Thats right boys and girls, the Panthers are going to win on Sunday.
You all know that I have been a Shula critic from day 1, but did you know that Shula from time to time actually does put together a nice game? It is those games that keeps the fans scratching their heads and wondering if there is hope. It is like a CIA torture tactic. Break them down almost completely, but then offer them a candy bar.
Flash back to 1998. High hopes are made for the Buccaneers who had a good 1997 season and look to improve on it. However, the Bucs lost the first two games of the season, scoring only an average of 11 points. But then, BAM, they host the Chicago Bears at home and Shula puts up 27 points and a victory.
I expect to see a competent offense on Sunday moving the ball. I expect a few long plays for touchdowns that will have the fans thinkging maybe, just maybe, this team finally has it together. Maybe Rivera is a good head coach afterall. Maybe we were all wrong about him.
It will be a nice sentiment going into the bye week.