Latest Matt Rhule News

QB Newton experiencing trials of playing behind shaky O-line

Nov. 29, 2021 14:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina’s porous offensive line. And the results weren’t pretty on Sunday. Newton was sacked five times, threw two interceptions and finished 5 of 21...

Newton struggles in Panthers' loss at Dolphins

Nov. 28, 2021 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cam Newton had just scored a rushing touchdown and was in a celebratory mood. He grabbed the football back from one of his teammates, headed over toward the stands and softly tossed it toward someone he spotted in the seats. It bounced off...

Dolphins win 4th straight, roll past Panthers 33-10

Nov. 28, 2021 17:09 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa was nearly flawless. Cam Newton endured his worst statistical day as a pro. A blocked punt was returned for a touchdown. In all three phases, the Miami Dolphins had all the answers. Jaylen Waddle had nine...

Dolphins seek to extend streak, Panthers seek return to .500

Nov. 26, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There’s nothing that impressive about a 5-7 record. That is, unless it comes after a 1-7 start. This is the mission for the Miami Dolphins this week, to get to 5-7 after losing seven of their first eight games to start a...

Holcomb still chasing dream of becoming NFL head coach

Nov. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As an African American growing up in Queens, New York, Al Holcomb spent his fall Sundays watching Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys on television, and dreaming of one day becoming an NFL head coach. The 51-year-old Holcomb has spent more than a...

Newton stays positive after loss on 'resurrection day'

Nov. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.” It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida. He was charged with felony counts of burglary,...

Heinicke, Washington spoil Newton's homecoming 27-21

Nov. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke was by far the lesser-known of the two quarterbacks making their return to Charlotte on Sunday. But it was Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass...

Newton to start at QB for Panthers, Walker could still play

Nov. 19, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Cam Newton will start Sunday at quarterback against the Washington Football Team. Rhule said P.J. Walker, who started in Carolina’s 34-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals last week, could still see action as well...

Coach Ron Rivera prepares to face his former QB Cam Newton

Nov. 18, 2021 14:20 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera knew at some point he would have to prepare a game plan to face his former quarterback and longtime friend Cam Newton. That time is here. Newton is expected to start Sunday when the Panthers (5-5) host the...

Panthers hope Newton can provide same jolt as a starter

Nov. 15, 2021 11:53 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton proved he can provide the Carolina Panthers with a jolt off the bench playing in certain goal-line and short-yard packages. Now it becomes a matter of can Newton be as productive as an every-down quarterback when the Panthers return...