Offseason Analysis: Carolina Panthers

Feb 11, 2009

The Panthers are coming off a very successful season that ended in disappointment.  The good news is they do not have a lot of key free agents.  Tops on the list is Julius Peppers.  Replacing his 14.5 Sacks is going to be very difficult so that is obviously a focal point. 

One thing that needn’t be addressed is their running game.  DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were the best 1-2 punch in the game last year.  They combined for over 2300 yards and 28 TDs.  Steve Smith is still one of the best wideouts in the game.  Jake Delhomme wasn’t particularly effective during the season, and how can you forget the five INTs he tossed against Arizona?  The window is open for Carolina to do great things.  I’m not sure Jake Delhomme has what it takes to get it done.  I’m not sure Matt Moore is the QB of the future so that could be addressed via the draft.  Muhsin Muhammad had a solid year for Carolina, but he’s no spring chicken.  D.J. Hackett didn’t live up to expectations last year.  The WR position will likely be addressed in free agency of the draft.  All in all, the Panthers are in pretty good shape.

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
QB Brett Basanez Signed Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears
WR Dominique Thompson UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
TE Jeff King RFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
PK John Kasay UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
OT Frank Omiyale UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
DL Julius Peppers UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
LB James Anderson RFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
LB Jason Kyle UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
CB Chris Gamble UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent
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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 11th, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    Peppers would look solid in Green :)

    that running game combo is sick! off season, to be an interesting one!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    I think everyone is going to be vying for Peppers’ services

  3. CK0712
    February 11th, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    HA, i know it!! pipe dream, i can dig it. good for him, he deserves it!

  4. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    the way j allen turned up the vikes D will make JP an even richer fella

  5. CK0712
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    agreed!! do you think a certain QB, from oh, i don’t know Philly…..would fit that scheme?

  6. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    He’d look good over there. Imagine him with Steve Smith?

  7. CK0712
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    given the thought of him with a steve smith caliber player……interesting thought lester’s!

  8. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    I don’t see McNabb going anywhere though.

  9. CK0712
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    last call, he doesn’t want to. however i do NOT trust the FO, my faith in them is pretty much gone.

  10. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    I don’t blame you.

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