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."