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The official home for audio programming from Cat Scratch Reader, SB Nation's community for fans of the Carolina Panthers.




The Panthers finally put the kibosh on Cam's season

The Panthers finally did the sensible thing and shut Cam Newton down for the season. We talk about the implications that entails, what we expect from Taylor Heinicke, and what we expect to see from Cam in the future. We talk about our frustrations with the delay in announcing his shut down amid numerous reports of other players heading to injured reserve. But before we get to that, we talk about that good ol' fashioned smash mouth football game we saw against the Saints on Monday (not...


The Panthers lost again. Now they have to play the Saints.

Brad, Brian, and Jon once again are forced to talk about a Carolina Panthers loss. This time it was to the Cleveland Browns. That makes five losses in a row, and things aren't looking great. We talk about who stood out in the loss, both in positive and negative lights. We also talk about the Panthers continued red zone struggles and how the Browns showed off what creativity can do in tight quarters. We also discuss the upcoming divisional showdown with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints...


The Panthers fired coaches and need to beat the Browns

This has been an eventful week. The Panthers lost to the Buccaneers, and their defense has been pretty much the worst group of football players in the NFL. As a result, a couple assistants to the assistants lost their jobs. Now Ron Rivera is more involved and stuff. We talk about all the coaching staff drama and why we don't like it. On the football side of things we talk about how the Panthers lost to the Buccaneers and what it means going into this weekend's tilt against the Browns....


The Panthers need to get it together

The Panthers have now lost three straight games and find themselves on the outside of the playoffs looking in. The main culprit for the loss to the Seahawks was the pass defense and the red zone play calling. We talk about those things and what can be done to improve those moving forward. We also recap the standout performance from Christian McCaffrey and how well D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel are playing. We preview the upcoming game against Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Do...


The Panthers were bad again. Happy Thanksgiving.

The Carolina Panthers were unable to bounce back from their dismantling at the hands of the Steelers. They played roughly the same game against a worse team, so they lost by fewer points. But they lost. We talk about what went wrong, what needs to change, and what we think will happen going forward. We talk about how the injury to Kerryon Johnson affected the game and how poorly the defense played throughout parts of that game. It wasn't all bad though. D.J. Moore was incredible. Curtis...


The Lions aren't as good as the Steelers

First off, we apologize for the absence of episodes for the last two weeks. We recorded a show last week to review the Buccaneeers game and preview the Steelers game, but something went wrong and Brian's track disappeared into the ether. We had scheduling conflicts earlier this week that prevented an early week show. But now we're back and we've got fresh legs. We allude to the fact that the Panthers played a game in Pittsburgh last week, but it doesn't need any discussion beyond that. We...


The Panthers face Fitzmagic and Brian hates Cam Newton

Sorry we didn't record a mid-episode this week. Life happens sometimes. But don't worry, we cram in a review session about the Carolina Panthers blowout win over the Baltimore Ravens last week. We talked about the game's standout performers and the wild happenings that culminated in a Panthers field goal attempt in the waning moments of the first half. We also preview the Panthers upcoming game against the Tamp Bay Buccaneers. We talk about how bad Jameis Winston is, how good the Bucs...


Previewing Panthers vs. Ravens, and Queen

We are now officially a Queen podcast. Thanks to CSR user Arealpanthersfan, Brad and Brian dedicate the entire episode to the greatness that is Freddie Mercury. Brad sets a world record for most Queen references in a Carolina Panthers-related podcast. Don't worry, we talk about the upcoming game with the Baltimore Ravens too, if that's more your speed. We talk about the Ravens stellar defense from top to bottom, and how there's really no discernible weakness to exploit. We talk about what...


How did the Panthers beat the Eagles?

We talk about the Carolina Panthers improbable comeback win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. How did it happen? We don't really know. We think time of possession had something to do with it. And maybe the Eagles play calling helped to an extent. Or maybe it's just a matter of having Cam Newton as your quarterback. Torrey Smith had a revenge game and maybe earned his salary. Brad tells you to shut your face if you disagree (he really does. Listen). We wrap up the show with some...


Some old friends are coming into town

Brian, Brad, and Jon are back from the bye week well rested and ready to preview the Panthers upcoming game against the New York Football Giants. The show kicks off with us talking about one of the more exciting midseason pickups in Panthers history and why you should thank Brad for being 100% the reason why it happened. We also talk about the other roster move the Panthers made during the bye week, the signing of Michael Palardy to extension, which guarantees that The Specialists will be...


Everybody is injured, with Jeanna and DW

Brian, Brad, and Jon are joined by DW and Jeanna of the Falcaholic.


The Panthers won the war but lost the injury battle

Brian, Brad, and Jon review the Panthers week 1 win over the Cowboys.


The 2018 season is upon us

Brian, Brad, and Jon preview the Panthers season opener against the Cowboys.