the panthers, with their cobbled together roster of castoffs and UDFAs, becomes the first team in the history of the NFC south to win back to back titles. the derek zoolander lookalike on the bayou with his hall of fame quarterback never did that. mike smith and matt ryan (who are so unremarkable in every way that i can't think of anything to make fun of them for) couldn't pull it off either.
you have to build a winning tradition somehow and that's a good way to start. if the panthers ever become the mid 2000s colts or late era schottenheimer chargers and make the playoffs every year but can't get over the hump then it's worth bitching about.