Panthers training camp 2018: Fan Fest live updates

  •  It’s Fan Fest day Customized Carolina Panthers Jerseys , y’all!Today, instead of the normal routine of practicing at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, the Panthers will give fans a taste of the action at Bank of America Stadium.If you’re not one of the lucky fans who scored a ticket to the event, you can follow along here with us. (Remember www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com , kids—you must have a ticket to the event to get in.) Follow along live with our Twitter thread below, and feel free to share your opinions on the goings on of practice as it happens!A Twitter List by CatScratchReadr Panthers 2018 training camp scheduleJuly 26 — 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Kickoff party at Gibbs Stadium — 4 p.m.)July 27 — 3:10-5:10 p.m.July 28 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.July 29 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.July 30 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.July 31 — No practiceAug 1 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.Aug 2 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.Aug 3 — Fan Fest at BoA — 7-9 p.m. (Ticket required)Aug 4 — No practiceAug 5 — 3:10-5:10 p.m.Aug 6 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.Aug 7 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.Aug 8 — No practiceAug 9 — Panthers at Bills (Preseason opener)Aug 10 — No practiceAug 11 — 3:10-5:10 p.m.Aug 12 — 9:25-11:30 a.m.Aug 13 — 9-11:15 a.m.Note: All times are ET.Let’s talk football, y’all! You know the drill.This is now an open thread! The Carolina Panthers were able to build an early lead against NFC South foe Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the Panthers 42-28 win, Cam Newton (19-of-25, 247 yards) threw a pair of touchdown passes for 19 yards to Curtis Samuel and 17 yards to Greg Olsen. For the seventh straight game Carolina Panthers T-Shirt , Newton has had at least two scores through the air. Despite the Bucs’ attempt to make a comeback in the second half, the Panthers offense put together a winning drive in the 4th to take home the win. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the hottest team in the AFC right now. The Steelers remain in first place in the AFC North after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 23-16. Pittsburgh’s defense played a tough game on Sunday, holding Baltimore to just 61 yards rushing and 209 yards passing. The Steelers also got to Joe Flacco for two sacks. Pittsburgh’s defense came up huge on stops and kept the Ravens out of the end zone all but once. The Panthers have never won at Pittsburgh. If Carolina’s offense is to have some luck against a progressing Steelers’ defense, here are three keys to the game: Continue to protect Cam: The Steelers are fifth in the league in sacks (26 total) and aren’t going to want to give Newton any time to read the defense. Defenses know that if Newton gets too much time, he’s able to do whatever he wants. T.J. Watt alone has seven sacks on the season. Stephon Tuitt has had a sack in three consecutive games and is coming on strong. Between Tuitt and Cam Heyward Carolina Panthers Hats , they like to punish guards and will continue that trend. Utilize CMC out of the backfield: It’s nearly impossible to double team players that are running receiving routes out of the backfield. Christian McCaffrey is the Panthers’ strongest weapon and Steelers will try their hardest to double team him on the ground. Don’t give Pittsburgh the opportunity to do so. Other options would be to use speedsters D.J. Moore and Samuel in the rushing game to keep the Steelers’ D from keying in on CMC.Cover Mike Hilton: He may be 5’9 and technically “not a starter”, but Hilton is still a big factor to the Steelers defense. With as much sub-package the Steelers play, he’s been on the field 60% of the time in 2018. When Hilton’s out there, he is going to be all over the place. If he keeps it going in the slot, he is going to look for a turnover. Against the Ravens Carolina Panthers Hoodie , Hilton was the best player for parts of the game with a pass breakup and two tackles for loss. He was critical in keeping Baltimore out of the end zone in the first half. The Panthers and Steelers are pretty evenly matched on paper. It’ll be a close game and will come down to who can zone in on their key weapons best.