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NFC South notebook: Bucs on brink of losing Leftwich, Payton moves on from Saints

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The biggest NFC South headlines from SB Nation blogs

Let’s take a look around the NFC South and check out the latest SB Nation news and notes revolving around each team, starting with our Carolina Panthers.

Carolina Panthers

In Charlotte, the Panthers officially brought on former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo. In doing so, the team is signalling a desire to rely on a more veteran offensive coordinator presence after disposing of the 32-year-old...

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Bradley Smith

NFL Championships: Game times, TV schedule, online streaming, odds and picks

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Here’s all the info you need for the NFL playoffs this weekend.

The NFL is back in action with the AFC and NFC Championships this weekend, and both matchups should be quality entertainment. Below you will find the dates, times, TV networks, streaming options, betting lines and my thoughts on who will win each game. If you’re up for it, feel free to add your predictions in the comments.

All odds are courtesy of DraftKings...

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The Scratching Post: 1/27/22

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Here’s today’s open thread.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Feel free to use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it’s allowed by the site’s ToS, it’s fair game here.

You know the drill.

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Panthers 2021 rookie report card: Defense

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All four of the Panthers defensive rookies showed promise relative to where they were drafted.

Nothing gives NFL fans more hope than a fresh crop of rookies. In 2021 general manager Scott Fitterer, himself a rookie in his new role, drafted 11 players who have now survived their first professional seasons. Here’s how the year played out for each of the new faces on the defensive side of the ball.

Note: My grades reflect players’ production relative...

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The Scratching Post: 1/26/22

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s today’s open thread.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Feel free to use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it’s allowed by the site’s ToS, it’s fair game here.

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Panthers 2021 rookie report card: Offense

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Chuba Hubbard and Brady Christensen passed the test while Terrace Marshall needs to enroll in summer school.

Nothing gives NFL fans more hope than a fresh crop of rookies. In 2021 general manager Scott Fitterer, himself a rookie in his new role, drafted 11 players who have now survived their first professional seasons. Here’s how the year played out for each of the new faces on the offensive side of the ball.

Note: My grades reflect players’...

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Hiring Ben McAdoo is a small step forward, if not the leap we hoped for

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The fanbase is divided whether hiring Ben McAdoo to be the Panthers next offensive coordinator is a good thing, I’d call it a sensible thing.

Like I would assume was the case for many of you, when I found out the Carolina Panthers were hiring Ben McAdoo to be offensive coordinator, my first reaction was that of apathy. Not necessarily that I didn’t have feelings on the hire, but more so, general hangover from a disappointing season where the...

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Bradley Smith

The Scratching Post: 1/25/22

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Here’s today’s open thread.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Feel free to use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it’s allowed by the site’s ToS, it’s fair game here.

You know the drill.

This is now an open thread!

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Panthers officially announce Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator

It was reported on Friday that the Carolina Panthers were set to name former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as their new offensive coordinator. 

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Panthers bolster cornerback, offensive line in two new mock drafts

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Daniel Jeremiah, Pro Football Focus both release their first mock drafts

While many foresee the Panthers making an immediate investment into the offensive line in April’s upcoming NFL draft, not every ‘draft guru’ sees it that way.

In Daniel Jeremiah’s 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0, the NFL.com writer has the Panthers taking cornerback Ahmad Gardner out of Cincinnati to pair up with last year’s first-round selection, cornerback Jaycee Horn. While it would make...

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The Scratching Post: 1/24/22

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s today’s open thread.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Feel free to use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it’s allowed by the site’s ToS, it’s fair game here.

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NFL Divisional Round Sunday open game thread

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The NFL playoffs continue today with two more Divisional Round games.

The NFL Divisional Round concludes today with two games for your entertainment. The first game is an NFC matchup between the Rams and Buccaneers, and the second game is an AFC battle between the Bills and Chiefs.

You can find all the information you need to catch all both games as they happen live below.

NFL Divisional Round Sunday Rams (4) vs. Buccaneers (2)

Date: Sunday, Jan. 23

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Matt Rhule eyeing Michigan job if Jim Harbaugh bolts for NFL?

Rhule, and potentially other head coaches in the NFL, may set their sights on the Michigan opening, should current head coach Jim Harbaugh be drawn to Las Vegas.

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NFL Divisional Round Saturday open game thread

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The NFL playoffs continue today with two Divisional Round games.

The NFL playoffs continue today with the Divisional Round, and we have two games on tap. The first game is an AFC matchup between the Bengals and the Titans, and the second game is an NFC battle between the 49ers and the Packers.

You can find all the information you need to catch both games as they happen live below.

NFL Divisional Round Saturday Bengals (4) vs. Titans...

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Panthers HC Matt Rhule interested in replacing Jim Harbaugh at Michigan?

If Jim Harbaugh leaves Michigan to return to the NFL, the Wolverines will reportedly have strong interest from a pretty big name.

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Matt Rhule reportedly interested in Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan job

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The current Michigan coach may be interested in an NFL job, while the current Panthers coach might be interested in an off ramp.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora is reporting that Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule “would be very interested” in an open head coaching position at the University of Michigan. Current Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is apparently a top target for the Las Vegas Raiders job.

La Canfora also reports that Rhule was interested...

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Panthers to hire former Giants HC Ben McAdoo as OC

McAdoo still has a ways to go before he can climb his way back into HC consideration, but the Panthers are enthusiastic about what he can do for their offense in 2022.

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CSR Weekend Warriors: Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers

Here’s a fresh weekend open thread just for you.

Feel free to use this thread to hang out over the weekend and chat about whatever you want (just make sure you follow the ToS ... the rules still apply here) with anyone who decides to stick around.

Oh, and please do not forget...

RaSHaWn sLaTer IS jUSt a guaRD.

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NFL World Reacts To Latest Panthers Coaching Decision

The Carolina Panthers are heading into the offseason on a rough note. Head coach Matt Rhule posted another five-win season and the team once again has questions at the quarterback position.

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Panthers reportedly expected to hire former Giants HC Ben McAdoo as OC

As a head coach, McAdoo posted a 13-15 record in the regular season and 0-1 mark in the playoffs with the Giants.

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