Don’t panic yet, it is early in a short week.
Brian Burns (ankle) and Justin Houston (calf) were among other notable names on the report. The team did not give much more information about any of these injuries, but there is likely some additional caution from the team given they are traveling to the West Coast on a short week to face the Seattle Seahawks this...
Panthers coach Frank Reich on Bryce Young ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/PZyFnBbTDZ
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) September 20, 2023
Frank Reich led his press conference with the obvious: Bryce Young missed practice with an ankle injury. The quarterback’s foot then obviously became the central focus of the press conference. Reich didn’t offer much about the nature of the injury or how it was sustained. Reich said they didn’t know what play Young suffered the injury, nor did they believe it affected his Monday Night Football performance. I wonder if the injury happened on the big running play where Young...
Let’s take the temperature of Panthers fans after two weeks of football
The 2023 Carolina Panthers have had a slow start to their season. So slow, in fact, that disappointed fans could be seen streaming out of the stadium during the fourth quarter of their Monday Night Football home opener this week.
Having had a couple days to sit on that game, we’d like to ask you two questions about the state and direction of the Panthers. First, as always, will be a general confidence question regarding the direction the Panthers are currently heading. Second, we’d love to know if...
Chris Simms hasn’t been a Bryce Young fan from the beginning. His reservations stemmed from his diminutive size and what he believed, at the very best, adequate arm strength.
Youn'g’s lackluster opening to his rookie season with an 0-2 start has Simms fortifying his position, asking if he was the Panthers, “damn, did we really draft him with the #1 pick.” Simms believes both CJ Stroud and Anthony Richardson look a clear notch ahead of Young.
Simms does measure his criticism by noting the weapons surrounding Young are lackluster and placing some blame on Frank Reich. Overall, Simms remains unimpressed...
Which Panthers saw their stocks rise and fortunes fall in Week 2?
The Carolina Panthers fell to 0-2 on the young season after falling 20-17 to the New Orleans Saints. With Week 2 in the books, and a second straight NFC South loss, here’s what’s rising and falling with the Carolina Panthers.
Adam Thielen’s battle against Father Time. Adam Thielen is 33 years old and in his 10th NFL season, so he’s essentially the Methuselah of wide receivers. After a very quiet debut with the Panthers of two receptions for 12 yards, the two-time Pro Bowler led the...
The Panthers are likely without their top veteran defender for the rest of the season.
The Panthers losses continued to pile up after a loss to the division rival New Orleans Saints on Monday. It looks like a key piece to the defense will be unavailable for most of, if not the rest, of the season.
The Panthers undisputed leader of the defense suffered a leg injury after a play was called dead against the Saints on Monday. He was clearly in a lot of pain and frustrated as most of the Panthers sideline came out to convey their support....
Welp, a disappointing Week 1 Week 2 is in the books once again for the Carolina Panthers faithful. A rough start for Bryce Young and company has translated to a rough opinion of the team held by the oddsmakers over at Draftkings Sportsbook. Yes, I was able to lift this paragraph pretty much whole cloth from last week because that’s the kind of start Carolina is having to the 2023 season.
Having two out of three phases of the game in order isn’t too bad.
Two weeks of Carolina Panthers football has shown two separately disappointing offensive performances and two promising defensive efforts. Frank Reich’s 2023 Panthers squad can generously be described as starting slow. Whether they show improvement or not, they are currently miles away from being able to compete.
Today we’re going to highlight a couple of individual performances, quickly call a duck a duck, and then point our eyes firmly forwards.
We might as well rename this as...
The offense continues to struggle while the defense does its best to hang on.
Bryce Young didn’t hit 100 yards passing until garbage time as the Carolina Panthers offense was dominated by the New Orleans Saints defense en route to the Panthers’ second loss in as many games. The game script was strikingly similar to the Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, but the Panthers were able to string together a late touchdown drive to make the final score respectable.
The first quarter followed a similar script to the start of the season opener. The Panthers...
The Panthers defensive leader went down with an apparent leg injury.
In an unfortunate chain of events, Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson got rolled up on after the play was over on defense. He appeared to be in a great deal of pain, and the Panthers came out to show their support.
Hoping for the best for Shaq, and hopefully the Panthers defense can step up in his absence.
Number one overall pick time!
Bryce Young entered Bank of America Stadium for his first game as the Panthers franchise quarterback.
The Panthers take on the Saints in Week 2 of the 2023 season.
The Panthers are at home on Monday night to welcome the Saints to Bank of America Stadium in a game that both teams want to win so they pick up a crucial victory against a divisional opponent. The Panthers are slight underdogs in this one according to DraftKings Sportsbook, but we all know that Panthers-Saints games cannot be accurately predicted, no matter how good or bad either of the teams are. You should always go into this game expecting chaos, and chances are that’s what you will...