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Ask The Old Guy: Leaving Las Vegas
The 2023 season is behind us, after a week in which brought us a new Hall of Famer, a familiar winner, a girlfriend you may have heard of, and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton.
Ask The Old Guy: People in place
The Panthers have found a head coach and a top personnel executive now in Dave Canales and Dan Morgan, and now they're getting to work on the job of building a team. You had questions.
Ask The Old Guy: The waiting game
With the season (mercifully) in the rear view mirror, and coaching and GM searches ongoing, there are more hypothetical questions that none of us can know the answers to than concrete answers at the moment
Ask The Old Guy: One more to go
After skipping a week of Mailbag, this week's contained some wild swings of emotion. Plus, some real talk, as well as a lot about Bryce Young, the offensive line, and liver mush.
Ask The Old Guy: It beats the alternative
Make no mistake, all the big-picture problems remain. But winning a game, any game, felt good for a football team and the hard-cores that sat out in a monsoon to watch it.
Ask The Old Guy: Hard to see the next steps
The record's not good, and the performance on offense caused some to lose hope. But the path forward might not be as long as it seems. Plus a serious investigation, a Paul Harvey reference, and more.
Ask The Old Guy: Interim coach, interim questions
You had plenty of questions about the future this week, but a lot of them we won't be able to answer until the end of the season. But we have plenty to discuss, including my favorite Constitutional Amendment.
Ask The Old Guy: Another new start
After a midseason coaching change, the Panthers are looking at a six-week opportunity to stabilize some things until the offseason. It seems you had questions about it.
Ask The Old Guy: Be thankful for the little things
The season has not gone as planned for the Panthers, obviously. But keeping an eye toward the horizon can be helpful, or at least distracting, when things aren't going well. Also, there's pie talk.
Ask The Old Guy: You say you want a revolution
Suffice it to say, fans aren't happy. (Neither are the people they're not happy about.) But at 1-8, you have to think about the long game rather than what's happening only in this moment.
Ask The Old Guy: Celebrate responsibly
The Panthers won a game, which definitely beats the alternative. So for all the people who are merely relieved and not overjoyed, there are still plenty of questions about what comes next.
Ask The Old Guy: After a needed break
The Panthers come back from the bye week with the same 0-6 record, but with a few glimpses of potential good news if you're looking for them. And you still had plenty of questions.
Ask The Old Guy: Looking for answers at the bye
There are plenty of questions after an 0-6 start, and the Panthers have just made a change that many were wondering about. Now, they take a weekend off to get ready for the next 11 weeks.
Ask The Old Guy: Oh, and five
No one expected an 0-5 start (or the Spanish Inquisition), but here they are. With plenty of questions about the temporal and the thematic, RBs, Cam Newton, and a few dated pop culture references.
Ask The Old Guy: Moving forward after a rough start
The Panthers are 0-4, and there's no getting around that. So you had plenty of questions about what comes next, and how to make improvements with what's on hand. Plus, Fat Bear Week.
Ask The Old Guy: "A sense of urgency" after three weeks
This was not the start the Panthers expected, but this is the spot they're in. So we discuss how best to proceed, what to do and not do, David Gettis, and a classic track from Sir Purr.
Ask The Old Guy: Calm, rational reactions, or something
An 0-2 start has a number of people ready to react in a big way, rather than waiting to see how things develop.
Ask The Old Guy: Overreaction Central
Lot of questions this week based on faulty assumptions (such that things are never going to change). Plus more questions about the first game and what comes next.
Ask The Old Guy: Oh, by the way, a new guy starts this week
Bryce Young has a way of fitting into a crowd, as he heads into the beginning of his rookie season. Plus, more questions about cuts, including one guy in particular.
Ask The Old Guy: So long to the preseason
We've made it through another one, gang. That means it's time for debates about cuts, and what comes next as the Panthers transition to regular-season mode.
Ask The Old Guy: Of puppies and football teams
Last week's game was not ideal, but it was also the first step in a pretty dramatic overhaul. Plus, more offensive line talk, which players have a little 89 in them, and much more.
Ask The Old Guy: What we've learned at camp
We discuss the latest from training camp, who's standing out with pads on, relative depth of key positions, and a great camp story you should all read. And much, much more.
Ask The Old Guy: Let's go camping
The Panthers will roll into Spartanburg again next week, with a distinct throwback vibe and some renewed enthusiasm.
Ask The Old Guy: School's out
The Panthers have hit the (short) summer break between minicamp and the start of training camp, so it's a good time to assess where they are.