Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid called out Cam Newton on social media and the two got into a quick exchange. Matt Slocum AP Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid called out Cam Newton on social media and the two got into a quick exchange. Matt Slocum AP Panther Tracks News (and everything else) on the Carolina Panthers Panther Tracks 76ers star Joel Embiid calls out Panthers QB Cam Newton. Is he ready to switch sports? By Langston Wertz Jr. [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story March 12, 2018 10:32 AM OK, so news broke over the weekend that E-commerce billionaire Michael Rubin is a potential bidder to buy the Carolina Panthers. Rubin, among other holdings, owns a piece of the Philadelphia 76ers’ NBA team. So 76ers star Joel Embiid, as outspoken and as a fun-loving an NBA player since Shaquille O’Neal, got wind of the news. And Embiid made sure to let Panthers QB Cam … [Read more...] about 76ers star Joel Embiid calls out Panthers QB Cam Newton. Is he ready to switch sports?
Apologies for this being such a short post today (wait, was that cheering I heard?) because I spent too long working on this column for Thursday’s print editions about former 49ers coach Bill Walsh and the way he continues to cast a shadow on Sunday’s game and the NFL as a whole. Bill Walsh The best part about reporting the column was phoning up George Seifert, who succeeded Walsh as 49ers head coach, and spending about 20 minutes picking his brain about Walsh and football today. In retrospect, I’m realizing that George was one of the best men I’ve covered over the years. He was never overly buddy-buddy with the media but always honest and tried to answer questions as best as he could. He also had that cool NorCal outdoors vibe and spent a lot of time fishing in the offseason, often on his boat that was docked in Bodega Bay. At age 76, he’s now enjoying retirement as much as anyone I know. The most interesting thing that didn’t make … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 50 Countdown-Four Days To Go: Does Anyone Remember The San Francisco Demons Of The XFL? One Carolina Coach Does. Also, Is The Super Bowl Media Crush Getting To Cam Newton? Christopher Walken & Liam Neesen
You knew we couldn’t get through a Super Bowl week without some law enforcement activity involving a player on one of the rosters. So after today, you can check that box. Ryan Murphy, a practice squad defensive back for the Denver Broncos, was questioned in connection with a Tuesday prostitution sting at a motel not far from Mineta San Jose International Airport. The Broncos are staying a few miles away at the Santa Clara Marriott. Murphy was not arrested but his brother was, along with a female suspect. Nevertheless, the Broncos sent Murphy back to Denver for the rest of the week. Here’s our complete story: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_29466910/san-jose-broncos-safety-detained-questioned-sheriffs-prostitution Other players are being more circumspect. The most amusing sighting occurred at a downtown San Jose taqueria, La Victoria, where a twitter user with the handle of @soadman posted a photo of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton standing … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 50 Countdown-Five Days To Go: Cam Newton Visits A Taqueria, The Panthers Won’t Pose For Pictures, An Attempted Theft Of A Giant Foam Finger . . . And More!
The 2018 NFL scouting combine takes place in Indianapolis this week, and it’s a sure bet that the Panthers will take a hard look at the receivers who could provide immediate help for quarterback Cam Newton. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, whose annual pre-combine conference call took place Monday afternoon, said his top route-runners in this draft are Calvin Ridley (Alabama) and Christian Kirk (Texas A&M). Ridley (6-1, 188 pounds) and Kirk (5-11, 200) excel in creating space, and Kirk has been projected by several analysts to the Panthers at No. 24. Ridley may be long gone. They would provide an immediate fix for the problems of last season: Lack of separation, lack of precision in route-running, timing issues and some drops at crucial moments. They’re also versatile, although Mayock said he expects the bulk of their targets in the NFL to come from out of the slot. The Panthers have a promising option already on the roster at slot receiver in Curtis Samuel. … [Read more...] about NFL Network’s Mike Mayock: To best help Cam Newton, get a receiver like …
When the Patriots’ Tom Brady didn’t shake Nick Foles’ hand after Sunday’s Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, some NFL fans called him a sore loser. It also sparked a heated internet argument over Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton “doing the same thing” when the Panthers lost to Peyton Manning in the 2016 Super Bowl. Even media outlets like Fox News have joined the debate. Problem is, Newton did shake Manning’s hand and there are photos to prove it. It’s a fake story, false rumor, or out right lie. Take your pick. Newton’s countless fans have been arguing the point for days and they apparently won, as apologies and corrections have begun to spread on Twitter. In the process, Panthers fans have asked a lot of questions about why Newton was dubbed a sore loser forabruptly exiting a post Super Bowl press conference after losing in 2016, while Brady is not being called out by the national media for making little effort to find Foles … [Read more...] about Twitter erupts over talk Cam Newton didn’t shake hands after Super Bowl 50 loss