The Carolina Panthers have to better protect quarterback Cam Newton (1) if they intend to approach their success of a season ago.
The Carolina Panthers have to better protect quarterback Cam Newton (1) if they intend to approach their success of a season ago. Carlos Gonzalez AP
The Carolina Panthers have to better protect quarterback Cam Newton (1) if they intend to approach their success of a season ago. Carlos Gonzalez AP
Tom Talks

Tom Talks

Tom Sorensen's off-beat and often biting take on the world of sports

Were Carolina Panthers a one-hit wonder? It’s too early to say, or to panic

September 28, 2016 11:25 AM

UPDATED September 29, 2016 12:49 AM

More Videos

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on team owner Jerry Richardson 0:47

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on team owner Jerry Richardson

What Panthers Ron Rivera told team about allegations against Jerry Richardson 0:31

What Panthers Ron Rivera told team about allegations against Jerry Richardson

Panthers Cam Newton has found refuge in Jerry Richardson 1:28

Panthers Cam Newton has found refuge in Jerry Richardson

Panthers launch investigation into owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct 0:55

Panthers launch investigation into owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct

Panthers Cam Newton: It's too early to provide answers about Jerry Richardson allegations 0:54

Panthers Cam Newton: It's too early to provide answers about Jerry Richardson allegations

Panthers Cam Newton on the team's success against the Packers 1:08

Panthers Cam Newton on the team's success against the Packers

Blue Line extension spurs development but is it walkable? 0:48

Blue Line extension spurs development but is it walkable?

Scott Fowler's fantasy football picks for the playoffs 1:00

Scott Fowler's fantasy football picks for the playoffs

Carolina Panthers Captain Munnerlyn talks about Richardson allegations 1:16

Carolina Panthers Captain Munnerlyn talks about Richardson allegations

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson at Bank of America on Sunday 0:31

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson at Bank of America on Sunday

  • Panthers coach Ron Rivera on team owner Jerry Richardson

    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera addresses his relationship and the allegations against team owner Jerry Richardson on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 following the team’s 31-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers.