Transcript: Panthers Head Coach Press Conference

What were the keys to the team’s victory this week?

Well, first off, I'd say the key to our victory was not playing like the Ravens. Jokes aside, our team showed incredible resilience and adaptability. We knew going into the game that we had to control the ball and keep Lamar Jackson off the field as much as possible. Our offense did a fantastic job at that, especially with our young guns stepping up big time. Bru McCoy and Braelon Allen? Those guys played like they've been in the league for years, not like they're just getting their feet wet.

Defensively, we had to be creative. Facing a team that suddenly decides to go five-wide and then puts four receivers on one side? That's like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube in the dark. But our defense, they took it as a challenge. They kept the plays in front of them, and even when the Ravens tried to get tricky, we responded with pressure. It's like playing chess with someone who only knows how to play checkers.

Can you speak to the overall team health?

In terms of team health, I'd say we're looking pretty good. It's like we've been eating our vegetables and taking our vitamins. We've got a strong, healthy roster, ready to take on whatever comes our way. The only blip on our radar is one of our rookie lineman, Blake Zubovic. He's dealing with an injury, but let's be honest, he's a tough kid. I'm pretty sure if it were legal to play in a full-body cast, he'd be out there.

We're keeping an eye on him, making sure he gets the best care. It's important to us that our players are healthy and ready to go. But overall, I'm pleased with where we are health-wise. It's like having a car that's just come out of a full service – everything's running smoothly, and we're ready to hit the road.

What are your thoughts about the Ravens just in general as a team?

Well, they're an interesting bunch. It's like watching a high-budget movie with a plot that doesn't quite make sense. You've got Lamar Jackson, who's a phenomenal athlete, no doubt about it. But sometimes it feels like they're trying to fit a square peg in a round hole with their strategies. Their approach in our game was, let's say, unique. Going five-wide and then stacking one side? It's like they're trying to reinvent the wheel, but the wheel is already pretty good as it is.

But hey, I give them credit for trying something different. It's like watching a chef trying to make a gourmet meal out of just ketchup and rice. You're not sure what's going to come out of it, but it's interesting to watch. They've got potential, but it's like they're still figuring out the recipe. And while they're doing that, we'll just keep focusing on our own game plan.