Feb 2, 2024 - News

šŸˆ Quote of the day: Fear that logo

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Dan Morgan (left) and Dave Canales. Photo: Courtesy of WBTV

"When teams drive up to this stadium, we want them to fear that logo. It has to be feared again. Right now, it's not feared. We gotta get that back."
ā€” Panthers GM Dan Morgan

What's happening: One of the more memorable quotes from the Panthers' introductory presser of its new leadership yesterday came from new general manager Dan Morgan, a longtime colleague of new head coach Dave Canales, Axios' Katie Peralta Soloff writes.

  • Morgan said the team needs to bring in "players with grit" ā€” think Thomas Davis, Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart.

Why it matters: Canales and Morgan are tasked with returning the Panthers, who went 2-15 last season, to relevance.

  • Morgan's message about fear was a not-so-subtle nod to the fact that the Panthers are a very different team than the one that went to the Super Bowl eight years ago with players like Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly.

The intrigue: When asked if he would address the media, team owner David Tepper declined, saying he's "in the background now," The Athletic's Joe Person reported.

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