The question was asked today by Taylor and Marc on The Drive: What constitute’s a good season for the Panthers? Most people including Marc “with a C” and Taylor both saying 6 wins. Intern Glen said 5 is a successful win total. Jay Weezie said 6 like Taylor and Marc and QCB could care less.
Here is why I think with 2 wins, the season is already a success! With the debacle that was last year, the development of a rising super star in Cam Newton, the re-emergence of All-Pro Steve Smith and the consistent running attack of Jonathon Stewart and DeAngelo Williams, this team has regained its attitude. Add in great depth at the tight end position with Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey, the emergence of Brandon LeFell and you have the makings of a dynamic offense! With confidence and attitude comes wins that will begin to pay off next season.
Charlotte is now a destination for free-agents to come to. Cam Newton has MADE THE PANTHERS VIABLE again! He is the reason free agents will come here. Trust me. Playing with this guy and living in this beautiful town will be enough to sway a free agent or two or three away from the big markets! Ron Rivera also. Rivera is a stand up, honest coach. Pulls no punches. Plus, the return of Jon Beason and Thomas Davis on defense can only help.