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Looking over the past couple of season , you can see the shift in the offense and defense with a inverse effect. In the 2011 & 2012 season offense was dominating and carrying the load. The run game was on top shelf especially with Newton having a solid line from inside out, you can notice the off tackle run and scrambling to the outside edge as his passing game was developing. 2013 & 2014 season where heavily leaned on the defense as the offense investment and talent declined, but in spurts you could see evolution of the 2011 offense as Newton's passing ability grew. The offense is the key that will take the team over the hump ( NFC championship). Newton will be fully healed and investment in the OL and WR will give us the talent to compete with top notch defense.
Facts: In 2013 # 2 defense lost to 49rs 23-10 | Problems: Staled offense with lack of control at Line of Scrimmage:
In 2014 # 10 defense lost to Seahawks 31-17 | Problems: Continued staled offense with lack of separation and the OL ability to contain pass rushers.
In 2015 Panthers win Superbowl | Solution Panthers ride the defense in the playoff but the Offense takes them over the hump via investment in the Draft.
Keys: OL: OT's with the ability to sustain avg. pass protection and *seal the edges for the run game.
Pass: # 2 WR either to stretch the field or work in the slot
Special Teams: Avg + field position