Josh Norman will be the NFL’s best-paid cornerback after signing a five-year, $75m deal with Washington today that guarantees at least $50m for the former Panthers star.
The Carolina Panthers not only can’t agree to a long-term deal with cornerback Josh Norman, but they won’t even have him for the upcoming season. The team announced today that it has withdrawn its franchise tag offer, which makes Norman an unrestricted free agent.
The Boerboel, a.k.a the South African Mastiff, is one of the biggest dog breeds in the world. Adults can top 200 pounds, and they were bred to guard farms and diamond mines down in South Africa. Look at this huge pup. His head’s the size of a dang Mini Cooper.
Players on both Super Bowl teams were slipping and sliding on Levi’s Stadium’s notoriously bad turf, but this video, of Michael Oher being pushed backward despite having his feet planted, is especially comical:
Von Miller’s strip-sack of Cam Newton with just over four minutes left to play will surely go down as the most memorable play of Super Bowl 50. But it’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if Miller had reached Newton just a second later. Based on the coaches film, it looks like the Panthers were in for a big…
Von Miller’s second strip-sack of Cam Newton, which led to a touchdown that put the game away, will probably end up being the only long-memorable play from this Super Bowl. Not just because it was a crucial swing, but because it’ll forever be open to interpretation. What was Cam thinking?
Seahawks rookie defensive end Frank Clark, whose team lost to the Panthers in this year’s divisional round, has some thoughts about Cam Newton:
Here are some opinions a reasonable person can hold, simultaneously and without friction:
Here’s a simultaneously hilarious and tragic bit of video that might throw a few kinks into everyone’s Cam Newton takes:
If you hate Cam Newton, then yesterday was your Christmas because, in the span of roughly four hours, the Broncos defense systemically took apart Newton’s offense, his season, and his reputation. I spent the entire fourth quarter of that game expecting to Newton rediscover his mojo and make the game competitive.…
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who tore his ACLs on three separate occasions in his NFL career, was already known for his resiliency. So, when Davis broke his right arm in the NFC championship game, had surgery, and vowed to play in the Super Bowl, his promise was taken seriously.
It’s fitting, maybe expected, maybe even inevitable that a player as defined by his personality and his image as Cam Newton will end up be questioned just as much for his words as for his actions. It’s not unfair either. For as understandable as Cam Newton’s terse, depressive press conference may have been, it’ll be…
It was not a particularly thrilling game, occasionally a sloppy one, but that doesn’t mean the Super Bowl wasn’t good, not if you appreciate work on both sides of the ball. There is something uniquely enjoyable about watching an all-time defense successfully crack an elite offense, or a pass rush so intimidating that…
The Panthers clawed back to within three points of the Broncos with this second quarter dive over the lines by Jonathan Stewart. With the hundreds of photographers in the stadium keyed up for a goal line touchdown, we got a ton of cool angles of Stewart’s touchdown.
Jonathan Stewart was born to hand jive. Broncos 10, Panthers 7.
Just about everyone thinks the Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl 50. ESPN asked 70 staffers for their predictions and 53 of them chose the Panthers. Eight SI writers out of 10 picked Carolina too. The Panthers opened as 3.5 point favorites and so many people bet on them, that the line swelled to 6 at one point.…
At some point tomorrow, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will play against each other in the Super Bowl. However, a much more widely-contested game, between, oh, every publication, has already started.