A little bit ago I posted on the most recent Fanpost "10 reasons why the Panthers will win the Super Bowl." I posted how the Packers and Panthers are eerily similar organizations. After thinking about just how similar we are, I thought it was worthy making a Fanpost about it. I have come to the conclusion the Packers and Panthers are identical twins and mirror images of each other, below I list the reasons why.
Defense; both of our defense share one common aspect. We both have star power on defense but yet we both have bad defenses. We have stars like Charles Johnson, Chris Gamble and Jon Beason while the Packers have such names as BJ Raji, Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson. But yet despite these big names on defense, both us and the Packers boast a defense that frankly leaves a lot to be desired.
Image; Both the Packers and Panthers share the same core values. We both don't put up with controversial players with character concerns we both pride ourselves on being a clean, conservative, family friendly, small market organization. Both organizations steer clear of circus jokes and distractions such as the Jets have become notorious for.
Offense; We both share the exact same philosophy on offense. Attack, attack and attack. By air mostly. We both boast high octane, extremely pass heavy offenses that results in Madden like video game stats and a ton of points.
Core players; Both us and the Packers are well known for signing and keeping our home grown talent that we drafted and steer clear of spending big in free agency. We both reward our key players and we both take pride on showing our loyalty to the players we drafted instead of spending big on big name free agents. I could be wrong but the Panthers and Packers might be the most home grown teams in the league.
Now there is one way I hope we mirror the Packers and that is their play of the last few years. In 2009 the Packers went 6-10 while losing a lot of close games, despite their 6-10 record they clearly showed a team on the rise, much like the Panthers in 2011 when they also went 6-10. In 2010 those same Packers went 10-6 en route to a Super Bowl victory.