Really enjoy your posts Shadowlight. I, like you, root for Carolina for the first time in my life for all the reasons you mentioned....and the fact that we need CM on the national stage! By making it to the playoffs this would help to cement him as a top 4-5 RB and possibly open some eyes. I said possibly? Kuechly, btw, was mentioned in the game yesterday as having the most NFL tackles ever through season seven! McCaffrey has a shot 1,000 rushing yards and an outside shot at 2,000 all purpose yards! Concerning Jones, I've watched a lot of Panther football this year and Jones got burned ONE TIME and that was it for him. Remember, whitey most of the time only gets one shot. If he makes just one mistake, it could be over. Contrast that with black players. Funchess, the Panther WR, I know has dropped over 14 passes this year and he is still a starter, I believe. We've said it so many time here. How good do white players have to be, to be starting in the NFL. Most of them are at the top or near the top of the stat page. Look at Kuechly. He's always near the top of the tackle stats. Kuechly ran down Cleveland's WR yesterday. How many LB's run down WR's. CM is in the top 5 in rushing. Do you think that any white RB's would be starting if they were mired at the 17th position averaging 3.7 yards per carry as Chicago's Jordan Howard is right now? No. To be starting in the NFL as white player, you are quite possibly one of the best athletes in the world!