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Cat Scratch Reader Apr 16, 2021
CSR Weekend Warriors: GHOSTBUSTER!

CSR Weekend Warriors: GHOSTBUSTER!

Here’s a fresh weekend open thread just for you. If you need to convertOn 3rd and 10Who ya gonna call?(SAM DARNOLD!) It’s an all-out blitzAnd you’re scramblin’Who ya gonna call?(SAM DARNOLD!) DUN dun DUN dun DUN dun DUN dunDUN Dun dun-dun-dunDUN dun DUN dun DUN dun (He ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost)DUN Dun dun-dun-dun DUN dun DUN dun DUN dun DUN dunDUN Dun dun-dun-dunDUN dun DUN dun DUN dun (He ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost)DUN DUUUUUUUUNNNNN You shake that ‘backAnd you’re wide openWho ya gonna call?(SAM DARNOLD!) If you’re filled with dreadCuz you’re down...
Pats Pulpit Apr 15, 2021
Report: Jets turned down a first-round draft pick for Sam Darnold

Report: Jets turned down a first-round draft pick for Sam Darnold

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Related: The Scho Show: What the Sam Darnold trade means for the Patriots Earlier this month, the New York Jets sent Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for three total draft picks. The team received a sixth-round selection this year as well as second- and fourth-round picks in 2022 in return for its former starting quarterback. However, it seems as if the Jets could have gotten more. A lot more. According to NFL reporter Cecil Lammey, the team turned down a first-round offer from the San Francisco 49ers earlier during the offseason. The Jets...
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 15, 2021
Get your ‘Hey Darnold!’ t-shirt from our friends at BreakingT!

Get your ‘Hey Darnold!’ t-shirt from our friends at BreakingT!

In case you missed the biggest news story of Carolina’s offseason last week, the Panthers sent three draft picks (2021 sixth rounder, 2022 second rounder and 2022 fourth rounder) to the Jets in exchange for quarterback Sam Darnold. To celebrate Darnold’s arrival in Carolina, our friends at BreakingT have created a new t-shirt design for Panthers fans to support our new quarterback. As you can see in the photo, the shirt’s design (officially licensed by the NFLPA) features a quarterback preparing to throw a pass in front of a view of the Charlotte skyline...
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 14, 2021
Panthers go offense in Mel Kiper’s new mock draft, land pair of Alabama players

Panthers go offense in Mel Kiper’s new mock draft, land pair of Alabama players

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Kiper releases his new two-round prediction. The Carolina Panthers would take Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and center/guard Landon Dickerson in April’s upcoming NFL draft according to Mel Kiper’s newest two-round mock. Here’s what Kiper said about Carolina’s No. 8 overall pick, the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Smith. Also note how Kiper seems to be a supporter of new Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold: My appreciation for Sam Darnold’s potential is well-documented at this point, so I don’t see Carolina taking a quarterback here...
ClutchPoints Apr 13, 2021
Sam Darnold reveals gut-wrenching episode ahead of Carolina trade

Sam Darnold reveals gut-wrenching episode ahead of Carolina trade

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold had trade rumors revolving around his name pop up as early as during the regular season in 2020. With the New York Jets in a tailspin and an offense that couldn’t consistently move the ball, many pondered if a change at quarterback was the way to go. On the other […] The post Sam Darnold reveals gut-wrenching episode ahead of Carolina trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 13, 2021
How the Panthers can trade down in the first round (TWICE!) and win the draft (Part 1)

How the Panthers can trade down in the first round (TWICE!) and win the draft (Part 1)

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Let’s see what recent draft day trades tell us about the specific picks the Panthers could acquire by smartly trading back from No. 8 to later in the first round. Assuming a franchise quarterback doesn’t fall to Carolina at No. 8 and the team rolls with Sam Darnold in 2021, Carolina will have plenty of flexibility to do what I advocate every year: Smartly trade down! As the benevolent dictator of Trade Down Island I’ve shared TDI’s constitution before which outlines how to win the draft by effectively trading down. It starts by having...
New York Daily News Apr 12, 2021

Ex-Jet QB Sam Darnold gives first public address since being traded to Panthers

Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Sam Darnold spoke to the media during a zoom press conference after being traded from the Jets for a 2021 sixth-round pick and 2022 second- and fourth-round picks.
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 12, 2021
The Panthers have not yet picked up Sam Darnold’s fifth-year option

The Panthers have not yet picked up Sam Darnold’s fifth-year option

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Although it has been talked about like it was a formality and a given, according to Matt Rhule, that is not something the team has done yet. I was listening to Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule give a press conference today surrounding the trade for Sam Darnold, the draft, and how this affects the team and picked up an interesting tidbit while listening. Matt Rhule appears to have indicated that despite wide reporting to the contrary by ESPN, the Panthers have not yet acted on the fifth year option of their new quarterback, Sam...
ClutchPoints Apr 12, 2021
Sam Darnold’s eye-opening reaction to Jets trade

Sam Darnold’s eye-opening reaction to Jets trade

The Carolina Panthers worked swiftly and methodically in acquiring Sam Darnold from the New York Jets this offseason. After the Teddy Bridgewater experiment fizzled out after one season, the Panthers knew it was time to invest in another potential franchise altering quarterback. So, they threw a dart at the board in the direction of Darnold, […] The post Sam Darnold’s eye-opening reaction to Jets trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 12, 2021
Carolina still eyeing Deshaun Watson trade despite Sam Darnold acquisition

Carolina still eyeing Deshaun Watson trade despite Sam Darnold acquisition

Well folks, it looks like the Carolina Panthers are taking this idiom very seriously: the NFL is a quarterback’s league. Just a year after getting rid of franchise cornerstone Cam Newton and replacing him with arguably the best placeholder in the league in Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina recently managed to leapfrog both the San Fransisco 49ers […] The post Carolina still eyeing Deshaun Watson trade despite Sam Darnold acquisition appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 12, 2021
Ex-Jets staffer says Darnold can thrive in Carolina

Ex-Jets staffer says Darnold can thrive in Carolina

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Former coach talks up new Panthers quarterback to NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks. NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks says he had serious reservations about new Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold. But it seems as though Brooks could be changing his mind based on what he wrote in his latest column. Brooks spoke with a former New York Jets assistant coach who laid it all bare for readers. The former coach details why it went wrong in New York and made their feelings clear about Darnold’s ability: “The kid can play,” a former Jets offensive assistant...
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 9, 2021
When did it all go wrong for the Panthers and Teddy Bridgewater?

When did it all go wrong for the Panthers and Teddy Bridgewater?

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Examining the potential breakup as Carolina hopes to move on from its ex-starting quarterback. The Carolina Panthers are moving on following a disappointing 5-11 season in which quarterback Teddy Bridgewater couldn’t lead his team to the playoffs. The Panthers will now turn to former New York Jets first-round pick Sam Darnold, while Bridgewater will reportedly have several outside suitors awaiting his departure. When did it all go wrong between Bridgewater and Panthers owner David Tepper, general manager Scott Fitterer and head coach Matt...
ClutchPoints Apr 8, 2021
Teddy Bridgewater’s future with Panthers after Sam Darnold trade

Teddy Bridgewater’s future with Panthers after Sam Darnold trade

Now that Sam Darnold is in the mix at the quarterback position, the Carolina Panthers will have to decide what to do with veteran incumbent QB, Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers acquired the 23-year old QB from the New York Jets earlier this week, in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick, and fourth- and sixth-rounders in […] The post Teddy Bridgewater’s future with Panthers after Sam Darnold trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Cat Scratch Reader Apr 8, 2021
Panthers have ‘multiple teams’ interested in acquiring Teddy Bridgewater

Panthers have ‘multiple teams’ interested in acquiring Teddy Bridgewater

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Panthers may have a trade partner for Teddy Bridgewater after acquiring Sam Darnold from the Jets earlier this week. The Panthers gave Teddy Bridgewater permission to seek a trade after sending three draft picks to the Jets for Sam Darnold on Tuesday, and according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport there are several teams interested in acquiring Bridgewater from Carolina. Bridgewater has already found multiple teams interested in trading for him, Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network. ~Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk The...
ClutchPoints Apr 7, 2021
Panthers’ immediate roster move after Sam Darnold trade

Panthers’ immediate roster move after Sam Darnold trade

The Carolina Panthers are not done shopping following their blockbuster trade for quarterback Sam Darnold. They now have a shiny new cornerback to partner up their QB, as they agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos CB A.J. Bouye, per Darin Gantt of Panthers.com. Panthers find a starting corner in A.J. Bouye, filling in another big […] The post Panthers’ immediate roster move after Sam Darnold trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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