Why the Carolina Panthers Could Be the New Orleans Saints of 2010

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers enter the upcoming season with a very clear idea of who should win their division if you listen to the pundits.  
Last year, the Atlanta Falcons were the "team to beat" with the occasional spattering of Panther mentions, but the New Orleans Saints were really nowhere to be found.  
Now they were touted as a "potentially good team" before the season, but nobody saw them winning the Super Bowl and few saw them winning the division.  
The Carolina Panthers find themselves in a very similar position this year, although for different reasons.
Nobody thinks that the Panthers are going to air it out early and often.  This has always been a run first, second and mostly third team.  They will continue that game plan with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart for the near future.
And why not?  The Panthers are a loaded team with the running game, and an offensive line that could move pretty much anybody off the ball. &...

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