There may be worse fanbases but having dealt with this one for such a long time I can honestly say that panthers fans are some of the most uninformed out there. Nobody can pinpoint exactly what the problem is (which isn't too hard) when we lose games. Either they want everybody fired or they act like everybody's doing an all star job and treat mediocrity like it's the most coveted prize in the game.
Nah, all fan boards are the same. For most people, every one/thing is either all-pro or garbage that needs to be thrown out depending on the week. On the flip side you get the folks that circle the wagons until the very end (like the posters here that defended Hurney until the day he was fired, now poo all over him and are sitting on Gettleman's lap).
He deserves at least another year or two before you can really judge how he's doing for sure. Drafting seems a wash or slightly less than Hurney so far, but we haven't had a chance to see how he manages the money/contracts as he's stuck in a pretty poo situation there. He hasn't made any dumb contracts and he's 50/50 on building a team from scrap parts (good last season, terrible this season). So nothing really great and nothing horrible.
I'd rather they just played another quarter and call the game at the end of it, but I'm mostly ok with what they have now. At least you can't eek out a drive to the 40 and win with a FG without the other team getting a shot any more. That was some fuging bullshit.
To anyone coming at this from a "I'm afraid Newton is going to get broken in half, we need to protect the long term investment" angle, I get you. I disagree, but I understand where you're coming from. You're getting lumped in with the folks who are hoping Anderson comes in and takes the job, which isn't really fair. We cool.
Anyone coming from the "Anderson is better" angle, I don't know what you're actually watching and am pretty sure most of you are seizing what you see as an opportunity to get rid of/bench Cam. Or trolling. You're never going to get that NCAA season back where $CAM broke your team in half. Sorry! Just speaking of performance, he's been very good as a pocket passer this year. His accuracy is great, he's yet to throw an INT, he's showing a nice mix of howitzers and touch balls and he's doing it with less of a run game and defense than Anderson had when he lucked out on a win in Tampa. You know it. Hell the media knows it, which is saying something. Prove that Anderson is a better player or stop wasting time on troll posts/threads.
I hate Shula. I hate the style of offense he runs. I think Newton masked a poo ton of play calling deficiencies when healthy. I wanted Hue Jackson (the guy that's going to brutalize us in two weeks) as OC in the worst way.
That said, the OLine is so fuging bad I really don't think it matters much right now. Every single Guard and Tackle we've trotted out there have been terrible. Bell looked decent for two games then fell apart. Chandler plays like a fringe DT asked to fill in at RT. Silatolu has been bad. Turner has been bad. The other guy that rotates with Turner has been bad. Kalil looks bad because he's trying to cover for two bad Guards.
I don't think you can start fairly judging Gettleman for at least another year, but at first blush it really looks like he screwed up by not addressing the line in some way.
Edit: I don't think Shula goes anywhere. Maybe at the end of the season but I doubt it with the line play we've had.