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What’s next for the Panthers and interim coach Steve Wilks?

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In this week’s Time Out for Sports segment, Charlotte Observer sportswriter Langston Wertz Jr. says that after the Carolina Panthers’ narrow win over the New Orleans Saints, he thinks interim head coach Steve Wilks has earned the right to drop the “interim” title next season.

“He took a product that was pretty bad and turned it into 6-6 and they had a chance to win a division title,” Wertz Jr. said. “I don't think anybody thought that when they traded away their best player, Christian McCaffrey, and they were 1-4 a couple of months ago. I think he's done a great job.”

You can listen to the full conversation above. Here’s a quick look at the other topic's Glenn and Wertz Jr. covered this week.

  • How the Carolina Panthers are poised for the 2023 NFL draft.
  • Former North Carolina star quarterback led the Washington Commanders to a 26-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
  • Charlotte FC team captain Christian Fuchs is retiring as a player, but staying with the team as an assistant coach.
  • Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin captured nationwide attention when he collapsed on the field last week after a routine tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bills’ training staff has been widely praised for helping save Hamlin’s life. Will the incident make the NFL take more steps to ensure player safety? And does it add to the concerns many parents have about letting their children play the sport?

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Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.