Some of you people really are bitter at the world...
I was about 14 beers deep last night when I wrote that.
I do expect a lot of improvement this year, and I will be disappointed if they don't make the playoffs in spite of what is going to be a tough division.
I pay a lot of money to watch the Panthers, and 4 seasons in a row without the playoffs is an unacceptable return on investment.
What I find ironic/ sad is that some people who so willingly will bash other people on this forum have probably never paid one cent to actually go see the team live. But yet by God you must be an expert on both the financial and personnel aspects of the team.
Actually paying for the product gives you a certain level of expectation. Obviously, the Panthers are more to me than a business investment, but anyone shelling out money expects a return on investment,
It is easy to knock someone when you have nothing personally invested in it. And I'm sorry, but I don't equate your "feelings" and "expertise" as the same as my hard earned money. True fans of the team are willing to pay to support it, and have a right to voice what they want to see out of the team.
The rest of the "fans" can sit and spit venom from their mother's basement. I guarantee you Jerry Richardson cares a hell of a lot more about what I think about the team versus some dildo being an internet tough guy sponging off his parents.
I also find it ironic/sad that some guy would accuse everyone who disagrees with him of being freeloading losers who have never paid for a ticket.
That said, I'll see how the season goes before I attach expectations. If we get hit with injuries like we did last year, we definitely aren't making the playoffs this year. It's like any team that's not the Patriots or Packers or some other elite team: we need good health and good luck to get in right now.