The Carolina Panthers must win four of their final six games to equal a 6-10 mark last season that generated some excitement in the Queen City.
But repeating last years record isnt on anyones mind around the franchise.
Rumors swirling on radio shows and elsewhere suggest many of the Panthers are playing for their jobs because the team will be blown up after the season and Carolina will start from scratch, again.
That, of course would mean a regime change. With former general manager of 11 years Marty Hurney canned last month, that may not bode well for second-year head coach Ron Rivera.
Im not concerned about me, Im really not, Rivera said following Sundays home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No matter what happens, Ill be OK. Whether Im here next year or not, I will be A-OK.
But Riveras face has increasingly told a different tale. You can see the stress, and he doesnt wear it well. Hes not a rah-rah coach, so theres no camouflaging it there. He isnt a demonstratively dic...