As bad as we were at times last year, it didn't feel nearly as empty as 2016 did. After appearing in the Super Bowl, and nearly going undefeated in the regular season? Absolutely embarrassing. 2017 wasn't much better considering we finally got back in the playoffs and had no WR's.
The issues that have ailed the Panthers are interchangeable between different GM's. Before DJ Moore we reached for need twice at WR and got burned both times. We had to do it considering our depth, but it still stings your future when neither of those guys can even sniff a second contract. Offseason blunders of the Panthers are well known. Whether it's signing Matt Kalil to a 50 million dollar contract, or signing Short to a massive deal only to watch him fall right off a cliff statistically. Yet even with these past issues I feel cautiously optimistic about our offseason this year.
There's plenty to be upbeat about. Besides, it's still July, it's hot as fug out, the last thing I'm gonna do is mope around about the Panthers when they haven't even played a down of football yet.