Cam Newton on the contract extension signed by Jonathan Stewart: "As a team you want to keep your key guys and obviously Jonathan is a guy that we feel we have to invest in not only off the field but on the field. You saw the catch that he made tonight. It was high, still caught it and got a first down."
Stewart on the extension: "I just want to thank the whole organization and Mr. Richardson for giving me the opportunity."
Stewart on Tennessee rookie Tauren Poole, who rushed for a team high 26 yards, and a touchdown, on three carries: "He's a good back, from day one when he came out. Of course, we like to check out the rookies, especially the running backs, and see what they're made of and everything. He came out and he's been impressive ever since he stepped on the field, in my eyes. He had a good showing tonight."
Asked the biggest difference between college football and the NFL, Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly said: "Tempo. The tempo of the game. It was weird for me. That was the firs ttime I've had my back to an offensive huddle. In college we were a no-huddle defense. We would get a call from the sideline and set everything. It's a little different having your back to the offense calling a play having to diagnose everything real quick and get lined up. That was one of the things for me that popped out at me that I wasn't used to. Moving forward it's just one of those things you've got to pick up on."