Carolina Panthers: I told Panthers coach Jon Fox at the scouting combine this year that if he can win eight games with this team, then he should be coach of the decade, not of the year. He cordially laughed, but in that laugh I could sense a level of confidence that he would win at least eight games. But how can he win eight games with this roster? He lost his best rusher (Julius Peppers), and must rely on Everette Brown to fill the void. Furthermore, he has two offensive tackles coming off of injuries, he lost a starting linebacker in offseason camps, he does not have a dependable second wide receiver, he has two very young players at quarterback, and he has a coaching staff working on one-year deals, with no guarantee of his own future. Fox is an extremely good head coach who knows how to feature the strength of his team and play effective red-zone defense. Will that be enough to win eight games? Maybe, but not enough to be a playoff team
Although he does give credit to the 49ers for their late season run and seems impressed with Alex Smith. Yet he's skeptical of our late season run and Matt Moore. Seems a little inconsistent.
Overall though he did a good job though. Mainly because he didn't try to say anything that profound. Still better than these guys who spew doody that's 10x worse than what you could ever hear at the Barber shop.