Ryan Basen

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Musings on Fox and Other Offseason Rumbling


Several Panthers avoided taking a stand on whether the team should give coach John Fox an extension in a media session Wednesday, when others also addresed their own uncertainty heading into the offseason.

Breaking Down Panthers' Dominance on Third Down in Win Over Giants


An inside look at how Carolina used big plays on third downs to turn a 3-0 edge after one quarter into a 24-0 halftime lead, inciting a blowout of the Giants.

Smith-Muhammad Among Modern Receiving Tandems in Touchdowns


Panthers receivers Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad have combined to catch 50 touchdown passes in their 6 seasons together. Where does that rank among other standout receiving tandems in modern NFL history?

An Inside Look at How Panthers Stuffed Vikings Running Game


A breakdown of how the Panthers throttled Minnesota's running game Sunday night, forcing the Vikings to rely more on the pass and contributing to a stunning 26-7 victory.

Neglecting Quarterbacks in Draft Hurting Panthers


Carolina will likely start two undrafted free agents at quarterback this season, after neglecting to draft a single quarterback in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft in the John Fox era (2002-2009).

A Conversation with Geoff Schwartz


Geoff Schwartz, who is expected to replace the injured Jeff Otah, speaks about making his first career start ,at tackle Sunday night against Minnesota.

Inside Key Penalties -- and Plays -- in Panthers loss to New England


Carolina committed nine penalties, many at crucial times, leading to a loss Sunday at New England. Here is a breakdown of the key calls, and a couple key plays, that spurred the Panthers' loss despite a plus-three turnover differential.

Where John Kasay Ranks Historically


Panthers kicker John Kasay moved to 10th on the NFL's all-time scoring list with 10 points in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. But where does Kasay rank all-time in other kicking categories?

A Conversation with James Anderson and More from Moore


Panthers linebacker James Anderson hopes to prove he can be a regular NFL starter over the last quarter of the season. Anderson, who started only three games combined over his first three seasons, figures to start the final six games of this season on the weak side in place of the injured Thomas Davis.

Breaking Down Panthers Red Zone Defense


The Bucs moved inside the red zone four times and to the Carolina 20 on two other drives in Sunday's 16-6 loss. Yet the Panthers held Tampa Bay to only two field goals for the game. Here's a look at six key plays that exemplified Carolina's clutch, opportunistic defense.

Coverage Units Also Killing Panthers


The Carolina Panthers are among the worst teams in the NFL at passing, defending the run and turnover margin. But special teams has also contributed to Carolina's 4-7 record: The Panthers are last in the NFL in both punt and kickoff return average allowed.

Moore Likely to Start Sunday, Says He Is Improved


Matt Moore will probably start at quarterback for the Panthers Sunday with Jake Delhomme injured. Moore says he is a better quarterback than he was two years ago, when he made the only three starts of his three-year NFL career.

Breaking Down Failure of Panthers Running Game Vs. Jets


The Panthers, a top-five NFL rushing team, posted their second-worst running day in 21 games against the Jets Sunday. Here is a look at how their line and backs failed to get the offense going in a 17-6 loss that crushed their playoff hopes.

Heavy Drafting at Other Positions Leaves Panthers Thin at Linebacker


In eight years under general manager Marty Hurney and coach John Fox, the Carolina Panthers have not drafted many linebackers -- especially in the first four rounds. That strategy could hurt them this week against the Jets, when Jon Beason may be the only starter healthy.

Breaking Down the Key Plays in Panthers' Loss to Miami


Miami used a key second quarter stretch to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 14-3 halftime lead at Carolina Thursday night. The Dolphins converted four straight third downs and stuffed the Panthers on two in a row. Here is a look at those six key plays.

Who is Mackenzy Bernadeau?


Mackenzy Bernadeau, a second-year guard selected at the end of the 2008 NFL Draft, make his first career start Thursday night against Miami. He replaces in the starting lineup All-Pro tackle Jordan Gross, out for the season with an ankle injury sustained Sunday.

Breaking Down the Key Plays in Panthers Win Over Atlanta


Carolina took advantage of clutch and opportunistic play -- especially in the red zone -- to beat Atlanta Sunday. Here is an inside look at the game's key plays.

Breaking Down Key Panthers Miscues in Sunday's Loss


Two late turnovers, dropped passes, penalties and other miscues led the Carolina Panthers to blow a 17-3 lead at unbeaten New Orleans Sunday. The Panthers had played nearly fawlessly for six quarters, then suddenly reverted back to early season form.

On Panthers' Road Win Streak Over Saints


The Carolina Panthers have defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road the first seven times they have played as NFC South division rivals. The teams play in New Orleans Sunday.

A Conversation with Sherrod Martin


Rookie Sherrod Martin intercepted two passes in his first NFL start with the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's win over Arizona. Here's a conversation with Martin about rookie life and how he had such a sudden impact.

Breaking Down Arizona's Six Turnovers in Panthers Win


Carolina, which had been the NFL's worst in turnover differential this season, forced six Arizona trunovers to key Sunday's win. Here's an inside look at each turnover.

Panthers NFL's Worst in Committing And Forcing Turnovers


The Carolina Panthers have committed the most and are the co-leaders in forcing the fewest turnovers in the NFL this season. They are on pace to challenge modern NFL turnover records.

Players' Thoughts on Panther QB Situation


Reaction from Carolina Panthers to coach John Fox's decision to keep Jake Delhomme as the team's starting quarterback, after Delhomme (the NFL's interceptions leader) tossed three more interceptions in a loss Sunday.

Breaking Down Panthers' Turnovers in Loss to Bills


The Panthers lost to Buffalo Sunday despite outgaining the Bills by more than a two-to-one margin. That's because Carolina was minus-4 in turnovers. Here's a breakdown of those key plays.

Delhomme's Start Statistically Among Worst In Modern History


Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme has a 7.5 percent interception rate through five games this season -- the fourth-worst figure for quarterbacks since 1981 who tossed at least 10 interceptions through five games.

A Conversation with Tank Tyler


A conversation with new Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Tank Tyler, recently acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.

How the Panthers Gashed Tampa Bay


Breaking down how Carolina converted three third downs and a key second down, then scored on a clock-eating drive that secured a win over Tampa Bay Sunday.

Panthers Receiving Tandem - Less than Good So Far


Carolina Panthers receivers Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad combined have caught only half the balls thrown to them this season -- for no touchdowns. They may be the least efficient big-time tandem in the NFL so far.

Catching Up with Quinton Teal and Kenny Moore


Conversations with Carolina Panthers safety Quinton Teal and receiver/kick returner Kenny Moore about their big plays in Sunday's win over Washington.

Breaking Down the Key Plays in the Panthers' First Win


An inside look at the key plays the Carolina Panthers made to rally for their first win of the season, over Washington Sunday.

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