Examining Carolina Panthers’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

July 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL season never really ends, but there aren’t always a lot of huge stories to talk about, either.
Invariably, one of the biggest talking points is examining the teams that will either repeat their success from the season prior or take a step backward. Given the parity in the modern NFL, almost anything is possible.    
But there are also several teams on the rise, grouped together as “sleepers” or “possible playoff contenders.”
By this point, Carolina Panthers fans should be used to that discussion. Considering their late-season success in 2012 and the offseason general manager Dave Gettleman put together, it’s hard to not put the Panthers in that category.
Of course, it also helps to have a budding superstar under center.
Last year’s early-season failures were pinned on Cam Newton as much as any player or coach in the organization. Some called it a sophomore slump and others questioned Newton&r...

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