Here's a little food for thought.
Since they started, the Panthers have never been known for developing great wide receiver talent. We got some decent ones early, but aside from Smitty and Moose, as a franchise no one every really improved a ton as a receiver while they were here.
In 1995, Richard Williamson was hired as Dom Capers' WR coach. He was retained by Seiffert, and then Fox. He retired in 2010, and Tyke Tolbert filled in during Fox's last year--one in which no player was really developed.
In 2011-2012 our WR coach was Fred Graves, another coach who's never been known to develop a lot of wide receiver talent.
Now we have Ricky Proehl, who just finished his first season. Did he show you anything that suggests he could be a guy that coaches up late rounders into stars? Not a lot has been written about him this year, aside from this article at ESPN.
So what do you think? Did he do a good job? Did he fail? Is it all about the QB, which is why Brady always has good WRs? Or is it all about talent on the roster, and we just haven't found any there?