The countdown to kickoff for the Carolina Panthers is on! As of this writing, there are 53 days, 22 hours, and 17 minutes...give or take, until the Panthers host the Browns at Bank of America Stadium. But who's counting, right? It's hard NOT to be excited about the upcoming season. After all, that first game has a lot of drama and build-up behind it, with Baker Mayfield now across the scrimmage line from his former team. And Mayfield knows it too. In a Zoom conference with Charlotte-area media, he said, "Obviously, it's going to be a special one. It's going to be a home game and playing against a former team. A similar situation to what I've gone through in the past, transferring from college (Texas Tech) to college (Oklahoma). I gotta handle it the best way possible, and my job is to put our team in the best position to win." Read More HERE
The Panthers Nation has a lot to be excited about this year. Not the least of which is the introduction of the new, much-clamored-for alternate black helmet. It will be paired with all-black uniforms for the team’s Thursday Night Football game against the Falcons on November 10th. They made the official announcement with a video featuring defensive end Brian Burns and safety Jeremy Chinn.
I had the chance to catch up with Chinn today and ask him about the new helmets, the video, and him intercepting me three times last night in Madden '22. Well, Jeremy's avatar anyway. LISTEN HERE
What The Players Are Saying
Brian Burns: "Sometimes guys tap into an alter ego depending on what they're wearing. Whenever a team wears all black or black accessories, it just brings out that dog in them, the evil side. When I saw this, I was like, 'This will be tough.' Especially on defense, they call us the dark side anyway, so it brings it all together."
Jeremy Chinn: "Oh yeah, it matters. It sets the tone. Guys will be fired up, for sure. I know fans have wanted it for a long time. The all-black is one of my favorite uniforms anyway. So this is like the icing on top."
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