Panthers Playbook | Carolina Panthers podcast from 99.9 The Fan

Panthers Playbook | Carolina Panthers podcast from 99.9 The Fan

Carolina Panthers coverage, opinions, analysis, exclusive interviews and insight. Mid-week episodes preview the coming game and post-game episodes recap every Carolina Panthers win or loss with a focus on what worked, what didn't and what's next. Hosted by 99.9 The Fan's Tim Donnelly and Dennis Cox and WRAL's Chris Lea. Panthers Playbook is part of the Capitol Broadcasting Podcast Network from Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Carolina Panthers have alignment; will RB Miles Sanders be cut?

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss Carolina Panthers Blueprint Episode 2 and the clear alignment between GM Dan Morgan, head coach Dave Canales, and Executive VP of Football Operations Brandt Tillis when it comes to building the roster through NFL free agency and the NFL Draft. Also, will running back Miles Sanders make the final roster? Plus, more on Bryce Young in his second season, and Xavier Legette.

00:22:15
Jun 21, 2024 12:7 AM
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Dave Canales is executing his plan for Carolina Panthers ahead of minicamp

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the Carolina Panthers having mandatory minicamp this week, including how Dave Canales has a clear plan for the offseason according to Andy Dalton, but there are questions about Jadaveon Clowney, K'Lavon Chaisson, and Eddy Pinero skipping out on OTAs during the offseason.

00:23:27
Jun 10, 2024 12:40 AM
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Carolina Panthers appear to be moving in the right direction under Dave Canales and Dan Morgan

Are the Carolina Panthers moving in the right direction under GM Dan Morgan & Head Coach Dave Canales? Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss their views on the Carolina Panthers now that free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft have been completed, including some takeaways from rookie minicamp, and "The Alignment" of GM Dan Morgan and head coach Dave Canales. Also, Chris shares thoughts on former Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's comments about current Panthers QB Bryce Young.

00:22:04
May 15, 2024 12:7 AM
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ANALYSIS: Grading Carolina Panthers 2024 NFL Draft picks

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the Carolina Panthers 2024 NFL Draft selections, and how GM Dan Morgan & head coach Dave Canales - "The Alignment" - were able to build the roster this offseason.

Carolina Panthers draft picks include 1st Rd. WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina | 2nd Rd. RB Jonathon Brooks, Texas | 3rd Rd. LB Trevin Wallace, Kentucky | 4th Rd. TE Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas | 5th Rd. CB Chau Smith-Wade, Washington State | 6th Rd. DL Jaden Crumedy, Mississippi State | 7th Rd. LB Michael Barrett, Michigan

00:33:54
Apr 27, 2024 9:12 PM
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REACTION: Carolina Panthers select Xavier Legette 32nd overall in 2024 NFL Draft

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea react to the Carolina Panthers trading up to the 32nd pick with the Buffalo Bills in the 2024 NFL Draft to draft WR Xavier Legette from South Carolina, and how it's a great move by General Manager Dan Morgan and head coach Dave Canales.

00:08:51
Apr 26, 2024 12:50 AM
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What the Carolina Panthers must target in 2024 NFL Draft

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the 2024 NFL Draft for the Carolina Panthers, and how GM Dan Morgan can be active on Day 1 of the NFL Draft despite not having a first-round pick, and what players could help head coach Dave Canales & QB Bryce Young not just in 2024, but years to come.

00:21:31
Apr 25, 2024 12:7 AM
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Grading Carolina Panthers offseason; must hit in 2024 NFL Draft

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the offseason moves for the Carolina Panthers made by GM Dan Morgan & head coach Dave Canales, including the trade for Diontae Johnson from the Pittsburgh Steelers, offensive line signings, the trade of Brian Burns to the New York Giants, signings on the defensive front, continuity with the defensive coaching staff, and why the 2024 NFL Draft is so vital for the Carolina Panthers and GM Dan Morgan. 

00:22:31
Apr 12, 2024 3:50 PM
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ANALYSIS: Breaking down the Carolina Panthers offseason moves

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the offseason moves for the Carolina Panthers made by GM Dan Morgan & head coach Dave Canales, including the trade for Diontae Johnson from the Pittsburgh Steelers, signing offensive lineman Robert Hunt & others to help QB Bryce Young, and how the moves on defense are short term to replace Brian Burns & Frankie Luvu.

00:23:58
Mar 25, 2024 12:33 PM
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99.9 The Fan and WRAL present: The long road to legal sports betting in North Carolina

In Season 3 of A Brief History of Triangle Sports, Brian Murphy from WRAL News and Tim Donnelly from 99.9 The Fan explore the history of sports betting in North Carolina. Mobile sports betting is legal today but getting to this point wasn’t easy. Brian and Tim cover the legislative twists and turns on the road to legal sports gambling and how NC’s “new normal” will change sports and sports fans going forward. 

All four episodes are available now. Find Season 3 of A Brief History of Triangle Sports in this podcast app. 

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Mar 15, 2024 4:0 AM
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BREAKING: Carolina Panthers trade Brian Burns to New York Giants

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the breaking news of the Carolina Panthers trading Brian Burns to the New York Giants for a 2024 2nd-round pick and a 2025 5th-round pick. Dennis & Chris point out how GM Dan Morgan & Head Coach Dave Canales are clearing house and starting over, and are trying to get rid of players drafted/signed by previous front offices of Marty Hurney and Scott Fitterer.

00:15:57
Mar 11, 2024 7:39 PM
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Carolina Panthers will have trouble building roster for 2024

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the Carolina Panthers as free agency approaches, including how the franchise tag on Brian Burns will have impact on the 2024 roster as well as 2025 roster decisions for Derrick Brown, Frankie Luvu, and others, and how difficult it's going to be for the Carolina Panthers to build their roster for the 2024 season based on their salary cap situation.

00:14:25
Mar 6, 2024 1:21 PM
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Carolina Panthers have crucial decisions with Brian Burns, free agency

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the Carolina Panthers offseason, including head coach Dave Canales assembling his staff, what GM Dan Morgan needs to do with Brian Burns, free agent decisions, and contracts needed for Derrick Brown, Frankie Luvu, and what players could be salary cap cuts, including Donte Jackson, Miles Sanders, and others.

00:18:55
Feb 21, 2024 12:10 PM
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Dave Canales, Dan Morgan impress in Carolina Panthers press conference

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea react to the Carolina Panthers' introductory press conference of head coach Dave Canales, and GM Dan Morgan, including exclusive interviews with Dan Morgan (8:40), and Dave Canales (14:30), and conversations about owner David Tepper.

00:21:21
Feb 1, 2024 10:11 PM
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REACTION: Carolina Panthers to hire Dave Canales as head coach; is this the right hire?

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea react to the Carolina Panthers hiring Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales as their next head coach. Dennis & Tim discuss the search firm that David Tepper hired, the relationship that Carolina Panthers general manager Dan Morgan has with Dave Canales from their time together with the Seattle Seahawks, and what Canales will do with assembling his staff, and how will he adjust to being a head coach?

00:21:43
Jan 25, 2024 4:19 PM
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REACTION: Carolina Panthers name Dan Morgan President of Football Operations/General Manager

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea react to the Carolina Panthers hiring assistant GM Dan Morgan as the new President of Football Operations & General Manager, and question if owner David Tepper truly made the right decision by promoting from within a team that went 2-15 and had the worst record for the 2023 NFL Season. Dennis & Chris questions whether promoting the person directly below former GM Scott Fitterer was the correct decision.

00:17:20
Jan 22, 2024 9:16 PM
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Carolina Panthers head coach & GM search: there's reason to be skeptical

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the upcoming offseason for the Carolina Panthers, who might be the next GM and head coach for owner David Tepper, but why Carolina Panthers fans should have every reason to be skeptical of the offseason moves by the Carolina Panthers. Plus, they share their thoughts on the Panthers' inability to evaluate talent in their own building, whether it's coaches, players, or front office executives.

Dennis & Chris say the next head coach and general manager have to be all in on Bryce Young as a QB.

00:19:52
Jan 18, 2024 12:15 AM
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Carolina Panthers are entering a critical offseason

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the upcoming offseason for the Carolina Panthers, who might be the next GM and head coach for owner David Tepper, and the need to sign Brian Burns & Derrick Brown to long term deals.

00:27:39
Jan 11, 2024 8:34 PM
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BREAKING: Carolina Panthers fire GM Scott Fitterer

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea react to the breaking news of the Carolina Panthers firing GM Scott Fitterer. Dennis & Chris discuss all of the draft picks traded away by Fitterer that didn't work, what's next for possible GM hirings and head coach, and the next move needed by owner David Tepper.

00:11:57
Jan 8, 2024 9:25 AM
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Carolina Panthers finish season 2-15 with more questions than answers after 2nd straight shutout

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea share their thoughts on Carolina Panthers finishing the season 2-15 overall on the season after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 9-0, the 2nd straight shutout for Bryce Young and the Carolina Panthers offense. Dennis & Chris discuss what's next for Carolina Panthers GM Scott Fitterer, and wonders what owner David Tepper will be doing for their next head coach.

00:23:13
Jan 7, 2024 8:6 PM
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David Tepper has ruined the Carolina Panthers, shows no remorse for embarrassing franchise

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea share their thoughts on Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, the $300,000 fine issued by the NFL, the lack of remorse by Tepper, and why the Carolina Panthers ruined any shot at receiving a top-level coach in the offseason.

00:22:50
Jan 4, 2024 1:16 AM
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ANALYSIS: Bryce Young, Carolina Panthers look dreadful in 26-0 loss to Jacksonville Jaguars

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea share their thoughts on the awful performance by the Carolina Panthers & rookie QB Bryce Young in a 26-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Chris & Dennis call out the leadership of the players in the locker room from players like Brian Burns, Derrick Brown, Adam Thielen, Bryce Young, and others, and how the Carolina Panthers appear to have checked out on the season.

00:17:38
Dec 31, 2023 5:30 PM
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Bryce Young, Carolina Panthers offense look to build; Ben Johnson's reported asking price

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss how Bryce Young and the Carolina Panthers offensively can build off of their 30-point performance against the Green Bay Packers, and how the offense as a whole played their best game of the season. Also, Dennis & Chris discuss the reported asking price by Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, which is at $15 million per year according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.

00:18:42
Dec 28, 2023 12:7 AM
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Bryce Young shines, Carolina Panthers lose to Green Bay, 33-30

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the Carolina Panthers' 33-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers, including a career day for rookie QB Bryce Young, which saw him throw for over 312 yards and 2 TDs. Chris & Dennis wonder if this is the game where Bryce Young may quiet critics, but how Young and the offense needs to back up their best showing with another strong output. Chris Lea also says that DJ Chark finally showed what he's capable of doing. Dennis & Chris also discuss how the defense was a let down in this game with several missed tackles, and also some questionable officiating. Chris & Dennis Also share their thoughts on former Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton expressing interest to joining the Panthers front office and working for owner Cam Newton.

00:23:34
Dec 24, 2023 8:3 PM
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Carolina Panthers, Bryce Young must build off of win on Sunday vs Green Bay Packers

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss how the Carolina Panthers and Bryce Young can build off of their win against the Atlanta Falcons as they face teams fighting for a spot in the NFL Playoffs against the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

00:19:24
Dec 21, 2023 12:7 AM
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ANALYSIS: Carolina Panthers defense steps up in 9-7 win vs Atlanta Falcons; Bryce Young gets 2nd win

Dennis Cox & Chris Lea discuss the Carolina Panthers getting their second win of the season, beating the Atlanta Falcons 9-7 at Bank of American Stadium, including praising the defense for making two game-changing plays, Bryce Young on the game winning drive, and the team sticking with the rushing attack on offense under interim head coach Chris Tabor, and offensive coordinator Thomas Brown.

00:21:35
Dec 17, 2023 6:24 PM
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