one of the things that has bugged me the most about this fanbase and even this team from time to time is this obsession with being the underdog. \
newsflash...you can't be great and be an underdog.
play king of the hill. be the big dog that makes it to the top and stake your claim. take it as yours and fend off everyone who wants to take over your hill.
enough of this trying to live under the radar. once you start winning consistently, you are no longer the underdog. you are no longer under the radar.
do you guys want to win consistently or do you want to be perennial underdogs always under the radar? and if you say you want to wait until we have a better team...well, you are always going to be waiting. you know why? likely because you're scared of success and/or afraid of losing success and feel it's better to have never attained it than to have it and lost it.
we have reached a point in the new season where everyone is 0-0. all that matters is what your team is doing now and this team looks as good as any team in the playoffs. sure, some are scary, but so are we. our defense is finally clicking again, the OL is gelling and giving cam protection and opening holes for the run game. the WRs and TEs are gelling with cam (and yes, there are drops, but there are also big plays being made) and cam is looking as good as he ever has.
point is, we have a shot and we look good. when things are clicking, there's no hiding how lethal this team can be on both sides of the ball. sure, we have our issues, but what championship team doesn't?
don't be afraid to feel good about our chances and don't take other people's confidence in our team as a bad omen. people believe what the panthers can do. how is that a bad thing? that means that they are doing the right things. feel good about that. if they can see it, why can't you?