Despite losing eight of 10 games, I hadn't seen panic from the Panthers this season -- until Tuesday, when they cut kicker Justin Medlock. Yes, Medlock had missed his last three field goals, one of which was blocked.
But good kickers go through slumps, if two misses and a block constitute a slump. The good ones come back. And Medlock, I believe, will be a good one.
Firing coaches and cutting players won't save the season. The season can't be saved.
Remember, Medlock converted five of five field goals against Chicago, where the wind comes whipping at unpredictable angles off the lake.
Had Medlock converted a 40-yard second-quarter field goal against Tampa Bay, would three points have been enough to avoid overtime,and thus preserve a Carolina victory?
If you believe that, you haven't watched the 2012 Panthers.