Podcast by The Riot Network
Podcast by The Riot Network
The Doctor Is In, Episode 2: Head Team Physician Dr. Pat Connor
Josh sits down for another chat with Panthers Head Team Physician Dr. Pat Connor about his relationship with Ryan Vermillion, surprises at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, his role in the Panthers 2019 War Room, how the Panthers staff treats injuries and when the toughest time it is to tell a player that he's too hurt to return to the field.
Plus, they'll chat about the Panthers new facility, analytics' role in the health side of the NFL, training camp in Spartanburg and why sometimes the training staff can be looked at as the bad guys on the NFL sidelines.
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RB Elijah Holyfield
Panthers rookie Running Back Elijah Holyfield joins Zack and Josh to talk about what lessons he's taken from his famous father, whether his undrafted status added extra fuel to his fire, what a glute hamstring raise is and whether Josh can do one -- SPOILERS: He Can't -- while Elijah can do 254, one for every pick in the 2019 draft.
They'll also talk about what Elijah's binging on Netflix, his go-to sauce at Chik-Fil-a and the nickname that Cam Newton gave him -- it's an embarrassing one. All that and more on this week's episode!
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LB Andre Smith
Second-year Panthers linebacker Andre Smith joins the podcast to talk about what the difference is between being a rookie and going into your sophomore season, what he did this offseason in order to prevent another injury, how frustrating nagging injuries can be and which teammate he still gets starstruck by.
Then they'll talk a bit about the Panthers switch to a 3-4 defense and what that means for an inside linebacker, memories of his time at UNC and then from about 19 minutes to 24 minutes, they'll talk some very spoiler-y Game of Thrones after last week's finale, so if you're not caught up -- this is your official Spoiler Alert.
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Game of Thrones w/ QB Taylor Heinicke
SPOILER ALERT: If you're here to talk about football or the Panthers or the NFL in general, sorry, but this is not the episode for you as we dive DEEP into the Game of Thrones series finale with friend of the show and Panthers QB Taylor Heinicke - why he, Zack & Josh were disappointed with the finale, how they would have ended it and where they think it fits in as one of the best shows of all time after a disappointing final season.
That's right, it's an ALL GAME OF THRONES episode - if you're not caught up or you haven't watched the show because you spend your Sundays knitting, this one's not for you.
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CB Kevon Seymour
Panthers cornerback Kevon Seymour joins the show to talk about his upbringing in the "Snake Pits" of Pasadena, growing up without a father and how he's aiming for a better life for his daughters, why you can't wear #45 as a DB and why he's moving back to 23.
Plus he looks into how he fits into the Panthers secondary, how he's the most healthy he's been since sophomore year of college, why he's ready to "run like a cheetah" on the football field and how playing cornerback is a metaphor for life.
Oh, and how Donte Jackson always want to race.
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TE Chris Manhertz LIVE From The Charlotte Shout! Festival
Zack and Josh are joined LIVE by TE Chris Manhertz from the Queen City Podcast Network Stage at the Charlotte Shout! Festival to talk Tessitore, Chris' reasons for settling down in Charlotte - including his favorite restaurant, how he thinks Cam Newton will respond to the haters, what it's like at mini-camp and who the Panther least likely to participate in Flex Friday would be.
Plus they play the lightning round and we find out whether a hot dog is a sandwich.
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