The Panthers defeated the Giants last Saturday and most of the team looked very solid in the victory. The defense was solid, the QBs did a great job, the TEs did their job well and the special teams went above and beyond what was expected of them. The team looked like one that could drastically improve upon their two-win 2010 campaign.
Except for the wide receiving corps.
Greg Olsen led receiving on Saturday, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, you would ideally like to see more than one catch from Armanti Edwards (not to mention less drops) and more than four yards from new Panther Legedu Naanee. Naanee figures to be a big part of this season for the Panthers, but he will need to start producing quickly, as will the rest of the WRs.
You can’t build a good team off of a passing game that requires heavily on TEs and running backs. Look for the Panthers to address this issue this Friday.