Transcript: Panthers Head Coach Press Conference

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

Well, let's be real here, the keys to our victory were simple: we made bigger plays and had the Steelers running around like headless chickens. Our offense was a well-oiled machine, and their defense was more like a rusty tricycle. We hit them with everything we had, and they just couldn't keep up. Bryce Young was out there playing chess while their defense was still trying to figure out checkers.

When it came down to crunch time, our run game sealed the deal. Watching B. Allen slice through their defense was like watching a hot knife go through butter. It's not every day you see a running back make a defense look that helpless. We knew their defense would fold like a cheap suit under pressure, and that's exactly what happened.

In the end, our ability to make those big plays and control the clock with the run game was the dagger. They thought they could hang with us, but they were sorely mistaken. We played smart, tough football, and they simply couldn't handle it. Another day, another win for the Panthers. Let's keep this train rolling.

Many rank your offensive line as one of the best in the league. How important is having a great offensive line?

Oh, having a great offensive line is absolutely crucial. It's like having a group of bodyguards who not only protect but also pave the way for our playmakers. Our O-line is the unsung hero of our offense, and they deserve every bit of praise they get. Those guys in the trenches do the dirty work that allows our flashy plays to happen.

We're proud of how our offensive line has developed over the years. These guys are tough, smart, and relentless. They give Bryce Young the time he needs to pick apart defenses and open up lanes for our running backs. It's not glamorous work, but it's the foundation of everything we do on offense. When our line is firing on all cylinders, it makes everything else so much easier.

And let's not forget the added bonus: watching our offensive line manhandle the Steelers' front seven was a thing of beauty. They tried to bring pressure, but our guys stood tall and sent them packing. It's a joy to watch, and it's a huge reason why we're able to dominate games like we did this week. Keep underestimating our line, and they'll keep proving everyone wrong.

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

Bless their hearts, they really tried. They came out swinging, but let's be honest—they're a team that still has a lot of growing up to do. Watching them was like watching a group of kids trying to play in a grown man's game. They have potential, but right now, they're more bark than bite.

They did manage to put up a good fight, I'll give them that. But it was kind of like watching a junior varsity team try to take on the varsity squad. They're raw, unpolished, and need a lot of development. Maybe in a few years, they'll be ready to play with the big boys, but right now, they're just not there.

As for their performance this week, they were just outclassed in every facet of the game. We exposed their weaknesses and showed them what a top-tier PML team looks like. It was a good learning experience for them, I'm sure. They have a long way to go, but hey, everyone has to start somewhere. Good luck to them—because they're going to need it.