If the Panthers make the playoffs this year it will be a much bigger surprise than when they did it in 2005 or 2008. Difference is this team has much less veteran leadership and experience. And experience counts for everything in the NFL. All of these guys have talent and athleticism or they wouldn't be here to begin with.
That is just a stupid reason to say we are gonna have a bad year. Beason is a vet, Thomas Davis is a vet,Brayton yep he is a vet also. On the other side of the ball you have Gross,Whorton, and Smith. This team is flat out better then the 05 team that was carried to the playoffs on Jake and Smiths back.