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Panthers Legendary WR turned NFL Network Analyst Steve Smith joined Kyle Bailey on Monday’s edition of The Clubhouse to react to the Matt Rhule firing and where the Panthers go from here.

Steve first weighed in on the news of the day with Matt Rhule being fired as he told Kyle that the statistic that really stood out and really is telling was how the team would lose just by allowing 17 points under Rhule. Steve also pointed to the QB position getting worse over his tenure compared to when he first got here in 2020.

The real question for Steve came with what Steve Wilks is going to do as he told Kyle that he doesn’t know what the logical expectations should be for him as interim HC because he can’t win football games with the current roster and the upcoming opponents for the Panthers.

When it comes to how the players need to handle this situation for the remainder of the season he noted that this is reminding him of the 2010 season with Jimmy Clausen, and the last 12 games are essentially a job interview both here, and elsewhere and more importantly you have to be ready for the mental challenges because it will be a roller coaster.