From Vic Tafur in The Athletic...
Panthers Under 5.5 (+115)
The Panthers improved their offensive line. Too bad Sam Darnold is still the QB. There is still some question as to whether Matt Rhule knows what he is doing, which is not ideal in Year 3. They have a shot thanks to their friendly schedule, but if they don’t split their first four games against the Browns, Giants, Saints and Cardinals, or sweep the Falcons, they are in big, big trouble.
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Tafur is a long time Raiders beat writer now working for The Athletic as a national reporter.
he is a Panther employee. He basically gets paid to not to be Darin Gantt anymore.
Gantt does a fine job. He generally does in any role he has IMO. But this isn't the Herald Panther beat writer anymore. He isn't being paid to be that.