A Valiant Effort From Luke Kuechly and the Defense, but a Loss Is a Loss
| Max Henson/Panthers.com
Quarterback Cam Newton said he had a hard time looking his defensive teammates in the eye after Thursday night's 20-14 loss to the Buccaneers.
Linebacker Luke Kuechly was having none of that, though. In typical Luke fashion, the man with a game-high 17 tackles (his second-most in a single game all-time) looked inward.
What Needs to Stop and What Needs to Continue for Carolina After an 0-2 Start?
| Max Henson/Panthers.com
The layers of Cam Newton's game - the lack of rushing production, the deep balls, etc. - have been dissected and will continue to be dissected throughout the course of the season.
But in order for Carolina's quarterback to succeed in the pocket, he needs adequate time, and he hasn't always had it through two weeks.
Worried About Cam Newton? a Closer Look at His Situation and Future
| Brendan Marks/Charlotte Observer
After Cam Newton's two underwhelming performances to start the 2019 NFL season, everyone has plenty of questions about the Panthers' quarterback.
Panthers' Christian Mccaffrey Suffers Without Cam Newton as Run Threat
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey lined up in the Wildcat position behind the center on fourth down and less than a yard from the Tampa Bay 2. Quarterback Cam Newton lined up outside right tackle Taylor Moton, hoping to draw the defense in his direction.
Cam Newton's Play Raises Concerns as Panthers Sputter and Drop to 0-2
| Anthony Rizzuti/Panthers Wire
Down six points with 1:28 remaining in what was, for all intents and purposes, a must-win game, the Carolina Panthers needed less than a yard to stay alive. Normally, the ball would start and end in Cam Newton's hands.
But this isn't a normal Cam Newton.
Panthers 14 Buccaneers 20: 3 Plays to Love, 3 Plays to Hate
| MickSmiley/Cat Scratch Reader
These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers 20-14 home loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, putting Carolina's record at 0-2.
Carolina Panthers: Why It's Not Time to Panic Just Yet
| Joshua Altorfer/Cat Crave
The Panthers first loss of the season to the Los Angeles Rams was understandable. The Rams are a well-coached, complete team that went all the way to the Super Bowl last year. The loss Thursday night to the Buccaneers is a lot tougher to swallow.
Another Panthers loss and a valuable lesson learned
| Jeremy Igo/Carolina Huddle
Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has learned a valuable lesson over the past several months. Some of the most basic principles in his stock market empire can be applied just as effectively to football.
Buy low, sell high.