That's four years straight that we as Panther fans can (realistically) look forward to April, as opposed to January. I know it's only week 5, but let's be real. It's going to take 10-6 to get playoffs, and based on the fact that we've lost to 4 NFC teams, we probably wouldn't win any tie-breakers.
It's so difficult to watch considering we all know what this team can look like when it's clicking on all three sides of the ball. Coaching, defense, and special teams typically kill us, but today it was sadly our offense.
I expected a loss this week at the defenses expense (we had two out of five reliable starters out), but I can't believe the offense was that bad. I've never seen Smith drop multiple passes in a game. I've never seen a TE get that open for the entire game and not get a pass thrown his way until the 4th quarter. I've never seen our run game look that pathetic. I've never seen so many fumbles at such crappy times. I've never seen such terrible blocking (though, credit is given to Seattle for their DL). I've never seen Cam shaken up like he was this game.
I realize I'm mostly just having a bitter rant, but I'm truly hoping huge changes are made this off-season. If we are no longer using our bazillion dollar back-field, why are we keeping them around? Mike Tolbert could be so effective if we actually used him. Why are we keeping around a GM who's barely done anything good for us in the time he's been here.
On topic of Hurney, in the last few years, he hasn't drafted much talent outside of the first round. He's screwed so many trades it's not even funny.
As a Panther fan, I've come to terms with the fact that we rarely make playoffs. All I'm asking for is a team that will at least LOOK like it's contending for a spot.