It took the Panthers significantly longer to prove to teams that they were indeed a Super Bowl-caliber team.
In the days leading up to Super Bowl 50, Shula has time and again been given credit for getting the most out of Newton.
Who better to answer these issues than the St. Landry Parish-area football coaches?
Allen, 33, has appeared in 13 games for the Panthers since a September trade sent him away from Chicago for a sixth-round pick. Peyton threw a dart and set up a field goal and they won the game. “Manning goes out a victor and rides off into the sunset”.
Sherree Burruss (CBS 46 Sports Reporter): Carolina… “I think the past two weeks we’ve been underdogs and we stepped up to the plate and we were able to come out with the win”. However, their offense now heavily relies upon the run game, featuring Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson, along with the play action pass. It’s not going to be a beatdown, like Carolina’s dominating win against Arizona. “We know that certain things (with calls at the line of scrimmage) mean something else”.
One shouldn’t expect Carolina to plow through the Broncos, but it’s easy to see why the Panthers are being picked to win by many pundits and bettors. “That’s what wins you a championship”.
The Panthers, led by dynamic quarterback Cam Newton, averaged 31.3 points during the regular season.
Should Nelson and Williams each play in Sunday’s game, it’d mark the 59th and 60th occasions that a Sooner has appeared in the Super Bowl.
It’s almost upon us, but there can only be one victor. As good as the Denver defense is, I think Carolina will eventually break through and keep going. Could the Broncos rally around Peyton Manning in what could be his last rodeo, just as the Ravens upset the 49ers in Ray Lewis’ final game? Carolina has a good defense too. “I’ve seen a fair amount of doctors, but he was nice enough to share that information with me”.
Paul Trosclair, Eunice High: PANTHERS – “Carolina’s playing very well right now”. As great as the Broncos are at making quarterbacks uncomfortable, they haven’t always fared as well against mobile passers like Newton.
“It goes back and forth”. And I love the fact that the Buffalo Bills hired the first female coach in the league. “I’m sure I won’t be because there’s a lot of insane people there, but I’ll be one of them”.