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  • Luke Kuechly Eyeing Coaching/Consulting Gig?

    Pro Football Rumors "Earlier this week, linebacker Luke Kuechly surprised many by announcing his retirement. While the 28-year-old may be done playing in the NFL, it sounds like he has an interest in sticking around the league. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo doesn’t think..." January 18

  • Chris Long Praises Former-Panthers' LB Luke Kuechly For Early Retirement, 'It's A Dangerous Game'

    TMZ "Chris Long says he's proud of Luke Kuechly for hanging up his cleats early ... telling TMZ Sports the NFL is "a dangerous game." "People got families," the former Eagles and Patriots Super Bowl champ says. "Good for..." January 18

  • On new labor deal, “ball at the 30 yard line and going in”

    Pro Football Talk "Despite posturing that is both predictable and necessary to getting a deal done, a new labor agreement seems to be on the horizon. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT, the “ball [is] at the 30 yard line and going in.” While the source added..." January 18

  • Best Performances in NFL Conference Championship History

    12 Up "We've reached the penultimate weekend of the NFL season as the final four teams -- the 49ers, Chiefs, Packers, and Titans -- will slug it out to win their respective conferences and punch a ticket to Super Bowl LIV. Throughout the years we have seen a..." January 17

  • T. J. Houshmandzadeh Obviously Didn't Watch the Panthers if He Thinks D.J. Moore Did "Nothing"

    The Big Lead "T. J. Houshmandzadeh appeared on Speak For Yourself on Thursday and talked about the Carolina Panthers. Or, at least he talked about a version of the Carolina Panthers that exist in some universe that is not our own. Houshmandzadeh called out Panthers' receivers D.J. Moore and..." January 17

  • Ben McAdoo interviews with Panthers, Jaguars as NFL return possible

    New York Post "Ben McAdoo’s NFL exile may be nearing an end. The former Giants head coach coach interviewed with the Panthers for an assistant coaching position on new coach Matt Rhule’s staff, The Athletic reported. Former Chargers coach Mike McCoy also interviewed for an..." January 17

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. proud of Luke Kuechly’s retirement decision

    Pro Football Talk "NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. was willing to walk away from his sport because of his own fear of concussions. So seeing Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly retire at the peak of his abilities this week wasn’t a sad moment for him as a Carolinian, but a happy..." January 16

  • This story shows Luke Kuechly’s crazy dedication to football

    Larry Brown Sports "Luke Kuechly announced his surprising retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, and the amount of respect he commanded throughout the league was evident. The lifetime Carolina Panthers linebacker received praise from many of his teammates, coaches and colleagues. Kuechly was dedicated to..." January 16

  • 3 Linebackers Panthers Should Draft After Surprise Luke Keuchly Retirement

    12 Up "The Carolina Panthers might have to rethink their entire draft strategy, as they will likely be inclined to use one of their two Top 40 picks on an inside linebacker following the shocking retirement of seven-time All-Pro legend Luke Kuechly. In a thin LB class, things are..." January 16

  • 49ers' Star LB Has Sobering Remarks After Luke Kuechly’s Retirement

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly shocked the football world by announcing his retirement Tuesday night at the young age of 28 after earning seven Pro Bowl trips. Though, it was just a continuation of star players retiring in the prime of their careers in..." January 16

  • Ben McAdoo, Mike McCoy interview with Panthers "Matt Rhule is eyeing veteran coaches for his staff. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday former NFL head coaches Ben McAdoo and Mike McCoy are interviewing for positions with the Carolina Panthers, per sources informed of the situation. The Athletic's..." January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Panthers expected to trade Cam Newton in March

    The Spun "The Panthers have had a total overhaul over the last few years, from ownership down to new head coach Matt Rhule. That could continue to trickle down to the quarterback position, where Cam Newton has been the franchise guy since being the No. 1 overall pick in 2011. Injuries have..." January 16

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Luke Kuechly’s retirement could nudge Panthers toward rebuild

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers owner David Tepper is not one to sandbag. While introducing new coach Matt Rhule last week, Tepper was practically bragging about his willingness to spend his way to success, and he spoke openly about the bright future of his team and its new..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Luke Kuechly can join Gale Sayers as only 34-year-olds in the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "Luke Kuechly‘s surprise retirement means he’ll first be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Class of 2025. If Kuechly is inducted on the first ballot, he’ll join Gale Sayers as the youngest Hall of Famers ever. Kuechly is 28 years old and turns 29 in..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • All-Pro Linebacker Luke Kuechly Retires at 28

    The Big Lead "Panthers All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly has announced his decision to retire via the team's Twitter account on Tuesday night. This is pretty surprising news. Kuechly is only 28 and just finished up his eighth NFL season. But it's not as shocking as, say, Andrew Luck's..." January 14

  • LSU offensive genius Joe Brady lands with Carolina Panthers

    New York Post "Joe Brady, the mastermind behind LSU’s national championship offense, will become the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator, according to ESPN. The 30-year-old Brady is considered one of the most highly touted up-and-coming offensive coaches in football, thanks to..." January 14

  • Panthers’ David Tepper speaks out on Luke Kuechly’s surprising retirement

    Clutch Points "The news of Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly deciding to retire has shocked the NFL world. Kuechly, who was drafted by the Panthers with the ninth overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, has been one of the best defensive players in the league for the past eight..." January 14

  • Eagles deny Panthers permission to interview Andrew Berry for Executive VP

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers reportedly requested permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles executive Andrew Berry for their vacant executive vice president position.  Mary Kay Cabot of was first to report this development. Interestingly, the Eagles are..." January 13

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • Olivia Culpo to Christian McCaffrey: Stuff me into these tight-ass pants

    TMZ "Christian McCaffrey really is one of the best utility players in the game ... not only can he run and catch ... he can also squeeze super hot models into the tightest pair of leather pants!!! The Carolina Panthers superstar came in clutch for his incredibly attractive..." January 13

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Pats' Bill Belichick refused to allow Josh McDaniels to move up interviews despite playoff loss

    CBS Sports "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refused to allow longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to move up his scheduled interviews with teams interested in him as a head coaching candidate to the start of this week, league sources said, at the same time he pushed special..." January 11

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • Matt Rhule interested in LSU’s Joe Brady for Panthers’ OC gig

    Yardbarker "After agreeing to a record-breaking deal to become the Carolina Panthers head coach , Matt Rhule is now working to put together his coaching staff and he’s reportedly set his focus on one of the top offensive minds at any level. According to The Football..." January 10

  • Slow start to interview process limited Josh McDaniels’ options

    Pro Football Talk "As Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviews for the head-coaching vacancy in Cleveland, whether he gets any job in the current cycle comes down to one and only one shot, barring a delayed-reaction firing, retirement, or resignation. The Panthers and Giants wanted to..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • Josh McDaniels’ Agent Cost Him Coaching Position in Carolina

    Heavy "In the week following an early playoff exit for the New England Patriots, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was set to interview with a trio of franchises for a head coaching position. But before he could even meet with the first two teams, the New York Giants and the Carolina..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09

  • Ranking Tom Brady's best fits in NFL free agency if QB leaves Patriots

    Sporting News "The Tom Brady sweepstakes will soon begin. While the Patriots and the greatest quarterback of all time work to figure out whether they should or shouldn't part ways in the 2020 NFL offseason, the situation feels like Peyton Manning in 2012 all over..." January 09

  • Report: Panthers eyeing Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow for DC job

    Yardbarker "Matt Rhule‘s move from Waco, Texas, to Charlotte will likely result in another coach making the same trip. Rhule has identified Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow for the same role with the Panthers, according to Joe Person of The Athletic. This..." January 09

  • NFC South ‘pissed’ at Panthers owner David Tepper for Matt Rhule’s contract

    The Spun "Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper made waves this week when he hired Matt Rhule as his team’s head coach on a staggering seven-year, $60 million contract. While it’s his money to spend how he wants, the other NFL owners don’t appear pleased with what Tepper..." January 09

  • NFL owners know the league has a diversity problem and they don't care

    USA Today "The Rooney Rule will be useless until NFL owners acknowledge the real problem. Themselves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials can compile all the lists they want, consult every diversity expert there is and even browbeat owners into interviewing minority..." January 09

  • 5 Teams That Could Trade up With Lions for Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have a mighty tempting option that became available to them in terms of their standing in the NFL Draft with the news that Tua Tagovailoa would be skipping his senior season to head to the NFL. Now, with Tagovailoa on the board, seemingly anything is..." January 09

  • Early birds: The Ravens got ahead with a new, cerebral identity

    The Score "These aren't your father's Ravens. Heck, these Ravens - the ones that rattled off 12 straight wins to claim the AFC North and top seed in the conference - are vastly different from the overpowering and intimidating units that won two Super Bowls and contended for several..." January 09

  • NFL Games Were 41 Of The 50 Most-Watched Television Broadcasts Of 2019

    Daily Snark "FYI: The NFL is not dying. Of the 50 most-watched television broadcasts of 2019, 41 of them were NFL games. Of course, the most-watched broadcast is Super Bowl 53 but the lists also includes of regular season games that were more entertaining than anything else. " January 09

  • Panthers Owner David Tepper Appeared To Grab His Wife’s Butt During Matt Rhule’s Press Conference

    12 Up "The Carolina Panthers reeled in one of the most sought-after coaching names on the market, luring former Baylor Bears coach Matt Rhule to Charlotte thanks to a tantalizing seven-year contract offer. Panthers owner David Tepper apparently got a little too excited at the..." January 09

  • David Tepper Non-Committal On Cam Newton’s Panthers Future

    Pro Football Rumors "Cam Newton is recovering from foot surgery and has one season remaining on his Panthers contract. Team owner David Tepper did not halt speculation that the former MVP will be traded. While the second-year owner obviously did not indicate Newton would not be part of the..." January 09

  • Panthers owner: New coach Matt Rhule can build team for '30 or 40 years,' be Carolina's Chuck Noll "David Tepper took a seat in his office and reached for a cup of hot tea. He’s got a lingering cough from a cold. He’s been busy – busier than usual – trying to identify the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers. But cough be damned, Tepper was all smiles..." January 08

  • Matt Rhule on taking Panthers job: “It just seemed like the right fit”

    Yahoo! Sports "Just a week ago, new Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule had stated an intention to remain as the head coach at Baylor and even declined an opportunity to interview for the head coaching position with the Cleveland Browns. Rhule remained open to..." January 08

  • Evolution Of State Laws Will Make It Harder For NFL To Ban Marijuana

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount. Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit..." January 08

  • Panthers coach Matt Rhule will retire the infamous smock worn at Baylor

    Clutch Points "Sometimes there are questions that matter. Sometimes there are questions thatreally matter. The question of if Matt Rhule will wear his infamous smock as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers goes into the latter category. While rebuilding the University of..." January 08

  • Matt Rhule seems to suggest Cam Newton will remain with the Panthers

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers’ decision to hire former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule raised a lot of eyebrows around the league on Tuesday. It could also lead to a change of philosophy at the quarterback position. For a long time now, it’s been a foregone..." January 08

  • Redskins’ Ron Rivera could look to steal Panthers GM

    Distinct Athlete "The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday made some major news by hiring former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. It’s one of the highest-profile hirings of the young winter. This comes mere months after general manager Marty Hurney and Co. surprisingly fired longtime head coach Ron..." January 08

  • Giants declined to match Matt Rhule's contract with Panthers

    Newark Star-Ledger "If Matt Rhule was among the Giants’ top head coaching candidates, for the position they hired Joe Judge to fill Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers and billionaire owner David Tepper opened up the checkbook in a big way to lure the New York City native to the..." January 08