Vic Carucci of NFL.com seems to think the Panthers are poised for greatness this season.
How good are the Panthers?
After preseason victories over the New York Giants and Detroit Lions, Browns coach Romeo Crennel was cautiously pleased with the progress he had seen from his team. But he viewed the Panthers as the greatest test to date for a club still finding its way in the middle of a major overhaul. He even saw a moral victory in the outcome….
It is clear the Panthers see themselves as belonging among the better teams in the league. They should. They are not rebuilding from scratch. They are fine-tuning a team whose greatest offseason accomplishment is getting players back from injury and returning to the form that was good enough for a Super Bowl appearance two seasons ago.
That’s the best thing about being both a Steelers and Panthers fan — it’s fairly rare for both teams to start sucking during the same season.