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  • uBnice Jul 13, 2014

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    Good analysis. And your first statement summed it all up.

  • rherring23 Jul 12, 2014

    [[/quote]I don't think the Panthers will be as good as last year but you can never tell. Nobody is sure how the offensive line will be with 2 rookies. May be terrible or may be the best line they have ever had, depends on the rookies, look what Luke did as a rookie. Don't know if the defense took a step back or not, but they could have probably added better players. They did make changes in the secondary which was the weak link on defense. They got burned way too much when they faced a good QB, so the changes could turn out good. Don't agree with letting Smith go, his fire will be missed. But facts are he had slowed down considerably. He still was good enough to draw the double and triple team, but that would shut him down where before he could still beat the double and triple team. He definitely needed another good receiver to take some of the pressure off him. I think some of the other receivers they lost may be just as important.

  • mittnfriends Jul 11, 2014

    2 more months, Cam haters, deeyam!

    As the article states; Cam is "one of the most talented and imaginative quarterbacks in the game". Cam is a blessing for a team that lacks the proper offensive weapons.

    Of course it doesn't feel right having let Smitty go, but maybe it makes sense 2 or 3 years from now. It's business.

  • rcsser Jul 11, 2014

    Looks like the panthers are going to have another great year! When they are pumped up by the media and fans they do horrible. When everyone thinks they are going to be really bad they usually do great. And by the way I have always been a huge Steve Smith but let's face it the only part of that man's body that still works well is his mouth. It took him all of 15 minutes at his first ravens practice to get in a scuffle.GO PANTHERS!

  • John Ragan Jul 11, 2014
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    unless Gettleman picks up a proven OT and a proven possession type WR the Panthers are toast

    The defense can't play offense too

  • robertleonard01 Jul 11, 2014

    James Stewart? Really? James?

  • thomasew52 Jul 11, 2014

    Probably going to be a long and painful year for Coach Rivera, and Panther fans.

  • uBnice Jul 11, 2014

    It looks as though the GM decided it would be a rebuilding year given the off-season changes. From my perspective they were bad moves.

    Now we just have to wait. But it will be inexcusable to go from a playoff team to a non-playoff team in 1 year because of personnel changes that decreased the team's ability to win.

  • Jeanne Gunn Jul 11, 2014
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    This is going to be a tough season for the Panthers. Rivera was on the hot seat before and it will be even hotter this year. Jordan Gross and Smitty will be missed big time. I don't know what went on behind closed doors, but treating Smitty the way the Panthers did is going to come back and bite them.

  • Doc Holliday Jul 11, 2014

    But they have Superman....16-0

    With that D and that red zone offensive machine (19th in NFL).......okay, with that D, they have a shot.

  • Tom Boswell Jul 11, 2014
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    They played 6 teams last year with a winning record. Will be lucky to reach .500.

  • Toddler10-21 Jul 11, 2014

    Just don't win on September 21st in primetime. Can't wait. Sure is nice to have a family member and a retired Steeler that works for the Panthers! Gonna be a tough year I think in Charlotte. Smith was done wrong. No QB can get much done without a QB. Not even Peyton, Brady, Brees, Rogers, etc..

  • eoglane Jul 10, 2014

    go Ravens and steve smith

  • vt94hokies Jul 10, 2014

    It's all about be willing to spend the monies to hire top notch professionals. They simply don't get it.

  • tar97heel Jul 10, 2014

    What a joke. Talk is cheap. The Gm thinks he made the right decision to ditch Smitty, but time will tell. He can enumerate all his reasons on paper, line by line, but he must not remember how important personal relationships are to business success, and this is a business, and Steve Smith had a connection with fans like no other. And that's just one guy. It's been said about the rest of the OL..........and based o Cam's total history as a Panther, playing under pressure without a reliable OL......9 wins? This season? I'll eat my own underwear if Mr GM is right, but it sounds like pi in the sky to me

  • lec02572 Jul 10, 2014

    Charlotte is headed to a 6 win season at best with all the changes that have been made. Not going to Charlotte this year.

  • T-Man Jul 10, 2014

    "There will be a four-game October stretch -- at Cincinnati (Oct. 12), at Green Bay (Oct. 19) and back home for Seattle (Oct. 26) followed by a three-day around against Seattle (Thursday Oct. 30) in Charlotte"

    The game on Oct 30 is against the Saints.

  • Sammy Kinton Jul 10, 2014
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    Charlotte will not make 8-8 this year, last year was just lucky. Wasted their #1 over-all pick on a SuperScam that can run but can't throw. Steve Smith could make Pee-Wee Herman look like a decent quarterback and now he's gone.

  • JPack Jul 10, 2014

    Everyone of you are right about the offensive line. Unfortunately that will lead to increased number of sacks, rushed throws, and interceptions, which will result in the fan base blaming Cam for the performance. I wonder what this kid would be capable of with an OL that knows how to block.

  • Big Mike Jul 10, 2014

    Cam's about to become a vegetarian. He's gonna be eating a lot of grass this year...

  • Fred-Jennifer Williams Jul 10, 2014
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    Offensive line stinks, defense takes a slight step backwards. No WR to speak of.

  • John Ragan Jul 10, 2014
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    unless Cam can block for himself and catch the passes he throws the Panthers will have a rough year offensively.

    A bad draft day will put Cam running for his professional life

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