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So Are You Feeling the Respect Now Panther Fans?

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Is anyone else a little taken aback by the Panthers landing some individual season awards that never seemed to come our way in the past? Ron Rivera winning Coach of the Year wasn't too much of a surprise. Rarely has a coach made such a sudden switch in philosophy and have it work out so well. Yet I never expected Luke Kuechly to win DPOY. I'm not saying he didn;t deserve it, just that it seemed several other players were being touted as more deserving by the national media. But in the end it's an opinion and the one's that mattered picked Kueckly. So isn't that a sign of getting national respect? I know that there are a lot of Panther fans like me who have felt our players have been slighted in the past in this regard. Has the worm turned?