we discussed in-depth the Gettleman firing.

More coverage of Gettleman’s firing and Hurney’s hiring can be found at various sources including The Riot Report, Carolina Huddle, USA Today Panthers Wire and more links which can be found at Roaring Riot Podcast.com.

On Wednesday it was confirmed that former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney was brought in to serve as interim general manager. Hurney joined the Panthers front office in 1998 and was promoted to General Manager in 2002. He served as GM until October 2012 when he was fired after the Panthers abysmal 1-5 start. After he was fired the Panthers lose the following game against the Bears and former coach John Fox eventually finishing the season 7-9.

One day after bringing back Hurney, on Thursday the Panthers announced a 4-year, $45-million-dollar contract extension for offensive lineman Trai Turner. ProFootballTalk reports that Turner received a $15-million-dollar signing bonus. Cat Chronicles reports that Turner’s agreement makes him the NFL’s second-highest paid right guard behind Cleveland’s Kevin Zeitler {Zite-ler} who inked a 5-year, $60-million-dollar agreement with $23 million guaranteed. Find more at The Riot Report,

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Here are the can’t miss Panthers stories from around the web:

Riot Report:

Sean Mauk has a great breakdown of rookie cornerback Corn Elder. A fifth round pick out of Miami, Corn is expected to quickly mature under recently acquired Captain Munnerlyn.

NFL.com has an excellent read:

Kevin Patra from NFL.com is reminding everyone that Cam is throwing with teamates in workouts. Cam and his receivers are at the Under Armor Training Facility in Baltimore Maryland where Cam is getting to know his offensive weapons.

USA Today Panthers Wire:

Tim Weaver points out the Panthers played more zone than any other team in 2016. At 79 point 9 percent of snaps out of a zone concept, the Panthers were nearly 5 percent higher than the next team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Please note: the Rewind is written throughout the week and our omission of news of the release Michael Oher is purely and 100% the fault of Dave Gettleman and no one else, especially the staff of the Roaring Riot Podcast.

Riot Rewind week ending 7/14/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The big news out of the Panthers this week is that tickets to Fan Fest on August 4th will cost $5 each with a limit of 6 tickets per household. The $5 cost will go to the Carolina Panthers Charities, benefiting charities in North and South Carolina. Still the $5 fee was not well received by some, for an event that in the past has been free. Last year the Panthers gave away free tickets online which overwhelmed the TicketMaster site and the previous year record attendance was recorded at Fan Fest. In recent years the Panthers have moved Fan Fest from a Saturday afternoon practice to Friday nights, featuring videos, performances by the Top Cats cheerleaders, Purrcussion, Panthers practice and a fireworks and laser show.

Again, Fan Fest is Friday August 4th from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Tickets will be made available next Saturday, July 22nd at 10AM. Get the link for tickets by going to Panthers.com and clicking on Fast Fest Tickets in the Hot Topics section.

Here is a quick recap of this week’s Panthers news:

On Sunday Cam Newton appeared on ABC in a revamp of the new $100,000 Pyramid.

Monday

News initially broke about Fan Fest tickets which was confirmed Tuesday.

The latest edition of the podcast also dropped on Tuesday in which we covered Cam’s appearance on the 100-thousand dollar Pyramid, the baby named Cameron Luuuuke, our 2017 way-too-early season predictions and much more!

On Thursday Forbes reported that the Panthers rank as one of the Top 50 most valuable sports franchises.

Now, here is a look at some of the can’t-miss stories from around the web. Links to all of these stories are at RoaringRiotPodcast.com. You can also get links directly to these by touching on the cat/microphone logo on the Apple Podcasts app.

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With Game of Thrones returning on July 16th the Panthers put together a quality video prior to training camp titled, “Wofford is Coming.”

Riot Report:

2016 Rookie Class Profile: James Bradberry

NFL.com has an excellent read:

The Plan to Save Superman

USA Today Panthers Wire:

Panthers OT Michael Oher to show up for training camp

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Riot Rewind week ending 6/30/17: Cam, 89 and our must-read stories of the week!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fourth of July weekend edition!

Darin Gantt broke the news today at Pro Football Talk that Thomas Davis would like a contract extension before training camp begins. The 34 year-old linebacker has spent his entire career with the Panthers. After returning to the game after three ACL surgeries and playing in the Super Bowl with a broken arm, Davis is an icon within the organization. Davis has expressed interest in playing only for the Panthers. Additional coverage can be found at the Riot Report and USA Today’s Panther’s Wire.

Other news:

Panthers.com in-depth interview with Cam Newton.

Daryl Williams says that the right tackle spot is his and how he plans to keep it.

Safety Dance: A Look At Coleman & The Crew

Steve Smith on why he may be suspended if he re-signed to an NFL team, even for just a day: USA Today Panthers Wire and the Charlotte Observer have more on Smith’s interview.

Must-read stories from the hosts:

Drew

Ashlyn

Jayme

Keith

More Panthers stories from around the web:

Riot Report:

Ranking The NFC South: Head Coaches

USA Today Panthers Wire:

Panthers roster ranked No. 10 in the NFL by Pro Football Focus

Riot Rewind: Week Ending 6/23/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Monday the Panthers released their training camp schedule. In the latest edition of our podcast we included a survivor’s guide for training camp. The Riot Report also published a handy guide to Training Camp.

At Carolina Huddle, Jeremy Igo interviewed Austin Duke.

On Tuesday NFL.com released another ten of their Top 100 rankings with Luke Kuechly coming in at #20.

Late Tuesday night after we wrapped up the podcast (of course) word dropped that Greg Olsen is looking to restructure his contract.

On Wednesday reports emerged that Olsen may hold out from training camp if a new contract is not in place.

Also on Wednesday our friends at Carolina Cat Chronicles released a podcast episode of “Where’s That Cat Now?” featuring an interview with Jason Peter.

On Thursday PantherNation was sent into two tizzies. First, in reaction to a photo Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted on social media. In the photo Brown is shown practicing catches while wearing Greg Olsen’s old helmet. Nothing more than that.

Second, former Washington Redskins Offensive Lineman Ross Tucker retweeted @SECBooger, “People I talk to in Carolina tell me Cam’s not a leader and not well liked by a lot of his teammates.”

Cat Scratch Reader has a great summary of the tweet exchange.

But Thomas Davis wasn’t going to let it go at that. Tim Weaver at USA Today Panthers Wire wrote in an article, that Thomas Davis dismisses the Cam Newton rumor as ‘Fake News’ and summed it up it nicely with, in reference to TD, “If anyone knows what’s going on in Carolina’s locker room, it’s the 13-year veteran.”

On Friday, Erik Sommers wrote at Cat Scratch Reader an article titled, “Two Years Ago Yesterday [June 22nd, 2015], Cam Newton Proved Once and for All he IS a Great Leader” where he refers a photo from a tweet from 2015. Sommers writes, in reference to the photo in the Tweet:

Cam Newton visiting one of the victim’s families immediately following the Charleston church shooting. You can find details on that story below, but the gist is that Cam Newton, without alerting anyone at all, took it upon himself to visit and help these families try to heal. He did so completely anonymously until one of the families members’ tweeted out this photo.

Sommers’ articles includes a link to the 2015 story.

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Here is your Panthers news roundup of stories around the web:

Riot Report:

Outside the Riot

Panthers.com

Gettleman: “It’s Time” For Panthers Wideouts

Charlotte Observer:

Panthers rookie tackle Taylor Moton looked up to Julius Peppers – as a 1st-grader

Cat Scratch Reader:

Dave Gettleman is Excited about the Panthers this Year, and You Should be Too.

USA Today Panthers Wire:

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart led NFL in percentage of yards after contact

Panthers linebackers lead NFL in interceptions over last 5 years

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