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4 CAROLINA PANTHERS
Peter King
September 05, 2011
They spent heavily to re-sign veterans. But did they spend wisely?
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September 05, 2011

4 Carolina Panthers

They spent heavily to re-sign veterans. But did they spend wisely?

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Or two. The Panthers, 1--15 in 2001, went to the Super Bowl two years later; they were 7--9 in '07, 12--4 the next year. It's hard to imagine 2011 will be a quick-fix season: new coach, rookie quarterback, new offensive and defensive systems. But this is a franchise convinced it had the talent in-house to return to the playoffs. This fall we'll begin to see if that judgment was right.

PROJECTED LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATS

OFFENSE

2010 Rank: 32

QB CAM NEWTON (R)

ATT 280

COMP 185

PCT 66.1

YARDS 2,854

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