Five Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Carolina Panthers. and Five Reasons to Worry | Beaufort County Now | In the midst of their 5-11 season last year, the Carolina Panthers, at times, looked better than their record showed.

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    In the midst of their 5-11 season last year, the Carolina Panthers, at times, looked better than their record showed.

    There were moments when the Panthers looked like they were a team capable of making the playoffs, and at other times they looked like they were a couple of years away from being competitive.

    But the defense was young, and the offense was missing its best player in Christian McCaffrey. Now, with some new pieces and a healthy McCaffrey, the Panthers have a chance to perhaps compete for a playoff spot.

    But the biggest question lies at quarterback, and whether Sam Darnold can rejuvenate his career after a rough three years in New York.

    Here are five reasons to be optimistic the Panthers can earn a playoff spot, and five reasons to be pessimistic that they won't.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full transcript HERE on The Charlotte Observer.

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