For Cam Newton and Carolina, it’s over. With a whimper.

By John Ellis

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 cold, bleak, uniquely uncertain Tuesday afternoon in the Carolinas. We’ve all chronicled the story, but…

Rhule is Carolina’s guy. Now, who are Rhule’s guys?

By John Ellis

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 took a healthy portion of his Panthers staff with him. The Panthers didn’t seem particularly…

‪The Cam Conundrum: What to make of what you don’t understand

By John Ellis

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 steer away from this type of article, via-Ian Rapaport— pure speculation tossed together under the guise…

Film Room: Saints/Panthers: First Quarter

By John Ellis

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 Saints and Panthers on Sunday. The main takeaways: On defense, there’s a real problem with…