Pregame Notes: Steelers at Panthers

By John Ellis

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 include one extra team per conference. We tend to agree with this move in principle,…

One Panther Rewind: Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton – 2015

By John Ellis

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—intents to retire from football prior to the 2019 season. It’s a stunning development, not just for your humble analyst here, but for NFL…

The Game Notes: Patriots 10, Panthers 3

By Ross Ellis

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 return week one. We’ll see. In the meantime, no need to obsess over it. The…

Panthers at Patriots: The OPP Pre-Game Six Pack

By John Ellis

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 for a Lombardi Trophy (that’s 19 years running, now), have a few new wrinkles and…