Panthers look solid in Rivera’s debut

The Carolina Panthers may have defeated the New York Giants 20-10 Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium, but the bigger win was the replenishment of hope in the heart of every Panthers fan. The Panthers moved the ball downfield, despite missing several offensive starters. Jimmy Clausen’s first pass down the middle of the field…

Things to watch – Giants at Panthers

The Giants visit Bank of America Stadium this evening to take on the Carolina Panthers in both teams’ preseason opener. With the abbreviated offseason, the Panthers have a big disadvantage due to their coaching staff overhaul. – which QB will emerge? This is the predominant storyline this preseason, with Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen battling…

Panthers Fan Fest Observations

Despite the possibility of inclement weather and oppressive heat 15,000 fans came to get a glimpse of the 2011-12 Carolina Panthers at their annual Fan Fest event Saturday afternoon. Because of the shortened offseason, Head Coach Ron Rivera deviated a bit from the traditional Fan Fest lineup, which included a controlled scrimmage between the offensive…

Newton impressive on and off the field

The NFL’s top rookie put on a show for the roughly 15,000 fans that came out to Fan Fest this afternoon. Newton threw deep passes with ease, often hitting receivers perfectly in stride or threading the needle right into their arms. Then he’d scramble for a first down, or throw a perfect fade into the…

Rivera: No scrimmage at Fan Fest

One of the longest running traditions is coming to an end this Saturday. The Carolina Panthers will not be running a controlled scrimmage at Fan Fest, according to Head Coach Ron Rivera. “We can’t,” Rivera said on Thursday. “We need to use it as a teaching practice. The one thing we will do different is…

Fan Fest to start at 4pm on Saturday

The Carolina Panthers will host their annual open house this Saturday from 2:30 pm to 6 pm, which is a departure from previous seasons when the event was held much earlier in the day. Bank of America stadium will open at 2:30 pm, however the two-hour practice isn’t scheduled to start until 4 pm. Events…