First off, let me start by saying I am probably the biggest optimist Panthers fan there is.. I still believe we walk into New Orleans, establish our run game and beat the Saints.. But, my real point after the jump..
Like I said I still feel there's hope here for this season, buuuut, if things keep going in the direction we're going, I'm still okay with that.. Say we end up with a Top-5 draft pick, we can get, AJ Green, Marcelle Dareus, or Pat Peterson and all 3 of those would be impact players... And if we wanted to we could trade down and try to acquire two 1st rounders and a later 1st and early 2nd round pick(since we stupidly once again traded away a high draft pick). On top of all that, we will have probably the most cap space available of any team next year, allowing us to bring in 1 or 2 impact veteran players, and also re-sign our core of stud players.. Could possibly pick up a Mike Sims-Walker or Davone Bess or Jacoby Jones, and there should be alot of good lineman we might could get via free agency also..
And lastly, Jimmy Clausen looked good in spurts Sunday, remember it's the guys 1st start against a top 3 pass defense that just came off a game where they picked off Joe Flacco 4 TIMES.. So lay off the guy, he goes through his progressions well, is always looking downfield to make a play, and seems to know when to just throw it away opposed to forcing the ball where it shouldn't be.. I LOVE the kid!!
So everyone just needs to take a deep breath and realize there's a lot of football left to be played this year, and if all doesn't go well, we're in store for a great offseason and hopefully a great, bright future...
NO LOCK OUT PLEASE GOD JERRY!!!!!!