I have been quietly reading and observing the opinions of local sportswriters and fans on blogs since the Panthers defeated the New York Giants 38-0 nearly two weeks ago, and I can hardly believe the number of opinions I have seen of how great the Panthers are in playing the game of football in the NFL.
So, it's now my turn to share my opinion about the Panthers after one win. First of all, everyone needs to take off the rose colored glasses, because they are neither earned or deserved when it comes to the Panthers. And when does one win become a trend, especially when the win is against a team that has failed to win a single game while playing a quarter of the season. For all you fans planning your Superbowl parties for the Panthers, Here is a few things to consider:
- The Panthers have a losing record (1-2) versus teams with a losing record (6-7).
- Teams that start out 0-2 have an 11.6% chance of making the playoffs.
- Under Coach Ron Rivera, The Panthers have yet to win their first two games following a bye week!
- The only win by the Panthers this season comes against a 0-4 team.
- The Panthers have yet to win a game on the road.
- The next stretch of games the Panthers play are against teams with losing records. What will the results be?
- Coach Ron Rivera is still Head Football Coach of the Carolina Panthers.
- Despite the score of the New York Giants game, the problems with the offense remain. Those are the same ones that fans and Coach Rivera ignored when the Panthers went through the preseason with a 3-1 record.
- Overall injuries and the failure of Beason to recover from his injuries. (Great move by Gettleman releasing James Anderson).
After seeing the descriptions of the Panther's win over the Giants, I thought I had been watching a different game. Quite frankly, the first quarter was a joke! I thought Barney Fife was coaching the Panthers and playing most of the positions on the field. I am not sure that Cam during the first quarter could have hit the school bus that was used in his "public service announcement" for kids to get enough exercise. And while the Panthers played better as the game went on, everything will be forgotten when they hit the field against the Cardinals.
The bottom line is the Panthers will unlikely make the playoffs, and Ron Rivera will not be Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers next year. Go ahead Carolina Panthers, Prove me wrong. Please!