As much as Greg Olsen talks, he's not much of a rah-rah guy. That's part of the reason why the tight end had a captive audience in the Panthers' locker room moments after last week's embarrassing 38-point loss in San Francisco.
Running back Derrick Henry had just imposed his will on the opening drive of the third quarter, punctuating it with an 8-yard touchdown run to cut the Carolina lead to 10. Then the Carolina offense went three-and-out. The Tennessee sideline was energized, and rightfully so. The momentum of the game had shifted, and they felt the comeback was on. But Ron Rivera and the Panthers had other ideas.