One thing not being discussed is the fact that first year Panthers Offensive Coordinator Mike Shula will be going up against first year Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn.
The Seahawks had much defensive success last season under Gus Bradley, now head coach of the Jaguars.
Seahawk fans seem to think it is a forgone conclusion that no drop in play will be experienced on defense. However, it is highly probable that losing a top tier defensive coordinator will indeed have an effect.
This coaching matchup is a huge question mark. No one really knows how effective either will be in their new role.