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 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 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.

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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!

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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!

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 concussion protocol.

Our Tuesday Podcast looked back at the loss to the Bears as we broke down the Panthers’ breakdown. We also preview the upcoming game against the Buccaneers.

Earlier this week the Panthers once again signed wide receiver Kaelin Clay. The Panthers originally sent Clay to Buffalo in exchange for cornerback Kevon Seymour. The Panthers now have Clay back after claiming them off of the Buffalo waiver wire. Safety Demetrious Cox was placed on injured reserve to make room.

Also on Tuesday the Panthers signed kicker Roberto Aguayo to the practice squad as insurance against Graham Gano’s recent issue with knee aggravation. Aguayo was originally drafted in the second round by Tampa Bay in 2016 and has not fared well in the league but he is looking for a fresh start in Carolina.

Graham Gano was a no-show at practice on Friday but his absence is not related to his sore knee from last week but rather from a nasty bout of the flu.

Trai Turner, who injured his knee in Chicago also resumed full practice.

Kurt Coleman fully practiced this week. Coleman has been nursing a sprained MCL sustained in the matchup against New England. Coach Rivera expects Coleman to start on Sunday though he is listed as questionable. Also questionable: Graham Gano, Ed Dickson with an ankle injury and fullback Alex Armah with a hamstring.

Ryan Kalil did not practice Friday as his neck injury has resurfaced. Kalil is listed as out for Sunday as are running back Fozzy Whittaker and offensive tackle John Theus. Ron Rivera remarked that putting Kalil on injured reserve has not been considered.

Happy 24th Birthday, Panthers! This Thursday marked the 24th anniversary of the team’s founding in 1993.

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On November 5th the Panthers will host the Atlanta Falcons. This will also be what we at the Roaring Riot are calling our “homecoming game” where Panthers fans from all chapters inside and outside the Carolinas will come together for an incredible weekend of events and – we hope – a Panthers win!

We are excited to partner with WFNZ in Charlotte and will be partying the Saturday night before at the WFNZ Dog House at the corner of Mint and Morehead streets just behind the stadium! Roaring Riot members can purchase tickets for just $28.03 which includes a special Homecoming t-shirt.

Now, here are your can’t-miss stories from the week:

Riot Report

Josh Klein lines ‘em up by previewing the upcoming trench battles in Tampa.

Don’t miss Vincent Robinson’s two takes on why the Panthers loss to Chicago did not come down to just 3 plays as he breaks down the running and passing games.

Panthers.com

October 26, 1993: Carolina Panthers are born – read all about the day the Carolina Panthers came into the NFL.

Charlotte Observer

Scott Fowler notes that the Panthers have only one interception this season which was in the season opener against San Francisco when Luke Kuechly picked off Brian Hoyer. Fowler believes that streak ends Sunday as Jameis Winston has thrown 7 interceptions in 4 games against the Panthers.

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

The Panthers don their black uniforms in Tampa as they take on the Buccaneers this Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1PM.

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Riot Rewinds are produced every Friday during the season. News Blitzes are produced as big news breaks.

We will have a full podcast on Monday with a full game review, plus a look at how other games impact the Panthers and we will look ahead to the Panthers home game against the Atlanta Falcons who, as you may recall, missed a field goal attempt from the 28 yard line in just a little over 3 minutes into the 3rd quarter in their game against the Patriots.

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 and covered the keys to the game as well as the matchups we want to see. We got serious gave out our first Lifetime Ban and finished up with my thoughts on Winston-Salem, Ashlyn’s love of stuff with a frosted rim, Jayme’s delight in seeing the People’s Elbow in a touchdown celebration and Drew’s obsession with lime trees. You heard that right.

After the loss to the Eagles on Thursday night football the Panthers have had a few extra days to prepare for their match with the Bears on Sunday.

Luke Kuechly had been in the NFL’s mandated concussion protocol throughout the week but did fully practice on Thursday. It was announced Friday that Kuechly will not play Sunday. David Mayo will get the start in Kuechly’s place.

Kelvin Benjamin left practice early Thursday with a sore knee. In week 3 Benjamin went down on his left knee after being tackled from behind after which he was held out the rest of the game. Benjamin is expected to play Sunday.

Other inactives for Sunday include running back Fozzy Whittaker, tackle John Theus and backup safety Demetrius Cox.

Two team captains who have been out with injuries are expected to return Sunday. Kurt Coleman and Ryan Kalil are expected to be back in action.

Kalil has been nursing a sore neck since the Buffalo Bills game in week two. He practiced last week but did not play since the Panthers had a short week with the game on Thursday night.

Kurt Coleman has missed the last two games after suffering a knee injury against New England. Coleman was expected to be sidelined for a month but he did practice on Wednesday.

Finally, in former Panthers news, the Detroit Lions have claimed Brad Kaaya off of waivers. The Panthers released Kaaya after signing linebacker Andrew Gachkar. Kaaya was drafted by the Lions in the sixth round in the 2017 draft.

On November 5th the Panthers will host the Atlanta Falcons. This will also be what we at the Roaring Riot are calling our “homecoming game” where Panthers fans from all chapters inside and outside the Carolinas will come together for an incredible weekend of events and – we hope – a Panthers win!

We are excited to partner with WFNZ in Charlotte and will be partying the Saturday night before at the WFNZ Dog House at the corner of Mint and Morehead streets just behind the stadium! Roaring Riot members can purchase tickets for just $28.03 which includes a special Homecoming t-shirt.

Now, here are your can’t-miss stories from the week:

Riot Report

Josh Klein lines up the Panthers and the Bears by taking a look the Offensive and Defensive lines.

Panthers.com

Max Henson writes that Curtis Samuels’ Time is Coming

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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 and the running game. At one point Jim Zoke of the Panthers broadcast teams remarked that Jonathan Stewart secured the record for most rushing yards this season but that could be taken away as Stewart had 8 rushing attempts for negative four yards during the entire game.

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The Panthers also turned over the ball 3 times.

Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly left the game in the second quarter and is officially in the concussion protocol. This is his third concussion in 3 years. Kuechly missed 3 games following each of his previous concussions.

Before the half the Graham Gano could have attempted a 58-yard field goal but the Panthers remarked that the winds were not favorable to try such a long attempt.

Pro Football Focus gave Panthers Defensive Tackle Star Lotulilei a 36.5 performance rating.

Finally, Panthers and Charlotte Mecklenburg police are investigating an incident during Thursday’s game where a Panthers fan sucker-punched an older fan, bloodying his face. The person punched was a PSL owner who had been loudly complaining about the fan standing in front of him during the game. The graphic video has been shared on Instagram and national news and sports sites.

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On November 5th the Panthers will host the Atlanta Falcons. This will also be what we at the Roaring Riot are calling our “homecoming game” where Panthers fans from all chapters inside and outside the Carolinas will come together for an incredible weekend of events and – we hope – a Panthers win!

We are excited to partner with WFNZ in Charlotte and will be partying the Saturday night before at the WFNZ Dog House at the corner of Mint and Morehead streets just behind the stadium! Roaring Riot members can purchase tickets for just $28.03 which includes a special Homecoming t-shirt.

Now, here are your can’t-miss stories from the week:

Riot Report

Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Snap Counts – Josh Klein features a sortable table of players, their position and offensive, defensive and special teams snaps.

Luke Kuechly Enters Concussion Protocol For Third Time In Three Years

Nowhere to run for Panthers against Eagles

Panthers.com:

6-Pack: Turnover troubles

Charlotte Observer:

Carolina Panthers report card vs. Eagles: Only one thing saved RBs from an F

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

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Riot Rewinds are produced every Friday during the season. News Blitzes are produced as big news breaks.

We will have a full podcast next week with a full game review, plus a look at how other games impact the Panthers plus we will look ahead to the Panthers visit to the windy city to take on the Bears.

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.

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There is never a break from controversy when it comes to the NFL, and this week featured Cam Newton.  During a press conference, Cam responded to a question about Devin Funchess’ route running from reporter Jourdan Rodrigue with “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. … It’s just funny.”  

In the fallout over this comment, the narrative has been that his words are sexist and degrading to women.  Subsequently, Dannon yogurt pulled a sponsorship deal from Cam.  The incident also dug up history on Rodrigue, prompting her to release an apology for an offensive twitter comment she made in 2013.  On Thursday, Newton issued a public apology to all women for his comments.  

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LB, Jeremey Cash has reached an injury settlement with the Carolina Panthers.  Cash has been saddled with a calf injury that had him on the injured reserve after missing 2 straight games.  Upon his release from the injured reserve on October 3rd, he is free to sign with any team as a free agent.

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Panthers sign safety Jairus Byrd.  Byrd is being brought into shore up the defense after Kurt Coleman suffered a sprained MCL against the Patriots.  He was a 3 time pro-bowler with Buffalo before moving to New Orleans, who released him this past March.  Byrd will the place of another Byrd on the Panthers’ roster; WR, Damiere Byrd was placed on the injured reserve after breaking his arm in the win over the Patriots.

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The Panthers also signed Safety Dezmen Southward from the practice squad this week and signed LB Zeek Bigger to the practice squad.

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A few Panthers received awards this week.  

Julius Peppers won his 7th Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Foxboro where he sacked Tom Brady twice.

Luke Kuechly was named to Pro Football Focus’ 1st-quarter all pro team.

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The injury list justs keeps getting longer for the Panthers.  I already mention ed that Jeremey Cash was released from IR.  Daeshon Hall, Knee, and Damiere Byrd, arm have been placed on injured reserve. Kurt Coleman, Knee, Demetrious Cox, Ankle, and Ryan Kalil, Neck, are all out against Detroit this Sunday.  Mario Addison, Knee, Matt Kalil, groin, and Julius Peppers, Shoulder, are all listed as questionable.  Kelvin Benjamin has been limited participation in practice all week long for his minor knee issue, but is expected to play.
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On November 5th the Panthers will host the Atlanta Falcons who, you may recall, blew a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl. This will also be what we at the Roaring Riot are calling our “homecoming game” where Panthers fans from all chapters inside and outside the Carolinas will come together for an incredible weekend of events and – we hope – a Panthers win!

The Roaring Riot has a special commemorative t-shirt for the homecoming game that celebrates the Falcon’s 25 point collapse.  At https://roaringriot.com/products/roaring-riot-got-rocked-homecoming-gear   you will find the Roaring Riot “Got Rocked” Homecoming Gear.  The deal includes the homecoming t-shirt and SB51 scoreboard rally towel .  This package cost $28 dollars and 3 cents.

Be sure to check the Roaring Riot Instagram account every week as a different RR chapter takes it over during every game!

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Now, for a quick look at the

Riot Report

Josh Klein: Line ‘Em Up series:

In two separate articles, Josh breaks down the Panthers Defensive Line.  vs. the Lions O-line, and then Panthers O-line vs. the Lions D-line.

Sean Mauk: 5-4-3-2-1: A Panthers/Lions Preview Countdown

We’ve got questions about what’s going to happen in this game…and we’ve also got a bold prediction that will certainly buck the Panthers season-long turnover trend.

Check out the latest episode of the Blue Goose Cast powered by the Riot Report where they discuss the recent events with Cam Newton and his latest dustup; then thankfully move on to the matchup against the Detroit Lions.

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Finally, the Panthers are 3 point underdogs against the Lions; the over under is set at 44 points.

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

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Riot Rewinds are produced every Friday during the season. News Blitzes are produced as big news breaks.

We will have a full podcast next week to review the Lions game and look ahead to Thursday Night Football vs. the Eagles.

Thank you for listening and Go Panthers!

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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 you ready for the game Sunday.

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During a politically charged weekend when several teams and players knelt in protest during the National Anthem, the Panthers were one of two teams in the league to refrain from participating in the protest. Defensive End Julius Peppers was the only member of the team to stay in the locker room in protest.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn told WFNZ that he and other teammates felt threatened if they protested.

On Monday Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson issued a statement which read, in part, “politicizing the game is damaging and takes the focus off the greatness of the game itself and those who play it.”

On Tuesday Panthers players met with Richardson at his home to discuss their feelings about the protests. Richardson assured the players there would be no repercussions by the team if they opted to participate in a protest but he warned that public opinion may not be as forgiving.

Cam Newton has indicated that he may participate in a protest this weekend.

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During Sunday’s match with the Saints Kelvin Benjamin was brought down with a rodeo-style tackle which appeared to hyperextend his left knee. Benjamin sat out the rest of the game with ice on his knee. MRI results showed there were no tears and we received word this week that Benjamin is expected to start against the Patriots.

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera has committed to donate $50,000 to help fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Rivera’s father is from the US territory. Ric Elias, the CEO of Fort Mill, SC-based Red Ventures is raising funds for relief efforts with a goal of $10 million.

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Luke Kuechly has admitted that he got away with a holding call on Rob Gronkowski during a Monday Night Football game in 2013. The final play was controversial as the Patriots marched down the field with Brady attempting to connect with Gronkowski in the west end zone. Officials threw a flag and then picked it up saying Brady’s pass was  uncatchable.

Kuechly admitted during a conference call with the New England press that he “might have gotten away with one.” The Panthers won that game with a score of 24-20.

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The Panthers’ Friday injury lists Curtis Samuel, Daryl Worley, Ryan Kalil, Daeshon Hall and Jeremy Cash all out against New England Sunday. Kalil has been nursing a hurt neck making this the 3rd game in a row he has missed.

The current betting line has the Patriots as 9-point favorites over the Panthers.

Remember, with the next Panthers win Cam Newton will surpass Jake Delhomme for the most wins in team history.

The Roaring Riot has rolled into Boston this weekend for our Beantown takeover! In a weekend packed with festivities, Roaring Riot members will be taking in a Red Sox game at Fenway park plus having a big welcome party at The Banshee, where the Beantown Riot chapter meets. And of course Sunday everyone will be heading to Gillette Stadium to cheer on our Carolina Panthers.

Our podcast co-host Ashlyn will be there! Please stop by and say hello! Also be sure to say hi to our friend Denn from the Keep PounDenn podcast!

On November 5th the Panthers will host the Atlanta Falcons who, you may recall, blew a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl. This will also be what we at the Roaring Riot are calling our “homecoming game” where Panthers fans from all chapters inside and outside the Carolinas will come together for an incredible weekend of events and – we hope – a Panthers win!

We will have a special commemorative t-shirt for the homecoming game! I have seen it and I think you are going to love it. Look for the design to be revealed next week!

Be sure to check the Roaring Riot Instagram account this week as the Gate City Riot in Greensboro, NC will be taking it over during the game!

Now, here are your can’t-miss stories from the week:

Riot Report

Josh Klein: Line ‘Em Up: Panthers Offensive Line vs. Patriots Defensive Line

Can the Panthers defensive line bounce back to the dominance of the first two weeks against a Patriots line that has not played well in 2017?

Sean Mauk: Safety Play Will Be Critical Against The Patriots: Do The Panthers Have The Personnel?

We examine what concepts work best against the Patriots and come to the conclusion that the safety is easily the most important defender against the Patriots.

Check out the latest episode of the Blue Goose Cast powered by the Riot Report where Colin Hoggard gives his thoughts on the national anthem protests and the team’s response to it from the perspective of a Carolina native, a Panthers Historian, and an Air Force veteran.

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

If you like what you hear please take a moment to rate us on iTunes or the Apple Podcasts app. We would appreciate a 5-star rating. If you would like to leave a review we would appreciate it as well and it will help others find us.

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Riot Rewinds are produced every Friday during the season. News Blitzes are produced as big news breaks.

We will have a full podcast next week to review the Patriots game and look ahead to the Lions.

Thank you for listening and Go Panthers!

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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.

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Again, that’s RoaringRiotPodcast.com/animals/. And thank you from Jeremy and us at the podcast.

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The Riot Report has partnered with the Blue Goose Cast! We are excited to have our Riot and podcast family growing! With me now is Clay from the Blue Goose Cast!

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On Monday

It was revealed that Greg Olsen suffered a broken foot during the second quarter. Olsen is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks.

On Tuesday

Alex Armah was promoted from the practice to the active roster. Armah was drafted in the sixth round of this year’s draft and is a jack-of-all-trades with college experience at the tight end and defensive end positions.

On Tuesday our full podcast dropped in which we discussed the win over the Bills, Jayme looks at other 2-0 teams’ histories, we chat with Roaring Riot Director of Chapter Services Jamie Pruitt and we introduce a new special in-season award: The Remmie. We also look at what others are saying about the Panthers upcoming matchup with the Saints.

Also on Tuesday several Roaring Riot members were treated to a two hour cruise on Lake Norman with Cam Newton. Members got to mix and mingle with the Panthers quarterback, enjoy dinner and cruise around Lake Norman. You can enjoy such fan experiences but only if you are a Roaring Riot member! Join today at RoaringRiot.com.

You can read all about it in a couple of articles at the Riot Report.

On Thursday

With the Panthers promoting Alex Armah to the active roster wide receiver and Charlotte native Austin Duke was added back to practice squad. Fellow wide receiver Keyarris Garrett was placed on injured reserve.

On Friday

Pro Bowl Center Ryan Kalil has been ruled out Sunday due to a sore neck. Tyler Larsen is expected to start in his place. Coach Rivera says he does expect Ryan to return but did not say when.

The current betting line has the Panthers favored by 6 points over the Saints.

With a win against the Saints on Sunday Cam Newton will surpass Jake Delhomme for the most wins in team history.

Now, here are your can’t-miss stories from the week:

Charlotte Observer

Scott Fowler: Stop misusing McCaffrey — and my Panthers-Saints prediction

“I am tired of watching Christian McCaffrey run between the tackles.

If you own a Ferrari, you do not take it to a demolition derby.”

Jourdan Rodrigue: Cam Newton’s nicknames for Panthers teammates: A running guide

A few of them:

Jonathan Stewart: “Beef Stew”

Austin Duke: “Dookie”

Thomas Davis: “The Mayor of Charlotte”

Christian McCaffrey: “C-Mac”

Olsen and McCaffrey combined: “The Caucasian Killers”

Greg Olsen: “Greg”

Carolina Huddle

Breakout game for Christian McCaffrey? Panthers vs Saints

No excuses – Panthers offense must score big against Saints

Panthers.com

Draft Kings Pickin’ It Week 3 (spoiler alert: it’s the Panthers across the board)

USA Today Panthers Wire

Former Panthers CB Charles Tillman training to join the FBI

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

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Riot Rewinds are occasionally produced every Friday. News Blitzes are produced as news breaks.

My group, the Capital Riot in Washington, DC, will be taking over the Roaring Riot Instagram account this Sunday! Watch it to see how we roar it up in the nation’s capitol!

We will have a full podcast next week to review the Saints matchup and look ahead to the Patriots.

 

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 Panthers 17-14. During the exhibition, which included 4 Panthers turnovers, Wide Receiver Curtis Samuel and Cornerback Zack Sanchez left the game with injuries.

Unlike in the past where NFL teams would trim their rosters from 90 to 75 and then to 53 all cuts are now happening before 4PM on September 2nd.

So far, as of this recording on Friday afternoon, the following players have been released:

Offense:

WAIVED

POS PLAYERS

TE Bryce Williams
CB Devonte Johnson
DT Gabriel Mass
DE Arthur Miley
C Brian Folkerts
DT Connor Wujciak (I did the best I could with it)
DE Efe Obada

Terminated

WR Trevor Graham

CB Zack Sanchez was waive-injured.

To injured reserve:

OT Dan France
OL David Yankey
CB Teddy Williams
WR Fred Ross
TE Scott Simonson

As Bryan Strickland at Panthers.com notes:

Efe Obada didn’t count toward the 90-man roster and is now free to sign with any team. As a fledgling member of the league’s International Player Pathway Program, he may be signed to any other team’s roster or 10-man practice squad after cuts, or he could be an exempt 11th member of the Panthers’ practice squad who then wouldn’t be eligible for promotion to the 53-man roster.

Follow the growing list of cuts at the Riot Report and Panthers.com.

We will have a News Blitz after all of the cuts are in and a full podcast next week as we preview the first game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Riot Rewinds are occasionally produced every Friday. News Blitzes are produced as news breaks.

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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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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