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Which position do you want the Panthers to draft first — safety or defensive end?

The Panthers need to add players at both safety and defensive end, but which one would you rather pick first?

Today we’re continuing our “would you rather” series with a more broad discussion. Instead of asking which specific players you’re interested in, this time I want to know which position you’d rather address first.

It’s no secret that the Panthers need to find at least one safety and defensive end before the start of the 2018 season. There are a lot of good draft prospects...

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Taylor Moton brings versatility, value to O-line

Panthers' second-round draft choice got limited reps as a rookie, something that speaks to the depth of a line that could be looking for a starting guard.

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Trying to win time of possession is dumb and stupid

Controlling the clock is a pillar of many NFL coaches’ philosophies. It’s a shame it doesn’t actually matter.

Establishing the run and controlling the clock are central tenets among coaching staffs throughout the NFL. A couple of weeks ago, we looked at how establishing the run and being successful with it really doesn’t affect wins and losses. Now we’re going to look at time of possession and why worrying about it is a total waste of time.

Below are two scatter plots showing the...

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New offensive coordinator may benefit Cam Newton, but what about Derek Anderson?

With Cam Newton having a rather mediocre 2017 season and being vulnerable to injury, the Panthers have an important decision looming on a backup QB.

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The Scratching Post: 2/19/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume.

Charlotte artists create ‘Black Panther’ art for the Panthers | Lavendrick Smith, Charlotte Observer
The Carolina Panthers asked graphic artists in Charlotte to create team art inspired by Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie. Creations featured everything from Cam Newton dressed as T’Challa to...

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Billy Marshall

Film room scouting report on Derrius Guice

The Panthers need to start looking towards a future without running back Jonathan Stewart. Could LSU prospect Derrius Guice fill that void?

Background

Despite having a five star label attached to his name, Derrius Guice has had to work for his success. Guice was in Leonard Fournette’s shadow during his first two years in Baton Rouge. Regardless, Guice still produced at a high level.

Guice stepped in for an oft injured Fournette in 2016 and produced 1387 yards on 7.6 yards per carry. Guice...

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Film room scouting report on Isaiah Oliver

The Panthers could look to improve their secondary in the draft. Could Isaiah Oliver be the right player for the job?

Background

Isaiah Oliver was born with athletic bloodlines. His father, Muhammad, was a world-class decathlete. He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1992 draft and played in the NFL for five seasons. Not only is Isaiah a stand out on the football field, but he is also a high level track athlete. Oliver was a member of Colorado’s track team for two seasons and was a two...

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Steph Curry hints he may be involved in bid to buy Carolina Panthers

Steph Curry hinted on Saturday that he may have involvement in a bid to buy the Carolina Panthers.Curry was asked by the Charlotte Observer’s Katherine Peralta at NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles whether he has any involvement in buying the Panthers. Peralta says Curry was pretty quiet on the subject and that he hinted he may have something going.“It’s ongoing. I’ll just leave it at that for now. It’s ongoing,” Curry said, via Peralta.Peralta also speculated that Curry may...

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Bradley Smith

Mike Mayock lists his top five prospects at each position

NFL Network’s lead draft analyst shares who he thinks teams should target in the 2018 NFL Draft.

NFL Network’s draft analyst Mike Mayock has released his top five players of each position for the 2018 NFL Draft. He doesn’t provide any explanation for his choices, other than the assumed “film study” that he does for each of these players. But, even though he doesn’t provide any reasoning for his rankings, the information is still worth discussing.

Because there are some positions...

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CBS Sports gives Cam Newton a deep threat in their latest mock draft

Jared Dubin of CBS Sports gives the Panthers a deep playmaker with the No. 24 pick in his latest mock draft.

Jared Dubin of CBS Sports has published his latest mock draft, and he has taken the popular route in mock drafts and given the Carolina Panthers a wide receiver for quarterback Cam Newton.

24. Carolina Panthers - James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

The Panthers finally found an offensive rhythm down the stretch of the 2017 season, but it was painfully clear for most of the year that...

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Former Georgia LB Thomas Davis surprises Carolina Panthers fan in hospice care

Former Georgia LB Thomas Davis is nearing the end of NFL career, but the Carolina Panthers star is still beloved by the hometown fans. On Friday, Davis was able to spread some joy to Kenneth Smith, a hospice care patient who was married to his longtime girlfriend on Wednesday. Upon hearing Smith’s story, Davis said it was important to him to stop by and visit the huge Panthers fan, who got married in team gear (via The-Dispatch.com): “It is always important for our fans to know and...

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The Panthers could be in the market for a backup quarterback this offseason

Joe Person of the Observer believes the Panthers could be shopping for a backup quarterback this offseason. Should they sign a veteran free agent, or draft a late-round prospect?

According to a report from Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers could be in the market for a backup quarterback this offseason now that Derek Anderson is a free agent.

Derek Anderson, Newton’s backup for each of his seven seasons, is eligible for free agency in March. Anderson did not have a...

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Scott Turner hopes to get the best out of Cam Newton

New quarterbacks coach Scott Turner spoke with Max Henson of Panthers.com about what to expect from Cam Newton in 2018. Max Henson from Panthers.com spoke with Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Scott Turner on what we can expect from quarterback Cam Newton in 2018, and Turner had some interesting thoughts on the subject. “What he has done has really refined his game, really become a pro, but he’s going to play his way,” Turner said. “He’s going to run – that’s what makes...

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Scott Turner hopes to get the best out of Cam Newton

New quarterbacks coach Scott Turner spoke with Max Henson of Panthers.com about what to expect from Cam Newton in 2018.

Max Henson from Panthers.com spoke with Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Scott Turner on what we can expect from quarterback Cam Newton in 2018, and Turner had some interesting thoughts on the subject.

“What he has done has really refined his game, really become a pro, but he’s going to play his way,” Turner said.

“He’s going to run – that’s what makes...

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Panthers to increase ticket prices in 2018

Going to a game at The Vault will cost a little more next season. According to a report by Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers will increase ticket prices by a small amount for the 2018 season. Phil Youtsey, the team’s executive director of ticketing and sponsorships, said in an interview Thursday night that the majority of seats in Bank of America Stadium will see an increase of $1 to $6 per seat per game. But all seat prices will increase to some degree after...

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Panthers to increase ticket prices in 2018

Going to a game at The Vault will cost a little more next season.

According to a report by Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers will increase ticket prices by a small amount for the 2018 season.

Phil Youtsey, the team’s executive director of ticketing and sponsorships, said in an interview Thursday night that the majority of seats in Bank of America Stadium will see an increase of $1 to $6 per seat per game. But all seat prices will increase to some degree after...

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Marty Hurney still favorite for Panthers' GM job

Marty Hurney has been cleared of wrongdoing by the league office and he’s once again in the catbird seat to move forward as the team’s GM. Hurney remains the favorite for the Panthers’ permanent GM post and things could be finalized soon, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears.  [RELATED: Panthers’ Marty Hurney Reinstated]From the get-go, there were whispers that the GM job was never really available, despite the Panthers interviewing three other candidates for the job. The...

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Panthers GM cleared by NFL investigation

The Carolina Panthers reinstated Mary Hurney as interim general manager after an NFL investigation cleared him of harassment charges.

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Marty Hurney reinstated as interim general manager, per reports

The NFL found no evidence of wrongdoing on Hurney’s part, so the team has reinstated him as interim general manager.

According to a report on the team’s official website, the Carolina Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after NFL officials found no evidence that he violated the personal conduct policy.

The Panthers placed Hurney on paid administrative leave on Feb. 4 when the NFL began an investigation into whether Hurney violated the league’s Personal...

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Panthers reinstate GM Marty Hurney

Marty Hurney is back with the Panthers. On Friday, the Panthers announced that they have reinstated the interim GM after the completion of a league investigation into harassment allegations. “Its been a very long two weeks for Marty and his family,” Hurney’s attorney, Kathleen Lucchesi, said in a statement (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s David Newton). “In this digital age, it’s nearly impossible to overcome suspicion, defend yourself, and clear your name once the court of public...

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