I'm a huge Panthers fan originally from Hickory NC. I moved to Destin Florida 10 years ago, and I love it here. I am, without a doubt, the biggest Panthers fan in the state of Florida. I am also a fan of the Florida Gators football program, and a Carolina Tarheels basketball fan.
I think we would be foolish to think that our o-line is as good as it was last year. It will be much worse. You cant let your franchise probowl left tackle retire and not replace him.
Other than that, spot on.
Most of the carolina steve smith fans (as oppossed to actual fans of the team) are still living in the Jake Delhomme/John Fox era of 'feed the stud' where you through a jump ball to Smith every other play.
Cam changed the game in Carolina. We have a franchise QB that actually spreads the ball around instead of throwing hail marys at Smith all day.
Cam is elite when it comes to spreading the ball around in the passing game... so he needs more than one WR. Smith making 20 bajillion dollars a year was an impediment to bringing the other peices of the puzzle that Cam needs to get us a lombardi.
Nothing intimates a WR like a hard hitting safety. I guess that's what Gman means by "setting the tone."
I'm excited to see what Boston can bring
I agree with your comment, but I do hope that Boston can be the guy to fill Mitchell's spot.
I like Gettleman so far... but letting Mitchell go was a serious WTF moment for me. Mitchell is the 'setting the tone' kinda guy that Gman is talking about... we should have resigned him. Shoulda let Godfrey go instead.
Anyway, I welcome Boston to the team and I hope he does indeed set the tone.