Panthers mailbag: Was passing on Rams’ blockbuster trade offer for Brian Burns a mistake


The Carolina Panthers are searching for answers following their embarrassing 42-21 blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. And they’re not alone. Panthers fans are frustrated with the team’s two-game losing streak. The defense has given up 79 points during that stretch, and a pair of defensive assistant coaches lost their jobs on Monday, partly because of the ineptitude of the supposed strength of the team. Naturally, fans want to know what’s up with the Panthers’ recent woes and their future. That’s why The Charlotte Observer opens up its weekly mailbag to answer their questions.