Time to begin the decade with some encouragement for the Carolina Panthers.
It’s finally over. An embarrassing home loss to the Saints marks the end of a historically underwhelming season, a second consecutive losing season, and the last game of the decade. After it’s all said and done you just can’t help but wonder: what the heck happened to the Carolina Panthers?
What happened to the Enforcer? Or Action Jackson? Or the entire offensive and defensive lines? And will the brass make an effort to get all of their free agents back?
Nevertheless, after investing so much in the defensive line, returning so much defensive backfield talent, and having a legendary offensive player the Panthers didn’t have a whole lot of excuses. Next season there will be even fewer reasons.
Actually, there will be a whole lot of reasons why the Panthers won’t have any excuses for the next few years. It’ll be a fresh start with a new head coach looking to make a positive impact, and that person will have a lot of fun with all of his new toys.