Tank baby. It is so worth it. I have followed the Panthers since 1996, and they have had maybe two and a half solid QB years. To finally have a QB changes the game. I have never enjoyed watching the Panthers more in my life. It is a breath of fresh air. Last year was hell every Sunday, but the end result is fantastic.
I was absolutely devastated when Andrew Luck decided to return to Stanford, but now I can't imagine wanting a QB more than Cam Newton. I will say this. The Dolphins have so many holes that I think Luck might have some tough years before things get straightened out there.
Absolutely. This is a rare opportunity to get a franchise changing talent- if he lives up to the hype, a generational talent. Teams never get a chance to draft a player like this. Peyton Manning was the last guy who was hyped this much. 0-16 is something I'll live with to get that type of player. As to the rest of the team- work to do in some areas, but there are some players. Pouncey is a solid center, and Long is a franchise LT. Bess, Daniel Thomas, Vontae Davis, Dansby, Wake, Marshall (if he isn't traded or cut)- the team isn't totally devoid of talent. There just isn't enough of it, especially at the most important position. They are also HORRIBLY coached. Add Luck, Cowher/Gruden, and fill in a few blanks, and we'll compete within 2 years.
Edited by MadDog2020, 27 October 2011 - 07:56 PM.