I wrote my column for today on the Panthers' two competing philosophies: The "win-now" approach of Coach John Fox (who certainly needs to be that way because he's in the final year of his contract) vs. the "rebuild-now" approach of the Panthers, who have been cutting players over 30 left and right.
I think those two philosophies are at cross-purposes, although certainly there's a chance the Panthers can rebuild on the fly and still win if Matt Moore has a huge 2010, the running backs go crazy, a new pass rusher emerges, etc. But it'll be tough -- some of the arrows have certainly been taken out of Fox's quiver.
One update: after the story went to press, the Panthers signed 2009 starting DE Tyler Brayton. This is a positive move and means that Carolina now at least has one starter on the defensive front four back for 2010 (it had been zero until late Wednesday).
Panthers sign RB Chris Ogbonnaya
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