What’s the Personality of this Year’s Carolina Panthers with Sharon Thorsland

Carolina Outdoors Podcast: Sharon Thorsland, Carolina Panthers

Segment 3, September 30th, 2023

Sharon Thorsland has been a part of the Carolina Panthers broadcast team for the past 24 years.  This has given her a view of the Panthers in several iterations.  From coaches, to players, to ownership the personalities have changed.

Bill Bartee, host of the Carolina Outdoors, speaks to her about the personality of the team this season.

She’s seen Coach George Seifert & owner Jerry Richardson’s 1-15 team that added players like Steve Smith, Dan Morgan, & Chris Weinke to the NFL. From there to Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Cam Newton & Greg Olsen who with Ron Rivera went to a Super Bowl.  Throw in John Fox & his Super Bowl team with Muhsin Muhammed, Steve Smith, & Jake Delhomme & there’s been a wide swath of personalities & success with the Panthers.

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Show Highlights:

  • Type of individual personalities on the team
  • Similarities of team now with Bryce Young & Frank Reich to Cam Newton & Ron Rivera of past
  • Success of offense versus defense
  • Prognosis of this season
  • Injuries
  • The outdoor lovers on the teams of the past & current outdoor oriented players


George Seifert was an avid fly fisherman
Luke Kuechly loves elk & deer hunting as well as fly fishing
Josh Norman & Jake Delhomme loved horses

How do this years players compare in their pursuit of hiking, biking, swimming, fly fishing?