I think the Panthers have talent. NFL teams tend to. But when does it manifest itself? When do the young players catch on? When does the offense begin to scare defensive coordinators instead of boring them? Winless Carolina scored seven points Sunday in a loss to Cincinnati.
I really do believe there will come a time, this season, when the Panthers figure it out. But I have no idea when.
Until then? We wait for moments such as the late 44-yard pass, a perfect pass, the rookie quarterback threw to the rookie receiver. We wait for Julius Peppers to come to town with the Chicago Bears. Some of us make the trip to New Orleans for the Saints game next week.
New Orleans is nice this time of year.
If you've been there, you know what I mean.