The offseason has come and gone; now teams are beginning to settle down and understand the identity of their teams for the cycle season finale.
Over here in Carolina, we have identified our areas of progress from last season but we are abit worried about the glaring holes that we were unable to fill in the offseason due to financial constraints.
Defensive Backs: In a move to create some cap space, we decided to part ways with longtime starting cornerback, Daryl Worley to create a $6M cap space. This move although financially necessary has proven to be a bad move because we were unable to replace the 7 year veteran.
We now look to Jarius Gilmore, Jarvis Berry and Jimmy Giles (The J Team) to step up and develop as quickly as possible in order for us to stand a chance against teams in the passing game.
Wide Receivers: As many already know, speedster Philip Dorsett is no longer a member of the Carolina Panthers. We decided we wouldn't resign him after a lucrative stint that did not yield much for us. This move created a hole in our WR Corp but luckily, we were able to land Scottie Levitre the speedster from Mt. Valley State University. A player we believe would be a solid replacement. However, he suffered a shoulder tear in our second preseason game sidelining him for 4 weeks. We expect him to be back in week 2 of the regular season but his health has become a concern for us.
These two are our main weaknesses going into the new season but we hope to outlive these shortcomings against all odds.