I was looking at the player interviews at panthers.com and it was cool to see the common thread. Everyone said the same thing about missing Jaycee, Christian etc. This is not verbatim, but directional:
”The standard is the standard, doesn’t matter if someone is missing”
”Next man up”
”The process is the same, all about going 1-0 next game”
There were no hints of excuses or lack of focus, they 100% trust in what they are doing. It also came across as very honest and authentic.
It really is a different mentality and attitude that Rhule and his staff have brought and it bodes very well for the future of hopefully building a consistent winner.