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The Charlotte media is not making much of John Fox's decision to play it safe in regulation. Getting the ball back with 1:30 to play is the perfect situation for Jake Delhomme, and why Fox took the ball out of his hands by calling that horrible pitch back to Nick Goings is beyond me.
Was that impressive performance all for nothing? Perhaps not, because 8-8 will still get a team into the playoffs. The Panthers showed last night they are a good football team. Unfortunately, they were handcuffed by their coach. Let's hope they still play deeper into January.