The First Pound: Opening Note and Roster Analysis

by FelaBlitz | 2 years ago | 2 Comments

The dust has finally settled; the prestigious Carolina franchise is now under a new management/ownership.  I am glad to have this opportunity, I hope to run things to the best of my ability. The current Carolina Panthers roster is filled with talents both established and budding. However, there are still some holes to fill, that is the main purpose of this article. I will address every position and write about their future with our organization. 


QB:  The first player that the new management sat with for a meeting was Heath Joyce the third year quarterback from Louisville. We really like this guy, in fact, we are keeping a positive outlook and hoping that he could be the leader of this offense for the rest of the cycle. 


HB: There is not much to say here. Christian McCaffrey is probably going to be a lifetime Carolina Panther. He was signed to a 5 year extension by the previous management and we are perfectly fine with that.


WR: This is where is gets interesting. We do believe that there is a talent jam at the wide receiver position. There are too many guys with similar attributes,thus, we are looking to ride the season out with all of them before we decide who stays and who walks at the end of the season. There is one peculiar case; Philip Dorsett is signed to a huge deal through 2022 with $24 million left in guaranteed money. Although we do not see him being a part of the organization past 2022, we do plan to keep him for the period of his contract. 


OFFENSIVE LINE: We are not pleased with the talents on the offensive line. Besides, Andrew Norwell, the rest of the big men upfront are mediocre at best, at least on paper. We will be looking to upgrade some of these spots in the offseason. 


FRONT 7: Led by 4-time pro-bowler, Luke Kuechly, this group is exactly what we look for in a formidable front 7; A combination of power and finesse. 


SECONDARY: Revamping this group will be our major priority in the offseason. To simply put it, no one in the secondary is safe.