The Carolina Panthers are off to a bad start in the 2016 NFL regular season. If the rumors are true that Cam Newton could miss the game in their Week 5 match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina could drop to 1-4 for the season, and just months away from their Super Bowl appearance.
Newton, the star QB for the team, is being held out of practices because of concussion problems in the last game. He did not join team practices and is pegged to be out versus the Bucs.
Some Panthers are frustrated with the 1-3 start but remains positive of the season ahead.
“I know everyone is disappointed with the loss – coaches and fans. But I’ll tell you right now the players are way more disappointed than anyone else. But we can’t look in the past. We have to look to the future and continue getting better this week,” Carolina offensive tackle Mike Remmers stated in the team website.
Other Panthers said they just have to rediscover the winning football they had in their run to the Super Bowl game last year.
“We need to find our identity. I think we think our identity is what we had last year, but it’s a totally different team. We need to find our new identity and move on from there,” Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin stated.
After the match-up against the Bucks on Monday Night Football, they will face the New Orleans Saints and have a bye week next.
The Buccaneers have the same 1-3 record as the Panthers and also need to start winning if they want a chance at the making the NFL postseason. They had a surprising win in the season opener, a 31-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons but lost to the Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and Denver Broncos in their next three games.
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