being a panther fan i'm quite used to seeing a team that picks it up at the end of the season after any hopes of the playoffs are shot.
Frustration is a cruel bitch. Clouds our memory. Gives rise to doubts. Lowers expectations. Drives hope underground. And worst of all, she has no remorse.
Over the last half of the season. Did you not see a team that actually looked like it belonged on an NFL field? Now try and remember last years finish. See a huge difference in those two teams?
This years team was a more complete team. A more balanced and aggressive team. A team making fewer mistakes and dumbdumb plays. I don't care who the opponent. This team played good football. That is why they won, and didn't find a way to lose.
All that stuff gets me giddy. This is not false hope. This hope is based on faith, observation, and that never fail eye test.
All you have to do is trust what YOU saw the last half of the year. Not happy, go with it. Happy, go with that. I am going with HAPPY.
what we saw is pretty much a typical panther season. lose games until the end of the season and then win just enough to make you believe next year will be different.
my judgement isn't clouded and neither is my memory. i'm quite aware of who this team is.