Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 Jul 2013

ESPN: How the Panthers Can Make the Playoffs

By canning Ron Rivera! Oh, wait, you mean they kept him? Hmm. Well, there are other things they can do.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 31 Jul 2013

12 comments, Last at 04 May 2015, 8:28am by Mason


by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:32pm

"Steve Smith needs help..."

I feel like we've been saying that about the Panthers WR corps ever since Mushin Muhammed left the building.

by Ryan D. :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:03am

The first time or the second time?

by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:02am

Mostly the first time, since the second time he left was only after a cameo appearance. My perception as a non-Panthers fan is that since 2005, their WR2's have mostly been a collection of Keary Colbert types (unfortunately that's the situation with my favorite team, as well).

by Ryan D. :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:45am

You mean like Dwayne Jarrett and late-career Keyshawn Johnson. Anyone else coming out of Southern Cal that we can draft next year?

by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:01pm

Hey, Mike Williams is still available!

by CBPodge :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:31pm

Hmmm. Will Marquise Lee be a successful NFL player *unless* he goes to the Panthers?

by Ryan D. :: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:46am

All signs point to YES.

by DisplacedPackerFan :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 2:24pm

I read the first sentence wrong in the blurb. I thought it said by caning Ron Rivera! The next sentence clarified that I had missed an n. Of course caning him might be the proper solution after keeping him.

by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 7:25pm

Caning is how I wish the Lions solved the Matt Millen problem.

by ideas for dates (not verified) :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:29am

Touche. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.

by justanothersteve :: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 12:28pm

The subject reminds me of an old cartoon with the caption "... and then a miracle occurs."

by Mason :: Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:28am

I think the team has to improve their game plan at the first place, if they are planning to make it to the play offs. The way by which they have played till this far cannot be appreciated much comparing to the caliber which the team has.